Invokana gangrene lawsuit filed by Jones Ward

One of the nation’s first diabetes drug lawsuits involving Fournier’s gangrene has been filed in federal court by the pharmaceutical litigation team at Jones Ward PLC. Fournier’s gangrene is a rare disease that affects the genitals and perineum. It is also known as necrotizing fasciitis, and is a type of infection of the genitals or… Read More

Bayer unit tagged with $289 million Roundup cancer verdict

Bayer subsidiary Monsanto faces a $289 million jury verdict over its weedkiller Roundup, which has been linked to cancer. A jury in California found in favor of a retired school groundskeeper who used Roundup as a pesticide for decades. The dying man discovered tumors all over his body, and was diagnosed with in cancer in… Read More

MRI risks detailed in new warning for Gadolinium

Gadolinium, a contrast agent used in MRI scans, is the target of a new health warning issued for patients and healthcare providers. The warnings are being added to the medication guide and patient materials for certain MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging tests. Top officials at Bayer, GE, Bracco Diagnostics and Guerbet signed off on the… Read More

Onglyza heart failure MDL sent to Kentucky

Heart failure lawsuits tied to diabetes drugs Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR will be consolidated in Kentucky federal court, a panel of judges has decided. Ongylza and Kombiglyze XR are used by more than 100,00 Type 2 Diabetes patients in the U.S., and both drugs have been on the U.S. market since at least 2010. But it… Read More

MRI leads to metal poisoning, lawsuit says

Metal poisoning from gadolinium is being linked to MRI tests in patients, according to a series of new lawsuits.  An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a routine test used by doctors in hundreds of thousands of patients each year. Gadolinium is used as a contrast agent, and the lawsuits — including one from the wife… Read More

Onglyza heart failure lawsuits filed by Jones Ward PLC

A growing number of diabetes patients are seeking legal help after being diagnosed with heart failure while taking the drugs Ongylza and Kombiglyze XR. The dangerous drug lawyers at Jones Ward PLC have filed two of the only lawsuits in federal court in pursuit of justice for these injuries. Ongylza and Kombiglyze XR are used by thousands of… Read More

Abilify: Potential Cause of Gambling and Other Compulsive Behaviors

Abilify: Potential Cause of Gambling and Other Compulsive Behaviors

What is Abilify? Abilify is the brand name of the anti-psychotic medication aripiprazole. Aripiprazole is also prescribed under the brand names of Ability Maintena and Aristada and comes in generic form. Typically, it is prescribed to treat such conditions as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is also sometimes prescribed as an add-on treatment for major… Read More

Chemo drug Taxotere linked to Permanent Hair Loss

Chemo drug Taxotere linked to Permanent Hair Loss

Chemotherapy treatment for cancer is bad enough, as is the lingering side effects that come with it like temporary hair loss. However Taxotere, a frequently used drug to treat breast cancer, is now being linked to permanent hair loss. What is Taxotere? Taxotere has been used to treat breast cancer since 1996. While warnings of… Read More

Mirena and Pseudotumor Cerbri—A Failure to Warn

Mirena and Pseudotumor Cerbri—A Failure to Warn

Mirena is a long-acting reversible contraceptive manufactured by Bayer that prevents pregnancy for up to five years. Besides being highly effective, Mirena users are usually able to become pregnant within a few months after removal. However, in some cases, Mirena users may develop a rare disease known as pseudotumor cerebri, also called idiopathic intracranial hypertension,… Read More