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Published: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:34:11 -0800

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Settlement: $247M Verdict Rendered In Bellwether DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Trial

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:13:48 -0800

Dallas, TX: A $247 million verdict has been awarded against the maker of DePuy’s Pinnacle line of metal-on-metal hip implants, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc, and its parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J), with $90 million in punitive damages against J&J and $78 million in punitive damages against DePuy. The settlement is the third consecutive multi-million dollar verdict delivered in this multidistrict litigation.

Potential Lawsuit: FDA Issues Warning for Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:02:16 -0800

Washington, DC: the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert to the public and healthcare providers alike, stating that the agency has not approved injectable silicone for use to enhance or augment the body. Such use can lead to ongoing pain, infections, and serious injuries, such as scarring and permanent disfigurement, embolism (blockage of a blood vessel), stroke, and death, the agency warns.

Potential Lawsuit: Legionnaires' Disease Closes Disneyland in California

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:46:56 -0800

Los Angeles, CA: Several cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in people who visited Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, have resulted in the closure of the theme park. The bacteria were discovered in two contaminated cooling towers following an inspection by Orange County health officials.

Settlement: Family Awarded $7M in Prison Suicide Lawsuit

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:39:06 -0800

Santa Cruz, CA: A $7 million settlement has been awarded to the family of a mentally ill woman who killed herself while incarcerated in a privately-owned prison in Delaware County. The first responder negligence lawsuit was made by the mother of the deceased.

Potential Lawsuit: When Deceased Donations to Alleged Medical Science Become Trafficking in Body Parts

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:05:35 -0800

Chicago, IL: Illegal trafficking of body parts may be closer to home than many people want to believe. A mother in Chicago, who lost her 23-year old son to spindle cell sarcoma and subsequently donated his body to science, as he had instructed her, found out that several medical businesses had harvested and mishandled her son’s remains, possibly for profit.

Potential Lawsuit: Bed Bug Infestation Lawsuit News and Legal Information

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:06:19 -0800

Bed bug infestations and subsequent bed bug lawsuits are increasing. Although bed bug bites are not known to transmit disease, these pests do cause physical and mental health side effects and financial issues, which have resulted in many bed bug lawsuits. Bed bug attorneys have filed lawsuits against hotels and resorts, including a Disney bed bug lawsuit. Bed bug complaints also involve cruise ships and airlines, condos and schools. And these pests aren’t limited to beds: they hide in seats and clothes and make their way to furniture stores and recently a movie theater. They are found almost anywhere.

Potential Lawsuit: Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked with Higher Rates of Gastric Cancer in H Pylori Patients

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:25:39 -0700

Santa Cruz, CA: A new study on the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) in patients who have been treated successfully for Helicobacter pylori shows that the drugs more than double the risk for gastric cancer.

Potential Lawsuit: Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirators Contraindicated for Uterine Fibroid Removal

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:27:26 -0700

Washington, DC: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided the medical community with guidance on the use of ultrasonic surgical aspirators. Specifically, the agency is advising companies that make the devices to label them as contraindicated for the removal of uterine fibroids. The non-binding guidance from the agency serves to strengthen its recent warnings about the use of power morcellators to remove uterine fibroids, which has reduced the surgical options for women requiring removal of fibroids.

Potential Lawsuit: Opioid Epidemic Spawns Investor Lawsuits

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:13:23 -0700

Santa Cruz, CA: In the wake of the growing national opioid crisis, investors that hold shares in pharmaceutical companies, such as Purdue Pharma and Abbott Laboratories, are filing lawsuits alleging the drug makers misled them about the safety and efficacy of opioids.

Lawsuit Filed: Dimensions Health Faces Class Action Over Hospital Privileges for Fake OB-GYN

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:23:38 -0700

Annapolis, MD: medical malpractice class action lawsuit has been filed against Dimensions Health Corp., alleging it allowed a former OB-GYN, who obtained his medical license fraudulently using a false Social Security number, to perform hundreds of deliveries and emergency cesarean sections.

Settlement: $2M Awarded in Sexual Harassment Case of A Minor

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:23:24 -0700

Los Angeles, CA: A $2 million settlement has been awarded in the case of a 13-year old student who alleged she suffered sexual harassment by her teacher.

Potential Lawsuit: Exactech Optetrak Knee Replacement Failure Lawsuit Information

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:54:47 -0700

Santa Cruz, CA: Complaints regarding the design of the Exactech Optetrak knee replacement are coming to light, particularly allegations of early implant failures due to defective design.

Settlement: $36M Award to Family Of Child Injured Trying to Catch School Bus

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:14:43 -0700

San Bernardino, CA:A $36.1 million personal injury settlement has been awarded to the family of a now 11-year old girl who was hit by a car while attempting to catch her school bus. The accident left her with severe injuries including fractures to her neck, arm, leg and pelvis, and a permanent traumatic brain injury that requires she is cared for by a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the rest of her life.

Potential Lawsuit: Bed Bug Infestations in Correctional and Psychiatric Institutions

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:54:30 -0700

Nashville, TN: Reports of bed bug infestations in correctional or psychiatric institutions are being made nationwide.

Potential Lawsuit: Negligence Lawsuit in California Wildfires - Lawsuit News & Legal Information

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:26:08 -0700

Santa Rosa, CA: Amid allegations of negligence in its mitigation of the risk and spread of the deadly Coffey Park and Sonoma County wildfires California power supplier PG&E finds itself facing the possibility of lawsuits.

Potential Lawsuit: Las Vegas Mass Shooting Launches Negligence and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:09:12 -0700

Las Vegas, NV: In the wake of the October 1st, mass shooting at the Route 91 festival at the MGM Resort Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, personal injury lawsuits are being filed. Among the allegations is the failure of the MGM Mandalay Bay hotel-casino to respond quickly enough to the shooting at one of their security guards by Stephen Paddock, who had checked into the hotel prior to the festival.

Settlement: Wright Medical to pay $340M to end Hip Implant Failure Lawsuits

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:39:05 -0700

Los Angeles, CA: Wright Medical Technologies has announced it will pay $340 million to end about 2000 claims resulting from alleged failure of its hip implant devices. This settlement will augment the Wright defective hip implant settlement reached in 2016 by $90 million, according to the defendant’s legal counsel.

Settlement: $140M Awarded in Androgel Heart Attack Lawsuit

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:35:02 -0700

Chicago, IL: AbbiVie, maker of the testosterone replacement therapy AndroGel, has been ordered to pay over $140 million to a man who alleges he suffered a heart attack as a result of using the drug.

Potential Lawsuit: Reports of Choking Prompt Playtex Recall of 5 Million Children's Plates and Bowls

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:24:05 -0700

Washington, DC: Playtex, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling Playtex plates and bowls for children. The recall involves about 3.6 million plates and bowls sold in the US and a further 1.9 million sold in Canada. The recall follows reports of children choking on peeling plastic from the plates and bowls.

Potential Lawsuit: FDA Warns of Adverse Event with Intraocular Injections of Triamcinolone, Moxifloxacin, and Vancomycin

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:12:13 -0700

Washington, DC: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued information on an adverse event report concerning a patient who was diagnosed postoperatively with bilateral hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis (HORV) resulting from injections of a compounded triamcinolone, moxifloxacin, and vancomycin (TMV) formulation. The patient developed HORV after being given injections in each eye at the end of cataract surgery procedures that were done two weeks apart.