Dangers Faced By Teen Drivers
Learning to drive is an important milestone in life, and while teenagers might find this liberating, driving is a serious responsibility. Because of their inexperience, teenage drivers more often engage in risky driving behaviors that put themselves, their passengers, and surrounding motorists at risk of injury or death.
IVC Filters Offer No Benefit to Trauma Patients
For years, Inferior Vena Cava filters (IVC filters) were used to help mitigate the risk of blood clots in patients who cannot take traditional blood thinners. An increasing number of lawsuits claim IVC filters are defective, cause serious side effects, and have incredibly high rates of fracture. A new study published in the Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) found IVC filters did not provide any benefits to trauma patients.
Talcum Powder For Women: Trial Update
The fourth baby powder cancer trial began this week with plaintiff Deborah Giannecchini fighting to hold Johnson & Johnson (J&J) responsible for its negligence. Mrs. Giannecchini used J&J’s baby powder products around her groin for feminine hygiene almost daily dating as far back as 1967. In 2012, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Mrs. Giannecchini stated that if the company had warned her about the ovarian cancer risk, she would have not used its products.
How Pharmaceutical Litigation Differs From Other Personal Injury Lawsuits
If a dangerous drug injured you, you probably have many questions, and seeking the counsel of a personal injury attorney can help you get answers and understand your legal options. Pharmaceutical lawsuits are very different from other personal injury lawsuits, and you will need to find a lawyer who specializes in this type of litigation to ensure you the best chance of receiving compensation.
FDA Warns Against Ovarian Cancer Screening Test
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication warning women ovarian cancer screening tests are inaccurate. The FDA is concerned women and their physicians may make important treatment decisions based on inaccurate test results.
Cook IVC Filter Case Goes To Trial This Month
There are thousands of IVC Filter lawsuits filed against nearly a dozen manufacturers across the country, but the first case to go to trial will begin later this month against Cook Medical. The trial will likely set an important precedent for all currently pending lawsuits.
Zofran Litigation Update
More than 300 families are fighting pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) over birth defects caused by the anti-nausea medication Zofran. With federal cases consolidated into a multidistrict litigation in Massachusetts, the litigation is making progress and moving closer to its first trial date.
New Bill Could Help Identify Potentially Dangerous Medical Devices
Everyday millions of Americans rely on medical devices to live healthy lives, but when these devices turn out to be harmful, it can take months or years for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action. A new Bill introduced to Congress aims to shorten the time between reports of defective devices and FDA action.
The Seven Most Dangerous IVC Filters
IVC filters are medical devices designed to prevent blood clots like pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. The medical devices are implanted to stop blood clots from traveling throughout the body and to prevent strokes. However, numerous studies have found IVC filters have a high rate of device failure, including fracture, migration, embolization, and perforation of the inferior vena cava wall.
Talcum Powder Litigation Update
Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder might be one of the most recognizable products in the United States today, but decades of mounting evidence have shown the talc in baby powder can cause ovarian cancer. With more than 20 epidemiological studies confirming the link between the talc in baby powder and ovarian cancer, thousands of women are trying to hold Johnson & Johnson (J&J) responsible.