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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 drugâ...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
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