Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
September 7, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC:: Federal investigators have revealed a massive scheme by Insys, maker of Subsys, a sprayable form of fentanyl, to mislead insurers and boost sales of the opioid. The congressional investigation is led by Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, where deaths by opioid overdose have more than doubled between 2005 and 2014.Read [ Insys Faked Cancer Patients to Get Fentanyl Sales ]
September 6, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: In the accepted parlance of the pharmaceutical and medical industries, a drug is considered not unsafe for the intended patient if the benefits of the drug outweigh the risk. One can therefore assume that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took this mantra to heart in 2009 when the federal regulator approved Onglyza (saxagliptin) in spite of reservations over potential saxagliptin side effects and the results of clinical trials associated with Onglyza conducted before the drug was approved.Read [ Despite Concerns over Onglyza, FDA Keeps Going Back to the Trough ]
September 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: The makers of a testosterone supplement that only carries FDA approval for hypogonadism (severely depleted testosterone) but nonetheless has been heavily marketed to treat a largely manufactured disease, won their day in court at the end of last month when a jury in state court found in favor of AndroGel manufacturer AbbVie. The decision translates to a loss for the plaintiff, who alleged in his testosterone lawsuit that his heart attack was associated with his use of AndroGel.Read [ Testosterone Lawsuits Begin, Outcomes Split ]
September 4, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Santa Cruz, CA:Drug maker Daiichi Sankyo has now offered $300 million to settle more than 2,000 Benicar lawsuits based on allegations that blood pressure medications, Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, and Tribenzor caused serious gastrointestinal injuries. But Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Apotex, Inc., Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Ascend Laboratories LLC are in various stages of marketing generic Benicar in the US. A Canadian version of Daichi Sankyo’s Benicar, sold under the name Olmetec, is also available to Americans who manage to do their prescription shopping over the border. Cost-conscious consumers may miss out on information about Benicar side effects when they buy essentially the same drug under another name.Read [ Are Benicar Generics Flying Under the Radar? ]
September 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Newark, NJ: The majority of Mirena birth control side effects lawsuits are associated with device migration and various injuries stemming from the intra-uterine birth control device having drifted away from its original insertion point. Reported incidences of Mirena uterine perforation have included reports of uterine perforation when the device is initially inserted or at some point in the future after the device has been in service for some time.Read [ New Jersey Woman Files Mirena Lawsuit Alleging Blurred Vision ]
September 4, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Vancouver, BC: While plaintiffs, both in Canada and the U.S., are joining Bravelle Infertility drug lawsuits against manufacturer Ferring Pharmaceuticals, some couples and individuals have exhausted their finances due to the allegedly ineffective fertility drug. And time is not on their side.Read [ “The Bravelle Clock is Ticking,” Says Canadian Attorney ]
September 1, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC:A recent study conducted by researchers at the Veterans Affairs suggests that Abilify (aripiprazole) may not be as effective at treating depression as the medical community and patients have been led to believe by the manufacturer.Read [ Study Suggests Abilify Risks Outweigh Benefits ]
August 31, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Port Huron, MI: A woman from Michigan claims her late husband, who died of lung cancer, was felled from the aftereffects of asbestos exposure while on the job. To that end, plaintiff Phylis Rutledge filed an asbestosis lawsuit on behalf of the estate of Warren Rutledge against a host of defendants.Read [ Michigan Widow Files Asbestos Lawsuit ]
August 30, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA A jury trial in California recently ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a woman dying of ovarian cancer for failure to warn that the genital talc use could cause cancer. Eva Echeverria used J&J’s Johnson’s Baby Power on a daily basis for decades and claimed talc ultimately led to her cancer diagnosis.Read [ New Information Shown to Jury Produced Record Talc Verdict ]
August 29, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON: Linda has been suffering from debilitating pain since she had routine abdominal mesh surgery. “I was better off before surgery with a little discomfort. Now I find out, too late, that some of the mesh is defective,” she says. “And to make me even angrier, studies show that not all hernias need surgery. I should have sat this one out…Read [ “The More I Find Out about this Hernia Mesh, the Angrier I Get, “ says Surgical Mesh Victim ]
- Zetia and Vytorin Continue to be Controversial By Gordon Gibb (Aug-28-17)
- Snakebite Victim Waits While Insurance Companies Duke it Out in Court By Gordon Gibb (Aug-28-17)
- Signs of Movement in the Taxotere Litigation Process By Brenda Craig (Aug-27-17)
- Stryker Hip Replacement Leads to more Broken Bones By Jane Mundy (Aug-27-17)
- Still Too Soon to Take Echeverria to the Bank By Anne Wallace (Aug-26-17)
- Insulation Failure, Battery Failure and Cyber Hacking - A Triple Threat for Pacemaker Patients By Anne Wallace (Aug-24-17)
- Philadelphia Judge Refuses to Overturn $2.5 Million Risperdal Plaintiff Verdict By Gordon Gibb (Aug-23-17)
- Replacement Airbags Pose Serious Risk of Injury to Consumers By Anne Wallace (Aug-23-17)
- Janumet Patient Felled by Cancer of the Pancreas in 2012 By Gordon Gibb (Aug-22-17)
- Heart Surgery Patient Blames Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System for Infections By Jane Mundy (Aug-22-17)
- The Human Body is Designed to Move, Whereas the IVC Filter is Not: A Disconnect? By Gordon Gibb (Aug-21-17)
- Scoping the Landscape of Endoscope Infection By Gordon Gibb (Aug-20-17)
- Talcum Powder Cancer Trial: Who is More Credible? By Jane Mundy (Aug-20-17)
- Recycled Defective Airbags Akin to ‘Ticking Time Bombs’ By Gordon Gibb (Aug-17-17)
- Summary Judgment for DePuy Upheld in Defective Hip Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Aug-17-17)
- Propecia Lawsuit Plaintiffs Should Brace for Statute of Limitations Fight By Anne Wallace (Aug-14-17)
- Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit for Delayed Diagnosis By Brenda Craig (Aug-14-17)
- Pain from Surgical Mesh Complications Dropped Physiomesh Patient “To My Knees” By Gordon Gibb (Aug-12-17)
- Implantable Defibrillators with Faulty Batteries Lead to Class Action By Brenda Craig (Aug-12-17)
- California Saxagliptin Lawsuit Plaintiffs Score Big Procedural Win By Anne Wallace (Aug-11-17)
- Deadline Set in $300 Million Settlement in Benicar Lawsuit – Short Window! By Brenda Craig (Aug-10-17)
- Father Worries about his Incarcerated Son with Risperdal “Female Boobs” By Jane Mundy (Aug-9-17)
- Airbag Recall: My Subaru Passengers in the Back Seat By Jane Mundy (Aug-9-17)
- Contractor Not to Blame for Veterans’ Health Problems By Brenda Craig (Aug-9-17)
- Are Risk of Invokana and Invokamet Bone Fractures a Sign of Fractured Regulations? By Gordon Gibb (Aug-8-17)
- Guardian Denied Disability Lawsuit Goes to Mediation in Florida By Anne Wallace (Aug-8-17)
- Monsanto to Merge with Bayer, While Still Facing Hurdles By Gordon Gibb (Aug-7-17)
- Why Mirena IUD implants are on the Rise By Jane Mundy (Aug-7-17)
- Xarelto Seeking FDA Approval for Lower Dosage While Litigation Posturing Continues By Gordon Gibb (Aug-5-17)
- Another DePuy Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit Heads to Trial By Anne Wallace (Aug-5-17)
- Inside the $300 Million Benicar Settlement By Gordon Gibb (Aug-5-17)
- Defense Win in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Reversed By Gordon Gibb (Aug-3-17)
- Mother and Nurses Blame Catheter for Baby’s Death By Jane Mundy (Aug-3-17)
- $300M Benicar Settlement Reached By Lucy Campbell (Aug-3-17)
- Abilify Victim Gambled away Student Loan and More… By Jane Mundy (Aug-2-17)
- Hip Replacement and Cobalt Poisoning misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's By Jane Mundy (Aug-1-17)
- Actemra Arthritis Medication Suspected in Over a Thousand Deaths By Gordon Gibb (Aug-1-17)
- Women Speak Out About Essure Health Problems By Lucy Campbell (Jul-31-17)
- Widower of Homicide Victim Alleges Florida Premises Liability By Gordon Gibb (Jul-30-17)
- Study Finds That Heater-Cooler Devices Used in Surgery Could Be Contaminated By Deb Hipp (Jul-29-17)