Rapper DMX Arrested for DUI – A New Charge for Him

DMX Arrested in SC Again, But This Time the Arrest was for DUI Rapper DMX has had yet another run-in with South Carolina law enforcement – this time, however, he was pulled over for DUI, which is a new twist on his story. In February, the 42-year-old rap artist, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was pulled over because he was driving without a … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson Agrees to $22.9 Million Settlement for Drug Recall Lawsuits

J&J Agrees to Pay $22.9 Million in Drug Recall Lawsuit Alleging the Company Misled Investors Johnson & Johnson is the world’s largest maker of health care products, ranging from shampoo to hip replacement devices. In recent years, the company has faced a range of lawsuits, many involving personal injury from the company’s products. On … [Read more...]

North Carolina Man In Prison For 34 Years, But God Knows He’s Innocent

After 34 Years, Sledge May Be Proven Innocent  At 68, Joseph Sledge has spent the last 34 years of his life in a North Carolina prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit.  Matter of fact, Sledge’s correspondence with the Columbus County Clerk of Court’s office takes up four files spanning his 34 years of incarceration.  Sledge has proclaimed … [Read more...]

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...]

Elderly SC Woman Charged with Running Illegal Gambling Operation

South Carolina Senior Citizen Ran An Illegal Gambling Operation Out of Her Home As the South Carolina House of Representatives deliberates a bill defining sweepstakes machines as illegal gambling devices, a 73-year-old woman has been arrested for running an illegal gambling operation out of her home. A Crimestoppers tip informed the Richland … [Read more...]

Texas Compounding Pharmacy Issues Dangerous Drug Recall

Another Dangerous Drug Recall from a Compounding Pharmacy Issued After 15 Infections Reported After last fall’s fungal meningitis dangerous drug recall, another compounding pharmacy, this time in Texas, has reported a series of infections related to its products and has issued a recall. Specialty Compounding, LLC, of Cedar Park, Texas, has … [Read more...]

Canadian Women Protest Transvaginal Mesh

Women Gather at Canadian Hospital to Protest Transvaginal Mesh At the Saskatoon City Hospital on Saturday, May 11th, a group of women gathered to protest transvaginal mesh implants. Transvaginal mesh – originally approved in the US by the FDA as early as 1996 – was designed to help treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence … [Read more...]

Lipitor Lawsuits Could be Consolidated in MDL

South Carolina Might Be Base for Lipitor MDL South Carolina could become the home base for a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against pharmaceutical manufacturing giant Pfizer, Inc, and their most popular drug, Lipitor. Dozens of plaintiffs across the United States have filed injury lawsuits against the manufacturer, alleging that the blockbuster … [Read more...]

GranuFlo & Naturalyte Personal Injury Lawsuits Finally Receive MDL

GranuFlo & Naturalyte Lawsuits Consolidated in Massachusetts MDL According to a court document from Friday, March 29th, several plaintiffs who have personal injury lawsuits against Fresenius, the manufacturer of GranuFlo & Naturalyte dialysis powders, have had their lawsuits consolidated into one multidistrict litigation (MDL) in … [Read more...]

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