Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
April 29, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON: Five years ago, attorney Paul Miller told LawyersandSettlements that he had 18 transvaginal mesh cases across Canada. In those five years, more Canadian women - and their doctors - realized the mesh is the cause of their pain and internal damage.Read [ Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits ]
“As of today, we have settled 220 transvaginal mesh cases and about 50 more individuals are getting close to settling,” says Miller at Will Davidson law firm in Toronto.And he is still hearing from women with TVM complications.
April 29, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Toronto, ON: Women in Canada have filed lawsuits alleging their babies developed birth defects after being exposed to Zofran (known generically as ondansetron). Similar to lawsuits filed in the United States, lawsuits in Canada allege women were given Zofran to treat nausea and vomiting linked to morning sickness, even though Zofran was not approved to treat pregnant women.Read [ Zofran Lawsuits Filed in Canada ]
April 29, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Leicester, UK: She was a one-time beauty queen. And yet for 24-year-old Marian Adejokun, the use of medication left her in a coma with the upper layer of her skin shredding away from her body, “like a snake.” And Joel Greaves, a United Kingdom tot of three, was afflicted with Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Doctors initially thought he had chicken pox. The boy’s mother noted that little Joel was suffering from the croup and had been given medication. Zithromax, a powerful antibiotic, is sometimes prescribed in association with croup. Was Joel Greaves a victim of Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome?Read [ Was Toddler a Victim of Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome? ]
April 27, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA: Three recent Risperdal verdicts have given hope to more than 1,700 cases pending in Philadelphia court. One case found in favor of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, because a direct link could not be established between the plaintiff’s use of Risperdal and subsequent development of gynecomastia, or male breasts.Read [ Risperdal Lawsuits Favor Plaintiffs ]
April 27, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
New Orleans, LA: The number of Xarelto lawsuits consolidated for pretrial proceedings sits at more than 4,500, and a lawsuit alleging patients suffered from Xarelto side effects has now been filed in Canada. Meanwhile, the New York Times (3/1/16) reports that some researchers are concerned about data apparently left out of a vital Xarelto study. Whether more Xarelto lawsuits are on the way remains to be seen.Read [ More Than 4,500 Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated ]
April 25, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It’s somewhat ironic that drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo Inc. attempted earlier this month to have a collection of lawsuits dismissed from centralized litigation over allegedly tenuous associations between Benicar side effects and gastrointestinal difficulty according to plaintiff’s claims.Read [ Benicar Sprue-Like Enteropathy and Celiac Diseases Often Transposed ]
April 24, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Newark, NJ: Another lawsuit alleging the Mirena IUD caused Intracranial Hypertension, also known as pseudotumor cerebri, has been filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals. And a wrongful death lawsuit was filed this month.Read [ Mirena Lawsuits Claim Intracranial Hypertension and Wrongful Death ]
April 22, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
St. Paul, MN: While attorneys predict the number of Bair Hugger lawsuits will rise, 3M says there is no evidence that its warming blanket increases the possibility of infection. But plaintiffs claim the warming blanket blows more than hot air.Read [ Bair Hugger Lawsuits Blowing Hot Air? ]
April 22, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Toronto, ON: The headlines in Canada screaming the potential for Actos bladder cancer were loud and compelling, with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) carrying a report from the Associated Press (AP) that the manufacturer of the best-selling diabetes drug on the planet was facing hundreds of lawsuits over the association of Actos and bladder cancer. Plaintiff Nancy Rios was concerned she would lose her bladder.Read [ Four Class-Action Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Bubbling in Canada ]
April 21, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It’s little wonder that IVC filter plaintiffs are ticked about the possibility that the spider-like filter placed into the inferior vena cava, intended to entrap blood clots and prevent them from reaching the lungs, may cause more harm than benefit. It’s also somewhat ironic that the specific placement for the inferior vena cava filter contains a word that many use to describe the reliability and value of the device itself...Read [ Does the IVC Filter Produce More Harm Than Benefit? ]