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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Walmart Recalls General Electric Food Processors

A very large recall of about 225,000 defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">General Electric® Food Processors has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The defective General Electric® Food Processors were manufactured in China and imported by Walmart Stores Inc., … Continue reading

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STIHL Recalls 2.3 Million Yard Power Tools

A massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recall of about 2.3 million gas-powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap has just been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission … Continue reading

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Georgia Food Depot Recalls Ground Beef for Possible E. coli

Food Depot #24, of McDonough, Georgia, is recalling approximately 500 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. The FSIS … Continue reading

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Ford Freestyle Investigated for Unintended Acceleration

Another vehicle recall is making news over unintended acceleration issues, but this time, it’s not Toyota, but Ford, that is making headlines. Bloomberg News reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating some 170,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Ford Freestyle … Continue reading

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Critics Slam Loopholes in Montana Fracking Disclosure Rules

Regulators in Montana are set to impose a rule that would require natural gas and oil drillers in the state to disclose the ingredients in their fracking fluids, the cocktails of chemicals, sand and water used in hydraulic fracturing. However, … Continue reading

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Groups Sue FDA to Keep Antibiotics Out of Animal Feed Citing “Superbug” Risk

We often warn about the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antibiotic overuse and misuse and implications of these practices to human populations when livestock is over-treated with these powerful medications. As a matter-of-fact, we recently wrote that criticism of this practice is … Continue reading

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35 Women Claim Nexium Caused Broken Bones in New Lawsuit

A new Nexium lawsuit involving 35 women claims the popular heartburn medication caused plaintiffs to suffer various types of bone fractures. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium lawsuit, filed in Houston, Texas, claims studies from as far back as 2006 indicated that Nexium … Continue reading

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