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November 26, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY: It’s been almost eight years since Eli Lilly agreed to settle more than 18,000 Zyprexa lawsuits alleging patients developed diabetes and other health problems after taking Zyprexa. Those lawsuits alleged patients developed serious Zyprexa side effects as a result of taking the antipsychotic medication, and claimed Eli Lilly failed to warn them about the risks.Read [ Zyprexa Lawsuits ]
November 26, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Kalamazoo, MI: The recent mediated settlement in the Stryker Orthopedics Rejuvenate Modular Hip System Recall will see a base payment of $300,000 made to plaintiffs who required revision surgery for a failed Rejuvenate or ABG II hip prior to November 3, and double that if revision surgery was required for both hips. Meanwhile, the mediated settlement of the mass tort has fueled speculation that other similarly large litigations could be settled in such fashion, outside of the trial courts.Read [ Stryker Hip Recall Mediation Could Be a Sign of Settlements to Come ]
November 25, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Atlanta, GA: Albert’s mother had a Zimmer NexGen knee replacement six years ago and she has been suffering with Zimmer knee replacement problems ever since. “Mom said she was better off before having this NexGen knee,” says Albert.Read [ Better Off before Zimmer NexGen Knee ]
November 25, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Newark, NJ: It will soon be a year since Michigan resident Chandra Shuck launched her Lexapro birth defects lawsuit against Forest Laboratories Inc. (Forest) and H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck). It’s been a lot longer since Shuck held her infant daughter in her arms. The little girl died in the third week of April 2005 after enduring four open heart surgeries in an attempt to correct heart defects. The infant survived just two weeks.Read [ Are Opinions Changing Over the Potential for Lexapro Birth Defects? ]
November 25, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A Georgia jury delivered a verdict of $8.45 million against a hospital where the staff deviated from an appropriate standard of care by failing to seek the help of an on-call obstetrician and emergency resuscitation team, resulting in severe brain injuries including cerebral palsy to an infant during his birth.Read [ $8.45 Million Awarded for Resuscitation Delay Causing Infant’s Cerebral Palsy ]
November 24, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: A California labor lawsuit filed by workers against Sprint Nextel Corp alleges employees were not properly paid for all hours worked. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges employees were not paid for time spent on activities required before clocking in, such as starting computers, in violation of labor laws. The lawsuit also alleges violations of overtime pay laws.Read [ Sprint California Lawsuit Alleges Workers Not Paid Properly ]
November 24, 2014. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a black box warning against using laparoscopic power morcellators in the removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) or fibroids (myomectomy) in the vast majority of women. In their statement, the agency explains that it has put the recommendation into immediate effect, and is also recommending that manufacturers of laparoscopic power morcellators include in their product labeling specific safety statements in the form of a boxed warning and two contraindications.Read [ FDA Issues Black Box Warning for Laparascopic Power Morecellators ]
November 24, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Hartford, CT: It’s one thing when a small business operator decides to opt for cost savings on the backs of his or her employees by misclassifying them as independent contractors and thus, robbing them of any opportunity for overtime pay. It’s quite another when a major employer with global reach allegedly attempts the same thing.Read [ NLRB Decision on FedEx Home Delivery Drivers Could Be Far-Reaching ]
November 23, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: People who are uninsured and seek medical attention are often charged far more than they should be for the hospital’s emergency room services. Hospital emergency room charges are not disclosed prior to the patient obtaining care, meaning the uninsured patient has no way of knowing what his or her charges will be. Attorney Barry Kramer, of the Law Office of Barry Kramer, says uninsured ER patients who received no discount or adjustment on their hospital bill and would like to dispute the excessive charges may be able to file a lawsuit against the hospital.Read [ Emergency Room Overcharges Attorney: Overcharging Uninsured “Almost a National Scandal” ]
November 23, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It’s an extended warranty question that was bound to come up sometime and begs to be asked: when we have a conversation about home warranty insurance, where are the jurisdictional parameters when it comes to manufactured homes? Not mobile homes or trailers per se, but large buildings complete with front porches and the like.Read [ Home Warranty Insurance and the Manufactured Home ]