Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on August 28, 2017 in Consumer AlertsLast week, a Los Angeles jury issued a verdict of $417 million against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in a talcum powder lawsuit filed by a 63-year-old woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after decades of using the company’s Baby Powder product for feminine hygiene. This is the largest verdict ever awarded in a lawsuit... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on August 16, 2017 in Consumer AlertsDrug maker Daiichi Sankyo has agreed to pay as much as $300 million to settle a class action lawsuit about the blood pressure medication Benicar and the company’s failure to warn of the gastrointestinal illnesses the drug may cause. The class action includes approximately 2,300 claims. If you are part of this class action, the... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on July 11, 2017 in Consumer AlertsA new study reveals that some heartburn drugs can increase a user’s risk of death by 25 percent, putting the lives of millions of Americans at risk. The drugs, called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), suppress excess acid in the stomach to prevent or treat heartburn and stomach ulcers. Some popular PPI medications include Prilosec, Nexium... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on June 19, 2017 in Consumer AlertsEarlier this month, a federal jury in Illinois ordered AbbVie Inc., manufacturer of the drug Depakote, to pay $15 million to the family of a 10-year-old California boy born with spina bifida. The mother was prescribed Depakote for the treatment of bipolar depression during her pregnancy. The Depakote lawsuit alleged that AbbVie failed to adequately warn the... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on May 11, 2017 in Consumer AlertsLast Thursday, a Virginia woman was awarded more than $110 million in her talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Imerys Talc. This is the largest amount of compensation that has ever been awarded in a talcum powder case. The plaintiff alleged that she developed ovarian cancer in 2012 because she regularly used... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on February 27, 2017 in Consumer AlertsApproximately 15 million Americans use proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications to treat heartburn, a condition in which acid from the stomach travels into the esophagus. Unfortunately, a new study has linked long-term use of PPI drugs such as Prevacid, Nexium and Prilosec to a higher risk of damage to the kidneys. The study, published in Kidney... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on July 8, 2016 in Consumer AlertsAfter the highly publicized discovery that Volkswagen circumvented EPA regulations to hide nitric oxide emissions, the automaker is in the middle of the biggest class action settlement in history. If you purchased a VW and you would like to find out if you should be included in this class action contact one of our experienced class... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on April 15, 2016 in Consumer AlertsInferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are supposed to prevent fatal blood clots, not turn into ticking time bombs in patient’s bodies. But many have become just that. The number of lawsuits is growing. Patients severely hurt by these filters, like Wendy Kopeck, are demanding that manufacturers be held accountable. Wendy was implanted with a Cook IVC... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on February 17, 2016 in Consumer AlertsMore than 300 fetal deaths have been caused by Essure, a permanent birth control medical device made by Bayer. This staggering statistic was uncovered in an independent analysis of FDA data by Madris Tomes, CEO of Device Events, a medical device data collection service, and made public today. The FDA has reported only five fetal... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on December 11, 2015 in Consumer AlertsEighty percent of all prescriptions written in the U.S. are for generic drugs. Yet, if you are seriously injured by a generic drug that is not adequately labeled or is prescribed for an “off-label” use, you currently have no legal remedy. Our highly qualified personal injury attorneys in Boston have won hundreds of millions of dollars in... Read More
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