Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $3.5M In Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

A South Dakota woman was recently awarded $3.35 million in the first of 2,100 vaginal mesh lawsuits. They jury will now weigh punitive damages that may total as much as $16.75 million. The Atlantic City jury found that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit failed to warn... Read More »

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Stomach Stapler Misfire Allegedly Causes Boston Patient’s Death

A 37-year-old woman allegedly died after receiving a gastric bypass surgery with a defective stomach stapler. Boston resident Ann Marie Simonelli had willingly undergone gastric bypass surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where a stomach stapler allegedly misfired, a contributing factor to... Read More »

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Male Risperdal Users Report Psychological Trauma from Gynecomastia

The psychological trauma of developing breasts, a rare condition known as gynecomastia, is another potential side effect for males who take the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Last year, the medical journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reported that researchers concluded that even mild male... Read More »

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Three Xarelto Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed in Recent Months

Over the past two months, three wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against the drug manufacturers Bayer Pharmaceutical and Janssen Pharmaceutical, alleging their blood pressure medication Xarelto has deadly, unlisted side effects such as uncontrollable bleeding. Xarelto is a direct thrombin inhibitor... Read More »

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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked to Risk of Liver Damage

Fluoroquinolones (also known as quinolones) are among the most widely prescribed antibiotics in the United States. The best known quinolones are Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Avelox (moxifloxacin), but quinolone antibiotics are sold under numerous other generic and brand names including Cipro. Despite their popularity, fluoroquinolones... Read More »

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Viagra Melanoma Study Finds Increased Risk of Cancer

Researchers published an article in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association exploring the possibility of a link between Viagra use and an increased rate of melanoma. The JAMA article suggests that the blockbuster drug could increase men's chance of developing... Read More »

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Hypertension Drug Benicar Linked To Sprue-Like Enteropathy

Benicar, a high blood pressure drug, has been linked to more than 60 probable cases of severe sprue-like enteropathy with gastrointestinal symptoms that include severe, chronic diarrhea and substantial weight loss. Benicar has been prescribed to help lower high blood pressure in... Read More »

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Cymbalta Withdrawal Symptom Lawsuits Move Towards MDL

A number of sufferers are filing Cymbalta lawsuits against Eli Lilly for failing to warn of the withdrawal risks, and are now seeking to centralize the cases before one judge through a multidistrict litigation (MDL). The motion to transfer requested that all Cymbalta... Read More »

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Lipitor Causes Type-2 Diabetes, Lawsuit Says

A Missouri resident is filing a personal injury lawsuit and requesting a trial by jury against Pfizer Inc. after being diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, allegedly caused by taking Pfizer’s drug Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium). Plaintiff Janice Lee Winters, age 67, began taking Lipitor... Read More »

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24-Year-Old Mother Killed By Stevens Johnson Syndrome

A Michigan family is mourning the loss of their 24-year-old daughter. Cassandra Campbell’s family thought she was suffering from the flu but sadly her diagnosis turned out to be a worse case scenario. The young mother just had a baby only three... Read More »

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Pfizer Hit with Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit

A Tennessee woman filed a Zoloft birth defect lawsuit against Pfizer on behalf of injuries sustained by her daughter, a minor. During her pregnancy plaintiff Rachel Cable took Zoloft, and claims that the drug caused the birth defects and other conditions her daughter... Read More »

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Low-T Lawsuit Alleges AndroGel Caused Heart Attack

A testosterone product lawsuit alleges a New Jersey man suffered life-threatening complications after taking AndroGel and Depo-Testosterone. The testerone product lawsuit was filed this month by plaintiff Thomas Burnejko against AbbVie Incorporated and several related companies. He was prescribed AndroGel and Depo-Testosterone, low-T... Read More »

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Cymbalta Linked to Birth Defects

The antidepressant medication Cymbalta (duloxetine) has been associated with a possible increased risk of birth defects and life-threatening complications at birth. Birth defects associated with Cymbalta include heart and lung defects, spina bifida, cleft lip/palate, clubfoot and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the... Read More »

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