More than 54,000 federal transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been centralized before a single West Virginia court, and tens of thousands of additional cases have been filed in state courts nationwide. One of the manufacturers of the implanted medical device, which has been linked to excruciating internal injuries, has decided to settle.
Motor vehicle accident deterrence is a global concern. According to Automobile Magazine, more than 30,000 people are killed on U.S. roads every year and about 90 percent of those accidents are due to human error.
Two professional journal articles released during the week of June 15 underscore the reason that patients who used the anticoagulant Xarelto suffered serious injury. Those scholarly pieces also somewhat vindicated victims or the family members of decedents who have filed Xarelto lawsuits.
Some of the cage-like filters designed to stop blood clots from flowing from the lower part of the body to the heart apparently turned out to be defective. Victims of those defects from several states want a panel of federal judges to decide July 30 to centralize the product liability litigation before a single federal judge for more economical pretrial management.
As the month of May was coming to a close word began to spread about the largest-ever recall in U.S. history due to a defective auto part. We wrote about it pondering what the odds might be of someone in Texas falling victim to the problem.
A panel of federal judges will hold a hearing July 30 in San Francisco on whether to centralize litigation against the makers of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. The lawsuits generally allege that fluoroquinolones, or FQs, are linked to irreversible nerve damage.
A judge at Pennsylvania's Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas recently affirmed a March 2014 jury verdict in favor of a child suffering from Topamax birth defects and her family. The ruling is but one instance in which Topamax victims prevailed over the maker of the drug, Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
You can't get a controlled drug without a prescription. That does not mean drug companies don't do all they can to boost sales by marketing directly to you. Whatever your aches or pains, big pharma is ready to put its wares in front of you with the follow-up message - "talk to your doctor about …."
More than 80,000 workers annually in the U.S. suffer an injury on construction sites, according to the Construction Industry Safety Initiative, the inspiration of major U.S. contractors who every year devote a week in May to raising the awareness of workplace safety. About a fifth of the 4,000 or so U.S. workplace fatalities that occur every year are in the construction industry, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The anticoagulant rivaroxaban, sold under the brand name Xarelto, has been associated with several injuries, with the risk of irreversible bleeding at the center of pharmaceutical injury litigation.
Victims of the antiepileptic drug Topamax (topiramate) heard for the second consecutive springtime the resounding crack of the gavel of justice.
Having the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval doesn't seem to be touted as much as it used to be. There was a time when, if a product had earned the seal, ads on TV and radio made a big deal out of it.
First, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warnings about a uterine fibroid treatment known as laparoscopic power morcellation. Now, the FBI has begun investigating what one of the morcellator makers may have known about the cancer risks linked to the device.