Zofran Litigation Update
More than 300 families are fighting pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) over birth defects caused by the anti-nausea medication Zofran. With federal cases consolidated into a multidistrict litigation in Massachusetts, the litigation is making progress and moving closer to its first trial date.
New Bill Could Help Identify Potentially Dangerous Medical Devices
Everyday millions of Americans rely on medical devices to live healthy lives, but when these devices turn out to be harmful, it can take months or years for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action. A new Bill introduced to Congress aims to shorten the time between reports of defective devices and FDA action.
The Seven Most Dangerous IVC Filters
IVC filters are medical devices designed to prevent blood clots like pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. The medical devices are implanted to stop blood clots from traveling throughout the body and to prevent strokes. However, numerous studies have found IVC filters have a high rate of device failure, including fracture, migration, embolization, and perforation of the inferior vena cava wall.
Talcum Powder Litigation Update
Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder might be one of the most recognizable products in the United States today, but decades of mounting evidence have shown the talc in baby powder can cause ovarian cancer. With more than 20 epidemiological studies confirming the link between the talc in baby powder and ovarian cancer, thousands of women are trying to hold Johnson & Johnson (J&J) responsible.
IVC Filter Litigation Update
Lawsuits surrounding Inferior Vena Cava Filters (IVC Filters) has been surging lately as the first lawsuits are prepared to go to trial this September. Manufacturers like Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, Cook Medical, and Cordis Corporation are all facing lawsuits both in the United States and in Canada.
Washington and California Sue J&J Over Pelvic Mesh
The states of Washington and California have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over its dangerous transvaginal mesh products. The states allege J&J neglected to warn doctors and patients of the severe risks associated with the medical devices.
Time To Clean Out The Medicine Cabinet
Pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, and Bayer AG produce some of the most popular medications and products in the healthcare industry. However, this doesn’t mean the products they produce are always safe. Some of the most common products in your medicine cabinet may have very serious risks.
Summer Road Trip Safety Tips
With summer in full swing, you may be ready to load up the car for a summer road trip. Before you do, put safety first and follow these summer road trip safety tips to keep you and your family safe on the road.
Talc Alternatives For Summer
Now that summer is officially here, many people might grab some baby powder to help keep themselves dry in this hot and moist summer heat. However, one of the main ingredients in most baby powders is talcum powder. Talcum powder has been shown to greatly increase the risk of ovarian cancer in women who use it around their thighs and groin. So instead of using baby powder with talc, try these safer talc alternatives to keep you dry and cool this summer.
Katherine Cornell Honored With Two Awards
Houston-based pharmaceutical litigation and personal injury attorney Katherine Cornell has been selected for inclusion in both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best in Client Satisfaction. Membership in the Top 40 Under 40 and 10 Best is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Ms. Cornell was nominated by her peers and selected for inclusion in the category of civil plaintiff law in the Top 40 Under 40 and personal injury in the 10 Best.