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Law Firms Watching Actemra Story

Law Firms Watching Actemra Story September 20, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Denver, CO: Law firms across the US are taking a serious interest in a recent investigative piece of journalism by STAT news published on June 5, 2017 which revealed, “The Food and Drug Administration has received reports on 1,128 people who died after taking Actemra, and has reviewed its safety several times since it was approved. But the agency doesn’t have sophisticated tools to determine whether the drug was a culprit or a bystander in those deaths.”
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Talcum Powder Trials: Sympathy versus Science?

Talcum Powder Trials: Sympathy versus Science? September 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Despite lack of consensus in the scientific community directly associating talcum powder with the risk of ovarian cancer, jurors have sided with plaintiffs rather than Johnson & Johnson in four out of six talcum powder lawsuits that have gone to trial.
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Olympus Tagged with Partial Liability in Endoscope Lawsuit

Olympus Tagged with Partial Liability in Endoscope Lawsuit September 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Seattle, WA: One of the world’s leading manufacturers of endoscopes, and a target of a wrongful death trial in an endoscope lawsuit, escaped liability for a patient’s fatal infection but was nonetheless compelled to pay almost $6.6 million to the hospital involved for failing to adequately instruct hospital staff.
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Infusion Pumps, Medtronic SynchroMed among Them, Remain Under Scrutiny

Infusion Pumps, Medtronic SynchroMed among Them, Remain Under Scrutiny September 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The honeymoon the then-fresh Obama Administration was still largely enjoying in 2010 was nonetheless tainted two years into Barack Obama’s Presidency with revelations that hundreds of Americans supposedly had died due to malfunctioning infusion pumps. The Medtronic SynchroMed insulin pump was among the plethora of infusion pumps that were coming under increased scrutiny by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at the time.
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Children Infected by Stockert 3T Surgical Device at New Orleans Children’s Hospital

Children Infected by Stockert 3T Surgical Device at New Orleans Children’s Hospital September 18, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
New Orleans, LA:. Officials at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans have acknowledged that a dozen children were infected with mycobacterium abscessus following heart surgery during June and July of this year. Hospital officials fear that more cases may still appear. The source of the infections appears to be a contaminated Stockert 3-T heater-cooler device, and parents are reportedly considering heart surgery infection lawsuits.
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Sexual Dysfunction was Always There, but the Conversation Changed with Propecia

Sexual Dysfunction was Always There, but the Conversation Changed with Propecia September 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When finasteride (Proscar) was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) in 1992, researchers found higher incidents of sexual dysfunction in study participants taking finasteride when compared against a control group taking a placebo. Two dosages were studied: 5mg, and 1mg. The study, as reported that year in the New England Journal of Medicine, found a higher incidence of impotence, ejaculatory disorders and decreased libido in both treatment groups.
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Risperdal Judge Explains Reasons for Denying Janssen a New Trial

Risperdal Judge Explains Reasons for Denying Janssen a New Trial September 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: As the manufacturer of Risperdal (risperidone) continues their attempts to have a recent plaintiff verdict overturned, the Pennsylvania state judge assigned to the case explained last month why he denied a request by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. for a new trial in the Risperdal side effects lawsuit.
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Benicar Settlement Will Have No Material Financial Impact to Daiichi Sankyo

Benicar Settlement Will Have No Material Financial Impact to Daiichi Sankyo September 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: It appears as if the recent announcement that Benicar manufacturer Daiichi Sankyo will make available $300 million to settle claims over Benicar side effects will not prove to be a hardship for the Japanese drug maker. The Reuters news agency (08/01/17) reported last month that according to a statement from Daiichi Sankyo, the settlement is expected to be funded by a collective of insurance companies underwriting Daiichi’s liabilities. As such, Daiichi Sankyo said the settlement would not have a material impact on its financial position.
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Hurricane Flooding Ups Risk of Airbag Injuries

Hurricane Flooding Ups Risk of Airbag Injuries September 16, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC Cars that had been flooded may hide fatal flaws, including damage to electrical and electronic systems that cause airbags either to fail to deploy when needed or to go off unexpectedly, resulting in serious airbag injuries. Airbag lawsuits have arisen in many different situations. This may be just the latest twist in the plot.
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Surgical Mesh Manufacturer to Appeal Revival of Mesh Lawsuit

Surgical Mesh Manufacturer to Appeal Revival of Mesh Lawsuit September 14, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A surgical mesh lawsuit plaintiff whose case fell to a defense verdict at trial, may nonetheless come away with something after the trial judge granted the plaintiff’s petition for damages. The manufacturer of the pelvic mesh involved, Ethicon Inc. (Ethicon), has appealed the judge’s ruling that the matter can progress to a damage hearing. In so doing, Kimberly Adkins’ case has been revived, at least for now.
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