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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… 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… 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… 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… 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,… Read More

California State Court Green-Lights Essure Product Liability Suits Against Bayer

We recently obtained groundbreaking rulings from a California state judge whose decisions have permitted us to continue the fight on behalf of our clients, despite significant preemption, statute of limitations, and jurisdictional obstacles thrown at… Read More

VW settlement vehicles listed and payment process explained

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… 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,… Read More

Hundreds of 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… 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 firm… Read More

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