As studies continue to mount linking the NuvaRing contraceptive to blood clots, and more than 1,500 women have already filed lawsuits against the manufacturer, a judge is finally giving those injured their day in court.
Following a series of reports linking popular diabetes drugs like Byetta to pancreatic cancer or thyroid cancer, an increasing number of patients who were diagnosed with the diseases have filed lawsuits.
With the number of lawsuits from women who suffered perforation injuries while using the Mirena IUD growing, a federal judge is acting to make sure the justice process is not delayed.
While the FDA and drug researchers continue to disagree over whether diabetes drugs like Januvia need added warning labels for pancreatic cancer risks, the court system is moving forward to help those injured.
For more than a year, German drug maker Bayer has spent billions compensating patients who filed a Yaz lawsuit after suffering blood clots from their birth control medications Yaz and Yasmin.
Despite the growing number of studies which suggest the blood thinning medication Pradaxa may have serious internal bleeding risks, the number of prescriptions for the drug continue to rise.
Following an unexpected rise in the number of women filing lawsuits over blood clot injuries tied to NuvaRing contraceptives, a federal judge recently postponed the start of the first Nuvaring lawsuit trial until January.
Reports continue to show popular drugs used to treat type-2 diabetes may be more dangerous than expected. After warnings in recent years linking Avandia to heart attacks and Actos to bladder cancer, news this year has linked Byetta, Januvia and Janumet to pancreatic cancer.
Based on the number of complaints to the FDA concerning women suffering complications while using the Mirena IUD device, experts believe the litigation against Bayer could reach unprecedented levels.
While health experts continue to debate whether GLP-1 class diabetes medications like Januvia, Janumet and Byetta carry higher risks for pancreatic and thyroid cancer, a growing number of those injured are taking their cases to the courts.