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First Testosterone Bellwether Trial Nears Starting Point

In March 2017, U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly met with the parties involved in the centralized testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) litigation to appoint a settlement master. The parties were instructed to attend monthly meetings to discuss potential settlement of […]

Jamie Sheller

FDA warns of foot, leg amputations with Invokana

   The Food and Drug Administration recently required Johnson & Johnson to add new warnings to its diabetes drug, Invokana, about the risk of foot and leg amputations. Final results from two clinical trials showed leg and foot amputations occurred […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

North Carolina Man Blames Eliquis for His Wife’s Death

On April 7, 2017, a North Carolina man filed a new Eliquis lawsuit on behalf of himself and his deceased wife. The case is now pending in the Southern District of New York, the court in which all federally filed […]

John Bair

Did Anti-Anxiety Medication Contribute to Chris Cornell’s Suicide?

The music world was rocked last week by news of Soundgarden singer and guitarist Chris Cornell’s death — and again when it was determined to be a suicide. But Cornell’s wife is speculating that too much anti-anxiety medicine might have […]

Wayne Parsons

Hawai‘i Genki Hep A Alert – as the first settlements take place, it is time for a second dose for those vaccinated

My office has been involved representing many local residents in the Genki Sushi Hep A outbreak since last summer. This Alert is to help those who were vaccinated last year, know that they need to get a second dose of […]

Andrew D'Arcy

$20M AWARDED IN ETHICON TVT MESH LAWSUIT  

A state court jury in Philadelphia has returned a $20 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division, including punitive damages designed to punish the manufacturer over problems with the Ethicon TVT-Secur transvaginal mesh.  The 12-member jury hearing the case […]

Andrew D'Arcy

TAXOTERE LAWSUITS

Taxotere (docetaxel) is a popular chemotherapy drug manufactured and marketed by Sanofi-Aventis.  Doctors prescribe the drug to treat the majority of breast cancer cases in the U.S., and each year about 300,000 women are diagnosed with the disease.  The drug […]

Andrew D'Arcy

FDA ADDS BOXED WARNING TO CANAGLIFLOZIN

Canagliflozin is prescribed alongside diet and exercise to help patients with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar.  It inhibits the sodium-glucose cotrasporter-2, and its effects are measured through the amount of sugar in the patient’s urine, as the drug […]

Jamie Sheller

Study-XARELTO MAY CAUSE MORE BLEEDING THAN PRADAXA

According to an observational study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, people taking Xarelto (rivaroxaban) may be more likely to have a serious bleeding event than those taking Pradaxa (dabigatran). Johnson and Johnson (J&J) is facing more the 15,000 Xarelto lawsuits. […]

Wayne Parsons

808 not 800: Hire a Kama’aina lawyer to explain your rights and represent you if you choose to seek Justice

I live and work in Hawai‘i as a lawyer and it has been my home for me since 1967. I mention “Kama’aina” in the title. It means “child of the land”. Of course you want your lawyer to be excellent. But […]