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  • 7 Recalled Products That May Surprise You

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 20-Feb-2017

    Fewer things are more irritating than receiving a damaged or defective product. While one of a manufacturer’s primary goals is providing functional items, occasionally a factory or design error will prompt a product recall. While some of these recalls are preemptive, others are the result of horrifying accidents caused by unanticipated or overlooked defects. Here’s a list of ten ...
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  • J & J Ordered to Pay $70M Verdict in Third Lost Trial

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 1-Nov-2016

    Johnson & Johnson has lost its third straight trial alleging that its talcum powder products can cause ovarian cancer. After only three hours of deliberations, a St. Louis jury returned a verdict of $70 million in favor of the plaintiff, a California woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder for feminine hygiene for more than four ...
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  • Hearings Begin in J&J Talcum Powder Lawsuits

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 11-Aug-2016

    Atlantic City, NJ (August 8, 2016) - The global controversy over the deadly link between ovarian cancer and Johnson & Johnson’s iconic, talcum powder products – Baby Powder and Shower to Shower - today shifts to New Jersey Superior Court in Atlantic City with the start of pre-trial hearings in the first of hundreds of trials. Before Judge Nelson C. Johnson, the plaintiff’s ...
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  • J & J and Talc-the Lies, the Truth, and the Lawsuits

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 25-Jul-2016

    The recent Johnson & Johnson (J & J) talcum powder verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs have left many women across the nation anxious and scared. In February, the family of an Alabama woman won their wrongful death claim against J & J. The pharmaceutical giant was ordered to pay the family $72 million – $10 million in compensatory damages and $62 million in punitive damages. Just ...
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  • J & J Faces Talc Lawsuit in Canada

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 21-Jul-2016

    Close on the heels of two talcum powder jury verdicts in the United States against the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J & J), a Canadian class action has now been filed against J & J. The issue at hand is the potential link between baby powder with talc used for feminine hygiene and ovarian cancer, particularly in women who have used talcum powder for significant lengths of ...
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  • Huge Problem with the Way the FDA Handles Recalls

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 13-Jul-2016

    In 2015, the FDA sent 17,232 warning letters to manufacturers, had 2,789 recall events, and recalled 9,178 recalled products. While these statistics would seem to indicate the agency stays fairly busy, the Office of the Inspector General believes the FDA moves much too slowly on food recalls. The OIG reviewed 30 cases of food recalls by the FDA between 2012 and 2015 in order to determine just how ...
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  • Voided Blood Tests

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 9-Jun-2016

    Theranos, Inc., through its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, has made the decision to void two entire years’ worth of results from hundreds of its “Edison” blood-testing machines—those from 2014 and 2015. This move encompasses sending tens of thousands of corrected reports to patients and doctors, which raises the question of just how many serious health care decisions could have ...
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  • PPI Drugs and Chronic Kidney Disease

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 2-Jun-2016

    As the potential dangers of proton pump inhibitor drugs—such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium—continue to come to the light, the most recent study has shown an increased risk of chronic kidney disease among those taking PPI drugs for extended periods of time. PPI drugs were never intended to become a daily pill for Americans – in fact, when the drugs were first approved by the ...
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  • Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL 2592

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 1-Jun-2016

    A hearing held on December 4, 2015 resulted in the Judicial Panel concluding a multi-district litigation was in order to more efficiently take care of the more than 2,800 Xarelto cases that have been filed against Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. MDL consolidation results in faster litigation, as discovery issues are facilitated and conflicting rulings by multiple pre-trial drugs are ...
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  • More Than 600,000 Bottles of ADHD Medication Recalled

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 23-May-2016

    Although Allergan is selling its generic drug business, Actavis, to Teva, the sale is not yet complete, leaving Allergan on the hook for the recall of more than 600,000 bottles of generic Adderall. The drugs apparently failed impurity level tests, and while the recall was initiated in February, the FDA just classified the recall during the first week of May. The recall of four different dose forms ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $55M in Talcum Powder Trial

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 4-May-2016

    On the heels of a $72 million wrongful death verdict in an ovarian cancer case linked to Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, the manufacturing giant has been hit with another $55 million verdict early this week. It took jurors only about a day to return a verdict in favor of Gloria Ristesund, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after decades of using the company’s talcum powder for ...
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  • Does Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 4-Apr-2016

    Most people don't realize that there is a potential cancer-causing product lurking in their medicine cabinets. Yet, multiple studies dating back to 1908 have shown that talcum powder, specifically Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand powder, may actually cause ovarian cancer in women. According to a report in Epidemiology, women who routinely applied talcum ...
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  • Drugmakers Back Philadelphia Testosterone Case Consolidation

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 22-Mar-2016

    A group of drug manufacturers including Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and AbbVie Inc. are supporting a bid to create a new mass tort program in Pennsylvania state court to consolidate a number of cases alleging that certain testosterone-containing drugs caused strokes and heart attacks. In a summary filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas earlier this month, attorneys for Endo, AbbVie (later ...
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  • AMA Pushes for Ban on TV Drug Ad

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 27-Jan-2016

    In November 2015, the American Medical Association voted in favor of banning direct-to-consumer TV advertising of drugs and medical devices. Now it is up to the Food and Drug Administration or Congress to decide whether or not to ban pharmaceutical advertising. AMA board chair-elect, Patrice A. Harris, believes that direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising of drugs and medical devices inflates the ...
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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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  • VW Cheated on Audi and Porsche Diesel SUVs Too

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 12-Nov-2015

    As if Volkswagen were not in enough hot water, the VW emissions scandal has expanded, and now encompasses a group of more expensive vehicles with larger diesel engines. Audi and Porsche SUVs and luxury cars are included in the new group of affected VW vehicles. The EPA recently accused VW of installing “cheat” software on more than 482,000 diesel cars with a two-liter diesel engine, ...
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  • Volkswagen Owners Deceived by Automaker Seek Justice Through Class Action Lawsuit

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 24-Sep-2015

    A nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of Volkswagen owners will address deception by the automaker in relation to EPA pollution controls. The EPA has filed notices of these violations against Volkswagen. Apparently, Volkswagen equipped some of their vehicles with software which disguised the true nitrogen oxide emissions, thereby violating the Clean Air Act. It appears 2009-2015 Volkswagen ...
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  • Deep Joint Infection Caused by Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming Blanket

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 21-Sep-2015

    Keeping patients at a stable temperature during surgery can not only shorten recovery times, but reduce bleeding. This is why Dr. Scott Augustine developed the Bair Hugger forced-air warming blanket in 1988. This blanket surrounds the patient with warm air through an attached heater, a flexible hose, and small perforations in the blanket. More than 90% of all forced-air warming blankets in the ...
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  • GAO Asked to Investigate FDA Over Morcellator Claims

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

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has been asked by twelve members of Congress to investigate claims relating to power morcellators. The GAO investigates how American tax dollars are spent and is often known as the “congressional watchdog.” Specifically, the GAO has been charged with determining why the devices were marketed for two decades prior to safety warnings being issued ...
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  • Doctor with Cancer Raises Alarm about Morcellators

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 10-Aug-2015

    Patients who have suffered serious harm due to a defective medical device or dangerous drug surely wonder whether the FDA is really going the extra mile to safeguard consumers from potentially harmful devices and drugs. Two doctors in Philadelphia believe the FDA is absolutely not protecting consumers. The couple is literally in the fight of their life to try and prevent others from dealing with ...
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  • The Status of Invokana Lawsuits

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 20-Jul-2015

    A potentially fatal side effect of Invokana, as well as other SGLT2 inhibitors, is expected to lead to a flurry of lawsuits against the manufacturers of these drugs. Invokana is used in the treatment of Type II diabetes. Yet, this drug can trigger dangerous levels of blood acids, which can lead to coma and even death. After reviewing 20 adverse event reports, the FDA issued a warning regarding ...
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  • Legal Battle Intensifies Over Link between Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 15-Jul-2015

    More than 700 lawsuits have been filed nationally in courts against Johnson & Johnson, claiming talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. Many women found out—much too late—that the consistent use of talc powder in the genital area was the precipitating factor in a later diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Since the early 1980’s, more than 20 studies on talcum powder have ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Pays Millions to Settle Risperdal Lawsuit

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

    The state of Arkansas will receive $7.8 million from Johnson & Johnson to settle claims by the state that J & J illegally marketed the antipsychotic drug, Risperdal. The original $1.2 billion award against J & J was thrown out, and the settlement which is less than one percent of that fine was eventually agreed on. The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned the first verdict based on their ...
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  • Ford Issues 3 Recalls

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 31-Mar-2015

    Ford Motor Corp. recently announced that they’re initiating 3 separate recalls covering approximately 221,000 vehicles in the United States. Currently, no car accidents or injuries have been linked to these defective autos. However, two under-hood fires have been reported. The vehicles covered in these Ford recalls include: 2011-2013 Ford Explorer SUVs and Ford Police Interceptor Unity ...
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  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit May Lead to Additional Jeep Recalls

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 25-Mar-2015

    Fiat Chrysler has decided to go to trial instead of settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Remington Walden, a four-year-old boy who died in a horrific fire associated with a 2012 car accident. The 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee carrying Walden caught fire after being rear-ended. According to the family's testimony, Walden's chest fused to the Jeep's door due to the heat ...
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