Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
August 22, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON:Four years ago David had triple bypass heart surgery and he has been suffering from infections ever since. “Nobody could tell us why he was getting so many infections, until we got a letter from the hospital that said this Stockert 3T heater-cooler system used during surgery is linked to a rare bacterial infection,” says Shelly, David’s wife.Read [ Heart Surgery Patient Blames Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System for Infections ]
August 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The idea behind the IVC filter may have been meritorious: for those patients at high risk for blood clot or pulmonary embolism, for whom blood thinners are either not appropriate or ineffective, a so-called ‘catcher’s mitt’ strategically placed within the inferior vena cava artery will entrap a blood clot migrating up from the lower extremities, preventing the clot from reaching the heart or lungs.Read [ The Human Body is Designed to Move, Whereas the IVC Filter is Not: A Disconnect? ]
August 21, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: In the latest talcum powder lawsuit, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been ordered to pay $417 million in damages to a woman who claimed she developed terminal ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products such as Johnson's Baby Powder.Read [ $417M Verdict Awarded Against J&J in California Talcum Powder Lawsuit ]
August 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Pittsburgh, PA: There is little doubt that endoscopes, duodenoscopes and other intricate scopes designed for ‘internal diagnostics’ are a godsend for patients and used hundreds of times a day, says Dr. Raymond Pontzer of Pittsburgh-based UPMC. “The benefit far outweighs the risks,” the director of infection prevention for the nonprofit said in comments published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (07/04/17). However, the risks cannot be discounted, as many an endoscope infection lawsuit has shown.Read [ Scoping the Landscape of Endoscope Infection ]
August 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: In the third week of the current talcum powder trial, plaintiff’s doctor Annie Yessaian explained to the Los Angeles jury that talc can increase the risk of cancer. In its defense, J&J called to the stand Alan Andersen, a former FDA scientist and former director of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, who said that studies showed talc had “unremarkable” effects on human cells.Read [ Talcum Powder Cancer Trial: Who is More Credible? ]
August 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Orlando, FL: The dead do not tell tales about airbag injuries, and there are sixteen people around the world (11 in the US alone) who can no longer speak for themselves after shrapnel from an airbag failure ripped into them and snuffed out their lives in deaths that the Associated Press (AP 06/26/17) characterize as “grisly.”Read [ Recycled Defective Airbags Akin to ‘Ticking Time Bombs’ ]
August 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
St. Louis, MO: A judgement for the defendant made by a lower court was upheld on appeal, affirming the original finding in favor of DePuy Orthopaedics in a hip replacement implant failure lawsuit. And while there is little doubt the plaintiff suffered from her allegedly defective hip implant, issues with the testimony of an expert witness appeared to sink the case for the plaintiff.Read [ Summary Judgment for DePuy Upheld in Defective Hip Lawsuit ]
August 14, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: Plaintiffs have now filed more than 1,400 Propecia lawsuits alleging that the drug, also known as finasteride, caused a variety of side effects, including sexual dysfunction, depression and cognitive disorders. These symptoms may persist even after the drug is discontinued.Read [ Propecia Lawsuit Plaintiffs Should Brace for Statute of Limitations Fight ]
August 14, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Atlanta, GA: In May 2015, Cynthia Ziegler from Brookhaven, Georgia received a devastating diagnosis from her doctor. Ziegler had stage IV lung cancer and there was no reason for optimism. Until that day Ziegler had no idea there was a dangerous cancer lurking in her chest.Read [ Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit for Delayed Diagnosis ]
August 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Dartmouth, NS: It might be argued that an 86-year-old individual shouldn’t be spending his twilight years suffering debilitating pain and surgical mesh complications from an allegedly defective surgical product. But such is the fate of a Canadian man who alleges that Ethicon Physiomesh, which has been recalled by Health Canada, is responsible for his suffering.Read [ Pain from Surgical Mesh Complications Dropped Physiomesh Patient “To My Knees” ]
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- 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)
- Toxic Talc Trial Begins in California By Jane Mundy (Jul-29-17)
- Canadian Manufacturer of Anti-Abuse OxyContin Bioequivalent Seeks FDA Approval By Gordon Gibb (Jul-28-17)
- Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Appellate Ruling, IVC Filter Lawsuit Can Proceed By Gordon Gibb (Jul-28-17)
- Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Cops Shoot Woman with Bipolar Disorder 33 Times By Brenda Craig (Jul-28-17)
- Recycled Airbags Can be Checked, but Most Aren’t By Gordon Gibb (Jul-27-17)
- Mixed Metals at Core of Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implants By Brenda Craig (Jul-27-17)
- Not-Ready-for-Market Herbicide Kills Farmers’ Crops By Brenda Craig (Jul-26-17)
- Abdominal Mesh Agony and Advice By Jane Mundy (Jul-26-17)
- Viagra/Cialis and Melanoma: Jury is Still Out By Jane Mundy (Jul-24-17)
- Risperdal Now the Fastest-Growing Mass Tort Program By Jane Mundy (Jul-24-17)
- Another Catheter Recalled By Jane Mundy (Jul-23-17)
- California Software Company Sues Competitors Over Use of Employment Agreements By Deb Hipp (Jul-22-17)
- Onglyza, Kombiglyze Maintain Risks in Spite of Dismissed Lawsuits By Gordon Gibb (Jul-22-17)
- Improvements in Cleaning Endoscopes Still not Universally Implemented: Study By Gordon Gibb (Jul-21-17)
- Class Action St. Jude Medical Lawsuit Launched in Canada, Seeks $800 Million By Gordon Gibb (Jul-19-17)
- Illinois Fights Opioid Crisis with Class Action Suit By Brenda Craig (Jul-19-17)
- Medtronic Knew About Deficiencies, Lawsuit Says By Gordon Gibb (Jul-18-17)
- Taxotere Multidistrict Litigation May Remand Some Cases to State Courts By Deb Hipp (Jul-18-17)