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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.

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 »

Talcum Powder Blamed for Deaths in Recent Lawsuit

Defendants Johnson & Johnson allegedly ignored the link between long-term talc powder use and ovarian cancer, claims a new joint lawsuit filed by 10 plaintiffs. The plaintiffs include six families of women who lost their lives to ovarian cancer that was allegedly caused by the long-term use of talc for... Read more »

Parents Blame Zofran for Son’s Heart Defects

Morning sickness is a common side effect of pregnancy. While mild morning sickness does not necessarily constitute a health risk, some parents are alleging that one treatment option for it might harm a developing baby. Two of these parents, who reside in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, have filed a lawsuit against... Read more »

Mother Demands Labeling Changes for Zofran

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is engaging in wrongful conduct by failing to adequately disclose the risks of Zofran when used by women who are pregnant, according to a new birth defect lawsuit filed by a mother from Tennessee. The lawsuit is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of... Read more »

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Prompts Invokana Lawsuit

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A California woman has filed a product lability lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson, alleging that the defendants’ product, Invokana, caused serious complications. Jennifer Anzo filed the Invokana lawsuit late in October 2015 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. She is demanding compensation... Read more »