$150 Million Punitive Damages Verdict in Testosterone Heart Attack Lawsuit for False Marketing

Categories: Testosterone Heart Attack/Stroke Lawsuits

On July 24, 2017, a Chicago jury found in favor of claimant Jesse Mitchell in the second, much-anticipated AndroGel bellwether trial that started on July 5 in the testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Jesse Mitchell, et al. v. AbbVie, Inc., No. 14-9178, N.D….

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Testosterone Heart Attack/Stroke Lawsuit Update – Trial Underway

Categories: Testosterone Heart Attack/Stroke Lawsuits

Recently, the second, much-anticipated AndroGel bellwether trial started on July 5 in the testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Jesse Mitchell, et al. v. AbbVie, Inc., No. 14-9178, N.D. Ill.). This claim is one of thousands filed by men who suffered serious side effects…

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ALERT: Dangerous Recalled Fireworks Sold in OH, IL, VT, WI Including at Wal-Mart, Target, Meijer, Kroger, Albertsons and Others

Categories: Consumer Recalls

On June 27, 2017 a recall was initiated by American Promotional Events for its TNT Red, White and Blue Smoke fireworks (manufactured in China) as these fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers.  Approximately 36,100 units have been recalled. Per the recall, “The recalled fireworks are pyrotechnic devices…

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SGLT2 Diabetes Drugs Associated with Doubled Risk of Dangerous Levels of Acid in Blood

Categories: Medical Drug Safety

A cohort study of 140,352 diabetics showed that sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2 inhibitors) diabetes drugs were associated with approximately twice the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis as were dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4 inhibitors) diabetes drugs according to a recent letter to the New England Journal of Medicine. SGLT2 inhibitors are a class of prescription medicines that are…

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Compelling Report on History of Exposure of Women to Dangerous Drugs and Devices

Categories: Uncategorized

Attorney Pamela Borgess has had the honor and privilege of fighting for thousands of women who have seriously injured or even lost their lives to dangerous products, including medical drugs and devices such as these. Through the civil justice system, these brave women have publicly exposed wrongdoing, forced recalls and enhanced warnings, compensated the injured, and saved lives. Attorney Pamela Borgess is the founding Attorney of Borgess Law, LLC. For more information about dangerous and defective drugs and devices, you can reach Borgess Law at (567) 455-5955 or toll-free at (844) LAW-9144. You can also contact Borgess Law by submitting an online inquiry. Borgess Law never charges for initial consultations and welcome any questions you may have.

Recently, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) released a report, From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women, discussing how women have been disproportionately exposed to dangerous drugs and devices.  This compelling report profiles some of the most harmful medical products that have been marketed to women and highlights…

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Kansas Jury Awards $217.7 Million to Kansas Farmers in GMO Corn Case Against Syngenta

Categories: Uncategorized

Today, a federal jury in Kansas City, Kansas ordered Syngenta, an agribusiness giant, to pay nearly $218 million to more than 7,000 Kansas farmers over its decision to commercialize a genetically modified strain of corn before China approved it.  When Chinese officials began refusing U.S. corn shipments in approximately 2013, corn prices plummeted causing catastrophic…

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Second Attempt to Consolidate Acid Reflux PPI Medication Lawsuits for Kidney Problems

Categories: Acid Reflux PPI Lawsuits for Kidney Disease & Failure

Individuals who have suffered kidney problems after taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid and others, have asked again to have their lawsuits centralized in federal court before a singe federal judge. Previously, they asked the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to create a multidistrict litigation (MDL) docket for the cases. A MDL is…

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San Francisco Banning Sale of Vaping Flavored Liquid

Categories: Dangerous and Defective Consumer Products

Attorney Pamela A. Borgess, the founder of Borgess Law, LLC, is an experienced trial attorney who focuses on civil litigation, including defective and dangerous consumer products. To speak with Attorney Borgess, call Borgess Law at (567) 455-5955 or toll-free at (844) LAW-9144. You can also contact Borgess Law by submitting an online inquiry. Borgess Law never charges for initial consultations.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a ban on the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products, saying nicotine masked flavors like cotton candy, banana cream, watermelon, mint and other flavors entices kids into a lifetime of addiction and are disproportionately marketed to minority populations…

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Jury Awards $15 Million to Child with Birth Defects from Mother’s Use of Depakote During Pregnancy

Categories: Birth Defect Lawsuits

Recently, on June 9th, a federal jury in Illinois awarded $15 million in compensation to a California child born with a split spine and spina bifida as a result of his mother’s use of Depakote during pregnancy. (E.G., et. al. v. Abbott Laboratories, 15-cv-00702, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois)  Specifically, the jury found…

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Ohio Attorney General Sues Drug Companies for Fueling Ohio’s Opioid Addiction Crisis

Categories: Medical Drug Safety

Attorney Pamela A. Borgess, the founder of Borgess Law, LLC, is an experienced trial attorney who focuses on civil litigation, including defective medical drugs/devices, defective consumer products, wrongful death and injury, car and truck accidents, business/contract disputes, and nursing home abuse cases. To speak with Attorney Borgess, call Borgess Law at (567) 455-5955 or toll-free at (844) LAW-9144. You can also contact Borgess Law by submitting an online inquiry. Borgess Law never charges for initial consultations.

On May 31, 2017, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit against five leading prescription opioid manufacturers and their related companies, charging that the drug companies engaged in fraudulent marketing about the risks and benefits of prescription opioids, which misled patients and fueled Ohio’s opioid epidemic. Specifically, the lawsuit (State of Ohio ex rel….

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