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Joseph H. Saunders

Baby Powder Lawsuit Garners Record $110.5 Million

A Virginia woman who filed a baby powder lawsuit against the manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has won a record $110.5 million verdict from a St. Louis jury. The jury ruling Thursday night for 62-year-old Louis Slemp, of Wise, Va., comes […]

Joseph H. Saunders

New Tampa Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

    In June, troubled pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was found guilty and ordered to pay $127 million in compensatory damage after it was found that their famous cosmetic products containing talcum powder can cause cancer.   Since then, […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Essure Birth Control Device Not Properly Tested Says FDA Panel

  On September 24, an FDA advisory committee heard emotional testimony from women and medical experts across the country urging them to take the Essure contraceptive device off the market. The Essure device went on the market in 2001, and […]

Joseph H. Saunders

FDA Warns that Medical Scopes May Cause Serious Bacterial Infections

FDA officials warned yesterday about medical scopes inserted down a patient’s throat that may be spreading serious bacterial infections. The scopes are called duodenoscopes and they are used to diagnose and treat diseases of the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. […]

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Financial Links Between Doctors and Drug Manufacturers Exposed

Finally, information is available about the millions of dollars paid by drug companies to doctors to influence them to prescribe specific drugs. It has been known for years that the drug manufacturers have been spending money to influence doctors to […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Biomet Magnum M2A Hip Implant Settlement News

  The Biomet metal on metal hip implant settlement that was announced in January 2014 is expected to pay out more than $100 million in compensation. Biomet hip implant patients who had to undergo revision surgery to have their metal […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Actos Diabetes Drug Verdict $9 Billion

A Louisiana jury, this morning, found Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company and Takeda Pharmaceuticals liable for compensatory and punitive damages for deceiving doctors and diabetes patients about the risk that Actos can cause bladder cancer. During a 12 week trialĀ in the […]

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Injured Reglan Patients Loose Rights to Compensation

This week the U.S. Supreme Court eliminated drug consumers rights to sue generic drug manufacturers. In reviewing cases brought by consumers of the anti-nausea drug Reglan which is generically sold…

Joseph H. Saunders

FDA Will Review Safety of Insulin Pumps

The FDA will convene a panel of experts to investigate the increasing number of safety problems with insulin pumps. Industry officials note that there are issues with both the hardware and software…

Joseph H. Saunders

Alli and Xenical Receive FDA Review After Reports of Liver Injury

The FDA is reviewing diet drugs Alli and Xenical after 32 adverse event reports associated the drugs with liver injury. Alli is manufactured and marketed by GlaxoSmithKline and is available as an…