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Tips for Holiday Travel

The holiday season can be a dangerous time to be on the roads due to the large amounts of people travelling back and forth to see their families and loved ones. In fact, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day brings millions of additional travelers to the road, which can cause added stress and risk for accident, especially with …

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Breaking News: Third Bellwether Trial Results In $1.04 Billion Verdict Against Depuy Orthopaedics

After a more than two month trial of six (6) plaintiffs’ cases, a federal jury in Dallas, Texas found Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. liable for defects in its Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant and awarded the Plaintiffs a total of $1.04 billion dollars. The Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant has been alleged to cause toxic metal particles that contaminate the …

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Heart Surgery patients may become Infected

Although rare, such infections may cause serious illness or death.  The infection is particularly insidious because it is difficult to detect.  Patients may not develop symptoms or signs for months after initial exposure. In just the past year, at least 28 cases have been identified, with hospitals in Iowa, Michigan and Pennsylvania reporting infections.  Numerous infections also have been reported …

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DePuy Attune® Knee Implant Failure

The ATTUNE® Knee System DePuy Synthes was designed to provide better range of motion and stability and was marketed 2011 to present. Recently, many doctors and patients have experienced problems with this device that requires replacement and the FDA has received numerous reports of tibial component loosening of the implants. Here are some of the complaints: Implant loosening, specifically to the …

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Talcum Powder Suit Claims 80 Plaintiff Not Misjoined

A Missouri federal court has remanded a talcum powder exposure suit, rejecting Johnson & Johnson’s position that the claims of 80 plaintiffs were misjoined and finding that the underlying claims were “sufficiently related to support joinder in the case.” In the July 11 ruling, the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri said that the defendants had failed to …

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Accident Victim Questions

Posted on behalf of Houssiere, Durant, Houssiere (HDH) Attorneys on June 27, 2016. At HDH, our clients call us for a number of reasons, but the underlying concern is always the same. They’re worried about the financial impact their injuries will have on their families. It’s understandable. After all, medical bills are still the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. …

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FDA Issues New Warning for Abilify® (aripiprazole)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Safety Announcement Warning that compulsive, uncontrollable urges to gamble, binge eat, shop, and have sex have been reported with the use of the antipsychotic drug Abilify® (aripiprazole). Abilify® is a top-selling prescription drug prescribed to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome. Abilify®acts on the same nerves in the brain that …

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Invokana Injury Lawsuit

Invokana is part of a class of drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors, which includes other drugs such as Farxiga and Glyxambi that are used to help regulate blood sugar levels in adult patients with Type 2 diabetes. This class of drugs, however, is not approved to treat Type 1 diabetes patients. Along with other members of the SGLT2 inhibitor class, Invokana …

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Victims of Johnson and Johnson Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Baby powder is marketed for the use by adult women as a feminine hygiene product. Some products contain talcum powder, a mineral that is used to absorb moisture and reduce friction. It has also been marketed for the treatment and prevention of diaper rash. Talcum powder is harmful if inhaled because it dries out mucous membranes in the lungs, which …

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