Defendants on Philadelphia Xarelto Mass Tort Seek Disclosure of Third-Party Funding
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.
IVC Filter Manufacturer Sued Over IVC Filter Death
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.
Plaintiffs Cite California Labor Law, FLSA in Lawsuit against Bloomberg
A California overtime law
collective action against Bloomberg LP by employees who work on Bloomberg’s Analytics team assert the media and securities giant has cheated them out of overtime pay through misclassification as overtime-exempt. Meanwhile three plaintiffs who were in danger of being dismissed from the plaintiff pool for missing a filing deadline for documents, have been granted an extension and will remain with the overtime pay lawsuit provided subsequent deadlines are met.
Invokana Lawsuits Keep Trickling In
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.
Power Morcellators Fast-Tracked Through FDA 510(k) Clearance
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.
Prilosec Kidney Damage Lawsuits
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.
Federal Eliquis Blood Thinner Lawsuits Assigned to New York, State Suits Pending
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.
Transvaginal Mesh Global Roundup: Sensational, Scandal and Settlement
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.
Stevens Johnson Syndrome Victim Has Permanent Scarring in her Mouth
Donna Rushing is a resident from Tampa who developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome
from a medication she had been taking. While she was spared hospitalization and more serious SJS side effects that can often include massive loss of skin and life-threatening infections, her battle with Stevens Johnson skin disease was enough to cause her to lose weight, affected her eating and has left her with permanent scarring in her mouth.
Man Ejected from United Airlines Seat Prepares to Sue
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.