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Man Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Botched Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Fails, Leading to Amputation and Medical Malpractice Lawsuit One year ago, a man went into the hospital for gastric sleeve surgery, but an error during the surgery led to him having both legs amputated above the knee. Now, he has filed a negligence and medical malpractice lawsuit. Carlos Saucedo, 32, seeks $10 million in … [Read more...]

Senators Express Concern About Morcellation Procedures to FDA

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Senators Encourage FDA to Ban Use of Power Morcellator Devices and Morcellation Procedures Due to Cancer Risk Although the Food and Drug Administration has already expressed concern about morcellation procedures to remove uterine fibroids and perform hysterectomies, due to the possibility of spreading uterine and ovarian cancer, the regulatory … [Read more...]

Takeda Ordered to Pay for Lost Actos Files

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Jury Rules Takeda Must Pay for Lost Actos Files A jury ruled that Takeda Pharmaceuticals must pay $155,000 for its destruction or loss of files related to safety studies and information for their blockbuster Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos. Some of the missing Actos files prevented one man in a personal injury lawsuit from proving his claims that … [Read more...]

Number of Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits Increases

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Hearing for Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit Consolidation Scheduled for December Agrochemicals company Syngenta, makers of Viptera and other types of genetically-modified corn sold to US farmers, faces several GMO Corn Seed lawsuits that may soon be consolidated into one large class action. Syngenta so far faces 50 different lawsuits in 11 major … [Read more...]

Talcum Powder Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed Against J&J

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Talcum Powder Personal Injury Lawsuit Claims Talcum Powder Led to Cancer Death A personal injury lawsuit filed in a federal court in Trenton, New Jersey alleges that a woman died from ovarian cancer caused by her life-long use of talcum powder. The talcum powder personal injury lawsuit was filed by the estate of Janice Chakalos, who died at age … [Read more...]

$10 Million in Backpay for Wage Violations Awarded to Dancers

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Court Orders $10 Million in Backpay for Wage Violations A group of exotic dancers who used to work for a New York City strip club called Rick’s Cabaret filed a class action lawsuit against the club alleging that the owners committed  wage violations by failing to pay according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Now, before the wage violation … [Read more...]

Power Morcellators Allowed Despite Link to Cancer

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FDA Unlikely to Ban Power Morcellators Despite Cancer Risks to Patients Despite statements from the FDA urging caution when using power morcellators to perform fibroid surgery, hysterectomies, or other non-invasive gynecological surgeries, the safety regulator is unlikely to outright ban the devices. “To do no harm, a lot of hospital systems have … [Read more...]

Cake Boss Arrested on DUI Charges in NYC

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NYPD Arrested Cake Boss Star for DUI Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro, star of TLC’s popular reality cooking show “Cake Boss,” has been arrested on DUI charges in New York City. Valastro, a New Jersey resident, was pulled over around 1 AM on Thursday, November 13th, for driving under the influence, according to the New York Police Department. Officers … [Read more...]

Pfizer Requests Dismissal of 500 Zoloft Cases


Pfizer Claims Zoloft Plaintiffs in MDL Cannot Prove Causation On Wednesday, November 5th, Pfizer Inc requested that a federal judge in Pennsylvania to dismiss more than 500 cases from the Zoloft injury multidistrict litigation (MDL) because, according to the pharmaceutical giant, the plaintiffs cannot prove that the antidepressant led to birth … [Read more...]

Brian Bosworth Files Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit Against NFL

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Former Seattle Seahawks Star Brian Bosworth Claims NFL Days Led to Traumatic Brain Injury Brian Bosworth, aka “The Boz,” who played for the Seattle Seahawks in the 1980’s, has filed a personal injury lawsuit against helmet manufacturer Riddell as well as the National Football League, because the two groups lied about the dangers of concussions and … [Read more...]

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