Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
April 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Canberra, AUSTRALIA: It was 10 years ago, in 2007 that male nurse Stuart Cain from Australia underwent surgery for a hip replacement. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (07/11/11), which included Cain in a story the network did on hip replacement implant failure in 2011, Cain was active in rugby and other contact sports, and the activity had taken its toll. At the age of 38, he received what was then an innovation in the artificial hip world: the metal-on-metal hip implant, in Cain’s case the DePuy ASR. DePuy Synthes is the Australian unit of pharmaceutical and medical device giant Johnson & Johnson.Read [ Three implants, Two Revisions, One Chance Left ]
April 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: No one disagrees that more research is needed to further quantify, prove or disprove the association, and potential causal relationship between erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis, and the onset of melanoma, one of the more aggressive cancers out there. However, that hasn’t stopped Cialis risk for melanoma lawsuits, and similar litigation alleging Viagra melanoma.Read [ In the Absence of Causal Effect, Viagra and Cialis Melanoma Lawsuits Keep Coming ]
April 3, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
New Brunswick, NJ: A New Jersey man recently sued a business that sells vaping products after an exploding e-cigarette allegedly shot flames down his pants and left him physically and emotionally scarred from the explosion.Read [ E-cigarettes Exploding Batteries Behave like Flaming Rockets ]
April 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Miami, FL: Sara Baker had just picked up her son from the sitter when her compact car was involved in a collision that deployed the Takata-manufactured airbag in Baker’s car. The airbag deployed with such force that shrapnel from the canister flew toward the driver and caused severe lacerations, including grievous airbag injuries to her left ear.Read [ Takata Airbag Injury Plaintiff Almost Lost an Ear, Could Have Been Worse ]
March 31, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: As testosterone side effects lawsuits continue to roll in, a study published last month in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) appears to confirm long-held assertions that testosterone therapy in otherwise healthy men serves only to increase the risks for heart attack and stroke needlessly.Read [ Latest Study Suggests AndroGel Increases Arterial Plaque in Older Men ]
March 29, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: According to a study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, zip-line injuries are on the increase with 17,000 people treated for zip-line-related injuries between 1997 and 2012, the period of the study. The data also show a 70 percent increase in zip-line injuries during 2009-2012, which works out to an average of 10 injuries every day.Read [ Zip-Line Injuries On the Rise ]
March 29, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Francisco, CA In 2010, Ami Dodson was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer and underwent a partial mastectomy to remove the cancer. Her oncologists suggested they follow up with chemotherapy treatments using a drug known as Taxotere. Her prognosis was excellent and there was every expectation she would live a normal life.Read [ California Women Suffers Permanent Hair Loss after Taxotere Chemo – Suit Claims ]
March 28, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA It’s a bargain made long ago with the men and women who run towards danger when the rest of us are running away from it.Read [ Retired Frontline Workers Can Make Worker Compensation Claims ]
March 28, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Dallas, TX:A federal lawsuit filed recently over a popular diabetes medication claims that drug manufacturers failed to warn consumers of heart attack risks associated with the drug.Read [ New Lawsuit Claims Drug Manufacturers Failed to Warn of Risks of Diabetes Medication ]
March 27, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: This August we’ll be coming up to the one-year anniversary of an Eliquis lawsuit filed by Rhonda and James Hancock against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc. The New York couple alleges that apixaban (Eliquis) has been linked to excessive bleeding and other life-threatening conditions, and that the manufacturers failed to disclose Eliquis side effects.Read [ Plaintiff Asserts Eliquis Side Effects Left her with Permanent Injuries ]