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Category Archives: Health & Well-being

September 29, 2021
Other manufacturers hit with DMDM Hydantoin lawsuits
In March 2020, Slater Vecchio LLP filed a lawsuit against manufacturing conglomerate Unilever after concerns that some of their TRESemme hair products may be contributing to hair loss. After the allegations of certain TRESemme hair products leading to hair loss arose, individuals went looking into other hair product brands. In particular, they were looking for…
Birth Alerts Class Action Launched
September 24, 2021
‘Birth Alert’ class action lawsuit launched on behalf of indigenous mothers
This September, a class action lawsuit was started in BC on behalf of mothers who had their newborns taken from them due to a ‘birth alert’. A ‘birth alert’ occurs when a social worker tags pregnant women, so that child protection authorities appear in the hospital as the child is being born. In almost 1/3…
Cottonelle Flushable Wipes Lawsuit
July 9, 2021
Cottonelle flushable wipe class action update
This June, a court hearing occurred in the Cottonelle flushable wipes class action lawsuit. The Cottonelle class action seeks to represent all individuals who experienced discomfort, illness, or loss after using Kimberley Clark’s Cottonelle flushable wipes. The wipes may have contained pathogenic bacteria, leading the issues seen in members. There are multiple types of court…
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May 27, 2021
Elmiron Lawsuit – What is Pigmentary Maculopathy?
Elmiron, in its chemical form, Pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), is used to treat Interstitial Cystitis. Interstitial Cystitis is chronic bladder condition that cause serious pain, bladder pressure, and constant urination. While it is incurable, Elmiron has been incredibly effective in treating Interstitial Cystitis symptoms, and is the most prescribed drug on the market. However, current…
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May 27, 2021
TRESemmé Hair Loss Lawsuit – What is DMDM Hydantoin?
If you or someone you know is using hair products that contain DMDM Hydantoin, it is suggested that you cease all use. The substantial evidence regarding formaldehydes and human skin suggests that continued use may be harmful to hair and skin. Slater Vecchio LLP’s current TRESemmé lawsuit regarding the alleged connection between TRESemmé hair products…
TRESemme Hair Loss
April 27, 2021
TRESemmé products alleged to cause hair loss
The manufacturer of the hair product brand TRESemmé, Unilever, is facing lawsuits across North America due to catastrophic side effects its customers are currently facing from their shampoo and conditioner lines. It is alleged that Individuals that have used TRESemmé Shampoo and Conditioner with the ingredient DMDM Hydantoin have been dealing with side effects including…
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
November 21, 2017
Signs of PTSD after a Car Accident
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common mental health problem suffered by people following a serious car accident. Knowing what to look for and how to get help can make a big difference in your recovery. The Canadian Mental Health Association defines PTSD as a mental illness following exposure to a traumatic situation involving death…
Physiotherapy for injury recovery
August 8, 2017
How Physiotherapy Can Help with Injury Recovery
Getting injured in a car crash can often lead to long-term pain and physical problems that seem almost impossible to recover from. But thanks to the wonderful treatment of physiotherapists, there are many ways to manage, alleviate, or overcome the pain of a car accident injury. Here are a few ways physiotherapists can help. 1…
concussion recovery tips
June 14, 2017
Getting Back to Your Life after a Concussion
Whack! You’ve had a sudden knock to the head and suddenly you find yourself in pain and in a fog. A trip to the emergency room and a few doctor visits later and it’s confirmed: you have a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Whether you got it playing a contact sport, whiplash…
hiking safety BC trails
May 9, 2017
Safe Hiking on BC’s Trails
When it comes to life in the great outdoors, few places on earth are as blessed as BC. With the spring and summer hiking season about to get going, you may be thinking about hitting one of the many hiking trails in our area. There are many to choose from but your first choice is…