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Roopal Luhana

Study Links E-Cigarettes to Birth Defects

So-called “popcorn lung” is a serious lung disease that causes inflammation and scarring in the airways and eventually leads to permanent lung damage. The disease was so-named because back in the 1990s, an abnormally large number of microwave popcorn factory […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Taxotere Cancer Drug Needlessly Causes Permanent Hair Loss

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Sanofi-Aventis, the makers of the popular chemotherapy medication Taxotere. The drug is used to make the chemotherapy experience smoother and help speed the process of recovery. However, many women taking Taxotere during chemotherapy […]

John W. Fraser

AG Sessions Rescinds Federal Marijuana Guidance, But There’s No Need to Panic (Yet)

On January 4, 2018, United States Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III issued a memorandum that rescinded previous guidance on federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states that had legalized some form of medical marijuana use. The prior federal guidance, […]

James Humann

IVC FILTER UPDATE: COURT ISSUES SCHEDULING ORDER IN BLOOD CLOT FILTER LITIGATION

On January 9, 2018, U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young issued a Scheduling Order in Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2570. This is the second bellwether case scheduled for trial against Cook Medical for injuries caused by its inferior vena cava filter products.

Shezad Malik MD JD

Invokana Ketoacidosis, Kidney Failure and Amputation Risks Make Diabetes Drug Unreasonably Dangerous

Invokana Ketoacidosis, Kidney Failure, and Amputation Risks Make Diabetes Drug Unreasonably Dangerous. As I sit here mulling over article strings for inclusion in my product liability blog, I am struck by a profound thought. Most normal people on New Year’s […]

Virgilio Solis

JCCP 4775 Risperdal Update

Risperdal litigation has been going on for a few years now. Currently, tens of thousands of Risperdal cases are being filed all over the country. In Philadelphia, about 2,000 plaintiff cases have been filed. There had been settlements as well […]

James Humann

MASS TORT UPDATE: Court Issues Pretrial Order in Bard Blood Clot Filter Litigation

According to the Order issued in Multidistrict Litigation 2641 (MDL 2641) the first BARD IVC Filter bellwether case – Sherr-Una Booker v. C. R. Bard Incorporated and Bard Peripheral Vascular Incorporated (2:16-cv-00474) – is set to begin trial on March 14, 2018.

Eric T. Chaffin

Herbicides Like Glyphosate Could Contribute to Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that each year at least two million people become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States, and that at least 23,000 of them die from these infections. Antibiotics are designed […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Will the JPML Approve Consolidation of Onglyza Lawsuits?

If you’ve filed an Onglyza lawsuit, or if you’re thinking about it, mark January 25, 2018 on your calendar. That is the day that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will be hearing arguments about whether to consolidate all […]

Roopal Luhana

J&J Seeking to Expand Use of Xarelto Despite Side Effects

More than 20,500 Xarelto lawsuits are pending in consolidated litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and another 1,400 are pending in a mass tort in Philadelphia. Plaintiffs claim that after taking the blood-thinning medication, […]