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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.

Xarelto Lawsuit Alleges Severe Injuries, Fatalities

Thirteen plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against multiple defendants, claiming that Xarelto, a blood-thinning medication, caused serious and sometimes fatal internal bleeding. The lawsuit names as defendants Janssen Research & Development LLC, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and demands that these parties be held accountable for... Read more »

Widow Alleges Fresenius Responsible for Husband’s Death

The surviving spouse of a Mississippi man, Marshall Russell Phillips, has filed a lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care, alleging that Naturalyte caused a fatal heart injury. Nellie Phillips, the widow, and Nelda Neal, the anticipated personal representation of the decedent’s estate, filed the lawsuit on July 1, 2015 in the... Read more »

Request to Centralize Talc Powder Lawsuits

Defendants named in multiple talc body powder lawsuits have filed a formal request for case centralization. The defendants have asked that the lawsuits filed in New Jersey, which total over 100 with more than 156 plaintiffs, be consolidated into a multicounty litigation (MCL) in the Atlantic County Superior Court before... Read more »

Death of Baby Prompts Zofran Lawsuit

An Ohio family has filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), alleging that Zofran caused heart defects that led to the death of an infant. The Zofran lawsuit is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division. The plaintiffs are demanding a jury trial... Read more »

Jury Awards $15 Million in Depakote Birth Defects Case

A Minnesota family filed a Depakote lawsuit against drugmaker Abbott, alleging that the defendants failed to properly communicate the serious risks of using the drug during pregnancy – which is similar to claims made in lawsuits filed with regard to the dangers of Zofran use during pregnancy. The child, a 12-year-old... Read more »

FDA to Clarify Position on Off-Label Uses of Drugs

Off-label use of prescription medications, a common practice that healthcare providers have long relied on and that pharmaceutical companies have profited from, has become the subject of a great deal of controversy. Billions in settlements have been paid out to patients who were allegedly harmed as a result of the off-label... Read more »

Lawsuit Questions Xarelto Safety

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  Another lawsuit has been transferred to the Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL) No. 2592, which is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana under Judge Fallon. The plaintiff, Cheryl Butler, claims the defendants, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, et al. fraudulently misrepresented the safety of the... Read more »

Jury Agrees with Plaintiff Allegations in Risperdal Case

A Risperdal lawsuit that was pending in a Philadelphia court resulted in a mixed outcome for the plaintiff. The 19-year-old man filed the lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, claiming that the defendants’ medication resulted in the abnormal growth of breast tissue. On Friday, March 20, the... Read more »