Empowering Consumers Hurt by Big Businesses

Local (415) 319-8833
Toll Free (855) 534-0061

Blog Posts in 2017

  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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, ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
Page 1 of 1