Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
March 15, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Indianapolis, IN: At least four more IVC Filter lawsuits have been filed so far this month, adding to more than 3,000 complaints that people have been injured by IVC filters that have been referred to as “deadly missiles” when fractured.Read [ IVC Filters “Deadly Missiles” ]
March 15, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Chicago, IL:An Illinois federal judge has extended until April the deadline to allow plaintiffs on a Bravelle class action to join additional parties to the lawsuit.Read [ Federal Judge Extends Deadline to Add Parties to Bravelle Class Action ]
March 14, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder replacement device has recently been recalled due to a higher rate of fracture than indicated on the label. People who have had a shoulder implant to restore arm movement may want to check which device their doctor used.Read [ Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Implant Recall Requires Immediate Attention ]
March 14, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
London, UK: For any plaintiff, or would-be plaintiff considering an Implanon birth control consumer fraud lawsuit, it would be useful to know that complaints against the implantable device (since replaced by Nexplanon) are nothing new. In 2011 The Guardian and Channel 4 News in the UK published a list of complaints that ranged from hundreds of unwanted pregnancies, to thousands of reports detailing adverse reactions.Read [ Implanon Complaints are Not without Precedent ]
March 14, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: While some might characterize it as a case of legal hair-splitting, a California appeals court nonetheless upheld state legal statutes and affirmed a lower court’s ruling in granting summary judgement to the defendant in an asbestosis lawsuit. The ruling was based on grounds that the plaintiff was unable to prove exposure, or probability of exposure, to asbestos.Read [ Evidence in Asbestosis Claim Failed to Meet California Minimums for Plausibility ]
March 12, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC The Washington DC based watchdog group, Public Citizen, was among the first to start ringing the warning bell. In 2011 Public Citizen demanded that the FDA warn patients and doctors that the use of the popular prescription acid-reducing drugs came with serious health risks.Read [ The Watchdog Group that Rang the Bell on Anti-acid Meds ]
March 10, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
St. Louis, MO: Johnson & Johnson (J & J) won its first jury verdict out of four recent Missouri talcum powder cancer lawsuits to go to trial.Read [ Missouri Jury Finds in Favor of Johnson & Johnson on Talcum Powder Case ]
March 10, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
San Diego, CA: A new Alere lawsuit filed earlier this month in San Diego asserts that the allegedly failed Alere INRatio measuring device was approved through the issuance of a 510(k) Clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The problematic measuring system, comprised of test strips and a measuring device, were subject to an FDA-sanctioned Alere recall in 2014. Lawsuits are continuing to roll in.Read [ Failed INRatio Device Fast-Tracked to Market ]
March 9, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: The latest news regarding Roundup and its link to cancer doesn’t look good for Monsanto or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Jess Rowland, the former Deputy Director of the EPA, may have played a major role in a cover-up to hide evidence of the possible cancer-causing glyphosate in Monsanto`s Roundup.Read [ Monsanto-Gate: Leaked Roundup Cancer Report ]
March 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A series of complex legal arguments and maneuvering with regard to jurisdictional issues may have served to briefly divert attention away from Invokana adverse events. However, plaintiffs are nonetheless steeled in their resolve to pursue compensation amidst allegations over Invokana linked with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure.Read [ Invokana Lawsuits Will Remain in Federal Court In Philadelphia ]
- Hoping for a Hassle-Free Hip Implant a Roll of the Dice By Gordon Gibb (Mar-7-17)
- Number of Pending Risperdal Lawsuits Grows to 18,500 Cases By Deb Hipp (Mar-7-17)
- Revenues Drop While Lawsuits Rise over Benicar for Daiichi Sankyo By Gordon Gibb (Mar-6-17)
- Fighting Back Against the High Cost of Insulin By Brenda Craig (Mar-5-17)
- Abilify Makes Headlines By Jane Mundy (Mar-4-17)
- Potential for Permanent Taxotere Hair Loss Not Widely Promoted By Gordon Gibb (Mar-4-17)
- Doctor from Dallas Collects $11.4 million for Blowing the Whistle on Healthcare Fraud By Brenda Craig (Mar-3-17)
- Granuflo Bellwether Case Fails to Prove Fault By Lucy Campbell (Mar-3-17)
- Defective Hip Implants: Newer Isn’t Always Better By Gordon Gibb (Mar-1-17)
- First Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Slated for Trial – and More Mesh Complications By Jane Mundy (Mar-1-17)
- Plaintiffs Looking for a Slam Dunk in First Xarelto Bellwether Trial This Month By Gordon Gibb (Mar-1-17)
- Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Class Action By Jane Mundy (Feb-28-17)
- Eliquis Lawsuits Moving Forward in MDL, Venue Still to be Determined By Gordon Gibb (Feb-27-17)
- Essure or Hysterectomy—the Latter May Be Preferable By Jane Mundy (Feb-27-17)
- Number of Taxotere MDL Lawsuits Surpasses 700 Cases By Deb Hipp (Feb-27-17)
- While FDA Suggests Potential for Testosterone Abuse, Health Canada Takes a Pass By Gordon Gibb (Feb-26-17)
- IVC Filter Recipient Walking Time Bomb? By Jane Mundy (Feb-25-17)
- Implanon Reviews Could Steer Women Away From the Birth Control Device By Deb Hipp (Feb-24-17)
- Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Whistleblower By Jane Mundy (Feb-21-17)
- Risperdal Case Load Shows No Sign of Slowing Down By Gordon Gibb (Feb-21-17)
- Government Agencies Release Recommended Warning for Labeling Drug Products Associated with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome By Deb Hipp (Feb-19-17)
- Blogger Says ‘No Thanks’ to IVC Filter By Gordon Gibb (Feb-19-17)
- Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Confusion and Concern By Jane Mundy (Feb-19-17)
- Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise” By Jane Mundy (Feb-19-17)
- Plaintiff Claims C-Qur Mesh Biologically Incompatible with Human Tissue By Gordon Gibb (Feb-19-17)
- Nurse Lives with Bard IVC Filter tine lost in her Body By Brenda Craig (Feb-16-17)
- Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits Moving Forward in MDL By Gordon Gibb (Feb-15-17)
- Young Mother Recounts Horrid Experience with Birth Control Implant By Gordon Gibb (Feb-15-17)
- Endoscope Disinfection Problems Extend Beyond Devices Themselves By Gordon Gibb (Feb-14-17)
- Federal Judge Dismisses Bravelle Lawsuit in Unusual Removal Situation By Deb Hipp (Feb-14-17)
- Mesothelioma Victim Washed Late Husband’s Work Clothes By Gordon Gibb (Feb-13-17)
- Former Propecia Users May Have Underlying Neurobiological Abnormalities By Deb Hipp (Feb-13-17)
- US Food and Drug Administration, FDA, St. Jude Medical Inc. By Gordon Gibb (Feb-12-17)
- Appeals: I’ve had a Few, but then Too Few to Mention? By Gordon Gibb (Feb-10-17)
- Canadian Study Finds 12 Percent of ADHD Youth Prescribed Antipsychotic Drugs Such as Risperdal By Deb Hipp (Feb-10-17)
- Surgery Patients Demand Monitoring for Potentially Deadly Infection in Class Action By Brenda Craig (Feb-9-17)
- Damning Report on FDA Approval of Power Morcellators Released By Lucy Campbell (Feb-9-17)
- New Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson Filed By Multiple Plaintiffs By Deb Hipp (Feb-9-17)
- Federal Bair Hugger Lawsuits Climbing, Now Number 1105 in MDL By Gordon Gibb (Feb-8-17)
- Latest Defective Catheter Takes Its Place in Long Line of FDA Recalls By Deb Hipp (Feb-8-17)