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Chad Finley

FDA Warns Doctors About “Absorb” Dissolving Heart Stent

FDA is warning medical providers that Absorb dissolving stents may lead to more cardiac injuries than other non-dissolving stents.

Chad Finley

Deregulation and Budget Cuts Likely to Lead to Increased Adverse Event Reporting in Pharmaceutical Industry

With deregulation of FDA oversight, cuts in funding to institutions conducting government research and overview, and the potential for essentially the privatization of the FDA because of increased industry funding, it is likely we will see an increase in injuries and thus adverse event reports

Chad Finley

Should I Report A Drug Injury or Drug Side Effect?

For all of these reasons, it is imperative that consumers understand that the need to report drug injuries or side effects is great. Reports are a critical way the FDA can detect injuries or side effects early and prevent it from unnecessarily happening to others

Eric Terry

FDA Warns Parents Not to Use Popular Teething Tablets and Gels

Popular homeopathic teething tablets and gels have been linked to the deaths of 10 children and 400 adverse reports. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to caregivers to stop using the products. The deaths and adverse […]

Joe Kramer

FDA Reclassifies Mesh as “High Risk Device”

Earlier today, January 4, 2016, the FDA issued two final orders that can only be interpreted as a response to cries for help from woman injured by transvaginally placed polypropelene mesh products. Today, the agency has reclassified mesh products designed […]

Jessica Hoerman

E-Cigarettes Proven to Contain Potentially Dangerous Molecules

According to a Science Daily report, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) produce highly reactive molecules that are associated with cell damage and cancer. The molecules, known as free radicals, may pose a health risk to users, according to researchers at Penn State […]

Kenneth Brennan

JPML Considering Consolidation of 350 Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuits

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will hear arguments today in New Orleans concerning whether to consolidate approximately 350 class action lawsuits filed against the automaker Volkswagen. It is the job of the JPML to determine whether civil actions […]

Steven Davis

FDA’s 510(k) Approval Process One Focus of Morcellator Lawsuits

Approximately 28 morcellator lawsuits have been transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) consolidation. The lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) involve power morcellators, currently one of the most […]

Eric Terry

Philadelphia Jury Awards $1.7 Million in Landmark Asbestos Case

The estate of a deceased factory worker and his wife were recently awarded $1.7 million by a Philadelphia jury in the first asbestos case successfully tried against an employer. The award, $1 million to Doris A. Busbey and $700,000 to […]

Jessica Hoerman

Next Set of Arguments in Bair Hugger Litigation Next Week

Plaintiffs hoping to consolidate 14 Bair Hugger warming blanket lawsuits against 3M before Judge Donovan W. Frank in the District of Minnesota will get another chance to make their case when the next scheduled arguments are heard on December 3. […]