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Ethicon Physiomesh Withdrawn from Market, Never Formally Recalled

Ethicon Physiomesh Withdrawn from Market, Never Formally Recalled July 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: A myriad of issues with regard to Ethicon Physiomesh and the accompanying Ethicon Physiomesh complaints were partially responsible for Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, triggering a market recall of their product last year.
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Eliquis Lawsuit Alleges Wrongful Death, Product Misrepresentation

Eliquis Lawsuit Alleges Wrongful Death, Product Misrepresentation July 16, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: Raymond Warme, according to a recent Eliquis lawsuit, was prescribed the new-age blood thinner apixaban for atrial fibrillation. That was in April, 2014. Litigation brought on his behalf by his daughter and partner claim that Warme began to experience gastrointestinal bleeding within two months of starting on the drug. He would not survive.
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Automakers Agree to Compensate Takata Airbag Recall Consumers

Automakers Agree to Compensate Takata Airbag Recall Consumers July 15, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Miami, FL: Four auto manufacturers have agreed to compensate owners of vehicles with recalled Takata airbags in a proposed class action settlement worth $553 million.
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Supreme Court Ruling May Affect Talcum Powder Lawsuit Claims

Supreme Court Ruling May Affect Talcum Powder Lawsuit Claims July 13, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
St. Louis, MO: A June 2017 Supreme Court ruling may hurt Missouri lawsuit claims alleging that Johnson & Johnson's talcum products caused ovarian cancer in women who used Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder or Shower to Shower for personal hygiene.
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Essure Sales Decline as Complaints Increase and ObGyn Tips for Removal

Essure Sales Decline as Complaints Increase and ObGyn Tips for Removal July 13, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Paris, FR: While Essure lawsuits are being filed in France, Canada and the US on behalf of women who have suffered complications from the permanent birth control device (and at least one death in France), gynecologists say a “small minority of women” are requesting removal. But what constitutes a small minority?
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One Year after Blockbuster Risperdal Gynecomastia Award, Lawsuits Now Top 20,000

One Year after Blockbuster Risperdal Gynecomastia Award, Lawsuits Now Top 20,000 July 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: On the day that the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas is holding a status update and discussion on the Risperdal lawsuit file, (July 11, 2017) it’s instructive to look rearwards a year and a week to July 1, 2016 when a $70 million verdict was delivered by a Pennsylvania state court jury favoring the plaintiff in a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit.
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Power Morcellation Cancer Warning One Year Too Late for Doctor

Power Morcellation Cancer Warning One Year Too Late for Doctor July 10, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
:Washington, DC: Dr. Amy Reed, a physician and mother of six had surgery for uterine fibroids with a power morcelletor one year before the FDA first warned about the risk of power morcellators spreading cancer. Dr. Reed died from cancer in May—she was 44 years old.
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Monsanto Loses Bid to Delay Placement of Roundup on Unflattering List

Monsanto Loses Bid to Delay Placement of Roundup on Unflattering List July 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Fresno, CA: Monsanto has been trying very hard to keep the primary ingredient in Monsanto Roundup off a list of cancer-causing chemicals maintained by the state of California. Monsanto maintains that glyphosate, the key ingredient to its popular weed killer, is perfectly safe and does not cause cancer, a fact disputed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. However, Monsanto Roundup causes cancer will indeed, migrate to a list maintained by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment after the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling.
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Second Bellwether Xarelto Lawsuit Goes to Defendant, All Eyes on Third

Second Bellwether Xarelto Lawsuit Goes to Defendant, All Eyes on Third July 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: The second bellwether Xarelto lawsuit in multidistrict litigation over allegations of Xarelto bleedout in association with the new age blood thinner has gone, like the first, to the defendant. While this may prove disappointing to litigants alleging the anticoagulant is unsafe, there are still two more bellwether trials to roll out later this year, with some 15,000 cases in the federal multidistrict litigation pipeline housed in New Orleans. Additional cases are percolating at the state level in Philadelphia.
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New Study Suggests Popular Heartburn Drugs Associated With a Higher Risk of Death

New Study Suggests Popular Heartburn Drugs Associated With a Higher Risk of Death July 7, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
St. Louis, MO: A new study suggests that some popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are associated with a higher risk of death.
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