Month: January 2017

Experts Say Talc is Toxic in 1st Trial in California

Study Links Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Researchers in New York found a 22% higher risk of ovarian cancer for women who had ever used talcum powder on their genital area.

/ January 31, 2017
Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit in Florida

Cook Medical Hit With Vein Filter Injury Lawsuit

Lawsuits have been filed by hundreds of people who were injured by Cook Medical's blood clot-catching Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters. Many studies have found high rates of vein perforation, with the risk increasing over time.

/ January 31, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Program Detects Skin Cancer as Good as Doctors

Researchers at Stanford University have created an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can identify skin cancer nearly as good as a dermatologist, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.

/ January 31, 2017
Insulin Price Fixing Lawsuit

Insulin Class Action Blames 1000% Cost Increase on Price-Fixing

A class action lawsuit accuses drug-makers of illegally jacking up the price of insulin so they could profit off diabetics who need it to survive.

/ January 30, 2017
A man from Michigan who was injured by an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter has filed a lawsuit against Cook Medical for downplaying risks.

Vein Filter Injury Lawsuit Filed by Michigan Man

A man who was injured by an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter has filed a lawsuit against Cook Medical for downplaying the risk of side effects.

/ January 30, 2017
Roundup MDL in California

Judge Allows Roundup Labels to Include Cancer Warning in California

California can require Monsanto to label its popular Roundup weed killer as a possible cancer threat even though the company insists the product is harmless to humans, a judge in Fresno has tentatively ruled.

/ January 30, 2017

Bard Meridian® IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed in California

A lawsuit has been filed by a woman who was injured by one of C.R. Bard's newest IVC filters — but just like Bard's older filters, reports link it to fractures and it was removed from the market without a...

/ January 27, 2017

The Road to Recalling the Power Pressure Cooker XL

We explain what it would it take for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall the Power Pressure Cooker XL. Instead of waiting, many consumers are filing lawsuits.

/ January 27, 2017

CDC Issues Bird Flu Travel Warning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new travel warning about a strain of bird flu that has been linked to nearly 100 deaths in China over the past four years.

/ January 27, 2017

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Un-Hatched Hatchimals

A class action lawsuit has been filed by a California mother who says her daughter's Hatchimal was a dud — it never hatched. The manufacturer is accused of falsely advertising a defective toy to kids.

/ January 26, 2017