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Second Testosterone Bellwether Lawsuit Wraps in Illinois

Second Testosterone Bellwether Lawsuit Wraps in Illinois October 9, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: The second bellwether testosterone lawsuit in testosterone multidistrict litigation ended in similar fashion to the first: a sizeable punitive damages award, together with a jury finding that defendant AbbVie Inc. was not liable for heart issues suffered by the plaintiffs in the respective trials.
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Were Defective St. Jude Cardiac Defibrillators Implanted Even After Recall?

Were Defective St. Jude Cardiac Defibrillators Implanted Even After Recall? October 9, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: The complaint in the ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust defective St Jude cardiac defibrillator lawsuit contains shocking new allegations. The fact-finding that follows may give patients the information they need to seek redress.
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Add Pancreatic Cancer to Your List of Saxagliptin Worries

Add Pancreatic Cancer to Your List of Saxagliptin Worries October 9, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: While patient lawsuits have focused on the danger of heart failure as a Saxagliptin side effect, the risk of pancreatic cancer may be flying under the radar. It can be just as deadly, and research suggests a link between Saxagliptin and the disease.
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The Recalled Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter Received FDA 510(k) Clearance

The Recalled Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter Received FDA 510(k) Clearance October 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter was originally launched by Bayer Medical Care Inc., (Bayer), there was no shortage of platitudes which, sometime later presented as a stark contrast to the eventual global recall that resulted in many a lawsuit amidst allegations of defective catheters causing injury.
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Monsanto’s Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Reveal Cover-Up and the Monsanto Plot Thickens…

Monsanto’s Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Reveal Cover-Up and the Monsanto Plot Thickens… October 7, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: Over 250 Monsanto Roundup lawsuits are pending in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, and about 1,100 complaints filed in state courts, all filed by people claiming that they, or their loved ones, developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma and that Monsanto covered up the risks. And court documents do indeed indicate a Monsanto cover-up.
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Plaintiff Alleges Nexium Caused Kidney Problems

Plaintiff Alleges Nexium Caused Kidney Problems October 7, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: Industry giant AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals has been hit with another bellwether lawsuit alleging its blockbuster antacid product known as Nexium caused permanent kidney damage in a man from Maryland as a result of using the medication.
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Transvaginal Mesh “Like Being Cut with a Cheese Wire”

Transvaginal Mesh “Like Being Cut with a Cheese Wire” October 3, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
London, UK: An exhaustive story in The Guardian (08/31/17) sheds some interesting sidelights into transvaginal mesh side effects, an issue that has proven to mushroom in size and breadth since the advent of transvaginal mesh, or TVM mesh repair for various health issues affecting a wide cross section of women at middle age. The number of plaintiffs having filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit has mushroomed in kind: The Guardian reports that no fewer than 100,000 lawsuits have been filed in the US alone by women alleging TVM mesh complications.
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Smith & Nephew Defective Knee Replacements Under the Microscope

Smith & Nephew Defective Knee Replacements Under the Microscope October 2, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When the Smith & Nephew Journey Deuce Bi-Compartmental Knee System was introduced in 2007, it was billed as “a new, innovative solution that may give nearly 70% (sic) of all patients receiving a total knee replacement a more minimally invasive, bone and ligament preserving treatment alternative,” so stated a press release issued by the manufacturer on July 9, 2007. Would such platitudes, three years ahead of a knee replacement failure recall, placate any plaintiff filing a Smith & Nephew lawsuit?
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New Invokana Research (Funded by Manufacturer) Disputes Earlier Studies Showing Amputation Risk

New Invokana Research (Funded by Manufacturer) Disputes Earlier Studies Showing Amputation Risk October 2, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Despite exhaustive studies that found an increased risk of amputation among Invokana diabetes patients, Janssen Pharmaceuticals has published its own version of research.
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J&J Seeks Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

J&J Seeks Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit September 30, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: On September 15, 2017, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) filed a Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict  (JNOV) in the Echeverria talcum powder lawsuit . This is in addition to a motion for a new trial.
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