First Bellwether Trials Scheduled in Taxotere Litigation
For women who suffered permanent hair loss after undergoing cancer treatment, many questions were left unanswered by the manufacturer of the popular breast cancer drug, Taxotere. Luckily, federal court lawsuits filed against the company are making progress, and four bellwether trials have been scheduled.
Texas Earns Poor Grade In Road Safety Policies
The National Safety Council (NSC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes health and safety across the country. Recently, the NSC analyzed all 50 states and graded each one for its efforts to promote road safety. Unfortunately for Texans, our state received barely a passing grade and was found to be extremely deficient in several important areas.
California Jury Awards $417 Million To Plaintiff In Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit
Six baby powder cancer lawsuits have gone to go to trial so far, and while in five of them, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was found to have failed to warn women of the dangers of talcum powder, the seventh trial in California has blown all past verdicts out of the water. A jury awarded $417 million to a woman who developed ovarian cancer from long-term baby powder use around her groin.
Pelvic Mesh Manufacturer Settles For $750 Million
For women suffering from pelvic mesh complications, holding the manufacturers responsible for their defective devices is incredibly important. Luckily, for some victims, a resolution to their claims has finally arrived. One popular pelvic mesh manufacturer, Endo International PLC, has agreed to pay $750 million to settle 22,000 pelvic mesh lawsuits.
Physiomesh Litigation Update
For the millions of patients that have received hernia mesh patches, the threat of hernia recurrence or other severe complications is always present. Thousands of patients have already suffered serious and permanent side effects from the devices and are working hard to hold hernia mesh manufacturers responsible.
Houston To Get New Intelligent Traffic Monitoring System
With an increasing number of traffic accidents and a projected increase in population over the next two decades, Houston drivers will face very dangerous roadways in the coming years. Luckily for Houstonians, the city is getting a new intelligent traffic monitoring system that will help prevent and detect motor vehicle accidents.
IVC Filter Litigation Update
Inferior Vena Cava Filters or IVC filters have caused life-threatening problems for patients for many years now. After injured patients and their families filed thousands of lawsuits, manufacturers are finally facing consequences for their defective devices.
Common Heartburn Drugs Increase Risk of Death
Millions of Americans suffer from heartburn, a condition where stomach acid backs up into the esophagus and creates an uncomfortable burning sensation. To help manage heartburn, many Americans use popular heartburn medications called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), but a recent study revealed these drugs are incredibly dangerous.
Stockert 3T Device More Dangerous Than Anticipated
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out a warning letter to patients and physicians in 2015 regarding infections from the Stockert 3T heater-cooler device, it was thought the full scope of the risk was understood. However, nearly two years later a new study has found the infection risk was more widespread than previously believed.
Teen Drivers Learning Bad Habits From Parents
Teenagers face a lot of dangers when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. With their brains still developing and lack of driving experience, they are at a higher risk of being involved in a fatal car accident than adult drivers. Because of the risks, it is important for teens to get a good driving education and understand the importance of driving safely and responsibly. However, according to a new study, teen drivers are learning dangerous driving habits from their own parents.