Serious E. Coli Multistate Outbreak: CDC Warns Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce Unless You Can Confirm It is Not from Yuma, Arizona Growing Region

Categories: Food Safety and Recalls

The list of people infected with the multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 is quickly growing. Currently, the CDC is reporting that as of April 19, 2018, 53 people in 16 states have been infected, including 31 people who have been hospitalized and five people who have developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic…

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6TH CIRCUIT HOLDS THAT EMPLOYER UNLAWFULLY DISCRIMINATED AGAINST FIRED TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEE

Categories: Employment Discrimination Law

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held in a unanimous decision that discrimination on the basis of an employee’s transgender or transitioning status violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (Equal Emp’t Opportunity Comm’n v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., 2018 WL 1177669 [6th Cir. Mar. 7, 2018]) The case…

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HEART FAILURE FROM DIABETES DRUGS, ONGLYZA & KOMBIGLYZE XR- Federal Cases Centralized in the Eastern District of Kentucky

Categories: Diabetes Drug Lawsuits

On February 2, 2018, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) centralized federal lawsuits filed by individuals who have suffered heart failure after taking the diabetes drug saxagliptin (marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR) in multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky before the Honorable Karen K. Caldwell. Saxagliptin is…

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Important Legislation for Large Trucks Introduced to Prevent Deadly Underride Collisions

Categories: Motor Vehicle Safety

On Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, 2004, Lois Durso received the call that every parent fears. Her 26-year-old daughter, Roya, who had decided to spend Thanksgiving Day with her fiancé’s family, was involved in accident in Indiana. Snow had accumulated making the roadway slippery and her car slid under the side of a semi tractor-trailer. The…

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Heart Failure from Diabetes Drugs, Onglyza & Kombiglyze- WILL THE LAWSUITS BE CONSOLIDATED?

Categories: Diabetes Drug Lawsuits

On January 25, 2018, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) heard arguments regarding whether to centralize federal lawsuits filed by individuals who have suffered heart failure after taking the diabetes drug saxagliptin (marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR). Saxagliptin is part of the class of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor drugs, which are used with…

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SIDE EFFECTS FOLLOWING MRI OR MRA WITH CONTRAST? Gadolinium Deposition Disease Litigation Update

Categories: Gadolinium Deposition Disease Lawsuits

Product liability lawsuits have been filed on behalf of individuals who allege they were poisoned by MRI contrast agents that contain gadolinium. Gadolinium is a metal that is injected into the patient’s vein during the scan.  However,  after being administered, as acknowledged by the FDA, “trace amounts of gadolinium may stay in the body long-term.”…

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FDA Warns Prescription Opioid Cough/Cold Medications No Longer Indicated For Children

Categories: Medical Drug Safety

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The FDA is now requiring safety labeling changes for prescription cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone to limit the use of these products to adults 18 years and older because the risks of these medicines outweigh their benefits in children younger than 18. Codeine and hydrocodone are available in combination with other medicines,…

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