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Archive for August 2017

Uber Lawsuit Filed by Woman Left Paralyzed After Accident

A woman is suing the ride share company Uber after her uninsured driver was in a car accident that left her paralyzed. Plaintiff Sarah M. alleges in her lawsuit that her Uber driver was uninsured and had a criminal record that should have prevented him from participating in the ride share service. Sarah, paralyzed after the accident,…

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Hernia Mesh Infection Lawsuit Targets Manufacturer

Ventralex hernia mesh causes complications, says lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in New Hampshire against the maker of C-QUR hernia mesh argues that the manufacturer is responsible for the resulting hernia mesh infection that compromised the patient’s overall health and well-being. Plaintiff Michael S. of Indiana filed the hernia mesh lawsuit against the Atrium Medical Corporation, which maintains support and manufacturing facilities in…

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Risperdal Side Effects in Boys Prompt Lawsuits

Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits

Medications given to individuals for mental conditions should be designed to help combat those situations or eradicate it entirely. However, many of the side effects may not be known by the patients or the doctors when the medication is prescribed. By the time that a patient discovers the serious side effects of taking the medication, it…

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New IVC Filter Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Widow

A lawsuit filed in August 2017 alleges that a patient died as a result of complications from the Option ELITE Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filter made by Rex Medical LP and Argon Medical Devices. The surgical implantation of the IVC filter occurred in August 2015 in Georgia and the primary purpose of this device, as with many…

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Lawsuit Filed After Patient Suffers Life-Threatening Bleeding from

ivc blood clot filter surgery

A Montana patient recently filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the popular anticoagulant due to complications he suffered while taking the medication. Allegedly, plaintiff Gregory E. took from August 2013 to September 2015 and suffered from life-threatening bleeding from  during that time. Bleeding risks, if not caught early, could lead to catastrophic injuries, organ…

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Reasons to Hire a Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer

semi truck accident lawsuit

Managing an insurance claim in a passenger vehicle crash can be time-consuming and complicated, but liability is typically straightforward. The at-fault party’s insurer is responsible for the property damage and/or medical expenses of those in the other vehicle. When a commercial vehicle is involved in a crash, the complexities are compounded and may require the…

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Family Receives $900K in Car Accident Settlement

car accident settlement reached for the family of a college student killed in crash

The family of a 26-year-old college student who died after being struck by an inattentive driver will receive $900,000 from the insurance company covering the driver. The college student, Weiqi Wang, was struck by a careless driver of a 2004 Subaru Outback while in a crosswalk on her way to school. Weiqi was a graduate student at…

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Pennsylvania Judge Keeps $2.5 Million Risperdal Verdict

A Pennsylvania judge has upheld his initial $2.5 million Risperdal verdict in a 2015 case, even though pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson requested a new trial. The Risperdal lawsuit was filed several years ago, and reached its $2.5 million Risperdal verdict in February 2015 against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a prominent subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The…

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Texas Woman Joins MDL After Hernia Mesh Removal

hernia mesh removal lawsuit filed in Texas

Another plaintiff has joined a hernia mesh multidistrict litigation after suffering injuries from hernia mesh removal surgery. Plaintiff Letha Dillard has joined the MDL alleging defendants Atrium, Maquet Cardiovascular and Getinge Ab are responsible for pain and injuries she suffered after her hernia mesh was removed by surgery. The plaintiff alleges that hernia mesh was implanted surgically on…

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Gastrointestinal Bleeding Lawsuit Claims Life-Threatening Injuries

xarelto gastrointestinal bleeding may occur as a side effect

Have you recently taken and suffered strange and unexpected side effects as a result? If so, you’re not alone- a new lawsuit filed against manufacturers alleges that the company should have known about or knew about and failed to warn patients about the high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. The lawsuit argues that defendants Janssen Research…

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Complications Not Affecting IVC Filter Market Growth

Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Stands with $3.6M Jury Award

Despite complications linked to inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, the IVC filter market appears to be expanding. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery — Venous and Lymphatic Disorders found that the number of IVC filters placed in patients in the U.S. increased by 234 percent between 2000 and 2009. Designed to…

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California Man Files Lawsuit After Hernia Mesh Repair Surgery

A California man has filed a hernia mesh repair surgery lawsuit in New Hampshire federal court, home of Atrium Medical Corp., which is the subject of a multidistrict products liability litigation. Robert Olmstead had a C-Qur Mesh V-patch implanted in July 24, 2012 and removed Aug. 28, 2015, at the Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center…

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Lawsuit: Life-Threatening Bleeding Risk Was Hidden

A Wayne County, Michigan, couple has filed a life-threatening bleeding lawsuit, alleging that the widely popular blood-thinner caused the wife to suffer severe internal bleeding. Plaintiffs F. and J. Felicia Anderson have joined thousands of other users who accuse the drug’s makers, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, of knowing the risks of internal bleeding while…

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Report: Failing IVC Blood Clot Filters Kept on the Market

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Confidential records from medical device company C.R. Bard obtained by NBC News show that the company continued to sell one of its blood clot filters despite reports of potential fatal flaws. According to the NBC News report, C.R. Bard tried to replace a former model of a blood clot filter that was associated with dozens…

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