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Widely Used Diabetes Drug Can Cause Flesh-Eating Genital Infection

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a warning that the common diabetes medicines under the class of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors has been linked to a rare but serious flesh-eating genital infection. Below, the pharmaceutical liability lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos provide an overview of the FDA’s findings and what…

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Alert: Grand Jury Report Reveals Extensive Sexual Abuse in Six of Pennsylvania’s Catholic Dioceses

A grand jury report has named over 300 priests involved in the abuse of more than 1,000 victims after spending two years reviewing more than 500,000 documents from six of Pennsylvania’s eight Roman Catholic dioceses’ secret archives and hearing testimony from dozens of victims and the Bishop of Erie. The report goes on to describe…

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Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in First Roundup Lawsuit

On Friday, August 10th, a San Francisco jury ordered Monsanto pay DeWayne Johnson $289 million in compensatory and punitive damages after ruling that Monsanto’s popular herbicide, Roundup, contributed to Johnson’s development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Here, the product liability and litigation attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss the verdict. Monsanto Found Liable for…

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Bayer to Halt Sales of Controversial Essure Birth Control Device

Last week, Bayer announced that it would suspend sales of its Essure birth control device, citing a substantial decline in sales of the device. Essure has been the subject of extensive criticism from consumers, health officials and advocacy groups, as thousands of adverse event reports allege the device has led to a number of severe…

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$4.69 Billion Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson in Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Yesterday, a St. Louis jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for $4.69 billion in compensatory and punitive damages. The jury sided with 22 plaintiffs who alleged that the use of the company’s talcum powder products caused their ovarian cancer. On Thursday July 13, 2018, a St. Louis Circuit Court jury sided with 22 plaintiffs who…

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Advocacy Group Seeks More Ford Recalls

Advocacy Group Seeks More Ford Recalls A nonprofit auto safety group has requested that Ford CEO Jim Hackett sanction the recall of 1.35 million Explorer SUV’s due to continued complaints of exhaust fumes in the passenger compartments. Recent Claims The nonprofit advocacy group, known as The Center for Auto Safety, found 44 complaints regarding exhaust…

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An Update on Attune Knee Replacement Lawsuit

The product and medical liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos provide an update on the ongoing Attune knee replacement lawsuit. Approximately 700,000 Americans undergo knee replacement surgery every year. Knee implants can provide individuals of a certain age, as well as those who have been in accidents, greater mobility, and most implants…

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Risks of Adverse Effects Associated with LASIK Surgery

LASIK eye surgery is a common procedure, wherein ultraviolet lasers are used to alter the curvature of a patient’s cornea to improve eyesight. However, patient reports and recent studies claim that patients who undergo the procedure can suffer from long term pain and adverse side effects. Laser eye surgery has been touted as a promising…

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Update on the Monsanto Lawsuit Over Alleged Connections Between Roundup and Cancer

Plaintiffs in several states have recently filed lawsuits against Monsanto, a major producer of herbicides. The claims allege that Monsanto’s most popular herbicide, Roundup, which contains glyphosate, may cause serious illnesses such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other forms of cancer. The claims also allege that Monsanto was aware of the risks but kept the information…

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Thomas Minkin to be Honored as a Daily Record Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Tom Minkin will be honored as a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at The Daily Record’s annual Leadership in Law event on May 17th, 2018. The award recognizes well-respected members of the Maryland legal community, who have dedicated their valuable time and efforts to the advancement of the profession. A senior attorney who has worked at…

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