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Bayer Reports Spike in Essure Lawsuits and Congress Questions FDA

Bayer Reports Spike in Essure Lawsuits and Congress Questions FDA November 8, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Decatur, IL: Litigation involving Essure is taking its toll on Bayer. In less than a year, the permanent birth control device manufacturer has seen lawsuits more than double, and it has been removed from every global market, except in the U.S.
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Time Runs Short for Actemra Lawsuits

Time Runs Short for Actemra Lawsuits November 7, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC How is this possible when few, if any, Actemra lawsuits have even been filed yet? The answer lies in the tried-and-true defense pharmaceutical companies, like Roche and its subsidiary Genentech, will reach for first: the statute of limitations. The best thing a potential plaintiff can do is to file a lawsuit as soon as possible. Don’t wait.
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First Xarelto Trial Stalled Over Allegations of Witness Tampering

First Xarelto Trial Stalled Over Allegations of Witness Tampering November 6, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Philadelphia, PA: Allegations of witness tampering have stalled the beginning of the Xarelto litigation. The first Xarelto trail was set to being Monday, November 6, but instead got sidelined by attempts to determine the significance of a meeting between a key witness, Dr. Timothy Aldridge, the plaintiff’s treating physician, and a Janssen sales representative.
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Mirena IUD Lawsuit Alleges Grievous Mirena IUD Side Effects

Mirena IUD Lawsuit Alleges Grievous Mirena IUD Side Effects November 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: A Mirena side effects lawsuit filed late last month accuses the manufacturer of the popular IUD of not doing enough to warn consumers about the potential for pseudotumor cerebri, or PTC, associated with the long-term birth control device. According to Court records the plaintiff has suffered from vision problems and a build-up of fluid since acquiring the device.
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Onglyza Lawsuits Seek MDL Status in California

Onglyza Lawsuits Seek MDL Status in California November 4, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA: On October 11, 2017, a group of Onglyza plaintiffs filed a Motion to Transfer with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The motion seeks to consolidate the Onglyza lawsuits filed throughout the federal court system in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. At the time of filing, there were 44 lawsuits pending in 24 federal jurisdictions, all of which put forth virtually identical legal and factual theories. Plaintiffs foresee the possibility that hundreds of Onglyza and Kombiglyze (collectively referred to as “Onglyza” in the motion) lawsuits will be filed in the future.
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Texas Plaintiff Joins Flood of Lawsuits Citing Ethicon Physiomesh Problems

Texas Plaintiff Joins Flood of Lawsuits Citing Ethicon Physiomesh Problems November 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: Ethicon Physiomesh may be off the market at the behest of its manufacturer, but that hasn’t stemmed the flood of lawsuits that have been piling up in multidistrict litigation. In this case, the surgical mesh lawsuit has been filed by a plaintiff with the surname Flood.
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Unnecessary and Defective Catheter?

Unnecessary and Defective Catheter? November 4, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: The number of catheters reported to be defective over the last few years is mind-boggling. Over the past year alone several medical device manufacturers have recalled a combined four million catheters. Why so many? A study published yesterday may give one explanation.
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Left Behind in Benicar Lawsuit Settlement

Left Behind in Benicar Lawsuit Settlement November 1, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Camden, NJ: Daiichi Sankyo’s recent $300 million Benicar lawsuit settlement will end the story for some who were hurt by the blood pressure drug. But it will leave others out in the cold.
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Heart Patient Fears for Her Life Living with Recalled St. Jude Pacemaker

Heart Patient Fears for Her Life Living with Recalled St. Jude Pacemaker November 1, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Chino, CA: When Marisa received an “Important Medical Device Advisory” letter from St. Jude Medical announcing that her implantable cardiac defibrillator may contain batteries that could run out sooner than expected, she was concerned, to say the least. Since she was 12 years old, Marisa, age 31, has depended upon a pacemaker to keep her alive.
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Court Documents Reveals J&J Transvaginal Mesh Marketed Ahead of Competitors “Priceless”, Causing Outrage Overseas

Court Documents Reveals J&J Transvaginal Mesh Marketed Ahead of Competitors “Priceless”, Causing Outrage Overseas October 31, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
London, UK: Politicians and Professors of medicine in the U.K. are condemning the decision to launch transvaginal mesh without a clinical trial and demanding a public inquiry into the mesh.
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