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Nationwide Patient Data Breach Leads to Identity Theft Concerns

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Hackers Stole Patient Info in Data Breach, Leading to Identity Theft Concerns On Tuesday, August 19th, national hospital chain, Community Health Systems, reported that their database was breached, possibly by Chinese hackers, earlier this year.  An astounding  4.5 million patients had their personal data stolen, leading to identity theft … [Read more...]

Pfizer Held Liable for Generic Drug Injuries

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Alabama Court Holds Brand-Name Pfizer Liable for Injuries from Generic Drug Counterparts In Alabama, a state Supreme Court justice ruled that brand-name drug makers like Pfizer can and should be held responsible for personal injury caused by generic drugs, despite the fact that generic drugs are made by different pharmaceutical companies. The … [Read more...]

2nd Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Case

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Boston Scientific’s Second Bellwether Case for Transvaginal Mesh Injury Begins Pharmaceutical company Boston Scientific faces its second bellwether case in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving its transvaginal mesh and the potential personal injury caused by the medical devices. The bellwether case began on Thursday, August 14th, and was … [Read more...]

Mirena IUD Brain Injury Lawsuits Will Not Consolidate

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JPML Will Not Consolidate Mirena IUD Brain Injury Claims The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) announced on August 12th that they would not consolidate the Mirena IUD brain injury  lawsuits that allege brain tumors and other neurological conditions caused by the birth control device because there are too few lawsuits. The JPML … [Read more...]

Whistleblower Lawsuit Unsealed for Derco Aerospace

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Derco Aerospace, Other Tech Companies, Face Whistleblower Lawsuit for Overbilling A new whistleblower lawsuit has been unsealed by the Department of Justice involving United Technologies Corp, and three of their units – one of which is Derco Aerospace – for overbilling the United States government for a Navy contract in 2006. The whistleblower, … [Read more...]

Number of Drug Recalls Growing Rapidly

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FDA Shows Number of Drug Recalls in the US has Skyrocketed According to new data released by the Food and Drug Administration, the number of drug recalls has grown considerably in the last few years, with 2014 on track to hold the record for most drug recalls in one year. So far, 2014 has seen 836 drug recalls. Class I drug recalls – involving … [Read more...]

Concussions Have the Same Effect Regardless of Location

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Research Finds Concussions Have The Same Symptoms Regardless of Where Hit Happened New research from the Colorado School of Public Health shows that concussion injuries have the same effects, regardless of where the impact occurs on the head. “We were actually a little bit surprised. Based on some of our prior research, we expected to see some … [Read more...]

Judge Certifies Class Action Against Homeopathic Company

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Class Action Against Standard Homeopathic Co. Will Move Forward A federal judge in California certified a national class action lawsuit against Standard Homeopathic Co. for making false claims about the effectiveness of their supplements on Friday, August 1st. The class action lawsuit, which has been in the works for two years, states that the … [Read more...]

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Marijuana Edibles Manufacturer

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Fair Attendees Sickened from Marijuana After Eating Pot-Infused Candy, File Class Action Against Marijuana Edibles Manufacturer Marijuana edibles manufacturer LivWell set up a tent in the “Pot Pavilion” at the Denver County Fair and offered some of the edible chocolate samples which allegedly did not have marijuana infused in them. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

Some Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Lawsuits Settled

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Bayer Settles Some Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Lawsuits, Others Still Pending In February 2014, Bayer reported that the pharmaceutical company had agreed to pay $1.7 billion to settle 8,250 claims from women or family members who alleged that Yaz and Yasmin had caused serious personal injury or wrongful death because of blood clots. The … [Read more...]

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