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Lawsuits against J&J for defective hip implants

J&J has had a rough time of late with the J&J talcum-powder lawsuit in which victims argued the use of such powder was a strong cause for ovarian cancer. On top of that we have the ongoing cases for hip replacement products that have been pursued across the world for several years now.

A $1 billion (£813 million) fine was slapped on both J&J and its subsidiary, Depuy Orthopaedics, after a Texas jury found that the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants were defectively designed, and that no warnings were given to consumers to highlight the risk.
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Volkswagen’s industrial lawsuit from General Motors Corporation

As we continue to act for thousands of people claiming in the “dieselgate” emissions scandal, it’s useful to take a look back at some of the historic indiscretions involving the eleventh biggest company in the world:- Volkswagen!

The German car manufacturing giant was involved in a monumental lawsuit back in the mid 90’s when it was accused of industrial espionage. They of course denied it all, much like their refusal to pay compensation to U.K. emissions scandal victims, but after a four year legal battle they eventually paid a settlement of $100 million to General Motors Corporation, and agreed to buy at least $1 billion worth of car parts from them.
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Competition Act claims advice

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Competition Act Claims usually affect large groups of consumers or businesses, so it’s one of the things our Group Action Lawyers do.

Under the Competition Act of 1998, it is illegal for anyone or any company to prevent, restrict, or distort competition in any way. Any person or company who is affected by anti-competitive behaviour by breaching the Competition Act may be eligible to claim for the losses incurred as a result of the breach.
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Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Pelvic Floor Prolapse recall – we’re still taking cases forward

Birmingham surgeon Dr. Angamuthu Arunkalaivanan performed hundreds of the pelvic floor surgeries using a mesh implant that the Trust he worked for had banned from using.

Dr. Arunkalaivanan seemingly ignored the Trust’s instructions and carried on inserting these mesh implants into hundreds of women despite the warnings from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) of incontinence and infection, and his own Trust’s policy on their use.

Some 200 patients who have undergone pelvic floor surgeries with Dr. Arunkalaivanan have been recalled to be checked. However, pelvic floor operations are so routine that it may be many more than 200 woman affected by the surgeons actions.
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Xarelto drug reportedly causing internal bleeding and one death a week

A stern warning for all patients prescribed the blood-thinning drug Rivaroxaban; sold under the name of Xarelto, that’s available on the NHS:

Reports suggest that it’s causing one death a week from internal bleeding, which is extremely alarming. The German manufacturer of the product, Bayer, are currently facing legal actions from around the world.

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Customer complaints flooding in: 5-Star Buccament Bay Resort reportedly turning in to a holiday from hell!

Our Group Action Lawyers have received complaints about the supposed five-star Caribbean resort known as The Buccament Bay Resort, which is run, we believe, by Harlequin Hotels & Resorts.

Reports are coming in that the resort is apparently so underfunded that staff haven’t been paid for months, and basic services and utilities are not even available; let alone anything near a 5-Star experience being offered.

If you’ve been affected by these issues at the resort, please don’t hesitate to contact us as we’ve launched investigations for compensation claims for victims.
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How long does a Group Action case take?

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I know this may be a bit of an unfortunate answer, but it really does depend on the action!

But the purpose of this blog can be helpful to give you an insight in to how long a Group Action case could take, and why this may be the case.

Every Group Action is different, and with sometimes thousands of people being involved in them, it is common for Group Action cases to take some time.
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Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump system prone to insulin leaks – risk of hyperglycaemia

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A Medical Device Alert has been issued with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for the Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump system using NovoRapid PumpCart cartridges which is reportedly prone to leakage.

Leakage of the devices, manufactured by Roche Diabetes Care, could lead to serious consequences for users, which could include hyperglycaemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, or even death.
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Wen hair products allegedly causing hair loss


Celebrity endorsed hair care brand Wen has arguably done anything but deliver on the promise to ‘cleanse and condition the hair simultaneously’.

With more than 21,000 complaints lodged, and over 200 people reportedly affected in the United States, Wen hair products have allegedly made one of many woman’s worst nightmares come true – it allegedly made their hair fall out.

The damage the product has allegedly caused to women ranges from bald spots to complete baldness, and also causing scalp irritation and hair discolouration. This has led to women being unable to leave their houses and suffering depression.
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Truck Cartel – our experience in group actions

The companies involved in the truck cartel have received fines from the Commission of over 2.9 billion Euros. This has stemmed from a cartel that was uncovered by a whistle blower involving several major truck manufacturers.

Companies who bought heavy to medium duty trucks may be able to claim damages due to the truck cartel being investigated for breaches of the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002.

Due to the truck companies involved being international and supplying to the EU, the companies also reportedly breached The Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union, thus breaching EU law.
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