Lamictal May Induce Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Stevens Johnson Syndrome is an illness that can be disfiguring or even life-threatening, especially if not treated immediately. This condition can appear as a side effect of the anticonvulsant medication Lamictal (lamotrigine), which is used as a mood stabilizer in the treatment of... Read More »

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Lyft Accused Of TCPA Violations

The popular ridesharing company Lyft is being sued for possible violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA bans companies such as Lyft from sending unsolicited text messages to cellphones without first obtaining consent. The recently filed TCPA violation class... Read More »

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Viagra May Increase Risk for Melanoma, Study Says

Men who take Viagra for erectile dysfunction may be at almost twice the risk for melanoma, according to a 2014 study. The study was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It followed a cohort of over 25,000 men from 2000 to... Read More »

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FELA Statutes: Know Your Rights

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) is a set of federal laws established by Congress that recognizes the various dangers of being an employee of the railroad industry. FELA works to provide a legal basis for injured railroad employees to recover compensation... Read More »

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Minn. Farmer Wants Syngenta Suit Remanded to State Court

A Minnesota farmer who allegedly suffered economic injuries because of Syngenta Corporation’s actions is seeking to keep his lawsuit in state court rather than join a multidistrict litigation in federal court. Plaintiff Arnold T. is a Minnesota corn farmer who–like many other... Read More »

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New Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana

Another woman who was prescribed Zofran to alleviate morning sickness symptoms during pregnancy filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) over birth defects allegedly caused by the anti-nausea drug. Plaintiff Alexis A. claims in the Zofran lawsuit that GSK promoted the drug for morning sickness... Read More »

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Zithromax Side Effects May Cause Liver Failure

Zithromax is a popular antibiotic manufactured by Pfizer for the treatment of mild to moderate infections. Zithromax has been linked to an increase risk of liver damage, elevated liver enzymes, jaundice and death. Zithromax (azithromycin, Z-Pak, or Zmax) is a prescription medication first... Read More »

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Credit Union Study Looks At Overdraft Fee Practices

Credit unions across the U.S. are addressing overdraft fees, mobile banking, and reward programs in a bid to attract demographic groups including millennials and underbanked consumers. In a recent credit union study, more than 50 percent of individuals belonging to the millennial... Read More »

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FDA Issues Warning to IVC Filter Manufacturer Bard

The manufacturer of the Bard inferior vena cava (IVC) filter and its retrieval system has been issued an FDA warning letter for failing to notify the federal agency of life-threatening device malfunctions. The FDA specifically notes that Bard misfiled consumer complaints (including a... Read More »

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Tribe Hummus Hit With $5M ‘All Natural’ Class Action Lawsuit

A proposed $5 million "all natural" class action lawsuit has been filed against Tribe Mediterranean Foods for mislabeling its hummus products as “100% natural” when it allegedly contains synthetic ingredients as well as ingredients grown with genetically modified organisms (GMO). Lead plaintiff Sarah M.... Read More »

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3M Bair Hugger Products Facing Potential Lawsuits

Product liability attorneys are looking for potential plaintiffs to bring Bair Hugger deep joint infection lawsuits. These lawsuits will likely allege that the medical device manufacturer created a defective and dangerous device and failed to warn about risks associated with using the... Read More »

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FDA Makes Public Power Morcellator Warnings

Because of the various morcellation cancer lawsuits filed against numerous medical device manufacturers for alleged personal injuries, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made several decisions and public safety announcements regarding the use of power morcellator tools during minimally invasive... Read More »

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Consumers Urged to Understand FACTA Violations

As many consumers are now aware, any printed receipt from a credit card purchase must protect vital identity information by omitting certain information from their credit cards. The credit card receipts cannot contain any more that the last five digits of either... Read More »

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