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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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Graco Car Seat Recall

March 27, 2015

Graco Fined Up to $10 Million Over Problems with Child Car Seats

The NHTSA will fine Graco for failing to issue a recall of nearly six million child car seats with defective harness buckles.

One of the largest makers of child car seats and other children’s products faces a fine of…

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Zoloft Club Foot Lawsuit

March 20, 2015

Child’s Club Foot Birth Defect Leads to Zoloft Lawsuit Being Filed Against Pfizer

Children exposed to Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressant drugs in pregnancy may face an increased risk of suffering severe birth defects.

A Georgia mother is pursuing financial compensation from Pfizer over her daughter’s club foot injuries and other…

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Risk of Cancer from Morcellation

March 19, 2015

Boston Doctor Says Morcellation Cancer Risk is “Substantially Higher” than Originally Believed

Past research and the makers of power morcellator devices may have understated the risk of cancer spreading during surgery with morcellation.

A Boston doctor whose wife has been diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma cancer spread by a power morcellator is criticizing…

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Side Effects of Birth Control

March 18, 2015

Crohn’s Disease Side Effects Linked to Birth Control Pills in New Study

Women taking oral contraceptive drugs for long periods of time may have a three-fold increased risk of suffering Crohn’s disease and other digestive problems.

Researchers involved in an important new study are warning that women taking popular birth control…

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Energy Drink Health Risks

March 17, 2015

Research Links Popular Energy Drinks to Serious Health Risks

Popular energy drinks may increase users’ risk of experiencing high blood pressure and potentially life-threatening cardiac events.

As energy drinks like Red Bull, Rock Star and Monster become more and more popular among teens and young adults, a growing number of studies…

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