Treating Epilepsy in Pregnancy: Birth Defect Risks

Expectant mothers who take anti-epilepsy drugs during pregnancy, especially during the first 12 weeks, may have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with a birth defect. One of the drugs being examined for this potential risk is  Neurontin (gabapentin). Treating... Read More »

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Levaquin Lawsuit: Antibiotic Causes Permanent Nerve Damage

The antibiotic Levaquin (levofloxacin) causes sudden, serious, and potentially permanent nerve damage, according to a recent lawsuit filed in California federal court. Levaquin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that is commonly prescribed to treat bacterial infections of the sinuses, skin, lungs, ears, airways, bones, and joints.... Read More »

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Zithromax Side Effects May Include Birth Defects

For over 20 years, Zithromax has been one of the most prescribed antibiotics in the United States and has been used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Despite its popularity and effectiveness, this drug (known generically as azithromycin) has been linked to several... Read More »

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New Study: Pradaxa Bleeding Risks Higher Than Warfarin

The results of a recent study indicate that those who use Pradaxa (dabigatran) may face greater risks of internal bleeding than those who used Warfarin (coumadin). Pradaxa is a common blood thinner that is also known as an anticoagulant.  It is one... Read More »

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S.D. Woman Files Vaginal Sling Lawsuit, Joins Bard MDL

Another complaint has been added to the mounting lawsuits filed against transvaginal mesh product manufacturer C.R. Bard, alleging that it fraudulently concealed the dangers of vaginal sling devices and is in violation of consumer protection laws. According thousands of lawsuits centralized in the... Read More »

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Syngenta Corn Lawsuits Continue Despite China Viptera Approval

Syngenta (a Swiss-based global agribusiness), recently announced that Chinese officials have approved Viptera corn seed for import. The genetically modified corn has sparked 762 lawsuits against Syngenta because China originally rejected shipments of U.S. crops due to traces of Viptera corn. The... Read More »

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Party City Faces Deceptive Marketing Class Action Lawsuit

A deceptive marketing class action lawsuit has been filed against Party City Corporation and Worthington Cylinder Corporation in the Superior Court of California for the County of San Diego. According to the proposed Party City class action lawsuit, the defendants sold Balloon... Read More »

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DirecTV Hit with California Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit

DirecTV Inc. may be facing a major wage and hour lawsuit in California after allegedly violating the state's labor laws. The proposed class action lawsuit alleges that the company forced its employees to work through meal breaks and resting time without compensation,... Read More »

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Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Lawsuits Joining Larger MDL

Since the mass legal action over metal-on-metal hips has been organized, some plaintiffs have begun filing their lawsuits directly into the district court managing the various metal-on-metal hip lawsuits. Metal-on-metal hip implants are a type of artificial hip joint with metal interfacing... Read More »

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Jury Awards $18M in Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Cerebral palsy is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition often occurring due to birth trauma or difficulties during the childbirth process. While sometimes attributed to unavoidable congenital abnormalities, cerebral palsy may also be directly linked to medical malpractice by hospital nursing staff, obstetricians,... Read More »

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FirstEnergy Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit Dismissed

A Pennsylvania federal judge dismissed an asbestos Worker’s Compensation Act lawsuit filed against a FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary, finding that the plaintiff needed to first seek administrative remedies under Pennsylvania’s Occupational Disease Act. The asbestos lawsuit was originally filed by a woman who... Read More »

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Complications Associated with Medtronic Infuse Bone Grafts

Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Medtronic Inc. over its Infuse Bone Graft device. Medtronic Inc. is the one of nation’s largest medical technology and service companies. The Infuse Bone Graft lawsuits claim that Medtronic violated consumer protections laws, and failed to... Read More »

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