Jury Awards $38 Million in Depakote Trial

On May 27, 2015, a St. Louis jury ordered Abbott Laboratories to pay $38 million to a girl who suffers from spina bifida after her mother took the anti-seizure medication Depakote during pregnancy.  The verdict includes $23 million in punitive damages. The jury found the drug maker failed to adequately warn about risks of birth defects from ingestion of Depakote …

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Actos Settlement

Takeda has agreed to pay $2.4 billion to resolve certain Actos claims. Those who are allowed to participate in the settlement must: (1) allege they have bladder cancer; (2) have first used Actos prior to December 1, 2011; and (3) either have a lawsuit pending or retained counsel by NOON May 1, 2015 EDT to assert a claim. If you …

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Update: Recall of Exploding Takata Airbags Expanded

In June 2014, approximately 900,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags were recalled in two states, Florida and Hawaii. This recall, which has been expanded multiple times, now includes 17 million vehicles in the United States and 25 million vehicles worldwide. Recently, on April 16, 2015, Nissan expanded the recall to include 2004-2006 model year Sentra vehicles and Honda added 100,000 …

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Birth Defects Caused by Pregnancy Drug Zofran

Zofran, is a prescription medication that can be prescribed for nausea and vomiting; pregnant women experiencing severe symptoms are often prescribed the medication during the first trimester. Zofran is known effectiveness in treating nausea and vomiting, however in recent studies consuming the drug has shown serious side effects to both mother and infant. Zofran works by blocking chemicals in the body responsible …

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Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

On March 24, it was announced that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary had reached a settlement in a bellwether trial over their transvaginal mesh devices. That settlement came shortly after a California jury delivered a $5.7 million verdict against J&J’s Ethicon over their Gynecare TVT Abbrevo vaginal mesh device. The settlement came during a bellwether trial that was part of …

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A CAR WRECK? The first thing you should do following a car accident is to call the police so that an accident report can be prepared. Although the police do not always prepare an accident report, they will always require the other driver to properly identify themselves and their insurance company. This will ensure that …

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Xarelto Drug Causes Irreversible Internal Bleeding

FDA has issued a warning of increased Thrombotic Event (Bleeding and Hemorrhage)! Xarelto is prescribed to prevent strokes in people with arterial fibrillation; as a treatment for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism;  it was first to prevent deep thrombosis in patients undergoing  hip or knee replacement surgery. Xarelto Blood Thinner is under investigation by the FDA. The FDA has received 68– adverse …

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7.8 Millions of Exploding Takata Airbags Recalled

In June 2014, approximately 900,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags were recalled in two states, Florida and Hawaii. This recall has increased to now include at least 7.8 million vehicles in the United States. According to regulators, heat and humidity can cause the propellant for the airbags to erupt sending hot metal shrapnel into the vehicle cabin. [/feature_headline] These exploding airbags have …

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Medtronic Recalls 560,000 MiniMed Paradigm Pumps

A risk of over-delivery of insulin causes the Medtronic Corporation to issue a Class II recall for about 560,000 MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps.  This recall was issued on September 8, 2014, after Medtronic received numerous reports from customers who accidentally programmed the device to deliver the maximum amount of insulin. Delivering the maximum bolus amount could cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) …

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