Talcum powder lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturers of products containing talcum powder, claiming that these products can cause ovarian cancer when used for feminine hygiene.
The widely prescribed blood thinner Xarelto is the subject of thousands of lawsuits nationwide. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits claim that Xarelto caused serious injuries such as bleeding and stroke that led to hospitalization and, in some instances, proved to be fatal.
Studies have shown that the diabetes drug Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitor drugs may cause serious side effects. Our Invokana attorneys are investigating lawsuits on behalf of people who took Invokana and suffered a serious side effect.
Risperdal is an antipsychotic drug that has been shown to cause gynecomastia, a rare condition where boys and men grow breasts. Janssen Pharmaceuticals has already paid billions to settle Risperdal lawsuits that alleged the drug was illegally marketed towards patient populations at a higher risk for serious side effects. Many more Risperdal lawsuits have been filed in courts around the country and are awaiting trial.
Use of the anti-nausea drug Zofran (generic name – ondansetron) during the first ten weeks of pregnancy has been linked to the development of congenital cardiac malformations and cleft lip and cleft palate deformities.
Recent studies have linked Androgel™ and other related testosterone therapies to an increased risk of heart attack and other cardiac events. If you have been taking Androgel™ or a similar testosterone treatment, and you have suffered from a side effect such as heart attack, stroke, or blood clot, please contact our attorneys.
Defective Medical Devices
Stryker LFit V40 Hip Replacements
On August 29, 2016, medical device manufacturer Stryker issued a recall involving the LFIT V40 femoral head implant. The recall was issued after Stryker received numerous reports of problems and hip failures associated with the LFIT V40 femoral heads.
Drywall was imported from China from 2004 to 2008 because the domestic wallboard industry could not meet the demands of the housing market boom and substantial rebuilding efforts following the destructive hurricanes in 2004 and 2005. The imported Chinese drywall releases sulfuric gases that corrode metal appliances and components in homes. Residents of these homes also complain that the gases result in headaches, respiratory and skin ailments.
Weyerhaeuser Flak Jacket TJi Joists
In response to regulatory changes introduced in 2012, Weyerhaeuser introduced a low-cost add on to their TJI floor joists to meet the enhanced fire safety regulations: Trus Joist TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection. However, due to a product defect in these joists, formaldehyde is off-gassing from the I-Joists at high levels. Customers have complained about a strong formaldehyde odor in newly constructed homes, and many have experienced symptoms of formaldehyde exposure.
NFL Players’ Concussion Litigation
In the In re National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation, Arnold Levin of Levin Sedran & Berman is Subclass Counsel for Subclass 1 of the nationwide settlement between the NFL and NFL Properties and retired NFL players, their representatives and family members. The retired NFL players sued, accusing the NFL of not warning players and hiding the damages of brain injury.
Bed Sheet Thread Count Antitrust Litigation
Thread count is the primary indicator of sheet quality in the linen industry. However, the industry’s reputation has come under question as several claims have been filled alleging that bedding sheets manufacturers and/or retailers fraudulently increased the thread counts of sheets to charge their consumers a higher price.