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Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0700

Another Catheter Recalled
Washington, DC: Yet another catheter recall has been issued by the FDA. Vascular Solutions, Inc. recalled its Venture Catheters because they can potentially cause a blood clot, which can result in serious injury and even death

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0700

California Software Company Sues Competitors Over Use of Employment Agreements
Pleasanton, CA: California cloud computing company Veeva Systems has filed a lawsuit against three of its competitors, hoping to stop companies' widespread misuse of non-compete and other employment agreements that are barred by California law and can restrict employees' basic rights, according to The Mercury News

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0700

Onglyza, Kombiglyze Maintain Risks in Spite of Dismissed Lawsuits
Trenton, NJ: Plaintiffs bringing either a saxagliptin lawsuit, or an Onglyza lawsuit (Onglyza is the trade name for saxagliptin) appear to have had a checkered track record in terms of success with their cases in spite of various side effects associated with the Type 2 diabetes drug

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 -0700

ED-530XT Duodenoscopes Recalled
Santa Clara, CA: An urgent recall of all Fujifilm ED-530XT duodenoscopes has been issued, due to the difficulty in what the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refers to as “reprocessing.” Reprocessing is a detailed, multistep process to clean and disinfect or sterilize reusable devices. The voluntary recall of the duodenoscopes also includes replacement of the ED-530XT forceps elevator mechanism including the O-ring seal, replacement of the distal end cap, and new Operation Manuals. The FDA has previously issued a warning that duodenoscopes could be linked to the spread of deadly bacteria. A

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0700

Improvements in Cleaning Endoscopes Still not Universally Implemented: Study
Pittsburgh, PA: A recent study last month has shown that risks of infection stemming from use of endoscopes and duodenoscopes is continuing generally in the healthcare field in spite of guideline updates and other examples of tightening compliance aimed at improving, or even eliminating infection from the reusable devices. It’s the kind of infection passed along from one patient to another that has previously, and continues to fuel many an endoscope lawsuit.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:30:00 -0700

Denied Disability Plaintiffs Overdue for Unum’s Cutting Board?
San Francisco, CA: One of the largest health insurers is back in the news, allegedly up to its old tricks of bad faith insurance tactics. Three Unum policy holders claim that their disability benefits were wrongfully terminated, according to their lawsuits. All the complaints were filed in California in June

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:30:00 -0700

Acuerdo con Costco de $2 Millones por accidente laboral en California ya cuenta con aprobación preliminar
San Diego, CA. Una propuesta acción de clase basada en la ley del trabajo de California tendrá que esperar un poco antes de que el asunto se pueda marcar como 'resuelto' después de otra negativa por un juez de la Corte de Distrito de California para aprobar un acuerdo propuesto debido a inconsistencias entre la gobernanza en las reclamaciones, y el lenguaje que contiene.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0700

California Woman Launches Harassment Lawsuit against Dolby
Los Angeles, CA: A former employee of Dolby Laboratories Inc. in California has filed a harassment lawsuit against her former employer and various individuals alleging harassment, and an unfair and fractious work environment. Plaintiff Sushama Gokhale alleges violations against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and various laws maintained by the state of California

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:30:00 -0700

Study Finds Consumers Complain Most About Banks With Highest Overdraft Fee Revenue
Washington, DC: A consumer protection report has found a correlation between the banks that customers complain about most and the amount of revenue from overdraft fees and insufficient funds (NSF) those banks collect

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:00:00 -0700

Attorney discusses the California Employment Lawsuit and Settlement in Augustus v ABM Security Services
Oakland, CA: Thousands of security guards are extremely pleased with the outcome of their lawsuit regarding rest breaks, which dragged through the court system for years. “After 12 years, we just received final court approval of our $110 million settlement,” says attorney Scott Cole, adding that he is co-counsel with Drew Pomerance's office on the California labor lawsuit. T

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:00:00 -0700

Class Action St. Jude Medical Lawsuit Launched in Canada, Seeks $800 Million
Toronto, ON: One of the most recent lawsuits to be filed against St. Jude Medical with regard to faulty batteries associated with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) has been filed by a woman in Canada. According to the New York Post (05/12/17), plaintiff Shirley Houle is seeking $800 million in damages on behalf of others similarly affected in a proposed class action

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:45:00 -0700

Sears Facing 401K Class Action Lawsuit
Santa Clara, CA: Sears Holding is facing an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) class action lawsuit filed by employees who allege the company used its own stock as an investment option in the 401(k) plan, despite knowledge that the company was in in “extremely poor financial condition.” A

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0700

Illinois Fights Opioid Crisis with Class Action Suit
St. Clair County, Illinois The opioid addiction crisis has hit St. Clair County, Illinois hard. They are fighting back in a class action lawsuit charging the Purdue Pharma and Abbot Laboratories Inc. put profits ahead of the health and safety of its customers by underplaying the potential harm associated with highly addictive narcotics

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0700

Medtronic Knew About Deficiencies, Lawsuit Says
Tucson, AZ: Medtronic devices which have been around since 1988 and 1999 respectively have been the focus of much scrutiny in recent years, with the most recent concern landing earlier this year with a Class 1 recall related to software associated with the SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pump. A Class 1 recall, about which anyone considering a Medtronic SynchroMed recall lawsuit would appreciate knowing, is the most serious of the three recall classifications maintained by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:30:00 -0700

Taxotere Multidistrict Litigation May Remand Some Cases to State Courts
New Orleans, LA: Plaintiffs in a Louisiana multidistrict Taxotere litigation have asked the court to remand several cases back to state courts

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:00:00 -0700

Ethicon Physiomesh Withdrawn from Market, Never Formally Recalled
Atlanta, GA: A myriad of issues with regard to Ethicon Physiomesh and the accompanying Ethicon Physiomesh complaints were partially responsible for Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, triggering a market recall of their product last year