Medical

Caution Using IVC Filters

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are placed in a patient’s vena cava to prevent blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs. If a blood clot travels to the heart or lung, it could be fatal. An IVC filter can either be permanent or retrievable. Permanent filters are made of stainless steel and titanium.…

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The National Trial Lawyers Announces Charles “Chip” Houssiere, III as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Central and South Texas

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Charles “Chip” Houssiere, III as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Central and South Texas An honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to…

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Jury Awards $100 Million Verdict

[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] A Delaware State Court jury held that Boston Scientific Corporation must pay $100 million to 52-year-old Delaware resident, Deborah Barba, who claimed permanent injury resulting from the company’s vaginal mesh inserts. The award included $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive…

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Jury Awards $38 Million in Depakote Trial

[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] 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…

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Actos Settlement

[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] 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…

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Automotive

Update: Recall of Exploding Takata Airbags Expanded

[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] 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,…

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Birth Defects Caused by Pregnancy Drug Zofran

[share title=”Share This Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] 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…

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