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July 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: An overtime pay laws class action lawsuit in California has concluded with a jury award worth more than $2 million in total damages to be divided up between 11 workers. That translates to individual awards of anywhere between $150,000 and $200,000 per class member according to various criteria.Read [ Eleven Misclassified Workers to Share $2 Million, More Awards Coming ]
July 26, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Bend, OR: Since undergoing abdominal mesh surgery four years ago, Dale has experienced more pain than he did before the mesh was used to repair a hernia. “I get severe pain in the area of my hernia repair and sometimes a burning feeling but I never knew what was causing it, and neither did my doctor,” he says. These symptoms and more are similar to other abdominal mesh victims who needed revision surgery to remove it—or some of it.Read [ Abdominal Mesh Agony and Advice ]
July 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: Recent events involving The Hartford insurance company is demonstrative of the balancing act the insurance industry must maintain between contractual obligations to deserving clients, v. being taken to the cleaners by policyholders attempting to collect benefits they may not, or do not deserve. Somewhere in the middle is the grey area that leads to stonewalling, or denials of legitimate claims for long term disability benefits out of vigilance against being taken advantage of.Read [ The Tightrope Walked by Insurers Inevitably Discriminate Against Legitimate Claims ]
July 24, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Raleigh, NC: Sexually active older men worried about the link between melanoma and Viagra/Cialis can relax—maybe. A new study has found that there is no link to skin cancer and the erectile dysfunction medications, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should keep popping those blue pills.Read [ Viagra/Cialis and Melanoma: Jury is Still Out ]
July 24, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA: In the wake of several juries ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay compensation to Risperdal victims, over 3,600 new Risperdal lawsuits have been filed since the beginning of this year. The number of lawsuits in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has doubled, making the Risperdal mass-tort the largest in the system.Read [ Risperdal Now the Fastest-Growing Mass Tort Program ]
July 23, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Yet another catheter recall has been issued by the FDA. Vascular Solutions, Inc. recalled its Venture Catheters because they can potentially cause a blood clot, which can result in serious injury and even death.Read [ Another Catheter Recalled ]
July 22, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Pleasanton, CA: California cloud computing company Veeva Systems has filed a lawsuit against three of its competitors, hoping to stop companies' widespread misuse of non-compete and other employment agreements that are barred by California law and can restrict employees' basic rights, according to The Mercury News.Read [ California Software Company Sues Competitors Over Use of Employment Agreements ]
July 22, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: Plaintiffs bringing either a saxagliptin lawsuit, or an Onglyza lawsuit (Onglyza is the trade name for saxagliptin) appear to have had a checkered track record in terms of success with their cases in spite of various side effects associated with the Type 2 diabetes drug.Read [ Onglyza, Kombiglyze Maintain Risks in Spite of Dismissed Lawsuits ]
July 21, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: An urgent recall of all Fujifilm ED-530XT duodenoscopes has been issued, due to the difficulty in what the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refers to as “reprocessing.” Reprocessing is a detailed, multistep process to clean and disinfect or sterilize reusable devices. The voluntary recall of the duodenoscopes also includes replacement of the ED-530XT forceps elevator mechanism including the O-ring seal, replacement of the distal end cap, and new Operation Manuals. The FDA has previously issued a warning that duodenoscopes could be linked to the spread of deadly bacteria.Read [ ED-530XT Duodenoscopes Recalled ]
July 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Pittsburgh, PA: A recent study last month has shown that risks of infection stemming from use of endoscopes and duodenoscopes is continuing generally in the healthcare field in spite of guideline updates and other examples of tightening compliance aimed at improving, or even eliminating infection from the reusable devices. It’s the kind of infection passed along from one patient to another that has previously, and continues to fuel many an endoscope lawsuit.Read [ Improvements in Cleaning Endoscopes Still not Universally Implemented: Study ]