Class Action & Mass Torts

Sitting in prison at 80 years of age, James VanBlaricum spent his life scamming oil and gas investors. In 1975 the SEC sued VanBlaricum and his company, Kimberly Oil and Gas, for fraud. VanBlaricum settled, and was enjoined from the securities business. By 2011, more than 10 years after he formed Signal Oil and Gas, the Illinois Security Department issued a cease and desist order for oil and gas investor fraud. Third Time is Still…
A Colorado man is suing Pfizer, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline and other pharmaceutical companies, saying that a popular heartburn drug caused his bladder cancer. Law360 reports that Mark Allan Blake is accusing manufacturers of Zantac of producing, marketing, and selling a product that produces a cancer-causing chemical when the product is digested. Blake’s lawsuit comes on the heels of several other lawsuits filed after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about products containing…
Significant Increased Risk Of Cardiotoxic Events Such As Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, And Cardiovascular Death   (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com)   In the medical literature, more attention is paid to the cardiovascular safety of Imbruvica (ibrutinib), this time with the focus being on Imbruvica-related hypertension and associated serious side effects such as arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure, and cardiovascular death. The medical journal Blood, from the American Society of Hematology, published this…