Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
May 23, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
St. Louis, MO: A timeframe shows talcum powder--its origins, and later its link to ovarian cancer, from the late 1800s to the present fifth talcum powder lawsuit in St. Louis, and the fourth jury verdict for the plaintiff. The editorial staff at LawyersandSettlements.com were curious as to how a beloved, trusted personal care product came to be the target of current litigation. What follows is the story, through key events, of how things evolved.Read [ Talcum Powder Timeframe: From Scientific Studies to Safety Concerns to Lawsuits ]
May 23, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Detroit, MI: Most jurors in Risperdal trials are likely sympathetic and at the same time shocked to discover how boys who developed female breasts have suffered. The public are likely reacting the same way after seeing a photo project online titled “Risperdal Boys”.Read [ Risperdal Victims Candid Photographs Speak Volumes ]
May 22, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Greenville, SC: The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will not allow a large group of federally filed lawsuits concerning the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system to be consolidated in one court for more efficient handling.Read [ South Carolina Stockert 3T Lawsuits Won't Head to MDL ]
May 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Ivyland, PA: It was just about a year ago, on May 29 2016 that the Sunday Telegram of Massachusetts highlighted the trials and tribulations of a manufacturer and their endoscope cleaning machine. Custom Ultrasonics Inc., based in Ivyland PA., had been previously taken to task by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with regard to an endoscope cleaning machine tied to outbreaks of superbugs. The FDA, six months prior, had directed that all System 83 Plus cleaning machines manufactured by Custom Ultrasonics should be taken off the market out of a concern for public health and safety, as many an endoscope lawsuit will attest.Read [ Ongoing Efforts to Improve Endoscope Disinfection May not be Enough ]
May 21, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Albuquerque, NM: A New Mexico judge has ruled that Zimmer must pay $2 million after a bench trial concerning one of its hip implant devices that allegedly injured a patient.Read [ Judge Awards $2 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit ]
May 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: In the wake of more than four million catheter recalls over the past year by numerous medical device manufacturers, dozens of patients have reported injuries and two wrongful death lawsuits have been filed due to broken catheters.Read [ Catheter Injury Lawsuits following Catheter Recalls ]
May 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Victims of state-sponsored terrorism have begun to receive compensation under the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act (USVSSTA), with payments flowing as of March of this year. While that’s good news for victims and their families harmed by such acts of terror, lawsuits continue to be filed by plaintiffs alleging that the playing field, as it were, is far from level.Read [ Payments Flowing to State Sponsored Terrorism Victims, but Lawsuits Continue ]
May 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Angioplasty was designed as a safe alternative to open heart surgery, but a procedure using balloon angioplasty devices called transvascular autonomic modulation (TVAM) is not safe, which the FDA has warned of repeatedly. Some doctors, however, believe its benefits outweigh the risks involved.Read [ Angioplasty TVAM, Doctors and the FDA ]
May 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Butler, PA: At one time a staple of the manufacturing industry, lead has evolved from a common product found in everything from paint to children’s toys, to a known toxin, and the source of lead paint poisoning and other injuries to the nervous system and beyond. Thus, there’s little surprise that concerned parents would turn to the courts when lead was found in the drinking water of an elementary school in Pennsylvania, but were not informed for months, or so it is alleged.Read [ Class Action Lawsuit Over Lead in School Drinking Water ]
May 18, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: $553.6 million in settlements has been agreed in multi-district litigation (MDL) involving Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW, which will see the automakers pay the sum to end claims brought by plaintiffs over alleged defective Takata airbags. To date, the airbags, which can explode, have been linked with 11 deaths in the US.Read [ $553M in Settlements Reached with Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW in Takata Airbag MDL ]
- Attorney Max Kennerly Takes Sides against Essure By Brenda Craig (May-18-17)
- Invokana to Get Black-Box Warning over Amputation Risk By Gordon Gibb (May-18-17)
- Eliquis Lawsuit Reveals Manufacturers Face Restrictions on Label Changes By Gordon Gibb (May-17-17)
- Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Tossed on Appeal By Gordon Gibb (May-15-17)
- Taxotere Hair Loss Patients Speak Out Over the Fallout By Gordon Gibb (May-15-17)
- $20M Verdict Awarded in Third Ethicon TVT Mesh Lawsuit By Lucy Campbell (May-15-17)
- Additional Plaintiffs Join Bravelle Class Action By Deb Hipp (May-15-17)
- Victim with Broken Wrist Blames Airbag and Hand Grip By Jane Mundy (May-14-17)
- Woman's Skin Melts Off From Stevens-Johnson Syndrome By Deb Hipp (May-13-17)
- $4 Million Mesothelioma Plaintiff Verdict Upheld on Appeal By Gordon Gibb (May-13-17)
- Supreme Court Won't Review GM's Appeal For Protection Against Ignition Switch Lawsuits By Deb Hipp (May-12-17)
- Airbag Injuries and Defective Airbags Getting More Complicated By Gordon Gibb (May-12-17)
- First Xarelto Bellwether Trial Goes to the Defense By Gordon Gibb (May-12-17)
- Propecia Finasteride Side Effects Can be Hair Raising By Gordon Gibb (May-11-17)
- $110 Million Talc Verdict Comes Down in Favor of Plaintiff By Brenda Craig (May-10-17)
- Recalled Airbags Being Recycled in Crash-Affected Vehicles By Lucy Campbell (May-10-17)
- Ovarian Cancer Survivor Blames Power Morcellator By Jane Mundy (May-9-17)
- Saxagliptin Heart Failure and Death Lawsuits Filed By Lucy Campbell (May-9-17)
- Testosterone Gels Get a Failing Grade in More Ways Than One By Gordon Gibb (May-9-17)
- Canada Concerned about Abdominal Hernia Mesh—and the 501k Process By Jane Mundy (May-8-17)
- Monsanto Hit with Yet Another Lawsuit Over Roundup By Gordon Gibb (May-8-17)
- Benicar Illness and Weight Loss Lawsuit Witnesses Must Produce Records By Gordon Gibb (May-7-17)
- Lawsuits Mount for Stryker Over Allegedly Failed Medical Devices By Gordon Gibb (May-7-17)
- State Legislatures on Track to Reform Workers' Compensation for First Responders By Deb Hipp (May-6-17)
- $110M Verdict Against J&J In Talc Cancer Trial By Lucy Campbell (May-5-17)
- Why was US Warned about Abilify Gambling Risk Four Years after Europe? By Jane Mundy (May-5-17)
- Risperdal Lawsuit Plaintiff Up for a Third Try By Gordon Gibb (May-4-17)
- Health Canada Equally Concerned About IVC Filter Side Effects By Gordon Gibb (May-3-17)
- Stockert 3T Not the Only Heater-Cooler Unit Associated with Infection discovered Years Ago By Jane Mundy (May-2-17)
- INRatio Proposed Class Action Settled Before Alere Lawsuit Could Proceed By Gordon Gibb (May-1-17)
- Airbag in Salvaged Used Car Explodes in Minor Crash By Deb Hipp (May-1-17)
- Claims of Pressure Cooker Explosion Injuries May Prompt Lawsuits By Deb Hipp (May-1-17)
- Round 5: Talcum Powder Plaintiffs versus Johnson & Johnson By Jane Mundy (May-1-17)
- Yet Another Risperdal Lawsuit Tossed in Philadelphia By Gordon Gibb (Apr-30-17)
- Complicated TVM Mesh Lawsuit Settles By Gordon Gibb (Apr-27-17)
- Why Your Cell Phone Matters: 5 Lessons from the United Airlines PR Disaster By Attorney Bill Green, Green Law Firm (Apr-25-17)
- Odd Ruling in Hip Implant Failure Lawsuit? By Gordon Gibb (Apr-23-17)
- Zimmer Biomet Shoulder—Shocking Surprises By Jane Mundy (Apr-22-17)
- Implanon Lawsuits Still in Court One Year After FDA Warning Label Update By Deb Hipp (Apr-21-17)
- Pharmaceuticals Fast-Tracked to Market through Little-Known FDA Protocol By Gordon Gibb (Apr-20-17)