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Boeing 767 Engine Explodes Mid Runway

Airplane Engine Explodes Mid Runway Forcing Evacuation On Thursday, October 29,th pilots of a Boeing 767, operated by Dynamic International Airways, departed the gate despite warnings concerning a possible problem. While on the runway preparing for take off, the airplane engine burst into flames. Passengers and crew were forced to evacuate the … [Read more...]

Judge Halts Ebola Personal Injury Lawsuit for Possible Disease Covered by Workers Comp

Nurse Who Caught Ebola Faces Delays in Ebola Personal Injury Lawsuit, May be a Disease Covered by Workers Comp Instead Nurses face many hazards from their jobs, including long-term joint and muscular problems from heavy lifting, assault by patients, and infectious diseases. One nurse who cared for the United States’ first Ebola patient in Texas … [Read more...]

New Mirena IUD Injury Lawsuit Could Go to Court

New Mirena IUD Lawsuits Filed with JPML for Latest Mirena IUD Injury Many women have joined a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, alleging that the company’s intrauterine birth control device, the Mirena IUD, not only does not prevent pregnancy as advertised, but can perforate surrounding organs and cause severe internal … [Read more...]

Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement Approved by Federal Judge In January of this year, US District Judge Anita B. Brody rejected the proposed NFL’s concussion lawsuit settlement – which was an offer of $765 million – citing that she did not believe the league was offering enough to help retired players who suffered the side effects of concussions … [Read more...]

Metoprolol Drug Recall Due to Dissolution Problems

Indian Manufacturer Issues Metoprolol Drug Recall for Dissolution Problems Another Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer – this time, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd – has issued a Metoprolol drug recall for 13,560 bottles of  generic hypertension drug metoprolol succinate in the United States after the medication failed a dissolution test. Metoprolol … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Banned by Scottish Health Board

Transvaginal Mesh Banned by Dumfries and Galloway Health Board in Scotland The National Health Services Scottish Board has ordered that the use of transvaginal mesh banned officially, after hearing testimonies of victims of the devices earlier this month. On the morning of June 3rd, campaigners Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy provided evidence … [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...]

DePuy Settlement Decision Deadline Soon

Plaintiffs in DePuy Hip Replacement Litigation Must Decide on Settlement Numbers Soon There are currently about 8,000 plaintiffs in the DePuy ASR hip replacement multidistrict litigation (MDL), and the deadline to agree about the proposed settlement is April 1st. In order for the plaintiffs to receive the settlement amount - $4 billion – from … [Read more...]

J&J Begins Risperdal Fight in Arkansas

Johnson & Johnson Begins Fight Against $1.2 Billion Risperdal Judgment in Arkansas Last month, Johnson & Johnson filed appeals in various states which had ruled to penalize the pharmaceutical giant for off-label marketing of its antipsychotic drug, Risperdal. On Thursday, February 27th, the appeals process in Arkansas began, with J&J … [Read more...]

First J&J Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Case Thrown Out

Ethicon/J&J Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Case Thrown Out for Lack of Evidence The first bellwether case in the transvaginal mesh injury multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has been thrown out, leaving the device manufacturer to claim victory. Like many transvaginal mesh victims, Carolyn Lewis had a … [Read more...]

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