Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
June 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: When Sharon had a Hip replacement she expected, and was told, it would improve her quality of life, her overall well-being. Instead, her health has deteriorated and she is totally disabled. And her third hip revision surgery is scheduled for next month.Read [ Hip Replacement Patient says Better Off Without ]
June 27, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Miami, FL: A Miami woman allegedly suffered burns to part of her body when a pressure cooker exploded while she was cooking, according to WPLG-10 news.Read [ Woman Burned When Pressure Cooker Explodes ]
June 27, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Trenton, NJ: A New Jersey man has filed a federal lawsuit against drug manufacturers Bristol-Myers Squibb and Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals, claiming he suffered injuries after taking the diabetes drug Saxagliptin, sold under the brand names Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR.Read [ New Jersey Man Claims Diabetes Medicine Caused His Heart Disease ]
June 27, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Not only is the failure rate of Zimmer Biomet shoulder surgery abnormally high, a new study shows that some patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery have an increased risk of complications, including the need for revision surgery—which comes with its own set of risks.Read [ Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Failure: Consider Rehabilitation over Revision Surgery ]
June 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Jacksonville, FL: While Florida premises liability runs the gamut from dog bites to slips and falls, proprietors of hot food and beverages are required to observe caution in order to avoid spills of hot liquid that could injure either an employee, or a customer. To that end, a Starbucks located in the Sunshine State has been hit with a $100,000 judgement over a hot-liquid spill that resulted in a consumer suffering a burn injury.Read [ Florida Premises Liability Lawsuit Results in Jury Award for Burn Victim ]
June 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: The Risperdal lawsuit count now stands at a number above 18,000. To that end a staggering number of cases name pharmaceutical giants Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals as defendants. Most allege Risperdal gynecomastia, a Risperdal side effect characterized as the growth of male breast tissue. However one Risperdal lawsuit was recently filed in Missouri alleging that Risperdal had been prescribed to children as young as two years of age.Read [ Risperdal Lawsuit Hit 18,000 and Climbing, Status Update Due in July ]
June 24, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA Final results from two independent clinical trials indicate the amputation risk for users of the Type 2 Diabetes drug Canagliflozin, marketed as Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR, are much greater than previously understood.Read [ FDA Black Box Warning Adds Fuel to Invokana Lawsuits ]
June 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Las Vegas, NV: An otherwise minor crash in a car with a recalled airbag not only caused the young female driver emotional trauma, pain and injuries to her neck and vocal cords, but also speaks to just how a defective airbag got into her car in the first place, together with the lack of effective oversight.Read [ Airbag Injury to Young Teen Caused by Reused defective Airbag ]
June 22, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When Chicago’s Abbott Laboratories acquired St. Jude Medical in a $25 billion acquisition this past January, it appears to have inherited a billion-dollars’ worth of headaches that pre-existed before the takeover happened. And now, Abbott is in receipt of a warning letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with regard to issues involving battery problems with its St. Jude defibrillators, and security issues with its home monitoring systems.Read [ FDA Dresses Down St. Jude Medical over Faulty Lithium Defibrillator Batteries ]
June 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Any medical device plaintiff fighting an endoscope infection lawsuit appears to have a friend in Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash). The Democratic lawmaker noted back in April that she had become alarmed in the face of a superbug outbreak in Europe late last year, and thus had issued a request to medical device manufacturer Olympus Corp. (Olympus) for data that would demonstrate a redesigned medical device was safe.Read [ Are Recalled Duodenoscopes Any Safer? ]