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
Endo International Plc said it agreed to set aside $775 million to resolve the last batch of lawsuits alleging the company’s vaginal-mesh implants eroded in some women, leaving them incontinent and in pain. Endo’s settlement of the remaining 22,000 mesh suits means the company has now set aside Read More
Three months after their wedding ceremony, in front of a local television crew, Andrew and Neely Moldovan (a full-time beauty blogger) showed off a box of empty picture frames. Their photographer was withholding the images, they told NBC affiliate KXAS in January 2015, and was demanding an extra $ Read More
A state appeals court has revived more than 500 suits filed against Hoffmann-La Roche by users of the acne drug Accutane who claim the drug caused them to develop inflammatory bowel disease. The panel overturned grants of summary judgment to Hoffmann-La Roche in 18 cases where plaintiffs began Read More
A Philadelphia jury has handed up an award of $5 million to the family of a woman who died after she was allegedly prematurely discharged from the Albert Einstein Medical Center following a gallbladder removal surgery. The jury awarded the damages to the family of Janette Lambert on July 21 in Read More
(CNN)Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed Read More
An Ohio woman suing Johnson & Johnson over its surgical pelvic mesh has won a damages hearing a little more than a month after a jury found the product did not cause her claimed damages. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael Erdos last week granted plaintiff Kimberly Adkins' post- Read More