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Transvaginal Mesh Global Roundup: Sensational, Scandal and Settlement

Transvaginal Mesh Global Roundup: Sensational, Scandal and Settlement April 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
London, UK: British tabloids have sensationalised transvaginal mesh by describing one victim’s botched surgery a “biting vagina”; an Australian Senator compares the mesh to Thalidomide as one of Australia's worst health scandals; and in the US a transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit is settled for $12.3 million.
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Federal Eliquis Blood Thinner Lawsuits Assigned to New York, State Suits Pending

Federal Eliquis Blood Thinner Lawsuits Assigned to New York, State Suits Pending April 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: While the number of Eliquis side effects lawsuits continue to number at about 100, that number is expected to continue climbing as the Eliquis blood thinner continues to pose a risk to patients for injury, and in some cases death. Those are amongst the allegations in several lawsuits concerning the blood thinner approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012 that was allowed into the market without available means to reliably stop a serious bleeding event.
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Prilosec Kidney Damage Lawsuits

Prilosec Kidney Damage Lawsuits April 16, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: The risks of taking popular heartburn medications such as Prilosec likely outweigh the benefits. According to a recent study, PPI users may be increasing their risk of serious kidney damage without having any symptoms of kidney problems. Given this latest research and previous studies, attorneys are currently investing complaints involving Prilosec and kidney problems.
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Power Morcellators Fast-Tracked Through FDA 510(k) Clearance

Power Morcellators Fast-Tracked Through FDA 510(k) Clearance  April 16, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: As we pass the one-year anniversary of the point when medical device manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J) began settling power morcellation lawsuits, women having undergone treatments for fibroids involving laparoscopic power morcellation are left wondering when, and if the other shoe might drop. This, in the wake of the death, earlier this year of a beloved advocate who championed calls for a ban on power morcellation after her own laparoscopy on February 1, 2012. Bonnie Davis died just shy of five years after her procedure, on January 6 of this year at the age of 57.
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Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Boston Multidistrict Litigation

Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Boston Multidistrict Litigation April 15, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Boston, MA: Dozens of Stryker hip implant lawsuits will be consolidated to a Massachusetts federal court over several weeks so that the cases can be handled by one judge.
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Invokana Lawsuits Keep Trickling In

Invokana Lawsuits Keep Trickling In April 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: We’re coming up to the first anniversary of a health and safety review conducted by Health Canada in May, 2016 with regard to Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors: Invokana (canagliflozin), Forxiga (dapagliflozin), and Jardiance (empagliflozin). The move followed a similar review and a warning by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with regard to the potential for cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure.
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Denied Workers Compensation Claims Always Deserve a Second Opinion

Denied Workers Compensation Claims Always Deserve a Second Opinion April 14, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA It is not unusual for an insurance company to deny a worker compensation claim. However, the words “claim denied” are not always the final outcome and it’s well worth asking a few more questions before accepting that decision.
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Another New Study Links Hair-Loss Treatment Propecia to Sexual Dysfunction

Another New Study Links Hair-Loss Treatment Propecia to Sexual Dysfunction April 13, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Chicago, IL: A new study has found that men who take finasteride, the main ingredient in the hair-loss medication Propecia, may suffer from erectile dysfunction for months or even years after they stop taking the drug.
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IVC Filter Manufacturer Sued Over IVC Filter Death

IVC Filter Manufacturer Sued Over IVC Filter Death April 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Statesville, NC: The front-runners in the IVC filter failure litigation file have, and continue to be C.R. Bard and Cook Medical, manufacturers of inferior vena cava filters that have been shown to variously fail. The Bard G2 IVC filter is oft-referenced, lawsuits over which are housed in multidistrict litigation.
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Defendants on Philadelphia Xarelto Mass Tort Seek Disclosure of Third-Party Funding

Defendants on Philadelphia Xarelto Mass Tort Seek Disclosure of Third-Party Funding April 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: As the Philadelphia Xarelto mass tort moves closer towards the bellwether trial stage, Xarelto principles Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals have signaled that they want to know the identity of any third-party funders associated with Xarleto bleeding issue lawsuits. In other words, the defendants want to know how plaintiffs are funded.
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