Zofran Lawsuit Continues to Gain Plaintiffs

The story is a pretty well-known one by now: Zofran was created in 1991 by medical manufacturing giant GlaxoSmithKline and grew to become one of the most popular drugs ever. The actual medication works by limiting the amount of serotonin that gets to the part of the human brain that triggers nausea and vomiting. Obviously this is the kind of thing that a pregnant mother would love. Unfortunately the FDA only permitted the use of Zofran to surgery and cancer patients—not pregnant women.  Additionally, reports now allege that GlaxoSmithKline knew the product could be potentially hazardous to pregnant mothers and could cause birth defects.  The reality is pregnant women did take the medication and sadly many birth defects occurred, including musculoskeletal abnormalities, club foot, cleft lip, cleft palate, jaundice and heart deficiencies. This has caused a number of Zofran lawsuit claims to be filed.

The Zofran Lawsuit continues to gain plaintiffs
The Zofran Lawsuit continues to gain plaintiffs

Similar charges were brought by the Department of Justice, in one of the largest alleged health care fraud in history, a case GlaxoSmithKline settled for $3 billion. What is more stunning is additional plaintiffs have come forward now claiming the company has hid evidence of Zofran’s alleged link to major birth defects for more than two decades.

If you are interested in the December 2014 study that showed the impact of the drug on young mothers from Dr. Gideon Korenin in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology you can find that here.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] issued their formal warnings and instructions on Zofran here.

When lawsuits are brought against a pharmaceutical manufacturer such as GlaxoSmithKline, they either end in a financial settlement for the plaintiff or the lawsuits go to trial.  Generally, zofran lawsuit claims are settled prior to a trial. Medical Claim Legal and its experts have assisted Zofran lawsuit plaintiffs in similar claims.

Invokana, Lawsuits and Johnson & Johnson

Two new recent lawsuits were filed in New Jersey federal court against giant Johnson & Johnson, who face allegations that users of its diabetes drug, Invokana, developed kidney damage and heart disease. These revelations include claims by defendants who say they suffered kidney damage after being prescribed Invokana for diabetes. One patient actually suffered a stroke.

According to New Jersey Law Journal, the suit includes claims for “failure to warn, defective manufacturing, breach of express warranty, breach of warranty of fitness for everyday use, negligence, breach of implied warranty, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment and fraud.”

Background on Invokana Lawsuits

Lawsuits Against Johnson & Johnson's Diabetes 2 Medication, Invokana, Continue
Lawsuits Continue Against Johnson & Johnson’s Diabetes 2 Medication, Invokana

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug in 2013 for treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Two years later, the FDA issued a warning about Invokana and Invokamet stating that they may lead to diabetic ketoacidosis – a serious condition in which the body produces high levels of blood acids known as ketones. An analysis of incidents reported to the FDA shows patients taking Invokana for diabetes are several times more likely to report kidney disease than those taking other types of diabetes treatment, the complaints allege.

Johnson & Johnson Invokana History

According to court papers, Invokana made Johnson & Johnson $278 million in the first quarter of 2015, so clearly they have much at stake. A statement from Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman Kaitlin Meiser said: “Invokana is an important medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. With real world experience that includes more than five million prescriptions to date, we are confident in the overall safety profile of Invokana. The company remains committed to aggressively defending against allegations made in these lawsuits.”

Medical Claim Legal and Lawsuits Against Johnson & Johnson

Our team of lawyers has worked on medical claim lawsuits against firms like Johnson & Johnson and will work to get you the attention and claims you deserve. Again, MedicalClaimLegal does not get compensated, unless you do.

 

 

Airbag Recall Impacts Millions

Airbags are safety devices found in just about every vehicle on the road in the United States. Their intention is pure, they are intended to keep vehicle occupants safe in the event of a collision. Although they usually do, like anything else airbags can fail to operate as intended. At times, due to defective designs, automotive companies may issue an airbag recall. This happens when they fail to keep vehicle occupants safe. When passengers suffer an injury or death due to an airbag malfunction, they may be entitled to compensation.

Takata Recall

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Airbags in general are not a dangerous. The Department of Transportation reports that, in the last 30 years, frontal airbags have saved more than 37,000 lives.                         (Photo Credit: Melissa Clark)

Airbag recalls are common. Recently, Honda, the Japanese automobile manufacturer, came clean. They revealed that they had knowledge of defective airbags produced by Takata, years before informing federal regulators and triggering a massive airbag recall.

The airbags in question have exploded during impacts and caused serious injuries and deaths. Takata is an automotive parts company that provides products such as airbags for major car manufacturers. Although Honda is believed to have been most impacted, the defective airbags plague more vehicles than Takata originally suggested in 2013.

In 2015, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a list to the public of 14 other automakers impacted by the Takata airbag recall. That equals 28 million vehicles with unsafe airbags. Globally, 10 deaths (most in the United States) and more than 100 serious injuries have been linked to these faulty airbags. From burns to air bag chest injuries or death, trauma from airbags are a serious matter.

Recall History

Airbag recalls are nothing new. In 2014 Nissan recalled close to 1 million vehicles due to faulty airbags. Now, over one year later, federal regulators suggest that that they have not made the necessary changes. Many other airbag producers and automakers face legal liability when injuries and death are caused by airbags. In reference to the Takata recall, only about $7.5 million airbags have been repaired, the probability of future injuries remains high.

Airbag Recall Compensation

Replacing these airbags are estimated to cost up to $24 billion dollars. That does not include the coming legal obligations that Takata and automakers might face for medical liabilities. Airbags in general are not a dangerous. The Department of Transportation reports that, in the last 30 years, frontal airbags have saved more than 37,000 lives.  That does not undermine the thousands of individuals have sustained injuries in the last 10 years, some of which are ignored or misdiagnosed.Whether an injury was caused by the Takata airbag or any other legal action may be necessary. If you or a loved one have experience serious bodily injury or death, due to an airbag malfunction, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

 

Why The Xarelto Lawsuit is Being Filed

The controverial Xarelto Lawsuit
The Xarelto Lawsuit Continues to Heat Up

As Xarelto continues to spend millions of dollars in TV and mass media, another stream of money continues to follow the blood thinning medication—the dreaded Xarelto Lawsuit. With over 5,000 federally-filed lawsuits from across the United States against the manufacturer, consumers are finally getting the compensation they deserve for the patient deaths associated with the product—which prevents and treats blood clots. What’s more staggering is the blood thinner accounted for $1.8 billion in US sales in 2015 alone. A recent story revealed by The New York Times’ Katie Thomas also suggests that the drug’s developers, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, may have left out some critical data when a peer reviewer at the New England Journal of Medicine asked for it.

What is Xarelto

Rivaroxaban, better known as Xarelto, is a prescription drug used to treat various medical issues.  Most of its uses are related to blood clotting.  While the drug has been deemed successful in stopping strokes caused by clotting, negative side effects can happen.  Some of these side effects are not noticed until you stop using the drug.

What is the Xarelto Lawsuit and Why Are People Filing it?

The side effects from using this blood thinning prescription drug are at the center of many Xarelto Lawsuits around the country.  The leading reason for filing these cases is that the pharmaceutical manufacturers marketed and promoted the drug without disclosing the costly side effects that go along with its use.  When a company markets a drug and does not explain the risks associated with the use of their drug, it is considered negligence. The Xarelto Lawsuit specifically is causing consumers angst because additional materials are just recently coming to light including the potential cover-up of the drug’s research.

The aforementioned Xarelto commercial with Arnold Palmer and others. Plus a Xarelto Lawsuit Update.

You can always learn more about the case at Medical Claim Legal and their legal news blog.

 

Report: Asbestos Found at Maryland School

Great, yet scary story this morning about the perils of asbestos–even thirty years after the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, which was signed into law in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. It all happened at as the tiles of a flooring surface at the long-demolished Kensington Junior High were being removed. Read more about the project here.

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Asbestos Removal

The perils of asbestos removal have long been outlined as a cause for mesothelioma. The story of mesothelioma is a tragic one dating back as far as the 1930s according to some estimates. The product that contributes most to mesothelioma cases is asbestos, which has been used in manufacturing and commerce in America for decades. If you or someone you know were impacted by asbestos and/or mesothelioma, the lawyers in the Medical Claim Legal network have been getting settlements for clients in mesothelioma cases for decades.

While some mesothelioma settlements and verdicts have reached into the millions, but it’s not easy to estimate how much a person will receive prior to filing a claim. Compensation varies on claimant’s diagnosis, medical history, companies sued, where the claim is filed, proof of negligence and other factors.

When asbestos is being removed, there is evidence it can have harmful and potentially life-threatening impact. There have been numerous cases and claims made against the companies in this field. For example, in Missouri a $10 million settlement was fought for by mesothelioma lawyers and awarded to a courthouse employee exposed to the chemical during a renovation project done by the U.S. Engineering.