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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TRANSFER OF FEDERAL PHYSIOMESH HERNIA REPAIR LAWSUITS TO GEORGIA

Categories: Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

On June 2, 2017, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) created a new MDL for the federal lawsuits alleging injury caused by the synthetic hernia repair product, Physiomesh, filed against Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson.  In the June 2nd order, the JPML ordered the transfer of the cases to the U.S. District Court for the Northern…

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BREAKING NEWS: Johnson & Johnson Hit Again With A $110 Million Verdict in Another State Court Talc Trial

Categories: Talc Cancer Lawsuits

Borgess Law, LLC is currently accepting talc powder cancer cases. If you or someone you know used baby powder or other talc-based products and was diagnosed with ovarian or other types of cancer, feel free to contact Consumer Product Litigation Attorney Pamela A. Borgess of Borgess Law, LLC at (567) 455-5955 or toll-free at (844) LAW-9144. You can also contact Borgess Law, LLC by submitting an online inquiry. Borgess Law never charges a fee for an initial consultation.

On Thursday, Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri jury to pay over $110 million to a Virginia woman, Lois Slemp, who says she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using of its talc-based products for feminine hygiene. Specially, the lawsuit, (along with numerous others filed across the country), alleges that Johnson & Johnson…

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Recall of Wingman35 Crossing Catheters

Categories: Medical Device Safety

Yesterday, the FDA issued a safety alert warning of ReFlow Medical’s 4/22/17 lot-specific voluntary recall of its Wingman35 Crossing Catheters distributed between January 2015 and March 2016. According to the FDA, the Wingman35 Crossing Catheters have been found to exhibit tip splitting or separation, which has resulted in two adverse events. Tip splitting has the…

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FDA Warns of Illegally Sold Cancer Treatments

Categories: Consumer Safety Alerts

The FDA recently issued a safety alert, along with warning letters addressed to 14 U.S.-based companies illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer. These products include pills, topical creams, ointments, oils, drops, syrups, teas and diagnostics (such as thermography devices). The products are marketed and sold…

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1st Bellwether Trial Begins in Xarelto® Litigation

Categories: Xarelto Bleed Litigation

For more information about the Xarelto® internal bleeding litigation, feel free to contact Pharmaceutical Attorney Pamela A. Borgess of BORGESS LAW, LLC at (567) 455-5955 or toll-free at (844) LAW-9144.

The first of four bellwether trials in the Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) multidistrict litigation in Louisiana Federal Court is currently underway. Plaintiff Joseph Boudreaux, 74, of Lockport, La., alleges that he developed gastrointestinal bleeding after he began taking Xarelto in 2014, requiring hospitalization, numerous blood transfusions and other serious treatments. As previously reported in this blog, this litigation…

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