Yearly Archives: 2007

Ohio Supreme Court upholds law that puts cap on personal injury damages

December 27, 2007 Pharmaceutical

In a 5-2 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court Thursday morning upheld the constitutionality of a 2004 law capping damages for pain, suffering, and other non-economic claims in personal injury and other lawsuits. ... Read More

Recalled heart implant gives man shock of his life

December 27, 2007 Pharmaceutical

In early December, Jerry Jackson received the shock of his life. Or six. The 63-year-old Mineola resident was sweeping crumbs off the bed where his granddaughter sat when a sudden surge in his chest caused him to twist in agony. ... Read More

Avandia starting to sound a lot like Vioxx

December 22, 2007 Pharmaceutical

Mark D. is fighting for justice on behalf of his brother, Grant, whose health has gone downhill since he was prescribed Avandia. ... Read More

Avandia heart attacks seen in general patient population

December 17, 2007 Pharmaceutical

The consequences of deadly Avandia side-effects are now being seen in the general population, a new study has found. Previously, evidence that Avandia placed patients at an increased risk of heart attacks had only been seen in clinical trials. But ... Read More

Sprint Fidelis defibrillator lead patients faced with difficult dilemma

December 12, 2007 Pharmaceutical

Many patients implanted with defective Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Leads have found themselves in a medical limbo. If they are fortunate enough not to have already experienced a lead fracture, they must decide between two difficult choices, leave the Sprint ... Read More

Avandia risks highlighted

December 12, 2007 Pharmaceutical

Canadian researchers furnished the strongest evidence to date linking the popular diabetes drug Avandia to an increased risk of heart attack in a scientific study released yesterday. ... Read More

New Avandia study reaffirms heart risk

December 11, 2007 Pharmaceutical

Older patients who took Avandia had a higher risk of heart attacks, congestive heart failure and death than those on other diabetes pills, according to a study of nearly 160,000 Canadians out Wednesday. ... Read More

Medtronic dfibrillator cass ation lawsuit gets go ahead in Canada

December 10, 2007 Pharmaceutical

Medtronic Inc., the maker of the faulty Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead Wire, is now facing a lawsuit filed by a group of Canadians who claim the company failed to warn consumers of a defect in the batteries installed in its ... Read More

Diabetes drug Avandia could weaken bones

December 7, 2007 Pharmaceutical

Avandia, a drug used by millions of diabetes patients, may contribute to bone loss, according to a new study conducted in mice. ... Read More

Medtronic investigations initiated by federal government

December 6, 2007 Pharmaceutical

Medtronic, Inc. has acknowledged that they are the subject of multiple federal investigations regarding their marketing practices and the recent Sprint Fidelis defibrillator lead recall. The Senate Finance Committee and the Justice Department have both asked the company for information ... Read More