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Deadly Onglyza Side Effects Set in Fast and Lawsuits Lumber On
February 25, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Pittsburgh, PA: Viola Chapman began taking Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR (Saxagliptin) to treat her type 2 diabetes in February 2015. By December, as her Onglyza lawsuit claims, those drugs had caused heart failure, congestive heart failure and cardiovascular injury.Read [ Deadly Onglyza Side Effects Set in Fast and Lawsuits Lumber On ]
Opioid Epidemic Biggest News Story in 2017, Opioid Litigation May be Biggest Legal News in 2018
January 1, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Cleveland, OH:Across the U.S., city and county newspapers looking back on 2017 say the top news story was the opioid crisis. And opioid litigation already looks like it will dominate legal news in 2018.Read [ Opioid Epidemic Biggest News Story in 2017, Opioid Litigation May be Biggest Legal News in 2018 ]
Janumet Patient Felled by Cancer of the Pancreas in 2012
August 22, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: When Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin combined) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007, the type 2 diabetes drug was within five years of achieving sales of $1.7 Billion. That year, when Janumet hit blockbuster status by 2012, the parent drug of Janumet – Januvia – earned $4 Billion for manufacturer Merck & Co. Januvia has been associated with Januvia side effects, and has resulted in Januvia cancer lawsuits.Read [ Janumet Patient Felled by Cancer of the Pancreas in 2012 ]
Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Appellate Ruling, IVC Filter Lawsuit Can Proceed
July 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Frankfort, KY: An IVC filter lawsuit that was originally tossed out by a trial court due to the absence of an expert witness has survived after all, following a ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court that the trial court judge was too hasty in dismissing the lawsuit.Read [ Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Appellate Ruling, IVC Filter Lawsuit Can Proceed ]
Man Ejected from United Airlines Seat Prepares to Sue
April 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Chicago, Ill Lawyers representing Dr. David Dao, the 69-year-old passenger who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight, have filed an emergency request with a court in Chicago asking the airline to preserve all video, cockpit recordings, surveillance video, passenger and crew lists and other evidence related to the incident.Read [ Man Ejected from United Airlines Seat Prepares to Sue ]
“I Could Be a Ticking Time Bomb,” says IVC Filter Patient
December 31, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Nashville, TN:When Sara had an IVC Filter implanted 20 years ago, nobody told her that it would eventually need to be removed. “Now that I’m aware of so many IVC filter lawsuits I don’t know if this filter is supposed to be permanent or not, but it has got me worried,” says Sara.Read [ “I Could Be a Ticking Time Bomb,” says IVC Filter Patient ]
Salvage Owner Jailed for Asbestos Violations
December 6, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Owensboro, KY: It’s a situation that is the closest one might come to a crystal ball: the sentencing of a salvage company owner who allowed the demolition of an asbestos-laden tire plant without protecting his workers from asbestos fibers. As it takes asbestos mesothelioma some 30 years to emerge in most cases, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that new asbestos claims may well be stemming from this incident three decades from now.Read [ Salvage Owner Jailed for Asbestos Violations ]
IVC Filter Lawsuits Keep Filtering In
September 26, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Bowling Green, KY: As plaintiffs continue to wait for bellwether lawsuits to get going next year, IVC filter lawsuits continue to filter in. The most recent was filed just a couple of weeks ago, identified as Burroughs v. Cook Medical, Inc., Case No. 1:16-cv-02524, filed September 22 in US District Court, Southern District of Indiana. Additional lawsuits continue to be filed against C.R. Bard, another major supplier of IVC filters and a manufacturer caught in the crosshairs of disgruntled plaintiffs alleging negligence, and a defective product.Read [ IVC Filter Lawsuits Keep Filtering In ]
Thousands of Risperdal Lawsuit Allege Risperdal Side Effects
September 9, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It’s not that difficult to understand why Johnson & Johnson, the makers of anti-psychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone), would take lawsuits and criticism in stride given the revenues generated by the blockbuster drug: reported by Bloomberg to be $24.2 billion in worldwide sales from 2003 through 2010. In that sense, any corresponding Risperdal lawsuits over Risperdal side effects such as the growth of male breasts, or risk-taking activity beyond the perimeters of regulatory boundaries, could be seen as simply a cost of doing business.Read [ Thousands of Risperdal Lawsuit Allege Risperdal Side Effects ]
Risperdal and Growing Male Breasts a Continuing Issue
August 31, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Albany, NY: The manufacturers of Risperdal have been facing the financial music in Risperdal lawsuits of late, with a $15.5 million settlement with the State of Kentucky over allegations the Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit of Johnson & Johnson failed to disclose risks, and marketed the drug off-label. That was soon followed by the $70 million dollar Risperdal side effects lawsuit win by plaintiff Andrew Yount, who alleged Risperdal caused him to grow male breasts.Read [ Risperdal and Growing Male Breasts a Continuing Issue ]
- Kentucky Files Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Against J&J for Deceptive Marketing By Jane Mundy (Aug-30-16)
- IVC Filter Lawsuit Plaintiffs Continue to Hammer Manufactures over Defective Products By Gordon Gibb (Jul-31-16)
- Kentucky Risperdal Lawsuit Settles for $15.5 Million By Gordon Gibb (Mar-28-16)
- Kentucky Residents Allowed to Proceed in Toxic Emissions Dust Class Action By The National Trial Lawyers (Dec-3-15)
- Testimony against Takeda in Actos Lawsuit Alleges Profits Put before Patients By Heidi Turner (Jul-28-13)
- Employee of Kentucky Government Files Employment Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jul-18-13)
- Verdict Rendered in Kentucky Wrongful Death By LAS Staff Writer (Jul-12-13)
- Does California Insurance Rate Hike Mean Anything for Denied Claims? By Heidi Turner (Mar-30-13)
- Inspections Show Serious Incidences of Care Center Abuse By Heidi Turner (Jan-17-13)
- VA Hospital Malpractice Lawsuit an Icy Proposition By Gordon Gibb (Dec-20-12)
- Investigation Underway into Mortgage Insurance Practices By Heidi Turner (Aug-21-12)
- "Multaq Not a Very Safe Drug" By Gordon Gibb (May-16-12)
- Amusement Park Accidents Run the Gamut By Gordon Gibb (Feb-15-12)
- Kentucky Hospitality Organization Forced to Pay for Violating Overtime Laws By Charles Benson (May-10-11)
- Kroger Recalls Pet Food in 19 States By Gordon Gibb (Dec-20-10)
- Kroger Recalls Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk By Lucy Campbell (Dec-20-10)
- Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters Recalled By Lucy Campbell (Nov-24-10)
- Kentucky Gets Part of Lexapro Settlement By Charles Benson (Oct-28-10)
- Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing Hit with National Class Action By Brenda Craig (Sep-18-10)
- Alleged Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Not Reported to Victim's Family By Gordon Gibb (Aug-23-10)
- Rand Paul Fundraising Video Makes Copyright Infringement News By Charles Benson (Jun-8-10)
- Romaine Lettuce Products Recalled due to Possible E. Coli Contamination By Lucy Campbell (May-7-10)
- Has SJS Come Out of the Closet? By Jane Mundy (Apr-6-10)
- Kentucky Garbage Company Ordered to Remove Asbestos By Charles Benson (Feb-14-10)
- Denture Creams Stick It To You in More Ways Than One By Gordon Gibb (Feb-10-10)
- Kentucky Man Seeks $15 Million in Police Brutality Lawsuit By Charles Benson (Jan-2-10)
- Nursing Home, Nurses' Aides Sued for Nursing Home Abuse By Gordon Gibb (Dec-5-09)
- Fen-Phen lawsuit lawyer recommended for permanent disbar By Charles Benson (Oct-8-09)
- Diet Watch: Fen-Phen Fat Cats and Alli-Oop(s) By Gordon Gibb (Aug-28-09)
- Contaminated Heparin Deadly to Some By Heidi Turner (Aug-23-09)
- "I Paid the Makers of Yasmin to Kill Me" By Jane Mundy (Aug-21-09)
- Unum's Independent Medical Examiners and Differing Diagnoses By Jane Mundy (Aug-18-09)
- Woman Watching Mom Die After Possible Contaminated Heparin Exposure By Heidi Turner (Jul-31-09)
- 'Clumsy' in Kentucky: Employer Loses Worker Comp Case By Gordon Gibb (Jul-24-09)
- Plaintiff Awarded $3 Million-Plus in Bad Faith Insurance Claim By Gordon Gibb (Jul-13-09)
- Keeping Track of Out-of-Network Services By Heidi Turner (May-26-09)
- "Extreme Pain" from Kugel Mesh Complications By Heidi Turner (Feb-3-09)
- State Laws Aimed at Further Protecting Cyclists in Kentucky By Gordon Gibb (Dec-14-08)
- Kugel Mesh Patch: "I Can't Stress How Bad It Was" By Heidi Turner (Sep-5-08)
- Doctor Blamed Heparin for Near-Death By Jane Mundy (Aug-26-08)