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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...
E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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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Federal Jury Awards $9 Billion in Damages in Actos Bladder Cancer Case

After deliberating for about four hours yesterday, a federal jury ordered Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co. to pay a combined $9 billion in punitive damages to Terrence Allen, finding that the drug makers hid the bladder cancer risks … Continue reading

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Actos Jury Advised Takeda Officials Hid Cancer Risks

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The federal trial that just started and involving Actos, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s Type II diabetes drug, includes allegations that Takeda hid risks associated with Actos from physicians and consumers. The litigation accuses Takeda of hiding risks associated with Actos. Because … Continue reading

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First Bellwether Trial in Actos Multidistrict Litigation Underway

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The first federal bellwether trial alleging that the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) caused bladder cancer begins today. The trial is taking place in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana before the Honorable Rebecca F. Doherty. The plaintiffs … Continue reading

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Jury Selection Completed in First Actos Bladder Cancer Bellwether Trial

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Jury selection was completed on Monday, January 27 in the first bellwether case in the Actos bladder cancer litigation. After pretrial matters January 30, testimony will begin February 3, with the trial expected to last six weeks. This case was … Continue reading

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Actos Maker, Takeda, Hid Drug’s Risks from Patients, Doctors

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Another Actos lawsuit alleges that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., the maker of the Type 2 diabetes drug, put profits before patient safety and “duped” patients. The lawsuit states that Takeda should be held liable in the cancer death of a former … Continue reading

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Florida Man Alleges Serious Injuries After Taking Diabetes Drug, Actos

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A Florida man alleges that he developed bladder cancer after taking the Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), for nearly seven years. A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the man and is just one of thousands of lawsuits … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Accuses Actos Makers of Placing Profits Before Patient Safety

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A lawsuit alleges that Asia’s largest drug maker, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, put profits before patient safety. Actos (pioglitazone), Takeda’s Type 2 diabetes drug, has been at the center of thousands of personal injury lawsuits. Takeda officials were aware, as far back … Continue reading

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Another Lawsuit Filed Over Allegations that Actos is Tied to Bladder Cancer

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Another lawsuit has been filed against the makers of the Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos, over allegations that the medication caused the Oregon man to develop bladder cancer. The lawsuit also alleges that the drug makers were aware of the … Continue reading

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Another Actos User Alleges Bladder Cancer Caused by Type 2 Diabetes Drug

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A Florida woman is alleging that taking the Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), caused her to develop bladder cancer, according to a lawsuit brought against the maker of the drug, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The woman began taking Actos from about … Continue reading

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Gum Disease Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk, May Lead to Increased Risks Tied to Some Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

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The links between dental disease and other diseases have been growing, for instance dental disease has been tied to increased risks for developing diabetes and heart disease; pregnancy complications; and, potentially, dementia. Type 2 diabetes is typically treated with any … Continue reading

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