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May 25, 2017

The Surgical Mesh Mess

It seems we’ve been dealing with medical issues related to the use of surgical mesh for many years. A few years ago, vaginal mesh was being used to repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse and complications arising…

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May 11, 2017

Talcum Powder Case Settlements

While it’s estimated that several thousand claims exist in the court system against Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the manufacturer of talcum based baby powder, four out of five cases have settled since February 2016, and…

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Filed under: Auto Accident, Blog, Defective Products, Uncategorized

May 4, 2017

Takata Airbag Defect Seriously Injures Las Vegas Teen Driver

On March 3, 2017, Karina Dorado, 18, of Las Vegas, was driving her Honda Accord, which her father had purchased for her to drive to and from her job, when she got involved in a…

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April 6, 2017

Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) Increases Risk of Blood Clots

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it is investigating potential problems with a product known as Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) due to a high number of patients receiving the device subsequently…

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December 29, 2016

Antibiotics Causing Aortic Aneurysms

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in October 2015, has linked a class of antibiotics to Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Dissection. This class of antibiotics is known as…

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December 22, 2016

Abilify Settlements: $19.5 million against Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Bristol-Meyers Squibb (BMS) has settled a lawsuit, as of December 8, 2016, brought by 41 state Attorneys General and the District of Columbia, for illegally marketing Abilify (aripiprazole) and agreed to pay $19.5 million in…

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December 1, 2016

These Batteries Will Really Zap You

As we get closer to the holidays, it becomes increasingly evident that we are a battery-powered society. Batteries power new Christmas toys, our smartphones, in the case of Tesla, our cars, and the technology has…

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October 13, 2016

Victoza Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Similar in operation to Byetta and Januvia, Victoza (liraglutide) is part of a class of drugs known as Incretin Mimetics used for treatment of Type 2 (adult onset) diabetes. This product is manufactured by Novo…

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Filed under: Defective Products

March 23, 2016

7 Categories of Defective Product Liability Claims

Product designers and manufacturers have a duty to protect consumers from injury by building their products with care from start to finish. Unfortunately, some companies fail to uphold the duty society expects of them and,…

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March 10, 2016

7 Types of Recoverable Damages in Product Liability Lawsuits

Product-related injuries can cause debilitating complications, disrupt daily life, and take a severe emotional toll on families. The legal system provides clear rules to help victims of product defects recover compensation and hold to account…

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November 3, 2015

EPA Levels Additional Accusations at Volkswagen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added several new models to the list of Volkswagen (VW) vehicles programmed to cheat on EPA emissions tests. On Monday November 2, the EPA issued a second Notice of…

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May 29, 2015

FDA issued a safety alert for soft tissue fillers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert for soft tissue fillers. The information obtained by the FDA indicates that the unintentional injection of soft tissue filler into the blood vessels of…

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November 13, 2013

Depuy articifical hip case settlement – $4 Billion

Johnson and Johnson Company (J&J), owner of DePuy Orthopedics, has tentatively agreed to a settlement of $4 Billion in cases related to the defective DePuy ASR artificial hip, it was revealed Tuesday.  While the settlement…

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July 10, 2013

FDA Takes Another Look at the Da Vinci Robot

It has been hailed as a miracle of modern medical science.  But this miracle costs $1.5 million to $3 million depending on the options ordered, and requires its owners to pay over $100,000 or more…

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June 10, 2013

Two Defective Product Lawsuits Becoming Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Cases

Since the beginning of 2013, two major defective products lawsuits have been reviewed by the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML).  As a result of that review, the panel has transferred all federal level suits…

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April 29, 2013

Transvaginal Mesh: Serious Complications “Not Rare” per FDA

Women who suffer from conditions known as Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) may have had their doctor suggest use of a transvaginal mesh product when treating these conditions.  The Food and…

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Filed under: Defective Products, Drug Injury

April 23, 2013

Fungal Meningitis: Still Spreading and Still Killing

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)continue to monitor and update results on the fungal meningitis outbreak, which began when the now defunct New England Compounding Center (NECC)…

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April 18, 2013

IVC Filters May Lead to Serious Complications Including Death

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two safety memos on August 9, 2010, regarding the installation and use of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters.  FDA's Medwatch memo was targeted toward surgeons and emergency medical personnel. …

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February 13, 2013

When Do I Need a Defective Product Attorney?

Most of us have seen commercials about defective product and product liability attorneys.  Why would we need this type of lawyer?  When a manufacturer, distributor, supplier, retailer, or anyone makes a product available to the…

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