Archives for May 2014

Pradaxa Manufacturers Settle Lawsuits for $650 Million

Manufacturers of Blood Thinner Pradaxa Pay $650 Million in Personal Injury Cases The German drug manufacturer Boehringer Ingleheim said on Wednesday, May 28th, that they would settle a number of US-based personal injury lawsuits related to the use of their blood thinner, Pradaxa, for $650 million. Pradaxa reportedly caused severe and fatal … [Read more...]

NFL To Suspend Players for First-Offense DUI

NFL Changes Drug Policy to Suspend Players After First-Offense DUI A DUI conviction can have life altering consequences and impact your professional livelihood.  Recently, the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) reviewed it's treatment of DUI, announcing that it may issue new punishment for DUI related charges. The issue of how to … [Read more...]

Myrtle Beach Contractor Gets 6 Years for Asbestos

Myrtle Beach Contractor Will Serve 6 Years in Prison for Asbestos Leak A Little River resident has been convicted for allowing cancer-causing asbestos to leak onto the beach while his company renovated a condominium tower nearby. David Braswell, who owns Cool Cote LLC, will spend 6 months in prison for violating the Clean Air and Water Act. … [Read more...]

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Sent to Jury

Takeda Denies Hiding Risks of Actos and Bladder Cancer Takeda Pharmaceuticals denied that the company hid the high risk of developing bladder cancer from taking Actos during its Nevada trial. This is the sixth Actos lawsuit that has gone to trial in the US involving Actos injuries. “There was no hiding of the ball,” Craig Thompson, a lawyer for … [Read more...]

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Wins Nevada Actos Lawsuit

Pharmaceutical Company Wins Actos Lawsuit in Nevada Over the past couple of years a number of Actos lawsuits have been filed. The Japanese pharmaceutical manufacturer behind Actos was recently found not liable in a massive personal injury case in Nevada, in which two plaintiffs alleged that the Type 2 diabetes drug caused bladder cancer. The … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Removal May Not Help Victims

Study Finds that Removing Transvaginal Mesh Does Not Help Damage to Organs A new study, conducted for a meeting regarding the problematic side effects of transvaginal mesh implants, shows that removing the pelvic devices may not improve symptoms of transvaginal mesh injury, including pain and incontinence. In April, the Food and Drug … [Read more...]

Illinois Actos Injury Trial Goes to Takeda

Actos Injury Case in Illinois Decided in Favor of Takeda Pharmaceuticals Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the drug company behind Type 2 diabetes drug Actos, won their most recent personal injury lawsuit that alleged that Actos caused the plaintiff’s bladder cancer. On Thursday, May 15th, the 12-member jury in Chicago ruled that Actos was not responsible … [Read more...]

Sign the Don’t Drink and Drive Pledge

Strom Law Firm and WIS TV team up to encourage people to sign the Don't Drink and Drive Pledge this Summer. The Strom Law Firm and WIS News are teaming up for a summer-long campaign to bring awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving, called the Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign. Both the news station and our firm hope to educate drivers about … [Read more...]

CDC Investigation Confirms Chinese Drywall Harms Health

CDC Investigation Confirms that Chinese Drywall Is Harmful For decades, defective Chinese drywall has sickened people in 33 states, including South Carolina and many other southern states. Now, an investigation from the Centers for Disease Control confirms what residents already know – Chinese drywall has serious side effects. In a report … [Read more...]

Man Arrested for DUI After His Child Refuses to Ride

Man Tries to Pick up His Child from School Drunk, Gets DUI After Child Refuses Ride A Murfreesboro, Tennessee resident has been arrested on DUI charges after he attempted to pick his child up from school, but the child refused to go with him because the man was drunk. Brandon S. Patrick, 48, was arrested on DUI charges on Tuesday, May 13th. … [Read more...]

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