A recent recall announcement states that defective ignition switches in more than a million GM cars have endangered drivers for a decade Approximately 1.3 million cars were recalled in March 2014, alerting drivers to the fact that their vehicle’s ignition switches were prone to mechanical problems and potentially, engine shutdown whilst driving. GM acknowledged that […]
Erin’s influence as a consumer advocate isn’t limited to the United States. She has an international following with connections that help her stay well-informed and on top of legislative change and innovation worldwide. In Australia Erin works closely with compensation experts Shine Lawyers. As part of her role as ambassador for the firm she provides […]
Erin is standing beside the thousands of women impacted by Vaginal Mesh. On July 13, 2011, the FDA announced that patients undergoing pelvic organ prolapse repair with a surgical mesh may be at a greater risk for mesh complications than women pursuing other surgical treatments. Over a number of months, Erin has received alarming numbers […]
Recent medical studies have linked the use of Lipitor to an increased risk for diabetes in women who take the medication to lower their cholesterol levels. Lipitor is the brand name for the drug atorvastatin. It is manufactured by the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer. There has been an exponential growth of Cholesterol lowering medications like […]
I started a dedicated website for women who have had the Essure Procedure so they could share their stories and concerns about Essure.
In May 2013, the Utah Division of Air Quality issued a violation notice against Stericycle for record-keeping violations and excess emissions, including higher-than-permitted releases of cancer-causing dioxins. Near-by houses are consumed by the plume, particularly those homes built on the Stericycle’s property line. “There’s an elementary school just up the street, for crying out loud,” […]
Erin and her team of environmental scientists and lawyers are presently undertaking investigations to identify the cause behind the Louisiana Sinkhole. Texas-Brine, the company that owns the cavern is suspected of being the cause of the sinkhole in Assumption Parish. On May 31, 2012, parish residents noticed bubbles percolating up from both Bayou Corne and […]
In April 1982, the Illinois EPA conducted groundwater investigations in Wedron following receipt of many complaints via the Illinois Department of Public Health of people exposed to a pungent, gasoline-type odor in private well water. The investigation confirmed the presence of benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylenes. Erin Brockovich’s environmental scientist, Bob Bowcock recently met […]
Erin and her team of environmental engineers and lawyers are presently investigating the dioxin contamination in Midland County, Michigan. Dow Chemical Company has acknowledged contaminating the Tittabawassee and Saginaw rivers and Saginaw Bay through historic air and river releases of the contaminant.
Erin is helping many people who have contacted her concerning hip implant defects. Hip implant components are made of polyethylene (plastic), metal, ceramic or a combination of materials. There are a number of hip implants that have been recalled due to significant defects, resulting in horrendous pain for often elderly people who have undergone a […]
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by malignant (cancerous) cells developing in the mesothelium, the protective sac that covers much of the body’s internal organs. It is typically the case that Mesothelioma starts in the outer membrane of the lungs. There is no cure for mesothelioma unless it is able to be removed by […]
Accutane is a form of vitamin A that allegedly reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in the skin, and because of this, is commonly used to treat severe nodular acne. Accutane was created by Roche Pharmaceuticals and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1982. However, Accutane has been […]