Product News and Recalls

Nursing Home Death Results in Criminal Charges

nursing home death results in criminal chargesThe death of a former Trump administration official’s father in a Philadelphia nursing home has resulted in criminal charges being filed against the licensed practical nurse who was responsible for his care. 30-year old Christann Gainey faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, neglect, and falsifying documents as a result of her actions during her April 13th shift at Cathedral Village; a Roxborough-area senior living facility. If convicted of ...

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PA Supreme Court May Renew Risperdal Lawsuits Facing Statute of Limitations Challenges

PA Supreme Court may renew risperdal lawsuits facing statute of limitations challengesFrom the moment you sustain an injury or are harmed by a drug, corporation, or other entity, a clock starts ticking. Like a shot clock in a basketball game, this clock limits the amount of time you have to act on your injury before the law says you can no longer take action. This time period is called the statute of limitations, and it differs ...

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Brazilian Model Sues Over Bedbug Bites

Brazilian model bitten by bedbugs during hotel stayA model working on a photo shoot alleges that she was bitten multiple times and sustained rashes and welts as a result of an overnight onslaught from bedbugs during her hotel stay. She is suing the establishment and its parent company for monetary and punitive damages.

Sabrina Jales St. Pierre, who according to the Los Angeles Times, has appeared as a model for Avon, Neiman Marcus, the ...

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Essure Finally to be Pulled Off of US Shelves

essure finally off US shelvesAfter pulling Essure off shelves around the world and leaving the US as the only country on the planet left selling its sterilization device for women, Bayer has responded to an increase in attention and threats from the FDA by finally agreeing to pull it from US shelves as well.

Bloomberg is reporting that the device’s manufacturer received threats of civil and criminal liabilities from the FDA if it ...

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AndroGel Judge Orders Another Retrial, Overturns Another Verdict

androgel verdict overturnedThe same judge who previously overturned a $150 million AndroGel verdict has reversed a second verdict in the litigation worth over $140 million.

The case was brought by Tennessee resident Jeffrey Konrad. Konrad alleges that his two-month period of using AbbVie’s AndroGel testosterone replacement product caused him to have a heart attack in 2010. A Chicago jury agreed and awarded him $140,000 in compensatory damages and $140 million punitively in response to ...

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Missouri Court Reverses $55 Million Talc Cancer Verdict

talc cancer verdict reversedA Missouri appellate court rejected a previous jury’s $55 million award in the case of a South Dakota woman who alleged that it was talc-based powders; including Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, that allegedly led to her development of ovarian cancer. The tossing of the verdict was not, however, a referendum on whether the allegations were accurate. Instead, the court threw out the verdict because of new mandates and limitations ...

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