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Hawaii Sues Three Automakers Over Defective Takata Airbags
Hawaii Sues Three Automakers Over Defective Takata Airbags
The State of Hawaii is suing Ford, Nissan and Toyota for marketing and selling vehicles with Takata airbags that could potentially explode and cause injuries or death.

Invokana Adverse Events Subject to Much Scrutiny
Invokana Adverse Events Subject to Much Scrutiny
A new study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (06/08/17) with regard to the potential for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) shows that type 2 diabetes patients on sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor drugs appear to have double the risk for DKA when compared with patients using dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. Invokana is a member of the SGLT2 class, and ample concern has been expressed over Invokana linked with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure.

Illinois Plaintiff Launches TCPA Robocall Lawsuit against Fifth Third Bank
Illinois Plaintiff Launches TCPA Robocall Lawsuit against Fifth Third Bank
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) were enacted to protect consumers from needless harassment over the phone. Common purveyors of such harassment have historically been telemarketers, or debt collectors that often wind up harassing the wrong people over a debt no longer owed, due to incorrect information and the all-too-common practice of flipping debtor accounts between different collection agencies, with vital information lost in the process. However, an increasing number of TCPA complaints are being directed to the highly-competitive banking industry. To that end a TCPA lawsuit has been filed against Fifth Third Bank alleging Fifth Third Bank TCPA violations.

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Johnson & Johnson Asks For New Trial in $151 Million Hip Lawsuit Judgment
Johnson & Johnson Asks For New Trial in $151 Million Hip Lawsuit Judgment
Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit have filed a brief asking an appeals court to reconsider denial of their motion for a new trial that resulted in a $151 million judgment against those manufacturers on a Pinnacle hip implant bellwether trial.

Seeking Help Difficult for Bipolar Man with Risperdal “Man Boobs”
Seeking Help Difficult for Bipolar Man with Risperdal “Man Boobs”
Most of us don’t think twice to talk with our doctor if we think there is an issue—a side effect—associated with a prescribed medication. But many people with mental illness don’t have the wherewithal to seek help. Such is the case with Jared, who was prescribed Risperdal for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He developed gynecomastia, or “man boobs” and was unable to talk about it with his doctors, most of whom were at hospitals for mentally ill patients.

Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide
Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide
Brazil found Essure such a risk that it’s national health agency banned the permanent sterilization device this past February. Finland is the second country to follow suit. Given the fact that thousands of women have been seriously injured by Essure, isn’t it time the U.S. followed these two forward-thinking countries?

School District Attempts to Dismiss Lead Poisoning in Drinking Water Lawsuit
School District Attempts to Dismiss Lead Poisoning in Drinking Water Lawsuit
A school district north of Pittsburgh is doing what it can to stymie and stem a lead poisoning class action lawsuit, making claims of precedent and holding the view that plaintiffs do not have standing to represent their children. Undaunted, lead poisoning lawyers representing the plaintiffs in Tait et al v. Butler Area School District et al., Case No. 2:17-cv-00182 in the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, view efforts by the defendants to toss the lawsuit as a standard legal maneuver, and nonetheless assert their lead or copper poisoning class action lawsuit will prevail.

One Defendant Dismissed from Benicar Lawsuit, Daiichi Sankyo Remains
One Defendant Dismissed from Benicar Lawsuit, Daiichi Sankyo Remains
A Benicar lawsuit alleging Benicar side effects has been disentangled from one if its defendants after a doctor was summarily dismissed from the lawsuit on grounds that his inclusion in the lawsuit was without merit.

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