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Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Scheduled for Trial in 2017

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:01:10 +0000

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial Slated for February 2017 Johnson & Johnson will continue to face litigation involving its baby power and ovarian cancer claims. A talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit is scheduled to go to trial in February 2017. … Continue reading

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Aggressive Driving Leads to Auto Accidents, Injury Lawsuits

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:16:17 +0000

Aggressive Driving Endangers Everyone on the Road While an auto accident may occur for various reasons, certain patterns of behavior are more likely to cause a crash. Aggressive driving is a factor that can increase the chances of an accident … Continue reading

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Lawyers Investigate Invega Gynecomastia Lawsuits Against Janssen

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:25:30 +0000

Invega and Gynecomastia, Growth of Male Breast Tissue Parker Waichman LLP is a national personal injury firm that represents clients in lawsuits over allegedly defective drugs and medical devices. Currently, the firm is investigating possible lawsuits on behalf of individuals … Continue reading

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Filed Against Ethicon, Atrium Medical

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:12:56 +0000

J&J Faces Lawsuits over Physiomesh Hernia Mesh, After Device is Withdrawn Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson are facing lawsuits alleging injuries from its Physiomesh flexible composite hernia mesh. The Physiomesh was withdrawn from the market in May 2016 … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Asbestos Exposure Linked to Veterans’ Mesothelioma

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:50:24 +0000

The Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that killed more than 2,400 Americans, wounded nearly 1,200 others, and plunged the country into World War II, also exposed more than 10,000 service members to high levels of airborne … Continue reading

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Fiat Chrysler Vehicles Investigated over “Roll-away” Reports

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:27:57 +0000

43 Complaints Submitted for Dodge Ram 1500 Pickups and Dodge Durango SUVs After receiving 43 reports of vehicles allegedly rolling-away in the parked position, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching an investigation. The probe involves 1 million … Continue reading

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Another DePuy Pinnacle MoM Lawsuit Filed

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:54:27 +0000

Pinnacle Metallosis Lawsuits Added To Texas MDL A new lawsuit has been filed against DePuy Orthopedics and Johnson & Johnson over an allegedly failed Pinnacle Acetabular Cup system. DePuy Orthopaedics is a unit of Johnson & Johnson. The Pinnacle metal-on-metal … Continue reading

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FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Threat with St. Jude Pacemakers, ICDs

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:32:50 +0000

St. Jude Medical ICDs with Merlin@home Transmitter Can be Hacked, FDA Warns The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) are warning that St. Jude Medical … Continue reading

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Serious Brain Side Effects of Dilantin

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:00:53 +0000

Epilepsy patients who take the drug Dilantin to control seizures could experience a variety of side effects, including atrophy of the cerebellum, an area of the brain important to the control of movement and coordination. Posture, balance, coordination and speech … Continue reading

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Feds Probe Reports of Unexpected “Roll-aways” with Dodge Vehicles

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:27:30 +0000

NHTSA Investigates Reports of Allegedly Parked Vehicles Rolling Away The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating 1 million Dodge Ram pickups and Dodge Durango SUVs following reports of vehicles unexpectedly rolling away after being placed in the parked … Continue reading

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Johnny Rockets Lawsuit Results in $37 Million Settlement

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:08:56 +0000

In August 2013, a woman initiated a class action lawsuit against Johnny Rockets restaurant for unlawfully printing the last four digits of her credit card, the expiration date, her name and brand of card, on her receipt, thereby revealing too … Continue reading

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Ethicon Sued over Physiomesh Hernia Mesh, Withdrawn from Market

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:50:00 +0000

Physiomesh Withdrawn Due to High Rate of Recurrence, Revision Ethicon, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, is being sued over its Physiomesh Composite Mesh used for hernia repairs. The company withdrew the product from the market in May 2016 due … Continue reading

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NHTSA Investigating Dodge Vehicles over Reports of “Roll-aways”

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:15:53 +0000

Drivers Say Dodge Vehicles Roll-away When in Parked Position After receiving 43 complaints, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is conducting a “preliminary evaluation” of roughly 1 million Dodge Ram pickups and Dodge Durango SUVs. Users say that the … Continue reading

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Kohl Faces Proposed Class Action Lawsuit over Debt Collection

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:54:12 +0000

Lawsuit Alleges Kohl’s Violated Fair Debt Collection Practices Act A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that Kohl’s department store violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The plaintiff alleges that Kohl’s failed to include mandatory disclosure statements on collection … Continue reading

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Exposure to 9/11 Toxic Cloud Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:29:00 +0000

Fifteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, researchers are still learning the impact of the attacks on people’s health. When the twin towers fell, a cloud of toxic dust … Continue reading

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Taxotere Lawsuits Allege Failure to Warn about Permanent Hair Loss

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 01:41:42 +0000

Lawsuits Allege Taxotere Makers Failed to Warn about Risk of Baldness A new lawsuit has been filed over Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug marketed by Sanofi-Aventis. The plaintiff, like others suing over Taxotere, alleges that she suffered permanent hair loss (alopecia) … Continue reading

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Stryker Hip Accolade and Rejuvenate Settlement Extended

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:34:31 +0000

Some Additional Plaintiffs Are Now Included in the Revised Stryker Settlement Agreement Patients implanted with specific Stryker hip replacements who were ineligible for the initial 2014 Stryker hip settlement may now be eligible for the expanded settlement agreement. Specifically, patients … Continue reading

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Long Island Rail Road Brooklyn Terminal Crash Injures More than 100

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:56:22 +0000

During the morning rush hour on January 4, 2017, a Long Island Rail Road train arriving at the Brooklyn terminal crashed through a barrier at the end of the tracks. The crash injured more than 100 people. National Transportation Safety … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Xarelto Led to Ischemic Stroke

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 02:30:13 +0000

Xarelto Lawsuits Continue to Mount Over Bleeding Injuries Bayer Healthcare AG, Johnson & Johnson, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals are facing a wrongful death lawsuit over allegations that their anticoagulant (blood thinner), Xarelto (rivaroxaban) led to a West Virginia man’s ischemic stroke … Continue reading

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IVC Filter Medical Device Risks May Outweigh Benefits

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:05:16 +0000

An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a small cage-like device designed to catch and dissolve blood clots. These devices are implanted in patients who have a higher risk of blood clots but for various reasons, cannot take anticoagulants. An … Continue reading

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Invega Linked to Serious Side Effects Such As Gynecomastia

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:28:46 +0000

Invega is a popular antipsychotic medication increasingly associated with serious side effects such as gynecomastia, or male breast growth. Invega, known also by its generic name, paliperidone, is manufactured and distributed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson … Continue reading

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Study Evaluates Rate of Long-Term Complications with Hernia Mesh

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:14:32 +0000

JAMA Study Analyzes Recurrence, Complications with Hernia Repair A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) focuses on the long-term complication rates of hernia repair. The study, published on Oct. 18, 2016, looked at Danish … Continue reading

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Lawyers Investigate Possible Lawsuits on Behalf of Railroad Workers

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 01:32:37 +0000

Study Investigates EMF Exposure and Cancer Link Parker Waichman LLP is a national law firm with decades of experience representing workers in lawsuits over occupational hazards. The firm is currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of railroad workers who developed … Continue reading

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General Motors’ Continuing Legal Trouble Over Defects and Recalls

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 18:04:07 +0000

General Motors, which recalled 2.6 million vehicles in 2014 over faulty ignition switches linked to injuries and death, faces continuing legal trouble over the defective ignition and switches and other defects. The company was accused of covering up ignition switch … Continue reading

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Lawyers Investigate Lawsuits Over Allegedly Defective Catheters

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:21:04 +0000

Attorneys Investigating Possible Catheter Lawsuits, Class I Recalls The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP are investigating possible lawsuits involving allegedly defective catheters. The firm, which has decades of experience representing clients in medical device litigation, continues to offer … Continue reading

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Stryker Must Pay $7.6 Million for Knee Replacement Device Settlement

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 18:23:29 +0000

Under a ruling from the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Stryker Corporation must pay a $7.6 million product liability settlement for its artificial knee joint the Duracon Unicompartmental Knee (or Uni-Knee). The ruling put an end to 15 years of … Continue reading

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Lawyers Investigate Lawsuits Over New Balance “Made in USA” Label

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:02:25 +0000

New Balance Shoes Labeled “Made in USA”, But 30 Percent is Imported The product liability lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP are investigating potential lawsuits involving the New Balance “Made in USA” label. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations … Continue reading

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Propecia Litigation Moving Toward First Trial

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:19:29 +0000

The litigation involving serious and sometimes catastrophic side effects of the hair loss drug Propecia is moving forward, with the selection of bellwether cases. In such large litigations, representative cases—bellwether cases—are chosen to be the first to go to trial. … Continue reading

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Eliquis Lawsuit Alleges Brain Hemorrhage, Internal Bleeding

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 22:40:00 +0000

Lawsuit Alleges Eliquis Caused Intracerebral Hemorrhage Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc. are facing a new lawsuit alleging injuries from the anticoagulant drug Eliquis. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a California man who was prescribed Eliquis to reduce the … Continue reading

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New Lawsuit Filed over Essure, Alleging Injuries from Nickel Allergy

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 01:54:51 +0000

Bayer Faces New Lawsuit over Essure Permanent Birth Control Device A new lawsuit has been filed alleging injuries from Essure, the female sterilization device marketed by Bayer. The plaintiff alleges that she suffered from complications due to a nickel allergy. … Continue reading

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NHTSA Proposes New Guidelines to Limit Distracted Driving

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:30:08 +0000

NHTSA’s Voluntary Guidelines Involve Changes to Devices and Apps Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed new, voluntary guidelines to the manufacturers and developers of electronic devices, apps, and smartphones to create products that, when used by … Continue reading

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BMS to Pay $19.5M to Settle Multistate Abilify Allegations

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:02 +0000

43 States Allege BMS Marketed Abilify Improperly to Children, Elderly Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to pay $19.5 million to settle multistate allegations of improper marketing with its atypical antipsychotic drug, Abilify. According to a Dec. 8 press release issued by … Continue reading

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GM Continues to Face Scrutiny, Lawsuits over Ignition Switch Defect

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 22:22:31 +0000

General Motors Sued over Ignition Switch Defect General Motors (GM) continues to face issues involving its ignition switch defect, which prompted the company to recall a total of 30 million vehicles worldwide in 2014. The faulty ignition switch, which can … Continue reading

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Shift in Age and Gender Distribution of Mesothelioma Cases

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:47:27 +0000

For many decades, mesothelioma—an aggressive cancer that occurs in the mesothelium, the thin layer of tissue that covers the internal organs—has largely affected men age 60 and older. But epidemiologist Francine Baumann of the University of New Caledonia has recently … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuits Filed Over Electrolux Microwave Handles

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:40:58 +0000

Electrolux Instructions are Flawed, Class Action Alleges Electrolux Home Products Inc. is facing at least two product liability class action lawsuits involving its over-the-range microwave ovens. Plaintiffs in the litigation allege that hot microwave handles caused burn injuries. The microwave … Continue reading

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Plaintiff Awarded $70 Million in Talc Lawsuit Lead to More Suits Filed

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:21:38 +0000

A plaintiff, recently was awarded $70 million in a talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the manufacturer that allegedly was aware of a potential risk between talcum powder and ovarian cancer but neglected to alert consumers regarding that … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Hit with $1 Billion Verdict in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Case

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:00:44 +0000

On November 30, a federal jury in Dallas, Texas ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion to six plaintiffs who said they were injured by Pinnacle hip implants. The jury found that … Continue reading

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New York Mayor’s Office Issues Comprehensive Report on 9-11 Health Impact

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:07:53 +0000

The Office of the Mayor of the City of New York has issued a report on the health impacts of the 9/11 attacks. The report is detailed and comprehensive, covering short-, mid- and long-term impacts for fire, police, rescue, and … Continue reading

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Researchers Study Men with Sexual Side Effects Following Propecia Use

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:16:23 +0000

Study Finds Depressed Mood Among Propecia Users with Sexual Side Effects Propecia (known generically as finasteride), a drug used to treat male pattern baldness, has been under scrutiny following reports that users have experienced persistent sexual side effects, even after … Continue reading

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Can I Sue over Slip and Fall Accidents Due to Liquids, Snow or Ice?

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:10:01 +0000

Slip/Trip and Fall Lawsuits Contains a Dangerous Condition, Negligence When can you file a lawsuit for a slip/trip and fall injury? A slip and fall accident occurs when a walking surface, such as an interior floor or outside surface, contains … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Allege Infections from LivaNova Stockert 3T Heater-Coolers

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:23:57 +0000

New Lawsuits Filed, Heater-Cooler Devices Blamed for Infections LivaNova, known formerly as Sorin Group, continues to face lawsuits alleging infections from its Stockert 3T Heater-Coolers. The device, which is used to maintain the temperature of a patient’s blood and organs, … Continue reading

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Study Finds Rising Rates of Mesothelioma, Particularly in Women

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:55:22 +0000

Researchers Say Mesothelioma Rates Continue to Rise, Cite Environmental Risk Given the increased awareness of asbestos mesothelioma risks and a subsequent ban of asbestos, many experts expected rates of mesothelioma to decrease in industrial countries. A recent study published in … Continue reading

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Ethicon Hernia Mesh Litigation Moves Forward, following Recall

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:58:48 +0000

Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits Proceed, Court Documents Show Court documents indicate that Ethicon is facing personal injury claims involving its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. The mesh, which is used in hernia repairs, was recalled due to a high rate of recurrence … Continue reading

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Depakote Anti-Epilepsy Medication Linked to Birth Defects

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:08:53 +0000

The family of a 12-year-old child has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the young girl who underwent an extremely difficult operation, along with her mother, while she was still in the womb. The highly complicated open fetal surgery took … Continue reading

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A.G. Convicts 9 People who Staged Auto Accidents for Insurance Fraud

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:54:49 +0000

9 Individuals Staged Accidents in Nassau and Suffolk to Receive Insurance Money Nine individuals were convicted for staging four automobile accidents in Nassau and Suffolk counties in order to receive money from insurance companies, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced … Continue reading

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Australian Politician Takes Issue with Transvaginal Mesh Implants

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:11:57 +0000

Australian Politician Compares Pelvic Mesh to Thalidomide Scandal An Australian politician had harsh words for the pharmaceutical industry regarding transvaginal mesh implants used for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Senate Derryn Hinch, speaking in Parliament on Nov. 22, … Continue reading

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Talc Powder Products Named in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:13:17 +0000

Lawsuits Filed over Talc Products Containing Asbestos Talc is a mineral mainly composed of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. In powder form, it absorbs excess moisture and reduces friction. Talcum powder is often used as baby powder to prevent diaper rashes, … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Over Defective Dodge RAM Diesel Trucks

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 22:40:15 +0000

Owners of Dodge RAM 2500 and 3500 trucks filed a class-action lawsuit against automaker Fiat Chrysler and engine-maker Cummins Inc., alleging that the two companies knowingly deceived consumers and regulators about illegally high levels of diesel emissions. In 2012, the … Continue reading

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FDA Orders ‘Black Box’ Warning for Essure Sterilization Device

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:44:34 +0000

Regulators Add Essure Boxed Warning, Patient Checklist Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Essure, the female sterilization device manufactured by Bayer, will carry a boxed warning or “black box” warning. The agency ordered the label … Continue reading

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Sabra Hummus Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 02:50:35 +0000

Listeria Monocytogenes Found at Sabra Manufacturing Facility A voluntary recall is being issued for Sabra hummus products due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Sabra Dipping Co., LLC, the company who makes Sabra hummus, says the bacteria was found at … Continue reading

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Violence Against Prison Inmates Mounting

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:21:55 +0000

Inmates at Mid-State Correctional Facility Allegedly Abused, Beaten In July 2016, corrections officers made a surprise raid in the early morning hours at medium security, Mid-State Correctional Facility near Utica, New York, according to officials. The surprise search was made … Continue reading

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Estrogen Product Premarin Tablets Recalled due to Labeling Issues

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:04:14 +0000

Pfizer, the maker of Premarin, announced a voluntary recall of one lot of 1.25mg tablets due to an incorrect expiration date on the bottle label. What is Premarin? Premarin is an estrogen product commonly used to treat moderate to severe … Continue reading

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C.R. Bard Faces Lawsuits Over Meridian IVC Filter

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:56:23 +0000

Over 1,000 Meridian IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed Against Bard Federal lawsuits alleging injuries from C.R. Bard’s Meridian inferior vena cava (IVC) filter are consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Arizona before U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell. According to … Continue reading

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Apps May Be Responsible for Recent Traffic Death Spike

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:25:48 +0000

What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving refers to activities that may divert an individual’s attention away from driving. All distracted driving activities—using a cell phone, smartphone, tablet, etc.—endanger the driver, passenger(s), and bystander(s) safety. According to Distraction.gov., texting; consuming food … Continue reading

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J&J Faces At Least 13,000 Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:38:23 +0000

Product Liability Claims Allege Antipsychotic Caused Male Breast Growth Parker Waichman LLP personal injury attorneys comment that Risperdal lawsuits continue to mount against Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit. In a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), … Continue reading

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Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System Linked to Lung Infections

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:45:28 +0000

A woman whose husband was exposed to non-tuberculous mycobacteria during cardiac surgery has filed a lawsuit against LivaNova and Sorin Group alleging the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System used during her husband’s surgery ultimately led to his death. The plaintiff’s husband … Continue reading

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Talc-Related Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits on the Rise

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:43:30 +0000

Scores of women across the United States have developed ovarian cancer, allegedly as a result of using talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product. Many of these women have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, maker of Johnson’s Baby Powder … Continue reading

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Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuits Settled for $240M

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:45:36 +0000

Wright Medical Settles Conserve, Dynasty, Lineage Hip Implant Lawsuits On Nov. 2, Wright Medical announced a $240 million hip replacement settlement that resolves 1,292 lawsuits filed over the Conserve, Dynasty or Lineage metal-on-metal hip implants. Plaintiffs in the litigation allege … Continue reading

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Stryker Faces Mounting Defective Hip Implant Lawsuits

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:31:12 +0000

Medical device maker Stryker and other leading manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implants have received thousands of complaints from both doctors and patients that their devices, including the Stryker LFIT, are defective and prone to high rates of failure. According to … Continue reading

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Controversial Diabetes Drug Actos Still on the Market

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:22:33 +0000

Though research has shown an association between the type 2 diabetes drug Actos and serious side effects including bladder cancer, heart failure, liver failure, and bone fractures, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stopped short of recalling Actos. Actos … Continue reading

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Clash Over Regulation of “Off-Label” Promotion of Drugs and Devices

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:25:39 +0000

A 2012 decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that reversed the conviction of Alfred Caronia, a drug representative accused of conspiring to promote the drug Xyrem for unapproved uses set up a clash between the … Continue reading

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Stryker LFIT Metal-on-Metal Hip Component Safety Concerns

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 01:13:46 +0000

Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Heads Recalled in Canada, “Hazard Alert” Issued in Australia Regulators in Canada and Australia recently took action regarding a metal-on-metal hip implant component, the LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Heads. Metal-on-metal hip implants have been the … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Recalls Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:05:55 +0000

Physiomesh Recalled Due to High Failure Rates Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson unit, is recalling its Physiomesh because studies show that patients are undergoing higher rates of revision surgery compared to other mesh devices. Physiomesh flexible composite hernia mesh is … Continue reading

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DePuy Recalls Battery Adaptors Over Potential Explosion Risk

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:18:04 +0000

A Class 1 recall for the DePuy Synthes’ Small Battery Drive and the Small Battery Drive II adaptor and light adaptor has been announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The adaptors potentially produce extreme internal pressure that … Continue reading

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Energy Drink Consumption May Lead to Caffeine, Liver Injuries

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:54:08 +0000

A 50-year-old man has allegedly suffered from a plethora of mysterious symptoms after ingesting four to five energy drinks a day over several weeks. He had been suffering from abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting, and assumed these were symptoms of … Continue reading

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Antidepressant Viibryd to Carry Warning for Acute Pancreatitis, Sleep Paralysis

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:32:58 +0000

Viibryd (Vilazodone) Safety Label to Include Sleep Paralysis, Acute Pancreatitis Viibryd (vilazodone) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) manufactured by Forest Laboratories. According to a recent letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the warning label on … Continue reading

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After Fixing Battery Defect, St. Jude Continued to Sell Older Pacemakers

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 20:12:31 +0000

St. Jude Medical is facing criticism regarding certain models of its implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds). These heart devices deliver electrical shocks or pacing in patients. Recently, certain models of the Fortify, Unify and Assura … Continue reading

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LivaNova Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:17:45 +0000

A class action lawsuit has been filed against LivaNova over its Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler system. The suit, which represents two plaintiffs so far, alleges that the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler introduced nontuberculous mycobacterium when the device was used during heart surgeries. … Continue reading

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More than 800 Bair Hugger Lawsuits Pending in Federal MDL

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 05:48:50 +0000

A recent update by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) indicates that as of October 17, 2016, there were 809 pending Bair Hugger infection cases, an increase of 116 filings since September 15th. The plaintiffs in these cases … Continue reading

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Two More New Zofran Lawsuits Recently Transferred To Boston MDL

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:43:42 +0000

Two additional Zofran (ondansetron) lawsuits were recently transferred to the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts for pre-trial proceedings. Two women, one from Mississippi and one from Texas, similarly allege that the anti-nausea medication caused serious birth defects in their babies. … Continue reading

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California High School Bans Lunchtime Driving Following Student Crash

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 20:19:18 +0000

A high school in northern California is among the latest to implement a ban on lunchtime driving after a recent crash involved two students. Mendocino High School is prohibiting driving during school lunch breaks until at least Thanksgiving. The school … Continue reading

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Gout Medication Zyloprim Linked to Serious Skin Reaction

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:55:02 +0000

New research suggests that Zyloprim (allopurinol), a drug prescribed to treat gout and kidney stones, is linked to Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), a rare but serious skin reaction. Zyloprim is a medication used to treat chronic gout, a condition that causes … Continue reading

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Onglyza Associated with Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cancer, and Cardiac Issues

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:31:18 +0000

The Type 2 diabetes medication, Onglyza (saxagliptin), is often offered as a preferred option for diabetics, along with a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and diet; however, Onglyza has been associated with increased risks for pancreatic cancer and heart issues. Approved … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Woman Files Lawsuit over Benicar, Alleges Intestinal Problems

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 22:33:07 +0000

A new lawsuit has been filed over Benicar, a medication used to treat patients with high blood pressure. An Oklahoma woman alleges that the drug, manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo, caused sprue-like enteropathy, intestinal problems causing chronic diarrhea. The lawsuit filed … Continue reading

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Antibiotic Zithromax May Cause Adverse Skin Side Effects in Children

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:21:49 +0000

Zithromax is a popular prescription medication preferred by doctors and many parents as a drug designed to attack infections quickly and conveniently, as it is taken relatively briefly compared to other antibiotics. However, it has come to light that Zithromax … Continue reading

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FDA Investigation Finds Underreporting of Medical Device Problems

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:16:56 +0000

Under federal law, hospitals must report adverse events related to medical devices to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but an FDA investigation has revealed that many hospitals are likely underreporting these events. This reporting helps the FDA identify … Continue reading

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Jury Awards $70M Verdict to Talcum Powder Plaintiff

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:32:26 +0000

Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a $70 million verdict in the third talcum powder trial. Earlier this year, two juries also found for talcum powder plaintiffs, awarding verdicts of $72 million and $55 million. Plaintiffs in the litigation … Continue reading

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Unprecedented $2.1 Million Settlement by Yeshiva in Child Sex Abuse Settlement

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:02:22 +0000

Yeshiva Torah Temimah, a Jewish Orthodox school in Brooklyn, has agreed to pay two former students $2.1 million for alleged molestation when the boys were 6 years of age by a senior rabbi on the faculty of the school, reports … Continue reading

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Judge Expedites Plaintiff Deposition in Talcum Powder Cancer Case

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:27:40 +0000

Plaintiffs in the California talcum powder litigation are concerned that the coordinated pretrial proceedings will not allow the cases to proceed quickly enough for plaintiffs who are seriously ill with ovarian cancer. In a group of more than 300 women … Continue reading

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5 People Dead following Wrong-Way Crash in Massachusetts

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:15:28 +0000

A deadly wrong-way crash on Interstate 495 in Massachusetts killed five people, four of whom were college students. The four students were riding together in a 2003 Mercury Sable headed northbound when they were hit by a wrong-way driver. The … Continue reading

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Car Accident in Montauk Injures Martha Rogers, Wife of Dick Cavett

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:45:09 +0000

Emmy award-winning talk show host Dick Cavett and his wife Martha Rogers were involved in a car accident in Montauk. The couple were passengers in a 2012 Toyota Highlander eastbound on Route 27 near Beech Street when the accident occurred, … Continue reading

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St. Jude ICD Recall Is Deemed a Class I by Federal Regulators

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:07:30 +0000

St. Jude recently reported two patient deaths tied to early depletion of lithium batteries in St. Jude Medical Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-D). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and St. Jude issued an … Continue reading

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Teleflex Medical Recalls Tracheostomy Tube Set Due to Possible Disconnection During Use

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:54:16 +0000

Teleflex Medical has issued a recall for the Willy Rusch Tracheostomy Tube Set because the connector may disconnect from the tracheostomy tube during use on a ventilated patient. If the connector detaches from the tracheostomy tube shaft during use, the … Continue reading

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13-Year-Old Queens Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by a Car

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:20:40 +0000

A car struck two 13-year-old girls in Queens as they were crossing the street, killing one and injuring the other. The fatal accident took place on Oct. 24th at around 6:45 a.m. on Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park. A … Continue reading

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Fracking Activity Involves Many Carcinogens, Yale Study Shows

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:32:42 +0000

Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have identified a number of fracking chemicals that have the potential to cause cancer. The findings, published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, looked at compounds in fracking that can … Continue reading

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Florida Jury Awards Nearly $29 Million in Damages in Smoker’s Death

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:42:25 +0000

On October 25, a Florida jury awarded $20 million in punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a trial over a chain smoker’s lung disease death. The jury added to the $8.8 million in compensatory damages awarded a day … Continue reading

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Federal Regulators Issue Warning Letter to Teva Pharmaceuticals

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:44:03 +0000

Teva Pharmaceuticals just received a “Warning Letter” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to the agency’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) inspection of Teva’s Gödöllő, Hungary’s manufacturing facility. Teva was also placed on Import Alert 66-40 on … Continue reading

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Actos Makers Continue to Face Bladder Cancer Claims

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:02:58 +0000

Lawsuits continue to be filed over Actos, a type 2 diabetes drug developed by Takeda and Eli Lilly. Plaintiffs in the litigation allege that Actos contributed to bladder cancer. Drug makers are accused of failing to disclose this risk to … Continue reading

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Increased Dementia Risk for Prostate Cancer Patients Undergoing ADT

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:44:23 +0000

A study published in JAMA Oncology stated that androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), a standard treatment for men with prostate cancer, may raise the risk of dementia. The use of ADT has increased dramatically in the last few decades with as … Continue reading

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California Tour Bus Crash Leaves 13 Dead, 31 Injured

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:19:20 +0000

Thirteen people were killed and 31 others were injured early Sunday morning, October 23, when the USA Holiday tour bus carrying them back from a casino near the Salton Sea crashed into a big rig truck near Palm Springs. The passengers, … Continue reading

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Court Rejects J&J Bid to Toss Talcum Powder Trial

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:17:36 +0000

A talcum powder lawsuit is currently on trial in St. Louis, Missouri. The plaintiff in the lawsuit is a 63-year-old California woman who suffers from stage 4 ovarian cancer. She alleges that using talcum powder for feminine hygiene for 44 … Continue reading

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HeartWare International Heart Pump Subject to FDA Class 1 Recall

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:21:20 +0000

Medtronic has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified two global voluntary recalls of HeartWare International’s HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) as Class 1 recalls. A class 1 recall is the FDA’s most serious recall category, … Continue reading

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Lunchables Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens, Misbranding

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:25:06 +0000

Kraft Heinz is recalling its ready-to-eat “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers because it is misbranded and contains undeclared allergens, including wheat and soy. These ingredients, which can cause a life-threatening allergic reaction in some individuals, were not listed on … Continue reading

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Nestlé Drumstick Ice Cream Cones Recalled

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:24:50 +0000

A voluntary recall has been issued for Nestlé Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack (with cones marked for easy individual sale). Nestlé USA recalled the product because contact surfaces of equipment tested positive for Listeria … Continue reading

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New Jersey Students Injured in School Bus Collision

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:34:14 +0000

A school bus accident left dozens of New Jersey high school students injured in New City, New York. State police say one school bus rear-ended another while exiting the Palisades Interstate Parkway at Exit 11. Fortunately, there were no major … Continue reading

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Deep Brain Stimulation Rechargers May Fail to Charge, Medtronic Warns

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:37:17 +0000

In an October 2016 “Urgent Field Safety Notice”, Medtronic warned that some rechargers for its deep brain stimulation devices may be prone to an “error state” and fail to charge. According to the letter, some of its Model 37751 rechargers … Continue reading

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Zofran Blamed as Cause for Cleft Palate in New Lawsuit

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:24:33 +0000

On October 3, 2016, a mother claimed that the active ingredient in the anti-nausea drug Zofran’s caused her son to develop cleft palate and cleft lip in the womb. The woman, from Oneida, New York, filed her case in the … Continue reading

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Premature Battery Depletion of Defibrillator Caused Two Deaths

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:15:43 +0000

On October 11, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety warning for premature battery depletion of the St. Jude Medical Implanted Defibrillator. The St. Jude products in question were manufactured before May 2015 and are ICD and CRT-D … Continue reading

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Personal Panic Devices Recalled Due to Malfunction

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:18:11 +0000

Interlogix is recalling 67,000 personal panic devices because they may fail to operate in case of an emergency. According to a recall alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, “The wireless personal panic devices can fail … Continue reading

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Talcum Powder Lawsuits Continue to Pile Up

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:17:53 +0000

Johnson & Johnson is faced with a growing number of lawsuits from women who allege that Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower body powder are responsible for their ovarian cancer. The lawsuits include wrongful death lawsuits from the families … Continue reading

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