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Essure Black Box Warning

March 2, 2016

FDA Requires New Black Box Warning on Essure Contraceptive Label

After more than 5,000 women have filed adverse event reports with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alleging devastating complications from Essure, the FDA is finally requiring a new “black box” warning for the permanent contraceptive device to “call…

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Multi-Million Dollar Award for Talcum Powder Cancer Death

February 24, 2016

$72 Million Awarded to Family of Alabama Woman Over Ovarian Cancer Death Allegedly Caused by Talc Powder

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay the family of an Alabama woman $72 million in damages in a product liability lawsuit alleging that the pharmaceutical giant’s talcum powder products caused her…

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Vaginal Mesh a High-Risk Device

January 5, 2016

FDA Issues High-Risk Warning for Transvaginal Mesh Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally responded to calls for stronger warnings on the use of transvaginal mesh, reclassifying mesh devices marketed for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) as class III high-risk devices. According to its…

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Takata Airbag Recall Fine

November 5, 2015

Landmark $200 Million Fine Levied Against Takata for Faulty Airbags

Japanese parts manufacturer Takata faces what federal regulators are calling a historic $200 million fine for problems with its airbags installed in more than 30 million vehicles in the United States, which are prone to overinflate and explode, posing a…

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Hip Implant Recall

October 6, 2015

High Failure Rate Leads to Class I Recall of Profemur Modular Neck Implant

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the recall of nearly 11,000 Profemur Varus/Valgus Modular Neck hip implant components, due to an unexpectedly high rate of hip implant fractures and failures. The FDA announced the…

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GM Ignition Switch Settlement

September 21, 2015

General Motors Reaches $900 Million Settlement Agreement Over Faulty Ignition Switches

General Motors has admitted that it failed to warn the public about a deadly problem with ignition switches in millions of its vehicles, as part of a $900 million settlement agreement the car maker reached with the federal government…

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Zofran Heart Birth Defect Claim

July 24, 2015

Zofran Lawsuit Filed Over Baby’s Tetralogy of Fallot Birth Defect

A new Zofran injury lawsuit has been brought against GlaxoSmithKline, alleging that side effects of Zofran, the company’s blockbuster anti-nausea medication, caused a baby boy to be born with a serious congenital birth defect called Tetralogy of Fallot. If you…

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