Archives for March 2014

Two Kansas Women File Lipitor Lawsuits

Two Kansas Women File Personal Injury Lawsuits for Lipitor Side Effects The latest Lipitor lawsuits against Pfizer are not yet in the multidistrict litigation, but have been filed by two women in Kansas. Plaintiffs Alice Beems of Topeka, and Nora Hammerschmidt of Plainville, filed in separate filings that Pfizer failed two warn doctors and their … [Read more...]

Woman Claims Serious Injury from Mirena Birth Control Trial

Woman Says Mirena Birth Control Trial Led to Permanent Injury A St. Louis woman has filed a lawsuit against Washington University and their CHOICE contraceptive program after her Mirena IUD led to serious personal injury. Deanna Delancy, 27, used the CHOICE service through Washington University’s medical center to receive free birth control just … [Read more...]

State Farm to Pay $3 Million in Damages in Katrina Whistleblower Case

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Whistleblowers in State Farm Katrina Lawsuit State Farm Insurance will pay $3 million in legal fees and damages for defrauding the National Flood Insurance Program after Hurricane Katrina, according to a whistleblower lawsuit. A federal judge in Mississippi ruled against the insurance broker and in favor of the … [Read more...]

US Criticized for Failing to Prosecute Mortgage Fraud

Federal Government Failed to Prosecute Mortgage Fraud The Justice Department’s internal watchdog group reported on Thursday, March 20th, that the federal government failed to crack down on mortgage fraud, although President Obama stated four years ago that it was his administration’s top priority. The report, issued by the DOJ’s inspector … [Read more...]

Homeopathic Remedy Under Drug Recall

Homeopathic Product Under Drug Recall for Undeclared Penicillin Terra-Medica, Inc has issued a voluntary drug recall for homeopathic remedies in liquid, tablet, capsule, ointment, and suppository forms after learning that their products were contaminated with penicillin, making them an undeclared drug according to FDA regulations. The remedies … [Read more...]

Six Kershaw County Businesses Busted for Underage Drinking

Six Clerks in Kershaw County Cited for Allowing Underage Drinking and Selling Alcohol to Minors Six clerks at businesses in Kershaw County were cited on Wednesday, March 19th, for selling alcohol to minors and thereby allowing underage drinking. The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office undercover operation used underage volunteers, with their parents … [Read more...]

Study Links Actos to Kidney Disease

New Study Suggests Link Between Actos and Kidney Disease A new study, reported by Cancer Monthly, shows a link between Actos use and kidney disease. Several personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits have been filed alleging that Actos caused the plaintiffs to develop bladder cancer, in some cases leading to the death of loved ones. Currently, … [Read more...]

IKEA Issues Product Recall for Baby Bed Canopies

IKEA Product Recall Covers Nearly 3 Million Baby Bed Canopies Due to Strangulation Fears IKEA has issued a massive, world-wide product recall for 2.8 million baby bed canopies, some of which were purchased nearly 18 years ago, due to reports of a potential strangulation hazard. The Swedish company took action on Friday, March 21st, after … [Read more...]

Youth Agency Leaders Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

Leaders of “Helping Hands” Agency Sentenced to Prison for Medicaid Fraud On Wednesday, March 19th, the leaders of “Helping Hands” young mentoring agency, which had officers in Conway and Georgetown, were sentenced to several years in federal prison after being found guilty of Medicaid fraud. The founders of “Helping Hands,” brothers Truman and … [Read more...]

Risperdal Judgment Reversed in Arkansas

J&J Wins Reversal of Risperdal Penalty in Arkansas On Thursday, March 20th, Johnson & Johnson won a reversal of their $1.2 billion penalty against their drug Risperdal in Arkansas Supreme Court. In 2012, an Arkansas jury agreed that J&J and Janssen Pharmaceuticals misled Arkansas’s doctors regarding Risperdal’s safety. The judgment … [Read more...]

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