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$553M in Settlements Reached with Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW in Takata Airbag MDL

$553M in Settlements Reached with Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW in Takata Airbag MDL 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.
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Attorney Max Kennerly Takes Sides against Essure

Attorney Max Kennerly Takes Sides against Essure May 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA More and more women are coming forward with complaints and complications related to the use of Bayer’s Essure contraceptive device.
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Invokana to Get Black-Box Warning over Amputation Risk

Invokana to Get Black-Box Warning over Amputation Risk May 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: An issue that looms even larger than that of Invokana linked with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure is the potential for amputation associated with the diabetes drug. The issue first surfaced a year ago when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert after studying the results of two clinical trials, warning that users of Invokana and Invokamet were twice as likely to require amputations of appendages, or limbs.
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Eliquis Lawsuit Reveals Manufacturers Face Restrictions on Label Changes

Eliquis Lawsuit Reveals Manufacturers Face Restrictions on Label Changes May 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: An Eliquis lawsuit that is one of several consolidated in multidistrict litigation (In Re: Eliquis (apixaban) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2754, before the US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation) alleging that the blood thinner is a dangerous drug with no available antidote, translated to a loss for the plaintiffs on the heels of an 85-page opinion that suggest federal laws prevented the defendants from updating the Eliquis label.
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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Tossed on Appeal

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Tossed on Appeal May 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Richmond, VA: A transvaginal mesh lawsuit against mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific has been dismissed by an appellate panel, agreeing with a lower court’s ruling that plaintiff Martha Carlson could not adequately prove that Boston Scientific Corp. (Boston Scientific) failed to warn about the potential risks associated with their TVM product. The Fourth Circuit also concluded that Carlson did not adequately prove that she and her doctor didn’t know about the potential risks.
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Taxotere Hair Loss Patients Speak Out Over the Fallout

Taxotere Hair Loss Patients Speak Out Over the Fallout May 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A recent filing by Taxotere manufacturer Sanofi Aventis with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed the current state of Taxotere hair loss lawsuits as of the end of the pharmaceutical’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2016.
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$20M Verdict Awarded in Third Ethicon TVT Mesh Lawsuit

$20M Verdict Awarded in Third Ethicon TVT Mesh Lawsuit May 15, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A $20 million verdict has been awarded against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in punitive damages, in the third bellwether Ethicon pelvic mesh injury lawsuit, part of the pelvic mesh mass torte. The 12-member jury hearing the case in Philadelphia returned the verdict after testimony was given by Plaintiff Margaret “Peggy” Engleman, demonstrating she suffered life-altering injuries when the mesh eroded inside of her. The verdict also includes a $2.5 million award for compensatory damages.
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Additional Plaintiffs Join Bravelle Class Action

Additional Plaintiffs Join Bravelle Class Action May 15, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Chicago, IL: Attorneys representing plaintiffs in a class action against Ferring Pharmaceuticals concerning its infertility drug Bravelle have added more plaintiffs to the lawsuit, including an organization providing medical benefits and prescription drugs to Philadelphia city workers.
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Victim with Broken Wrist Blames Airbag and Hand Grip

Victim with Broken Wrist Blames Airbag and Hand Grip May 14, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Anchorage, AK: Ron was holding on to the passenger side hand grip when the side airbags deployed after hitting another car. “I blame Ford for my airbag injury and faulty design. If not for the position of that grip I wouldn’t have broken my wrist,” he says.
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Woman's Skin Melts Off From Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Woman's Skin Melts Off From Stevens-Johnson Syndrome May 13, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Snellville, GA: A Georgia woman claims that her skin melted off when she contracted Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) after being given an incorrect dosage of an antidepressant by a pharmacist.
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