August 29, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
An Illinois Appellate Court recently held that an employer must defend against a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that it was negligent in failing to investigate death threats that its employee had emailed to his family from his work computer, and not subsequently protecting the family from the husband’s threatened harm, which resulted in their death. Regions Bank v. Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc.
2014 IL App. (5th) 130193
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August 29, 2014. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA:
A $9 billion verdict against Takeda Pharmaceuticals will stand, according to US District Judge Rebecca Doherty. The jury hearing a bellweather Actos bladder cancer
case awarded the verdict on April 7th, and it was the first of almost 3,000 lawsuits coordinated before Judge Doherty. The lawsuits allege taking Actos increased the risk of getting bladder cancer.
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August 29, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
It’s possible that the active ingredient in Mirena IUD birth control, levonorgestrel, could trigger breast cancer. That’s the conclusion of a new Finnish study, just published, which found a 19 percent higher incidence rate of breast cancer in women using Mirena and other birth control products containing levonorgestrel, than women not using the devices. Various Mirena side effects have been noted previously, including Mirena uterine perforation
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