Third Substantial Verdict Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $70 Million in Talcum Powder Litigation Suit

A St. Louis jury recently awarded $70.075 million to plaintiff Deborah Giannecchini in response to her claim that the use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder resulted in her diagnosis of ovarian cancer. This is the third substantial talcum powder related verdict against Johnson & Johnson this year. Other damages awarded to plaintiffs in separate […]

Stryker Hip Replacement Recall

In 2012, a recall was issued for the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant systems. The recall was the beginning of a wave of lawsuits filed against the Stryker Corporation for complications and side effects associated with having received the implants. The lawsuits have gone back as far as 2010. Anyone who has experienced […]

Is Invokana Safe?

Invokana was designed to help patients with Type 2 diabetes control blood sugar levels; however, it’s been shown to contribute to or cause ketoacidosis. This can lead to other symptoms, including brain swelling, coma, or even death. So that leads to the question: is Invokana safe? Individuals taking Invokana could be at risk for harmful […]

DePuy Hip Replacement Recall: What You Need to Know

DePuy Orthopaedics, owned by Johnson & Johnson, issued a recall for two of its devices in August 2010: the DePuy ASR XL and ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Earlier that same year in July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a class 2 recall for those same devices, indicating the seriousness posed by the failure […]

What Are the Side Effects of Pradaxa?

Designed to prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of stroke, Pradaxa is an anticoagulant typically prescribed to individuals with atrial fibrillation—who do not have heart disease—but who may be at risk for stroke or blood clots. The drug was created to replace the more commonly used warfarin; however, Pradaxa has side effects that could […]

Largest Medical Malpractice Settlements

Unfortunately, our experiences with doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals don’t always have a happy ending. For whatever reason, these professionals and their hospitals make costly mistakes that drastically affect the quality of life for their patients. Although we can’t expect every hospital employee to be perfect, there are times when mistakes come about through […]

What Are the Side Effects of Xarelto

For people taking Xarelto, it can be a tremendous aid in helping reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke, especially in those with atrial fibrillation. The prescription drug is also known as rivaroxaban and it is an FXa inhibitor designed to prevent deep vein thrombosis which could lead to complications in patients who undergo […]

15 Most Famous Malpractice Lawsuit Cases in History

Medical malpractice is the result of a diagnosis, operation, or hospital stay gone terribly wrong. As if going to the doctor’s office or having surgery isn’t stressful enough, some patients can be left disfigured, in pain, or even die due to negligence and general malpractice. Sadly, many of the following famous malpractice lawsuit cases are […]

What Are Asbestos Exposure Symptoms?

While asbestos was once widely used throughout the United States for a number of products and projects, its use since the 1970’s has steadily declined. Despite this drop in use, asbestos is still utilized in some construction materials and there are still many homes with asbestos-containing products such as insulation. Now, after years of being […]