Archive for July 2017

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

18 wheeler accident

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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Are Blood Thinner Deaths on the Rise?

blood thinner death

There have been growing reports of blood thinner deaths in recent years with the advent of newer anticoagulants such as . , generically known as rivaroxaban, is part of a drug class of New Oral Anticoagulants, or NOACs. is prescribed to those patients who are at risk for pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis. joins…

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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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