Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
May 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: As the manufacturers of Monsanto Roundup continue to grapple with Monsanto Roundup lawsuits alleging the active ingredient in the popular herbicide causes cancer, Monsanto has been hit with more litigation over an alleged labelling issue.Read [ Monsanto Hit with Yet Another Lawsuit Over Roundup ]
May 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Camden, NJ: This spring has seen some developments in the Benicar side effects multidistrict litigation over gastrointestinal issues and sprue-like enteropathy associated with olmesartan (Benicar), a medication prescribed for high blood pressure. By the middle of March there were some 1,800 Benicar cases housed in the Benicar MDL in New Jersey.Read [ Benicar Illness and Weight Loss Lawsuit Witnesses Must Produce Records ]
May 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A hip replacement implant failure lawsuit filed earlier this year against Howmedica Osteonics Corp. (Howmedica), the parent company of Stryker Corp. (Stryker), highlights the ongoing litigation that is building over allegedly defective hip implants, and implant components. Late last month, proposed claims with regard to a failed bone implant manufactured by Stryker were given the green light in Philadelphia.Read [ Lawsuits Mount for Stryker Over Allegedly Failed Medical Devices ]
May 6, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Denver, CO: Many state legislatures in the US spent the first quarter considering reform proposals that increased coverage for first responders who suffer mental stress injuries, according to Business Insurance.Read [ State Legislatures on Track to Reform Workers' Compensation for First Responders ]
May 5, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A jury in Missouri has found against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in the latest ovarian cancer talcum powder lawsuit brought by Lois Slemp of Virginia.Read [ $110M Verdict Against J&J In Talc Cancer Trial ]
May 5, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Minneapolis, MN:American patients prescribed Abilify didn’t learn about the drug’s link to gambling and other compulsive behaviors until four years after European patients were warned.Read [ Why was US Warned about Abilify Gambling Risk Four Years after Europe? ]
May 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A Risperdal lawsuit that was initially stopped following a health issue on the part of a jurist, restarted and then thrown out on the second try will be up for a third go if the plaintiff has his way.Read [ Risperdal Lawsuit Plaintiff Up for a Third Try ]
May 3, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Ottawa, ON: We’re coming up to the one-year anniversary that Health Canada, the Canadian equivalent to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), released a guidance review and summaries pertaining to in-depth analysis of the inferior vena cava filter landscape in America’s northern-most neighbor. Akin to the FDA, Health Canada maintains concern for the length of time retrievable filters are left in place.Read [ Health Canada Equally Concerned About IVC Filter Side Effects ]
May 2, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Over the past few years the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system has come under fire after reports of heart bypass patients developing Mycobacterium chimaera infections were traced back to the device. But Stockert isn’t the only heater-cooler system in use.Read [ Stockert 3T Not the Only Heater-Cooler Unit Associated with Infection discovered Years Ago ]
May 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Waltham, MA: An Alere lawsuit that had been proposed as a class action on behalf of litigants alleging injury from inaccurate readings from the INRatio blood monitoring device escaped trial when the parties involved agreed to a settlement at the eleventh hour. Briefings related to J.E. et al. v. Alere Inc. et al (Case No. 1:16-cv-11515, in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts), and motions of dismissal put forward by Alere Inc. had been duly submitted, but the judge in the case had yet to rule on them when the settlement was announced.Read [ INRatio Proposed Class Action Settled Before Alere Lawsuit Could Proceed ]