Personal Injury Blog

In Spite of Risperdal Lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson Reports High Profits

Johnson & Johnson has reported strong profits for the third quarter highlighted by strong pharmaceutical sales despite the fact that it is facing a number of product liability lawsuits. According to an earnings statement, the company reported net earnings of $4.3 billion, or $1.53 earnings per share on revenue of $17.8 billion. The company, […]

Injury Prevention Procedures Lead to Lower Worker’s Compensation Costs

Retail stores provide vital services and goods to the public and also create a large number of jobs with over 21 million people currently working in the retail industry across the county. Retail employees also suffer a high rate of slip, trip, and fall injuries compared to other industries according to the Centers for […]

Weekly Recap of Recalled, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: November 21-27, 2016

Each week we compile a summary of recalled, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.24 recalls to be aware this week.Medical Devices & Equipment:Photo Source: fda.govSentreHeart FindrWIRZ Guidewire System recalled due to Coating Separation — the […]

New Study Shows Invokana Increases Appetite in Diabetes Patients

A recent study conducted in Type II diabetes patients being treated with the drug Invokana revealed that the drug can lead to an increased appetite and increased consumption of calories. According to researchers, Invokana patients burn more calories due to the medicine blocking sugar from being reabsorbed into the blood stream and being flushed […]

Lawyers Claim DePuy Aggressively Marketed Metal-On-Metal Implants

As the first product liability trials in the multi-district litigation (MDL) against DePuy Orthopaedics get underway, plaintiffs claim that the medical device manufacturer aggressively marketed their hip implants to surgeons even though they knew the design posed serious risks to patients. Lawyers argued that DePuy had knowledge that the metal-on-metal implants carried greater dangers […]

Plant Manager Claims He Was Fired for Reporting Safety Violations

The manager of a Pennsylvania plant who was fired for reporting safety violations at the facility will receive about $135,000 in back wages from his former employer. According to a Central Penn Business Journal news report, the manager worked at the company’s Lower Swatara Township plant in October 2014. Officials with the U.S. Occupational […]

Weekly Recap of Recalled, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: November 14-20, 2016

Each week we compile a summary of recalled, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.23 recalls to be aware of this week.Auto:Photo Source: autoblog.comChrysler recalled 88,888 Darts, Durangos, and Grand Cherokees for two separate issues. Dart […]

Sixth Risperdal Lawsuit Settled After Several Large Jury Awards

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals (the makers of Risperdal) have agreed to settle what would have been the sixth trial in the ongoing Risperdal litigation alleging the drug Risperdal caused the growth of female breasts. The plaintiff in the case had been prescribed Risperdal at the age of 7 to treat symptoms related to […]

Xarelto Trials Set to Begin in February 2017

More than 9,000 lawsuits have been filed nationwide against the manufacturers and distributors of the blood-thinning drug Xarelto. According to a report in The Louisiana Record, the first case is due for trial in February. The lawsuit was filed by a Louisiana man who claimed to have suffered severe gastrointestinal bleeding after using Xarelto. […]

Staying Safe in Rhode Island Construction Zones

Motorists are being warned to exercise care while navigating the new lane patterns on the Interstate 95 near the Providence Place Mall as part of construction work on the Providence Viaduct project. According to a WPRI news report, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has re-introduced lane changes signaled by big overheard signs. WPRI […]