Drug and Medical Device Lawsuits

Philadelphia IVC Filter Trial Results in $33 Million Verdict

philadelphia ivc filter lawsuit ends in 33 million dollar verdictThe first IVC filter lawsuit to be heard in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas has resulted in a $33 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the case. The verdict is significant because the city’s Court of Common Pleas is hearing over 760 such cases as a part of its IVC filter mass tort program. Some 15,000 additional IVC filter lawsuits are pending in federal courts ...

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Zantac, Ranitidine, NDMA, and You: What You Need to Know

Zantac ranitidine NDMA recall information2020 has not been kind to Sanofi’s flagship heartburn medication Zantac. When reports first surfaced of contamination of the medication with a known carcinogen, attention immediately turned to the labs that made ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac. It wasn’t until researchers discovered that Zantac could be producing the carcinogen itself that calls began for a recall of the drug. The mechanism that could lead to such an occurrence, however, has not ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Textured Breast Implant Cancer Risk Coverup at Allergan

Allergan facing US lawsuits over textured breast implantsMuch of the initial concern over textured breast implant associated cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma started out focused on non-U.S. markets. While the vast majority of U.S.-based breast implant procedures utilize smooth implants, the opposite held true for much of the rest of the market.

Six U.S. women who had textured breast implants used in their augmentation procedures have sued Allergan over their increased cancer risk and allege that ...

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Belviq Pulled from Shelves Over Concerns of Cancer Risk

Belviq recalled over cancer riskSales of weight-loss drug Belviq were halted earlier this month after research indicated that it could cause an increased risk of cancer. The drug had been sold in the United States since it was originally approved in 2012. Manufactured by Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai Co., Belviq was designed to induce signals in the body and brain that told the patient he or she was full, thus causing them to eat less. Sales ...

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New Data Shows Impact of Workplace Injuries

New data released on the 2019 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index shows that the 10 most common types of workplace injuries cost employers nearly $47 billion and comprised nearly 85% of all workplace injury expenses.

The most common type of injury listed is “overexertion involving outside sources.” Injuries in this category cost over $13 billion last year alone and accounted for almost 24% of all workplace injury expenses. Overexertion involving outside sources refers to injuries or illnesses read more.... --> continue reading...

Zantac Carcinogen Lawsuits Consolidated into Multidistrict Litigation

Zantac lawsuits consolidated into MDLAs the number of lawsuits filed over NDMA contaminated Zantac continues to grow, over 140 such suits have been sent to a federal judge to be heard as a multidistrict litigation. The MDL will be the first for U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg who serves as a judge for the Southern District of Florida. In selecting Judge Rosenberg, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation called her “an able ...

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