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Archive for December 2017

Can Risperdal Cause Gynecomastia? Studies say yes.

The anti-psychotic drug originally intended to treat adults with schizophrenia has been linked to a number of side effects, including the abnormal growth of breast tissue, in the children it was prescribed to throughout the early 2000s. After the drug was approved for use in children in the early 2000s, researchers began to ask; “can…

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Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawsuit Filed Against C.R. England

How to Avoid a Serious Big Rig Accident

Severe injuries prompted a tractor-trailer accident lawsuit against C.R. England filed by two plaintiffs. Allegedly, the plaintiff driver was operating a motor vehicle in Texas at the time of the accident. On Feb. 15, 2016, both plaintiffs were inside a car traveling in the far-left lane in Cameron County, Texas. The truck driver was going…

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Kentucky Woman Files C-Qur Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

hernia mesh removal lawsuit filed in Texas

A Kentucky woman alleges that she was implanted with defective hernia mesh manufactured by Atrium Medical Corp. Plaintiff Charlotte N. says she suffered severe and permanent physical injuries after receiving C-Qur hernia mesh. Her husband is filing consortium claims for loss of companionship due to the plaintiff’s injuries and medical care. The plaintiff is joining…

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New Lawsuit Includes Claims of Gum Bleeding

An injured plaintiff from Virginia has filed a gum bleeding lawsuit based on claims his use of caused the painful side effect. Plaintiff George S. began using the medication in August of 2013. He says he was prescribed to treat deep vein thrombosis. According to the lawsuit, George developed a number of serious injuries due to…

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Hospitals File Opioid Lawsuit Against Drug Makers

Hospitals have now joined in an opioid lawsuit alleging that drug manufacturers aggressively push these fatal medications. Two Alabama hospitals have joined the opioid lawsuit in Mississippi against opioid manufacturers. The cost of the opioid epidemic is a big one and one that is affecting some states, like Ohio, harder than others. The ripple impacts…

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Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter Subject of New Injury Lawsuit

bard ivc filter lawsuit filed by Florida resident

A new lawsuit filed by a Connecticut woman joins the master consolidated complaint of individual cases for those who have suffered critical injuries from the Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter. Plaintiff Ann S. filed this most recent lawsuit against Cook Medical Inc., a popular manufacturer of medical devices and maker of the Gunther Tulip Vena…

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Nursing Home Neglect Rules Put on Hold

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has put a pause on implementation of nursing home neglect rules for up to 18 months. Anyone who has recently put a loved one in a nursing home or similar facility will likely have concerns about their safety. Advocates are concerned about rollback when CMS has paused…

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Risperdal Breasts are Drug Side Effect, Lawsuits Claim

risperdal lawsuit alleges Gynecomastia side effects

Taking any medication carries some risk of side effects but boys who developed Risperdal breasts are coming forward to file lawsuits against the makers of the popular antipsychotic. According to the lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, young men and boys developed Risperdal breasts without any awareness of the severe risk of such a side effect…

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Tractor-Trailer Accident with Prison Bus Prompts Lawsuit

distracting driving truck accident leads to settlement

Truck company C.H. Robinson Worldwide was hit with a lawsuit after a tractor-trailer the company contracted with rolled on an Arizona highway, causing an accident with a prison transport bus. The plaintiffs, husband and wife Robert and Melody N., allege that Robert, who was driving the prison transport bus, was severely injured in the tractor-trailer…

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Impaired driving, including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, spikes during the winter holiday season. The White House has declared December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month in an attempt to combat increased rates of drinking and driving during the holidays. Government officials have watched the rate of deaths from drinking and driving spike…

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Hernia Patch Infection Lawsuit Alleges Adhesions

A new hernia patch infection lawsuit was filed against C.R. Bard after complications during a hernia repair left a Louisiana man severely injured. According to the hernia patch infection lawsuit, the surgical mesh that was used during the procedure is unreasonably defective and dangerous, leading to multiple follow-up procedures and infections that carry their own…

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Verdict Against J&J, Bayer Nears $28 Million

The first verdict in favor of plaintiffs has recently been awarded in Philadelphia. The verdict is the first of its kind with nearly $28 million in damages against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson being awarded. The verdict came about as a result of patients alleging that the drug manufacturers provided improper warnings about the high…

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Opioid Indictment Alleges Prescriptions Given Needlessly

A doctor in addition to three nurse practitioners were recently arrested in Alabama after an opioid indictment officially accused them of managing a “pill mill” out of a medical office. Medically unnecessary opioids were allegedly given to many different patients. A doctor’s office in Montgomery was tied to the Opioid indictment. According to the indictment paperwork,…

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Cook Heart Filter Lawsuit Claims Severe Injuries

CR bard vena cava filter lawsuit filed

An Illinois man alleges that Cook Medical designed and manufactures defective IVC filters and the one he was implanted with caused severe injuries. The plaintiff, David H., claims he was implanted with a Cook heart filter on July 23, 2007 in the Columbus Regional Hospital in Indiana. David says that Cook’s IVC filter presented an increased risk for…

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Nursing Home Fines Up 9,000% in Kansas

Residents in one out of every three Kansas nursing homes face critical harm or risk of major jeopardy, according to state citations issued this year. Kansas has the fourth biggest percentage of fines being assessed against nursing homes in the country. Nursing home fines are often assessed after a facility is found to have endangered…

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