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Actos Bladder Cancer Appeal

July 20, 2015

$6.5 Million Verdict Delivered in First Actos Bladder Cancer Suit Reinstated on Appeal

A California appeals court has reinstated a $6.5 million verdict returned by the first jury to hear evidence in a lawsuit filed over bladder cancer injuries from Actos (pioglitazone), a prescription diabetes drug that has been…

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Defective Airbag Problems

July 15, 2015

ANOTHER Airbag Manufacturer Under Investigation for Faulty Airbag Inflators

On the heels of numerous recalls that have affected millions of vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags, federal safety officials are now warning consumers about the potential risk of airbags manufactured by ARC Automotive, Inc. overinflating and rupturing. According to the…

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Zofran Wrongful Death Suit

June 21, 2015

Newborn’s Death Blamed on Zofran Heart Defects in Product Liability Lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against GlaxoSmithKline by the family of a newborn baby girl who died of heart birth defects allegedly caused by her exposure to the anti-nausea drug Zofran during pregnancy. The Zofran birth…

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Defective Hip Implant Award

June 16, 2015

$4.5 Million Awarded in Lawsuit Over Wright Profemur Defective Hip Implant

A California jury awarded $4.5 million in damages last week, in the first of several hundred lawsuits to go to trial over side effects of the Wright Profemur hip implant system. The defective hip implant lawsuit was brought by…

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Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit

June 11, 2015

Internal Memos Suggest Pfizer Knew About Birth Defect Risk from Zoloft

According to new documents presented at trial this week, Zoloft maker, Pfizer, may have known for years about the potential for the popular antidepressant drug to cause birth defects in babies exposed to the medication in utero. A Philadelphia…

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Depakote Birth Defect Verdict

June 2, 2015

Punitive Damages Added to Depakote Birth Defect Verdict Brings Total Award to $38 Million

A Missouri jury has ordered Depakote maker Abbott Laboratories and its AbbVie subsidiary to pay an additional $23 million in punitive damages to the family of a girl born with birth defects after being exposed to…

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Vaginal Mesh Award

June 1, 2015

$100 Million Verdict Delivered in Boston Scientific Suit Over Vaginal Mesh Injuries

A Delaware jury awarded $100 million in damages this week, in a product liability lawsuit filed against Boston Scientific over complications from the company’s Pinnacle and Advance Fit vaginal mesh devices. According to reports, the medical device maker…

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