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The death of a love one is always a difficult situation, but it is especially difficult when someone dies as a result of the negligence or wrongful act of another person. In these situations the next of ken or lawful representative of the estate may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party.

Most wrongful death lawsuits are initiated after a criminal trial, for example murder, and the wrongful death lawsuit uses some of the same evidence used in the criminal trial. But a person does not have to be found guilty of a criminal act to be found liable in a civil suit.

Former football player O.J. Simpson’s murder case and subsequent civil suit serves a good example. Simpson was found not guilty during his criminal trial because the prosecution was unable to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. But Simpson was found liable for the wrongful of the two victims during his civil trial.

Ashlie Fluitt from Louisiana,  filed a wrongful death claim on behalf of her grandmother who died as a result of catastrophic side effects from using Xarelto. Fluitt alleges that Xarelto anticoagulation medication caused severe brain bleeding which caused her grandmother to die.

Xarelto Injury LawsuitsFluitt filed her lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana claiming that Hattie Deville-Goodwin’s death was caused by the drug manufacturers’ failure to warn about the uncontrollable bleeding side effects associated with the new-generation anticoagulant or blood thinner Xarelto.

Deville-Goodwin took Xarelto for treatment of deep vein thrombosis or blood clot in her leg. Two months later, Deville-Goodwin developed severe bleeding in the brain, and died shortly afterwards from the deadly intracranial hemorrhage.

Many lawsuits have been filed against Xarelto’s manufacturers,  Bayer and Johnson & Johnson and the plaintiffs claim that the companies failed to warn patients and doctors about the risks associated with Xarelto and the lack of an antidote to help stop the bleeding.

Since December 2014, all federal product liability lawsuits filed against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson over the bleeding side effects of Xarelto have been centralized and consolidated before U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation.

Lawsuits against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson are consolidated in two courts, a multidistrict litigation court in the Eastern District of Louisiana and a mass tort litigation court in Philadelphia.

The MDL in Louisiana contains over 2,400 federal lawsuits, and the mass tort in Philadelphia contains more than 500 state lawsuits.

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As a Dallas Xarelto Bleeding Death attorney and Texas medical doctor, I would like to update my readers about the ongoing status of the Xarelto litigation. Most recently, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the makers of Xarelto; Bayer Healthcare and Johnson and Johnson’s subsidiary, Janssen.

Some bus companies are still underinsured or not insured at all. Federal law says that all bus companies have to be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety administration and carry a DOT number if they are transporting passengers across state lines.

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Bus companies must carry a $1.5 million insurance policy if they carry less than 15 passengers and a $5 million policy if they carry more than 15 passengers.

According to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25% of fatal automobile accidents are associated with drivers who were tired or fell asleep behind the wheel. There are significant and deadly risks associated with drowsy driving.

car_crash_0188In the most recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), a study demonstrated that at least one out of every 25 drivers admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel over the last month.

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After a record breaking pharmaceutical $9 billion jury verdict involving Actos bladder cancer lawsuit, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly, Actos manufacturers, have filed for a new trial. Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly, claim that the massive award shows that the jury acted with “passion and prejudice”.

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In April, a federal jury in Louisiana hammered Takeda with $1.5 million in compensatory damages and a whopping $9 billion in punitive damages. Terrance Allen and his wife’s claim, was the first out of several thousand Actos lawsuits in the federal court system to go to trial.

General Motors (GM) Co., is exposed to a barrage of lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada over faulty ignition switches. According to sources, GM was served with the first wrongful-death suit involving two fatalities in a 2006 car crash. GM recalled 1.6 million vehicles in February.

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Megan Phillips, aged 17, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt with two friends in Wisconsin when the ignition switch moved to the “accessory” position and cut power to the car. The Cobalt hit a telephone junction box and two trees and the air bags didn’t deploy. Phillips was seriously injured and her two passengers were killed.

According to newly unsealed legal documents, Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood-thinning drug Pradaxa were anxious that an internal research paper would damage drug sales and they suggested it should be suppressed.

Pradaxa Wrongful Death AttorneyKey Documents Unsealed

The key documents were recently made public by Chief Judge David Herndon in Illinois who is overseeing thousands of lawsuits filed by patients, who claim that the German company Boehringer Ingelheim, failed to properly warn them about the risks of taking the drug.

A federal judge has opened the way for St. Jude Riata defibrillator lead lawsuits to move ahead, after rejecting the manufacturer’s claim of federal preemption protection.

U.S. District Judge Selna, in the Central District of California, denied a motion to dismiss filed in five product liability lawsuits from folks who experienced injuries from St. Jude Riata leads. St. Jude Riata leads were recalled after reports that the wire insulation may fail after implantation.

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Fresenius Medical Care’s Granuflo and NaturaLyte dialysis lawsuits in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL), are beginning to make progress. Recently in April, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that all Fresenius dialysis lawsuits will be consolidated for coordinated management, as part of an MDL.

Approximately 188 complaints filed in the federal court system have been transferred to U.S. District Judge Woodlock in the District of Massachusetts.

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