Month: May 2014

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Do I Have a Case?

Professor Warns of Alleged Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

A Georgetown associate professor of pharmacology recently warned of the health dangers potentially associated with low-T testosterone replacement therapy products like AndroGel, Axiron, and Testim. At the American Urological Association’s annual meeting recently held in Orlando, Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman said advertisers are attempting to turn aging “into a disease with very vague, non-specific symptoms that […]
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SEC strict on deadlines, CFTC Pays $240K in First Whistleblower Award

Whistleblowers must strictly comply with regulations and legal procedure in order to receive compensation awards. In a recent ruling, the SEC held that a whistleblower who failed to file a claim for an award on time was ineligible for compensation. In other words, if you miss the deadline, you are out of luck. In this […]
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Transvaginal mesh trial to begin late summer

Thousands of women around the nation have filed claims against Johnson & Johnson over its defective Ethicon Gynecare Prolift bladder sling and pelvic mesh products. On May 16, 2014, the federal judge presiding over the multidistrict litigation scheduled a bellweather trial for late summer. Jury selection is slated to begin on August 22 and the […]
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Ring of Fire interviews The Cochran Firm DC Managing Attorney David Haynes

Ring of Fire hosted by Mike Papantonio recently interviewed David Haynes, managing attorney of The Cochran Firm, D.C., regarding problems in the pharmaceutical industry, including off-label marketing, false studies, tax avoidance, and dangerous products. The full interview is available online.  Ring of Fire is broadcast nationally on Free Speech TV and also distributed throughout the […]
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FiveFingers Shoe Maker Vibram Offers to Settle Lawsuit for $3.75M

Vibram, the maker of the popular FiveFingers running shoes, recently offered to settle a lawsuit about the Italian company’s health claims in its marketing for $3.75 million. Virbam claimed that its FiveFingers running shoes strengthened muscles and prevented running-associated injuries. The problem? The claims were unsubstantiated by medical science. In fact, a 2013 study in […]
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Drowning Lawsuit: Parents of MD Boy Who Drowned in Pond File Claim

On Jan. 13, 2014, 10-year-old D’Angelo “DJ” Jayvon McMullen fell through a thin layer of ice into a Gaithersburg, Maryland pond. McMullen was playing with his brother and a friend before all three broke through the ice and fell into the murky water. DJ’s brother was saved by rescuers within five minutes, according to news […]
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Endo Announces $830M Settlement Offer in Transvaginal Mesh Suits

Pharmaceutical company Endo International recently announced it will offer to pay approximately $830 million to settle thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits. Endo makes a variety of vaginal mesh products, including the Apogee, Elevate, and Perigee implants used to pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In a public filing, Endo announced that it entered into […]
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Train derails in Lynchburg, Virginia, catching fire and spilling oil

A CSX train carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Virginia. Several train cars tumbled into the James River shooting flames and black, pungent smoke into the sky and spilling thousands of gallons of oil into the river. The train was en route on its way from Chicago to Virginia. No injuries have been […]
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