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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IKEA Chest & Dresser Recall; 8th Child Fatality Reported

Categories: Consumer Recalls

On November 21, 2017, IKEA recalled about 17.3 million chests and dressers due to a serious tip-over hazard causing the injury and death of multiple children, including the death of 2-year old Jozef Dudek. The toddler died in May when he was crushed by an Ikea Malm dresser in his parents’ room after he was put down…

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Heart Failure from Diabetes Drugs, Onglyza & Kombiglyze- 1/4/18 LITIGATION UPDATE

Categories: Diabetes Drug Lawsuits

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) announced that it will hear arguments on January 25, 2018 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). (To review the JPML’s Hearing Session Order click here.)  Saxagliptin is part…

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Eli Lilly Settles Lawsuits Alleging Heart Attack & Stroke from Testosterone Products

Categories: Testosterone Heart Attack/Stroke Lawsuits

On December 21, 2017, parties in the lawsuits against Eli Lilly alleging heart attacks and strokes from testosterone products informed Illinois Federal MDL judge, Matthew F. Kennelly, that they had reached a global settlement in all cases filed against the pharmaceutical company in the multidistrict litigation over testosterone replacement therapy products. The deal comes just before…

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Polaris Warns of RZR 900 and 1000 ROV Fire Hazard Resulting in Severe Burn Injuries and Death

Categories: Recalls & Safety Alerts

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Polaris are warning the public about fires on model year 2013–2017 Polaris RZR 900 and 1000 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs). These fires have caused death, serious injuries and property damage. The ROVs have caught fire while consumers are driving, posing fire and burn hazards to drivers and…

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Opioid Litigation Sent to Northern Ohio

Categories: Opioid Lawsuits

On December 5, 2017, a wave of lawsuits filed by local governments across the United States stemming from the opioid addiction crisis were centralized by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”) in the Northern District of Ohio before U.S. District Judge Dan A. Polster. The lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers and distributors of…

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