Uloric® (Gout Medication) Emerging Litigation Following FDA’s Conclusion of Increased Risk of Death

Categories: Uloric (Gout Medication) Lawsuits

Uloric® (febuxostat) is a medication manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals that is prescribed to treat a type of arthritis called gout in adults. Gout happens when a naturally occurring substance in the body called uric acid builds up and causes sudden attacks of redness, swelling, and pain in one or more joints. On 2/21/19, the U.S….

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3M MILITARY EAR PLUG LAWSUITS UPDATE: Federal Cases Centralized in MDL in Florida

Categories: 3M Military Ear Plug Hearing Loss Lawsuits

Borgess Law, LLC is now investigating cases of veterans nationwide who suffered partial or total hearing loss as a result of the Combat Arms Earplugs. If you, or a loved one were active in any branch of the military at any time from 2003 to 2015 and suffered hearing loss, you may have a potential claim against the ear plug manufacturer.

Recently, on April 3, 2019, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) created a new MDL (“multidistrict litigation”) for the federal lawsuits brought by military veterans and service members with hearing loss against the earplug manufacturer, 3M Company.  The MDL is in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida before Judge M. Casey…

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Jury Awards $3 Million in Cook IVC Filter Trial

Categories: IVC Lawsuits

On Friday, February 1, 2019, an Indiana federal jury awarded a plaintiff $3 million in compensatory damages in a bellwether Cook Medical IVC filter case after determining that the device was defectively designed. The verdict was handed down in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana with Judge Richard Young presiding. A…

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3M Military Ear Plug Lawsuits UPDATE: Veterans with Hearing Loss Move for MDL

Categories: 3M Military Ear Plug Hearing Loss Lawsuits

Borgess Law, LLC is now investigating cases of veterans nationwide who suffered partial or total hearing loss as a result of the Combat Arms Earplugs. If you, or a loved one were active in any branch of the military at any time from 2003 to 2015 and suffered hearing loss, you may have a potential claim against the ear plug manufacturer.

On January 25, 2019, a petition was filed with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”) requesting that cases brought by military veterans with hearing loss against the earplug manufacturer, 3M Company, be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. In July, 2018, the Department of Justice announced that 3M Company “agreed to…

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3M Military Ear Plug Lawsuits: Veterans with Hearing Loss

Categories: 3M Military Ear Plug Hearing Loss Lawsuits

Borgess Law, LLC is now investigating cases of veterans nationwide who suffered partial or total hearing loss as a result of the Combat Arms Earplugs. If you, or a loved one were active in any branch of the military at any time from 2003 to 2015 and suffered hearing loss, you may have a potential claim against the ear plug manufacturer.

In July, 2018, the Department of Justice announced that 3M Company “agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly sold the dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 (CAEv2) to the U.S. military without disclosing defects that hampered the effectiveness of the hearing protection device.”  Specifically, the U.S. had alleged that 3M and…

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ZOSTAVAX SHINGLES VACCINE LAWSUIT UPDATE: Federal Cases Centralized in MDL in Pennsylvania

Categories: Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Lawsuits

Recently, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) created a new MDL for the federal lawsuits alleging injury caused by Zostavax, a live vaccine for the prevention of shingles. The lawsuits allege that the vaccine caused individuals to develop shingles or other injuries triggered from exposure to the live, attenuated varicella zoster virus contained in the vaccine,…

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HERNIA MESH LAWSUIT UPDATE: Transfer of Federal Bard/Davol Hernia Mesh Cases to Ohio

Categories: Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

On August 2, 2018, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) created a new MDL for the federal lawsuits alleging injury caused by polypropylene hernia mesh products manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc. and subsidiary Davol Inc.  (The alleged injuries include adhesions, damage to organs, inflammatory and allergic responses, foreign body rejection, migration, infections and other injury.) In…

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RECALL OF CERTAIN BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEART MEDICINES CONTAINING VALSARTAN AFTER DETECTION OF CARCINOGEN

Categories: Medication Recall

On July 13, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert of a voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. This recall is due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in the recalled products. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. According to the FDA, the presence of NDMA was unexpected and is thought to be related to changes in the way the active substance was manufactured. Also per the FDA’s latest update today, “Based on records from the manufacturer of the recalled valsartan, some levels of the impurity may have been in the valsartan-containing products for as long as four years.”

On July 13, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert of a voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. This recall is due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in the recalled products. NDMA is classified as…

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BAYER ANNOUNCES IT WILL STOP SELLING ESSURE BIRTH CONTROL IMPLANTS

Categories: Essure Litigation

On Friday, Bayer announced that it would discontinue sales of its controversial Essure birth control implant by the end of the year. The announcement comes amidst thousands of claims brought by injured women alleging that Bayer failed to adequately warn of Essure’s potential dangers and adverse side effects.  The lawsuits also allege that Bayer breached…

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