Product News and Recalls

Radiation Overdose at Cedars Sinai Hospital

On 12 October 2009, hospital officials at the renowned Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reported that a serious hospital error caused over 200 stroke patients to receive eight times the normal dose of radiation during a CT procedure known as the CT brain perfusion scan.

If you or someone you know was overdosed with radiation, contact our law firm by calling 877-737-8525, or email using the form to the right to learn your legal rights.  Your consultation ...

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Raptiva Pulled From Market – Raptiva Recall

Raptiva, a drug used for treating psoriasis, was pulled from the market on April 9, 2009.

The FDA has reported that Raptiva can cause the development of a condition called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.  This is a neurologic disease that can be fatal.  Anyone currently using Raptiva should communicate with their physicians so they can begin tapering off the drug, as it will no longer be available after June 8, 2009.  Physicians are not supposed to issue any new prescriptions.

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Metrolink Text Messages in Detail

metrolink-train-wreckThe text messages sent by Metrolink train engineer, Robert Sanchez, were made public by the NTSB this week.  Records show that Sanchez was texting a friend only 22 seconds before the deadly impact which killed 25 people, including Sanchez.  The accident also injured another 101 people on board and caused over $10  million in damages, according to a report by federal investigators.

In addition to the messages sent that day there were ...

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Psoriasis Drug Linked to Brain Infection and Death

Raptiva is an injectable drug used for the treatment of psoriasis.  It has been discovered to cause a serious brain infection called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or PML. The FDA has confirmed at least three cases of patients who died from PML after using Raptiva more than three years.  According to the National Institutes of Health, PML usually lasts for months, 80 percent die within the first six months, and those who survive can be left with severe neurological disabilities.

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Anti-Parkinson’s Drug Leads to Compulsive Behavior

FEBRUARY 17, 2009 – Requip, a drug designed to treat Parkinson’s Disease and also sold as a treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome, has been linked to compulsive behaviors, including gambling. This is similar to the effects of the drug Mirapex, another dopamine agonist for treating Parkinson’s. As early as 2003, these drugs were known to cause pathological gambling and other compulsive behavior.

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Aftershocks From Vioxx Verdict: Legal and Financial Experts Watching the Case Saw the Ruling Either as a Texas Anomaly or a Dire Warning to Merck

By Josh Goldstein and Joseph N. DiStefano

August 20, 2005

The Philadelphia Inquirer

It was just the first of more than 4,200 lawsuits against Merck & Co. Inc. over its Vioxx painkiller, but news of yesterday’s $253.4 million verdict in Texas against the drugmaker surged through the legal profession and Wall Street.

In New York City, where Alise Reicin, Merck’s vice president of clinical research, was being deposed by lawyers representing plaintiffs in other Vioxx cases, the verdict caused a stir.

Shortly after learning the ...

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