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  • Health Canada Issues IVC Filter Warnings
    Aug-13-16 Ottawa, Canada : Health Canada has issued its own safety warning concerning inferior vena cava filters , following in the footsteps of the US Food and Drug Administration. The Canadian agency issued its warning on July 25, 2016, and noted there were serious complications associated with the IVC filters. As with the United States, IVC lawsuits have been f...
  • Statin Side Effects Legal News and Lawsuit Information
    Statins are a class of drugs that lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Use of statins has been linked to statin side effects including an increased risk of cardiomyopathy and diabetes. The high-potency and best-selling statins, namely Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor, have been found to increase statin diabetes risk by up to 15 percent. Additionally, a lin...
  • FDA Warns of Potentially Fatal Errors with GDH-PQQ Glucose Monitoring Technology
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified healthcare professionals of the possibility of falsely elevated blood glucose results when using GDH-PQQ glucose test strips on patients who are receiving therapeutic products containing certain non-glucose sugars. These sugars can falsely elevate glucose results, which may mask significant hypoglycemia or...
  • Invokana Lawsuit Filed within days of Latest FDA Warning
    Jan-3-16 Philadelphia, PA: On December 4, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted to its website a warning with regard to diabetes drugs in the SGLT2 inhibitor class. The concern is the emergence of diabetic ketoacidosis in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Invokana is one of the drugs tagged by the FDA to include warnings about the potential for the life-...
  • NSF Patient Sues over MRI Contrast Agent
    Nov-19-09 Chesterfield, MO A man who claims to have suffered from MRI contrast side effects and MRI health risks has launched a lawsuit against the hospital that administered a series of MRI procedures that eventually left him with early-stage Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF). Robert Silver v. St. Luke's Health Corp was recently filed in St. Louis County C...
  • Health Canada Equally Concerned About IVC Filter Side Effects
    May-3-17 Ottawa, ON: We’re coming up to the one-year anniversary that Health Canada, the Canadian equivalent to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), released a guidance review and summaries pertaining to in-depth analysis of the inferior vena cava filter landscape in America’s northern-most neighbor. Akin to the FDA, Health Canada maintains co...
  • Transvaginal Mesh Deaths Reported as Injuries?
    Nov-25-16 York, PA: “A good number of attorneys have reported transvaginal mesh adverse events to the FDA on behalf of their clients/patients, but over 23,000 reports are from physicians,” says Madris Tomes, founder of Device Events and former FDA Program Manager. “Physicians are not great at reporting— this is a HUGE number.” Du...
  • FDA Strengthens Invokana Warnings
    Jul-7-16 Washington, DC: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened its warnings about Invokana , following reports about the increased risk of acute kidney injury linked to the diabetes medication. In addition to Invokana, the warnings for Farxiga were also strengthened. Invokana lawsuits have been filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals (maker of...
  • Industry giants to pay $500,000 settlement in environmental lawsuit.
    San Francisco, CA: (May-19-08) The Department of Justice brought charges against GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Motorola Inc., and Siemens Corp., alleging that system failures at the companies' facilities led to the release of trichloroethylene, or TCE, into the public drinking water system in Scottsdale, AZ. The federal complaint stated that the three companies f...
  • Zyprexa Injury Clock Keeps Ticking Away
    Feb-2-07 San Jose, CA The on-going legal battle over the disclosure of secret Eli Lilly documents that reveal the serious health risks associated with Zyprexa and the company's off-label promotion of the drug involves a matter of grave public concern. But observers on the sidelines of this courtroom circus say the conduct of the judge in helping Lilly keep d...
  • Attorney: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head "Prone to Catastrophic Dislocation"
    Oct-13-16 Dallas, TX: Lawsuits have been filed against the maker of the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head, alleging patients were harmed by use of the hip implant component. Issues associated with the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head reportedly result in failure of the device, requiring patients to undergo revision surgery to fix the problem. Dr. Shezad Malik, founder...
  • Health Canada Updates Invokana Warning Ahead of the FDA
    Aug-1-16 Ottawa, ON: While the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came out with a health and safety warning about invokana side effects pertaining to kidney injury, the Canadian equivalent to the FDA appears to have headed off the FDA at the pass by jumping the gun by a month and posting its own safety warning about Invokana and other drugs in the SGLT2 clas...
  • New Ortho Evra Warnings Buried in FDA Web Site
    May-17-11 Washington, DC A revision to the black box warning on Ortho Evra transdermal birth control patch with regard to the risk for thrombosis and blood clots is, indeed, covered by a safety alert on the official Web site of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in a release dated March 11 of this year. However, any patron searching for information on...
  • Aranesp, Epogen, & Procrit Lawsuit News and Legal Information
    Aranesp, Epogen, and Procrit -- three common drugs used to treat anemia -- have been linked to serious complications in cancer and kidney patients. The drugs, which are erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs), have been approved to treat anemia in patients with chronic kidney failure and in cancer patients whose anemia is caused by chemotherapy. Epogen...
  • Lingering Radiation Levels Only One Concern with Recalled CardioGen-82
    Dec-4-11 Sarasota, FL The concern for radiation exposure in relation to the recent recall of CardioGen-82 by Italian manufacturer Bracco Diagnostics is obvious. What isn't, are the ancillary concerns—including travel across international borders—at a time when the world remains understandably vigilant with regard to terrorism. Medically, there is...
  • Januvia “A Killer”
    Feb-3-15 Fort Myers, FL Although Claudeth’s father was diabetic, she believes that Januvia killed him. “It wasn’t until after he died that we heard about its link to pancreatitis and Januvia pancreatic cancer. My dad was only 60 years old,” says Claudeth. “Dad was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the early ’90s but he ha...
  • FDA Concerned About Daytrana Side Effects
    Sep-5-15 Washington, DC The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that Daytrana side effects could include a risk of permanent skin disfiguration. The warning came in June 2015, when the FDA said it had received 51 cases of chemical leukoderma - changing of skin color - in the past eight years. Daytrana is a skin patch used to treat att...
  • MGM Mirage Inc. Disability Act Violations Penalty
    Biloxi, MS: (May-02-07) The Justice Department filed charges against MGM Mirage Inc., the world's second-largest casino company, following a complaint filed by a patron, alleging that fell in a shower because he couldn't reach shower controls. The suit claimed that the hotel had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act in making in designing their hote...
  • Woman Survives Stevens Johnson Syndrome Ordeal
    Mar-4-16 Miami, FL : Patients taking medications are aware there are side effects to watch out for, but they may not realize that some medications come with a risk of a life-threatening condition known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Lawsuits have been filed against drugmakers, doctors, and other health care providers, alleging patients were not adequately warned a...
  • Amtrak Train Collides with Tractor-Trailer
    May-13-10 Mebane, NC A serious train crash involving an Amtrak train and a tractor-trailer occurred around 8:00 am this morning on the Amtrak tracks in Mebane. While no one was killed, several people sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital. The train, carrying 36 passengers, was en route from Raleigh to Charlotte when it hit the tractor-trailer...
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