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AMS Transvaginal Mesh Settlements—Too Little, Too Late?

AMS Transvaginal Mesh Settlements—Too Little, Too Late? May 2, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Minnetonka, MN: More than 135,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed worldwide, and about 46,000 of those claims were filed against American Medical Systems (AMS) regarding its Endo transvaginal mesh. While some AMS plaintiffs may have been relieved with the news that Endo reached a settlement (and it was the first of the TVM manufacturers to do so), they aren’t satisfied with the outcome.
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Essure No Assurance as Permanent Birth Control and Canadian Essure Class Action

Essure No Assurance as Permanent Birth Control and Canadian Essure Class Action May 1, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Ottawa, ON: While an Essure class-action lawsuit has recently been filed in Canada, the FDA in February called for a black box warning after more than 5,000 women filed complaints - from when the permanent contraceptive device was approved in 2002 until May 2015.
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Are Inferior Vena Cava Filters Effective?

Are Inferior Vena Cava Filters Effective? April 30, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Baton Rouge, LA: The number of lawsuits consolidated for pretrial proceedings in two MDLs continues to grow, with plaintiffs alleging their health was put in jeopardy by IVC filters that broke, fractured or otherwise failed. Meanwhile, researchers asked in an article how IVC filters could have been approved for use with so little evidence of their effectiveness.
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$84 Million Uber Settlement Announced

$84 Million Uber Settlement Announced April 30, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: A settlement has been announced in the Uber lawsuit filed by drivers who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors even though they were treated like employees. The settlement will not see the drivers reclassified as employees, meaning they still will not be eligible for overtime pay, sick leave or other benefits. A similar settlement involving Uber drivers was recently rejected by the judge in that lawsuit.
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Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits April 29, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON: Five years ago, attorney Paul Miller told LawyersandSettlements that he had 18 transvaginal mesh cases across Canada. In those five years, more Canadian women - and their doctors - realized the mesh is the cause of their pain and internal damage.
“As of today, we have settled 220 transvaginal mesh cases and about 50 more individuals are getting close to settling,” says Miller at Will Davidson law firm in Toronto.
And he is still hearing from women with TVM complications.
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Zofran Lawsuits Filed in Canada

Zofran Lawsuits Filed in Canada April 29, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Toronto, ON: Women in Canada have filed lawsuits alleging their babies developed birth defects after being exposed to Zofran (known generically as ondansetron). Similar to lawsuits filed in the United States, lawsuits in Canada allege women were given Zofran to treat nausea and vomiting linked to morning sickness, even though Zofran was not approved to treat pregnant women.
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Was Toddler a Victim of Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome?

Was Toddler a Victim of Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome? April 29, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Leicester, UK: She was a one-time beauty queen. And yet for 24-year-old Marian Adejokun, the use of medication left her in a coma with the upper layer of her skin shredding away from her body, “like a snake.” And Joel Greaves, a United Kingdom tot of three, was afflicted with Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Doctors initially thought he had chicken pox. The boy’s mother noted that little Joel was suffering from the croup and had been given medication. Zithromax, a powerful antibiotic, is sometimes prescribed in association with croup. Was Joel Greaves a victim of Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome?
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Report: Unum Insurance Among the Worst

Report: Unum Insurance Among the Worst April 28, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Portland, OR: If you went only by television commercials, you’d think most insurance customers were satisfied with their insurance experience, happy with the service they received and the claims process. Of course, it’s in their best interests for insurance companies to make themselves look good: customers won’t buy their policies if reports of bad faith insurance and unfairly denied claims are rampant. So how does Unum stack up compared with other insurance companies? Not well, according to at least one organization.
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Lawsuit Filed In Harris County For Tenth Death Caused By Takata Ammonium Nitrate Airbag

Lawsuit Filed In Harris County For Tenth Death Caused By Takata Ammonium Nitrate Airbag April 28, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
Houston, TX, attorneys Mo Aziz and Scott Armstrong of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend are representing the parents of 17-year-old Huma Hanif who was killed on March 31, 2016, by the defective airbag system in her 2002 Honda Civic.
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Did Contractor Drop the Ball on VA Benefits?

Did Contractor Drop the Ball on VA Benefits? April 27, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Norfolk, VA: Retired service personal in dire need of VA benefits would not be cheered by the allegation that a contractor hired to review the cases of thousands of Vietnam veterans for exposure to Agent Orange may have denied benefits in spite of obvious need, all because the contractor was less than thorough in reviewing cases, or so it has been alleged.
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