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    • Risperdal Claim Settled for $15.5M in Kentucky

      Risperdal Claim Settled for $15.5M in Kentucky

      Janssen Pharmaceuticals and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, recently entered into a settlement agreement with the Commonwealth of Kentucky over allegations surrounding the drug Risperdal.  Janssen agreed to: Pay $15.5 million to the state of Kentucky Fully disclose the […]

    • IVC Filter Lawsuit Alleges Failure, Migration of the Device

      IVC Filter Lawsuit Alleges Failure, Migration of the Device

      IVC filters are inserted through an artery and deployed with spider-like legs designed to both catch blood clots before they find their way to the lung and cause what could potentially be a fatal pulmonary embolism, and to hold the […]

    • U.S. News-Best Lawyers Includes Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC As A Tier 1 “Best Law Firm”

      U.S. News-Best Lawyers Includes Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC As A Tier 1 “Best Law Firm”

      U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2016. Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC is pleased to announce it has been selected and recognized for inclusion into these […]

    • Morcellator Cancer Lawsuits Will Now Be Fast Tracked For Litigation, MDL 2652

      Morcellator Cancer Lawsuits Will Now Be Fast Tracked For Litigation, MDL 2652

      The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated 15 federally filed morcellator cases on Thursday for pre-trial discovery and trial work up. The request for the Morcellator MDL was made by Plaintiffs in an effort to streamline the litigation and fast track […]

    • Lawsuit on Xarelto Claims Link to Ischemic Strokes and Other Bleeding Events

      Lawsuit on Xarelto Claims Link to Ischemic Strokes and Other Bleeding Events

      A lawsuit filed last week in state court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania alleges that Xarelto’s recommended dosage doesn’t work for as long as is represented by the manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer HealthCare. It is believed to be the first in […]

    • Bard G2 IVC Filter Complaint Filed in Georgia

      Bard G2 IVC Filter Complaint Filed in Georgia

      A new complaint filed by Mr. and Mrs. Duffie of Georgia joins more than two dozen Bard G2 IVC filter lawsuits that have been centralized for pretrial proceedings before Arizona U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell. Atlanta injury law firm […]

    • Canadian Government Orders Xarelto Investigation

      Canadian Government Orders Xarelto Investigation

      The number of lawsuits claiming injuries associated with Xarelto continues to grow in the U.S., and regulators in Canada recently announced a safety review into reports of liver injuries connected with Xarelto use. The August 26 Health Canada safety review […]

    • FDA Strengthens Warning on Invokana Labeling

      FDA Strengthens Warning on Invokana Labeling

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently revised its May 2015 warning to now include an increased risk of bone fractures and decreased bone mineral density. Bone mineral density relates to the strength of a person’s bones. The original […]

    • New Study Highlights Perforation Risk of Cook Celect IVC Filters

      New Study Highlights Perforation Risk of Cook Celect IVC Filters

      Researchers from the University of Colorado and Northwestern University recently compared the retrievability factor of the Cook Celect IVC filter to the Reed Option filter and found that although retrieval figures between the two were similar, the perforation rate for […]

    • Reversal of Fortune: Traffic Fatalities on the Rise in Georgia

      Reversal of Fortune: Traffic Fatalities on the Rise in Georgia

      Over the past decade, Georgia had been experiencing a decline in traffic fatalities each year. But bucking a nine-year trend, the state of Georgia saw an increase in the number of people killed in car accidents this past year, and […]