Category Archives: Commercial Litigation

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Medical Insiders Still Coming Forward to Reveal Johnson & Johnson’s Negligence

According to ABC News, insiders and consultants for Johnson & Johnson from across the globe have recently come forward to reveal how corrupt the company’s actions were in regards to the defective hip implant DePuy ASR. Dr. Antoni Nargol, a consultant orthopedic surgeon at the University Hospital of North Tees in North England, is one of the surgeons who worked with DePuy to monitor the progress of the new hip implant device when it was first being tested. Dr. Nargol stated the following in an interview with ABC News: “A lot of the implants were not meeting the specification that they were meant to, so we put this to DePuy and we gave them some implants and said, ‘Look these are out of specification. Will you check them?’ And [Johnson & Johnson] came back and said, ‘We’ve looked at the implants and they’re fine.’ But what was interesting was that…
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Research Shows Pradaxa is the Most Complained About Drug in the US

According to ABC 7 Detroit, Pradaxa, a popular blood thinner, is the most complained about drug in the United States. Pradaxa is used to treat atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that significantly increases the risk of stroke. Research found more complaints were filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about Pradaxa than any other prescription drug, in both 2011 and 2012. “We’ve found that this drug had a potential benefit in preventing stroke, but it also had extremely high risk of bleeding,” stated Tom Moore, the senior scientist at the Institute for Safe Medication Practice. The ISMP is a non-profit organization that monitors FDA reports. As we blogged about before, in February, documents were released that revealed the drug’s manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim, performed a study that showed a small minority of patients could have a higher bleeding risk than others. One of Pradaxa’s main selling points is that the…
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Two Killed in Florida Plane Crash While Filming Movie

According to the NYDailyNews.com, a movie shoot’s grand finale turned fatal after two people were killed in a plane crash in Summerfield, Florida. Authorities said a single-engine plane plunged nose-first in a Summerfield airfield on April 6, killing the pilot and his passenger, who were both involved in shooting the science-fiction thriller, “What Tomorrow Brings”. Witnesses told Marion County Sheriff’s deputies that the victims, the 70-year-old pilot and his 65-year-old passenger, were filming inside the Vans RV-7 single-engine aircraft around 8 p.m. when it appeared to stall in midair. Authorities said the passenger, the lead cinematographer for the movie, was filming the pilot when the plane stalled, just after completing a banking turn maneuver over the set. The Federal Aviation Administration is currently investigating the crash. Need a Lawyer for a Plane Crash? Our Attorneys Handle Aviation Litigation Worldwide When you lose a loved one in a plane crash, you…
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Three Cruise Ship Norovirus Outbreaks Sickens Hundreds of Passengers and Crew

Three separate outbreaks of norovirus that affected more than 100 people each have been reported aboard two cruise liners, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two of the ill-fated cruises struck Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas. During the ship’s April 5-12 cruise, over 100 of the nearly 3,000 passengers and crew were sickened, primarily by vomit and diarrhea. During the ship’s cruise the prior week, 117 passengers and crew were also sickened by norovirus, according to the CDC. The third outbreak affected Princess Cruise’s Crown Princess during a week-long cruise that ended on April 11; in all, 152 of the more-than 4,000 passengers and crew were sickened. Norovirus is a highly-infectious virus that can be picked up through contaminated food or water or by touching contaminated surfaces. It causes inflammation of the stomach, intestines or both, often leading to stomach…
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Three Dead and Three Injured in Fatal Lanai Plane Crash

According to KHON Local 2, three people were killed and three others injured after a Maui County chartered plane crashed and burst into flames on Lanai on February 26. The incident happened only one mile from the airport. Maui County officials said the deceased included a Maui Air pilot and two Department of Planning employees. Three crash survivors were airlifted to the Queens Medical Center on Oahu after the crash with burn injuries. Authorities say the group had been on Lanai earlier that evening and had chartered a return flight on Maui Air which left at 9:05 pm. Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from a passenger on the plane who said he had been in a crash at approximately 9:30 p.m. Maui County fire and police officials responded to the crash, and when crews arrived at the scene, they had to put out a brushfire ignited by flames from…
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Six-Year-Old Boy Drowns to Death in Swimming Pool on Carnival Cruise Ship

On October 13, Carnival Cruise Lines stated that a 6-year-old boy drowned while at sea on board the Carnival Victory. Investigators say that a young boy from Winter Garden, Florida was in the pool with his 10-year-old brother when he unexpectedly went underwater and did not come back up. Passengers and bystanders jumped in to try and save the child, but it was too late. “They tried to resuscitate him, but as the fluid came out, they didn’t turn him to let it out,” said one witness to the drowning, a nursing student. “He choked on his own fluid, and they stayed there for at least 20 minutes trying to revive him.” The 6-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no lifeguards on duty at the time of the accident, as it is not Carnival’s policy to have lifeguards supervising their pools. The Miami-Dade Police Department is…
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