OxyContin Lawsuit in Kentucky Appears Headed for Trial

Purdue Pharma, maker of the best-selling painkiller OxyContin, appears headed for trial in a lawsuit … [Continue Reading]

FDA Alerts Consumers to Dangers of Counterfeit Decorative Contact Lenses

With Halloween quickly approaching, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting … [Continue Reading]

Guardrail Maker Trinity Industries Cheated Government, Texas Jury Finds

A jury in U.S. district court in Texas found that Trinity Industries defrauded the government by … [Continue Reading]

7.8 Million Vehicles Affected by Takata Air Bag Alert

A potentially fatal air bag defect has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration … [Continue Reading]

Motion Requests Multidistrict Litigation for Xarelto Bleeding Cases

A motion has been filed to consolidate a cases alleging serious bleeding side effects from the blood … [Continue Reading]


OxyContin Lawsuit in Kentucky Appears Headed for Trial

Purdue Pharma, maker of the best-selling painkiller OxyContin, appears headed for trial in a lawsuit brought by the state of Kentucky accusing Purdue of actions that helped create widespread addiction in the state. Bloomberg News reports Purdue has never gone to trial on a case of OxyContin abuse, successfully defeating more than 10 class actions [...]

FDA Alerts Consumers to Dangers of Counterfeit Decorative Contact Lenses

With Halloween quickly approaching, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers to the dangers of using counterfeit decorative contact lenses. Decorative lenses tend to be increasingly popular around this time of year, but using unapproved lenses can result in eye injuries and blindness, the FDA warns. In a joint effort with the [...]

Guardrail Maker Trinity Industries Cheated Government, Texas Jury Finds

A jury in U.S. district court in Texas found that Trinity Industries defrauded the government by deliberately withholding information about modifications to its ET-Plus highway guardrail system that possibly made it more dangerous. Trinity’s total liability could top $1 billion. The jury found the guardrail maker cheated the government of $175 million by passing off [...]

7.8 Million Vehicles Affected by Takata Air Bag Alert

A potentially fatal air bag defect has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to notify the owners of 7.8 million vehicles, urging them to replace the air bags. According to the agency’s press release, the recall of the affected vehicles began as far back as 18 months ago, and continued as recently as [...]

Motion Requests Multidistrict Litigation for Xarelto Bleeding Cases

A motion has been filed to consolidate a cases alleging serious bleeding side effects from the blood thinner Xarelto into a multidistrict litigation (MDL). An MDL coordinates proceedings in complex litigation where a large number of lawsuits allege similar injuries associated with a medication or product. At least 21 actions pending in 10 judicial districts [...]

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.