Two studies have found that Avandia (rosiglitazone) creates a risk of heart attacks and strokes. The studies have shown a significant increase in the risk for heart failure, stroke and even death. One study has found that Avandia raises the risk of heart attacks by 28-39% compared with other diabetes medications. In response, some lawmakers have called for Avandia to be pulled from the market. If you are looking for a Houston Avandia lawyer , please contact us.
Blood pressure medications known as "angiotensin-receptor blockers" may increase the risk of cancer. An analysis of five studies revealed an increase of eleven percent in cancer overall and a twenty-five percent increase for lung cancer. RONI CARYN RABIN, The New York Times 06/22/2010
A jury has decided that Enterprise Rent-A-Car must pay $15 million to the family of two girls who died in a car crash in 2004 in a car rented from the company. Chrysler had issued a recall for the PT Cruiser the girls were riding in, but Enterprise failed to return any of their PT Cruisers for repair. Enterprise admitted it was liable for the deaths. Jondi Gumz, San Jose Mercury News 06/21/2010 If you are looking for a Houston rental car accident attorney , please contact us .
Car recalls are not uncommon in the U.S. and too often car manufacturers cut corners on costs, which often involve using untested components throughout the production process.
Two years after DePuy Orthopaedics issued a recall for its ASR metal-on-metal hip implant system the company has yet to complete a study to pinpoint the cause of the defective hip implants.
A New York plaintiff has been awarded $40 million after being involved in an accident with a Verizon van. He was struck and nearly killed by the Verizon driver. The van was traveling about 50 miles per hour and caused the plaintiff to spend weeks in a coma. He suffered brain damage and paralysis. If you are looking for a Houston commercial accident attorney , please contact us .
Four types of PediaCare medicines have been recalled because they were produced at the same plant as contaminated children's Tylenol. Blacksmith Brands, Inc. the producer of PediaCare, stated that the recall was precautionary only. New lots of the medication should ship from another plant in July.
The AP has reported that the Minerals Management Service conducted at least 16 fewer inspections aboard the Deepwater Horizon than it should have under its own policy. President Obama has criticized the cozy relationship between regulators and oil companies and have vowed to reform the MMS, which both regulates the industry and collects billions in royalties from it.
A jury ordered Allergan Inc., the manufacturer of Botox Cosmetic, to pay $15 million to a patient who suffered botulism poisoning due to the product. The jury ruled against Allergan because their Botox did not have adequate information regarding the side effects of the drug on its warning label. Nolan Clay, NewsOK.com 05/12/2010 If you are looking for a Houston Botox attorney, please contact us .
The FDA has issued a new warning concerning the popular diet drugs known as Xenical (Orlistat) and Alli. The FDA had received reports of severe liver damage associated with the drugs both in the United States and abroad. Some of the patients died from liver failure and others required liver transplants. If you are looking for a Houston diet drug attorney , please contact us .
Federal regulators have ordered Baxter International to recall its Colleague infusion pumps. The FDA ordered the recall because of Baxter's longstanding failure to fix problems with the infusion pumps. The pumps put patients at risk for various malfunctions such as overinfusion, underinfusion and electrical shock. Kennedy Hodges is currently litigating claims related to rapid infusion pumps. If you are a loved one are looking for a Houston infusion pump attorney, please contact us .
A former police officer and the bar she visited will pay $2.255 million to the families of those who died in a collision with the police officer after she left the bar. The former officer's blood alcohol content was 0.169 three hours after the crash. She had been indicted for manslaughter. Heather Ratcliffe, St. Louis Post Dispatch 04/14/2010 If you are looking for a Houston dram shop attorney, please contact us .
A family of a baby born with cerebral palsy settled a lawsuit against an Elgin hospital for $9.5 million. The plaintiffs claimed that a nurse midwife failed to call a doctor after the mother started to experience complications during delivery. Serena Maria Daniels, Chicago Tribune 04/16/2010 If you are looking for a Houston birth injury attorney , please contact us .