Popular Fluticasone Nasal Spray Recalled by Manufacturer

Brenda Fulmer

Small particles of glass are to blame for the recall of a widely used fluticasone nasal spray that treats symptoms of hay fever in children. The nasal spray, known by its brand name Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray USP and manufactured by Apotex Corp., of Weston, Fla., was pulled voluntarily from the market by the company, … Continued

Data Breaches Prove Costly for Major Businesses

Brenda Fulmer

In an age where data is widely available and almost everything is stored online, data breaches are becoming more common, and the outcomes of cases involving data breaches are unpredictable. Data involved in a breach can range from financial data, such as credit card numbers, to health data, such as treatments and medical history. Based … Continued

Carbon Monoxide – An Often Silent Killer

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning causes more than 20,000 emergency room visits and 400 deaths each year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, making it difficult to detect and therefore difficult to prove as the culprit in countless CO poisoning cases. Many injuries … Continued

Addicts Not Only Ones Paying Price of Opioid Epidemic

Katherine Kiziah

One trillion dollars. That’s how much the country spent on the opioid epidemic between 2001 and 2017, according to a report released by the nonprofit institute Altarum, a consulting group focused on improving public health. The cost of the crisis trickles both up and down and impacts corporations, governments and insurance companies, as well as … Continued

Toxic Chemicals Still Found in Many Common Cosmetics

Brenda Fulmer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) slow and retroactive response to toxic chemicals found in cosmetics is being called into question. In the past year, there have been more protests urging the FDA to ban lead acetate, a compound found in hair dyes. It was banned in Canada and Europe nearly a decade ago … Continued

Sorin Stöckert 3T Heater-Cooler Bacteria Lawsuits Coordinated in Pennsylvania

Katherine Kiziah

On February 1, 2018, lawsuits filed in federal district courts around the country against Sorin Group USA, Inc., Sorin Deutschland GmbH, and LivaNova PLC began the process of being transferred to Harrisbug, Pennsylvania for coordinated proceedings in an MDL, or multidistrict litigation. Multidistrict litigation is often utilized to streamline complex cases where many plaintiffs have … Continued

Plaintiff Awarded $27.8 Million in First Xarelto Pennsylvania State Trial

Brenda Fulmer

On Tuesday, a jury entered a verdict of $27.8 million against Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Bayer AG’s Bayer Pharmaceuticals Inc. in the first state court trial out of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas’ mass tort program consolidating Xarelto-related injury lawsuits. Plaintiff, Indiana resident Lynn Hartman, sought damages after she was … Continued

Xarelto Lawsuit Update

Brenda Fulmer

The Mass Tort Unit of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, led by veteran pharmaceutical and medical device lawyers Brenda Fulmer and C. Calvin Warriner, III, recently filed several more lawsuits against the manufacturers of Xarelto. The law firm has filed dozens of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals alleging … Continued

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