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  • Celebrities Continue to Endorse Xarelto Even as Lawsuits Rise

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 29-Dec-2015

    Even as the number of Xarelto lawsuits nears 2000, Janssen Pharmaceutica has launched an aggressive marketing campaign to increase its revenue and sales of the deadly drug. While Xarelto continues to be prescribed without a known antidote to stop fatal bleeding from occurring, celebrities are still endorsing the medication. Four known celebrities have been featured in prominent television ads. ...
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  • Zofran Lawsuit Claims Cleft Palate

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 14-Dec-2015

    A mother in Arkansas filed suit against GlaxoSmithKline on September 14, 2015, alleging that the drug company’s anti-nausea drug, Zofran, was responsible for her child’s congenital birth defects. The Arkansas mother joins more than sixty other parents who are currently seeking damages in similar Zofran claims. All the current Zofran claims allege GSK concealed evidence of the link to ...
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  • Invokana® Linked to Dangerous Side Effects

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 8-Dec-2015

    Invokana® is a prescription drug designed to treat patients struggling to manage Type II diabetes. Janssen Pharmaceuticals markets the drug as safe for use and beneficial for the following reasons: It can aid in weight loss One pill works around the clock Most people taking the medication can reach an A1C of less than 7.0 It significantly lowers blood sugar According to the official ...
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  • Xarelto Bellwether Trials Set with Allegations of Internal Bleeding

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 7-Dec-2015

    Since Xarelto lawsuits were consolidated in December 2014, more than 1,700 lawsuits have been filed nationwide against Janssen Research and Development and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in September, a monthly status conference was held to determine the bellwether cases. Bellwether trials are the first trials held in an MDL, and they are used as representative case studies to determine ...
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  • Chase Settles Lawsuit over Debt Collection

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 7-Dec-2015

    After reaching settlement agreements with 47 other states earlier this year, JPMorgan Chase recently settled with the state of California to the tune of $50 million. The settlement agreement states Chase used abusive and illegal debt-collection practices to extract money from credit card customers in the state. This deal is the final step in a lawsuit filed by California Attorney General, Kamala ...
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  • Are Consumers Losing the Right to Sue?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 4-Dec-2015

    Legal experts were joined by Senator Al Franken and Congressman Hank Johnson to highlight a NY Times investigation which concluded consumers are being stripped of their ability to file class-action lawsuits against more and more companies. Arbitration clauses, tucked away in the fine print, are the latest way companies are circumventing lawsuits and preventing checks on their illegal conduct. ...
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