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Archive for February 2018

Toxic Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against J&J, Ethicon

Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, C.R. Bard, and Davol were hit with a lawsuit alleging their hernia mesh is toxic to human tissue leading to pain and other medical complications. A woman from Tennessee alleges that she was implanted with hernia mesh in 2015 and suffered severe pain after the surgery. “As a result of the implantation of…

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Tractor Trailer Accident Prompts Swift Transportation Lawsuit

A serious tractor trailer accident has prompted a Mississippi man to file a lawsuit against Swift Transportation and other associated parties due to allegations of negligence. The tractor trailer accident lawsuit claims that in December 2015 plaintiff Willie M. was a passenger in an 18-wheeler owned by the Swift Transportation Company. According to the lawsuit,…

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Consolidated Communications Target of Numerous Slow Internet Complaints

Consolidated Communications is facing numerous complaints from consumers who say their service is horrible despite the company’s advertisement that they offer high internet speeds. This is currently under investigation to identify whether or not Consolidated Communications is violating any state or federal laws. Internet providers have increasingly come under fire for failing to deliver on their advertised…

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Lawsuit Alleges Gastrointestinal Bleed from Xarelto

A new lawsuit alleges that a man from Maryland took Xarelto and developed a severe gastrointestinal bleed. According to the lawsuit, Lloyd M., took Xarelto from July 2013 to March 2015. The plaintiff says he developed and suffered a gastrointestinal bleed from Xarelto in late March 2015 as a direct result from taking the drug.…

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Top Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect can manifest in various different ways depending on the individual situation and the patient. You may notice changes in your loved one’s personality as a key sign that he or she is suffering from neglect. While nursing home neglect is similar to nursing home abuse in many ways, these are not the…

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IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed By Washington Woman Joins MDL

A Washington woman has filed an IVC filter lawsuit that will be consolidated into multidistrict litigation pending against Cook Medical. Cook Medical was targeted with numerous lawsuits after allegations from patients argued that the manufacturer was responsible for serious injuries. According to the IVC filter lawsuit, the products developed by Cook within their IVC filter…

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Additional Hernia Surgery Leads to Atrium Lawsuit

The unexpected need for additional hernia surgery has prompted a Vermont woman to file a lawsuit against Atrium, the maker of the C-QUR hernia mesh implant. Hernia mesh implants have been targeted in numerous adverse event reports filed with the FDA, claiming severe pain and side effects like the need for additional hernia surgery. According to the…

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Paralyzed Texas Man Seeks Recovery Under Dram Shop Law

A man who was critically injured in an accident is pursuing recovery through the Texas dram shop law. A dram shop law enables injured parties to file a legal claim against an establishment that continued to serve alcohol to a person who was clearly intoxicated if the person being served ultimately causes an accident. A…

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Study: Opioid Prescriptions Most Likely Come From Medical Offices

The drug crisis around the United States has prompted researchers to look into where most opioid prescriptions come from. Many people have theorized that emergency rooms are the leading pipeline of these dangerous prescriptions that may ultimately cause addiction. However, a new study completed by the University of Southern California identified that opioid prescriptions don’t often…

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First Philadelphia Xarelto Trial Leads to $28M Award

An Indiana couple won a lawsuit in the beginning of December 2017. The couple argues that severe injuries on the part of the drug could have been avoided if the patient was aware of the risks prior to filling the prescription. Manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG were ordered to pay $27.8 million in…

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Truck Drivers Hesitant to Use Electronic Logging Devices

Truck drivers have increasingly been the target of allegations of serious injuries and preventable accidents, prompting regulators to crack down. Drivers are required to follow a complex set of state and federal regulations regarding the time they spend on the road and how they operate the truck. A new federal mandate requires them to use…

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Risperdal Problems May be Severe

The number of patients alleging Risperdal problems is growing, and many of them are choosing to hold the manufacturers responsible by filing defective drug lawsuits. Many male patients unexpectedly experienced gynecomastia, or the development of female breasts, but a broad range of serious side effects may affect all users. Risperdal is a common antipsychotic drug usually…

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Nursing Home Abuse and Unethical Eviction Claims Run Rampant

Nursing home abuse concerns have become a focal point lately as more nursing homes are pushing out people who are disabled and unable to afford care. A Medicaid managed plan, for example, may drop someone because they are no longer eligible for such a high level of care. The disability money from social security may not…

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