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Published: July 18th, 2016
A federal judge overseeing more than 8,000 Pinnacle hip lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary has rejected the company’s bid to delay the litigation’s third bellwether trial. According to documents filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Te...Read More
Published: July 12th, 2016
A new analysis indicates that reports of Xarelto side effects, including those involving uncontrollable internal bleeding, continued to mount in 2015. According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), the blood thinner accounted for 10,674 reports of fatal, disabling, and serious inju...Read More
Published: July 6th, 2016
A Tennessee teenager has been awarded $70 million by the Pennsylvania jury hearing his Risperdal lawsuit. Court records indicate that the judgment is the largest so far levied against Johnson & Johnson in a case involving the drug’s potential to cause gynecomastia. According to his lawsuit,...Read More
Published: June 28th, 2016
A Pennsylvania man has taken the manufacturers of Levaquin and Avelox to court, after he developed permanent peripheral neuropathy allegedly related to his use of the two fluoroquinolone antibiotics. The complaint claims that the Defendants’ failed to provide patients with proper notification rega...Read More
Published: June 21st, 2016
A Pennsylvania jury has been assembled to hear evidence in another trial involving Risperdal and gynecomastia. According to a report from The Legal Intelligencer, opening arguments began on June 20th, in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, with the plaintiff’s attorney asserting that the drug...Read More
Published: June 14th, 2016
A Louisiana man has filed a new Xarelto lawsuit, after suffering a life-threatening heart attack allegedly related to his use of the medication. The complaint accuses the drug’s manufacturer of failing to provide Xarelto users and their doctors with adequate warnings regarding its risks. Accord...Read More
Published: June 7th, 2016
The federal multidistrict litigation established for power morcellator lawsuits filed against Ethicon, Inc. could be winding down soon. According to a report from Reuters, all parties involved in the proceeding have asked that the litigation be dissolved, following settlements in the majority of cas...Read More
Published: June 1st, 2016
A prominent medical group has endorsed the use of Zofran for morning sickness, even though the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has never approved the anti-nausea medication for this purpose. And while a growing number of Zofran lawsuits claim that the drug increases the risk of birth defec...Read More
Published: May 24th, 2016
A Pennsylvania Risperdal lawsuit has reportedly been settled for an undisclosed amount. According to The Legal Intelligencer, the gynecomastia case had been scheduled to go to trial on May 9th in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, but was resolved on May 13th. The lawsuit was one of more tha...Read More
Published: May 17th, 2016
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new guidelines for the use of Levaquin and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics. In a Drug Safety Communication issued on May 12th, the agency advised that fluoroquinolones should not be used to treat sinusitis, bronchitis and uncomplicated urina...Read More