Category Archives: Defective Drugs

Recall lawyer on MDLs and class actions: What’s the best fit?

A recalled metal hip implant is the subject of a mass tort, but a recalled can of peanut butter might lead to a class action lawsuit. Likewise, claims over a defective camera are treated as a class action, while injuries caused by dangerous hormone therapy medication are dealt with using a mass tort vehicle known…

Recall Lawyer: defective drug and device recall process explained

Defective products are recalled almost every day in the United States. They include medical devices such as metal hip implants, as well as tainted prescription drugs, children’s toys, and fruits and vegetables. These recalls span a wide variety of industries and products, but they usually share one thing in common: regulatory oversight by the federal…

Recall lawyers to tackle drug and device cases at JPML

Dangerous drugs and medical devices including testosterone therapy and metal hips will be on the agenda at this week’s meeting of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, or JPML. The panel of seven federal judges will meet at 9:30 Thursday morning in Chicago to hear arguments about dozens of mass tort cases, including MDL 2545,…

Yasmin Stroke Lawsuit Wins Big

A woman in Illinois recently won $14 million in her lawsuit against Bayer, the maker of Yasmin birth control pills. We just blogged about this case, and how you can find out whether you might have a case over at joneward.com. Check it out! If you or someone you love was diagnosed with a clotting…

FDA Issues Proposed Rule Allowing Suits Against Generic Drug Manufacturers

The FDA proposed a new rule yesterday that would allow generic drug makers to update and distribute their own labels. This new rule makes good on a recent announcement that the FDA would take steps to close loopholes that prevent consumers from seeking legal redress from generic drug manufacturers when they are harmed by those…

Testosterone Therapy Found to Have Serious Health Risks

A study released last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that among men with previous heart troubles and low testosterone levels, ‘low-T’ therapy drastically increased the risk heart attack, stroke, and death. Researchers looked at the medical records of over 8,700 men at age 60 or above with low testosterone levels…

Sales of Leukemia Drug Iclusig Stopped After Severe Side Effects Found

Sales of a promising leukemia drug, Iclusig, are being suspended because of “the risk of life-threatening blood clots and severe narrowing of blood vessels,” the Food and Drug Administration says. The drug, also known as ponatinib, has been linked to heart attacks and strokes, blindness and loss of blood flow in the extremities serious enough…

FDA Announces Rule to Undo Generic Immunity

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced last Friday that it has proposed new rules to allow generic drug manufacturers to update their labels to warn of new safety information, without the brand name drug maker taking action first or prior approval by the FDA. The announcement is a major step toward undoing a 2011…

Larry Jones featured in Today Show probe on generic drugs

Attorney Larry Jones, one of the founding partners of Jones Ward PLC, spoke to reporters from the Today Show for a segment that aired this morning on the dangers of generic prescription drugs. The segment, aired on national television, told the story of Viola Purcell, who took a generic form of metoclopramide, a drug normally…

Seizure Medication Potiga Gets Black Box Warning

GlaxoSmithKline’s anti-seizure drug Potiga has received a black-box warning for risks involving severe side effects, including potential vision loss. A black box warning is the most serious type the FDA issues. Potiga’s warning now enumerates risks of eye abnormalities, vision loss and skin discoloration, all of which may become permanent. The FDA revised Potiga’s label…