Monday, May 17, 2021

Increased number of Xarelto lawsuits underway

An increased number of Xarelto lawsuits have developed recently, bringing the total number of  Xarelto lawsuits to over 13,000. Plaintiffs allege Xarelto’s manufacturers failed to properly warn them about the risks of bleeding associated with the anticoagulant drug. In just a few years, the group of Xarelto lawsuits has grown into a massive complex litigation coordinated by a single federal court. The Xarelto...

Sierra Nevada recalls bottled beer in Mississippi, 35 other states

Sierra Nevada brewery announces 36-state recall of select beers, including Mississippi. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA’s and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle. In a statement Sunday, it said the recall applies to eight different...

Contaminated Machines Linked To Heart Surgery Infections

Health officials are warning that small outbreaks of infections spread by contaminated operating room machinery during open-heart surgery could be more widespread than first thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerted doctors and hospitals on Thursday. The contamination has been tied to 28 cases in the U.S., including at least four who died - though it's not certain that...

Defibrillators Implanted By St. Jude Has Dangerous Flaws

Following deaths and injuries worldwide, St. Jude Medical announced Tuesday that nearly 350,000 of its defibrillators implanted in patients may be prone to short-circuiting in a way that causes the device to fail unexpectedly. … Two deaths have been associated with situations where the devices failed to send lifesaving shocks to the heart, including one death in the U.S....

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 Million

Johnson & Johnson must pay $55 million to a 62-year-old South Dakota woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum powder in the second such trial loss this year. J&J is accused in more than 1,000 lawsuits in state and federal courts of ignoring studies linking its Shower-to-Shower product and Johnson’s Baby Powder to ovarian cancer. Women contend the...

Terror victims win Supreme Court judgment against Iran

Terror Victims Win
Terror victims win Supreme Court judgement against Iran. Justices Rule $2B in Iranian Assets Can Go to Terror Victims The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for the distribution of almost $2 billion in damages to victims of state-sponsored terrorism by Iran. The court, affirming a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, said Congress did...