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Invokana Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL in New Jersey

Invokana Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL in New Jersey November 20, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Trenton, NJ: The FDA warns of fracture risk with Invokana and Invokamet and more recently of a higher risk for foot and leg amputation. The lawsuit chickens have now come home to roost.
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Actemra Linked to Heart Attacks and Deaths, But Label Remains Unchanged

Actemra Linked to Heart Attacks and Deaths, But Label Remains Unchanged November 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A recent presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology identified various factors that might predict the capacity for a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to have success in tapering dosage of biologic medication such as Actemra (tocilizumab). The presentation was based on a study conducted by Dr. Takaaki Komiya and colleagues from Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine. However, according to WebMD (11/06/17), there was no mention of Actemra linked to heart attacks and deaths.
Read [ Actemra Linked to Heart Attacks and Deaths, But Label Remains Unchanged ]

California Startup Has Faced Three Class Action Lawsuits in its Young History

California Startup Has Faced Three Class Action Lawsuits in its Young History November 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: A shopping service that found favor with busy urban professionals but vilified by some of its service personnel is set to finalize a settlement worth $4.6 million in January 2018, reports the San Francisco Business Times (05/24/17). The class action California overtime lawsuit was brought by employees and independent contractors of Maplebear Inc., doing business as Instacart, and will settle plaintiff’s angst over various allegations, including a service fee that many users of the shopping service assumed was a built-in tip for drivers, but wasn’t.
Read [ California Startup Has Faced Three Class Action Lawsuits in its Young History ]

Uber Driver Rape Victim’s Lawsuit Demands Overhaul of Uber Safety Measures

Uber Driver Rape Victim’s Lawsuit Demands Overhaul of Uber Safety Measures November 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Long Beach, CA: A California woman, known as ‘Jane Doe’ has filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc., the well-known ride share program, alleging the company practices negligent hiring practices that caused her to be the victim of rape by an Uber driver with a history of violent crimes.
Read [ Uber Driver Rape Victim’s Lawsuit Demands Overhaul of Uber Safety Measures ]

Respected Consumer Advocate Public Citizen wants Benicar Banned

Respected Consumer Advocate Public Citizen wants Benicar Banned November 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Santa Cruz, CA: Prospective plaintiffs who did not make it into the $300 million Benicar settlement and concerned about the capacity for filing a Benicar lawsuit going forward will be cheered by the latest petition to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen.
Read [ Respected Consumer Advocate Public Citizen wants Benicar Banned ]

Is it Getting Just a Bit Harder to Bring an Eliquis Lawsuit?

Is it Getting Just a Bit Harder to Bring an Eliquis Lawsuit? November 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Manhattan, NY: A new study that appears to deflect some heat away from Eliquis bleeding risks, combines with a previous court decision by a federal judge back in May to intensify the challenge involved in bringing a successful Eliquis lawsuit.
Read [ Is it Getting Just a Bit Harder to Bring an Eliquis Lawsuit? ]

Transvaginal Mesh Victim calls Implant the “Alien Thing”

Transvaginal Mesh Victim calls Implant the “Alien Thing” November 18, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Anniston, MO:: Since Jane had her first transvaginal mesh implant she has dealt with pain and incontinence (she didn’t even have this issue before the implant), two rounds of Botox, self-catheterization, and infections and if it can’t get any worse, she and her husband can no longer have sexual intercourse.
Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Victim calls Implant the “Alien Thing” ]

Trial for First Philadelphia Mass Tort Xarelto Lawsuit Finally Underway

Trial for First Philadelphia Mass Tort Xarelto Lawsuit Finally Underway November 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: The first trial in the large Xarelto mass tort in Philadelphia is underway, with damning testimony already on the record from a former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While three bellwether lawsuits have already been tried in multidistrict litigation in Louisiana, the Xarelto lawsuit brought by plaintiff Lynn Hartman is the first of some 1,500 cases housed in the Philadelphia mass tort to face a jury.
Read [ Trial for First Philadelphia Mass Tort Xarelto Lawsuit Finally Underway ]

Georgia Widow Sues Hospital for Bedsores

Georgia Widow Sues Hospital for Bedsores November 17, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Atlanta, GA: A Georgia widow has filed a Medical Malpractice lawsuit against an Atlanta hospital group. She is charging that negligent care caused her husband to endure fourth-degree bedsores during his stay at the facility and resulted in unnecessary suffering that ultimately lead to his death.
Read [ Georgia Widow Sues Hospital for Bedsores ]

Medtronic SynchroMed Plaintiff Loses Case, But Will He Appeal?

Medtronic SynchroMed Plaintiff Loses Case, But Will He Appeal? November 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA: A Medtronic SynchroMed Infusion pump lawsuit brought by a plaintiff who without doubt suffered as the result of an allegedly defective medical device, saw his case lost due to legal precedent and various legal roadblocks that preempted his claims and assertions under a Medical Device Amendment (MDA) to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).
Read [ Medtronic SynchroMed Plaintiff Loses Case, But Will He Appeal? ]

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