Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
January 16, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: The most recent news on the Bravelle lawsuit front continues to be the capacity for Bravelle litigants to continue their actions, following a failed bid last year by Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. to have the matter dismissed.Read [ A Renewed Shot at Justice for Bravelle Infertility Plaintiffs ]
January 15, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Miami, FL: Knowing you have surgical abdominal mesh in your body that has been recalled is unnerving, to say the least. Even worse, and for many people, suffering pain and infection long after the mesh has been withdrawn or recalled from the market means mesh removal surgery followed by a possible hernia mesh lawsuit.Read [ A Tangle of Hernia Mesh Complaints ]
January 13, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Alameda County, CA: The announcement that Fidelma Fitzpatrick is lead counsel for Essure victims should have Bayer even more concerned that litigation may find in favor of plaintiffs. “In a case like [Essure] where we’re talking about birth control devices and women’s health issues it’s particularly important to have women represented,” said Fitpatrick.Read [ Essure: Women Helping Women ]
January 13, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: Takata will pay $1 billion to the US government for concealing information regarding its defective airbags. Additionally, three Takata executive are facing criminal charges brought by federal prosecutors over the airbag scandal. The Takata airbag recalls are the largest automotive recalls in US history and are the cause of several deaths.Read [ Takata to Pay $1B for Airbag Scandal ]
January 13, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Fuji, the maker of allegedly defective duodenoscopes, has announced it plans to remove its legacy 250/450 duodenoscope models from clinical use. The decision is reportedly based on the limited number of duodenoscopes currently in use, not because of a known safety risk, and noted that it has not received any recent reports of adverse events associated with these scopes.Read [ Older Model Duodenoscopes Pulled from Market ]
January 13, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Harris County, TX: It’s been a little over a year since plaintiff Ruth Childers from Texas filed her Bair Hugger lawsuit against 3M Co. and three other defendants, alleging the forced-air warming blanket system caused a drug-resistant infection that cost the plaintiff her leg. Childers is suing for more than $1 million in compensation by way of her warming blanket lawsuit (Ruth E. Childers v. 3M Company et al, Case No. 2015-73957 in the US District Court, Harris County, Texas).Read [ Bair Hugger Lawsuits Keep Coming, Class Actions in US and Canada ]
January 13, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA: Women are used to being given a long list of side effects linked to their birth control, so hearing about alleged Implanon side effects is likely nothing new. Some birth control comes with alleged risks such as blood clots, others may increase the chances of pseudotumor cerebri, still others can increase the risk of depression. For its part, Implanon reportedly carries an increased risk of device migration. As a result, Implanon is just the latest birth control to face lawsuits alleging women were put at risk of serious side effects.Read [ Implanon Lawsuits Allege Serious Birth Control Side Effects ]
January 12, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Champaign, IL: The family of a young woman who died from Stevens Johnson syndrome has made a $22,000 donation to Vanderbilt University in honor of their lost loved one. Angela Anderson died around Christmas in 2015, only days after seeking medical attention for her SJS symptoms at a hospital. The donation is being used to fund research into SJS.Read [ Family Donates to University in Memory of Stevens Johnson Syndrome Victim ]
January 12, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: The FDA has recommended that IVC filters be removed as soon as the risk has passed. And judging from the growing number of IVC Filter lawsuits, including two inferior vena cava (IVC) filter class actions in Canada, the device may soon be pulled from the market.Read [ IVC Filters: Remove from Body and Market ]
January 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Edmonton, AB: While a class action lawsuit waged against Halliburton Co. has gone on for some 14 years, it’s been more than 114 years that knowledge about the dangers of asbestos and asbestosis lung disease has been known. Only in the last few decades has the industrialized world taken the risks of asbestos seriously by phasing asbestos out in certain products, and asbestos abatement procedures for the renovation industry has reflected the adoption of asbestos as a carcinogen, and a truly hazardous material.Read [ Asbestosis Risk has been known since Roman Times ]