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PharMEDium: Cease and Desist Issued

The product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos are dedicated to providing consumers with information regarding the latest pharmaceutical safety notifications and recalls. On March 1, 2018 PharMEDium Services LLC was issued a 30-day cease and desist order from the California Board of Pharmacy following an investigation which indicated noncompliance with state…

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Compounded Drug Products from Cantrell Drug Company: FDA Warning Serious Deficiencies in Quality and Sterility Assurance

The product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos are dedicated to providing consumers with information regarding the latest FDA safety notifications and recalls. On March 1, 2018 the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement alerting health care professionals and patients not to use compounded drug products produced by Cantrell Drug Company…

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Harley Davidson Recalls

Only months after recalling about 57,000 motorcycles due to a faulty oil line, Harley Davidson is recalling several hundred thousand more on account of a potential brake failure. Initial reports regarding the defective brakes surfaced in July 2016. The National Highway Safety Administration began investigating potential problems with the brakes after receiving 43 complaints, including…

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“Dr. Akoda’s” Illegally Obtained Medical License Prompts Lawsuits

Oluwafemi Igberase, otherwise known as “Dr. Charles Akoda” practiced medicine in Prince George’s County for years under a false alias and having fraudulent credentials. Now, several former patients are filing suit against Prince George’s Hospital Center due to the traumatic experiences sustained under Dr. Akoda’s care. Until 2016, “Dr. Charles Akoda” delivered infants and administered…

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Jury Awards $27.8 Million in Damages to Patient Injured by Xarelto®

On December 5, 2017, a Philadelphia jury ordered Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson to pay over $27 million in damages to a patient injured by the companies’ most lucrative medication, Xarelto®. In a verdict that marks the first patient victory in the ongoing Xarelto® litigation, a Philadelphia jury ordered Bayer AG and Johnson &…

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Attune Knee Replacement 

On September 13, 2017, a lawsuit was filed against DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, claiming that a defect in its Attune Knee System caused significant failure of the fixed bearing tibial base plate in the DePuy Attune cemented knee. Similar failures in the device have caused substantial injury and required patients to undergo revision…

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Infographic: What You Should Know About Monsanto and Roundup®

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Important Information About Ethicon Physiomesh

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Update: Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits

The federal court overseeing dozens of hernia mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon’s Physiomesh product has approved the use of a Short Form Complaint to streamline the filing process. Moving Forward As the multidistrict litigation against Ethicon—a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson—regarding its Physiomesh product moves forward, the courts have now approved the use of a Short…

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay Woman $417 Million in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

On Monday, August 21st, a Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a woman suffering from terminal ovarian cancer. The sum is the largest yet awarded to a plaintiff in a series of ongoing talcum powder lawsuits across the United States. The Plaintiff, Mrs. Eva…

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