Judge Tosses Hershey Class Action Over Antioxidant Claims

A false advertising class action lawsuit filed against The Hershey Co. over alleged antioxidant claims on its product labels was dismissed Tuesday by a California federal judge, who said that it isn’t likely that a reasonable consumer would be misled. U.S. District… Read More »

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Study: Risperdal Side Effects Include Male Breast Growth

An important new study done by a team of researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada confirms a clear link between the use of the widely used antipsychotic drug Risperdal and male breast growth, or gynecomastia. Using the information from... Read More »

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Capital One Settles $4.4M Class Action Over Repossessed Cars

A class action settlement has been reached between Capital One NA and a class of borrowers who allege that they were not properly notified that their repossessed vehicles were being sold at a public auction, violating Maryland law. Under the class action… Read More »

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Study Finds Antibiotic Zithromax May Increase Birth Defects Risks

Back in 2009, researchers announced that a very common antibiotic, Zithromax, may cause birth defects when taken during pregnancy. Zithromax is a macrolide antibiotic, a drug that can damage bacteria and treat infection. Zithromax works by interfering with ribosomes in bacteria. Ribosomes... Read More »

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Judge Denies Reconsideration for Cymbalta Withdrawal Case

According to a federal judge’s ruling in a November 2014 Cymbalta withdrawal lawsuit, he maintained that Cymbalta’s drug warning label sufficiently warned consumers of possible antidepressant discontinuation syndrome, even though plaintiffs allege drug maker Eli Lilly left out important clinical trial statistics.... Read More »

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Melanoma Causes May Include Viagra

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 76,000 cases of melanoma are diagnosed per year in the United States. Interestingly enough, the majority of these cases show from middle-aged and elderly men who had used Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs at some... Read More »

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Semi Truck Accidents: Understanding Your Legal Rights

Semi trucks involved in collisions with automobiles often end with catastrophic results. The sheer size and nature of semi truck accidents (also called 18-wheelers) can leave smaller cars crushed, rolled over, thrown off the road, or even trapped under the massive trailer... Read More »

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FDA Warns of Cipro Peripheral Neuropathy Risks

In August of 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that fluoroquinolone antibiotics could be linked to peripheral neuropathy, or widespread nerve damage in the body. The fluoroquinolone antibiotics include drugs like Cipro. Peripheral neuropathy is a type of... Read More »

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Injury Prompts Pinnacle Metal-On-Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit

A Pinnacle hip implant lawsuit was filed against DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, alleging a Massachusetts woman suffered injuries after receiving a Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement. Plaintiff Kenee G. filed a metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuit against DePuy in January... Read More »

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New IUD Introduced As Mirena Lawsuits Pile Up

Even as Mirena lawsuits continue to move forward in state and federal courts, a new IUD called Liletta has been approved in the United States as a birth control product. IUDs (or intrauterine devices) are birth control implants designed to be implanted... Read More »

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Publix Pushes Back Against Wage and Hour Lawsuit

A wage and hour lawsuit filed against a Publix Super Markets Inc. faces resistance as the grocery chain claims that the plaintiffs’ allegations against them have no true foundation according to federal labor laws. The Publix wage and hour lawsuit, originally filed... Read More »

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Wrongful Death Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit Time-Barred

A wrongful death asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit was recently time-barred due to the statute of limitations on the asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit. After parties debated on when the two-year period began, it was determined that the period began when the asbestos mesothelioma was discovered... Read More »

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Family Faces Stevens Johnson Syndrome Together

A family from Indianapolis has been rocked, but remains strong, after their daughter developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome, most likely from common antibiotics. Stevens Johnson Syndrome, or SJS, is an autoimmune reaction usually caused by taking certain medications. In autoimmune reactions, the immune... Read More »

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