Archives for June 2013

US Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Generic Drug Makers

Generic Drug Manufacturers Have No Liability in Personal Injury, Per Supreme Court On Monday, June 24, the US Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that generic drug makers are not liable for personal injury caused by side effects. The decision reverses the original decision in the case of Karen Bartlett, a New Hampshire woman who took Mutual … [Read more...]

MRI Could Find Fungal Meningitis Outbreak without Symptoms

For Patients Who Received Tainted Steroid Injections, An MRI Screening Could Detect Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Last October, over 300 patients in several states discovered that they had received spinal steroid injections tainted with fungal meningitis. The fungal meningitis outbreak was traced back to a compounding pharmacy in New England, which … [Read more...]

Two Felony DUIs This Week in South Carolina

Man Charged with Felony DUI after Accident Killed a Child Another Richland County traffic accident turned fatal on the evening of Tuesday, June 18th. This brings the total deaths in traffic accidents up to 30 for the year. Unfortunately, this death was due to felony DUI. According to reports from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, 24-year-old … [Read more...]

Manufacturer Issues Beef Recall for E. Coli Contamination

Thousands of Pounds of Beef Recalled Because of Potential Contamination On Tuesday, June 18th, the Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a Class I beef recall for 23,000 lbs of ground beef. The beef is being recalled for fear that it has been contaminated with E. coli. Class I recalls are categorized as a health hazard situation in which … [Read more...]

Nurse Fired Due to Tuberculosis Outbreak Sues for Wrongful Termination

Program Manager Sues for Wrongful Termination After Being Fired from DHEC A program manager who worked for the Department of Health and Environmental Control was fired for alleged misconduct during the investigation of South Carolina’s Upstate tuberculosis outbreak. She is now suing DHEC for wrongful termination. Malinda Martin says that, … [Read more...]

Endo Health Offers $54.5 Million to Settle Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Subsidiary of American Medical Systems Offers $54.5 Million to Transvaginal Mesh Victims A unit of Endo Pharmaceuticals, which is a subsidiary of American Medical Systems, has agreed to pay $54.5 million to settle some of the thousands of transvaginal mesh personal injury lawsuits that the company faces in North America. Endo announced the … [Read more...]

The Strom Law Firm is Now Investigating Cases Against Tylenol®

The Strom Law Firm is now investigating and evaluating cases against Tylenol®, the popular Acetaminophen drug Columbia, SC- The Strom Law Firm is now investigating and evaluating cases against Tylenol®, the popular Acetaminophen drug.  Some users of Tylenol® have been diagnosed with liver damage after taking the medication. Contact us today for a … [Read more...]

Driver Arrested for Felony DUI Charges Over Weekend

Driver Arrested Felony DUI Charges After Colliding with Motorcyclist On Saturday night, a driver collided with a northbound motorcyclist on Hazelwood Road. He now faces a host of charges, including felony DUI involving death. Troy Lebrente Wilson, 26, was reportedly heading south on Hazelwood Road when he attempted to turn left, putting his car … [Read more...]

Toyota Settlement in Massive Vehicle Recall Almost Reached

$1.1 Billion Settlement Between Toyota and Plaintiffs Almost Reached In 2009 and 2010, Toyota issued three massive vehicle recalls for more than 10 million vehicles after repeated reports of unintended acceleration that led to owner injuries and death. The recalls began after a horrifying car crash in Southern California. The first massive crash … [Read more...]

Cook Medical Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Might Get MDL

Personal Injury Lawsuits Against Cook Medical’s Transvaginal Mesh Could Receive MDL As of August last year, there are currently 6 multidistrict litigations against transvaginal mesh manufacturers - Mentor Corp’s Coloplast, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, and Boston Scientific. However, a seventh MDL … [Read more...]

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