Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
February 6, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It would come as no surprise that a common scourge amongst Americans remains acid reflux, and similar maladies. For them, a common prescription for a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) serves to provide relief, and minimize the effects of heartburn and related ailments such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).Read [ Do Medication Guides for PPI Kidney Disease and Prevacid Lack Consistency? ]
February 5, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Portland, OR: Given the amount of recent complaints following hernia repair surgery, abdominal mesh complications could soon equal, or even surpass, transvaginal mesh complaints, of which more than 100,000 lawsuits have been filed.Read [ Hernia Mesh Implants: Risks Outweigh Benefits ]
February 4, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Dallas Ft. Worth, Texas: Plaintiffs injured by Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) and R3 hip replacement implant failure filed a petition on February 1 with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate all pending federal BHR and R3 cases in a single venue or courthouse.Read [ Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuits Headed to Multidistrict Litigation ]
February 3, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Fresno, CA: Opponents and families involved in lawsuits against the makers of the chemical herbicide known as Roundup are hailing a “tentative decision” by a California judge based on written arguments to allow glyphosate to be added to the “list of chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer” under California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65). Prop 65 makes it mandatory for the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), a division of the California Environment Protection Agency, to list all known cancer causing chemicals.Read [ Monsanto Loses Labelling Battle in California – Tentatively ]
February 3, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: The maiden bellwether Xarelto lawsuit was originally scheduled to commence this month, an important event given that the number of Xarelto Bleeding Issue cases now exceeds 10,000.Read [ Xarelto Bellwether Pushed Back by NBA All-Star Game ]
February 3, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Las Vegas, NV: While almost all Abilify lawsuits involve gambling addiction, Nancy’s teenage son became addicted to video games and it caused irreparable damage. If Nancy had known about Abilify side effects, she would have discussed with her son’s psychiatrist whether the risks outweighed the benefits. And he wouldn’t have taken the drug.Read [ Abilify Addiction: Age no Barrier ]
February 3, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: The fourth ovarian cancer trial brought against Talc maker Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Imerys Talc America is set to go to court next week. It follows three previous trials, all of which saw multi-million dollar awards for plaintiffs who alleged they developed ovarian cancer from using J&J Talc-containing products. In 2016, talc-product ovarian cancer victims were awarded jury verdicts of $70 million, $72 million and $55 million against J&J.Read [ J&J Talcum Powder Lawsuit Claims Ovarian Cancer Risk Was Known ]
February 2, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
New York, NY: A New York magistrate judge presiding over an Unum disability lawsuit alleging that First Unum Life Insurance improperly terminated a woman's disability coverage refused to remove herself from the case after the plaintiff's attorney questioned whether that judge had represented the insurer six years ago while a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP.Read [ NY Judge Won't Reassign Unum Disability Lawsuit Over Question of Impropriety ]
February 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The massive $1 Billion criminal penalty announced by the US Department of Justice earlier this month surrounding defective Takata airbags is not, in reality, an end to the troubles for the beleaguered Japanese manufacturer. Just one day after the Christmas holiday this past December, German automotive manufacturer BMW announced a recall of nearly 200,000 vehicles currently on the road in China due to defective airbags supplied by Takata. Meanwhile, for owners of vehicles yet to undergo a replacement associated with the largest vehicle recall in US history, airbag injuries remain a threat due to the inherent instability of ammonium nitrate.Read [ Despite $1B Penalty by the Feds, It’s Not Over Yet for Takata: Airbag Injuries ]
January 30, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA: IVC filters are typically considered life-saving devices that can prevent a patient from suffering a pulmonary embolism in cases where the patient cannot take an anticoagulant. Concerns have been raised, however, that patients who have an inferior vena cava filter implanted are at an increased risk of serious complications, including device perforation of major blood vessels. Now, a study suggests that not all patients who receive the filters actually need them, meaning they could needlessly be put at an increased risk of complications.Read [ New Study Suggests IVC Filters are Overused ]
- Something Fishy Allegedly Going on with Atrium C-QUR Mesh By Gordon Gibb (Jan-28-17)
- Problems with Implantable Birth Control Removal Known Since 1994 By Gordon Gibb (Jan-27-17)
- $25M Accutane Settlement Reinstated By Lucy Campbell (Jan-26-17)
- A Tale of Two Billion-Dollar Settlements By Gordon Gibb (Jan-25-17)
- Testosterone Defendant Attempts to Limit Scope of Expert Witness By Gordon Gibb (Jan-24-17)
- Johnson & Johnson Loses Bid to Delay Talcum Powder Cancer Trials By Heidi Turner (Jan-23-17)
- The IVC Filter: Longer is not Always Better By Gordon Gibb (Jan-23-17)
- Taxotere Docetaxel Side Effects Not Limited to Permanent Hair Loss By Gordon Gibb (Jan-22-17)
- Adverse Events for Patients Using Alere INRatio System By Heidi Turner (Jan-21-17)
- Transvaginal Mesh Litigation: Positive Start to 2017 By Jane Mundy (Jan-21-17)
- Johnson & Johnson Faces Another Hip Replacement Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jan-20-17)
- More Talc Litigation Coming in 2017 By Brenda Craig (Jan-19-17)
- In the Midst of Concern Over Endoscope Infection, a New Threat Looms By Gordon Gibb (Jan-19-17)
- Power Morcellator Patient Advocate Dies By Heidi Turner (Jan-19-17)
- Inside the $13 Million Pelvic Mesh Award: A Defendant Without Empathy By Gordon Gibb (Jan-18-17)
- Catheter Recalls Number into the Millions. Will Lawsuits Follow? By Gordon Gibb (Jan-17-17)
- A Renewed Shot at Justice for Bravelle Infertility Plaintiffs By Gordon Gibb (Jan-16-17)
- A Tangle of Hernia Mesh Complaints By Jane Mundy (Jan-15-17)
- Essure: Women Helping Women By Jane Mundy (Jan-13-17)
- Older Model Duodenoscopes Pulled from Market By Lucy Campbell (Jan-13-17)
- Bair Hugger Lawsuits Keep Coming, Class Actions in US and Canada By Gordon Gibb (Jan-13-17)
- Implanon Lawsuits Allege Serious Birth Control Side Effects By Heidi Turner (Jan-13-17)
- Family Donates to University in Memory of Stevens Johnson Syndrome Victim By Heidi Turner (Jan-12-17)
- IVC Filters: Remove from Body and Market By Jane Mundy (Jan-12-17)
- Asbestosis Risk has been known since Roman Times By Gordon Gibb (Jan-11-17)
- Attorney Anticipates Surgical Mesh and Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Similar in Volume By Jane Mundy (Jan-11-17)
- Seventh Risperdal Gynecomastia Case Settled Prior to Trial By Gordon Gibb (Jan-10-17)
- Seismic Shifts For DePuy MDL in 2017? By Gordon Gibb (Jan-7-17)
- Number of Consolidated Taxotere Lawsuits Jumps By Heidi Turner (Jan-6-17)
- $13.7M Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Award Should Stand By Lucy Campbell (Jan-6-17)
- First Xarelto Bellwether Trial Due in March, Others to Follow in 2017 By Gordon Gibb (Jan-6-17)
- 2017 Expected to be a Landmark Year for Airbag Injury Litigation By Gordon Gibb (Jan-6-17)
- Parents Face Pool Drowning Nightmare By Heidi Turner (Jan-6-17)
- J&J’s Cost of Defending its Talcum Powder is Rising By Jane Mundy (Jan-6-17)
- More Evidence Linking Monsanto’s Roundup to Cancer By Jane Mundy (Jan-2-17)
- More Benicar Generics Poised for US Market, Benicar Lawsuits Keep Coming By Gordon Gibb (Jan-1-17)
- “I Could Be a Ticking Time Bomb,” says IVC Filter Patient By Jane Mundy (Dec-31-16)
- Risperdal for Kids Reaps Big Bucks—but for how long? By Jane Mundy (Dec-29-16)
- Was the FDA Aware of Migration Risk Prior to Implanon Approval? By Gordon Gibb (Dec-29-16)
- Stockert 3T System “No Easy Fix” and the FDA’s Catch-22 By Jane Mundy (Dec-27-16)