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Archive for October 2017

Lawsuit Filed for Injuries Tied to Covidien Hernia Mesh

Covidien hernia mesh lawsuit filed after serious complications

A product liability lawsuit has been sparked after a patient suffered serious complications following a surgery for hernia repair. The patient alleges that design problems in Covidien hernia mesh caused pain and suffering, problems that the manufacturer either knew about or should have been aware of before putting the product on the market. Allegations in…

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Lawsuit Says Anemia Caused by

A lawsuit alleges that an Iowa woman developed anemia after taking . According to the lawsuit, Rebecca Williams, took from March 11, 2013 until June 26, 2013 and also from Oct. 13, 2013 until Dec. 26, 2015. The plaintiff says she developed and suffered from anemia from on May 13, 2014. The lawsuit alleges that…

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UPS Semi-Truck Accident Leads to Lawsuit

Severe injuries after UPS semi-truck accident

Accidents involving any commercial truck can be significant but UPS drivers spend so much time on the road and are often under pressure to deliver things on a schedule that it can increase the chances of a severe accident. That’s the case in a 2017 lawsuit filed that involved a tractor trailer owned by UPS.…

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Lawsuit: Ventralex Hernia Mesh Caused Severe Complications

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A Florida woman is suing the makers of the Ventralex hernia mesh device, alleging that a manufacturing defect caused her to suffer serious and severe post-surgical complications. Latoya D. filed the product liability lawsuit on Oct. 13 in federal court in the Southern District of Florida. She accuses New Jersey-based medical device maker C.R. Bard…

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Risperdal Study: Young Men More Likely to Develop Gynecomastia

In one of the first comprehensive studies of its kind, researchers discovered that young men taking Risperdal are four to five times more likely to develop female breast tissue. According to the Risperdal study, the drug is commonly prescribed for a wide range of mental health problems in children, including autism and schizophrenia; however, there…

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Distracted Driving in Texas Leads to Three Fatalities

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The dangers of distracted driving became all too real for the mother of two teens who were killed when the driver of a car lost control while checking her GPS. The two sisters, 19-year-old Brianna and 17-year-old Jade were passengers in a car on their way home from spring break in March of 2016 when the…

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Injured Patient Files New Internal Bleeding Lawsuit

xarelto internal bleeding lawsuit claims wrongful death

A new internal bleeding lawsuit has been filed by a patient who alleges that the drug is responsible for severe internal bleeding that compromised her life. According to the internal bleeding lawsuit, plaintiff Merl-Jane H. of Utah ingested between September of 2014 and November of 2015. On Nov. 11, 2015, she suffered severe internal bleeding…

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New Tractor Trailer Lawsuit Filed Against Trucking Company

A new tractor trailer lawsuit has been filed against a trucking company as well as the operator of the tractor trailer involved in a serious accident. The accident occurred when a truck driver, operating a tractor trailer on Interstate 80 in Nebraska, crossed the median and headed into oncoming traffic. This caused a collision with the plaintiff who…

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Vena Cava Filter Lawsuit Filed by Oklahoma Woman

CR Bard has been accused of developing and marketing a defective vena cava filter that injured an Oklahoma woman. The vena cava filter lawsuit claims plaintiff Jeannette R. was implanted with the Pelvicol Acellular Collagen Matrix in 2012 at a Oklahoma hospital. According to the complaint, both the patient and her doctors were unaware of the risks…

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J&J CEO’s Recognition Questioned Due to Marketing of Risperdal

marketing of risperdal causes scrutiny of manufacturer

The CEO of Johnson & Johnson is set to receive a recommendation and honor from Jefferson Health. The Award of Merit dinner is held every fall to honor successful business people who make donations to Jefferson Health. This November 28, Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky is set to receive recognition. However, critics claim that…

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Federal Officials Warn Teen Drivers About Distracted Driving

teen drivers target of new distracted driving campaign

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration deemed Oct. 15 through Oct. 21 as National Teen Driver Safety Week. Federal officials said the week was intended to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving, including alcohol and phone use, specifically aimed at teen drivers. The campaign launched the new “5 to Drive” slogan –…

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Internal Bleeding Lawsuit Alleges Wrongful Death

xarelto internal bleeding lawsuit claims wrongful death

The son of a New York man is suing Janssen and other drug makers alleging that the anticoagulant caused severe internal bleeding in his father and ultimately led to his death. According to the lawsuit, Robert R. began using to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. The lawsuit says he…

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Atrium C-Qur Lawsuit Filed by Michigan Man

bard ventralight hernia mesh lawsuit filed

A man from Michigan says that Atrium Medical Corp., Maquet Cardiovascular US Sales, and Getinge AB are responsible for manufacturing defective hernia mesh. The lead plaintiff says he suffered severe and permanent physical injuries after Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh was implanted into his body. This Atrium C-Qur lawsuit joins multidistrict litigation that hit various medical device…

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Distracted Trucker Taking Facebook Quiz Causes Fatal Crash

distracted trucker causes fatal accident

A truck driver who caused a crash that killed an elderly woman and injured three others was convicted of reckless driving by a jury. The distracted trucker, an Ohio man, was driving an empty Kroger truck in Michigan when he attempted to pass another truck and slammed into traffic he says he didn’t see until…

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