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Missouri Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Could Go to New Jersey MDL
Missouri Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Could Go to New Jersey MDL
A talcum powder cancer lawsuit filed in state court by multiple plaintiffs in Missouri has been removed to federal court by attorneys for Johnson & Johnson, who may transfer the case to a multidistrict litigation in New Jersey.

Study Finds That People With Lowest Incomes Pay Most in Bank Overdraft Fees
Study Finds That People With Lowest Incomes Pay Most in Bank Overdraft Fees
A recent study has found that the largest percentage of bank overdraft fees are collected from bank customers who earn the lowest incomes.

Defendants on Philadelphia Xarelto Mass Tort Seek Disclosure of Third-Party Funding
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.

Violations of California Labor Law and Possibly Animal Rights
Violations of California Labor Law and Possibly Animal Rights
“This dog delivery company is cruel to us drivers and the dogs we deliver across the country,” says Randy. “They have violated the California labor laws and I am pretty sure they have broken the California Law regarding animal abuse.”

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IVC Filter Manufacturer Sued Over IVC Filter Death
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.

Another New Study Links Hair-Loss Treatment Propecia to Sexual Dysfunction
Another New Study Links Hair-Loss Treatment Propecia to Sexual Dysfunction
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.

Plaintiffs Cite California Labor Law, FLSA in Lawsuit against Bloomberg
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.

Denied Workers Compensation Claims Always Deserve a Second Opinion
Denied Workers Compensation Claims Always Deserve a Second Opinion
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.

Invokana Lawsuits Keep Trickling In
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.

Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Boston Multidistrict Litigation
Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Boston Multidistrict Litigation
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.

Power Morcellators Fast-Tracked Through FDA 510(k) Clearance
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
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
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.

Airbag Lawsuits Dismissed as Parties Try to Work Out Settlement
Airbag Lawsuits Dismissed as Parties Try to Work Out Settlement
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.

Transvaginal Mesh Global Roundup: Sensational, Scandal and Settlement
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.

Australian Researchers Urge Sharing Data On Contaminated Medical Devices
Australian Researchers Urge Sharing Data On Contaminated Medical Devices
Three University of Melbourne researchers have recently published a letter to the editor in the New England Journal of Medicine voicing concern that thousands of patients worldwide could be exposed to contaminated medical devices.

Stevens Johnson Syndrome Victim Has Permanent Scarring in her Mouth
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.

FDA Warns Against Off Label Angioplasty Treatment Known as TVAM
FDA Warns Against Off Label Angioplasty Treatment Known as TVAM
The FDA is taking the unusual step of calling out a specific doctor and warning people to steer clear of the use of TVAM angioplasty as a treatment for serious illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other autonomic disorders.

Man Ejected from United Airlines Seat Prepares to Sue
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.

Power Morcellation Suits Wrap Up but Doctors Still Like Procedure
Power Morcellation Suits Wrap Up but Doctors Still Like Procedure
The majority of the lawsuits brought by women who developed cancer after a power morcellator procedure to extract uterine fibroids are wrapping up usually via a settlement agreement with Johnson and Johnson.

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