Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
December 8, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Sheboygan, WI Battalion Chief Gary Kolberg from the Sheyboygan Fire Department in Sheboygan, Wisconsin says the dehumidifier in the house his firefighters were called to was so incinerated he couldn’t even tell what the serial number was on the unit.Read [ Fire Department Sees Two Dehumidifier Fires in Sheboygan ]
December 8, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Dublin, IRELAND: While the $1 billion-plus DePuy Pinnacle bellwether verdict continues to be the source for much water cooler chatter and speculation regarding the potential outcome of future trials, lost in the conversation is the impact the allegedly defective devices are having on DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement patients.Read [ DePuy Pinnacle Plaintiff Received Hip Replacement at 16, Says “Life Ruined” ]
December 7, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: Brad Dovell is a resident of Calgary, Alberta who could have gone the Propecia finasteride route for his hair loss. Instead, according to the Calgary Herald (11/11/16) he chose a surgical procedure called ARTAS Robotic, which transplants hair from the back of the scalp and moves it forward to help ‘fill’ sparse areas towards the front. Dr. John Gillespie, of the Gillespie Clinic in Calgary, also noted Propecia help as an option: finasteride that blocks the male hormone dihydrotestosterone, thought to be a precursor to hair loss.Read [ Study: Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Worse in Men with Neurobiological Abnormalities ]
December 6, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Owensboro, KY: It’s a situation that is the closest one might come to a crystal ball: the sentencing of a salvage company owner who allowed the demolition of an asbestos-laden tire plant without protecting his workers from asbestos fibers. As it takes asbestos mesothelioma some 30 years to emerge in most cases, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that new asbestos claims may well be stemming from this incident three decades from now.Read [ Salvage Owner Jailed for Asbestos Violations ]
December 5, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: In spite of assurances by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that a recall of a monitoring device used to help determine the safety and effectiveness of Xarelto did not adversely affect outcomes, some 7,200 Xarelto lawsuits have been filed and consolidated in multidistrict litigation. The first bellwether Xarelto lawsuit is now only months away, scheduled for February of next year.Read [ FDA Assurances Likely Not Enough to Satisfy Xarelto Litigants ]
December 5, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Chicago, IL: A team of radiologists say they have developed a way to remove inferior vena cava filters that is 100 percent successful, even in removing filters that were previously considered irretrievable. The news might provide hope to patients who worry they are stuck with a temporary filter that is causing permanent damage, similar to claims made in IVC filter side effects lawsuits.Read [ Hope For Patients With IVC Filter? ]
December 3, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
New York, NY: “I’ve used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder for more than 50 years and discovering that this talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer is concerning, to say the least,” says Cindy, “because I use it on my granddaughter as well.”Read [ Talcum Powder Cancer Concerns ]
December 3, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: On the heels of a published report in BMJ with regard to the Alere INRatio device, the Alere RecallRead [ FDA Weighs in Alere Recall and Potential for Skewed Results ]
December 2, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A jury in Dallas has awarded $1 billion to six plaintiffs who are suing Johnson & Johnson (J&J) alleging the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant made by the company’s subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., was defective and has caused them adverse health effects and subsequent surgeries to remove the device.Read [ $1B DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Verdict Against J&J ]
December 2, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Camden, NJ: A Benicar side effects lawsuit involving the manufacturers of Benicar olmesartan, identified as Daiichi Sankyo (Daiichi) and Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Forest) may have ended on a motion of summary judgement put forward by the plaintiffs. However, a judge with the US District Court in New Jersey ruled that documents cited by the plaintiffs and characterized by them as an admission of guilt on the part of the defendants, failed to clearly show that Benicar was the cause of sprue-like enteropathy.Read [ Benicar Lawsuit Plaintiffs Attempt Motion for Summary Judgement ]