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AMS Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Cases Chosen for Trial

Trial Dates Set on Bellwether Cases for American Medical System’s Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits The American Medical System’s multidistrict litigation (MDL) reportedly has 8,614 transvaginal mesh personal injury cases lined up. On Thursday, June 20th, Endo Pharmaceuticals – the transvaginal mesh subsidiary of AMS – offered $54.5 million to settle … [Read more...]

Second Personal Injury Lawsuit Against DePuy Underway

After Initial Loss, DePuy Faces Second Personal Injury Lawsuit, Admits Recall for Defects On March 8th, a Los Angeles jury awarded Loren Kransky $8.3 million for medical bills and emotional pain and suffering in his personal injury case against DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of the much-maligned Johnson & Johnson. Kransky’s personal injury … [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...]

Phishing Scams Focus on Tax Season

Scammers Begin Tax Season Phishing and Phone Scams Consumer Reports has released their annual statement on how to avoid tax season phishing and phone scams this year. According to their estimates, Americans will lose $21 million this year in tax fraud scams. The IRS notes that scammers often use promises of a larger refund or threats of jail to … [Read more...]

Pradaxa Manufacturer Faces 2,000 Personal Injury Lawsuits in US

2,000 Lawsuits Against Pradaxa Manufacturer Move Forward in the US German pharmaceutical manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim reported on Thursday, February 13th, that the company faces more than 2,000 lawsuits in the United States in relation to its stroke prevention medication, Pradaxa, because the drug reportedly caused severe and even fatal … [Read more...]

Food Recall for 200,000 Lbs of Egg Product Due to Salmonella

Manufacturer Issues Class I Food Recall for 200,000 of Egg Products Because of Salmonella Contamination Nutriom, LLC, has issued a Class I food recall after discovering salmonella contamination of its OvaEasy and Egg Crystal products. The food recall covers 226,710 lbs of processed eggs which were produced between February 28th, 2013 and February … [Read more...]

Over 30 Personal Injury Lawsuits for Metro-North Train Accident

Two Years After Massive Metro-North Train Accident, Personal Injury Plaintiffs Still Filing Lawsuits Although it has been two years since the infamous Metro-North train accident and derailment injured 70 passengers, plaintiffs are still filing personal injury lawsuits against the railroad company for long-lasting injuries and disabilities. As … [Read more...]

Man Charged with DUI after Driving to Police Station

Louisiana Man Drives Drunk to Police Station to File DUI Accident Report A Louisiana resident has been arrested on DUI charges after driving drunk to a police station to file an accident report. According to authorities, Patrick Ruffner, 31, called the police on Saturday around 3 AM after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Baton Rouge. As … [Read more...]

Montana Settles Risperdal Lawsuit for $5.9 Million

Janssen To Pay $5.9 Million Settlement to Montana for Misleading Ads In March of this year, Montana State Attorney General Tim Fox announced that Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle allegations in the state regarding its antipsychotic drug, Risperdal. Like many Risperdal settlements in … [Read more...]

Student Who Stabbed Bully Acted in Self-Defense

Elementary School Student Who Stabbed Another for Bullying Acted in Self-Defense, Will Not Face Criminal Charges A Horrell Hill Elementary student is facing a criminal investigation after the student stabbed another student at the school. The Richland County Sheriff’s investigators say that the child acted in self-defense after being bullied by … [Read more...]

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