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Potential Lawsuit: Massive Walmart California Labor Law Class Action Lawsuit Certified

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:11
San Francisco, CA: An wage and hour class action lawsuit filed against Walmart by workers who allege they were underpaid when they missed lunch breaks and were not provided with proper information on their pay stubs, has received certification. In fact, three classes of plaintiffs in the employment lawsuit have been certified.
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Potential Lawsuit: FDA Reports Fatal Pneumothorax Events Linked to Two Enteral Feeding Tubes

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:14
Update, January 17: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an update to the information provided below. The previous letter issued on January 11, 2018 attributed an inaccurate number of adverse events and deaths to the Kangaroo Feeding Tube with IRIS Technology. Please see the highlighted text for updated information.
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Potential Lawsuit: New Study Suggests Link Between Ibuprofen and Male Infertility

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:29
Washington, DC: New data from a study published early in January, 2018, show that regularly taking the common over-the-counter painkiller ibuprofen, may contribute to male infertility. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (NAC), the researchers found that regular use of ibuprofen may lead to compensated hypogonadism, a condition that can cause infertility, erectile dysfunction, depression and loss of bone and muscle mass, among other medical conditions. Ibuprofen is the generic name for drugs including Advil and Motrin.
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Settlement: Eli Lilly Reaches Deal in Testosterone Replacement Therapy Multi-district Litigation

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 14:58
Chicago, IL: A global settlement deal has been reached by Eli Lilly and plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation alleging the company’s testosterone replacement therapy is associated with cardiovascular adverse health events.
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Potential Lawsuit: Health Insurers Denying Medical Claims

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:39
Las Vegas, NV: Reports of denial of valid medical claims and high co-pays are being made by educators in Nevada, against Teachers Health Trust, its administrator, WellHealth, and its board of directors.
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Settlement: $28M Xarelto Verdict Against J&J and Bayer

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:53
Philadelphia, PA: A jury has found against units of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Bayer AG in the fourth bellwether Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) case being heard as part of a Xarelto mass tort. The award, nearly $28 million, is the first favoring a plaintiff, in this case Lynn Hartman, who alleged she suffered a serious gastrointestinal bleed while using the blood thinning medication.
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Settlement: Judge Doubles Jury Awards in Fracking Crane Operators Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:01
Pittsburgh, PA: Four fracking crane operators who sued a drilling company for failing to compensate them for overtime worked, have had their compensation awards doubled by the federal judge hearing their case.
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Potential Lawsuit: Complicaciones de la Malla Quirúrgica

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:05
La malla quirúrgica es un dispositivo médico diseñado para proporcionar soporte para tejidos y órganos que han sido debilitados o dañados. Entre los principales tipos de malla quirúrgica que se utilizan en diferentes cirugías está la malla abdominal, que se utiliza para reparar el abdomen después de una hernia. Se han presentado demandas de mallas quirúrgicas alegando que las diversas mallas no funcionan como estaban previstas y están relacionadas con complicaciones graves..
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Potential Lawsuit: Allergan Accused of Keeping Generic Restasis Off the Market

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:58
Dallas, TX: Allergan could be facing a proposed antitrust class action lawsuit based on allegations made by direct purchases of the pharmaceutical company’s Restasis, a medication for dry eyes. The plaintiffs allege that Allergan blocked low-cost generic versions from entering the market.
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Settlement: $247M Verdict Rendered In Bellwether DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Trial

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:13
Dallas, TX: A $247 million verdict has been awarded against the maker of DePuy’s Pinnacle line of metal-on-metal hip implants, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc, and its parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J), with $90 million in punitive damages against J&J and $78 million in punitive damages against DePuy. The settlement is the third consecutive multi-million dollar verdict delivered in this multidistrict litigation.
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Potential Lawsuit: FDA Issues Warning for Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:02
Washington, DC: the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert to the public and healthcare providers alike, stating that the agency has not approved injectable silicone for use to enhance or augment the body. Such use can lead to ongoing pain, infections, and serious injuries, such as scarring and permanent disfigurement, embolism (blockage of a blood vessel), stroke, and death, the agency warns.
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Potential Lawsuit: Legionnaires' Disease Closes Disneyland in California

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:46
Los Angeles, CA: Several cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in people who visited Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, have resulted in the closure of the theme park. The bacteria were discovered in two contaminated cooling towers following an inspection by Orange County health officials.
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Settlement: Family Awarded $7M in Prison Suicide Lawsuit

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:39
Santa Cruz, CA: A $7 million settlement has been awarded to the family of a mentally ill woman who killed herself while incarcerated in a privately-owned prison in Delaware County. The first responder negligence lawsuit was made by the mother of the deceased.
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Potential Lawsuit: When Deceased Donations to Alleged Medical Science Become Trafficking in Body Parts

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:05
Chicago, IL: Illegal trafficking of body parts may be closer to home than many people want to believe. A mother in Chicago, who lost her 23-year old son to spindle cell sarcoma and subsequently donated his body to science, as he had instructed her, found out that several medical businesses had harvested and mishandled her son’s remains, possibly for profit.
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Potential Lawsuit: When Deceased Donations to Alleged Medical Science Become Trafficking in Body Parts

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:05
Chicago, IL: Illegal trafficking of body parts may be closer to home than many people want to believe. A mother in Chicago, who lost her 23-year old son to spindle cell sarcoma and subsequently donated his body to science, as he had instructed her, found out that several medical businesses had harvested and mishandled her son’s remains, possibly for profit.
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Potential Lawsuit: Bed Bug Infestation Lawsuit News and Legal Information

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:06
Bed bug infestations and subsequent bed bug lawsuits are increasing. Although bed bug bites are not known to transmit disease, these pests do cause physical and mental health side effects and financial issues, which have resulted in many bed bug lawsuits. Bed bug attorneys have filed lawsuits against hotels and resorts, including a Disney bed bug lawsuit. Bed bug complaints also involve cruise ships and airlines, condos and schools. And these pests aren’t limited to beds: they hide in seats and clothes and make their way to furniture stores and recently a movie theater. They are found almost anywhere.
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Potential Lawsuit: Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked with Higher Rates of Gastric Cancer in H Pylori Patients

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:25
Santa Cruz, CA: A new study on the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) in patients who have been treated successfully for Helicobacter pylori shows that the drugs more than double the risk for gastric cancer.
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Potential Lawsuit: Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirators Contraindicated for Uterine Fibroid Removal

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:27
Washington, DC: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided the medical community with guidance on the use of ultrasonic surgical aspirators. Specifically, the agency is advising companies that make the devices to label them as contraindicated for the removal of uterine fibroids. The non-binding guidance from the agency serves to strengthen its recent warnings about the use of power morcellators to remove uterine fibroids, which has reduced the surgical options for women requiring removal of fibroids.
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Potential Lawsuit: Opioid Epidemic Spawns Investor Lawsuits

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:13
Santa Cruz, CA: In the wake of the growing national opioid crisis, investors that hold shares in pharmaceutical companies, such as Purdue Pharma and Abbott Laboratories, are filing lawsuits alleging the drug makers misled them about the safety and efficacy of opioids.
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Potential Lawsuit: Opioid Epidemic Spawns Investor Lawsuits

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:13
Santa Cruz, CA: In the wake of the growing national opioid crisis, investors that hold shares in pharmaceutical companies, such as Purdue Pharma and Abbott Laboratories, are filing lawsuits alleging the drug makers misled them about the safety and efficacy of opioids.
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