Xarelto Lawsuits May be Consolidated into MDL

A motion has been filed to consolidate Xarelto lawsuits into a federal multidistrict litigation … [Continue Reading]

New Toyota Recall For 1.67 Million Vehicles Worldwide

In its latest recall this year, Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 1.67 million vehicles worldwide over … [Continue Reading]

Significant Number of Medication Errors Occur in Young Children, Study Shows

Medication mistakes among young children are not as uncommon as one would hope, according to a study … [Continue Reading]

New Jersey Appeals Panel Considers Facebook Ethics Case

A New Jersey appeals court is considering whether the state’s Office of Attorney Ethics in … [Continue Reading]

Data on Medication Dosage for Kids is Limited

Prescribing medication for children is often more uncertain than it is for adults because there is … [Continue Reading]


Xarelto Lawsuits May be Consolidated into MDL

A motion has been filed to consolidate Xarelto lawsuits into a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL). MDLs are common when litigation becomes large and more complex; centralizing cases to one court before one judge helps make the process more efficient. The plaintiffs in the Xarelto litigation asked the U.S. Joint Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to [...]

New Toyota Recall For 1.67 Million Vehicles Worldwide

In its latest recall this year, Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 1.67 million vehicles worldwide over problems with brakes and fuel components. The recall involves 1 million vehicles in Japan and 615,000 elsewhere in the world, Law360 reports. Fuel delivery pipe problems affect 759,000 vehicles, while 802,000 others have brake problems. In Japan, 190,000 Corolla [...]

Significant Number of Medication Errors Occur in Young Children, Study Shows

Medication mistakes among young children are not as uncommon as one would hope, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. The most common errors were with painkillers such as aspirin. The second-most common were with cough and cold medicines and allergy medicines. Researchers analyzed data on medication errors reported among children younger than [...]

New Jersey Appeals Panel Considers Facebook Ethics Case

A New Jersey appeals court is considering whether the state’s Office of Attorney Ethics in empowered to file ethics grievances against lawyers after district ethics committees have declined to do so. If the panel says the Superior Courts has jurisdiction over ethics matters, it will then have to decide whether OAE Director Charles Centinaro violated [...]

Data on Medication Dosage for Kids is Limited

Prescribing medication for children is often more uncertain than it is for adults because there is little data to support information about dosage, safety or efficiency, Scientific American reports. Since most clinical trials do not include children, the burden of deciding what treatments to use and how much falls on physicians.

NJ Appeals Court Upholds No-Cause Verdict Despite Jury Problems

Although the jury might have misunderstood what evidence it was allowed to consider and although one juror called the plaintiff a liar in a discussion outside the jury room, a New Jersey appeals court found there were not sufficient grounds to reverse the no-cause verdict. The appeals court upheld the verdict and the trial judge’s [...]

Trinity Failed to tell Authorities about Guardrail Crash Tests, Court Hears

Trinity Industries was questioned about why they did not tell authorities about five failed crash tests in a trial over its guardrails, The New York Times reports. These guardrails have sparked safety concerns recently aside from this trial; last month, the states of Missouri and Massachusetts banned the design and began their own investigations. Virginia [...]

Medtronic-Covidien Deal may be Jeopardized by Infuse Class Action Lawsuit

Medtronic’s Infuse bone graft product has caused many safety-related issues for the company. Now, class action allegations over the product may jeopardize Medtronic’s $43 billion acquisition of Covidien, which is already controversial. A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of investors gained more ground when U.S. District Judge John Tunheim allowed attorneys to explore allegations [...]

Sugar-sweetened Soda May Increase Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new study shows that women who drink one or more sugar-sweetened sodas a day are significantly more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than women who drink less than one soda month. Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes joint pain and damage, fatigue and other symptoms, is the result of a combination of [...]

European Commission Scientific Committee Urges Caution on Metal-on-Metal Hips

The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENHIR), a European Commission committee that evaluates risks of medical devices, has issued an opinion on the safety of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip devices. The committee examined concerns over metal debris released into the bloodstream and surrounding tissue after MoM-hip resurfacing or replacement and the possibility [...]