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Jacky Gale

Since beginning her journalism career with a focus on the healthcare industry, Jacky has written extensively about the dangers of many popular medications, including Actos, Yaz, Xarelto and more.

500 Androderm Lawsuits May Be Resolved Soon

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Actavis, the makers of Androderm, has announced that there is a tentative settlement agreement in place that would resolve roughly 500 lawsuits. The plaintiffs involved with the litigation allege that they suffered serious complications as a result of their use of the defendants’ medicated testosterone patch. Actavis, which was acquired... Read more »

Talcum Powder Trial to Begin Soon in Missouri

Twenty-two women who developed ovarian cancer that they claim was caused by Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products will have their day in court soon. Jury selection for the state court trial is set to begin this week. The trial is expected to last about six weeks. During the trial,... Read more »

Trial Dates Requested for Nexium, Prilosec MDL Lawsuits

Plaintiffs who have filed product liability lawsuits against the manufacturers of popular proton pump inhibitors have requested that the judge schedule trial dates. The lawsuits were filed after plaintiffs claimed they sustained complications, including kidney injuries, after taking PPIs like Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, and Protonix. About 4,200 lawsuits have been... Read more »

$117 Million Awarded in Talc Powder Mesothelioma Case

A jury in New Jersey awarded a couple $117 million dollars following arguments that the defendant’s product resulted in the plaintiff’s diagnosis of mesothelioma, a type of cancer. Other juries have found the talc powder manufacturer liable in cases in which the plaintiffs allege the Shower to Shower powder caused... Read more »

Massive $110 Million Verdict for Talc Powder Plaintiff

Like many other women, Lois Slemp routinely used talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes. The Virginia resident had used Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder for four decades, and then she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her cancer was initially discovered in 2012. After going into remission, she suffered a recurrence... Read more »

Federal Farxiga Lawsuits Consolidated in NY

The makers of Farxiga, Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca, are facing at least 18 product liability lawsuits filed in federal courts. These have now been centralized into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) pursuant to an order issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued on April 6, 2017. The... Read more »

Taxotere Lawsuits Centralized under Multidistrict Litigation

Earlier in October, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued a consolidation order for Taxotere lawsuits filed in federal courts around the country. The claims will now proceed in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against defendant Sanofi-Aventis. The ruling affects at least 33 cases that had been pending in 16 different U.S.... Read more »