Millions of adults in the United States live with arthritis, a disease involving the breakdown of cartilage in joints, or other orthopedic disorders in which cartilage in joints is broken down over time and causes bones in those joints to grind against each other. These conditions are often extremely painful and result in limitations on an individual’s range of motion; they also create an opportunity for unscrupulous marketers to peddle supplements with the false promise that cartilage can be rebuilt or regenerated by taking glucosamine and chondroitin supplements.
Glucosamine is an amino sugar that the body distributes in cartilage. It is produced commercially from crustacean exoskeletons, and is one of the most common, non-vitamin dietary supplements sold in the United States. Chondroitin is a sulfated glycosaminoglygan composed of a chain of alternating sugars. Chondroitin sulfate is a structural component of cartilage and provides resistance to compression. Neither these ingredients, alone or in combination, are capable of promoting cartilage regeneration.
One of the more popular glucosamine products are joint drinks and powders made by Supple, LLC. Supple sells a line of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements with the false promise that its products “rebuild cartilage.” However, it is physically and biologically impossible to “rebuild” cartilage that has been lost or damaged. In fact, numerous scientific studies have conclusively demonstrated that neither glucosamine nor chondroitin, alone or in combination, can help regenerate, rebuild or otherwise reverse the deterioration of cartilage.
If you or someone you know purchased Supple glucosamine and/or chondroitin supplements, or any other such supplements that are advertised with the false promise that cartilage can be rebuilt or renewed, please contact us to discuss your legal options.
Meiselman, Packman, Nealon, Scialabba & Baker P.C. (MPNSB) continues to actively investigate potential class action lawsuits on behalf of delivery drivers for Dominos, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns and other restaurants or businesses. Under federal and state law, delivery drivers must be properly compensated for gas and wear and tear on their vehicles. This compensation must be high enough above the minimum wage to fully offset expenses.
However, many restaurants do not fully compensate their drivers, in violation of the law. For example, Pizza Hut may only be reimbursing some delivery drivers $1.25 per delivery, which is not enough to cover their actual expenses. Delivery drivers who are underpaid may be entitled to back-pay for the time they were underpaid, higher wages going forward, and other damages.
If you, or someone you know, served as a delivery driver for Dominos, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns or another restaurant or business, you may have been denied fair wages. Please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
The physical stresses placed on a woman’s body from childbirth, among other factors, can sometimes cause painful and complicated medical conditions such as Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence. In response to these conditions, doctors have performed transvaginal surgery using surgical mesh products; however the surgery is not without risk for women who undergo it.
Now, thousands of women who underwent this surgery are experiencing severe pain as well as bleeding, infections, and other adverse health complications from the surgery. Many of these women are now suing the manufacturers of the surgical mesh products used in their surgeries for, among other things, the failure to properly warn of the risks associated with use of surgical mesh.
If you or a family member has suffered an adverse health condition from a surgical mesh product used, please contact us to discuss your legal rights.
Smart Balance represents that its Smart Balance Plant Sterol Spreadable Butters titled “Smart Balance Light Butter & Canola Oil Blend,” “Smart Balance Spreadable Butter & Canola Oil Blend,” and “Smart Balance Spreadable Butter & Canola EVOO Blend” contain “100 mg of naturally sourced plant sterols that actually help block the absorption of dietary cholesterol in the butter” and that the spreads contain “100mg Plant Sterols” to “Help Block Cholesterol in the Butter.” There is allegedly no competent or reliable scientific evidence substantiating these claims.
Below you can find pictures of the purportedly offending Smart Balance butter products. If you or someone you know bought one of the below butter spreads, please contact us to discuss your legal rights.
When gas prices climb, products that claim they will save gas become very appealing. Consumers, however, should be skeptical of any gas-saving claims for automotive devices or oil and gas additives.
Some examples of claims consumers might see are “improves fuel economy by 20%” or “it’s approved by the federal government.” The fact is that no government agency endorses gas-saving products for cars and despite evaluating or testing more than 100 alleged gas-saving devices the Environmental Protection Agency has not found any product that significantly improves gas mileage.
If you purchased a product that made a “gas-saving” claim, please contact us to discuss your legal rights.