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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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Food Company Execs May Be Held Liable for Food Poisoning Outbreaks

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:31:28 +0000

Instances of food company executives receiving prison sentences and serving time over large, even deadly, food poisoning case are mounting. Now, some wonder why pharmaceutical and medical device company executives are not subject to the same punishments. Stewart Parnell, former … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed Over Alleged Failure of Rex Medical Option IVC Filter

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:35:39 +0000

The family of a now-deceased Florida man has filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania over the alleged failure of the Rex Medical Option Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter device. The lawsuit was filed in Pennsylvania. In September 2014, the man was … Continue reading

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Medtronic Recalls Thousands of Lots of Various Neurovascular Products

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:49:26 +0000

Medtronic PLC just recalled certain lots of four of its neurovascular products. The device maker noted that the recalled devices might lead to a thromboembolic event (blood clot) in patients. The recalled Medtronic neurovascular products are: Pipeline Embolization Device (1742 … Continue reading

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Jurors Told that J&J Obscured Risperdal Gynecomastia Data

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:13:36 +0000

A number of lawsuits have been filed over Risperdal, an antipsychotic medication marketed by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Plaintiffs allege that the drug caused gynecomastia, or abnormal breast growth, in adolescent boys. The suits allege that J&J knew about … Continue reading

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Pretrial Proceedings Moving Forward in First Four Xarelto Bellwether Cases

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:02:20 +0000

In a recent court order, Judge Eldon Fallon, who oversees the Xarelto multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana, outlined the schedule for the first four trials. Judge Fallon has selected four cases to serve as the first bellwether … Continue reading

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Expert Testimony: J&J Talcum Powder Should have Carried Cancer Warning Since 1982

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:48:18 +0000

During an expert testimony, jurors heard that Johnson & Johnson should have placed an ovarian cancer warning on its talcum powder products since 1982. The expert testimony was given by David C. Steinberg, who runs a topical over-the-counter drug compliance … Continue reading

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Traffic Deaths Increase Over 10 Percent in the First Half of the Year

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:57:13 +0000

Deaths due to traffic accidents in the United State rose by 10.4 percent in just the first half of 2016 when compared to the first half of 2015, according to a report issued by The New York Times. The NYT … Continue reading

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Minnesota Court Issues Pretrial Order in Bair Hugger Litigation

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:09:59 +0000

The federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving nearly 700 lawsuits over infections allegedly linked to the use of 3M’s Bair Hugger forced air warmer system continues to move forward in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. In a pretrial order, … Continue reading

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Long Island Man Killed when Car Strikes Tree

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:22:03 +0000

Around 8:35 a.m. on Sunday, October 9, a 19-year-old man from Westbury, New York (on Long Island) was killed when his vehicle struck a tree. Nassau County police Third Squad reports that Quentin Abram Westbury was driving a 2002 Toyota … Continue reading

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Plavix Lawsuits can Proceed in California, State Supreme Court Rules

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:56:35 +0000

In a recent decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that patients or their family members can sue drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb for falsely advertising the benefits of the blood-thinning drug Plavix, although the company and most of the plaintiffs are … Continue reading

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Abilify Compulsive Behavior Lawsuits to be Consolidated in MDL

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 01:40:33 +0000

A federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been established for lawsuits alleging that the antipsychotic drug Abilify caused compulsive behaviors, such as gambling. Plaintiffs allege that drug makers Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb knew about these risks but failed to inform … Continue reading

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Talcum Powder Plaintiff Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against J&J

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:29:37 +0000

Johnson & Johnson is facing a lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman whose daughter died of ovarian cancer, allegedly due to using talcum powder for feminine hygiene. The wrongful death lawsuit alleges that J&J failed to disclose that using … Continue reading

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Class III Voluntary Recall Issued for High Blood Pressure Medication

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:08:50 +0000

As a result of a recent Enforcement Report of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sun Pharma and Lupin  are recalling over 41.5 thousand drug bottles in the United States. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. is recalling 12,109 bottles of … Continue reading

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Fresh Express American Salad Voluntarily Recalled

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:04:49 +0000

A voluntary precautionary recall has been issued by Fresh Express Incorporated of 480 cases of 11-oz. Fresh Express American Salad with a Product Code of G264A12A and a Use-by-Date of October 5, 2016. The reason for the removal of the … Continue reading

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Homeopathic Teething Products May Be Tied to 10 Children’s Deaths and 400 Adverse Event Reports

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:21:34 +0000

Ten children who used what has been described as homeopathic teething tablets have died and another 400 adverse events have been tied to the tablets according to reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency warned caregivers … Continue reading

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Survivors Must Surrender Rights in NY Archdiocese Clergy Sexual Abuse Program

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:56:01 +0000

Cardinal Timothy Dolan recently announced that the Archdiocese of New York is creating a compensation program for individuals who were allegedly abused by Catholic clergy. Under the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) victims must relinquish their rights to sue … Continue reading

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Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels Present Seizure Risk, FDA Warns

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:36:55 +0000

Homeopathic teething tablets and gels may be hazardous to infants and children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns. In a safety alert issued Sept. 30, the agency said it is reviewing adverse events linked to these products. The … Continue reading

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Plaintiffs in DePuy Pinnacle Litigation Say J&J Lied about Hip Implant Safety

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:18:55 +0000

On the first day of the third bellwether trial over the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal implants, jurors heard arguments that DePuy and parent company Johnson & Johnson deceived physicians and patients about the safety of the hip device. The company allegedly … Continue reading

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Gas Leak Causes Explosion in Paterson, New Jersey

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:21:00 +0000

A gas leak in Paterson, New Jersey caused an explosion, destroying two houses. Although two buildings were flattened, the authorities say there were no serious injuries. As a preventative measure, ten firefighters were taken to the hospital to check for … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed against Benicar Citing Psychological Damages

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:49:36 +0000

A lawsuit has been filed by a man against Daiichi Sankyo claiming its blood pressure lowering medication Benicar was the reason for his psychological issues along with multiple physical injuries. The plaintiff’s Benicar lawsuit was filed within the multidistrict litigation … Continue reading

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Lil’ Luxuries Infant Bath Tubs Recalled due to Risk of Serious Injury

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:44:12 +0000

Approximately 86,000 Lil’ Luxuries Infant Bath Tubs with fabric slings have been recalled. The fabric slings on the recalled infant bath tubs may detach from the tub and pose a risk of impact injury or drowning, according to the United … Continue reading

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Viagra Melanoma Lawsuits Expected to Continue Increasing

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:10:40 +0000

The federal multidistrict litigation involving the erectile dysfunction (ED) medication Viagra (sildenafil citrate) continues to proceed. Viagra is manufactured by Pfizer Inc. and is a phosphodiesterase (PDE) 5A inhibitor (PDE5A) that is typically used in the treatment of ED. Viagra … Continue reading

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Long Island Railroad Work and Passengers Collide, Passengers and Workers Injured

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:21:54 +0000

This weekend, a Long Island Railroad (LIRR) work train and a passenger train collided causing a number of injuries to passengers and workers, some serious. Specifically, the work train sideswiped the passenger train. At least 33 workers and passengers were … Continue reading

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Hepatitis B Reactivation in Certain Patients Taking Hepatitis C Drugs

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:55:38 +0000

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has mandated that its most serious warning, the so-called “black box,” be placed on nine brand name hepatitis C virus (HCV) drugs. The call for the black box followed 24 reported cases of … Continue reading

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Stryker Recalls Metal Hip Implant Component in Canada

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:26:21 +0000

Stryker Orthopaedics may be facing a new wave of litigation over a recently recalled metal hip implant component. The Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 femoral heads were recalled in Canada. According to an Aug. 24, 2016 recall alert posted on Health … Continue reading

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Long Island and Manhattan Nursing Homes at the Center of a Blood Infection Probe

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 22:29:13 +0000

Bloodstream infections originating from tainted intravenous (IV) products appear to be the cause of nearly three-dozen patient illnesses in New York nursing homes. One patient death is also being reviewed as part of a New York State Department of Health … Continue reading

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Nexium Kidney Disease Lawsuit Filed, Possibly More to Come

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:25:02 +0000

AstraZeneca may be facing more lawsuits alleging that Nexium, a medication used to treat acid reflux and heartburn, led to kidney damage. Newly filed cases allege that the company failed to disclose the risk of kidney side effects to patients … Continue reading

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Xarelto Plaintiffs Hope for Outcome Similar to Pradaxa Settlement

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 03:20:46 +0000

The current multidistrict litigation (MDL) comprised of more than 7,000 Xarelto (rivoxaban) lawsuits filed against the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Bayer AG is being overseen by the Honorable Judge Eldon E. Fallon in the Eastern District of … Continue reading

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Woman Alleges Permanent Alopecia after Using Taxotere Chemotherapy Drug

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:36:39 +0000

Sanofi-Aventis is facing another lawsuit over its chemotherapy drug, Taxotere. A woman alleges that the company failed to warn about the risk of permanent alopecia, or hair loss, after taking Taxotere. She alleges that the company misled her and her … Continue reading

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Evenflo Recalls 3-in-1 Combination Car Seats Due to Safety Risk

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:09:05 +0000

A recall is being issued for Evenflo combination car seats due to safety risks. The recall, which affects 30,000 units, was launched following reports that children can loosen the safety harness on their own. If they can loosen the safety … Continue reading

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Plastic Pieces Found in Tyson Chicken Nuggets, Recall Issued

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:52:12 +0000

Bags of pre-cooked chicken nuggets sold at Costco are being recalled after customers complained of plastic pieces in their food. A voluntary recall is being issued for Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets, which were sold at Costco locations nationwide. … Continue reading

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CDC Investigators Close E. Coli Investigation of General Mills Flours

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:03:18 +0000

Federal health officials have issued a final report about the investigation into an E. coli outbreak linked to General Mills flour products. In a final report issued on September 29, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said … Continue reading

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Alleged Injuries in IVC Filter Litigation Include Difficult Retrieval

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 21:29:07 +0000

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are devices that are used to prevent blood clots from reaching the heart and lungs. These small, cage-like devices are placed in the inferior vena cava, the major vein that brings blood from the lower … Continue reading

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Explosion in Paterson, New Jersey Destroys Two Homes

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 20:40:59 +0000

A gas leak in Paterson, New Jersey caused an explosion and subsequent fire, flattening two houses. At a news conference on Tuesday, officials said that authorities were informed of a gas odor coming from one of the homes shortly before … Continue reading

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J&J Talcum Powder Lawsuit Verdict Upheld, J&J Appeals

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:58:10 +0000

A $55 million judgment awarded in a 2016 talcum powder lawsuit has been upheld, according to an Order dated September 9th. The Missouri 22nd Judicial Circuit Court for St. Louis City denied Johnson & Johnson’s post-trial motions which included a … Continue reading

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GAO Says FDA Information Systems Riddled with Cybersecurity Flaws

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:26:29 +0000

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) online information system has a number of weaknesses that make it vulnerable to cyberattacks. After conducting a review, GAO said it found over 80 weaknesses … Continue reading

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Legal Rights Restored for Nursing Home Residents and Their Families

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:52:59 +0000

As of November 28, 2016, when an individual or a loved one fills out an application for residency in a nursing home, admission will no longer be contingent on signing away one’s legal rights. With a significant new ruling on … Continue reading

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Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick Calls for Congressional Medical Device Hearing

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:48:35 +0000

Representative Mike Fitzpatrick, who has been calling for stricter medical device regulations, has asked the Committee on Energy and Commerce to hold a medical device hearing in order to update laws. This is not the first time Fitzpatrick has taken … Continue reading

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