Many women across Kentucky and the United States have used baby powder in their personal hygiene routines for years, but a recent investigation into the product long rumored to cause cancer has revealed some new and troubling information. The investigation revealed that, not only does baby powder contain trace amounts of asbestos, which is a known carcinogen, but that the baby powder manufacturer knew this, but neglected to inform the public. At the Law Office of Richard Hay, we recognize that the manufacturer’s failure to inform the public of product risks placed thousands of Americans at risk, and we have helped many people who suffered hardship because of defective or dangerous products seek recourse.
As you know, utility bills are expensive, especially in the wintertime. To save on heating costs, you might turn your thermostat down and run a space heater. These little appliances are useful for heating small areas and keeping utility costs down for Kentucky residents, but they can also be dangerous. In fact, space heaters are considered one of the top causes of home fires and burn injuries in the country.
At the Law Office of Richard Hay, we realize that many Kentuckians have undergone surgery to have a medical device implanted in their bodies, such as a pacemaker, stent, artificial hip, etc. Often these devices malfunction or fail, and when they do, their manufacturers or the Food and Drug Administration recall them. As the FDA points out, however, a recall may not necessarily mean that you must immediately rush to your doctor’s office demanding a new surgery to replace the recalled device.
Patients in Kentucky who have undergone a surgical procedure to implant a pacemaker should be aware that these medical devices tend do malfunction far more often than their manufacturers acknowledge. Such was the finding of a recent study reported by Nova, the popular PBS series.
If you are one of the many Kentuckians who received a metal-on-metal hip replacement prior to 2014, you should be aware that this medical device could be damaging your body without your realizing it. As reported in The New York Times, if you still suffer pain in that hip today, it may be due to the fact that your hip replacement is destroying your tissues around it.
At the Law Office of Richard Hay in Kentucky, we know how devastating a medical error can be. We also know that while surgeons sometimes cannot foresee and warn you against every possible danger of a particular surgical procedure, nevertheless you have the right to sue them should you suffer further pain and injury as the result of the procedure.
If you are a Kentucky consumer injured by a defective product, you may not realize that you have the right to file a lawsuit against the product’s manufacturer, assembler, wholesaler and retailer to recover the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. As FindLaw explains, a defective product is one that does not meet the ordinary expectations of the consumers who buy and/or use it.
Spring in Kentucky means that the beautiful bluegrass once again comes to life. It also means that weeds try to choke it. If you are like many Kentucky residents, you likely use Roundup to kill those pesky weeds. But is Roundup use hazardous to your health?
If you are a typical Kentucky resident, you probably grew up with baby powder; specifically, Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder. Your mom undoubtedly shook it all over you when you were a baby because that is what her mother had taught her to do. You likely continued the family tradition and slathered your own children in baby powder when they were little. All of you may have continued to use it on a regular basis long after you grew out of babyhood. After all, baby powder and the talc that is its main ingredient are excellent moisture absorbers and also make your skin feel soft and smooth.
If you are like many Kentucky residents, you may own a car, a truck and maybe a recreational vehicle. Naturally you expect them to be safe for you and your family to ride in and camp in.