Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
December 1, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Fort Wayne, IN: Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a raging demon that doesn’t emerge from its lair very often, but when it does, it can be deadly. Doctors, according to a recent report in The Journal Gazette (11/5/15) of Fort Wayne, Indiana, note that Stevens Johnson Syndrome, or SJS, carries with it a 50 percent rate of mortality.Read [ Auto Magnate Survives Stevens Johnson Syndrome ]
December 1, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: Not a day goes by when Sharon doesn’t think she is lucky to be alive. To her surprise, she suffered a heart attack while on Yasmin and was about to have another, if not for the foresight of an ER doctor.Read [ Yasmin Time Bomb ]
November 30, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Baton Rouge, LA: A former cargo worker who was diagnosed with asbestosis disease in 2011 will have his medical costs covered following the ruling of an appeals court in an asbestosis lawsuit.Read [ Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Asbestosis Lung Cancer Victim ]
November 27, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Columbia, SC: After having his foot amputated, Patrick contracted a severe infection next to the bone, which he believes could only have happened in the operating room. He blamed the doctors and the hospital, until he found that the Bair Hugger blanket could have spread airborne contaminants while warming him up.Read [ 3M’s Bair Hugger Lawsuits Heating Up ]
November 27, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Baltimore, MD: It’s ironic in a way that the inferior vena cava filter has the word “inferior” in its name, given the rash of lawsuits that have been forthcoming when plaintiffs find their IVC filter to have failed and caused in some cases grievous health issues when the device has either failed, or migrated away from its initial point of placement.Read [ Latest IVC Filter Lawsuit Alleges Various Injuries ]
November 26, 2015. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A jury has awarded an $11 million verdict against Wright Medical Technology Inc, the makers of allegedly defective Wright Conserve Hip Implants. Considered a bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation (MDL), the Atlanta jury found the plaintiff did have a defective hip implant, and that Wright had misrepresented the safety of the device.Read [ $11M Awarded in Bellwether Wright Conserve Hip Implant MDL ]
November 26, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA: Now that the Zofran lawsuits have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation for pretrial proceedings, the number of lawsuits alleging Zofran side effects included in the MDL has begun to increase. The Zofran side effects lawsuits allege women who used Zofran while pregnant gave birth to infants with birth defects, including cleft palate and respiratory distress.Read [ Zofran MDL Grows in First Months ]
November 24, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: A drug conspiracy theorist could posit that Merck is double-dipping. Say the Propecia manufacturer and the testosterone manufacturer are in cahoots together because Propecia victims are increasingly needing testosterone treatment due to Propecia side effects. Oh wait, Merck makes both the hair loss drug and testosterone drugs. Cha-ching!Read [ Propecia and “Drug-Induced Harm” ]
November 24, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: While most Harvoni Denied Insurance Claim Lawsuits take issue with insurance companies that balk at approving Harvoni treatment for hepatitis C in spite of medical need, one must only look at the pricing strategy maintained by Harvoni manufacturer Gilead for clues that could lead to another smoking gun.Read [ Debunking Harvoni Pricing ]
November 24, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
New Orleans, LA: More Xarelto lawsuits alleging patients suffered serious bleeding events after using the anticoagulant have been filed, with the multidistrict litigation now sitting at more than 2,200 consolidated cases. Plaintiffs say they were not adequately warned about the risk of Xarelto side effects, nor were they warned that Xarelto, unlike its predecessor, did not have an approved antidote.Read [ More Xarelto Lawsuits Filed, As MDL Grows ]