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  • Stryker to Pay Over $1 Billion to Settle Lawsuits

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 29-Nov-2014

    Recently, Stryker Corporation, manufacturer of a metal-on-metal hip replacement system, agreed to a $1.4 billion settlement for injury claims. The Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company pulled its Rejuvenate and ABG II devices in July 2012 after advising physicians of a potential danger to surrounding hip tissue and additional health concerns. By this time, however, thousands of patients had already ...
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  • Teva Recalls Parkinson's Drug

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 25-Nov-2014

    The international pharmaceutical manufacturer Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of carbidopa/levodopa, its generic Parkinson's disease combination medication. The Class II recall affects 3,881 bottles of the 25-mg/100 mg dosage with an expiration date of 11/15. The recall, which affects all of the United States, was initiated when stability testing ...
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  • Despite Potentially Deadly Side Effects, Manufacturers Seek to Expand Xarelto Use

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 25-Nov-2014

    The manufacturers of the blood-thinning drug Xarelto are seeking to expand the approved uses of the drug despite documented dangers. Bayer and Janssen-a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson-were denied approval earlier in 2014 when they applied to expand the use of Xarelto to include patients with acute coronary syndrome and clogging of heart stents. This was the third rejection by the FDA for an ...
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  • Takata Airbag Class Action Case

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 23-Nov-2014

    On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, the Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wrote a letter to Takata Corporation urging them to speed up the production of airbag recall repair parts. Currently there are 7.78 million automobiles under recall for containing defective airbags manufactured by Takata. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also urged ...
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  • Energy Drinks May Pose Health Risks for Young Kids

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 21-Nov-2014

    Energy drinks should not be a part of a young child’s diet, according to an article recently published by Bloomberg entitled “Energy Drinks Jolts Young Kids with too much Caffeine.” The article says that energy drinks should be labeled with warnings that specifically state that the drinks are not safe for children to consume because of their caffeine levels. Many children have ...
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  • Jury Standards in Defective Products Cases

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 17-Nov-2014

    A seemingly obscure legal dispute in Pennsylvania courts might have important implications if you're considering pursuing a defective products claim in Philadelphia or anywhere in the state. The dispute essentially concerns what standard plaintiffs like you need to meet in order to win a claim against the manufacturer of a defective product that hurt you. Under the standards that have been ...
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  • Informed Consent Laws

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 14-Nov-2014

    Informed consent is the process by which you are kept fully informed about your healthcare choices. For a medical practitioner to obtain complete informed consent, he or she first needs to conduct a discussion with you of things including: The nature of medical findings and related procedures Any alternatives to the recommended procedure Risks, benefits, and uncertainties related to a treatment ...
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  • Wells Fargo Loses Appeal of $203M Award Over Overdraft Fees

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 6-Nov-2014

    By: Karen Gullo Bloomberg News Posted Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 Wells Fargo & Co. must pay customers $203 million for manipulating debit-card transactions to boost overdraft fees, a federal appeals court in San Francisco held upholding a lower-court ruling. A three-judge panel said Wednesday that the case is replete with examples of false and misleading statements about posting debit ...
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  • First Benicar Wrongful Death Case Filed

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 6-Nov-2014

    In the past year, Benicar has been the focus of numerous lawsuits. Each lawsuit alleged that the dangerous drug caused victims to develop sprue-like enteropathy and other severe GI complications. Now, however, a different lawsuit is being filed against the manufacturers of Benicar-a wrongful death lawsuit. This is the first lawsuit that alleges the dangerous drug Benicar directly caused or ...
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  • Naproxin Bottles Recalled Due to Packaging Error

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 5-Nov-2014

    If you recently purchased Assured brand naproxen sodium at Dollar Tree or through the Dollar Tree website, you may have inadvertently purchased ibuprofen. Due to a packaging error, 11,640 boxes were mistakenly filled with the wrong softgel pills. The mistake and recall was announced via a press release issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 20, 2014. The press release ...
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