Eli Lilly has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to resolve claims regarding the drug Zyprexa. Zyprexa is an anti-psychotic drug that has the subject of state and federal claims.
Peanut Corp. of America and its distributor King Nut Cos. are implicated in a salmonella outbreak. King Nut has initiated a recall of the suspected product.
The New England Journal of Medicine has published a study showing that people taking anti-psychotic drugs such as Zyprexa or Risperdal were twice as likely to suffer heart attacks. The study also indicated that older drugs may be safer and just as effective in treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Rob Waters, Bloomberg 01/15/2009
An Illinois hospital will pay $6.5 million to settle a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by the parents of a baby who sustained brain damage at birth. The plaintiffs had claimed that the doctors and staff of the hospital failed to timely respond to fetal distress caused by administering the drug Pitocin.
The four-wheeled Rihno Recreational Utility Vehicle (RUV) manufactured by Yamaha Motor Corp. has been the subject of complaints by users. Riders have alleged that there is a design defect that makes the RUV unstable. Riders have complained that the Rhino is prone to rollover, which can cause serious personal injury or death. The attorneys at Kennedy Hodges are experienced with product liability claims such as the ones being made in connection with the Rhino. Please feel free to call us at 713-523-0001 or 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.