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  • Johnson & Johnson Trying to Walk Away From the Women It Injured

    May 13, 2024

    Our court system was established over one thousand years ago to ensure that all people are treated equally under the law and that all persons have a fair trial by a jury of their peers to determine their fate. Sadly, the media today plays a role in how courts operate. Johnson & Johnson has filed twice for bankruptcy in the lawsuits related to allegations that its talcum powder caused ovarian cancer in women, and twice the...
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  • UPDATE: Proton Pump Inhibitor Litigation (“PPI”) – Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Dexilant

    Apr 8, 2024

    In August of 2017, this Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”) was assigned to the Honorable Claire Cecchi in the District Court of New Jersey. As of August of 2023, there were approximately 12,500 cases pending in the MDL, making the PPI (proton-pump inhibitor) MDL the 5th largest in the country. The crux of these claims involve the failure of the defendant-manufacturer pharmaceutical companies to warn patients and healthcare providers about the risk of serious kidney injury associated...
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  • Complete Guide to Multi-District Litigation 

    Feb 1, 2021

    Multi-district litigation is a special circumstance where many cases are combined during the pretrial process in front of a single Federal District Court. Sometimes referred to by the abbreviation MDL, this is done to reduce the burden on all parties involved, plaintiffs, defendants, and the court system, alike. What a multi-district litigation is, is a chance for the plaintiff and their personal injury lawyer to move more efficiently through the negotiation, settlement, and, if necessary, court...
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  • NuVasive MAGEC Rod Lawsuits Guide: What to Do if You or a Family Member Has Been Injured 

    Dec 18, 2020

    A NuVasive MAGEC lawsuit can help you get the compensation you deserve after a patient has been injured by complications related to the MAGEC spinal rod system. A popular implantable device that braces the spine as it grows in some pediatric scoliosis patients, the MAGEC Rod is meant to help limit spinal deformities safely and effectively. Unfortunately, the very device meant to help has, in some cases, led to increased pain and suffering, further damage...
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  • Use of PPI’s Linked to Liver and Pancreatic Cancer, Studies Find

    Mar 4, 2020

    Many people suffering with acid reflux disease, heart burn or stomach ulcers are prescribed Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) as treatment. Harvard Medical School describes these medications, which include drugs such as Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Zegerid, Prevacid, Protonix, Aciphex, Nexium and Dexilant, as the safest form of treatment for gastroesophageal diseases; however, recent research shows that there is an alarming link between patients taking PPI’s and a diagnosis of liver or pancreatic cancer. PPI’s Linked to Pancreatic...
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  • Doctors Have Identified a New Vaping Lung Injury

    Feb 19, 2020

    A new lung injury associated with vaping has been identified by the doctors of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Acute Fibrinous Organizing Pneumonia (AFOP) is a special histological pattern in acute respiratory failure with high mortality. It is described as a “newly evolving, rare lung pathology within the field of pulmonology.” A recently published report discusses the case of an asthmatic teenage boy who heavily smoked mango and mint flavored JUUL, as well as some...
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    Aug 9, 2018

    On July 30, 2018, the FDA issued a warning against the use of energy-based (most commonly radiofrequency or laser) devices utilized to perform vaginal rejuvenation procedures. These devices have been approved by the FDA for gynecological purposes such as the destruction of abnormal or pre-cancerous cervical or vaginal tissue and genital warts. However, several manufacturers of these devices have been aggressively marketing them to women for uses which are not approved by the FDA nor...
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  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers Must Warn Doctors and Patients of Their Products’ Risks

    Mar 8, 2018

    By: Gregory Spizer Prescription medications and medical devices have saved, prolonged and/or improved lives. In many instances, these products have been of great benefit to millions. However, all of these products also have side effects which can be fatal or disabling. For this reason, the law requires that pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers warn doctors and patients of their products’ risks. If they fail to do so, they can be liable and those impacted may be...
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  • It’s Flu Season Get Your Vaccine! But Be Aware: You Are Entitled to Compensation if You Have Bad Reaction

    Feb 7, 2018

    The simple reality is, everyone needs to get their vaccines. Unfortunately, a small percentage of vaccine recipients will suffer a reaction—sometimes disabling or even fatal. In 1988, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Vaccine Act) created the VICP to ensure the production of an adequate number of vaccines, stabilization of vaccine costs, and creation of a forum for people injured by certain vaccines. There are several main players in the VICP. Injured parties are known...
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  • Does Your Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

    Oct 3, 2016

    According to recent reports, women are increasingly limiting their use of talcum powder products such as Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower after a connection was found between the products and ovarian cancer. An increasing number of women are pursuing legal action against the manufacturers. Research dating back to 1971 found traces of talc in ovarian and cervical tumors. And, since then, according to the New York Times, “numerous studies have linked genital...
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