Buyer Beware: “Miracle” Weight Loss Pills Can Be Dangerous

Most people count "losing a few pounds" among their New Year's resolutions. According to U.S. News & World Report, the weight loss industry generates $20 billion each year. With so much money to be made, there are thousands of companies producing everything from exercise equipment and clothing to dietary supplements and weight loss pills. Unfortunately, not all of these products are safe. Because dietary supplements aren't required to obtain FDA approval before hitting the marketplace, consumers can purchase potentially harmful products without even realizing the

What Is a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

If you have been injured by a medical device, prescription drug, or consumer product, you may have heard the term "mass tort." You may also be wondering what exactly a mass tort is and how these types of lawsuits differ from "class actions" – another common term in consumer products cases. (more…)