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An appeals court ruled against GM in the car manufacturer’s attempt to avoid liability in GM ignition switch lawsuits. It may appear odd that GM would seek to be released from such cases where their liability is so…

As of July 2016, there are over 700 Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter lawsuits pending in a federal court in Arizona. The multidistrict litigation (MDL) is IN RE: Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2641. The…

Invokana has been a familiar subject in US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety releases as of late. In the past year, the FDA issued safety updates on Invokana and diabetic ketoacidosis, serious urinary tract infections, amputation, and…

What’s the most common cause of truck accidents? Driver error. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise, especially since driver error encompasses so much—from distracted driving to fatigue to performance pressure to driving while under the influence. According…

The Attorney General of California and Washington state filed separate transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeting Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Their lawsuits claim that the pharmaceutical giant knew of the serious risks associated with their vaginal mesh products,…

Data from an ongoing study revealed a risk of amputation among people taking the diabetes drug Invokana. This data prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to release a safety update about Invokana, and the version of…

In mid-May 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new safety warning about Levaquin (fluoroquinolone). The regulatory agency warned of serious side effects that could become permanent. Levaquin side effects mentioned in the warning include:…

In March 2016, a medical journal published a study on IVC filters conducted by the Yale School of Medicine. The study, “Vena Caval Filter Utilization and Outcomes in Pulmonary Embolism : Medicare Hospitalizations From 1999 to 2010”, appeared…

People with Type 2 diabetes take Invokana, or the version with metformin—Invokamet, to regulate blood sugar levels. Treating Type 2 diabetes with medication, along with improved diet and exercise, is important; however, in the case of Invokana and…

A commonly used anti-depressant is at the center of a lawsuit in the death of a one-day old child. Sonja Jamsek took a mild dose of Lexapro during her pregnancy. Her doctor warned that her infant might experience…