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Lawsuit Alleges Drug Caused Internal Bleeding

IVC filter lawsuits

A Louisiana man who says he suffered “a life-threatening, irreversible bleed” caused by the blood thinner has filed a products liability lawsuit against pharmaceutical giants, Janssen and Bayer. Wilburn D. of Vernon Parrish, Louisiana, who was prescribed (rivaroxaban) in February 2015 to treat atrial fibrillation, joins some 16,000 other plaintiffs in a federal multi-district litigation,…

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18 Wheeler Accident Injuries and Fatalities On the Rise

Why Are There So Many Texas Semi Truck Accidents?

Semi-truck crashes kill some 4,000 people and injure more than 100,000 on U.S. roadways every year, stunning figures that have been surging since 2009, according to a 2014 CNBC report that cited statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The combination of some two million 18-wheelers on American roadways and the mounting pressure on U.S.…

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Man Injured in Automobile Accident Gets Large Settlement

automobile accident settlement

A man was seriously hurt in a 2012 automobile accident when the car he was a passenger in was struck from behind by a woman who swerved to avoid rear-ending another car. In June 2017, Alvaro R. settled a lawsuit he filed in connection with the crash for $1.4 million, with the majority of the…

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Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits Skyrocketing

Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits

A spike in Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits filed in the first half of 2017 against pharma giant Johnson & Johnson may be attributed to the decision by J&J subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals—which markets Risperdal, an antipsychotic medication—to end a tolling agreement. Tolling agreements are written agreements signed by both parties to a potential lawsuit to suspend the…

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Defective Hernia Mesh Leads to Multiple Surgeries: Physiomesh Lawsuit

physiomesh lawsuit

A Florida couple has filed a Physiomesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon claiming that the hernia mesh used in the wife’s surgery was defective and unsafe. Plaintiffs Sheri J. and Alfred J. claim in this Physiomesh lawsuit that Sheri suffered multiple complications after her hernia surgery using Ethicon’s Physiomesh hernia mesh device. In…

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Study: IVC Filter Procedures Are Overused

IVC filter procedures unnecessary

Recent findings suggest that IVC filter procedures may be unnecessary in managed care situations and that doctors may be neglecting to remove them when needed. Humana Inc. announced that a study published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis looked at different health conditions of those patients who received an IVC filter and those who…

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18 Wheeler Accident Leaves Teen Severely Injured

18 wheeler accident caused by sleep apnea

A 19 year-old was severely injured when she became the victim of an 18 wheeler accident caused by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. Texas-based news outlet KVUE reported that a lawsuit has been filed by the young woman against the driver and trucking company alleging that negligence led to the accident. The…

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Man Reaps Large Settlement from Auto Accident with Bus & Van

auto accident ends in large settlement

Thousands of motorists are injured or killed in an auto accident each year. Many drivers and passengers do not know, however, that they may be eligible for monetary compensation outside of any insurance payments they might receive. One such auto accident lawsuit was filed by a man from Hartford, Connecticut, which ended with a settlement…

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Complications Requiring Hernia Mesh Revision Surgery Prompt Lawsuit

hernia mesh revision surgery

A product liability lawsuit has been filed against Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson alleging that a man’s hernia repair using Ethicon Physiomesh led him to develop complications ultimately requiring hernia mesh revision surgery. Plaintiff Larry S. filed his lawsuit in South Carolina federal court after his surgical mesh became infected. In his initial…

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2017 Sees Dramatic Rise in Risperdal Lawsuits

Risperdal lawsuits

Thousands of Risperdal lawsuits have been filed in recent years by distraught families when the drug they trusted to help their sons with autism or ADHD brought devastating side effects instead. Risperdal, known generically as risperidone, is known as a second-generation antipsychotic. It targets both serotonin as well as dopamine, so researchers believe it may…

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More Than 18,000 Suing Over Bleeding Side Effect

The widely popular blood-thinner —generically known as rivaroxaban—is FDA-approved to reduce the risk of blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in knee and hip replacement surgery patients and to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with an abnormal heart rhythm, a condition known as non-valvular atrial fibrillation. By decreasing…

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Car Accident Deaths Mounting Despite Increased Safety Technology

car accident deaths

Car accident deaths are on the rise in the United States, an alarming trend considering the myriad safety features that contemporary automobiles are equipped with such as airbags, rearview cameras, electronic stability control systems, and automated emergency braking systems. In 2016, according to the National Safety Council, motor vehicle deaths totaled 40,200, a 6 percent…

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More Than 5,500 Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits Filed

Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits pile up

More than 5,500 plaintiffs have filed a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals over allegations the antipsychotic medication can cause boys to grow breasts. The Risperdal lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation pending in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. According to Forbes, 3,000 plaintiffs joined the consolidated…

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