Archives for November 2014

Former CCU Quarterback Arrested on DUI Charges

Former Coastal Carolina University Quarterback Faces DUI Charges On Sunday, November 23rd, former Coastal Carolina University quarterback Tyler Thigpen was arrested with DUI Charges. Thigpen had just been inducted into the CCU’s Hall of Fame for his athletic prowess. Unfortunately, he also chose to drive under the influence, and was caught and … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Food and Home Safety Tips

The Strom Law Firm Offers Food Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Celebrations Holidays are a time of happy family get-togethers and great food. However, holidays like Thanksgiving can also lead to stress, especially for those hosting Thanksgiving dinner or driving long distances to see family. Stress and a holiday cocktail can lead to an accident, … [Read more...]

ADM Files Class Action for GMO MIR 162 Syngenta Corn Seed Lawsuit

Syngenta Class Action GMO MIR 162 Lawsuit Archer Daniels Midland Company filed a Syngenta corn seed lawsuit on Wednesday, November 19th, for negligence and false statements regarding whether or not major corn purchasers like China would accept a new gene in GMO corn. The class action corn seed lawsuit, which involves over 100 individual … [Read more...]

Man Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Botched Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...]

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