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September 19, 2017

Vehicle Defects in MNWhen you are involved in an auto accident, it is important that all possible contributing factors be examined. Some accidents may appear, at first, to be the responsibility of a negligent driver, but a closer inspection may reveal a vehicle defect as the source. Unfortunately, while defective vehicles and faulty vehicle parts may play a role in many motorcycle, truck, and car...

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September 08, 2017

GoldenbergLaw represents victims of defective hernia mesh on a contingency basis. If you don’t win, we don’t get paid. Call our Minneapolis office to learn moreApproximately 1.3 million people undergo hernia repair every year. Over half of these patients require surgery for herniation in the groin area, but abdominal hernia repair makes up for a large part of this number as well.

A hernia happens when weakness in muscle or tissue allow organs to spill into the body...

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August 23, 2017

Distracted driving is a factor in nearly all car accidents, but what exactly is distracted driving? The short quiz below will test your knowledge of distraction along with Minnesota distracted driving laws, and can help you assess your own dangerous behaviors, giving you an opportunity to change habits and work to prevent car accidents.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by a...

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August 22, 2017

On Aug. 21st, 2017, a California jury found that J&J was negligent and also found that they “willfully and consciously disregarded the rights and safety of others”. The jury then awarded Plaintiff Eva Echeverria $70 million dollars in compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages for a total verdict of $417 million.

There have been five prior trials over the question of whether talcum powder in J&J personal care products causes ovarian cancer.  Now after the sixth trial, plaintiffs have won five out of six trials with verdicts totaling a staggering $724 million dollars (although some verdicts have...

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August 08, 2017

settlement

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., a Japanese pharmaceutical company, agreed to pay up to $300 million to settle approximately 2,500 cases pending against its blood pressure medications, Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, and Tribenzor.

The settlement was reached as a part of a multidistrict litigation, In re: Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2606, and was announced on August 1, 2017. A press release summarizing the settlement...

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July 28, 2017

GoldenbergLaw Partner Laura Pittner Named to Farxiga PSC

GoldenbergLaw is pleased to announce the appointment of partner Laura Pittner to the Plaintiff Steering Committee (PSC) tasked with leading the Farxiga Multidistrict Litigation (MDL).

The drugs involved in the litigation, Farxiga and its sister drug, Xigduo XR, are type II diabetes medications used to lower patients’ blood glucose levels. Farxiga and Xigudo XR have been linked to causing ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is a life-threatening condition resulting when insulin levels are low and not enough glucose reaches the body’s cells. Symptoms of...

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July 25, 2017

Quality Control Systems Corporation is suing the NHTSA over the agency’s claims that Tesla Autopilot reduces crash risk. According to the complaint, FOIA requests have been ignoredIn May of 2016, a Florida man was killed in an accident that occurred while his Tesla Model S was cruising on semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. An ...

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July 11, 2017

Pain is the most common symptoms of a failed knee implant. DuPuy Attune® loosening may also result in bone loss and tissue damage. If you have suffered complications, GoldenbergLaw can help.Tibial loosening following knee replacement surgery with the DePuy Attune® Knee Replacement System is a growing concern for many patients. Some patients have reported issues within the first month following knee replacement, though most reports made to the FDA suggest a majority of...

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July 05, 2017

In May, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling allowing patent holders to sue companies in states outside of the defendant’s home. In its ruling, TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Brands, the Supreme Court found that the only place a defendant can be subject to a lawsuit is in their home court, where the company has a regular and established place of business.

Similarly, in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco County, the Supreme Court overturned a...

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June 28, 2017

Contaminated Steroid Investigation Leads to Prison Time for Barry Cadden

Barry Cadden, owner of the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, New England, was sentenced to nine years in prison after a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak was traced to contaminated steroid injections made in the NECC. As of October 2013, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported 64 deaths from contaminated steroid injections traced to Cadden’s facility. Federal prosecutors estimate an additional 12 people have died since the report, bringing the death toll to 76. As a result, the NECC was hit with hundreds of lawsuits filed by the...

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