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Published: January 22nd, 2015
Roughly 75 Xarelto lawsuits were transferred this week to newly-formed mass tort litigation in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, court records indicate. The decision was made public in an order docketed on January 21, in which a Pennsylvania judge ordered that the proceeding be created to c...Read More
Published: January 20th, 2015
A Risperdal lawsuit filed by a 24-year old man who alleged gynecomastia complications caused by the medication has been dismissed from a consolidated litigation in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, court records indicate. According to an Order recently issued by the judge presiding over sim...Read More
Published: January 15th, 2015
There is likely truth to allegations made in testosterone lawsuits that certain medications designed to raise levels of the male hormone may increase the risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems, a recent study finds. Among other things, research published in the medical journal P...Read More
Published: January 14th, 2015
Nearly three dozen Canadian women are seeing their transvaginal mesh lawsuits resolved after suffering pain and internal damage allegedly caused by pelvic implants they received for prolapse or incontinence, according to CTV News Canada. A report on January 13th indicates that the mesh settlement...Read More
Published: January 12th, 2015
Johnson & Johnson paid doctors nearly $7 million during the first half of 2013 to promote a drug tied to Xarelto internal bleeding injuries, according to a recent analysis. The study, which can be found in Pro Publica, looked at cash amounts shelled out by top manufacturers during the last ...Read More
Published: January 8th, 2015
The first bellwether trial in a federal multidistrict litigation involving the metal-on-metal Wright Conserve hip replacement is scheduled to begin in March of this year, court documents indicate. According to a recent scheduling order, the hearing’s start date is slated for March 9th, 2015, an...Read More
Published: January 7th, 2015
Doctors considering whether to remove an implant similar to one now blamed for injuries in thousands of DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits should do so if the recipient has developed elevated metal ion levels, if the implant has undergone clinical or physiological changes, or if cups have loosened, said a ...Read More
Published: January 5th, 2015
Thousands of individuals in the United Kingdom who are prescribed Risperdal and other antipsychotic medications are often taking them in the absence of a serious mental illness, a new study suggests. According to a December 30th report from Medscape Medical News, new research suggests that half t...Read More
Published: December 22nd, 2014
Risperdal may not improve an autistic child’s social communication skills or lessen repetitive behavior associated with the disorder, according to a recent study. Results of a ten-year probe into the effect of risperidone, the antipsychotic medication’s active ingredient, on autistic children...Read More
Published: December 19th, 2014
More than six percent of women ages 15-to-44 are opting forMirena and other IUDs as their method of birth control, according to data released in the National Survey of Family Growth. In comparison, the December results reflect 16 percent of girls relying on the pill, and 15.5 percent using steril...Read More