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Recall Issued for Infant Ibuprofen

A recall has been issued for liquid infant ibuprofen sold as major retailers including Walmart, CVS, and Family Dollar because the drug may contain a higher concentrations of ibuprofen than indicated on product labels.

Recalled Ibuprofen Could Cause Permanent Kidney Damage to Children

WANE reports that the recall affects three lots of product from New Jersey-based Tris Pharma.

The high concentration of ibuprofen contained in the medications could result in children suffering serious adverse reactions including permanent kidney injuries, stomach ulcers, and even elevated blood pressure.

Other adverse effects may include nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, and diarrhea. Tinnitus, headache, and gastrointestinal bleeding may also occur.

Recalled products are labeled “Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL.

Lots Covered by the Infant Ibuprofen Recall

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49035-125-2300717009A

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Ibuprofen

Concentrated Oral

Suspension,

USP (NSAID), 50

mg per 1.25 mL,

0.5 oz. bottle

Wal-Mart

Stores Inc

59779-925-2300717024A08/19CVS Health:

Infants’ Ibuprofen

Concentrated Oral

Suspension,

USP (NSAID), 50

mg per 1.25 mL,

0.5 oz. bottle

CVS

Pharmacy

55319-250-2300717024A08/19Family Wellness:

Infants’ Ibuprofen

Concentrated Oral

Suspension,

USP (NSAID), 50

mg per 1.25 mL,

0.5 oz. bottle

Family Dollar

Services Inc.

 

Has Your Child Suffered Injury from Recalled Ibuprofen?

If your child suffered a severe injury or illness due to a recalled batch of ibuprofen, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. Our experienced defective medical product attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends to hear your case, answer your questions, and evaluate your claim. Time is of the essence when it comes to cases involving defective products. Our team of legal professionals will take immediate action on your case.

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Recall Issued for Nearly 100,000 Pounds of Ground Beef, E. Coli Concerns

JBS USA has issued a recall for nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef due to concerns that it may be contaminated with E. coli.

Details of the Ground Beef Recall

According to WTKR, a JBS USA subsidiary, Swift Beef, previously recalled 6.9 million pounds of beef in October. The recall was issued after the beef was linked to a 25-state salmonella outbreak that affected more than 200 people.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says contaminated beef from the latest recall was distributed to California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington for further processing.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 2,000 lb. – bulk pallets of Swift Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Fine Grind Combo bearing product code 42982.
  • 8-10 lb. – plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42410.
  • 8-10 lb. – plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 93/07 (93% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42413.
  • 8-10 lb. – plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 85/15 (85% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42415.
  • 8-10 lb. – plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 73/27 (73% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42510.

Tips to Avoid E-Coli

Here are a few helpful tips to avoid E-coli infections.

  1. Thoroughly cook all of your food especially meat
  2. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and juices
  3. Do not swallow the water when swimming
  4. Wash your hands regularly

Statistics on E-coli E-Coli Infections

According to Food Safety News:

  1. Anywhere from 11 to 28 percent of the U.S. population is estimated to consume ground beef raw or uncooked.
  2. CDC counted at least 75 outbreaks associated with beef over the five-year period between 2009 and 2013. Of those, 35 percent were caused by E. coli.
  3. E. coli O157:H7, the pathogen most commonly associated with ground beef, causes an estimated 96,000 illnesses, 3,200 hospitalizations and 31 deaths in the U.S. each year.
  4. CDC tracked 391 E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks in the 10 years between 2003 and 2012. Between those outbreaks, the agency confirmed 4,930 cases of illness, with 1,274 (26 percent) hospitalizations, 300 (6 percent) cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), and 34 deaths.
  5. Food is by far the most common source of E. coli O157:H7, accounting for 65 percent of cases. The other major sources of E. coli are animal contact (10 percent) and person-to-person transmission (10 percent).
  6. The most common food source for E. coli turns out to be beef, which has been implicated in 55 percent of E. coli outbreaks.
  7. CDC also tracked more E. coli outbreaks from 2003-2012 than in the previous 20 years.

Contact an Experienced Product Recall Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness due to a defective or dangerous product, contact Thomas J. Henry. Over two decades of experience handling a multitude of defective product cases and extensive legal and financial resources allow us to provide our clients with truly dynamic legal representation. Thomas J. Henry has a proven track record of achieving real results for clients devastated by recalled products.

Let us help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Contact us today for a free case review.

Honda Odyssey Minivans Recalled: Sliding Doors May Open While Driving

Honda has issued a recall for 107,000 Odyssey minivans due to concerns that the vehicles’ sliding doors may open while the vehicle is being driven.

About the Honda Odyssey Minivan Recall

FOX 8 News reports that sliding doors on 2018 and 2019 model year Odyssey minivans may not properly latch, meaning they can open while the vehicle is in motion.

Honda says they have not received any reports of injuries in connection with the defect. The company will replace the left and right power sliding door rear latches at no costs to consumers.

Currently, there are only a limited supply of latch repair kits, but the company expects more to be shipped in December.

Previous Odyssey Minivan Recall Linked to 46 Injuries

Honda issued a previous recall for more than 900,000 Odyssey minivans due to a defect that could result in second-row seats tipping forward.

According to the automaker, if a second-row seat is not properly latched after adjusting it side-to-side or reinstalling a removed seat, the seat can tip forward during moderate to heavy braking, resulting in an increased risk of injury to the occupant.

That recall affected 2011-2017 model year Honda Odysseys.

Contact an Experienced Auto Recall Attorney

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys are leaders in the area of product liability litigation. Our Defective Drug and Products Division has extensive knowledge and resources in order to represent our clients efficiently and aggressively. We represent a multitude of people who are battling against manufacturers of defective vehicles and auto parts.

Your choice does matter. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries because of a recalled vehicle or defective auto part, call Thomas J. Henry immediately. We represent clients/victims all over the country. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

NHTSA Updates Car Seat and Booster Seat Recalls

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has updated information on several existing recalls of booster and child car seats impacting thousands of products from several manufacturers.

Diono Car Seat Recall

Diono, formerly known as SUNSHINE KIDS JUVENILE, has issued a recall for 519,052 convertible and booster car seats due to an increased risk of chest injuries in the event of a collision when the seat is used with a lap belt.

The recall covers the following convertible and booster car seats:

  • Radian R100
  • Radian R120
  • Radian RXT
  • Olympia
  • Pacifica
  • Rainier

All the recalled car seats were manufactured between November 25, 2013 and September 5, 2017.

Britax Car Seat Recall

Britax Child Safety, Inc. has recalled 207,037 child seats because defective chest clips may break, posing a choking hazard to the child occupant. NHTSA says affected units have a center tab on the chest clip labeled “ABS” that may break.

Among the car seats included in the Britax car seat recall are:

  • B-Safe 35
  • B-Safe 35 Travel Systems
  • B-Safe 35 Elite
  • B-Safe 35 Elite Travel Systems
  • BOB B-Safe

Britax will notify owners and provide a replace clip free of charge.

Harmony Juvenile Products Car Seat Recall

Harmony Juvenile Products has issued a recall for 148,165 Big Boost Deluxe booster seats because the seat belt “may cause excessive force to be applied to the restrained child’s chest” in the event of a collision.

A remedy for the recall is still under development.

Graco Car Seat Recall

Graco is recalling certain My Ride 65 convertible child restraints because the seats may not adequately restrain the child in the event of a crash. The recall affects 25,494 seats with the following model numbers:

  • 1871689
  • 1908152
  • 1813074
  • 1872691
  • 1853478
  • 1877535
  • 1813015
  • 1794334

Contact an Experienced Car Seat Failure Attorney

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys are experienced in defective child car seats and recalls. Your choice does matter. If your child has suffered because of a defective car seat, contact Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys immediately. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

Ford Recalls Nearly 2 Million F-150 Pickups for Seat Belt Defect Causing Fires

Ford Motor Company has announced a recall for nearly 2 million pickups to fix a seat belt defect that could cause vehicle fires.

Details of the Ford F-150 Seat Belt Defect and Fires

According to USA Today, seat belt pretensioners equipped in F-150 pickups  can generate excessive sparks when they deploy. When sufficient, these sparks can ignite gases exhausted inside the lower portion of the B-pillar causing components, insulation, and carpet inside the vehicle cabin to catch fire.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the defect in August, after receiving five reports of vehicle fires. This included three instances in which vehicles were completely engulfed in flames and destroyed.

The seat belt pretensioners in the trucks were manufactured by either ZF TRW or Takata. Takata is the same parts manufacturer behind a massive recall of airbags that can explode upon deployment. Both airbags and seat belt pretensions rely on volatile, combustible materials to deploy.

Vehicles Included in the Ford Seat Belt Fire Recall

According to NPR, The recall affects certain Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab pickups from the 2015 through 2018 model years:

  • 2015-18 Ford F-150 pickup trucks built at the Dearborn, Mich., Assembly Plant from March 12, 2014 through Aug. 23, 2018
  • 2015-18 Ford F-150 pickup trucks built at the Kansas City, Mo., Assembly Plant from Aug. 20, 2014 through Aug. 23, 2018

Ford’s F-series trucks serve as the automakers flagship product and have been the best-selling trucks in America for more than 40 years and the best-selling vehicle of any type for more than 30 years.

Ford sold almost 2.5 million F-series trucks from 2015 through 2017 and more than 500,000 trucks through July 2018, with five months to go. If all F-series trucks in the four years were to be recalled, the total number of vehicles involved would be close to 3.5 million.

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Recall Attorney

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

 

Subaru Recalls 400,000 Vehicles for Stalling Issue

Subaru has issued a recalls for nearly 400,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix two issues that can cause vehicles to stall.

Details of the Subaru Engine Stall Recalls

According to the Star Tribune, the automaker has issued two recalls covering vehicles that can stall while being operated.

The first recall covers 229,000 Outback and Legacy vehicles from the 2018 model year. Recall documents say a software glitch can stop the low-fuel warning light from illuminating and cause the miles-to-empty display inaccurate. This can cause drivers to run out of fuel and stall, possibly resulting in crash.

The second covers 166,000 2012 to 2014 model year Impreza, and BRZ, XV Crosstrek, and Toyota Scion FR-S from the 2013 model years. Reports say engine valve springs can fracture, causing the engines to malfunction or stall.

For both recall, owners can expect to be notified starting this month.

Millions of Vehicles Recalled Every Year?

In 2016, a record high 53.2 million vehicles were recalled in the United States. More than 50 million cars have been recalled in each of the past three years, a stunning fact considering auto recalls over the previous two decades have ranged between 10.2 million and 30.8 million. Many of these recalls were associated with two prominent defects:

  1. Faulty ignition switches equipped in General Motors vehicles (linked to approximately 124 deaths)
  2. Faulty airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation (linked to approximately 16 deaths)

These two recalls have been linked to hundreds of injuries and dozens of deaths, and both have been the subject of congressional hearings and federal investigations. The number of total recall campaigns (927) was also record-breaking in 2016. Sadly, government action came too late for those adversely affected by these defective products.

What Are the Most Common Vehicle Defects?

While the General Motors and Takata recalls have garnished the most attention, it is important to remember that safety defects can occur in any vehicle. Among those most commonly cited by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and automakers are:

  • Defective steering components
  • Door latch failures
  • Defective gas tanks and fuel lines
  • Seat belt failures
  • Defective child seat anchors (LATCH System anchors)
  • Defective airbags
  • Tire defects
  • Weak vehicle structure

Cars, trucks, and SUVs are not the only vehicles that experience recalls. Recalled motorcycles and ATVs have caused many severe injuries and deaths due to manufacturer defects as well.

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Attorney

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

5 Biggest Car Recall of October

October was a busy month for auto recalls. While some recalls involve relatively minor defects, others, like those involving defective Takata airbag inflators, deal with potentially life-threatening consequences. It can be difficult to keep up to speed on all the latest car defects, so here are a list of the most significant recalls issued last month.

2012-2018 Ford Focus Recall

  • # of Vehicle Recalled:3 million
  • Problem: Defective canister purge valves may become stuck in the open position, causing an excessive vacuum in the fuel vapor management system. This can cause engines to stall while being driven, without warning or an ability to restart the vehicle, resulting in an increased risk of crash.
  • Fix: Ford advises owners to keep the fuel tank at least halfway full until the vehicle’s powertrain modules can be reprogrammed.

2010-2014 Toyota Prius, Prius V

  • # of Vehicle Recalled: 807,000
  • Problem: Vehicles may not enter a fail-safe mode as intended, resulting in loss of power and stalls even when the vehicle is in motion.
  • Fix: Dealers will update the software for all affected vehicles.

2018-2019 Toyota Avalon, Sequoia, Tundra

  • # of Vehicle Recalled: 168,000
  • Problem: A fault with airbag electronic control units may result in side and curtain shield airbags and/or front and knee airbags not deploying in the event of a collision.
  • Fix: Dealers will update the airbag ECU programming for free.

2009-2010 Mazda6

  • # of Vehicle Recalled: 49,000
  • Problem: Malfunctioning powertrain controllers may calls vehicles to stall during deceleration, most often while slowing to a stop, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Fix: Dealers will inspect the cross-member and either install a side member and drain hose and apply wax to protect from rust, or install a drain hose and an improved front cross-member.

2019 Jeep Cherokee

  • # of Vehicle Recalled: 86,000
  • Problem: The front cross-member may corrode after exposure to road salt, weakening the mounting point for the passenger-side lower control arm, unexpectedly changing the steering alignment and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Fix: Dealers will reflash the powertrain controller for free.

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Recall Attorney

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

120 Sick in in National Ground Beef Recall

120 people have fallen ill across 22 states in connection with an ongoing recall of salmonella-contaminated ground beef.

Details of the Ground Beef Recall

NBC News reports that beef distributed by JBS Tolleson, Inc. of Tolleson, Arizona was sold by several large retailers including Walmart and Sam’s Club. The company recalled 6.5 million pounds of beef products earlier this month when the contamination was discovered.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 33 of the 120 people who have fallen ill were hospitalized with severe infections. Fortunately, no deaths have been reported.

The products were sold under several labels, including Cedar River Farms, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural Beef, JBS Generic, Showcase and Showcase/Walmart. Affected products were sold at retailers including Walmart Stores in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Texas.

Other affected Texas retailers, include:

  • Acacia Food Mart of Houston, Texas
  • Ali Baba International Food Market, Inc. of San Antonio, Texas
  • Bakkal Mart of Richardson, Texas
  • Giza Specialty Foods of Bedford, Texas
  • International Food Market of Austin, Texas
  • Mark Specialty Food LLC of Euless, Texas

Salmonella Symptoms and Statistics

  • According to the CDC, Salmonella causes in one million food borne illnesses every year, resulting in 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths.
  • Common symptoms include:
    • Diarrhea
    • Fever
    • Abdominal cramps
  • Symptoms appear 12 to 72 hours after infection and usually persist for four to seven days.
  • Infections and illness tend to be more serious in young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.

Contact an Experienced Product Liability Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness due to a defective or dangerous product, contact Thomas J. Henry. Over two decades of experience handling a multitude of defective product cases and extensive legal and financial resources allow us to provide our clients with truly dynamic legal representation. Thomas J. Henry has a proven track record of achieving real results for clients devastated by recalled products.

Let us help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Contact us today for a free case review.

Volkswagen Atlas Recalled For Airbag Malfunction

Volkswagen has announced a recall for 9,685 of its 2018 Atlas SUVs over a potential airbag issue.

Details of the Volkswagen Airbag Recall

According to the automaker, a leak from an air conditioning tube may trigger airbags to deploy unintentionally. The issue is caused by an improperly installed air-conditioning drain tube that can leak excess condensation from the air conditioning system onto an airbag control module, which is the computer chip that determines when airbags should be deployed, instead of draining outside the vehicle. Volkswagen says that if the airbag control module gets wet, the vehicle’s airbags could deploy unintentionally.

According to Volkswagen, it has received one report of curtain airbags deploying “without cause” on June 14, 2018.

The twisted tube may also leak water into the passenger compartment, and drivers of affected vehicles may notice warning signs such as a foul odor or a wet carpet inside the vehicle. Warning lights, including those for the airbags, may be illuminated on the dashboard, Volkswagen said.

The Atlas has had seven other recalls, and it is in its first model year. Other recalls address concerns with the airbags, brakes, car seat anchors, and fuel tank.

Volkswagen chose not to respond to a request for comments.

VW dealers will inspect the drain tube. If it is twisted, dealers will replace both the hose and the airbag control module at no charge to owners. Owners affected by the recall can contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 87F9.

Vehicles Included in the Volkswagen Airbag Recall

Make:Model:Year:
VolkswagenAtlas2018

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Attorney

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

Kratom Tea Caused Teen’s Brain Damage, Lawsuit Alleges

A mother has filed a lawsuit against Mad Hatter’s Ethnobotanical Tea Bar, along with two other Pinellas County businesses, claiming that her 19-year-old daughter’s psychotic episode and brain damage was caused by consuming kratom tea over a four-year period.

Details of the Kratom Lawsuit

According to Mary Tabar, her daughter Brette was a frequent customer for 4 years at 3 Pinellas County bars serving kratom tea. In March, Brette Tabar “suffered psychotic episodes and hallucinations so severe that she was confined pursuant” to the Baker Act, the lawsuit says.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Mary Tabar has decided to sue Bula on the Beach, Bula Kafe and Mad Hatter’s Ethnobotanical Tea Bar for negligence. She is claiming that her daughter suffered frontal lobe damage to her brain after regularly consuming the herbal remedy, which originates from Southeast Asia.

“Our complaint lays out our allegations pretty clearly. The complaint stems from the sale of this dangerous product, kratom,” said Tabar’s lawyer. “It is a dangerous product that has certainly caused injury to people, and it has certainly caused injury to our client.”

About Kratom

Kratom tea leaves have been as a natural medication for years in Southeast Asia. The leaves are dried and crushed, and consumers usually take it in a pill form or brew it into tea.

It gained popularity in tea bars for its opioid-like effects, which can either act as a stimulant or a mild euphoric depending on the dosage, according to the FDA. It is used most commonly as an herbal treatment for anxiety or pain.

Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency have attempted to place regulations on the plant. According to the FDA, they have linked kratom to 44 deaths in the United States over a 9-year period. However, proponents like the American Kratom Agency state that the substance is harmless, and will only produce dangerous side-effects when mixed with other drugs.

Tabar’s attorney said a physician treating Brette Tabar saw a correlation between the brain damage and kratom, but he chose not to elaborate on the details or comment on her current condition, citing pending litigation. In the complaint, the attorney said the bars failed to warn Tabar of dangerous side-effects, making them liable for “bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, past and future medical and nursing care expenses and treatment” and other damages.

Tabar’s attorney would not disclose whether or not Brette had any pre-existing conditions or if she was taking any medication at the time of her episodes.

However, Levi Love, owner of Mad Hatter’s, said this is the first time he’s ever heard of someone suing a tea bar for brain damage. He said the Tampa Bay area’s growing tea scene is close-knit, and that he’s never heard of anything like the side effects described in the lawsuit. He also claims his bartenders always explain the tea to customers and help guide their experience, making sure to warn those taking medication not to try the drink.

“I think it’s completely unfounded. Being around people who drink kratom and use it regularly, I’ve never seen these symptoms or heard of them,” Love said. “Never a psychotic episode and certainly not hallucinating or brain damage.”

Love is also not convinced that Tabar was as frequent a user as her family claims. While Carpenter said he would characterize her as a regular customer, Love claims he does not know her, which is uncommon for his customers.

Based on information provided by her lawyers, Love said Brette Tabar would have been 15 when she became a regular at the bars. He claims that this is impossible, as his bars have a strictly enforced 18-and-over policy.

Contact an Experienced Food Recall Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness due to a defective or dangerous product, contact Thomas J. Henry. Over two decades of experience handling a multitude of defective product cases and extensive legal and financial resources allow us to provide our clients with truly dynamic legal representation. Thomas J. Henry has a proven track record of achieving real results for clients devastated by recalled products.

Let us help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Contact us today for a free case review.

 

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