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Viagra Side Effects Lawsuits Possible If Melanoma Link Confirmed

 

Viagra Side Effects Lawsuits Possible If Melanoma Link Confirmed

viagra-side-effects-lawsuit-melanoma-skin-cancerIn a recent study presented by Wen-Qing Li, Abrar A. Qureshi, Kathleen C. Robinson, Jiali Han, all respected names within the medical / internal medicine community, the PDE5A inhibitor sildenafil most commonly referred to by the trade name Viagra has been found to possibly increase the risk developing certain types of cancer.

In an original study published by JAMA, researchers found that men who use Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction or other off label uses, were 84% more likely to develop life threatening side effects in the form of Melanoma: the most dangerous form of skin cancer. If further research proves this link to be true, lawyers will likely begin filing lawsuits soon after new information proving this link is readily availible.

Researchers armed with data from some 25,000 men whom participated in the Health Professionals Follow Up Study, showed that men whom had used Viagra / Sildenafil had nearly double the potential risk for melanoma skin cancer than those who had not taken Viagra. Further analysis showed no link to Viagra and other forms of skin cancer.

The study did not research skin cancer links between other common PDE5A inhibitors such as tadalafil ( Cialis ) or vardenafil ( Lavitra ) due to those drugs not being available for the study. Researchers have however noted that longer acting similar drugs such as these may actually present an even higher level of risk.

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Actos pioglitazone Side Effects Lawsuit Judgement Not Settlement

In the first federal lawsuit trial against Eli Lilly and Takeda Pharmaceuticals over the cancer causing side effects of Actos, a Louisiana jury has awarded over $9 billion dollars to a New York couple after the plaintiff husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 soon after taking Actos as part of his diabetes treatment.

The bellwether Actos lawsuit trial and award culminates months of litigation before U.S. District Judge Rebbeca Doherty with a plaintiff team of 30 highly respected attorneys from various geographical locations.

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Electronic Cigarette Side Effects

 

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Recent warnings by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point out serious health risks associated with electronic cigarettes.

Potential side effects include eye injury, skin damage  and possibly damage to other parts of the human body by the electronic cigarette device itself or via the the liquid nicotine used inside the “e-cigs”  as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

The Centers for Disease Control has reported an increase in the number of electronic cigarette related calls to its poison control centers.

For the month of September 2010, CDC poison control centers averaged approximately  1 electronic cigarette side effects complaint call per month. That number has now grown to an average of 215 “e-cig” side effects complaints per month for the month of February 2014.

The CDC report states that the agency has received a total of 2,405 complaints related to electronic cigarette injuries and side effects. In comparison, tobacco cigarette product side effects generated on average 300-500 calls to the CDC  poison control centers during the same time period.

Marketed as a healthy alternative to tobacco cigarettes, E-Cigs are battery powered devices that work by vaporizing liquid nicotine or other chemicals to deliver nicotine or other chemicals to users without the added tars or carbon monoxide produced when tobacco leaves are combusted in traditional cigarettes and pipes.

Nevertheless, CDC records indicate that of the 9,839 calls fielded for both traditional and electronic cigarettes, 58% of those calls relating to electronic cigarettes were calls where consumers had complained of some adverse health effect or side effects from those products.

  • The report further indicates that 68.9% of these cases were situations where electronic cigarette users were injured as a result of ingesting something from the E-Cig.
  • 16.8% of those reporting side effects were injuries related to consumers inhaling something from the electronic cigarettes
  • 8.5% of those consumers reporting electronic cigarette side effects reported eye injuries.
  • 5.9% of calls were skin injury related.

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Androgel Lawsuit Axiron Lawsuit Low Testosterone Drug Blood Clot Side Effects

 

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Androgel Side Effects Axiron Lawsuit Filings Continue To Rise, Public Citizens Seeks Testosterone Black Box Warning

Androgel Lawsuit Axiron Low Testosterone Blood Clot Side Effects LawsuitConsumer group Public Citizen has sought black box warnings on Androgel , Axiron , Bio-T Gel , Striant , Testim , Fortesta and other testosterone supplements / drugs following reports of blood clot and heart attack and other side effects in users taking these Low-T ( Low Testosterone ) drugs. In a petition sent to the FDA on February 25, the group has highlighted the findings of multiple research studies reporting that stroke, heart attack, and possibly death maybe caused by these products to press its demand for the strongest possible label warning on testosterone supplements and low T drugs.

The call by Public Citizens against Low T treatment products such as Androgel and Axiron came amid the backdrop of a number of testosterone drug / gel therapy lawsuits filed in various federal courts across the United States in recent months.

One of the latest Androgel lawsuits filed on February 10, 2014, by a North Carolina man claims that he experienced blood clot-related disorders, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, after using Androgel testosterone gel. Roger Gibby, the plaintiff, seeks product liability against AbbVie, a unit of Abbot Laboratories, for its failure to highlight potential side effects of Androgel, resulting in adverse cardiovascular events.

 

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Synovus Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

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Synovus Financial Corporation has settled the Securities Class Action Lawsuit filed against the corporation back in July of 2009.

The lawsuit, initially filed by the City of Pompano Beach General Employees' Retirement System, charged bank officials with deceiving investors by knowingly falsifying statements and misrepresenting the bank's exposure to risk in relation to loans for a Georgia resort.

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Laxative Side Effects Lawsuit 

 

FDA Warns of Fatal Laxative Side Effects Following Death Reports

 

laxative-side-effects-lawsuitLaxatives commonly used to treat constipation may result in fatal side effects, according to the Food and Drug Safety Administration.

A public health alert posted by the U.S. health regulator on its website on January 2014 says that over-the-counter laxatives “are potentially dangerous if dosing instructions or warnings on the Drug Facts label are not properly followed or when there are certain coexisting health conditions.” There are reports of at least 13 deaths and dozens of severe side effects caused by the constipation drug overdose registered through the MedWatch adverse reporting system.

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Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuit Settlement

 

Hip Implant Lawsuit: Johnson & Johnson Reportedly Offers $4 Billion Payment

 

Hip Implant Recall lawsuitOn November 13, a report on Bloomberg claimed that Johnson & Johnson has struck a deal of $4 billion to settle thousands of DePuy hip implant lawsuits. It roughly translates into about $350,000 payment per litigant. Though there is no official word from the company or its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, settlement details are likely to be announced next week, according to two lawyers privy to the settlement. 

The settlement, according to sources, will cover 7,000 to 8,000 litigants who had to undergo revision or replacement surgeries following the failure of DePuy ASR hip implants. The tentative deal is expected to leave those litigants who are yet to replace the DePuy systems despite suffering from adverse effects. Johnson & Johnson faces over 12,000 hip implant lawsuits filed over ASR and Pinnacle brand hip replacement devices. This is going to create space for future litigations and the manufacturer will be forced to pay those removing DePuy’s implanted hip devices. 

Though each litigant, on an average, is expected to be awarded $350,000, the final settled amount

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Linkedin Lawsuit Over Email Privacy

 

LinkedIn Privacy Violation Lawsuit

Four LinkedIn users have initiated a privacy violation lawsuit claiming that the business professional networking website accessed their email accounts illegally to mine out contact details and send spam mails. The LinkedIn lawsuit filed in a San Jose federal court on September 17 alleges that Linkedln downloaded addresses from user email accounts without their express consent and sent "endorsement emails" to their friends mentioning the name and likeness of users.

First of such explosive claims against the 238-million user business social network, the LinkedIn lawsuit accuses the website of “breaking into” Gmail, Yahoo, and other user e-mail accounts without permission and sending endorsement emails from them, pretending to be the real user. Such practice of “hacking,” according to the complaint, is motivated by marketing practices to gain commercial benefits and extend its reach.

Spread over 46 pages, the detailed complaint highlights several instances where users made complaints to LinkedIn against sending unqualified and illegal endorsement messages to email accounts of clients, friends, spouses, forgotten girlfriends or boyfriends, business partners and even opposing counsels without their consent. The plaintiffs have also alleged that the social networking site’s Terms of Services did not have satisfactory details indicating such data-gathering and LinkedIn "provides no functional way to stop multiple subsequent advertising emails from being sent."

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Intentional Injury Lawsuit Know How To Seek Your Claim

 

Intentional Injury Lawsuit Know How To Seek Your Claim

On July 11, 2013, a 49-year-old luxury car business owner initiated an intentional injury lawsuit against former NBA and Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen seeking $4 million compensation for “brutal and unjustified physical attack.” According to the intentional injury compensation claim filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the plaintiff suffered from breathing difficulties, headaches, and other ongoing medical issues following assault by the former NBA MVP at a Malibu restaurant. A week earlier, an Arkansas couple sued a man for $20.5 million, alleging that they suffered from traumatic brain injury, loss of cognitive skills and memory, and speech difficulties after having been assaulted by the defendant at a Downtown Conway restaurant.

More than 10,000 intentional injury lawsuits are filed by U.S. residents, citing abuse, assault, defamation, violence, and other injuries. While criminal proceedings are initiated to punish the perpetrators, the tort law allows victims or their families to file personal injury lawsuits seeking financial compensation for injuries, damages, expenditures, and punitive sanction.

Intentional Injury Lawsuit The Meaning, Examples

Intentional injury is defined as physical and emotional harm caused by willful act. According to a survey, almost 20 percent of all non-fatal injuries reported in the United States are intentional injuries that can be controlled or prevented. Underlined by intent to cause harm, intentional injury includes all types of damages committed with a purpose to hurt. The most common examples include

  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Discrimination, maltreatment
  • Sexual abuse, rape
  • Threatening to create fear
  • Slander, libel, defamation
  • Causing emotional distress
  • Burglary, fraud, misrepresentation
  • Malicious prosecution
  • False imprisonment
  • Intentional Injury Lawsuit Status Under Tort Law

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Negligence Lawsuit for Injury and Wrongful Death

 

negligence-lawsuitA Seattle family has initiated a $45 million negligence lawsuit against the city authorities holding their slackness responsible for a car accident that led to the death of two family members and injury to another two. The negligence lawsuit alleges that the city authorities failed in their duty to install interlock device on the vehicle of the driver, who had been caught five times previously for DUI and was on probation on the day of the accident. A South Carolina woman won $9.9 million in negligence injury lawsuit filed against an amusement park. The plaintiff suffered brain injury after falling from a ride. She attributed her injury to the reckless operation of the ride that led to twice the approval speed.

On July 22, 2013, a Polk County court awarded $1.1 billion compensation in a medical negligence lawsuit filed against a Florida nursing home. Sixty-nine-year-old Arlene Townsend died at the Auburndale Oaks Healthcare Center following injuries received from multiple falls. Next day, a 20-year-old California woman won $27.1 million in a negligence lawsuit. She suffered from brain injury after the boat she was riding on hit a jet ski. The boat operating company had employed a teenage driver, who failed to control the boat at a high speed.

 

What Is Negligence Lawsuit?

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Hip Replacement Lawsuit Settlement Information

 


hip-replacement-class-action-lawsuitOver 20,000 hip implant lawsuits are pending for trial in the U.S. federal court system. Johnson & Johnson faces about 12,000 DePuy hip implant lawsuits while other manufacturers, such as Stryker, Biomet, Wright Medical, Zimmer, and Smith, also face thousands of litigations claiming early failure and dislocation of devices. Many users claim to have suffered from bone lysis, nerve palsy, metal toxicity, chronic pain, and other serious complications. DePuy ASR hip lawsuits lead the list, with 7,860 litigations pending in the court. The number of DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits exceeds 4,200 while about 600 Biomet metal hip lawsuits are centralized in the court of District Judge Robert Miller, Jr., of Indiana. At least 50 Wright Conserve hip lawsuits are filed in the U.S. federal courts.

 

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit And Negligence Lawsuit

 

Negligence Lawsuit for Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A Seattle family has initiated a $45 million negligence lawsuit against the city authorities holding their slackness responsible for a car accident that led to the death of two family members and injury to another two. The negligence lawsuit alleges that the city authorities failed in their duty to install interlock device on the vehicle of the driver, who had been caught five times previously for DUI and was on probation on the day of the accident. A South Carolina woman won $9.9 million in negligence injury lawsuit filed against an amusement park. The plaintiff suffered brain injury after falling from a ride. She attributed her injury to the reckless operation of the ride that led to twice the approval speed.

On July 22, 2013, a Polk County court awarded $1.1 billion compensation in a medical negligence lawsuit filed against a Florida nursing home. Sixty-nine-year-old Arlene Townsend died at the Auburndale Oaks Healthcare Center following injuries received from multiple falls. Next day, a 20-year-old California woman won $27.1 million in a negligence lawsuit. She suffered from brain injury after the boat she was riding on hit a jet ski. The boat operating company had employed a teenage driver, who failed to control the boat at a high speed.

What Is Wrongful Death Negligence Lawsuit?

Negligence refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care by prudent persons or authorities as demanded by the situation. The tort law recognizes any injury caused by carelessness without any intentional action as the ground for negligence lawsuit. The basic idea is that everyone is expected to do their duty with reasonable care and ensure that their inaction or negligence in duty should not cause harm to others.

A number of factors constitute negligence and can be subject to litigation. These include,

  • Carelessness

  • Failure to act prudently

  • Dereliction of duty

  • Unreasonable action

  • Behaving in a negligent manner

  • Failure to respect safety of others

  • Lack of prompt or adequate action

  • Vicarious or secondary responsibility

  • Failure to recognize potential hazards and act to prevent them

Negligence lawsuit is a civil litigation that can be initiated by an injured person against private agencies or public authorities responsible for carelessness that caused him harm to recover compensable damages. Nursing home negligence lawsuit, administration negligence lawsuit, car accident negligence lawsuit, property owner negligence lawsuit, pet owner negligence lawsuit, school negligence lawsuit, employee negligence lawsuit are some of the types of common negligence lawsuits.

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