Alopecia—hair loss—is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Permanent alopecia is not. Typically, a chemotherapy patient’s hair will fully regrow within 6 months of the end of treatment. In very rare circumstances (less than 1%), however, the intense drug regimen can permanently damage hair follicles, resulting in permanent baldness. But a new wave of lawsuits […]
Blood clots are a common—and potentially fatal—condition associated with significant trauma and a variety of surgeries and medical treatments. Typically forming in the legs, clots have the ability to travel to your lungs, plugging vital vessels in those organs and resulting in a pulmonary embolism. One-third of people with untreated pulmonary embolisms do not survive.
A judicial panel has consolidated all federal talcum powder/ovarian cancer litigation in the District of New Jersey, joining sixty-six cases and what promises to be hundreds (if not thousands) more. The order creates what is known as an “MDL” (multidistrict litigation) court in which single federal judge will coordinate the pretrial procedures of all talcum […]
A certain class of antibiotics used to treat serious bacterial infections has recently become the focus of a strong public warning issued by regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
These antibiotics – known as fluoroquinolones and sold under various brand names (including Levaquin) – have been linked to “disabling and […]
In the aftermath of verdicts of $72 million and $55 million on behalf of ovarian cancer victims, Johnson & Johnson is fighting back by releasing a public statement which misleads women about the connection between perineal use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Here, we dissect the pharmaceutical giant’s claims to bring […]
Teavana, a tea retailer purchased by Starbucks’ in 2012, has recently been hit with a hefty civil penalty for its role in failing to report major defects associated with its glass tumblers to federal authorities.
According to regulators at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Teavana “knowingly failed to report to CPSC, as […]
FDA Issues New Safety Alert for Popular Antibiotics: ‘Fluoroquinolones’ Risks Don’t Outweigh Benefits for Some Patients,’ Regulators Announce
Yesterday, regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new safety alert, urging medical professionals to limit their use of certain popular antibiotics – fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs – for some patients.
According to this warning, regulators have discovered a link between the use of fluoroquinolones and the development of “disabling and […]
Regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have just announced that all Takata airbags that have frontal inflators lacking a chemical drying agent are now subject to the recall.
This expansion of an already massive recall effort will reportedly impact at least 35 million additional Takata airbags, bringing to the total number […]
A Missouri jury has returned a verdict of $55 million on behalf of a woman who contracted ovarian cancer as a result of her use of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. This verdict comes two months after a $72 million verdict on behalf of another cancer victim.
The Plaintiff, Gloria Ristesund, testified that […]