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$2.5M Risperdal verdict stands

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The $2.5 million judgment handed down by a Philadelphia jury against Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals over allegations that its antipsychotic Risperdal caused a disfiguring injury to an adolescent boy will stand despite the drug maker’s request for a new trial. Judge Ramy Djerassi of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas told Janssen the ruling in the first Risperdal side effects lawsuit to go to trial will stand. The bellwether trial involved the case of now-22-year-old Adam Pledger who developed abnormal breast tissue – a condition known as gynecomastia- after taking Risperdal. The verdict in that case was handed ... Read More

Movie Producers Seek Indemnity In Fatal Airplane-Crash Suits

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An airplane crash that killed two men and seriously injured a third while filming the Tom Cruise movie American Made in 2015 has spawned multiple lawsuits, including one filed Sept. 8 by four production companies seeking indemnity for damages awarded against them in other lawsuits. The lawsuit, filed in California, seeks to hold S&S Aviation, a Georgia company responsible for maintaining the airplane that crashed, at least partly responsible for any damages and lawyer fees resulting from the wrongful death and personal injury claims the production companies face. The movie “American Made” is set to be released later this month. It ... Read More

Lawsuits indicate 2015 Study on Celect IVC Filters is Accurate

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According to a 2015 study, 43 percent of Celect IVC filters were found to perforate the vein in two months or less. This could lead to the filter leg snaring a nearby organ, such as in the case of one woman whose filter pierced through the vein wall and stabbed through her duodenum. “The Celect filter had a significantly higher rate of strut perforation,” the study concludes. On July 31, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, a new lawsuit was filed against Cook Medical, the maker of the Celect retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, The Daily Hornet reports. ... Read More

Illinois Woman says shattered IVC Filter caused injuries

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An Illinois woman filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of her IVC filter, saying she was severely injured by the device shattering inside her body. Pattie H. from Cook County, Illinois was implanted on June 22, 2010, with an OptEase retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter made by Cordis Corporation, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. In December 2015, Pattie underwent a CT scan that revealed that multiple legs of the filter had pierced through the wall of her inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body in which the filter is implanted. In February 2016, Pattie underwent another ... Read More

Insys sues Teva for patent infringement of Subsys

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Saddled with lawsuits and criminal investigations over its potent oral spray opioid Subsys, Insys Therapeutics lashed out against rival drug maker Teva Pharmaceuticals alleging Teva intends to manufacture and sell a generic version of Subsys before Insys’ patent for Subsys expires. Insys filed the patent-infringement lawsuit against Teva in federal court in Delaware. Insys hasn’t marketed any of its pharmaceuticals since 2015, after the company was slapped with lawsuits over its marketing of Subsys. Insys was accused of paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe the drug for patients for whom it was not intended and for conning insurance companies to ... Read More

Talc ovarian cancer verdicts cause Indian consumers to exercise caution

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The American verdicts against international pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson has been raising awareness about the link between talc-based powders and ovarian cancer around the world. Last month, a California jury ordered the company to pay $417 million in damages over its failure to warn consumers of its products’ ovarian cancer risk. Previously four Missouri juries found in favor of the women who had brought suit against Johnson and Johnson, with verdicts totaling more than $300 million: Best Media Info, in an article on brands that have lost consumer trust, said of Johnson and Johnson in a discussion of the ... Read More

Physiomesh Found to be Shredded Inside Woman’s Abdomen


A new lawsuit against Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson was filed after a woman’s Physiomesh shredded inside her body. Jo Ann Lax of Lafe, Arkansas underwent a laparoscopic surgery to repair an umbilical hernia on Oct. 27, 2014. The surgeon, Dr. Robert Warner Jr., implanted Lax with Physiomesh 15×15 cm. in size. The mesh was designed to reinforce the tissue affected by the hernia, to allow Lax to return to life as normal. When Lax began experiencing pain at the hernia site, it was determined that the hernia mesh must have failed. On May 28, 2015, Lax underwent an additional surgery to have ... Read More

Florida nursing home resident files negligence lawsuit

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A 94-year-old woman who lived at the Hollywood, Florida nursing home where eight residents died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, is suing the rehabilitation center over claims that the facility was negligent and showed reckless indifference toward the vulnerable patients who lived there. The lawsuit was filed by the legal guardian of Rosa Cabrera against Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. Cabrera is a double amputee who relies on round-the-clock skilled care. When the facility’s electrical system went out, shutting down the air conditioning, management did not protect residents despite being located just across the street from a ... Read More

No DKA risk in type 1 diabetics taking Farxiga


The type 2 diabetes drug Farxiga helped patients with adequately controlled type 1 diabetes better manage their blood sugar and weight loss in the first phase 3 clinical trial testing a drug in the SGLT2 inhibitor class on type 1 diabetics. The study showed that Farxiga, as an oral adjunct to insulin, at both 5mg and 10mg doses, provided clinically relevant benefits to type 1 diabetics compared to similar patients treated with placebo. “The 24-week results are important as they represent the first phase 3 trial in type 1 diabetes of the newer selective SGLT-2 class of diabetes medicines as an ... Read More

Korea adds severe skin reaction warning to Xarelto


Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) is requiring an update to the safety label of the blood thinner Xarelto to include new warnings regarding the risk of the serious and sometimes fatal skin reactions known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). The warning comes after the European Commission issued a public safety alert regarding serious skin conditions with Xarelto. Most side effects were reported within the first week of treatment. The ministry collected opinions and reviewed them last month and determined that the warnings should also come with a recommendation for doctors to discontinue ... Read More