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December 3, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
New York, NY: “I’ve used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder for more than 50 years and discovering that this talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer is concerning, to say the least,” says Cindy, “because I use it on my granddaughter as well.”Read [ Talcum Powder Cancer Concerns ]
December 3, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: On the heels of a published report in BMJ with regard to the Alere INRatio device, the Alere RecallRead [ FDA Weighs in Alere Recall and Potential for Skewed Results ]
December 2, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A jury in Dallas has awarded $1 billion to six plaintiffs who are suing Johnson & Johnson (J&J) alleging the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant made by the company’s subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., was defective and has caused them adverse health effects and subsequent surgeries to remove the device.Read [ $1B DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Verdict Against J&J ]
December 2, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Camden, NJ: A Benicar side effects lawsuit involving the manufacturers of Benicar olmesartan, identified as Daiichi Sankyo (Daiichi) and Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Forest) may have ended on a motion of summary judgement put forward by the plaintiffs. However, a judge with the US District Court in New Jersey ruled that documents cited by the plaintiffs and characterized by them as an admission of guilt on the part of the defendants, failed to clearly show that Benicar was the cause of sprue-like enteropathy.Read [ Benicar Lawsuit Plaintiffs Attempt Motion for Summary Judgement ]
December 1, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA: An unpaid wages lawsuit that began a few years ago against Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill (Chipotle) took on an added dimension back in September when a US Congresswoman urged the US Department of Labor (DOL) to investigate Chipotle for alleged wage theft. The lawsuit, together with overtures by US Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut), could be significant for California-based employees of the chain with overtime pay concerns associated with off the clock work, or donning and doffing.Read [ Donning and Doffing Can Equate to Unpaid Wages ]
November 30, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Winnipeg, Canada Christine Asprey’s life went from active and full to an emotional, physical and financial nightmare. All this after what was supposed to be a routine fix with Johnson & Johnson (J & J) transvaginal mesh to solve some minor issues with bladder control.Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Woman Waits for Justice ]
November 30, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Sacramento, CA: A recent ruling in Pennsylvania could have implications for California donning and doffing lawsuits although how far-reaching the implications are remains to be seen. The Pennsylvania donning and doffing lawsuit involved claims that employers should not be able to offset overtime by paying employees for break time. The Pennsylvania Third Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the employees, but what the lawsuit means for California overtime lawsuits and similar claims in other states is not yet known.Read [ Court: Donning and Doffing Not Offset by Paid Break Time ]
November 30, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Gree Electric Appliances of China and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have re-issued a massive recall of allegedly defective dehumidifiers following reports of 450 Fires and $19 million in property damage. According to the CPSC’s website, the brand names included in the recall are Frigidaire, Soleus Air, Kenmore, among others.Read [ Millions of Dehumidifiers Recalled Following Reports of Fire And Property Damage ]
November 30, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The most recent state-sponsored terrorism lawsuit under the recently-passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) was filed earlier this month, within a week of the US Presidential election. The daughters of Emeric J. Harvey, the owner of a trading company housed at the former World Trade Center who died in the 9/11 attacks, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.Read [ Trio of State-Sponsored Terrorism Lawsuits Progressing Cautiously ]
November 30, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: “With all the bad side effects of cancer that I have had to endure, losing my hair permanently because of taxotere was the worst,” says Glenda, a breast cancer survivor. “I will never be talked into Chemo again!”Read [ Cancer Survivor Hopes Taxotere Lawsuit will Channel her Anger ]