Court Upholds $63M Verdict in Motrin SJS Lawsuit

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on April 17 affirmed a $63 million Children’s Motrin verdict. Samantha R. was 7 years old when she took Children's Motrin ibuprofen a decade ago. Shortly after taking the drug, the girl suffered a serious life-threatening side... Read More »

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Risperdal Side Effects: Male Breast Growth and More

Risperdal is an antipsychotic approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993 as a schizophrenia treatment in adults. In 2006 and 2007, the FDA approved additional uses for Risperdal, including schizophrenia in children, bipolar disorder in adults and children and... Read More »

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NC Woman Files Avelox Peripheral Neuropathy Lawsuit

Bayer Healthcare and Merck & Co.are facing an Avelox lawsuit by a North Carolina resident, who alleges she developed permanent peripheral neuropathy (or nerve damage) after taking the pharmaceutical companies’ commonly prescribed antibiotic. Plaintiff Aimee K. filed her quinolone lawsuit on May 1... Read More »

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Depakote Lawsuit Filed Following Severe Birth Defects

A mother filed a Depakote lawsuit on behalf of her child after the child was born with birth defects allegedly caused by the epilepsy medication. Plaintiff Katherine G. took Depakote during her pregnancy in order to treat her bipolar disorder. (Although the... Read More »

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Benicar Lawsuit Alleges Sprue-Like Enteropathy Injury

A recent Benicar lawsuit was filed in Washington federal court against Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceuticals and Forest Laboratories, alleging the blood-pressure drug, Benicar, causes serious gastrointestinal complications. Plaintiff James M., a Tacoma resident, was prescribed Benicar to treat his high blood pressure. James alleges... Read More »

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Eli Lilly Investigated for Cymbalta Discontinuation Syndrome

Popular antidepressant Cymbalta is currently under investigation for causing a large percentage of its users to suffer from extreme Cymbalta withdrawal side effects called Cymbalta Discontinuation Syndrome. Studies have suggested that the number of users who experience Cymbalta withdrawal is actually significantly... Read More »

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Zithromax Side Effects May Extend to Liver, Kidneys

Though it has broad applications and a conveniently short course, Zithromax treatment raises the possibility of serious liver and kidney side effects. Zithromax is manufacturer Pfizer Inc.’s trade name for azithromycin. It’s also sold under the trade name Zmax and in a... Read More »

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Xarelto Lawsuit Claims Serious Internal Bleeding Injuries

A Tennessee resident has filed a lawsuit against makers of the blood thinner Xarelto, alleging he suffered two gastrointestinal internal bleeds that required blood transfusions. Plaintiff James H. claims he took the anticoagulant as directed to treat pulmonary embolism and deep vein... Read More »

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4 Plaintiffs File Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits

Four plaintiffs joined an Actos MDL accusing Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly of causing and failing to warn about Actos bladder cancer. Two of the plaintiffs allegedly developed serious Actos complications after using the drug to treat type-2 diabetes. The other two... Read More »

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SJS Among Ciprofloxacin Side Effects

The antibiotic ciprofloxacin may, in rare cases, lead to a debilitating skin condition known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Ciprofloxacin is sold under the brand names Cipro and Proquin. It’s also the active ingredient in Ciloxan Ophthalmic Solution and Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment, both... Read More »

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Pradaxa Antidote on the Horizon

A new Pradaxa reversibility agent was recently submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval. Many believe this could be a major game changer in the market for the newer generation of blood thinning medications. Pradaxa, generically known as dabigatran,... Read More »

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Over 100 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Settled

Over 100 transvaginal mesh lawsuits were recently settled in West Virginia. The complaints, consolidated into a transvaginal mesh MDL, were filed against American Medical Systems, a manufacturer of transvaginal mesh, bladder slings, and other products. Each transvaginal mesh lawsuit plaintiff involved in... Read More »

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