November 4, 2020

How Can an Injury Attorney Help My Elmiron Case?

Elmiron, a popular medication used to treat interstitial cystitis, may lead to degenerative eye diseases and permanent vision damage. Today, many former patients are filing lawsuits against Elmiron’s manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, for the losses they suffered due to this dangerous defect. If you developed eye damage after taking Elmiron, you may qualify for financial...
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October 25, 2020

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Mass Tort Case?

Mass tort claims involve multiple people filing lawsuits against the same defendant, alleging harm due to the defendant’s negligence. These claims usually involve defective or dangerous products, such as medications or medical devices, that cause injury to consumers. By filing a lawsuit, plaintiffs can seek compensation for the losses they sustained due to the...
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October 20, 2020

Differences Between Mass Tort and Class Action Lawsuits

When it comes to dangerous and defective products, many plaintiffs suffer similar injuries due to the same act or acts of negligence. Filing hundreds of individual lawsuits against the product’s manufacturer can be costly and time consuming, so many attorneys turn to two large lawsuit options to streamline the claims: mass torts, or multidistrict...
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October 17, 2020

What Is a Multidistrict Litigation?

Lawsuits involving dangerous and defective drugs rarely impact just one person. Often, hundreds or even thousands of patients can suffer the same injuries due to these medications -- and because the same manufacturer’s negligence contributes to these injuries, a large number of people may file similar claims against one defendant. To streamline this process,...
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October 13, 2020

Questions an Elmiron Lawyer May Ask You

Interstitial cystitis is a painful disease that leads to discomfort and pressure in the bladder, and many doctors prescribe Elmiron to treat this condition. However, recent lawsuits allege that Elmiron contributes to the development of maculopathy and irreversible vision damage due to the active ingredient pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS). Many former Elmiron patients are...
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October 8, 2020

How Long Do I Have to File a Truvada Lawsuit?

If you are a Truvada patient, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Many former patients allege that the manufacturer of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Gilead Sciences, Inc., knew or should have known that Truvada can cause bone and kidney damage. Now, many people are filing lawsuits against the company -- but if you...
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October 4, 2020

What Types of Compensation Can Victims of Truvada Recover?

Truvada, also known as emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, is a medication designed to minimize the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, many former Truvada patients claim that the pre-exposure prophylactic contributed to dangerous bone loss and long-term kidney problems. If you are a former Truvada patient, you may be eligible for...
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February 27, 2017

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim if I Signed a Liability Waiver?

When you go to a go-cart racing facility, rent a kayak at the lake, or sign up for a fun run, the organizers may ask you to sign a liability waiver. Many people assume the waiver frees an organization from any and all negligent activities associated with the activity. While this may be true,...
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November 3, 2015

Anti-Nausea Zofran Birth Defect Cases Consolidated to MDL in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation found sufficient evidence that 12 Zofran cases involving similar facts (birth defects due to taking drug during pregnancy) and a similar defendant (Zofran’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline) and consolidated them to a single court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, multiple news outlets reported. Zofran has been on the...
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October 29, 2015

Was Your Deep Joint Infection Following Surgery Caused by a Bair Hugger Blanket?

You may not know it, but an infection following a surgery may be caused by a forced-air warming blanket like the Bair Hugger blanket. These blankets are used to regulate temperatures that drop due to anesthesia, but also may be blowing possibly contaminated air into open surgical sites. The blankets, which look similar in...
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