Jay W. Belle Isle

Before becoming LegalReader's Editor-in-Chief, Jay W. Belle Isle worked as a freelance copywriter with clients on four continents. Jay has a degree in Business Administration from Cleary University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Jay has also worked as a contracts administrator for a DOD contractor specializing in vehicle armor.





Hepatitis C Drugs Combined with Antiarrhythmic Drug can Cause Serious Slowing of Heart Rate

Patients treating hepatitis C with Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) or Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) in conjunction with another direct acting antiviral such as the investigational drug daclatasvir or Olysio (simeprevir) and also treating arrhythmia with amiodarone are at serious risk of developing symptomatic bradycardia. This dangerous combination has already resulted in one patient death due to cardiac arrest and


Notice Could Have Saved Graco Children’s Products $10M

Due to a failure to provide timely notice of defects in over 4 million car seats, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx levied a $10M fine against the company. This action closed out a NHTSA investigation that was launched in 2014. Graco was found to be in violation of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety


Hot Cells – A 2015 Version of Hot Coffee?

It sounds familiar. A product one wouldn’t think of as a hazard suddenly becomes one. In 1992, it was Stella Liebeck and a scalding cup of McDonald’s coffee, a case that still gets tempers boiling, regardless of the fact that the original jury award was reduced. This year, we have Erik Johnson, whose iPhone exploded