Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
February 6, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Hackensack, NJ: Most consumers conversant with adverse reaction reports associated with pharmaceutical drugs are nonetheless surprised upon learning of a particular aspect of Abilify side effects that allegedly can leave an Abilify patient in financial ruin.Read [ Rolling the Dice with Abilify ]
February 5, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Hong Kong: While the FDA has been criticized for its lack of warning and other issues regarding Yasmin and Yaz, the agency is commendable compared to the Hong Kong Health Department. A Hong Kong man recently filed a lawsuit against Bayer claiming the oral contraceptive caused the death of his wife.Read [ Yasmin Death and “Lucky to Be Alive” ]
February 3, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: A request by plaintiffs to review a ruling in late 2015 fell below the radar, but nonetheless speaks to allegations of potential health issues related to Testosterone side effects and alleged efforts by manufacturers to spin a natural aspect of aging in healthy men into a disease for the purposes of selling testosterone supplements.Read [ Testosterone Side Effects: Centralization for Some Lawsuits Hinges on Ruling ]
January 29, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: The United States Supreme Court has decided it will not hear Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a $124 million judgment against it in a Risperdal lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the state of South Carolina, alleging Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals illegally marketed its antipsychotic medication.Read [ US Supreme Court Won’t Hear Risperdal Appeal ]
January 28, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
St. Louis, MO: The consolidation and centralization of Bard IVC Filter lawsuits in Arizona (In re Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2641, JPML August 17, 2015) is indicative of the interest and significance of a legal issue that appears to be poised for further growth amidst the aging American population. With baby boomers advancing into retirement and medical issues such as blood clots continuing to gain a foothold in the greater societal health paradigm, allegedly inferior products aimed at preventing blood clots from fostering serious health issues are themselves the source of grievous concern and related litigation.Read [ Missouri Bard G2 IVC Filter Lawsuit Alleges Defective Design, Lack of Testing ]
January 28, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
New Orleans, LA: The new year has seen more than 400 Xarelto lawsuits added to the multidistrict litigation, with almost 3,000 lawsuits now consolidated for pretrial proceedings. Xarelto lawsuits allege patients given the blood thinner were not properly warned about the increased risk of bleeding events, nor that the newer-generation anticoagulant did not have an approved antidote.Read [ New Year Sees 400 More Lawsuits Added to Xarelto MDL ]
January 27, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY: A judge has reportedly denied GlaxoSmithKline’s motion to dismiss Zofran lawsuits, which alleged the morning sickness drug caused birth defects in infants exposed to the medication prior to birth. Plaintiffs in the Zofran side effects lawsuits argued it’s too early to dismiss the lawsuits because no discovery has happened yet, and because animal studies suggest a link between Zofran and birth defects.Read [ Judge Denies GlaxoSmithKline Motion to Dismiss Lawsuits ]
January 26, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Somerset, NJ: Only men who live in a bubble would not know about Propecia risks by now. Not only are there warnings on television, from commercials to the evening news, there were recently 4.4 million tweets involving @Merck and a Propecia victim.Read [ Propecia Problems Top Twitter ]
January 24, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Fort Wayne, IN: If you came out of hip or knee replacement surgery with an infection, chances are you were wrapped in a Bair Hugger warming blanket during surgery.Read [ Bair Hugger and Knee Replacement—the Perfect Storm ]
January 23, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC:It’s been almost a year since the Zimmer Persona Recall and - specifically - the voluntary Class II recall of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate. The latter is a specific component of the Zimmer Persona system, and has led many a disgruntled and negatively impacted patient to file a Zimmer Persona lawsuit.Read [ Why Are Medical Devices Failing? ]