FDA alert: popular diabetes drug Invokana linked to ketoacidosis

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  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned diabetes patients that using the popular drug Invokana could cause serious health problems. The FDA warned Invokana users that the type 2 diabetes medication may cause dangerously high levels of blood acids (ketones). Excessive levels of ketones in the bloodstream can cause ketoacidosis, an emergency medical condition caused by an… Read more »

Trinity Guardrails whistleblower awarded $199 million

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Federal Judge more than triples jury verdict Joshua Harman, the Virginia man at the center of a $663 million settlement with Trinity Industries, is walking away with $199 million after filing a qui tam lawsuit.  The award comes after a federal court in Texas more than tripled a $175 million verdict handed down by a jury last… Read more »

Second lawsuit filed against Caitlyn Jenner over fatal car crash

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Suit alleges negligence in February crash involving reality TV star A Hollywood talent manager is suing reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner over a fatal car wreck allegedly caused by the former Olympic gold medal winner. In her lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jessica Marie Steindorff alleges that “Bruce Jenner a/k/a Caitlyn Jenner” acted “negligently, carelessly, recklessly and… Read more »

D.C. Public Schools’ largest food vendor settles whistleblower lawsuit for $19.4 million

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Chartwells, the largest food vendor for DC Public Schools (DCPS), recently agreed to a $19.4 million settlement with the the District of Columbia’s Office of the Attorney General to resolve claims the vendor overcharged the city’s government and provided substandard nutrition to students.  Terms of the settlement include over $14 million in repayment to the… Read more »

Courthouse News Service: Family Represented by The Cochran Firm, D.C. Says Firemen Were Asleep on the Job

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Courthouse News Service, a nationwide news service for lawyers and the news media, recently covered the Medric Cecil Mills case. The Mills family is represented by Karen Evans, partner with The Cochran Firm, D.C. The Mills family has filed a wrongful death claim, alleging that D.C. firefighters let Medric Cecil Mills die of a heart attack across the… Read more »