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  • Invokana Lawsuits Consolidated into Multi-District Litigation

    Drug manufacturing mega-giant Johnson & Johnson has faced its fair share of lawsuits over the last several years, and one of the latest involves a class of type 2 diabetes treatment drugs known as GLT-2 inhibitors. Johnson & Johnson, along with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. produces arguably the most popular drug in this class, known as Invokana. Back in 2015, the Food and Drug Administration ...
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  • DePuy's Pinnacle Hip Implant System To Be Tried In Court Once Again

    According to a recent court order, a group of ten cases, this time with New York plaintiffs, are currently being worked up for another bellwether trial scheduled to take place in September of this year. Expert disclosures have been submitted by all parties and depositions are scheduled to take place in the upcoming weeks. These plaintiffs and thousands of other people are alleging serious injuries ...
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  • TRT Manufacturer AbbVie Unable to Avoid Bellwether Trials

    On May 8, 2017, US District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly ruled on several matters regarding the upcoming MDL bellwether trials ( In e: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation) . AbbVie, the manufacturer of AndroGel, had filed motions to exclude expert testimony on causation and for summary judgment in an attempt to dismiss the cases based on a lack of sufficient causation ...
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  • Are IVC Filters Overused? New Study Sheds Light On Possible Complications.

    A recent study published in the JAMA Surgery journal suggests that IVC filters – commonly thought of as life-saving devices – might not be the safest option for some patients; especially those who didn’t need them in the first place. After thorough studies conducted over multiple years, researchers reported that the “indiscriminate use of IVCFs without clear indications places patients at risk of ...
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  • Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuit Filed

    Taxotere is the brand name of docetaxel, a chemotherapy medication used to treat various types of cancer, including cancer that affects the breasts, head and neck, stomach, prostate, and non small-cell lung. Like most chemotherapy drugs, it does have side effects most patients experience when injected with it, including low blood cell counts, numbness, shortness of breath, vomiting, muscle pain, ...
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  • Essure Complaints Rise

    Essure is a kind of permanent, less-invasive sterilization procedure that women who want to avoid pregnancy have the option to use. The device is a coil designed to cause fibrosis and block the fallopian tubes to prevent fertilization. Many women who decided to use this option wanted to have a less invasive alternative to hysterectomy, or a complete removal of the uterus. However, thousands of ...
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  • Dangers of Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh

    Serious complications have been reported among patients implanted with Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh. Used to treat patients in need of hernia repair and reconstruction, C-QUR is different from many other mesh products out there in that its omega 3 gel coating is “all natural” and derived from fish oil. However, this coating – meant to reduce scar tissue and help the mesh stay affixed to the abdominal ...
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  • FDA Warns of Exploding Medical Carts

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to hospitals and healthcare providers about dangerous medical carts that can catch on fire and explode. Nearly every hospital and medical facility uses battery-powered mobile medical carts which are used to dispense medication, ultrasound machines, and other medical equipment. If not properly maintained, the lithium or lead acid ...
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  • Heartburn Medication Linked to Stomach Cancer

    Heartburn medication is often used to control stomach acid and treat conditions such as heartburn, acid reflux, peptic ulcers, and other related health conditions. Millions of people nationwide use over-the-counter or prescription heartburn medication to help them reduce the most severe of symptoms of heartburn, which can be caused by certain foods, alcohol, or other related health problems. But ...
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  • Chronic Heartburn Medication Can Cause Dangerous Side Effects

    Chronic heartburn is not a health condition that should be taken lightly. If unaddressed, it could cause significant damage to the stomach and esophagus, as well as lead to the development of certain cancers. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are drugs manufactured with the sole purpose of controlling heartburn and acid reflux disease. As useful as a PPI might be to some patients, new studies are ...
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  • Endoscope Infections Widespread in Hospitals & Medical Centers

    Severe infections in hospital patients around the country have been attributed to unclean and unsterilized endoscopes used in surgeries and routine examinations. It is believed that more than 30 patients have died in the last three years as a direct result of endoscope infections. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the causes and consequences. Unclean Clinic Conditions & Bad ...
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  • St. Jude Heart Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

    Although shareholders of St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ) recently approved a $25 billion merger between the company and Abbot Laboratories (ABT), the medical device manufacturer is still facing considerable backlash over accusations that its cardiac implants can potentially be hacked. The issue was first brought to light in August 2016 when short seller Carson Block of Muddy Waters LLC issued a ...
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  • 12 Hospitals Cited by FDA for Failing to Report Medical Device Safety Issues

    According to an article recently published by NPR , The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that several major hospitals throughout the country are failing to accurately report patient deaths or injuries related to defective medical devices . As revealed in the FDA’s most recent hospital inspection report, reporting lapses were found in 12 hospitals surveyed throughout the country, ...
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  • New American Medical Study Concludes IVC Filters Have No Benefits

    Retrievable IVC filters have recently been the center of numerous lawsuits for causing painful and often fatal side effects in patients. Adding insult to injury, so to speak, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has recently published a study that concluded IVC filters bring no measurable benefits even when they are fully functional. (You can view a summary of their study by ...
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  • Recent Study Discovers That Asbestos Fibers Can Move Through Soil

    After the dangers of asbestos could no longer be denied by its manufacturers, disposal of discarded asbestos-based products or supplies often included burying it underground. Since mesothelioma is the most prevalent side-effect of asbestos exposure, and it is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers, it was believed that piling feet of dirt, soil, and sand atop it would prevent it from causing further ...
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