Personal Injury

Another $100-Million Medical Mesh Settlement

A Delaware jury has ordered Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a woman injured by transvaginal mesh, Reuters reported yesterday. The woman was awarded $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages due to multiple surgeries and ongoing pain after she had the mesh implanted to help treat her pelvic organ prolapse and …

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2 Ways North Carolina Sexual Abuse Victims Can Hold Their Attackers Accountable

Sexual abuse is a very real problem in North Carolina. In fact, statistics show that in 2011 there were 5,105 cases of North Carolina sexual abuse investigated by state agencies. The case of a former Gaston County wrestling coach who was recently convicted of inappropriate sexual contact with his athletes has brought the spotlight to the …

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Millions of Dollars Awarded in Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Women who have been harmed by transvaginal surgical mesh are finally seeing justice in the form of positive lawsuit verdicts in the millions of dollars. Some of the verdicts that have come in this year include: A South Dakota woman was awarded $3.35 million because the mesh manufacturer—Johnson & Johnson—failed to adequately warn her doctor …

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Fire Hazard from Insect Repellant and Sunscreen Sprays

Okay, this makes sense, but I never thought of it before, and now my obsessive/compulsive mind won’t be able to let it go. The FDA has just released a warning about using certain sprays near an open flame, such as a burning grill, campfire, bonfire, candle, lighter, or even a cigarette. Many sprays contain flammable …

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Temporary Tattoos May Cause Permanent Scars

Temporary tattoos seem so fun and innocuous. But as the saying goes: It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about temporary tattoos, also known as “henna” tattoos. There have been reports of severe skin reactions, sometimes leading to permanent scarring. “Just because …

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New Guidance About Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants

This week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released updated safety recommendations for metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. This is the FDA’s most comprehensive set of recommendations to date. What’s the Problem with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants? While all hip replacements pose risks for patients, research has shown that metal-on-metal hip implants carry unique risks. In metal-on-metal hip …

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