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Hernia Mesh a Helluva Mess

Hernia Mesh a Helluva Mess February 19, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Raleigh, NC: Daniel complained to his surgeon time and again about pain and swelling from his abdominal surgical mesh used to repair a hernia back in 2015, but he was told it was simply the "healing process" and that "time would heal". But how long does the healing take? In Daniel's case, time was not on his side.
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Viagra/Cialis and Melanoma: Jury is Still Out

Viagra/Cialis and Melanoma: Jury is Still Out July 24, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Raleigh, NC: Sexually active older men worried about the link between melanoma and Viagra/Cialis can relax—maybe. A new study has found that there is no link to skin cancer and the erectile dysfunction medications, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should keep popping those blue pills.
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Airbag Lawsuits Dismissed as Parties Try to Work Out Settlement

Airbag Lawsuits Dismissed as Parties Try to Work Out Settlement April 17, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Winston-Salem, NC: Two lawsuits filed in North Carolina last year against Takata Corp. over defective airbag injuries were voluntarily dismissed in January 2017 in favor of trying to work out a settlement, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
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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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Plaintiffs Looking for a Slam Dunk in First Xarelto Bellwether Trial This Month

Plaintiffs Looking for a Slam Dunk in First Xarelto Bellwether Trial This Month March 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: It could be mere co-incidence, but on the eve of the National Basketball Association (NBA) All Star Game that served to delay Xarelto bellwether trials by a month, the manufacturers of Xarelto chose to highlight an aging NBA all-star player who expounds upon the virtues of rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and professes to use it himself. As such, a visit to the official Xarelto website showcases the former All-American player, rather than the potential for a Xarelto bleeding issue.
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Healthcare Whistleblowers Protect Patients' Rights

Healthcare Whistleblowers Protect Patients' Rights January 20, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Marion, NC: Patients rely on doctors, medical centers, and healthcare companies to ensure the treatment they receive is safe and lives up to strict regulations. But sometimes healthcare companies attempt to get around the rules, putting the health and lives of their patients at risk. In those cases, healthcare whistleblowers—the people who know of alleged wrongdoing and alert authorities about it—are needed to step in and hold the wrongdoers accountable. Luckily for patients, these healthcare whistleblowers do exist, and luckily for the whistleblowers, they can earn money for exposing illegal activities.
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People Angry with Department of Motor Vehicles Violating their Privacy

People Angry with Department of Motor Vehicles Violating their Privacy January 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Charlotte, NC: “It’s reassuring that attorneys are trying to stop the DMV from selling our private information,” says Gary. “I wondered how these companies got my address and phone number—until I read on LawyersandSettlements about an attorney filing complaints about DPPA violations.”
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Judicial Panel Considers Consolidating Invokana Lawsuits

Judicial Panel Considers Consolidating Invokana Lawsuits December 10, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Charlotte, NC: On December 1, 2016, the US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) considered consolidating Invokana lawsuits for pretrial proceedings. Although a decision has not been issued yet, a response to the motion for consolidation was filed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals and indicates the company is also in favor of consolidating the lawsuits.
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Airbag Injury Lawsuits Filed in North Carolina

Airbag Injury Lawsuits Filed in North Carolina October 24, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Guilford County, NC: There is little doubt that a host of airbag injury plaintiffs allege their airbag injuries to be catastrophic in nature. In the case of David Earl Ebron Jr., who does indeed allege catastrophic airbag injuries, the plaintiff alleges he suffered the indignity of being injured twice.
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Lyrica not Music to Chiropractor’s Ears

Lyrica not Music to Chiropractor’s Ears September 29, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Greenville, NC: Lyrica is part of a class of medications originally approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment and management of elliptic seizures, although in recent years indications have expanded to include symptoms of neuropathy and fibromyalgia, an increasingly common complaint. However, a basket of Lyrica side effects – many of them serious – have many patients considering a defective product lawsuit over the alleged harm the drug may be doing to them long term.
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