People in Lake Charles likely hear news of class action lawsuits quite frequently. Yet even with the publicity that such lawsuits generate, many may know little about them other than the fact that they are brought by multiple plaintiffs. This may lead some to mistakenly believe that any case involving more than one complainant qualifies as a class action lawsuit.
Patients in Louisiana who undergo surgical procedures assume their safety and well-being are top priority. However, in some cases patients have been gravely injured by surgical procedures, which can entail use of medical devices like duodenoscopes.
If you are a woman in Lake Charles who regularly uses talcum powder for personal hygiene, you might be alarmed by recent reports involving talc-based products and the risk of cancer. While these products are deemed safe by respective manufacturers, many women are still concerned about their lifetime usage of such products, and some have even filed lawsuits alleging that manufacturers were not forthcoming about possible risks.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is supposed to approve pharmaceuticals only when they have been found to be generally safe and effective for most users. Basically, its job is to ensure that "quack" remedies aren't sold as medicines, and that effective medicines are not more dangerous than the conditions they treat.
A federal jury in Dallas has just ruled that officials at DePuy knew their Pinnacle hip replacement implants were defective but failed to warn doctors and patients as required by law. Six patients had sued DePuy and its parent company Johnson & Johnson after their hip implants failed, injuring them and requiring replacement.