Latest testosterone ruling could bring new round of lawsuits

Testosterone ruling could bring lawsuits

Athletics chiefs could face legal action after bringing in a rule that may end the competitive career of Caster Semenya, a leading sports scientist has warned.

The IAAF will today announce a new limit of 5 nanomoles of naturally produced testosterone per …

Get the story

AbbVie, facing thousands of lawsuits about its AndroGel testosterone supplement, notches a significant win

AbbVie’s AndroGel has been blamed for causing heart attacks in men who used the gel.

But a jury in Chicago decided in January the drugmaker did not cause a 72-year-old man’s heart attack. AbbVie faces thousands of lawsuits alleging AndroGel caused heart …

Get the story

First IVC Filter Lawsuit Ends With $3.6 Million Award

First IVC Filter Lawsuit Results in $3.6 Million Award

Booker’s product liability lawsuit is one of more than 3,500 claims that have been centralized into a multidistrict litigation (MDL).

The MDL is proceeding in the District of Arizona. Judge David G. Campbell is presiding.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on …

Original report

Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Lawsuit Set For Second Bellwether Trial to Begin May 15

https://www.aboutlawsuits.com/bard-eclipse-bellwether-trial-set-142317/Following a $3.6 million verdict in the first IVC filter bellwether case to go before a jury last month, C.R. Bard is set to face another trial next month, involving a complaint that alleges a Bard Eclipse Vena Cava Filter fractured and caused a woman to …

Original report

West Palm Beach Attorney Wins $3.6 Million Verdict in Blood Filter MDL

Indiana-based Cook Medical and Georgia-based Bard Medical Division face about 5,800 IVC filter lawsuits in federal court.

Thousands of pending cases have been consolidated into two MDLs with lawsuits against Cook moved to Indiana and Bard’s playing out …

Original report

Additional IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed

Boston Scientific Corp. and Cook Medical Inc., two major manufacturers of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, are facing lawsuits in Kentucky federal court over allegations that their filters have caused serious injuries to patients.

According to a news …

Original report

IVC Blood Clot Filter Lawsuits: Lieff Cabraser Provides Answers to Injured Patients

Wendy R. Fleishman of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announces that the firm has published an informational video on IVC blood clot filter injuries and a list of Answers to Frequently …

Original report

IVC Filter Lawsuit Plaintiffs Address FDA Warnings Of Deep Vein Thrombosis & Filter Fracture / Migration

TheProductLawyers.com reports on important FDA warnings which were released regarding IVC filter medical devices.

On August 9th of 2010, the agency released an initial communication which they called “Removing Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters.”

Original report

 

J&J Slammed For Another $80M in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Talcum Powder Lawsuit: $80M Blow for J&J, Supplier

Jurors in New Jersey ordered Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier to pay $80 million in punitive damages in a talcum powder lawsuit over the man’s mesothelioma.

This seems an awful lot like throwing down the gauntlet because of course J&J will appeal this and ever single other massive judgment they get hit with.

The verdict on Wednesday, April 11, came after jurors the prior week ordered the companies …

Read full story on DrugWatch

Johnson & Johnson Loses First Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuit

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Johnson & Johnson lost its first asbestos talcum powder lawsuit last week, ordered by a jury to pay Stephen Lanzo and his wife $37 million in compensatory damages.

Lanzo claimed his regular use of the company’s talcum powder …

Original post on Mesothelioma.com

Talcum Powder Lawsuit: J&J, Imerys to Pay $80M in Punitive Damages

Johnson & Johnson and talc supplier Imerys SA must pay an additional $80 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed mesothelioma after using asbestos-contaminated talcum powder, a New Jersey state court jury ruled Wednesday.

The court has …

Full story on Asbestos.com

New twist in baby powder lawsuits as focus turns to asbestos contamination

Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, a unit of Imerys SA, have vowed to appeal the New Jersey verdict and deny asbestos has ever been present in their products or that their talc can cause any form of cancer.

The case of Stephen Lanzo, a New Jersey …

Read more

Does talcum powder cause cancer? A legal and scientific battle rages

Johnson & Johnson’s lead counsel on two of the cases argues that the lawsuits are all about the money, rather than being all about the science.

“My take on the talc ovarian cancer litigation is that it really is skillful and well-funded plaintiffs lawyers …

Get MSN’s full report

Johnson & Johnson Faces $117 Million Verdict in First Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuit Loss

Johnson & Johnson faced its first guilty verdict in an asbestos talcum powder lawsuit last week.

After the court reconvened this week, the manufacturing giant and an arm of Imerys, its talc supplier, now owe a $117 million …

Read more

Couple who claimed talcum powder caused mesothelioma wins $37 million in lawsuit

A jury in Middlesex County, New Jersey, awarded $30 million in compensatory damages on Thursday to a man who got cancer after decades of using talcum powder.

His wife was awarded $7 million in damages.

Banker Stephen Lanzo said he used Johnson & Johnson …

Read more

J&J Loses Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson suffered its first loss in an asbestos-related talcum powder lawsuit Thursday after a New Jersey jury ordered the company and its talc supplier to pay $37 million in damages.

The jury awarded $30 million in compensatory damages to Stephen …

Read more

Is there a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer?

That was the setup in one recent high-profile lawsuit against the company that’s taken most of the anti-talc heat, Johnson & Johnson.

The plaintiff, a medical receptionist from Los Angeles named Eva Echeverria, started using J&J baby powder on her genital …

Read more

Asbestos in Talc Products Verdict Means J&J, Imerys Owe Millions

J&J won the first mesothelioma talc trial tied to its baby powder when a California jury ruled in November the product wasn’t responsible for causing a 61-year-old woman’s cancer.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. agreed last year to settle a lawsuit claiming its …

See more on Bloomberg.com

Does talcum powder cause cancer?

Johnson & Johnson’s lead counsel on two of the cases argues that the lawsuits are all about the money, rather than being all about the science.

“My take on the talc ovarian cancer litigation is that it really is skillful and well-funded plaintiffs lawyers …

KMOV News story

Johnson & Johnson, supplier hit with $80M verdict in cancer lawsuit

This is the first trial loss for Johnson & Johnson over allegations that its talc-based products contain asbestos, Reuters reported.

The company is currently fighting more than 6,000 ovarian cancer lawsuits across the country.

Read more

 

UPDATE: Car Accident Lawsuits Happening Now

Jury trial scheduled for Newport News Councilwoman Sharon Scott’s car accident lawsuit

Newport News Councilwoman Sharon Scott is asking for a total $650,000 between two lawsuits that claim she was seriously injured in a 2015 car accident in Denbigh.

Scott, who has represented the North District since 2002, said the accident affected her …

Original post

Uber’s Self-Driving Car Accident: Did AI Fail Us?

A high-profile lawsuit is likely.

The company has temporarily suspended self-driving car testing in the aftermath.

Among the criticisms that followed the crash was that a human driver would have easily avoided the incident.

Original post

Actor Anton Yelchin’s parents reach settlement with carmaker over fatal accident

Friends found Yelchin pinned between his car and a brick pillar.

When not in park, the vehicle could roll away.

A class-action lawsuit was filed in that case.

Yelchin starred as Chekov in the 2009 and 2013 “Star Trek” movies, and is seen in the …

Original post

Lawsuit Filed Against DUI Driver In Death Of 79-Year Old Woman

TINLEY PARK, IL
The driver of a car involved in a crash police say caused the death of a 79-year-old woman in Tinley Park earlier this month now faces a wrongful death lawsuit in addition to criminal charges.

Lawyers representing Phillip J. Reyes …

Original post

Senators press self-driving car industry on forced arbitration after Uber crash

Self-driving cars already really safe Toyota halts self-driving car tests after Uber-related death Uber’s self-driving car fatality:

What you need to know Uber self-driving car kills pedestrian in first fatal autonomous crash Law unclear on self-driving …

Original post

Bridge collapse survivor haunted by daughter’s crushed car seat: ‘Imagine if she had been there’

“I remember people running to my car and trying to get me out …

“We are aware that a lawsuit has been announced regarding the pedestrian bridge accident.

Our priority focus continues to place sympathies for the victims at the forefront of our thoughts.

Original post

 

Jurors Award $3.2M in AndroGel Lawsuit

Jurors Award $3.2M Verdict in AndroGel Lawsuit

The lawsuits say the drug makers pushed the therapy for Low …

At Drugwatch, Elaine has reported about trials over whether talcum powder caused ovarian cancer and allegations that Androgel causes heart problems in patients who use it.

Read more

U.S. jury orders AbbVie to pay $3 million in AndroGel retrial

It is the second verdict against AbbVie in the consolidated litigation over testosterone replacement products by the Chicago-based company and other drugmakers.

More than 6,000 similar lawsuits have been filed, the bulk of them against AbbVie.

In a …

Read more on Reuters

AndroGel trial do-over slashes AbbVie damages from $150M to $3M

Eli Lilly faces about 550 lawsuits over Axiron, while Endo faces 1,300 cases involving several products.

GlaxoSmithKline didn’t market its own testosterone drug, but helped Endo co-promote Testim for about a year.

Endo won its first bellwether case in …

Read more

 

Discrimination Lawsuits Happening Now Around the US

Amicus briefs urge 8th Circuit to find Title VII protects LGBTQ people from discrimination

We must be welcoming for all people, regardless of race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability.

Inconsistent results and created unique barriers to sex discrimination lawsuits filed by LGBTQ people.

“It’s impossible to …

Read more

Microsoft finds few gender discrimination complaints valid

The documents were released as part of an ongoing lawsuit by three current or former Microsoft employees alleging gender discrimination.

The plaintiffs are seeking class-action status for the case, claiming more than 8,600 women collectively lost out on $ …

Read more

Illinois Must Protect LGBT Elders from Housing Discrimination

The Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments in the case in mid-February, and Lambda Legal … the country’s leading advocacy group for LGBT elders, I know housing discrimination is a particular concern for LGBT older adults.

LGBT older people are twice …

Read more

Staffing firm pays $50K for ‘age will matter’ comment

A New Jersey-based IT staffing firm will pay $50,000 to settle an age discrimination suit claiming that it told a job applicant that he wouldn’t be considered for an opening because he “was born in 1945” and that “age will matter.”

In rejecting the …

Read more

https://twitter.com/SRoit/status/977952423653199878

21st Century Fox Can’t Dodge Local Reporter’s Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Lidia Curanaj in December 2016 sued 21st Century Fox for discrimination and harassment, claiming she was repeatedly denied a full-time position at its affiliate Fox5 because of her age and looks and was rejected for a job at Fox News because Ailes realized …

Read more

 

Multiple dead and injured in bridge collapse at Florida International University

OPINION: I think this incident will become known as the “negligence lawsuit for the colossally stupid”.

Civil engineers build a bridge over a highway in Florida and designed it to withstand Category 5 hurricanes and last for 100 years. So, once it was done they decided to test it to make sure it was good to go, and sadly, here is where all those expensive engineering degrees (and every vestige of common sense) abandoned them.

I’m not an engineer, but even I know that tests only have 2 outcomes: pass or fail, right? So these idiots decided it would be a good idea to run a stress test which, as the name implies, applies extreme additional stress to the bridge to see if it can withstand it. Simple enough idea, right? Only problem is that none of the degreed civil engineers running the test thought to consider the obvious: in a 50/50, pass/fail scenario, there is only a 50% chance of passing the test.

So they completely ignored that truth and ran the test anyway, with 6 lanes of traffic, vehicles and people clogging the area under the bridge.

Short story; the test failed, the bridge collapsed and all of the people and vehicles under the bridge were crushed.

Gross negligence/wrongful death lawsuits all around? And hopefully none of the jagoffs who ran the test will ever work in civil engineering again. 

4 dead, several injured in bridge collapse at Florida International University

SWEETWATER, Fla.

At least four people have been found dead in the rubble of a pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Florida International University Thursday, injuring several others and crushing several vehicles under massive slabs.

Fire Chief Dave …

Developing story

‘Multiple’ fatalities when Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapses on vehicles

MIAMI (AP)

A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday, crushing at least eight vehicles under massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing multiple people, authorities said.

Search-and-rescue crews …

Developing story

Rescuers look for more victims in deadly bridge collapse at FIU

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla.

At least one person has died as rescue teams search for victims among the rubble of a collapsed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami, officials said Thursday afternoon.

At least eight cars were crushed …

Developing story

Special Report: NTSB Holds Preliminary News Conference On FIU Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

Special Report: NTSB Holds Preliminary News Conference On FIU Pedestrian Bridge Collapse FOX News 4:51

Developing story

Florida university used time-saving technology to build its collapsed bridge

(CNN)The pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Florida International University in Miami on Thursday was built using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) technology, according to a statement from the university.

Unlike traditional methods of construction …

Developing story

Pedestrian Bridge Collapses at Florida International University in Miami, Crushing Vehicles

MIAMI—A new pedestrian bridge at Florida International University that was at the vanguard of innovative construction techniques collapsed Thursday afternoon, smashing cars under its wrecked concrete and causing multiple casualties.

Eight cars were …

Developing story

 

$600K awarded in wrongful incarceration case

Texas mom convicted in foster son’s salt-poisoning death to get nearly $600G for wrongful jailing

ABC News reported that the Texas comptroller told Hannah Overton on Tuesday that she would receive a check for $573,333.33 for wrongful incarceration.

She also is qualified to receive insurance and education benefits, and next year she’ll get an annuity …

Read more

After 23 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment, Not One Dime

How much are 23 years of a person’s life worth?

Nothing, if those years were spent in a Kansas prison after a wrongful conviction.

Last October, Lamonte McIntyre was set free after he was exonerated of the double murder for which he was convicted in 1994.

Read more

Man gets nothing from state after 23-year wrongful imprisonment

The wrongful conviction of a teenager in Kansas has the state attorney reexamining the circumstances leading to his more than two decades in prison.

The case is also turning up possible problems with about a dozen other convictions.

Read more

 

Sexual harassment lawsuit settlements happening this week

Sexual harassment issues not over for Forest Service after chief’s resignation

Women have filed multiple class-action lawsuits against the Forest Service in its …

Clancy also emphasized that most people think or harassment as unwanted sexual advances or assault but that only represents a small percentage.

The vast majority of …

Original story

As New Mexico IATSE Boss Faces Sexual Harassment Suit, Dissidents Want Him Removed From Office

A groundswell of opposition has risen up against Jon Hendry, the IATSE union boss in New Mexico, in the wake of sexual harassment allegations that surfaced earlier this week.

A movement has begun calling for his ouster, and Deadline has been inundated with …

Original story

Wynn Resorts Settles Universal Entertainment Lawsuit for $2.4 Billion

Wynn Resorts Ltd. agreed to pay a total of $2.4 billion to settle a lawsuit with Universal Entertainment Corp … latest dramatic turn since Steve Wynn resigned last month amid a sexual harassment scandal at the casino empire he founded.

Original story

 

Washington prison guard accused of sexual misconduct with inmate

Washington prison guard accused of sexual misconduct with inmate

A Cowlitz County corrections officer was arrested Wednesday for having sexual contact with a female inmate and giving her marijuana, police said.

The suspect, 50-year-old Kelly Burgin, is being held in the Clark County Jail and will be …

Read more

Lackawanna County takes action and fires 5 prison guards charged with abuse

Five of the six Lackawanna County Prison guards charged with sexually …

Read more

Transgender Woman Seeks Immediate Protection from IDOC Guards

Officers have sexually harassed her, threatened her, and subjected her to verbal and physical abuse.

Prison guards also have made it clear they will not protect her from prisoners who seek to do her harm: on one occasion, guards stood by and allowed a …

Read more

Six Lackawanna County Prison guards fired in wake of sex scandal

Six Lackawanna County Prison guards have been caught up in a sex scandal.

The arrests came after a grand jury investigation looking into the systemic sexual abuse and harassment of female inmates in Lackawanna …

Read more

‘Culture of cover-up:’ Warden forced to retire from prison where whistleblower says teen inmates abused

During her four years as the supervisor of a program for teen inmates jailed at the Clemens Unit in Brazoria, an adult prison, Dominique Mitchell repeatedly alleged abuse and neglect: A mentally ill teenager was taunted by guards who told him to kill himself. Read more