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Allergan Recalls Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

December 31, 2019

Per the FDA’s request, Allergan has recalled its Natrelle BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders because they have been linked to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare and potentially deadly cancer. According to the FDA, 481 of 573 women with ALCL had Allergan breast implants. The administration estimates that those with the implant are 6…

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FIU Bridge Collapse Victims Set to Get Share of Nearly $103 Million Settlement

December 19, 2019

Over a year and a half after the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University (FIU), victims are set to receive their share of a nearly $103 million settlement. The decision came after Judge A. Jay Cristol, approved Magnum Construction Management’s (MCM), formerly Munilla Construction Management, bankruptcy reorganization plan. Barring any appeals, the…

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The Law of the Jungle: How Long Can Amazon Evade Liability?

December 16, 2019

The Online Retailer Claims It’s Not Responsible for Defective Products Sold Through Its Platform Finding the perfect gift has never been easier, thanks to online merchants like Amazon. However, finding recourse after a defective product causes serious damage could be more difficult. Recent product liability cases against the site have shown that our laws may need…

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Supreme Court Won’t Allow Remington to Challenge Lawsuit by Sandy Hook Families

December 2, 2019

In 2012, Adam Lanza killed 26 children and adults in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Two years later, the victims’ families sued Remington Arms Co., the maker of the assault rifle used in the shooting, under Connecticut’s Unfair Trade Practices Act. They claim the company is liable for advertising the semiautomatic rifle in a way…

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Risperdal Side Effects Cost Johnson & Johnson $8 Billion in Philadelphia Lawsuit

October 23, 2019

Johnson & Johnson is an established brand, trusted by parents and doctors alike. In 2018 alone, the company earned $82 billion for its medical devices and prescription drugs. But its reputation has recently come under fire. Last year, for example, a St. Louis jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 22 women nearly $5 billion…

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Opioid Trial in Oklahoma Continues, Seeks to Hold Big Pharma Accountable for Opioid Epidemic

June 5, 2019

The ongoing opioid epidemic is estimated to claim more than 30 lives across the country each day as people accidentally overdose on painkillers, gained primarily through prescriptions. Health industry experts and organizations widely agree that Big Pharma played a significant role in the growth of the epidemic by telling medical providers that their opioids were…

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Pedestrian Deaths in the U.S. Reach the Highest Numbers Since the ‘90s

March 8, 2019

In 2018, the number of pedestrians killed in accidents was the highest it’s been in 28 years. According to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the increase in pedestrian deaths is likely due to distracted drivers and walkers, alcohol and drug impairment, and an increasing amount of SUVs on the road. Data from…

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