Over the past seven months, 15 people have been hospitalized due to a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections. One of the infected individuals has died.
It really doesn't matter how rich, famous or powerful you are. No one is immune from defective or dangerous products. This is amply illustrated by the recent lawsuit filed by U.S. senator Harry Reid.
We all tend to trust that the food we eat is safe for us. Nobody goes to the grocery store expecting to buy something that will prove harmful - or even deadly. Unfortunately, more and more companies across the U.S. are making it into the news for producing or distributing tainted foods. Their negligence puts innocent people at risk.
In recent years, medical technology has advanced in leaps and bounds. From hip replacement devices and pacemaker implants to artificial heart valves and prosthetics, we have access to many different products designed to improve and extend our lives.