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Home > 2010 > November

Johnson & Johnson Issues Benadryl Recall

Posted on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 7:00 am    

Johnson & Johnson has announced a recall of three children's cold and flu medications.

According to the New Jersey-based company, the recall involves Children's Benadryl Allergy Fastmelt Tablets, Junior Strength Motrin Caplets, and Extra Strength Rolaids softchews. The healthcare giant said the recall is at a wholesale and retail level. The company said it found unspecified problems related to Benadryl and Motrin products.

The Rolaids were recalled after consumer reports that the softchews had an unusual texture. J&J said the texture was traced to crystallized sugar.

The company recalled a total of 4 million packages of cherry and grape Benadryl tablets, 800,000 Motrin caplets, and 71,000 caplets of Extra Strenght Rolaids.

The company said the medicine still works, despite the problems, and no further action is required on the consumer level.

For more information on product recalls, please contact the Wausau product liability attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874

Four Auto Accidents on Bridge Street Bridge

Posted on Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 2:57 am    

Eight vehicles were involved in four separate accidents within minutes of each other on the Bridge Street bridge in Wausau Wednesday evening.

According to officials with the Wausau Police Department, three two-vehicle accidents occurred in the eastbound lanes of Bridge Street, and another in the westbound lane, shortly after 5:00 p.m. Police Capt. Dwayne Dachel said he was not sure what caused the first accident.

Lt. Mark Pankow said the first accident distracted drivers. "People were not attentive and there was quite a bit of traffic," Pankow said. "People were looking at the accidents instead of looking at the road."

A Salvation Army worker, 18 year-old Brandon Aston, said he could hear cars colliding down the road. "I don't know how you get this many at once," Aston said. "People just need to pay more attention when they drive."

The four accidents resulted in one injury. A woman sustained minor injuries when her face struck a steering wheel during a collision, Dachel said. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

If you have been injured in a Wausau auto accident caused by another party, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information on victims' rights in the wake of a crash, please contact a Wausau personal injury attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

Auto Accident in Wausau Co., 1 Injured

Posted on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 4:34 am    

An auto accident in Wausau County Thursday sent one man to the hospital.

According to Wisconsin State Patrol trooper David Lutze, police and rescue personnel were called to a crash between two trucks on Highway F at Berlin Lane shortly after 11:00 a.m. Thursday. Lutze says a man driving a flat-bed truck was traveling south on Berlin Lane entered a controlled intersection and was hit by an eastbound pickup truck on Highway F. The driver of the flat-bed said he did not see any other vehicles before moving through the intersection.

The driver of the pickup was pinned inside his vehicle and had to be extricated by rescue personnel. He was transported by helicopter to Aspirus Wausau Hospital for treatment. Information on the nature or extent of his injuries was not available.

The driver of the flat-bed truck was not injured in the accident, Lutze said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol. No citations have been issued in relation to the accident.

If you have been injured in a Wausau truck accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information on accident victims' rights, please contact a Wausau auto accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 888-242-2874.