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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.

Johnson and Johnson to pay $2.5 billion to resolve thousands of ASR metal hip lawsuits

Posted: November 25, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Johnson & Johnson will pay more than $2.5 billion to resolve more than 7,500 lawsuits involving defective ASR metal-on-metal hip implants made by its subsidiary DePuy Othopaedics.

Stryker to pay up to $1.1 billion to resolve metal hip lawsuits

Posted: November 12, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Medical device maker Stryker Corp. says it expects to pay up to $1.1 billion to settle personal injury lawsuits stemming from a 2012 recall of two of the company’s metal hip implants. The amount is more than twice what the

Transvaginal mesh manufacturers face more than 30,000 lawsuits alleging defective design

Posted: October 11, 2013 Pharmaceutical

More than 10,000 lawsuits involving Ethicon Gynecare transvaginal mesh have been filed in the Southern District of West Virginia, all claiming the surgical mesh products were defectively designed and made, and that Ethicon failed to warn doctors and patients of

Cyclist files lawsuit against metal hip implant manufacturer

Posted: September 15, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Mark Stephan was riding his bike with friends when he crashed and fractured two vertebrae. He was told he might never walk again. Yet, four years and a hip replacement later, Stephan defied the odds not only by walking again,