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November 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: The first trial in the large Xarelto mass tort in Philadelphia is underway, with damning testimony already on the record from a former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While three bellwether lawsuits have already been tried in multidistrict litigation in Louisiana, the Xarelto lawsuit brought by plaintiff Lynn Hartman is the first of some 1,500 cases housed in the Philadelphia mass tort to face a jury.Read [ Trial for First Philadelphia Mass Tort Xarelto Lawsuit Finally Underway ]
November 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA: A Medtronic SynchroMed Infusion pump lawsuit brought by a plaintiff who without doubt suffered as the result of an allegedly defective medical device, saw his case lost due to legal precedent and various legal roadblocks that preempted his claims and assertions under a Medical Device Amendment (MDA) to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).Read [ Medtronic SynchroMed Plaintiff Loses Case, But Will He Appeal? ]
November 16, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Dallas, TX: A $247 million verdict has been awarded against the maker of DePuy’s Pinnacle line of metal-on-metal hip implants, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc, and its parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J), with $90 million in punitive damages against J&J and $78 million in punitive damages against DePuy. The settlement is the third, consecutive multi-million dollar verdict delivered in this multidistrict litigation.Read [ $247M Verdict for Plaintiffs In DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Trial ]
November 16, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
White Plains, NY: In spite of a product recall of the troubled Ethicon Physiomesh last year, lawsuits brought by hernia patients negatively impacted by the failed medical device continue to be filed. To that end, a surgical mesh lawsuit was filed this past September by a plaintiff in US District Court for the Southern District of New York.Read [ Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit Alleges Defective Product ]
November 14, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA:: While cities, counties and states nationwide are filing opioid lawsuits, those defendants--that include big Pharma, manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy chains-- maintain that they cannot be held responsible for what happens to pain pills once they travel down the supply chain. And is anyone taking into account people in pain?Read [ The Opioid Crisis—Who is Responsible? ]
November 12, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: It’s there – like a sub audible hum – underneath Sanofi-Aventis’s decision not to disclose the risk of permanent Taxotere hair loss. It will certainly be there, underpinning the drug manufacturer’s offers to settle the lawsuits according to National Trial Lawyers. The effort to minimize the harm that Taxotere alopecia does to breast cancer survivors, though rarely said aloud, goes a lot like this:Read [ Taxotere Hair Loss Does Additional Harm to Breast Cancer Survivors ]
November 12, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Courts have reversed two talcum powder judgements against Johnson & Johnson. The talcum powder lawsuits involve a woman who was awarded $417 million in August and another case was awarded $72. Both women have died from ovarian cancer.Read [ Talcum Powder Judgements for Plaintiffs Reversed, Casting Similar Cases into Doubt ]
November 10, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: While we wait for the bellwether trials to proceed in the Cook IVC Filter Litigation MDL and the Bard IVC Filters MDL, maybe it’s time to have a conversation about root causes. How did we end up in late 2017 with more than 2,000 pending IVC filter lawsuits? One thing these IVC filter injury cases have in common is this: the medical devices were approved under a fast-track Federal Drug Administration process, known as 510(k) Clearance. Is the process flawed?Read [ Did FDA Fast-Track Contribute to IVC Filter Injuries? ]
November 9, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The announcement last month of a new software tool capable of alerting patients with defective St. Jude cardiac defibrillators when a battery is in danger of failing prematurely may be too little, too late for patients who have suffered adverse events when defective defibrillator batteries failed too soon. Many have filed St. Jude ICD and CRT-D device lawsuits over the issue.Read [ The Fix is In for St. Jude Defective Batteries, But Is it Enough? ]
November 9, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Oakland, CA: The next twelve months will be critical for Mirena IUS (Intrauterine System) contraceptive plaintiffs currently engaged in a Multi-District Litigation lawsuit against Bayer alleging the hormone coated device leads to an intracranial condition with the potential to cause permanent blindness in some users.Read [ Lawsuit Alleges Hormone Coated Mirena IUD Can Lead to Blindness ]
- Bayer Reports Spike in Essure Lawsuits and Congress Questions FDA By Jane Mundy (Nov-8-17)
- Time Runs Short for Actemra Lawsuits By Anne Wallace (Nov-7-17)
- First Xarelto Trial Stalled Over Allegations of Witness Tampering By Lucy Campbell (Nov-6-17)
- Mirena IUD Lawsuit Alleges Grievous Mirena IUD Side Effects By Gordon Gibb (Nov-5-17)
- Onglyza Lawsuits Seek MDL Status in California By Anne Wallace (Nov-4-17)
- Texas Plaintiff Joins Flood of Lawsuits Citing Ethicon Physiomesh Problems By Gordon Gibb (Nov-4-17)
- Unnecessary and Defective Catheter? By Jane Mundy (Nov-4-17)
- Left Behind in Benicar Lawsuit Settlement By Anne Wallace (Nov-1-17)
- Heart Patient Fears for Her Life Living with Recalled St. Jude Pacemaker By Jane Mundy (Nov-1-17)
- Court Documents Reveals J&J Transvaginal Mesh Marketed Ahead of Competitors “Priceless”, Causing Outrage Overseas By Jane Mundy (Oct-31-17)
- Attorneys Investigating Actemra Complaints and its Approval Process By Jane Mundy (Oct-31-17)
- Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families Win Lawsuits against Insulation Supplier By Brenda Craig (Oct-31-17)
- Six Sue Tristar for Exploding Pressure Cooker Injuries By Anne Wallace (Oct-29-17)
- Rumors of Doom for Talcum Powder Lawsuits Greatly Exaggerated By Anne Wallace (Oct-29-17)
- Asbestos and Environmental Law By Gordon Gibb (Oct-28-17)
- You Can Easily Trace a Car’s History, but Not Necessarily Their Parts By Gordon Gibb (Oct-27-17)
- Stockert 3T Bacterial Infection Can Linger By Jane Mundy (Oct-27-17)
- Gynecomastia Risperdal Plaintiff Wins First Lawsuit Outside Philadelphia Court By Jane Mundy (Oct-27-17)
- Hip Replacement led to Sleep Deprivation and Oxycodone By Jane Mundy (Oct-26-17)
- Monsanto Moves for Summary Judgement While EU Looks to Ban Glyphosate By Gordon Gibb (Oct-23-17)
- $417 Jury Verdict Tossed in California J&J Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit By Lucy Campbell (Oct-23-17)
- Will Duodenoscope Redesign Prove Sufficient to Stem Endoscope Infection? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-22-17)
- Criticism for Both St. Jude Medical and FDA over Defective St. Jude ICD Batteries By Gordon Gibb (Oct-20-17)
- Second Recall for Mitsubishi Airbags By Anne Wallace (Oct-20-17)
- Research Both Kind, and Unkind to Propecia By Gordon Gibb (Oct-19-17)
- Cook Celect IVC Filters Approved Through FDA Fast Track Approval Process By Gordon Gibb (Oct-18-17)
- $72M J&J Talc Cancer Verdict Reversed By Lucy Campbell (Oct-18-17)
- As Eliquis Lawsuits Fall, New Study Heightens Bleeding Risk in Eliquis Class By Gordon Gibb (Oct-17-17)
- Airbag Attorney Urges Everyone to Check their Vehicles—You May Be in Danger By Jane Mundy (Oct-17-17)
- Depuy Attune Knee Victim “Pissed off that there’s No Way to Fix this Defect Without Litigation” By Jane Mundy (Oct-16-17)
- Medtronic SynchroMed Infusion Pump: a History of Problems By Gordon Gibb (Oct-15-17)
- Is Abdominal Mesh Overused? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-14-17)
- Mesothelioma and Ovarian Cancer Talc Lawsuits Have in Common the Talc Supplier By Jane Mundy (Oct-14-17)
- Are Actemra Claimants Headed for Multidistrict Litigation? By Anne Wallace (Oct-13-17)
- East Texas County Joins Legal War Against Opioid Manufacturers By Brenda Craig (Oct-12-17)
- Hyundai Appears to Have Escaped the Horror of Takata Air Bags, Others Not So Lucky By Gordon Gibb (Oct-11-17)
- Court Order Means Potential Taxotere Plaintiffs Should Act ASAP By Anne Wallace (Oct-11-17)
- New York State Risperdal Plaintiff Awarded $1 Million By Gordon Gibb (Oct-11-17)
- Bayer Bans Essure Outside US, Is FDA Lagging? By Jane Mundy (Oct-10-17)
- Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit Goes to Trial By Anne Wallace (Oct-9-17)