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Indiana Woman Wins $3M Settlement In Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit

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Bayer Officially Removes Essure From The Market

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“The Bleeding Edge” Examines Dangers Of Defective Medical Devices

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IVC Filters Could Increase 30 Day Risk Of Mortality In Patients

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England & Ireland Suspend Transvaginal Mesh Procedures

Both the United Kingdom and Ireland have recently announced the suspension of all transvaginal mesh procedures due to the complications and high-risk nature of mesh implants.

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Johnson & Johnson Lose Nearly $5B In Talcum Powder Lawsuits

On Thursday, July 12th, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion in total damages to 22 women who argued that the asbestos present in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused

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Most Common Side Effects Of Abilify Abuse

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3M Co. Victorious In Bair Hugger Lawsuit

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Philadelphia’s Mass Tort Cases Increasing In 2018 Thanks To Risperdal

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How Do You Know If Prilosec Is Safe?

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Hernia Mesh: Complications Lead To Thousands Of Lawsuits

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IVC Filter Lawsuit Update

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What Everyone Ought To Know About Exposure To Asbestos

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Do You Think You Have A Mirena Birth Control Lawsuit? Read This

An intrauterine device (IUD) sold to women under the product name of Mirena is currently under fire. Mirena birth control lawsuits are being filed by women because of serious

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What Are The Requirements To File An Invokana Lawsuit?

Invokana, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, is named in lawsuits filed by diabetes patients who blame the drug for serious and sometimes life-threatening side effects. When

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Can You File A Lawsuit Because Of A Birth Injury?

The impending birth of a baby is a special occasion. Mom, dad, and the entire family is excited to welcome the little one into the world. Yet, both pregnancy and delivery are

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Taxotere Causing Permanent Hair Loss In Patients

Although people who are prescribed chemotherapy drugs often see hair loss as part of the process, they also expect that their hair will gross back after they’ve finished. Yet,

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The Opioid Overdose Crisis

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Xarelto May Cause Strokes

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Talcum Powder: Is Cancer A True Risk?

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The Overdose Epidemic: Do You Need An Opioid Overdose Lawyer?

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Latest In Invokana News: Increased Risk Of Amputations

Invokana, an SGLT-2 inhibitor designed to treat Type 2 Diabetes, is manufactured by Janssen, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Recently, it’s come to light that in addition

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IVC Filter Removal Can Be Dangerous: FDA Investigates Risks

When a person is at risk of developing a blood clot and cannot take blood thinners or they have a history of developing blog clots, their doctor may recommend an IVC filter. The

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Hernia mesh lawyers are currently filing lawsuits against mesh manufacturers because of the devastating injuries their clients have experienced. While hernia mesh is designed to

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Will SGLT2 Inhibitors Face A Recall?

SGLT2 inhibitors are a special type of medication used to control Type II Diabetes. People with Type II Diabetes struggle to control their blood sugar levels (also referred to as

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DePuy Knee Replacements Recalled

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Actemra: Are The Risks Worth It For Patients?

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What You Need To Know About Xarelto’s Low-Dose Option

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Invokana Linked To Another Serious Side Effect: Lower Limb Amputation

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Benicar Settlement Update

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Do Baldness Treatment Drugs Increase Suicide Risk?

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Which Hip And Knee Replacements Are Known To Fail?

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Wal-Mart Under Fire For Negligent Bicycle Assembly

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Takata Airbag Lawsuit Settles For $553.6 Million

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Prilosec Kidney Damage Can Go Undetected For Years

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Federal Blood Thinner Lawsuits Assigned To New York

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Doctors Still Performing Morcellation Procedure Despite Lawsuits

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Honda To Pay $55M In Personal Injury Lawsuit

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United Faces Lawsuit After A Passenger Was Forcibly Removed

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Hepatitis B: Warning Signs Sovaldi Patients Should Know About

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Invokana Update: Lawsuits To Remain In Philadelphia Federal Court

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Is Your Hernia Mesh Failing? Know The Signs

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IVC Filters Become “Deadly Missiles” When Fractured

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Missouri Court Rules In Favor Of J & J In Talcum Powder Case

For almost 40 years, Tennessee woman Nora Daniels used Johnson & Johnson talcum baby powder every day. In 2013, Ms. Daniels was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She chose to

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Solvaldi May Cause Hepatitis B To Come Back

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Abilify Addiction Side Effects Impact Children Too

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Is The C-Qur Mesh Biologically Incompatible With Human Tissue?

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FDA Approved Power Morcellators Despite Cancer Risks

Women who undergo a hysterectomy or fibroid removal in which a power morcellator is used run the risk of spreading undiagnosed cancer throughout the rest of their body. How did

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Concerns Continue To Mount Over Invokana Kidney Disease Link

The Invokana kidney disease phenomenon continues to cause concern throughout the research and medical communities. In 2016, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced that they

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Bair-Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuits On The Rise

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Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss Lawsuits Moving Forward

Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug, was originally approved for the treatment of breast cancer. Like many chemotherapy drugs, people understood the likelihood of hair loss. Hair loss

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Xarelto Lawsuits Filed Approach 14,000

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NCAA Under Fire As Concussion Lawsuits Pour In

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The Most Common Causes Of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries, also known as birth traumas, are injuries to a baby or a mother that occur during the labor and delivery process. While most pregnancies and deliveries go smoothly

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Erb’s Palsy: What Parents Need To Know

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Bristol-Meyers Squibb To Pay $19.5 Million In Abilify Settlement

Bristol-Meyers Squibb, the manufacturer of Abilify, has agreed to set up a settlement fund for complaints levied against them in 41 states and Washington DC in the amount of $19.1

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The Essure Lawsuit: What Are The Next Steps?

The Essure lawsuit continues to move forward. Essure is a permanent birth control method that Bayer advertised as an alternative to a tubal ligation. Dozens of Essure lawsuits

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Big Pharma Losing Allies In Washington

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Tesla Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over Unintended Acceleration

In class action lawsuit news, another car manufacturer is facing serious legal allegations. Tesla Motors now faces a class action lawsuit because of sudden unintended acceleration

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Stomach Infection Added To Heartburn Medication Risks

If you’re taking Nexium, Prilosec, or another proton pump inhibitor (PPI) either by prescription or over the counter, you might want to reconsider your options. A recent British

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Superbugs: What You Need To Know About Antibiotic Resistant Infections

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Mylan Over EpiPen

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Next Generation Suing The Government Over Climate Change

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Defective Hernia Mesh Poses Risk Of Infection

Recently, lawsuits were filed against Atrium Medical alleging that their hernia mesh, Atrium C-Qur, is defective. The plaintiffs are represented by product liability lawyers. The

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Medicare Lists Most Costly Drugs

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Chrysler Under Fire For Cheating Emissions

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How To Spot The Signs Of Ketoacidosis

Lawsuits against Invokana manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subdivision of Johnson & Johnson, have been filed by plaintiffs who suffered from heart attacks, kidney

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Wright Hip Implant Case Settles For $240 Million

The Wright hip implant lawsuit has settled for $240 million. The multi-district litigation suit had more than 1,300 plaintiffs and took more than five years. Plaintiffs allege

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Could Common Heartburn Meds Increase Your Risk Of A Stroke?

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Depakote Linked To Birth Defects: What Parents Should Know

When women become pregnant, they must make many difficult decisions. One decision that is often guided by medical providers is whether they should continue to take their

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America’s Opioid Addiction: Who’s Really To Blame?

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Are e-Cigarettes Actually Safer? What The Research Says

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IVC Filter News: Which Company Will Go To Trial First?

IVC filter lawsuits continue to be filed in courts throughout the United States. IVC filter manufacturers Cook Medical, C.R. Bard, Cordis Corporation, Rex Medical, Boston

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J & J Ordered To Pay $77 Million After Losing Third Talc Lawsuit

Talc lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson continue to move forward across the nation. Recently, Johnson & Johnson lost their third talcum powder lawsuit which resulted in

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Risperdal Lawsuit Settles Out Of Court Before Trial

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Taxotere Plaintiffs Granted MDL: What This Means

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The Myths And Facts About Diabetes: What You Need To Know

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What You Can Do To Prepare For Flu Season

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The Pros And Cons Of Legalizing Marijuana

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Why You May See More Drug Ads On Facebook

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Xarelto Lawsuits On The Rise: What You Need To Know

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What’s Really Behind The Rise In Prescription Drug Costs?

Over the last few years, consumers have stood by and watched in horror as multiple pharmaceutical companies have increased the prices of much needed prescription drugs. EpiPen is

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New Drug Ineffective: Why Did The FDA Approve It?

Recently, Sarepta Pharmaceuticals released a new drug designed to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This drug was approved by the FDA. Despite the initial excitement of a new

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Is Your Airbag Safe? What You Need To Know About Takata

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FDA Approves Bayer’s Essure Study Despite Deaths

Recently, the FDA approved Bayer’s Essure study despite the deaths and permanent injuries to thousands of women. Once the Essure side effects toppled the 10,000 women mark, the

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Does Big Pharma Have Too Much Influence Over The FDA?

The goal of the FDA is supposed to be protect individuals from being harmed by medicines, medical devices, and they even oversee recalls on food. Their very name leads most people

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Despite Invokana Lawsuits, FDA Approves Invokamet

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Abilify Now Linked To Type 2 Diabetes In Children

It’s not just adults who have experienced life-changing side effects from taking Abilify. Recently, the drug was linked to the development of Type 2 Diabetes in children. Otsuka

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Xarelto Plaintiffs: Bayer Ignored FDA And Misled The Public

Xarelto, one of the newest blood thinners on the market, is under fire. The number of lawsuits against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer, the manufacturers, have recently

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Plaintiffs Seek $5 Million In Bard IVC Filter Case

There’s been an update to the multi-district litigation IVC filter lawsuits filed in court against C.R. Bard and Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. Bard manufactures IVC filters

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Nexium Lawsuits Are Expected To Rise

Nexium lawsuits are expected to rise in the future. Nexium and Prilosec are proton pump inhibitors Both medications were created to relieve the symptoms of acid reflux and severe

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Invokana Could Do Diabetes Patients More Harm Than Good

Invokana, once hailed as the ‘miracle drug’ for treating Type 2 diabetes, is now the subject of a series of lawsuits. The Invokana lawsuit alleges that the potential

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Invokana Can Cause Kidney Failure, FDA Warns

Invokana, a medication used to help control Type 2 diabetes, recently received another warning label courtesy of the FDA. The new, stronger warning from the FDA alerts patients to

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Heartburn Medication Could Cause Fluid Build-up On The Brain

When you’re prescribed Nexium, you faithfully take it and hope that you will no longer deal with the symptoms of acid reflux. Yet, thousands of men and women who were prescribed

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First Cook IVC Filter Cases Selected For 2017

Cook IVC filter cases are headed to court. The presiding judge, Richard L. Young, of the Cook IVC filter trial has chosen three lawsuits from the multi-district litigation. These

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7,000 Xarelto Lawsuits Filed Against Bayer And Janssen Pharmaceuticals

As of July 2016, almost 7,000 Xarelto lawsuits were filed against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Xarelto is one of the newest blood thinners out on the market. The problem

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Would You Benefit From A Nexium Lawsuit?

Millions of people suffer with severe heart burn, indigestion, and acid reflux that causes them to seek out a solution from their primary care provider. After being prescribed

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What An IVC Filter Lawyer Can Do For You

IVC blood clot filters are designed to minimize the risk of a blood clot breaking loose in the lower pelvis and traveling to your heart or lungs. Yet, despite the reported

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What An Abilify Lawyer Can Do For You

If you were prescribed Abilify and later developed a gambling addiction that caused you to lose a significant amount of money, you are not alone. Abilify is the top-selling

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The Risperdal Lawsuit: How A Drug Lawyer Can Help You

If your son or grandson was prescribed Risperdal prior to 2006 and developed gynecomastia, you may be wondering if there’s anything that you can do to help ease his suffering.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit: How The FDA Failed Women

As women get older, have children, or if they need a hysterectomy, they face an increasing risk that they will develop pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. One

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The Women Who Became Pregnant On Essure

Essure was marketed to many women as an alternative to tubal ligation. Bayer marketed this dangerous medical device and stated that the failure rate was 0.5%. However, as many

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The Pradaxa Lawsuit: What You Need To Know

Even more serious than being at risk for a stroke or a blood clot is making a choice between the limited number of blood thinners on the market. Pradaxa, manufactured by

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Risperdal Linked To Gynecomastia: How A Lawyer Can Help

Risperdal, initially approved for use only in schizophrenic adults in 1990’s, has been linked to gynecomastia in young males. The drug also has a black box warning against

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Pradaxa Linked To Severe Bleeding: What You Need To Know

Pradaxa is just one of the very few choices available for people who need to take a blood thinner. Many people choose Pradaxa because unlike Coumadin, there is no need for weekly

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Is Prilosec Safe? What The Drug Company Didn’t Tell You

When your doctor prescribed Prilosec to treat your acid reflux, GERD, or ulcer, you may not have been well-informed of the potential side effects. This is because pharmaceutical

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How You May Benefit From An IVC Filter Lawsuit

IVC filter lawsuits have been filed against manufacturer C.R. Bard. If you were hurt because of an IVC filter, you may benefit from contacting Goldwater Law Firm to have your

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Essure, a popular birth control implant device manufactured by Bayer, was marked as a “safe and effective” birth control option for women who did not want to have children,

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J&J To Pay $70 Million In Landmark Risperdal Verdict

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Essure is a permanent birth control method that involves placing a small metal coil in the fallopian tubes of a patient. After a period of time, scar tissue begins to grow around

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An Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter is a surgical implant used to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs and other vital organs. Unfortunately, poor design may be

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How Can Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

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Xarelto Lawsuits Surge: What The Manufacturer Really Knew

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Popular Heartburn Medications Now Linked To Dementia

Millions of Americans suffer from heartburn each day. Those who suffer from chronic heartburn use heartburn medications such as Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec to treat the

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J&J Pushed Talcum Powder To African American Women Despite Risks

Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits regarding talcum powder and ovarian cancer. The manufacturer has recently lost two big cases where juries found overwhelming

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California Attorney General Suing Over Transvaginal Mesh

In January, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay more than $120 million to settle up to 3,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits. The pharmaceutical giant has been plagued with thousands

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5 Ways Energy Drinks Negatively Impact Your Health

Do you use energy drinks to give you the “boost” you need to make it through your day? Unfortunately, energy drinks can give you much more than a boost if you consume them on

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Invokana Users Could Be At Risk For Amputation

Do you have diabetes or do you know someone who does? Are you or a family member taking Invokana or Invokamet to control your blood sugar. If so, you need to be aware of another

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Talcum Powder Sales Plummet After Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Do you use talcum powder as part of your feminine hygiene routine?  If so, you want to take a close look at the latest news linking talcum powder to ovarian cancer. As the number

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FDA Warns Of Severe Compulsive Behavior Caused By Abilify

On May 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about compulsive behaviors caused by taking the anti-psychotic drug Abilify and other medications containing

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Nexium May Damage Your Arteries As Well As Kidneys

If you take Nexium to manage your heartburn, it could cause damage to your arteries, as well as to your kidneys. This medication is now available without a prescription, and is

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What You Need To Know: FDA’s Shocking IVC Filter Warning

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued several strong warnings to surgeons related to IVC filter medical devices. These devices are implanted when

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Nerve Damage Linked To Certain Common Antibiotics

Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to fight infections. While any medication may have side effects, those for antibiotics are usually mild and stop when the patient no longer

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How Taxotere Side Effects Can Devastate Cancer Survivors

Many people can cope with wearing a wig during chemotherapy treatment for cancer. It’s a common side effect of many cancer treatments and it’s usually temporary. If you were

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IVC Filters Can Fail And Damage Surrounding Tissue

Inferior Vena Cava (IVF) Filters are designed to be left in the body for a short period of time for the purpose of removing blood clots. Unfortunately, many surgeons fail to

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Johnson & Johnson To Pay $55M In Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

For generations, millions of women relied on Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes. Unfortunately, this seemingly innocuous use may have resulted

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How To Tell If You Have A Birth Injury Claim

Short of a child’s death, there are few tragedies greater for parents than having a child suffer a severe birth injury. There’s a crucial difference between a birth injury and

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What Happens To Women Who Suffer From Permanent Hair Loss?

Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of breast cancer, usually causes hair loss. Most women who are facing this life-threatening condition are willing to take the

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How Do Class Action Lawsuits Get Started?

Imagine your doctor prescribes a certain medication to help you regulate a health condition, but that medication gives you cancer. We have little choice but to trust the advice of

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How To Confront A Family Member About Their Gambling

From the casual weekly poker game at a friend’s house to the glittering lights of the Las Vegas strip, gambling can be a fun diversion for many people. However, for a small

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How Compulsive Gambling Can Devastate A Family

Gambling is, by definition, risking something in order to get something greater. Compulsive gambling is defined as the uncontrollable urge to continue to gamble despite the ill

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How An Abilify Lawsuit Can Help You

If you are in serious financial trouble because of compulsive gambling brought on by the anti-psychotic and anti-depressive drug Abilify, a lawsuit may be your best option for

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The Kidney Disease And Nexium Link Explained

Many people who have taken acid reflux medicine have begun to worry about the connection between kidney disease and Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid. This is because a recent study

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How Heartburn Medicine Affects Your Kidneys

When you pop that Prilosec, you probably assume that the organ most affected by the pill is your stomach.  After all, you’re taking it to relieve the symptoms of GERD. What you

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What You Need to Know About Abilify and Compulsive Gambling

Compulsive gambling can destroy an individual or family as easily as alcoholism or drug addiction. Patients taking Abilify may never have experienced a gambling issue prior to

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What You Need To Know About “No ­Fault” Birth Injury Funds

The controversial ‘birth injury fund’ bill is back on the table in Maryland. Modeled after similar funds in Virginia and Florida, Maryland’s proposed fund would provide

Monster Energy Dismisses Claims Of Heart Attacks

In February, five people filed lawsuits against energy drink manufacturer, Monster Beverage Corp., claiming that its energy drinks caused irreversible and life-threatening health

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Motion To Dismiss Zofran Lawsuits Denied: What This Means

On January 22, 2016, United States District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV denied pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline’s motion to dismiss lawsuits filed against the company

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How Tort Reform Hurts People And Helps Big Companies

You may have heard that litigation is driving up the cost of virtually everything, and harming economic growth in the process. That is a myth. Proponents of tort reform allege

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10 Common Myths About Injury Lawsuits Debunked

We’ve all heard of ‘urban legends’ – those oft-repeated tales handed down over the years that sound interesting and exciting (even scary), but that have no basis in fact.

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Invokana Lawsuits Firing Up: Plaintiff Seeking $1 Billion

A relatively new treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes is surrounded in controversy following reports that it’s linked to several potentially life-threatening

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What You Need To Know About Taxotere

It is common for patients undergoing chemotherapy to lose their hair. Typically, the hair begins to grow back once treatment has ended. If your treatments are long over but your

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Hair Loss And Taxotere: What The Drug Company Lied About

A cancer diagnosis is devastating. Patients have to deal with fighting the illness, nausea, hair loss, and other complications. Hair loss during chemotherapy can be emotionally

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Why You Need A Strong Mesothelioma Attorney

If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you were likely exposed to asbestos in your workplace or home.  Throughout the 20th century, asbestos was used widely in industry,

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When Your Loved One Has Mesothelioma

  Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that occurs in the membrane covering the internal organs, known as the mesothelium. The most common cause of mesothelioma is

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What You Need To Know About Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer

Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer You’ve probably used talcum powder for years – and your parents likely used it on you when you were a baby. It seems like the most innocent of

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Are You Taking Invokana? Know The Risks

Invokana is a relatively new treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes. The prescription medication belongs to a category of drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors. When

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What You Need To Know About Birth Injuries

Having a child with developmental or physical disabilities can be extremely challenging; emotionally, physically, and financially. When those disabilities are the result of

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Is Xarelto Safe? Critics Demand Independent Investigation

Xarelto, a new type of anticoagulant (blood thinner), was developed as a more convenient alternative to Coumadin, a blood thinner containing warfarin. Also known as rivaroxaban,

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How A Class Action Lawsuit Can Help You

Class Action Lawsuits and Multidistrict Litigation When a large number of people are similarly injured by the same defendant(s), a class action lawsuit may result. For example, if

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What Happens When Your Child Is Injured During Birth

Every expectant parent hopes for a healthy, happy infant at delivery. For some parents, that’s not the outcome. Their hopes and dreams are dashed from the start because their

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IVC Filter Lawsuits On The Rise, What This Means For You

For various reasons, some patients at risk of developing blood clots are unable to take blood thinners. An inferior vena cava filter (IVC Filter) is an alternative treatment

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Warning Label Now Required For Risky 5-Hour Energy

In response to lawsuits against energy drink manufacturers Monster Energy and 5-hour Energy , lawmakers are beginning to regulate the terminology used in the marketing of these

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The Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuit – What You Need To Know

In the first of multiple upcoming trials in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) for the faulty Wright hip replacement system, a woman was awarded $11 million for damages including

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Is Your Loved One Taking Xarelto? Know The Warning Signs

The blood thinner Xarelto was developed as a lower-maintenance alternative to the anticoagulant warfarin, marketed under the brand name Coumadin. Xarelto, also known as

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The Risks Of Risperdal, What Every Parent Should Know

Adults and children prescribed Risperdal, a major antipsychotic medication, already battle mental health issues. Many of them now suffer long-lasting physical and emotional side

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Zofran Was Never Approved For Pregnant Women, Here’s What Happened

There are few circumstances more tragic than a child born with severe birth defects. Many women who took GlaxoSmithKline’s drug Zofran for morning sickness during their

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Vaginal Mesh Now Deemed “High Risk”, What This Means

In light of a significant increase in adverse event reports associated with vaginal mesh devices, the FDA has reclassified the product as a high-risk device. Transvaginal mesh is

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Are Energy Drinks Bad For You?

Energy Drinks Linked to Heart Problems in Teenagers and Young Adults Energy drinks have become very popular with young people because of their stimulating effects. One Monster

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Yaz Side Effects: What You Need To Know

A new birth control pill was released in 2006, claiming to do much more than just prevent pregnancy. Yaz quickly became popular for its ‘added benefits’ of treating acne and

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Manufacturer To Pay $119 Million To Settle Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

In Philadelphia, the judge hearing the cases involving vaginal mesh implants has decided that Johnson & Johnson’s request to move the cases out of Philadelphia based on the

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Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Talcum Powder Claims

On October 24th of 2014, Imerys Talc America filed a Motion to dismiss the claims against them on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction. Judge John F. Garvey denied this

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Important Xarelto Lawsuit Update!

On November 16, 2015, a Status Conference was held in Louisiana regarding Xarelto where lawyers for all parties discussed how they came to find the facts they wish to present

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IVC Filter Lawsuit Update

Judge Robert C. Jones ruled in favor of public interest after an IVC implant lawsuit was settled only six days after the trial had started. Judge Jones denied IVC filter

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Hip Replacement Manufacturer To Pay $4.5 Million

The first Wright hip replacement lawsuit resulted in a $4.5 million award to the plaintiff on June 12th. Several more lawsuits have been filed since. Hip replacement surgeries are

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