Laurie Villanueva

Laurie Villanueva has been writing about consumer issues for over two decades, Her work for largely focuses on pharmaceutical and medical device safety, including the ongoing litigation surrounding Risperdal, proton pump inhibitors, Invokana, Levaquin, defective hip implants, the Bair Hugger forced air warming blanket, and IVC filters. Laurie has also devoted a great deal of coverage to women’s health issues, especially recent litigation involving talcum powder, power morcellators, transvaginal mesh, and breast implants.

Laurie graduated from Penn State University in 1990 with a degree in journalism. After spending many years covering local government for various print media outlets, she is now focused on utilizing the internet to raise awareness about important consumer issues.

Federal Court Eyes Early 2019 for First Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Trials

The federal court overseeing Monsanto Roundup lawsuits could convene its first bellwether trials in February 2019. Roundup Lawsuit Parties Submit Competing Pretrial Schedule Proposals More than 8,000 people have filed suit in courts throughout the country accusing Monsanto of concealing … Continue reading

MultiHance MRI Lawsuit Filed Over Alleged Gadolinium Side Effects

A man from California has gone to court in an effort to obtain compensation for gadolinium side effects he claims were caused by Multihance, an MRI contrast dye marketed by Bracco Diagnostics. Plaintiff: Bracco Diagnostics Failed to Adequately Warn of … Continue reading

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit News: Discovery Deadlines Extended in Ethicon Physiomesh MDL

The federal court overseeing hernia mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon, Inc.’s Physiomesh products has extended discovery deadlines for the multidistrict litigation’s potential bellwether trial cases by 75 days. Extension Delays Physiomesh Bellwether Trials The extension was announced in an Order issued … Continue reading

Two Risperdal Lawsuits Set for Punitive Damage Trial in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania court has selected two Risperdal lawsuits for trials that will determine whether or not the plaintiffs are entitled to punitive damages. Both cases were filed on behalf of men who took Risperdal as adolescents and developed gynecomastia, a … Continue reading

Valsartan Recall Lawsuits Mount, With Class Action Filing in Missouri Federal Court

Generic drug makers are facing a growing number of valsartan lawsuits, following recalls for heart and blood pressure medications that were manufactured with a contaminated active ingredient. The complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of … Continue reading

Testimony Concludes in California’s Latest Talcum Powder Mesothelioma Trial

Testimony has concluded in California’s latest trial involving the alleged link between Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powders and mesothelioma. Jury Urged to Award $29 Million to Life-Long Baby Powder User According to a talcum powder lawsuit filed in Los Angeles … Continue reading

Onglyza Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Partner, Daniel C. Burke, Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in Federal Heart Failure Litigation

Daniel C. Burke, a partner at the nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP, has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the multidistrict litigation established for all federally-filed Onglyza heart failure lawsuits. Mr. Burke’s appointment was announced in … Continue reading

Roundup Lawsuit News: Arizona Man Accuses Monsanto of Concealing Glyphosate Cancer Risk

An Arizona man has filed a new Roundup lawsuit accusing Monsanto of concealing the alleged link between glyphosate and cancer. Plaintiff Claims Monsanto Engaged in Roundup Misinformation Campaign According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District … Continue reading

Testosterone Settlement to Resolve AndroGel Heart Attack Claims Under Discussion

AbbVie, Inc. has entered discussions to settle federal testosterone lawsuits filed on behalf of men who claim to have suffered heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots due to their use of AndroGel. The AndroGel settlement talks were disclosed in an … Continue reading

Kentucky Plaintiff Files Lawsuit Against AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb Claiming Kombiglyze XR Heart Damage

A woman from Kentucky has become one of the most recent plaintiffs to file suit against AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb for heart damage allegedly caused by saxagliptin, the active ingredient in Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR. Kombiglyze XR Allegations According to … Continue reading

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