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Johnson & Johnson Hit with $8 Billion Risperdal Verdict

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Oct 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Johnson & Johnson has been hit with an $8 billion dollar verdict after a local man claimed that he was unaware of the risks of taking the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.  The plaintiff, Nicholas Murray, was prescribed Risperdal when he was a minor. According to his lawsuit, he was not adequately i...

Misdiagnosis Leads to Loss of Custody

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

When we think of a diagnostic error, we often think of the negative effects that the error can have on the health of the patient, such as the delay of treatment or inappropriate treatment. However, one couple experienced a uniquely painful fallout following the misdiagnosis of their newborn son. ...

Zantac Pulled from Shelves Over Cancer Link

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Oct 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last month, we discussed the California class-action lawsuit against drug manufacturers Sanofi-Aventis and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. These companies produce the popular heartburn medication Zantac. Plaintiffs in the northern district of California claimed that the drug contains unacce...

Four Die in Selfie Accident in India

Posted by Charles Gilman | Oct 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

A terrible accident in India has made international news: four people died when a family trying to take a selfie fell from a dam. Two others managed to keep from falling. The dangers of taking selfies have persisted and even eclipsed shark attacks back in 2015. One study found that 259 people ha...

Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Due to Cancer Link

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A recall of high blood pressure prescription medications has been expanded for the fifth time due to the risk of higher than acceptable amounts of a potentially cancer-causing compound, NDMA. The newest recall is targeting three additional lots of losartan potassium tablets and two lots of losart...

Claim Filed Over Alleged Lethal Propofol Dose

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

A man whose father died during surgery is bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctors who administered anesthesia drugs, alleging that the physician ordered too many injections of the sedative propofol and then failed to perform CPR and call 911 in a timely manner. According to th...

PA Neurosurgeon Lobbies for Mandatory Driver's Ed

Posted by Charles Gilman | Sep 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

A local neurosurgeon is lobbying to make driver's education mandatory in the state of Pennsylvania, a move he says will reduce the number of auto crashes, especially those involving inexperienced young drivers. Fred Simeone, a retired neurosurgeon who spent four decades in the medical field, is ...

Feds Charge 11 Doctors for Alleged Pill Mills

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Federal prosecutors have announced this week that they are filing charges against 11 doctors for unlawfully distributing opioids and other substances in a large-scale operation. Two other individuals also face charges in relation to the scheme. The physicians hail from different regions and have ...

New PG&E Bankruptcy Plan

Posted by Charles Gilman | Sep 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, we wrote about the utility company PG&E's proposed bankruptcy plan, which capped compensation to wildfire victims. This week, a new plan has been proposed, which would allocate much more funds to the fire victims. The initial plan, submitted to the northern district of Califo...

Lawsuit Filed Over Detroit Manhole Steam Burns

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Twenty individuals who claim that they suffered serious burns to their feet and legs from hot steam emitting from manhole covers in the city of Detroit have filed a claim against contractors who they say are to blame for the burns. According to the claim, the companies named in the complaint fail...

Lawsuits Predicted in Kevin Hart Car Crash

Posted by Charles Gilman | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Comedian Kevin Hart was seriously injured in a car crash that happened on September 1, 2019. Hart was a passenger in his car, a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, when the driver lost control of the vehicle while driving on a California highway. The car rolled down an embankment, shattering the windshield ...

Boat Fire Survivor Claims Lack of Training

Posted by Charles Gilman | Sep 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, we covered the federal investigation into a boat fire that claimed dozens of lives in California. "Conception," a diving tour boat, burst into flames along the coast of Santa Cruz Island during the middle of the night. Five crew members were able to escape but 34 others, who w...

FDA Announces Criminal Probe into Vaping Illnesses

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Federal officials have announced that the enforcement arm of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been conducting a probe in collaboration with the public health investigation led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into the rash of lung injuries associated with vap...

Accused Kansas Doctor Barred from Operating

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

A surgeon has been barred from operating after reports surfaced of his egregious medical mistakes made in a neighboring state, where his medical license is currently under review. On September 1, the Kansas City Star reported on a surgeon who had been facing disciplinary action from the Missouri...

GM Recalling Millions of Vehicles Due to Brake Failure

Posted by Charles Gilman | Sep 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

General Motors has announced that it is recalling more than 3.4 million SUVs and trucks in the United States due to a brake issue. The company says it has 113 reports of crashes and 13 injuries related to the brake problem. The recall includes several models of the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Yukon...

Local Gas Stations to Warn Against Distracted Driving

Posted by Charles Gilman | Sep 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Mid-Atlantic chapter of AAA has launched a campaign to combat distracted driving, and local gas stations will soon play a part. The campaign seeks to educate drivers on the severity of distracted driving, specifically to note that distracted driving is just as serious as driving under the inf...

PG&E Bankruptcy Seeks to Cap Victim Compensation

Posted by Charles Gilman | Sep 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Under a plan proposed to the Northern District of California, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), as part of its bankruptcy proceedings, would cap compensation for victims of California wildfires at no more than $16.9 billion, a sum that lawyers representing victims of the fires have described as "tot...

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