Monthly Archives: February 2016


E-Cigarette Exploding Problem Burns People


By David Mittleman Last week I wrote about recent studies into the potential health risks and benefits of e-cigarettes. I also mentioned another hazard involved with vaping: exploding batteries. As more people take up vaping, reports of serious burn injuries continue to pop up. Exploding e-cigarette batteries have already given rise to multiple lawsuits against [...]

E-Cig Safety Research Conflicting (But Mostly Negative)


By David Mittleman By now we should all be able to agree that smoking tobacco products is very bad for your health. Less clear at this point is the effect of e-cigarette use, otherwise generally known as “vaping.” Vaping devices hit the market as a supposedly safer alternative to conventional smoking, containing far fewer known [...]

Recipients of IVC Filters File Lawsuits Against Manufacturer


By David Mittleman Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are designed to capture blood clots before they enter the lungs. The filter is designed for patients who are unable to take anticoagulants (blood thinners). The filter captures the clots in the blood stream, and over time, the clots dissolve. Click here for a video simulating IVC [...]

Michigan House Plan May Raise Speed Limits…What Do you Think?


By David Mittleman Earlier this week, the Michigan House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed a plan that could eventually raise the speed limit on certain stretches of highway to 80 mph. Of course, this plan goes in effect if passed by the Michigan House and Senate. Only certain sections of highway would jump [...]