Jane Mundy As the senior legal correspondent for LawyersandSettlements since 2004, Jane has interviewed over a thousand people—including plaintiffs and attorneys— about many issues for the company, from bad pharmaceuticals to labor law. She is also a freelance writer for a variety of international and national magazines and newspapers, including Scientific American, Readers Digest, the Globe & Mail and the National Post.
May 23, 2017.
St. Louis, MO: A timeframe shows talcum powder--its origins, and later its link to ovarian cancer, from the late 1800s to the present fifth talcum powder lawsuit in St. Louis, and the fourth jury verdict for the plaintiff. The editorial staff at LawyersandSettlements.com were curious as to how a beloved, trusted personal care product came to be the target of current litigation. What follows is the story, through key events, of how things evolved.Read [ Talcum Powder Timeframe: From Scientific Studies to Safety Concerns to Lawsuits ]
May 23, 2017.
Detroit, MI: Most jurors in Risperdal trials are likely sympathetic and at the same time shocked to discover how boys who developed female breasts have suffered. The public are likely reacting the same way after seeing a photo project online titled “Risperdal Boys”.Read [ Risperdal Victims Candid Photographs Speak Volumes ]
May 20, 2017.
Dallas, TX: In the wake of more than four million catheter recalls over the past year by numerous medical device manufacturers, dozens of patients have reported injuries and two wrongful death lawsuits have been filed due to broken catheters.Read [ Catheter Injury Lawsuits following Catheter Recalls ]
May 19, 2017.
Washington, DC: Angioplasty was designed as a safe alternative to open heart surgery, but a procedure using balloon angioplasty devices called transvascular autonomic modulation (TVAM) is not safe, which the FDA has warned of repeatedly. Some doctors, however, believe its benefits outweigh the risks involved.Read [ Angioplasty TVAM, Doctors and the FDA ]
May 14, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA: Carol knows that her employer has violated California labor laws by not paying meal breaks and travel time, and as a consequence she was paid less than minimum wage some days. And she isn’t afraid of telling her boss that retaliation is also a labor code violation.Read [ House Cleaner knows her Rights under California Labor Law ]
May 14, 2017.
Anchorage, AK: Ron was holding on to the passenger side hand grip when the side airbags deployed after hitting another car. “I blame Ford for my airbag injury and faulty design. If not for the position of that grip I wouldn’t have broken my wrist,” he says.Read [ Victim with Broken Wrist Blames Airbag and Hand Grip ]
May 9, 2017.
Victorville, CA: If Margaret knew that the FDA in 2014 had warned health providers of cancer risk in laparoscopic power morcellation surgery, she would have opted for a “traditional” hysterectomy. Two years later she finished her last round of chemotherapy to treat ovarian cancer.Read [ Ovarian Cancer Survivor Blames Power Morcellator ]
May 8, 2017.
Toronto, ON: The president of the Canadian Hernia Society and one of the country’s foremost authorities onRead [ Canada Concerned about Abdominal Hernia Mesh—and the 501k Process ]
May 5, 2017.
Minneapolis, MN:American patients prescribed Abilify didn’t learn about the drug’s link to gambling and other compulsive behaviors until four years after European patients were warned.Read [ Why was US Warned about Abilify Gambling Risk Four Years after Europe? ]
May 2, 2017.
Washington, DC: Over the past few years the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system has come under fire after reports of heart bypass patients developing Mycobacterium chimaera infections were traced back to the device. But Stockert isn’t the only heater-cooler system in use.Read [ Stockert 3T Not the Only Heater-Cooler Unit Associated with Infection discovered Years Ago ]