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An Increase in Reported Vaping-Related Illnesses Leads to Investigation into the Safety of Vaping Devices

Due to an increase in reports of vaping-related illnesses in Maryland, the Maryland Department of Health is investigating five cases of severe lung illness in individuals who experienced respiratory symptoms after vaping in the last two months. Here, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss the growing investigation regarding vaping-related illness and what this recent…

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Two Maryland Families Allege Weed Killer Causes Cancer

As the controversy surrounding Roundup weedkiller increases, more and more individuals and families are making cases against the manufacturer of the popular herbicide, Bayer AG. Recently, two Maryland families joined the significant amount of individuals suing Bayer on the grounds that Roundup causes cancer, and one of these cases is being litigated by attorney Jay…

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The FDA Takes Action to Protect Patients from Risk of Certain Textured Breast Implants

In response to the risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) linked to Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that Allergan voluntarily recall select breast implants and tissue expanders. As a result of the request for recall, Allergan has agreed to take its products associated with…

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FDA Issues Black Box Warning for Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR

In July 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed a Black Box Warning, the highest possible warning the FDA can mandate, on Pfizer’s blockbuster immunology drugs Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR. These new warnings will alert patients of risks including an increased risk of blood clots—and potentially, death. Here, the Baltimore pharmaceutical liability attorneys at…

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Updates on Link Between Flesh-Eating Genital Infection and Diabetes Drug SGLT2 Inhibitors

A recent study investigated a potential link between a Type-2 diabetes drug and a severe and potentially fatal necrotizing fasciitis called Fournier gangrene. Here, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss the recent study and how SGLT2 inhibitors may potentially be linked to the development of Fournier gangrene. The First…

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Steps to Filing a Class Action Lawsuit

When the negligence of one party impacts a large group of individuals, it may be applicable to consolidate the claims of many plaintiffs into a class action lawsuit, where a representative plaintiff sues a defendant on behalf of a group of people with similar or identical claims. Here, the class action attorneys at The Law…

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Johnson & Johnson Faces U.S. Criminal Probe Related to Baby Powder

The U.S. Justice Department is pursuing a criminal investigation into whether pharmaceutical giants, Johnson & Johnson lied to the public about the possible cancer risks of its talcum powder. Here, the product liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Peter Angelos provide an update on the latest events surrounding the federal investigation. A Criminal Probe…

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HIV Drug Lawsuit Against Gilead Permitted to Proceed

Individuals taking Gilead’s HIV drug tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) may experience complications related to the medication, including kidney disease and/or bone density loss. Here, the product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss the health and legal implications of TDF drugs.  TDF for HIV Treatment  TDF is an antiretroviral drug known as…

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FDA Releases Millions of Records of Incidents Involving Medical Devices

On Friday, June 21st, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published previously undisclosed reports of incidents and post-surgical complications involving medical devices, including reports on implantable cardiac defibrillators, pacemaker electrodes and dental implants. Here, the product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos outline the details of these incidents. Advocates for public transparency…

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Updates to Bair Hugger Infection Litigation

There have been over 5,600 lawsuits filed against 3M in regards to their Bair Hugger warming blankets, which are medical devices that regulate a patient’s temperature during surgical procedures, due to accusations that the temperature management systems may cause infection. Here, the product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos provide an overview…

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