Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
November 26, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Orlando, FL: A new lawsuit has been filed, alleging a patient was harmed by the use of the Ethicon Physiomesh flexible composite mesh. The physiomesh lawsuit was filed in September 2016 by Joanne Quinn, who claims the makers of the mesh knew about the risks associated with the product but failed to properly warn consumers. While Physiomesh litigation is in early stages, the product was voluntarily withdrawn from the market in May 2016.Read [ New Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit Filed ]
November 25, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Harrisonburg, VA: Airbag injuries continue to dominate the conversation over a safety device that was once heralded as a cutting-edge augmentation to existing safety features such as lap belts and shoulder harnesses in vehicles, all designed to increase safety and minimize injury to occupants in the event of a crash. The reality in recent years, according to numerous airbag lawsuits, suggests that airbags are not infallible as safety devices and, in scores of cases, are alleged to inflict airbag injury when the device deploys incorrectly, or unexpectedly.Read [ Takata Airbags Found in High-End Vehicles ]
November 25, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
York, PA: “A good number of attorneys have reported transvaginal mesh adverse events to the FDA on behalf of their clients/patients, but over 23,000 reports are from physicians,” says Madris Tomes, founder of Device Events and former FDA Program Manager. “Physicians are not great at reporting— this is a HUGE number.”Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Deaths Reported as Injuries? ]
November 23, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: As plaintiffs in testosterone lawsuits wait for the testosterone side effect litigation to move forward, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it has approved new labeling changes that will affect all prescription testosterone therapies. The new testosterone labels affect both the Warning and the Abuse and Dependence sections of the drugs' label.Read [ FDA Announces New Testosterone Warnings ]
November 22, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated information concerning a Class 1 Recall for a total of 4,669 HeartWare Ventricular Assist Devices (HVAD), made by Medtronic. An FDA Class 1 recall is the most serious type of recall the agency issues, because the allegedly defective product poses “a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”Read [ FDA Warns Risk of Death and Injury with Recalled HeartWare Heart Implants ]
November 22, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Aventura, FL: “If you’re uninsured, emergency room overcharges can ruin your life,” says Frank. “I realized that when I had to pay for five stitches. The hospital bill was more than putting my kid through two college semesters—it’s like highway robbery!”Read [ If You’re Uninsured Hospital Overcharges can Ruin Your Credit, and More… ]
November 22, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: Any assumption that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) settled a recent Risperdal lawsuit just prior to trial while peering through the rear-view mirror at a large plaintiff verdict from July is pure speculation, according to the attorney representing the plaintiffs. Still, with a $70 million judgement awarded to a Risperdal gynecomastia plaintiff just four months ago, such an assumption is understandable.Read [ Don’t Read Anything into $70 Million Risperdal Settlement: Attorney ]
November 20, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: At first glance it may appear that 33 lawsuits does not represent a high number when compared with hundreds, if not thousands of cases pending tied to other issues of negligence. However the 33 Taxotere hair loss cases currently pending in 16 US District Courts across the country and soon to be consolidated in multidistrict litigation housed at Louisiana are significant when one considers that Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer, and specifically breast cancer.Read [ Latest Taxotere Plaintiff Alleges Permanent Hair Loss ]
November 18, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Stanford, CA: Susan Karnstedt’s story is somewhat unique, given her age when a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) reared its ugly head in the then-24 year old. It proved life-threatening. To save her life, doctors implanted what was at the time cutting-edge technology: a Greenfield IVC filter manufactured by Boston Scientific.Read [ Patient Has IVC Filter Removed After 18 Years, Others Not So Lucky ]
November 17, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
White House Station, NJ: While various lawsuits continue to allege Implanon birth control consumer fraud, the pendulum has nonetheless shifted away from allegations of Implanon problems and more solidly towards concern over acquiring the birth control device in the first place.Read [ Trump’s Win Sees Scores of Women Pursuing Longer Lasting Birth Control ]