Injury Law News

  • Psychiatric Disorders in Children Linked to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy
    Taking antidepressants during pregnancy can increase the risk of psychiatric disorders in children, according to a study put out by the National Center for Register-based Research at Aarhus University in Denmark. The study included 905,383 children born between 1998 and 2012, all of which were
  • Five deaths reported due to gastric balloon devices
    The FDA has warned health care providers about deaths related to intragastric balloon systems developed by both Apollo Endo-Surgery and ReShape Medical. The devices - used to treat obesity – are inserted into the stomach through the mouth and are then filled with saline until they expand, leaving
  • Don’t Trust Media Blaming Pedestrians for Getting Struck
    When a driver struck a 14-year-old girl in a crosswalk outside her Philadelphia-area high school last week, the local media pounced. Headlines highlighted police accounts that said the victim, Kelly Williams, was using FaceTime on her phone at the time of the crash. Here’s how the local CBS
  • Bayer to end non-US sales of Essure
    The pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced Monday that it would end non-US sales of Essure, a sterilisation implant that in news reports has been linked to major side effects. "This decision is being taken for commercial reasons," the German group said. The withdrawal extended a decision taken in May
Johnson & Johnson on Monday was ordered by a California jury to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury’s verdict in favor of Read More
Critics charge the Trump Administration is asleep at the switch when it comes to railroad and highway safety. A pair of federal agencies, as part of the President’s campaign to slash regulations, scuttled a plan to require sleep apnea testing for truck drivers and train engineers. “It’s very hard Read More
A Bucks County woman contends that she bit into a Chick-fil-A sandwich last year and discovered something baked into the bun that she hadn’t ordered: a dead mouse. In a lawsuit filed in county court, Ellen Manfalouti said she found the tiny rodent baked into the chicken sandwich her coworker at Read More
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WCAV) Two of the people who were injured when James Alex Fields Jr. allegedly plowed his car into a crowd of protesters on Fourth and Water Streets in Charlottesville have now filed a lawsuit. The plaintiffs are Tadrint Washington and Micah Washington, who say they were Read More
If you have been harmed by Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil), you may be eligible to receive part of the $300 million that Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and Forest Laboratories Inc. have already agreed to pay to settle claims, but you must act quickly. According to the terms of the settlement, you must have a Read More
The District of Columbia and 16 states are pushing the Trump administration to protect nursing home residents’ right to take facilities to court over alleged abuse, neglect and sexual assault. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and state attorneys general for California, Connecticut, Delaware, Read More

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