Almost half of the 6,700 Risperdal lawsuits in a mass tort program in Philadelphia may never see a courtroom if the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholds an appeal that says those victims – boys and men who suffered gynecomastia, or excess breast development, related to the drug – waited too long to sue.
One woman says Abilify turned her into a compulsive gambler, losing a total of $75,000 she secretly took from a loan and her family’s bank account during a six month period while taking the pill. She lost the interest in making bets immediately after she was taken off the drug.
According to a recent report, hernia repair devices are projected to be a $10 billion business by the year 2025. This may come as a shock to some after multiple class-action lawsuits have sprung up across the nation due to defective hernia mesh devices harming patients.
Surgical mesh is implanted in the body of thousands of people every day yet certain hernia mesh devices have often been linked to medical complications. Used for decades in the surgical field, polypropylene (a plastic-based mesh) was recalled and withdrawn from the market in the North America and Europe.