April 14, 2008

Law Offices of Robert H. Weiss PLLC Continues Class Action Lawsuit Against Baby Bottle Manufacturers

The Law Offices of Robert H. Weiss PLLC and Rights for America are the leading attorneys in a Consumer Class Action lawsuit filed last year in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. The lawsuit concerns the public health crisis involving baby bottles and training cups containing the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) manufactured by five leading baby bottle manufacturers and sold in California by several large retailers. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the infants and children of California who were exposed to BPA as a result of drinking from plastic bottles and training cups containing the dangerous chemical.

Late last year a separate independent panel of international scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health published a Consensus Statement indicating that BPA, an estrogen-like substance used in plastic may pose risks that cause serious consequences, including injury to infants' developing brain, neural and reproductive systems. The independent peer-reviewed studies published to date have shown that even low dose exposure to BPA can cause estrogen-like effects in laboratory animals. In contrast, the American Chemical and Plastics Industry spokespersons have repeatedly claimed there is nothing to be alarmed about.

However, some scientists believe there is no safe level of exposure to BPA by infants. BPA has been linked with certain cancers, impaired immune function, premature onset of puberty, sexual dysfunction, impairment, deformity and neurological disorders affecting brain growth.

Attorney, Robert Weiss and Associates demand that baby bottle manufacturers add a prominent Notice on the packaging of these products stating, "This Product Is Made With Bisphenol-A" so consumers can be informed before deciding to purchase a product that might harm their infants and children.

Rights For America and attorney Robert H. Weiss and Associates are at the legal-social forefront of this controversy endangering the infants and children of California and the rest of the country. Mr. Weiss will be available for select national interviews concerning this matter. For more information or to schedule an interview with Robert Weiss, contact Public Relations Specialist and Coordinator: Jo Jo Holotka at (404) 406-7183 or (404) 525-3900.

SOURCE: Law Offices of Robert H. Weiss PLLC