Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
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.Read [ Talcum Powder Cancer Trial: Who is More Credible? ]
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.Read [ Summary Judgment for DePuy Upheld in Defective Hip Lawsuit ]
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.Read [ Propecia Lawsuit Plaintiffs Should Brace for Statute of Limitations Fight ]
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.Read [ Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit for Delayed Diagnosis ]
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.Read [ Pain from Surgical Mesh Complications Dropped Physiomesh Patient “To My Knees” ]
August 12, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Toronto, Ontario Thousands of Canadians and American cardiac arrhythmia patients with implantable defibrillators powered by faulty ion batteries and manufactured by St. Jude’s Medical Inc. and St. Jude’s Medical Canada are or will soon be eligible to join class actions suits in Canada and the US.Read [ Implantable Defibrillators with Faulty Batteries Lead to Class Action ]
August 11, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC:Saxagliptin lawsuit plaintiffs just got a big victory. The fact that they can sue in California courts under California law will affect whether and how much they can recover for the injuries they have suffered.Read [ California Saxagliptin Lawsuit Plaintiffs Score Big Procedural Win ]
August 10, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Houston, TX Users of the blood pressure medication Benicar will receive an estimated average payout of $100,000 each in a settlement deal reached with Diiachi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories. The company admits no liability but agreed to pay compensation plaintiffs to some individuals who experienced gastrointestinal problems after using the medication.Read [ Deadline Set in $300 Million Settlement in Benicar Lawsuit – Short Window! ]
August 9, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
New Orleans, LA: This is Frank’s story about his son Frankie, who was prescribed Risperdal to treat ADHD when he 11 years old. (Risperdal is frequently prescribed off-label for uses not approved by the FDA.) By the time Frankie was 16, he had developed “female boobs” or gynecomastia. Frank’s son was incarcerated at 18 years of age and he will be eligible for parole in three years, when he is 29 years old.Read [ Father Worries about his Incarcerated Son with Risperdal “Female Boobs” ]
August 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A drug indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes already carries warnings for compelling adverse reactions including a heightened risk for lower limb amputations, kidney failure, diabetic ketoacidosis and cardiovascular injuries. To that end, the FDA warns of fracture risk with Invokana and Invokamet. Yet in spite of such serious side effects associated with Invokana (canagliflozin) and Invokamet (canagliflozin and metformin), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, last year an expanded indication for Invokamet.Read [ Are Risk of Invokana and Invokamet Bone Fractures a Sign of Fractured Regulations? ]
- Monsanto to Merge with Bayer, While Still Facing Hurdles By Gordon Gibb (Aug-7-17)
- Why Mirena IUD implants are on the Rise By Jane Mundy (Aug-7-17)
- Xarelto Seeking FDA Approval for Lower Dosage While Litigation Posturing Continues By Gordon Gibb (Aug-5-17)
- Another DePuy Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit Heads to Trial By Anne Wallace (Aug-5-17)
- Inside the $300 Million Benicar Settlement By Gordon Gibb (Aug-5-17)
- Defense Win in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Reversed By Gordon Gibb (Aug-3-17)
- Mother and Nurses Blame Catheter for Baby’s Death By Jane Mundy (Aug-3-17)
- $300M Benicar Settlement Reached By Lucy Campbell (Aug-3-17)
- Abilify Victim Gambled away Student Loan and More… By Jane Mundy (Aug-2-17)
- Hip Replacement and Cobalt Poisoning misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's By Jane Mundy (Aug-1-17)
- Actemra Arthritis Medication Suspected in Over a Thousand Deaths By Gordon Gibb (Aug-1-17)
- Women Speak Out About Essure Health Problems By Lucy Campbell (Jul-31-17)
- Healthcare Fraudsters Caught in Giant DOJ Sweep By Brenda Craig (Jul-30-17)
- Study Finds That Heater-Cooler Devices Used in Surgery Could Be Contaminated By Deb Hipp (Jul-29-17)
- Toxic Talc Trial Begins in California By Jane Mundy (Jul-29-17)
- Canadian Manufacturer of Anti-Abuse OxyContin Bioequivalent Seeks FDA Approval By Gordon Gibb (Jul-28-17)
- Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Appellate Ruling, IVC Filter Lawsuit Can Proceed By Gordon Gibb (Jul-28-17)
- Mixed Metals at Core of Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implants By Brenda Craig (Jul-27-17)
- Abdominal Mesh Agony and Advice By Jane Mundy (Jul-26-17)
- Viagra/Cialis and Melanoma: Jury is Still Out By Jane Mundy (Jul-24-17)
- Risperdal Now the Fastest-Growing Mass Tort Program By Jane Mundy (Jul-24-17)
- Another Catheter Recalled By Jane Mundy (Jul-23-17)
- California Software Company Sues Competitors Over Use of Employment Agreements By Deb Hipp (Jul-22-17)
- Onglyza, Kombiglyze Maintain Risks in Spite of Dismissed Lawsuits By Gordon Gibb (Jul-22-17)
- ED-530XT Duodenoscopes Recalled By Lucy Campbell (Jul-21-17)
- Improvements in Cleaning Endoscopes Still not Universally Implemented: Study By Gordon Gibb (Jul-21-17)
- Class Action St. Jude Medical Lawsuit Launched in Canada, Seeks $800 Million By Gordon Gibb (Jul-19-17)
- Illinois Fights Opioid Crisis with Class Action Suit By Brenda Craig (Jul-19-17)
- Medtronic Knew About Deficiencies, Lawsuit Says By Gordon Gibb (Jul-18-17)
- Taxotere Multidistrict Litigation May Remand Some Cases to State Courts By Deb Hipp (Jul-18-17)
- Ethicon Physiomesh Withdrawn from Market, Never Formally Recalled By Gordon Gibb (Jul-17-17)
- Eliquis Lawsuit Alleges Wrongful Death, Product Misrepresentation By Gordon Gibb (Jul-16-17)
- Georgia Woman Stricken Following Childbirth Awarded Nearly $46 Million By Gordon Gibb (Jul-15-17)
- Supreme Court Ruling May Affect Talcum Powder Lawsuit Claims By Deb Hipp (Jul-13-17)
- Essure Sales Decline as Complaints Increase and ObGyn Tips for Removal By Jane Mundy (Jul-13-17)
- Charges Laid Against 412 Individuals for Medicaid Fraud and Opioid Prescribing By Lucy Campbell (Jul-13-17)
- One Year after Blockbuster Risperdal Gynecomastia Award, Lawsuits Now Top 20,000 By Gordon Gibb (Jul-11-17)
- Mesothelioma Lawsuit Revived in California By Gordon Gibb (Jul-10-17)
- Power Morcellation Cancer Warning One Year Too Late for Doctor By Jane Mundy (Jul-10-17)
- Monsanto Loses Bid to Delay Placement of Roundup on Unflattering List By Gordon Gibb (Jul-8-17)