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Compounding pharmacy agrees to pay $100 million to victims of fungal meningitis outbreak

Posted: July 3, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The compounding pharmacy that manufactured contaminated steroid shots that caused the 2012 multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak sickening at least 750 people and killing 64 has agreed to pay more than $100 million to settle claims from victims and their surviving

Maine woman sues makers of transvaginal mesh

Posted: May 27, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Dory Ames from Maine is one of the latest women to file a lawsuit against the makers of transvaginal mesh claiming the device caused serious injuries. Manufacturers of these bladder slings face tens of thousands of lawsuits alleging the companies

Cancer Monthly urges Actos users to be aware of the signs of bladder cancer

Posted: May 26, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Cancer Monthly, an information site about the disease, is advising people who take or have taken the type 2 diabetes drug Actos to be aware of the symptoms of bladder cancer following a $9 billion judgment against the drug company

Maker of tainted steroid shots reaches settlement agreement in meningitis outbreak case

Posted: May 8, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Patients and their families harmed or killed by contaminated steroid injections made by New England Compounding Center (NECC) could start receiving compensation next year now that a $100-million multidistrict litigation (MDL) settlement has been reached between the plaintiffs and trustees

Class action lawsuit filed by Fitbit Force fitness tracker wearers who developed skin rashes

Posted: March 26, 2014 Recalls

A class action lawsuit was filed against Fitbit by people who say they should be compensated for the injuries they suffered while wearing the company’s Force fitness tracker wristband.

Supreme Court will hear Amazon workers’ FLSA lawsuit

Posted: March 9, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A significant labor case headed to the U.S. Supreme Court could determine whether workers are entitled to pay for all the time they spend in company-mandated security checks at the end of the workday.

Woman files lawsuit against makers of defective transvaginal mesh

Posted: February 26, 2014 Pharmaceutical

“I get stabbed a thousand times a day,” Frances Shulte told The Gazette. The constant pain prevents the Coralville, Iowa, resident from comfortably moving around or going to the bathroom. She never dreamed that the surgery to correct a pelvic

Woman files Mirena IUD lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare

Posted: February 13, 2014 Pharmaceutical

An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare alleging the company overstated the benefits of its Mirena IUD contraceptive device and failed to adequately warn women or their doctors of the serious health risks that it could cause.

Judge refuses to approve NFL’s multimillion dollar concussion settlement for retired players

Posted: January 18, 2014 Personal Injury

A Pennsylvania federal judge has refused to approve a $760 million multidistrict litigation settlement agreement between the National Football League (NFL) and former players who sustained long-term injuries from concussions. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody said she was concerned that

NECC agrees to pay more than $100 million to compensate victims of fungal meningitis outbreak

Posted: December 26, 2013 Pharmaceutical

The owners and insurers of the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a deadly, multistate fungal meningitis outbreak have agreed to pay more than $100 million to settle lawsuits and compensate victims, families of victims and creditors.