On March 3, 2015 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that warning labels on testosterone drugs, including Axiron, must include heart attack and stroke risks. more »
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Until recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believed that measles was eradicated in 2000. During the first 30 days of 2015, the CDC reported 102 cases of measles in 14 states believed to be linked to an outbreak in Disneyland. The United States is experiencing resurgence in measles because more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children, Fox News reported.
West Virginia legislators recently passed a bill to extend medical malpractice liability caps to nursing homes, pharmacies and other health care providers. more »
Inclement weather during this time of year can be a nuisance for Pennsylvania residents. To make the winter less dangerous, property owners are required to treat snow and ice on their property within a reasonable time limit. Failure to do so exposes the property owner to liability for a slip and fall lawsuit.
A Philadelphia jury has handed down a $2.5 million dollar verdict against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in connection with a Risperdal Lawsuit filed on behalf of a young man who developed gynecomastia as a result of taking the antipsychotic drug. more »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on March 3, 2015 it will require manufacturers to update the warning labels of testosterone drugs to include heart attack and stroke risks. The warning comes too late for several men who have already filed AndroGel lawsuits for life-threatening injuries they weren’t warned about.
In July 2014, Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Ethicon division issued a worldwide withdrawal of its surgical tool called a power morcellator due to the risk of spreading undetected cancer cells when used during gynecological laparoscopic surgeries (such as a hysterectomies, myomectomies, or other procedures to remove fibroids or tissue). more »
A vast majority of primary care physicians agree to letting parents delay vaccinating their children, despite the fact that they feel these decisions put children at risk for dangerous diseases, a new survey published in the journal Pediatrics has found. more »
Negligent hospitals are now facing more than medical malpractice lawsuits. In December 2014, Medicare announced that it would penalize hospitals with the highest rate of avoidable mistakes that can lead to “hospital acquired conditions.” more »