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Eliquis Lawsuits Moving Forward in MDL, Venue Still to be Determined

Eliquis Lawsuits Moving Forward in MDL, Venue Still to be Determined February 27, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Miami, FL: Apixaban, a blood thinner marketed by Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. (Bristol Meyers) and Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) under the name Eliquis and promoted as “something better than warfarin,” turned out to be something else again for patients, according to Eliquis blood thinner lawsuits. Plaintiffs allege the latter-generation blood thinners left them with uncontrollable bleeding, primarily involving the brain and gastrointestinal tract. Many case documents characterize those bleeding events as life-threatening.
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Essure or Hysterectomy—the Latter May Be Preferable

Essure or Hysterectomy—the Latter May Be Preferable February 27, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Richmond, VA: Some women who opted for Essure chose the permanent birth control device because they didn’t want a hysterectomy. Due to Essure’s severe side effects and difficulty removing the device, however, Essure’s Physician Training Manual reports in its clinical trials a perforation rate of 3.4 percent and 0.5 percent expulsion (only 9 out of 14 patients underwent a successful second placement after expulsion—which is possibly the body’s way of rejecting a foreign body). But a few pages later, under “Potential Adverse Events not observed in clinical studies” it states:
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Number of Taxotere MDL Lawsuits Surpasses 700 Cases

Number of Taxotere MDL Lawsuits Surpasses 700 Cases February 27, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
New Orleans, LA: In a joint report filed in federal court in January, attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendant Sanofi S.A. in multidistrict litigation of Taxotere lawsuits reported a spike in the number of lawsuits alleging that the chemotherapy drug Taxotere causes permanent hair loss, a condition known as alopecia.
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IVC Filter Recipient Walking Time Bomb?

IVC Filter Recipient Walking Time Bomb? February 25, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
West Palm Beach, FL: Carolina has suffered a double pulmonary embolism and a heart attack since having an IVC Filter implanted in 2000. She wants it removed but doctors say that would be too dangerous…
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Implanon Reviews Could Steer Women Away From the Birth Control Device

Implanon Reviews Could Steer Women Away From the Birth Control Device February 24, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Santa Cruz, CA:Women seeking a long-term birth control solution have probably heard about the implantable birth control device Implanon. However, if they somehow missed the news of Implanon lawsuits and rely on reviews at online health forums, what they find may steer those women away from using Implanon.
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Family Blames Takata Airbag for Woman's Death

Family Blames Takata Airbag for Woman's Death February 23, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Detroit, MI:The children of a Michigan woman who died earlier this month say their mother never fully recovered from Takata airbag injuries sustained in a low-speed crash in 2014, according to the Detroit Free Press.
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Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Whistleblower

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Whistleblower February 21, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Ridgeland, MS: The very first talcum powder cancer lawsuit was filed by Diane Berg back in 2009. Johnson & Johnson offered her a settlement but Berg refused and wound up with nothing. This heroic whistleblower paved the way for ovarian cancer lawsuits today.
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Blogger Says ‘No Thanks’ to IVC Filter

Blogger Says ‘No Thanks’ to IVC Filter February 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Any patient about to be implanted with an IVC filter, or presented with a recommendation for same by their doctor, would naturally assume the procedure is necessary and unavoidable. Indeed, for many patients who can’t tolerate blood thinners the placement of this medical catcher’s mitt remains a life-sustaining strike against the potential catastrophe of a wayward blood clot.
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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Confusion and Concern

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Confusion and Concern February 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Springfield, MA: Many patients recovering from heart surgery and hip replacement surgery have an added hurdle: the risk of a life-threatening infection that may have stemmed from the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system during their operation. Even if they had surgery several years ago, there is reason to be concerned.
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Business Owners Liable for Crimes against Customers on their Premises

Business Owners Liable for Crimes against Customers on their Premises February 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Orlando, FL It happens all the time. A customer is assaulted or robbed or injured in some way while on the premises of a business. Unfortunately, says veteran Orlando attorney Rich Newsome, many people don’t realize premises liability law says businesses have an obligation to see that their customers are safe. And if a business fails to do so that injured customer very likely has a legitimate case for compensation.
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