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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
Published: May 10th, 2016
Xarelto bleeding claims continue to mount in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in the U.S. district Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. According to court documents, more than 4,500 cases were pending in the proceeding as of April 15, 2016. One of the most recent Xarelto lawsuit...Read More
Published: May 3rd, 2016
The federal court overseeing thousands of testosterone treatment lawsuits has decided to extend the litigation’s AndroGel bellwether trial schedule by six weeks. The first cases will likely begin going before juries in the summer of 2017. More than 5,200 testosterone lawsuits are currently pend...Read More
Published: April 26th, 2016
More than 200 Zofran lawsuit plaintiffs have accused GlaxoSmithKline of failing to warn expectant mothers and doctors that use of the anti-nausea drug during pregnancy might harm an unborn baby. Now these same plaintiffs are questioning why Zofran’s Canadian label includes stronger pregnancy warni...Read More
Published: April 19th, 2016
Recent research suggests that patients who take Levaquin and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics may be at risk for two potentially life-threatening side effects – aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection. According to an article published  last fall in JAMA Internal Medicine, use of the drugs may rai...Read More
Published: April 12th, 2016
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first tissue container bag for use in certain uterine surgeries that involve the use of a power morcellator. However, the agency is still cautioning doctors to avoid uterine morcellation in the majority of women who require a hysterectom...Read More
Published: April 5th, 2016
The federal litigation involving thousands of Xarelto lawsuits is moving forward rapidly, prompting the Court to terminate the Joint Complaint filing procedures it established last year. According to a March 22nd Pretrial Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, joint...Read More
Published: March 29th, 2016
A New York man who claims that Risperdal turned his life into a nightmare has joined the growing ranks of plaintiffs seeking compensation from Johnson & Johnson. "It was like living in hell,” 22-year-old Shaquil Byrd recently told the Albany Times-Union. "It made me feel like an outcast ......Read More
Published: March 22nd, 2016
A key trial involving five DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits has ended in victory for a group of patients who suffered serious complications related to a metal-on-metal version of the artificial hip. In a verdict rendered on March 17th, jurors hearing the case agreed that the implants were defectively des...Read More