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Illinois Fights Opioid Crisis with Class Action Suit

Illinois Fights Opioid Crisis with Class Action Suit July 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
St. Clair County, Illinois The opioid addiction crisis has hit St. Clair County, Illinois hard. They are fighting back in a class action lawsuit charging the Purdue Pharma and Abbot Laboratories Inc. put profits ahead of the health and safety of its customers by underplaying the potential harm associated with highly addictive narcotics.
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Medtronic Knew About Deficiencies, Lawsuit Says

Medtronic Knew About Deficiencies, Lawsuit Says July 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Tucson, AZ: Medtronic devices which have been around since 1988 and 1999 respectively have been the focus of much scrutiny in recent years, with the most recent concern landing earlier this year with a Class 1 recall related to software associated with the SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pump. A Class 1 recall, about which anyone considering a Medtronic SynchroMed recall lawsuit would appreciate knowing, is the most serious of the three recall classifications maintained by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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Taxotere Multidistrict Litigation May Remand Some Cases to State Courts

Taxotere Multidistrict Litigation May Remand Some Cases to State Courts July 18, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
New Orleans, LA: Plaintiffs in a Louisiana multidistrict Taxotere litigation have asked the court to remand several cases back to state courts.
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Ethicon Physiomesh Withdrawn from Market, Never Formally Recalled

Ethicon Physiomesh Withdrawn from Market, Never Formally Recalled July 17, 2017.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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