Thousands of women have claimed that the oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin cause blood clots. As a result, some women say they have suffered heart attacks and strokes.
In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled that people accused of serious crimes have the right to legal counsel whether or not they can afford an attorney. Despite that ruling 50 years ago, many people in Nebraska and beyond aren't getting the legal help they need, especially those with lower incomes who are involved in civil matters.
More than 10,000 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for a faulty hip implant created by the company's DePuy Orthopedics division. Recently, the first lawsuit was settled. Jurors awarded a man more than $8.3 million to cover his medical expenses as well as the pain and suffering he endured as a result of the defective product.
Last month, we discussed the problems that many women in Nebraska and beyond have experienced after having transvaginal mesh products implanted. Thousands of women have sued the manufacturers of the product. Recently, a jury awarded one woman more than $11 million.