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Philadelphia Judge Refuses to Overturn $2.5 Million Risperdal Plaintiff Verdict

Philadelphia Judge Refuses to Overturn $2.5 Million Risperdal Plaintiff Verdict August 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: If there was ever any doubt that Risperdal gynecomastia was a compelling issue that too few knew about, that myth was dispelled when a Risperdal lawsuit landed squarely onto the pages of People Magazine in February, 2015.
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Janumet Patient Felled by Cancer of the Pancreas in 2012

Janumet Patient Felled by Cancer of the Pancreas in 2012 August 22, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: When Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin combined) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007, the type 2 diabetes drug was within five years of achieving sales of $1.7 Billion. That year, when Janumet hit blockbuster status by 2012, the parent drug of Janumet – Januvia – earned $4 Billion for manufacturer Merck & Co. Januvia has been associated with Januvia side effects, and has resulted in Januvia cancer lawsuits.
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Heart Surgery Patient Blames Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System for Infections

Heart Surgery Patient Blames Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System for Infections August 22, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON:Four years ago David had triple bypass heart surgery and he has been suffering from infections ever since. “Nobody could tell us why he was getting so many infections, until we got a letter from the hospital that said this Stockert 3T heater-cooler system used during surgery is linked to a rare bacterial infection,” says Shelly, David’s wife.
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The Human Body is Designed to Move, Whereas the IVC Filter is Not: A Disconnect?

The Human Body is Designed to Move, Whereas the IVC Filter is Not: A Disconnect? August 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The idea behind the IVC filter may have been meritorious: for those patients at high risk for blood clot or pulmonary embolism, for whom blood thinners are either not appropriate or ineffective, a so-called ‘catcher’s mitt’ strategically placed within the inferior vena cava artery will entrap a blood clot migrating up from the lower extremities, preventing the clot from reaching the heart or lungs.
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Scoping the Landscape of Endoscope Infection

Scoping the Landscape of Endoscope Infection August 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Pittsburgh, PA: There is little doubt that endoscopes, duodenoscopes and other intricate scopes designed for ‘internal diagnostics’ are a godsend for patients and used hundreds of times a day, says Dr. Raymond Pontzer of Pittsburgh-based UPMC. “The benefit far outweighs the risks,” the director of infection prevention for the nonprofit said in comments published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (07/04/17). However, the risks cannot be discounted, as many an endoscope infection lawsuit has shown.
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Talcum Powder Cancer Trial: Who is More Credible?

Talcum Powder Cancer Trial: Who is More Credible? August 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: In the third week of the current talcum powder trial, plaintiff’s doctor Annie Yessaian explained to the Los Angeles jury that talc can increase the risk of cancer. In its defense, J&J called to the stand Alan Andersen, a former FDA scientist and former director of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, who said that studies showed talc had “unremarkable” effects on human cells.
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Summary Judgment for DePuy Upheld in Defective Hip Lawsuit

Summary Judgment for DePuy Upheld in Defective Hip Lawsuit August 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
St. Louis, MO: A judgement for the defendant made by a lower court was upheld on appeal, affirming the original finding in favor of DePuy Orthopaedics in a hip replacement implant failure lawsuit. And while there is little doubt the plaintiff suffered from her allegedly defective hip implant, issues with the testimony of an expert witness appeared to sink the case for the plaintiff.
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Propecia Lawsuit Plaintiffs Should Brace for Statute of Limitations Fight

Propecia Lawsuit Plaintiffs Should Brace for Statute of Limitations Fight August 14, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: Plaintiffs have now filed more than 1,400 Propecia lawsuits alleging that the drug, also known as finasteride, caused a variety of side effects, including sexual dysfunction, depression and cognitive disorders. These symptoms may persist even after the drug is discontinued.
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Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit for Delayed Diagnosis

Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit for Delayed Diagnosis August 14, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Atlanta, GA: In May 2015, Cynthia Ziegler from Brookhaven, Georgia received a devastating diagnosis from her doctor. Ziegler had stage IV lung cancer and there was no reason for optimism. Until that day Ziegler had no idea there was a dangerous cancer lurking in her chest.
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Pain from Surgical Mesh Complications Dropped Physiomesh Patient “To My Knees”

Pain from Surgical Mesh Complications Dropped Physiomesh Patient “To My Knees” August 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Dartmouth, NS: It might be argued that an 86-year-old individual shouldn’t be spending his twilight years suffering debilitating pain and surgical mesh complications from an allegedly defective surgical product. But such is the fate of a Canadian man who alleges that Ethicon Physiomesh, which has been recalled by Health Canada, is responsible for his suffering.
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