Consumer Alerts

Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $417M in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Last 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

Benicar Manufacturer Proposes $300M Settlement of 2,300 Lawsuits Over Drug Side Effects

Drug 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

PPIs Linked to Increased Death

A 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

Boy with Spina Bifida Awarded $15 Million in Lawsuit Over Birth Defects from Depakote

Earlier 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

Jury Issues $110 Million Talcum Powder Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

Last 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

Study Finds Long-Term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors May Increase Risk of Kidney Damage

Approximately 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

VW Emissions Fraud Settlement – Getting Your Share

After 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

IVC Filter Injury Victims Demand Accountability

Inferior 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

Over 300 Fetal Deaths Linked to Essure

More 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

Petition Now to Protect Generic Drug Victims

Eighty 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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