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IVC Filters “Deadly Missiles”

IVC Filters “Deadly Missiles” 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.
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Federal Judge Extends Deadline to Add Parties to Bravelle Class Action

Federal Judge Extends Deadline to Add Parties to Bravelle Class Action 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.
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Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Implant Recall Requires Immediate Attention

Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Implant Recall Requires Immediate Attention 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.
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Implanon Complaints are Not without Precedent

Implanon Complaints are Not without Precedent 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.
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Evidence in Asbestosis Claim Failed to Meet California Minimums for Plausibility

Evidence in Asbestosis Claim Failed to Meet California Minimums for Plausibility 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.
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The Watchdog Group that Rang the Bell on Anti-acid Meds

The Watchdog Group that Rang the Bell on Anti-acid Meds 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.
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Missouri Jury Finds in Favor of Johnson & Johnson on Talcum Powder Case

Missouri Jury Finds in Favor of Johnson & Johnson on Talcum Powder Case 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.
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Failed INRatio Device Fast-Tracked to Market

Failed INRatio Device Fast-Tracked to Market 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.
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Monsanto-Gate: Leaked Roundup Cancer Report

Monsanto-Gate: Leaked Roundup Cancer Report 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.
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Invokana Lawsuits Will Remain in Federal Court In Philadelphia

Invokana Lawsuits Will Remain in Federal Court In Philadelphia 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.
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