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Breast Implants Implicated in Nine Cancer Deaths

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new warning regarding breast implants and a rare type of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). According to an alert issued yesterday, silicone and saline breast implants have been … Continue reading

Court Overseeing Federal Invokana Lawsuits Finalizes Plans for Science Day

The federal court overseeing hundreds of injury lawsuits involving Invokana and Invokamet has finalized plans for Science Day. According to an Order issued in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey on March 21st, Science Day is to be … Continue reading

Concerned About Proton Pump Inhibitor Side Effects? Consider Lifestyle Changes.

The routine use of Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors has come under fire recently, following the publication of studies linking these drugs to kidney failure and other serious side effects. However, a new report published today by The New … Continue reading

Breast Implant Survey Suggests Doctors Divided on Safety

A recent survey of doctors suggests that there is little agreement on the issue of breast implant safety. The poll, which was conducted by a physician social network site called SERMO, received more than 2,000 responses from plastic and reconstructive … Continue reading

Zostavax Lawsuit Defendant Removes Pennsylvania Shingles Vaccine Case to Federal Court

Merck & Co., the manufacturer of Zostavax, wants a lawsuit filed over the shingles vaccine  booted  from the Pennsylvania  Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. Last Monday, the drug maker removed the case to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District … Continue reading

Court Overseeing Cook Medical IVC Filter Lawsuits to Explore Settlement Prior to Bellwether Trials

With bellwether trials set to begin in October, the federal court overseeing hundreds of IVC filter lawsuits filed against Cook Medical, Inc. appears to be exploring ways to resolve the massive litigation. According to an Order issued by the U.S. … Continue reading

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Parties Look Ahead to Fifth Missouri Trial

A fifth talcum powder lawsuit will head to trial next month in Missouri’s 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis. According to HarrisMartin.com, jurors will be assembled beginning on April 10th to hear the claims of Lois Slemp, who allegedly developed … Continue reading

Levaquin Lawsuits, Other Peripheral Neuropathy Claims Moving Forward in Minnesota

Peripheral neuropathy lawsuits involving Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox are moving forward in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. Per a recent update, the Court convened its most recent Status Conference on February 21st, at which time matters pertaining to … Continue reading

Invokana Lawsuits May Now Be Filed Directly in Federal Multidistrict Litigation

The U.S. District Court Judge overseeing pretrial proceedings for more than 100 Invokana and Invokamet lawsuits centralized in the District of New Jersey is now allowing plaintiffs to file their claims directly in the proceeding. Per an Order dated March … Continue reading

3T Heater-Cooler Infections Reported in Australia and New Zealand

Contaminated 3T Heater-Cooler systems appear to be connected to Mycobacterium chimaera  (M. chimaera) infections among some open-heart surgery patients in Australia and New Zealand. According to a report from MedPage Today, new research also suggests that the infections share genetic … Continue reading

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