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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
Published: March 16th, 2016
Regulators in Canada have added to new warnings regarding retinal detachment to the labels of Levaquin and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics. According an announcement issued by Health Canada in January, retinal detachment is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. Retinal detachme...Read More
Published: March 15th, 2016
March 14, 2016 Bernstein Liebhard LLP is honored to once again be named to The National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs’ Hot List.”  This year’s nomination marks the thirteenth year the firm has been named to this prestigious annual list. The National Law Journal selected twelve firm...Read More
Published: March 9th, 2016
Xarelto lawsuit plaintiffs are claiming that the manufacturers of the blood-thinning medication withheld some key lab data from an analysis recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The analysis, which was included in a Letter to the Editor written by Duke University research...Read More
Published: March 3rd, 2016
Older men looking for the so-called “Fountain of Youth” probably can’t count on AndroGel and other prescription testosterone gels, according to a new study. The research, which appeared last month in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), found that the medications provided only modest be...Read More