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Woman Wins Product Liability Lawsuit Against E-Cigarettes

Woman Burned By E-Cigarettes Wins Product Liability Lawsuit in California A California woman filed a product liability lawsuit after she was badly burned by an electronic cigarette. And on Wednesday, the jury ruled in her favor. Victim Jennifer Ries and her husband were on their way to the airport to take an international vacation in March … [Read more...]

FDA Issues Warning About IVC Filter Blood Clot Device

IVC Filter Unsafe Despite Manufacturer’s Push, Associated with Several Wrongful Deaths and Injuries The IVC filter is a medical device created and manufactured by medical manufacturer CR Bard. The company received FDA approval to offer the device as a treatment to prevent blood clots in patients who were at extremely high risk, where medication … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Court Establishes Xarelto Mass Tort

Philadelphia Court Establishes Xarelto Mass Tort Docket After several people have filed personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Janssen Pharmaceuticals for their dangerous blood thinner, Xarelto, a judge in Philadelphia Claims Court has established a Xarelto mass tort docket. According to the court order issued on Wednesday, January … [Read more...]

Pfizer’s Geodon Can Cause Fatal Skin Reaction

FDA Posts Warning About Pfizer’s Antipsychotic Geodon Due to Potentially Fatal Skin Reaction The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a serious warning about a dangerous drug – Pfizer’s antipsychotic Geodon, which has the generic name ziprasidone – which can cause a serious but fatal skin reaction in some patients. The FDA added a new drug … [Read more...]

More Plaintiffs Join Marijuana Edibles Class Action

More Plaintiffs Join Class Action for Unintended Marijuana Edibles at Fair In August, Denver hosted a marijuana fair, as Colorado is one of two states with legalized recreational marijuana use. 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 … [Read more...]

Mirena IUD Brain Injury Lawsuits Will Not Consolidate

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...]

Mirena IUD Associated with Breast Cancer Risk

Mirena IUD Users Could Have Higher Risk of Breast Cancer A recent study found that patients using the Mirena IUD have a 20% increased risk of developing breast cancer. The study was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. The Finnish team tracked 94,000 women between the ages of 30 and 49, who used the Mirena IUD birth control device between … [Read more...]

Blood Thinner Test Strips Under Product Recall

Urgent Product Recall Issued for Blood Thinner Test Strips Alere Inc has issued an urgent but voluntary Class I product recall for their Alere INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips due to patient complaints about inaccuracy. Reportedly, Alere has received nine reports of significant adverse events, which prompted the product recall. Three of … [Read more...]

Angelcare Baby Monitors Under Product Recall After Deaths

Two Infants Strangled by Angelcare Baby Monitors, Product Recall Issued The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a product recall for 600,000 Angelcare Baby Monitors after two infants were strangled by the device. In a press release on Thursday, November 21st, the CPSC announced the product recall after receiving complaints about the … [Read more...]

Chicken and Salads Under Food Recall Due to E. Coli Contamination

FDA Issued Food Recall for Chicken and Salads Because of E. Coli Glass Onion Catering, a California-based company, has issued a food recall for 180,000 pounds of ready-to-eat sandwiches and salad wraps that contain fully-cooked chicken and ham after reports that a few consumers were hospitalized for e. Coli infection. The sandwiches and wraps … [Read more...]

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