Education Management Corporation

U.S. Reaches $95.5M Settlement with For-Profit College Co.

Education Management Corp., the second largest for-profit college institution in the United States, has agreed to a settlement which resolves four False Claims Act lawsuits, including concerns by the U.S. Department of Justice and 39 states over its recruitment practices. Specifically, the… Read More »

NFL concussion settlement

Ex-NFL Players Ask Supreme Court to Review Publicity Rights Settlement

Last week, three former NFL players asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the $42 million class action settlement related to the National Football League’s allegedly illegal use of players’ likenesses in television shows. Former NFL players James Marshall, Joseph Michael Senser and Dante… Read More »

medication side effects

New Onglyza Diabetes Drug Denied FDA Approval for Now

AstraZeneca has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug administration rejected an application for approval of a new type-2 diabetes drug that combines the active ingredients in Farxiga and Onglyza, saying the federal agency needs more clinical data to support the application. Farxiga... Read More »

drug litigation

Ethicon Morcellator MDL Proceeds With November 18th Status Conference

The newly consolidated litigation over power morcellator injuries is moving forward, with an initial scheduling conference held on  November 18. The multidistrict litigation pulls together power morcellator lawsuits filed on behalf of women who have allegedly developed aggressive uterine cancers after undergoing procedures using a... Read More »

Lamictal SJS

Lamictal Use May Cause Potentially Fatal SJS Skin Rash

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anticonvulsant drug designed to treat epileptic seizures in children and adults with abnormal brain activity. It is also used as a mood stabilizer for adults suffering from bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. Like all prescription medications,... Read More »


Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Makers of Bair Hugger Device

A Mississippi man has recently filed a civil complaint against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare Inc., alleging damages relating to the design, development, and sale of the Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Device. Gary R., a resident of Lucedale, Mississippi, filed the... Read More »

Unum disabiliy insurance problems

Kansas Resident Files Unum Bad Faith Insurance Lawsuit

By filing an Unum lawsuit, a Kansas plaintiff is seeking short-term and long-term disability benefits she had previously been denied by Unum Life Insurance Company of America. The plaintiff, Casey S., alleges in the Unum lawsuit that she had been provided shor-term and... Read More »


Nectresse Lawsuit Questions “100% Natural” Claim

The question of what does or does not make a food product “100% Natural” has landed Johnson & Johnson in court to defend the labeling of its Nectresse sweetener. In September 2014, plaintiff Lorraine V. sued J&J and its subsidiary McNeil Nutritionals... Read More »

Boston Scientific vaginal mesh

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Reaches $34.5M Settlement

A settlement has been reached in a state appeals court as Boston Scientific Corp. agreed to pay $34.5 million to a Texas couple who sued the company for placing  a medical device on the market that has allegedly injured thousands of women, including... Read More »

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Anticonvulsant Medication Phenytoin Linked with Brain Degeneration

The popular anticonvulsant medication phenytoin, the generic version of Dilantin, may be connected with a dangerous side effect that impacts the brain. Phenytoin is one of the more commonly used antiepileptic or anticonvulsant drugs. It is connected with several neurological side effects falling under the... Read More »


FDA, NIH Warn of Zithromax Liver Concerns

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that Zithromax is one of the leading causes of drug-induced liver injury. The NIH states that since Zithromax is so widely used, it is now one of the most common causes of drug-induced liver injury.... Read More »