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October 8, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A Texas man who suffered a concussion, a traumatic brain injury and herniated discs when a tractor-trailer rear-ended him agreed to a $3,350,000 settlement with the trucking company. The Oakley Trucking driver’s cell phone allegedly distracted him at the time of the collision.Read [ $3.3 Million Awarded to Brain Injury Plaintiff Hit By Distracted Driver ]
October 8, 2015. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the three manufacturers of duodenoscopes marketed in the US.. to conduct postmarket surveillance studies to better understand how the devices are reprocessed in real-world settings.Read [ FDA Orders Studies of Duodenoscopes Following Reports of Contamination ]
October 8, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Key West, FL: Two days after a young couple were injured after the stairs on which they were walking collapsed beneath them, a back and neck injury lawsuit has been filed against the owner of the building and, potentially, the insurance company involved with insuring the premises.Read [ Miami Couple Sustain Back and Neck Injury in Stairwell Collapse ]
October 7, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: While the asbestos mesothelioma victim did not live to see this day, the family of the late Edwin Estenson is nonetheless cheered by the stance of the Washington State Court of Appeals in upholding a $4.5 million damage award in an asbestos lawsuit against Caterpillar Inc. (Caterpillar), the industrial machinery company.Read [ Washington Appeals Court Upholds $4.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict ]
October 6, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Midland, MI: Since having AMS transvaginal mesh implanted back in 2005, Lucy has suffered one complication after another. While on vacation two years ago, a minor fall created a “perfect storm,” which led to her being hospitalized for vaginal and rectal hemorrhage. She is finally having the mesh sling removed next week with Dr. Raz, the top mesh removal specialist in the United States.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh “Caused the Perfect Storm” ]
October 5, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: Uber and the “sharing economy” has opened up the California labor law floodgates regarding worker misclassification. More class-action lawsuits have been filed, arguing whether delivery drivers are independent contractors or direct employees.Read [ California Labor Law Class-Action Wheels in Motion for Delivery Drivers ]
October 5, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Chilton, WI: Rosie Bartel is a woman from Chilton, Wisconsin, who went in for a routine knee replacement some years ago. However, Bartel got more than she bargained for and came away from the hospital with more than a new knee. She also left with a MRSA infection that would result in 27 additional surgeries and eventually cost Bartel her right leg, amputated just below the hip. She blames the use of a Bair Hugger forced-air patient warming system during her surgery, eventually filing a Bair Hugger lawsuit.Read [ Bair Hugger: The Answer Is Blowing in the Wind ]
October 4, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington DC: Up until now there has been ongoing concern with regard to side effects associated with Invokana, the type 2 diabetes medication marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Janssen), an offshoot of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. “Invokana Linked with Cardiovascular Injuries and Kidney Failure” is a headline no type 2 diabetes patient currently taking canagliflozin (Invokana) wishes to see.Read [ Additional Concerns Surface Over Invokana Side Effects: FDA ]
October 3, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Cowichan, UK: Andrew Blount, a young computer analyst living in the UK, went to his doctor on September 9 complaining of what he thought was pink eye. The next day he was in the hospital, beginning a journey that has seen the 31-year-old fighting for his life with the most serious form of Stevens Johnson Syndrome, TEN (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis). A new medication Blount had been taking was deemed to have served as the catalyst for the horrific reaction. While the particular medication was not identified, Zithromax side effects have included Stevens Johnson Syndrome in previous cases.Read [ UK Man Devastated by SJS and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis ]
October 2, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Newark, NJ: In addition to the more than 1,000 federal Benicar lawsuits consolidated for pretrial proceedings, Daiichi Sankyo faces Benicar side effects lawsuits filed in state courts, as well. In July, the New Jersey Supreme Court consolidated dozens of those lawsuits in Atlantic County court. Benicar lawsuits allege patients who took the medication developed serious gastrointestinal problems.Read [ Benicar Side Effects Lawsuits Consolidated for Pretrial Proceedings ]