Legal News Articles - Defective Products
September 30, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Oakland, CA: No one conversant with environmental law remains so without a full understanding of the risks associated with asbestos, a substance once widely-used for its insulating properties in spite of growing evidence that asbestos is a carcinogen. While asbestos is still employed in some industrial applications, its use is tightly regulated. This, unlike the backdrop of decades past when policies and protocols around asbestos were, as alleged in scores of lawsuits, found lacking. To that end, a mesothelioma lawsuit filed by the widow of an asbestos mesothelioma victim speaks to the risks associated with direct, as well as indirect contact with asbestos fibers.Read [ Mesothelioma Lawsuit Jury Verdict Goes to Plaintiff for $12.9 Million ]
September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Miami, FL: In the wake of the Opioid Epidemic now declared a national emergency, big Pharma faces a tsunami of litigation. Miami has just announced it may file a prescription opioid lawsuit against the manufacturers, adding to the long list of cities and municipalities that have declared an opioid crisis.Read [ Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Filed Nationwide while Big Pharma Makes Big Profits ]
September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Cruz, CA: The battery seems to have run out, so to speak, on St. Jude’s recall process. The company made a change to its battery design back in 2015 but didn’t acknowledge the reasoning behind the design—until the lithium battery defects were confirmed internally.Read [ St. Jude Battery Failure, Delayed Recall and it all comes down to Money ]
September 27, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Cruz, CA: Another catheter was recalled last week, and this one got a Class 1 recall category, meaning the most serious kind.Read [ Why so many Catheters Recalled? ]
September 26, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Sydney, AU: An Australian transvaginal mesh inquiry underway involves complaints that would make good copy for a vulgar tabloid. One victim testified how she was told the mesh would make her feel like a “16-year-old virgin”. But if it takes sensational accounts such as these to make more women aware of transvaginal mesh side effects, all the better. These women are heroic for sharing such personal details.Read [ Victim told Transvaginal Mesh would make her “Feel like a 16-year-old Virgin” ]
September 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Las Vegas, NV: The angst over potential airbag failure and the airbag recall involving primary, and some side airbags manufactured by Takata has transferred to China now, with the recent announcement that General Motors and its Chinese joint venture Shanghai GM will recall more than 2.5 million vehicles in China known to have faulty Takata airbags. Earlier, Volkswagen AG announced a recall of 4.86 million vehicles for similar reasons. Whether, or not this will result in an airbag lawsuit akin to litigation that is commonplace in the US remains to be seen – and whether recycled airbags and corresponding airbag injuries will also emerge as a tandem issue.Read [ Takata Airbag Recalls in China, Dorado Airbag Injury Lawsuit Filed in Nevada ]
September 26, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: Bayer has announced that it is taking its female sterilization device, Essure, off the market in all countries where it is currently marketed and sold, except the US. The company said it was taking this action due to commercial reasons, and not because of allegations of side effects associated with the device.Read [ Bayer Pulls Essure Birth Control Device From All Countries Except US ]
September 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Madison, WI: The basket of Monsanto Roundup lawsuits has grown, with another class action launched June 20 of this year in Wisconsin (Blitz et al. v. Monsanto Company et al., Case No. 3:17-cv-00473, United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin). In this most recent claim, plaintiffs from Wisconsin, Illinois, California, New York, New Jersey and Florida assert that the product is marketed in a false and misleading manner.Read [ Recent Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Targets Alleged Marketing Violations ]
September 22, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Seattle, WA A Health Benefit Trust that covers Alaskan State Employees is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against St. Jude’s Medical and Abbott Laboratories seeking compensation for costs related to defective lithium battery powered implantable cardiac defibrillators.Read [ Insurers Seek Compensation from St. Jude’s Medical in Class Action Lawsuit ]
September 22, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Given the fact that Actemra is marketed without warning of heart failure, stroke, and other serious injuries like its competitors must do, one would think it is the wonder drug for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers. Until research and adverse event reports (AERS) got in the way and showed the med was just as likely to cause serious injuries as competing drugs - and given attorneys are investigating these AERS, Actemra lawsuits may be on the horizon.Read [ Actemra: Failure to Warn ]
- Three Strikes after Depuy Synthes Attune Knee, First Lawsuit is Filed By Jane Mundy (Sep-21-17)
- Law Firms Watching Actemra Story By Brenda Craig (Sep-20-17)
- Talcum Powder Trials: Sympathy versus Science? By Jane Mundy (Sep-19-17)
- Olympus Tagged with Partial Liability in Endoscope Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Sep-19-17)
- Infusion Pumps, Medtronic SynchroMed among Them, Remain Under Scrutiny By Gordon Gibb (Sep-18-17)
- Children Infected by Stockert 3T Surgical Device at New Orleans Children’s Hospital By Anne Wallace (Sep-18-17)
- Sexual Dysfunction was Always There, but the Conversation Changed with Propecia By Gordon Gibb (Sep-18-17)
- Risperdal Judge Explains Reasons for Denying Janssen a New Trial By Gordon Gibb (Sep-17-17)
- Benicar Settlement Will Have No Material Financial Impact to Daiichi Sankyo By Gordon Gibb (Sep-17-17)
- Hurricane Flooding Ups Risk of Airbag Injuries By Anne Wallace (Sep-16-17)
- Surgical Mesh Manufacturer to Appeal Revival of Mesh Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Sep-14-17)
- Irish TVM Manufacturer Announces Settlement Pool worth $775 Million By Gordon Gibb (Sep-13-17)
- Revisiting Study Finding Higher Perforation Rates for Cook Celect IVC Filter By Gordon Gibb (Sep-12-17)
- Did Sanofi-Aventis Have a Duty to Warn Patients about Permanent Hair Loss? By Anne Wallace (Sep-12-17)
- FDA Clears Bair Hugger for Post-Surgical Use By Lucy Campbell (Sep-12-17)
- Risperdal Plaintiff Green Lighted to Pursue Risperdal Lawsuit in New York By Gordon Gibb (Sep-11-17)
- Faulty St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Leads Eyed for Link to Heart Infections By Anne Wallace (Sep-11-17)
- Tristar Pressure Cooker Company and Texas Couple Reach Settlement By Brenda Craig (Sep-10-17)
- Coming Unglued – DePuy Synthes Attune Buckles at the Knees By Anne Wallace (Sep-9-17)
- $57.1M Ethicon TVT Secur Mesh Verdict Awarded By Lucy Campbell (Sep-8-17)
- Florida Man Died from his Airbag Injuries in 2016 By Gordon Gibb (Sep-7-17)
- Despite Concerns over Onglyza, FDA Keeps Going Back to the Trough By Gordon Gibb (Sep-6-17)
- Testosterone Lawsuits Begin, Outcomes Split By Gordon Gibb (Sep-5-17)
- Are Benicar Generics Flying Under the Radar? By Anne Wallace (Sep-4-17)
- New Jersey Woman Files Mirena Lawsuit Alleging Blurred Vision By Gordon Gibb (Sep-4-17)
- “The Bravelle Clock is Ticking,” Says Canadian Attorney By Jane Mundy (Sep-4-17)
- Study Suggests Abilify Risks Outweigh Benefits By Jane Mundy (Sep-1-17)
- Michigan Widow Files Asbestos Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Aug-31-17)
- New Information Shown to Jury Produced Record Talc Verdict By Brenda Craig (Aug-30-17)
- “The More I Find Out about this Hernia Mesh, the Angrier I Get, “ says Surgical Mesh Victim By Jane Mundy (Aug-29-17)
- Zetia and Vytorin Continue to be Controversial By Gordon Gibb (Aug-28-17)
- Signs of Movement in the Taxotere Litigation Process By Brenda Craig (Aug-27-17)
- Stryker Hip Replacement Leads to more Broken Bones By Jane Mundy (Aug-27-17)
- Still Too Soon to Take Echeverria to the Bank By Anne Wallace (Aug-26-17)
- Insulation Failure, Battery Failure and Cyber Hacking - A Triple Threat for Pacemaker Patients By Anne Wallace (Aug-24-17)
- Philadelphia Judge Refuses to Overturn $2.5 Million Risperdal Plaintiff Verdict By Gordon Gibb (Aug-23-17)
- Replacement Airbags Pose Serious Risk of Injury to Consumers By Anne Wallace (Aug-23-17)
- Janumet Patient Felled by Cancer of the Pancreas in 2012 By Gordon Gibb (Aug-22-17)
- Heart Surgery Patient Blames Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System for Infections By Jane Mundy (Aug-22-17)
- The Human Body is Designed to Move, Whereas the IVC Filter is Not: A Disconnect? By Gordon Gibb (Aug-21-17)