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BREAKING NEWS: 2ND TALC VERDICT - $55 MILLION

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

A second St. Louis Missouri jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million in damages to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using talc - powder products for feminine hygiene.  J&J is currently facing approximately 1,200 similar lawsuits.  This verdict follows a three week t...

Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Kidney Failure

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

Approximately 15 million Americans use Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) to treat conditions such as; Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Dyspepsia Acid Reflux Peptic or stomach ulcers   These medications include: Prilosec, Prevacid, AcipHex, Protonix, Nexium, Zegerid, Dexilant, Vimovo...

YEAST INFECTION MED MAY CAUSE MISCARRIAGE

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pregnant women should not use Diflucan, or fluconazole, the prescription oral medication for yeast infections.  The FDA is reviewing a recent European study which showed that pregnant women face a possible increased risk of miscarriage if they take this medication.  The CDC recommends that pregn...

SECOND TALCUM POWDER TRIAL UNDERWAY IN ST. LOUIS

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

 A second trial began this week against Johnson & Johnson by a woman who developed ovarian cancer following years of using baby powder on her genitals. Gloria Ristesund was diagnosed with endometrioid ovarian cancer in 2011 at the age of 57.  She alleges that use of the talc increased her ri...

Studies Show Xarelto Linked To Stomach, Eye Bleeds

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Two studies released last year tie the use of blood thinning drug Xarelto to increased incidents of stomach bleeding and hemorrhaging in the eye. The first study appeared in the October 2015 issue of JAMA Ophthalmology and detailed evidence of increased eye hemorrhaging in older patients. Dr. Ju...

Big Loss in Zoloft Birth Defect MDL

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Summary Judgment was granted in favor of drug maker Pfizer in over 300 Zoloft birth defect claims on Tuesday April 5, 2016.  This effectively ends the MDL which was consolidated in 2012.  Plaintiffs in the MDL alleged that the use of Zoloft during pregnancy resulted in birth defects including he...

Paxil Birth Defect Case Dismissed Mid-Trial

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Philadelphia judge dismissed a case against GlaxoSmithKline on April 4, 2016 pursuant to a motion for compulsory nonsuit after the Plaintiffs rested their case.  The case alleged that the antidepressant Paxil that was prescribed to plaintiff Elisabeth Balser caused cardiac defects in her son. ...

$11.1 Million New Jersey Bellwether Verdict Upheld

Posted by Sarah Showard | Mar 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

An $11.1 million jury award against Johnson & Johnson by a woman injured by vaginal mesh has been upheld by a state court of appeals in New Jersey. Linda Gross filed suit against Ethicon, a division of J&J in 2008 alleging injuries including severe pain which resulted in 18 surgeries, the...

Lawsuits Pile Up Over Claims That Viagra Causes Melanoma

Posted by Sarah Showard | Mar 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The makers of Viagra -- the “little blue pill” used to treat erectile dysfunction -- may be subject to new multidistrict litigation (MDL) if a judicial panel votes to approve the establishment of an MDL for a number of cases that charge Viagra causes melanoma. In December 2015, Pfizer agreed tha...

Bellwether Hip Implant Case Results in $11M Jury Award

Posted by Sarah Showard | Mar 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

An Atlanta jury has awarded a woman $10 million in punitive damages and $1 million in compensatory damages for injuries she received following hip replacement surgery using he Wright Conserve Resurfacing Cup manufactured by Wright Medical Technology. The bellwether trial in the U.S. District Cou...

Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Recall

Posted by Sarah Showard | Mar 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Toyota has announced that it will add 356,000 vehicles to its recall list of cars and SUVs that have potentially defective Takata airbags. The global recall includes 198,000 vehicles in the U.S., bringing the total number of Toyota vehicles recalled because of the airbag defect to 15.3 million. ...

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Defective Hip Implant Lawsuits

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Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants that have been used for years have been publicly touted by manufacturers as being cutting-edge because they can allegedly improve mobility in patients with serious hip problems. However, research on the safety and efficacy of these MoM hip implants has pointed out that these devices can actually do more harm than good for some patients.