Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
May 31, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Mobile, AL: As Invokana lawsuits continue to be filed in both the United States and Canada, pundits continue to wonder if the inmates are running the insane asylum given the reality that two years after approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came reports of Invokana Linked with Cardiovascular Injuries and Kidney Failure, as were other drugs in its class. Specifically, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a potentially fatal health issue associated with Invokana and all SGLT2 inhibitors.Read [ Some Plaintiffs Develop DKA Mere Months after Starting Invokana ]
May 31, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA: Several thousand Rispderdal victims with cases pending nationwide may have received good news this week. A Risperdal case has the first chance for a state appeals court to take into account punitive damages in the ongoing Risperdal trials.Read [ Risperdal Punitive Damages? ]
May 30, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: A new study conducted by researchers at UCLA suggests there is no link between Zofran and birth defects. The study comes as more women are filing lawsuits alleging their infants suffered serious Zofran side effects after exposure in the womb. It also contradicts previous research that suggested a link between the anti-nausea medication and birth defects. Among the side effects alleged in the Zofran lawsuits are an increased risk of heart defects and cleft palate.Read [ New Study Suggests No Link between Zofran and Birth Defects ]
May 28, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Miami, FL: After more than 45,000 adverse event reports, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the maker of the Mirena IUD for a number of health complications. Three lawsuits in the last month alone allege the IUD caused intracranial hypertension, also known as pseudotumor cerebri; uterine perforations; ectopic pregnancies; miscarriage and more…Read [ More Mirena Complications ]
May 27, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Houston, TX: Veteran litigator Howard Nations and his Houston, Texas firm are at the forefront of the litigation against the makers of a medical device known as an Inferior Vena Cava filter, or IVC filter. Intended to prevent strokes or pulmonary edema in patients at risk of deep vein thrombosis, the retrievable style devices are known to fail and result in injury or even death.Read [ IVC Blood Clot Catchers Targeted for Litigation ]
May 27, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Highlighting how little is still understood about Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), officials in Nigeria issued an alert, warning patients to be careful of their medication use after reports of a Stevens Johnson Syndrome-related death. Africa News (5/14/16) reports that officials warned patients that SJS is often a reaction to medication or an infection.Read [ Nigeria Issues Stevens Johnson Syndrome Alert ]
May 26, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
London, ON: “More than 100,000 knee and hip replacements are performed in Canada each year, and in all likelihood most of those surgeries use a Bair Hugger Warming Blanket,” says Canadian attorney Matthew Baer with McKenzie Lake Lawyers in Ontario.Read [ Bair Hugger Blankets Used in Canadian Hospitals ]
May 25, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: “I suffered so much pain trying to get this transvaginal mesh removed that my teenage daughter begged me not to have another surgery,” says Patricia. “But after two surgeries, bits of mesh are still in my body and I have no choice.”Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Revision Surgery on the Rise ]
May 24, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Parsippany, NJ: Credit Daiichi Sankyo for telling it like it is - at least as far as any pharmaceutical company is prepared to go. Side effects are listed right on the main landing page at Benicar.com without having to navigate through an endless series of links to locate information. Even the handsome senior in a wet suit shown as an illustration is admitted to being a model, and not necessarily a patient or health care professional. And yet, that hasn’t stopped 1,239 plaintiffs from filing Benicar lawsuits. And those are the manufacturer’s own numbers, released in a Form 10-K Report.Read [ Benicar Site Carries Tons of Info, but Appears to Omit Sprue-Like Enteropathy ]
May 22, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Phoenix, AZ: More plaintiffs alleging they were harmed by the use of inferior vena cava filters continue to come forward, as the multidistrict litigations for two IVC filter makers continue to grow. The plaintiffs allege they suffered serious IVC filter complications because the filters were defectively designed and not properly tested to ensure safety.Read [ More IVC Filter Plaintiffs Come Forward ]