As consumers, we put the health and safety of ourselves and our loved ones in the hands of companies every day. From the cars we drive to the foods we eat to the medications we take, we rely on trusted brands to improve our lives in many different ways.
Unfortunately, product recalls and class action lawsuits have shown us time and again how many businesses prioritize financial success over the safety of the products they manufacture or endorse. There are countless examples of well-known companies using shady marketing tactics or ignoring the potentially harmful repercussions of their production practices, thereby putting consumers at risk.
Ensuring the health and safety of you and your loved ones requires you to be a smart consumer—and that means staying informed and aware. We know that keeping on top of newsworthy lawsuits might feel overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to empower you with the resources you need to make educated decisions. Our consumer alerts blog makes it easy for you to stay safe and prepared. You’ll find up-to-date content on the most pressing lawsuits, recalls and business insights, including the following results:
- Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder was found to have caused ovarian cancer in a 63-year-old woman, leading to a $417 million verdict.
- Volkswagen covered up its knowledge of dangerous nitric oxide emissions, resulting in the biggest class action settlement in history.
- Sherwin-Williams, ConAgra and NL Industries were forced to remove lead-based paint—long known as a toxin affecting brain development and causing lifelong learning and behavior problems—from inside thousands of California homes, as well as contribute to a $1.1 billion fund to pay for inspections and lead abatement.