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February 10, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA: As more Xarelto lawsuits are added to the multidistrict litigation, concerns have been raised that a medical device used in Xarelto’s clinical trial was faulty, which may have affected test results. Now critics are asking for an investigation, while Janssen Pharmaceuticals and the study’s authors maintain the study’s conclusions are accurate.Read [ Can Xarelto Trial Data Be Trusted? It Depends Who You Ask ]
February 9, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: It was back in April of last year when an appellate court affirmed a lower court’s verdict and ruling to award $2.3 million in compensation upon the conclusion of an Asbestos lawsuit brought by Frank and Charlotte Vinciguerra.Read [ Asbestos Mesothelioma Widow’s $2.3 Million Award Delayed Yet Again ]
February 9, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Springfield, MA: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in December argued last December that all the federal Zofran lawsuits be dismissed, but the federal judge sided with more than 200 families who claimed that GSK failed to warn that the anti-nausea drug causes birth defects.Read [ Zofran Judge Favors Plaintiffs, Denies GSK Motion to Dismiss ]
February 8, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: With 34 power morcellator lawsuits filed against Ethicon consolidated for pretrial proceedings and the US government investigating allegations against the makers of power morcellators, 2016 could be a bad year for power morcellation device makers. The devices, used in laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy, have come under scrutiny due to concerns that they could inadvertently spread cancerous tissue throughout a patient’s abdomen, increasing the risk of death.Read [ Officials Ask How FDA Was So Wrong on Risks of Power Morcellation ]
February 8, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: It was in December of last year that an overtime pay laws class action was quietly granted preliminary approval for a $1.5 million settlement. Plaintiffs in the action are looking forward to April 12, the date during which arguments for final approval will be heard.Read [ California Overtime $1.5 Million Settlement Up for Final Approval in April ]
February 7, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Miami, FL: Plaintiffs embroiled in a Lender insurance lawsuit against PNC Bank NA will have the opportunity to avoid the rigors of a trial and still receive what has been described as an excellent compensatory agreement following final approval of a settlement worth $32.3 million.Read [ PNC Bank NA Settles Forced-Place Insurance Lawsuit for $32.3 Million ]
February 7, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Olympus Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of its duodenoscope, which has been linked to serious infections in patients who underwent procedures using the device. Endoscopes and other medical devices have come under fire recently for increasingly complex designs that make proper sterilization of the devices almost impossible. In the case of the Olympic duodenoscope, reports indicate that Olympus will redesign a portion of the device to make it easier to disinfect.Read [ Voluntary Recall of Olympus Duodenoscope Announced While Regulators Slam Device Makers ]
February 6, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY: While Monster Energy faces a variety of lawsuits concerning its actual energy drinks, it no longer has to deal with the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the Beastie Boys. That’s because the lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount in January 2016. With that claim out of the way, Monster Energy can focus again on other energy drink lawsuits concerning warnings on the drink’s label.Read [ Beastie Boys Settle Conflict with Monster Energy ]
February 6, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Hackensack, NJ: Most consumers conversant with adverse reaction reports associated with pharmaceutical drugs are nonetheless surprised upon learning of a particular aspect of Abilify side effects that allegedly can leave an Abilify patient in financial ruin.Read [ Rolling the Dice with Abilify ]
February 5, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
More than 200 women in 40 states who used WEN Hair Care have filed a class action law suit against the conditioning hair care system and its creator, celebrity stylist Chaz Dean. The women who joined the class action suit in November 2015 experienced rashes, irritation, hair breakage, and extreme hair loss after using the infomercial-driven product.Read [ 200 Women File Class Action Law Suit Against Celebrity Hair Care Product WEN ]