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Personal injury lawsuits piling up against makers of blood thinner Plavix

Posted: February 17, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Personal and financial injury lawsuits involving the blood thinner Plavix are piling up in New Jersey against the drug’s makers, with 73 currently in the multidistrict litigation with at least another 14 being considered for transfer. The lawsuits allege the

Tennessee clinics settle whistleblower’s allegations of fraud for $1.85 million

Posted: January 31, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Two Tennessee orthopedic clinics will pay a combined $1.85 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the clinics engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare by buying potentially unsafe injections of knee pain medication from foreign sources at deeply discounted

Whistleblowers share $1.5 million for exposing illegal kickback scheme at Abbott Laboratories

Posted: January 21, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Two former Abbott Laboratories employees who sued the pharmaceutical giant under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act will share more than $1 million from funds recovered in a December settlement agreement.

Hospira recalls more vials of anesthetic Lidocaine due to contamination

Posted: December 28, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Hospira has had its share of recalls during 2013 due to quality control issues with its injectable drugs. Once again, with just a week left in the calendar year, the pharmaceutical company has ordered another recall. The latest action involves

Tenn. cardiologist to settle whistleblower’s Medicare fraud allegations for $1.15 million

Posted: December 24, 2013 Consumer Fraud

A Tennessee cardiologist has agreed to pay $1.15 million to settle whistleblower allegations that he performed medically unnecessary heart stent surgeries in order to bill Medicare and Medicaid for the procedures, the U.S. Justice Department announced.

NHTSA launches investigation into Tesla electric car fires

Posted: November 23, 2013 Product Liability

A second battery fire following “undercarriage strikes” in a Tesla Model S electric car has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to launch a formal investigation. In both cases, the cars had run over debris in the roadway, which

NTSB says spate of deadly crashes suggests FMCSA is performing poorly

Posted: November 23, 2013 Personal Injury

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are questioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) effectiveness in doing its job and are calling for an audit of the federal agency. The NTSB raised red flags over the FMCSA’s performance after

Three commercial truck drivers banned from road following crash investigation

Posted: November 22, 2013 Personal Injury

U.S. safety regulators have ordered three long-haul truck drivers from three different states to cease their interstate operations after investigators deemed them to be an imminent hazard to public safety, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced.

Former college players file concussion lawsuit against Ridell, NCAA

Posted: October 19, 2013 Personal Injury

Two former University of Oregon football players have proposed a class-action lawsuit against helmet maker Riddell Inc. and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) earlier this month, alleging they fraudulently concealed their knowledge of concussion risks from players, thereby exposing

Virginia bus crash sends 13 people to hospital, driver charged

Posted: October 17, 2013 Personal Injury

MACHIPONGO, Vir. – More than a dozen passengers were injured Saturday morning when a commercial bus en route to Virginia Beach from New York careened off the highway and rolled into a ditch.