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New Jersey family files wrongful death lawsuit over daughter’s death from a Subsys fentanyl overdose

The family of a New Jersey woman who died from an overdose of the fentanyl spray Subsys has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a doctor and a mail-order pharmacy in New York that supplied her with the drug. The lawsuit – filed by Deborah and David Fuller on behalf of their daughter, Sarah – alleges that she should never have been prescribed Subsys to treat her chronic head and neck pain. The Fullers allege that Sarah’s doctor prescribed more than $250,000 worth of the fentanyl spray, due in part to the aggressive marketing efforts of a sale reps for Insys, the company that manufactures the drug. Read the full article…

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HO&P files wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Texas teen who died on Boy Scouts hiking trip

The law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a Fort Worth teenager who died from heatstroke in June while hiking as part of a Boy Scouts summer camp.  The lawsuit alleges that the Boy Scouts of America were negligent for failing to provide adequate supervision during the hike and for allowing their son to go hiking during extreme temperature conditions. Read the full article…

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Johnson & Johnson accused of concealing talcum powder-ovarian cancer link in California lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson concealed information about the increased cancer risk associated with talcum powder products in order to protect its corporate image, a lawsuit filed against the company in California alleges. The lawsuits – filed by a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc products – is the first lawsuit involving Johnson & Johnson talcum powder to go to trial in California. Read the full article…

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Audi, VW, other German automakers face antitrust class action over alleged cartel

A class action lawsuit over alleged antitrust violations has been filed in California against five German carmakers: Audi, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen. The lawsuit accuses the companies of illegally conspiring through a secret agreement to share information and limit technological innovations. The lawsuit would include anyone who purchased vehicles made by one of the five automakers in the U.S. between 2006 and 2017. Read the full article…

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Audi plans to recall 850K diesel vehicles over emissions cheating allegations

Audi has announced that it will recall as many as 850,000 diesel vehicles in relation to emissions cheating allegations involving these models. The company stated that it was issuing the recall in order to avoid possible bans on these vehicles over excess emissions caused by a “defeat device” that was installed on these vehicles. Read the full article…

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Lawsuit against GM over Chevy Trailblazer seatbelt defects in New Jersey crash

A New Jersey woman has filed a product liability lawsuit against General Motors over injuries that she suffered in a crash involving a vehicle manufactured by the company. Bridget Holmes-Mergucz alleges that she was injured in a rollover accident involving her 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer as a result of defectively manufactured seatbelts in the vehicle. Read the full article…

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Texas oil field worker awarded $9 million verdict in personal injury lawsuit against drilling company

A jury in Corpus Christi, Texas has awarded $9 million in damages in a personal injury lawsuit filed by an oil field worker who was seriously injured in a drilling accident. Michael Gilmore filed a lawsuit against Unit Drilling and other affiliated companies alleging that their negligent actions resulted in an accident that caused his hand to be crushed by drilling machinery. Read the full article…

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FDA warns Invokana can increase amputation risk for diabetes patients

Diabetes patients taking Invokana and other medications containing the drug canagliflozin may face an increased risk of lower limb amputation, according to a new warning by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA is requiring the manufacturers of Invokana and other canagliflozin drugs to add a “black box” warning about the risk of limb amputations to the labeling for these medications. Read the full article…

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