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Woman Claims She Suffered Kidney Injuries from Taking Acid Reflux Medications

May 24, 2017.
Alabama:An Alabama woman is suing the makers of the popular proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid for kidney-related injuries she claims she suffered after taking the products.
Read [ Woman Claims She Suffered Kidney Injuries from Taking Acid Reflux Medications ]

South Carolina Stockert 3T Lawsuits Won't Head to MDL

May 22, 2017.
Greenville, SC: The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will not allow a large group of federally filed lawsuits concerning the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system to be consolidated in one court for more efficient handling.
Read [ South Carolina Stockert 3T Lawsuits Won't Head to MDL ]

Judge Awards $2 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit

May 21, 2017.
Albuquerque, NM: A New Mexico judge has ruled that Zimmer must pay $2 million after a bench trial concerning one of its hip implant devices that allegedly injured a patient.
Read [ Judge Awards $2 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit ]

Additional Plaintiffs Join Bravelle Class Action

May 15, 2017.
Chicago, IL: Attorneys representing plaintiffs in a class action against Ferring Pharmaceuticals concerning its infertility drug Bravelle have added more plaintiffs to the lawsuit, including an organization providing medical benefits and prescription drugs to Philadelphia city workers.
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Woman's Skin Melts Off From Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

May 13, 2017.
Snellville, GA: A Georgia woman claims that her skin melted off when she contracted Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) after being given an incorrect dosage of an antidepressant by a pharmacist.
Read [ Woman's Skin Melts Off From Stevens-Johnson Syndrome ]

Supreme Court Won't Review GM's Appeal For Protection Against Ignition Switch Lawsuits

May 12, 2017.
Washington, DC: In a potentially crushing blow to General Motors, the US Supreme Court has declined to consider an appeal from the automaker asking for a legal shield to protect GM from lawsuits related to faulty ignition switches on its vehicles.
Read [ Supreme Court Won't Review GM's Appeal For Protection Against Ignition Switch Lawsuits ]

BOK Financial $7.8 Million Class Action Settlement Headed For Final Approval

May 11, 2017.
Tulsa, OK:An upcoming approval hearing will determine whether BOK Financial (BOKF) will pay $7.8 million in a class action settlement with former bank customers who claim they were charged excessive overdraft fees.
Read [ BOK Financial $7.8 Million Class Action Settlement Headed For Final Approval ]

Kaiser and Xanitos Settle Hospital Housekeepers' Overtime Class action for $500,000

May 7, 2017.
San Francisco: CA A federal judge has approved a settlement for $500,000 on a California overtime class action filed by housekeeping employees of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and hospital services company Xanitos.
Read [ Kaiser and Xanitos Settle Hospital Housekeepers' Overtime Class action for $500,000 ]

State Legislatures on Track to Reform Workers' Compensation for First Responders

May 6, 2017.
Denver, CO: Many state legislatures in the US spent the first quarter considering reform proposals that increased coverage for first responders who suffer mental stress injuries, according to Business Insurance.
Read [ State Legislatures on Track to Reform Workers' Compensation for First Responders ]

Airbag in Salvaged Used Car Explodes in Minor Crash

May 1, 2017.
Las Vegas, NV: A Nevada woman suffered serious injuries when the airbag in a used car that her father gave her as a gift exploded.
Read [ Airbag in Salvaged Used Car Explodes in Minor Crash ]

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