Pharmaceutical litigation


Invokana Kidney Failure, FDA Strengthens Warning

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…

FDA Warns of Invokana Amputation

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…

Invokana Ketoacidosis & Kidney Failure

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…

Lexapro Blamed in Infant’s Death

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…

Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuits: Profit Maximization, Not Health

Profit maximization—that was the driving force of a pharmaceutical company’s marketing campaign. Not patient health maximization. The primary concern of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in one of their sales campaigns rested in money, not healing. Zofran (ondansetron) GSK developed Zofran…

Another Win for Topamax Birth Defect Victims

Drug companies manage to find a way to appeal a case. However, in a Topamax birth defect suit, the court found that there was no reason to reconsider the earlier decision affirming a $4.2 million award. The lawsuit…

Feeling the Heat: At COP 21 & in GSK Zofran Lawsuits

Things are heating up this week. World leaders are talking about climate change in Paris. And on the pharmaceutical litigation front, GlaxoSmithKline is feeling the heat from hundreds of Zofran birth defect lawsuits. The Daily Beast took on…

2700 Testosterone Gel Lawsuits in US

Over 2,700 testosterone gel lawsuits are pending in the US. According to a Forbes article from late October 2015, testosterone lawsuits numbered around 2,000 in August 2015. In the ensuing months, even more men who suffered serious testosterone…

Zofran Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Formed in Massachusetts

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) ordered to consolidate Zofran birth defect lawsuits in Massachusetts. Why did the JPML consolidate Zofran cases? An increasing number of families across the US are coming forward, seeking to hold Zofran’s…

Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit Filed in Ohio

A mother suffered severe nausea during her pregnancy. She listened to her doctor’s recommendation to take Zofran, an anti-nausea drug that doctors sometimes prescribe off-label to treat morning sickness. The mother took Zofran during her pregnancy, and she…

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