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December 5, 2017 – After winning three previous cases filed in federal court over the risks of Xarelto, a blood thinner, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG suffered their first trial loss.
The companies were ordered to pay $1.8 million in actual damages and $26 million in punitive damages for their failure to warn of the drug’s internal bleeding risks.
Industrial workers face significant hazards on the job, making their day-to-day work dangerous. Industrial jobs typically involve more manual labor, working with many types of machinery including heavy machinery and working outdoors.
Safety is a priority in these work environments; however, even when employees follow safety rules, accidents occur. One such industrial accident involves the failure of high-pressure valves.
Will you be on our Kansas City roads traveling this holiday season? Thanksgiving is the start of one of the busiest traveling times of the year. In fact, the American Automobile Association projects an estimated 43.4 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home with 90% of those traveling by car.
Not only that, but cooking is the number one cause of home fires!
Here are a few tips and reminders to help keep you safe over the holidays.
November 16, 2017 – A Texas federal jury reached a unanimous verdict – finding against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. – awarding $247 million dollars to six hip replacement patients who suffered serious injuries from the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants.
Did you know, drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence? Whether you refer to these drivers as drowsy drivers, fatigued drivers or tired drivers, drivers who may be sleepy have delayed reactions like those who have been drinking alcohol and tend to make bad driving decisions.
Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time and any place. Sometimes it is just that, an accident plain and simple. Other times, it may be due to the negligence of another party. Whatever the cause, the elderly – those 65 and older – are at a greater risk to fall and suffer a serious, sometimes life-threatening, injury.Elderly: 29 million falls. 800,000 hospitalizations. 28,000 deaths. Click To Tweet
If you take the drug Abilify or know someone who does, here is a brief summary of what has been happening with the litigation.
In 2007, Elizabeth Sones had surgery on her hip and received an implant with Biomet M2a Magnum components. Thereafter, she experienced pain and difficulties and it was determined that she had a condition consistent with a pseudotumor. The biomet magnum was revised as a result of failure of the device, leaving her with a long and painful rehabilitation and emotional trauma.
In May 2017, the FDA issued a safety warning indicating that Invokana, used to treat diabetes, could increase the risk of leg and foot amputations. This means that the drug now carries a boxed warning about the amputation risks. This is the strongest label warning that the FDA can require.