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Yet Another Risperdal Lawsuit Tossed in Philadelphia

Yet Another Risperdal Lawsuit Tossed in Philadelphia April 30, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A Risperdal lawsuit that had to be stopped and restarted after a juror suffered a health emergency, has been tossed by a Philadelphia judge after appearing to agree with defendant Janssen Pharmaceuticals that the plaintiff failed to provide sufficient evidence to fully support his claim of Risperdal gynecomastia, a condition characterized by the growth of male breast tissue. The judge, in issuing his order to dismiss the case, gave no further details.
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Complicated TVM Mesh Lawsuit Settles

Complicated TVM Mesh Lawsuit Settles April 27, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A transvaginal mesh lawsuit that has gone through a plethora of twists and turns akin to a country road appears to be in the final stages of resolution after a federal judge in California gave the thumbs-up to a proposed $12.25 million settlement. Upwards of 2,710 class members will share in $10.58 million, with the remainder going to attorney’s fees and costs.
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Odd Ruling in Hip Implant Failure Lawsuit?

Odd Ruling in Hip Implant Failure Lawsuit? April 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: Many an artificial hip manufacturer is embroiled in lawsuits alleging hip replacement implant failure. Accolade, Smith and Nephew, DePuy, and Stryker are but a few examples of the manufacturers commonly referenced in litigation involving failed implants, including the now vilified metal-on-metal implants.
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Zimmer Biomet Shoulder—Shocking Surprises

Zimmer Biomet Shoulder—Shocking Surprises April 22, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: The fact that Zimmer Biomet had its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder approved without any human testing likely comes as a shocking surprise to many recipients of the device. And another surprise: the device was pulled from the market in 2010 after Biomet received complaints of fracturing. But it returned just one year later…
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Implanon Lawsuits Still in Court One Year After FDA Warning Label Update

Implanon Lawsuits Still in Court One Year After FDA Warning Label Update April 21, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC:March 2017 marked the one-year anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) update of the warning label of the popular implantable birth control device Implanon to include risks of device migration.
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Pharmaceuticals Fast-Tracked to Market through Little-Known FDA Protocol

Pharmaceuticals Fast-Tracked to Market through Little-Known FDA Protocol April 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: An interesting sidebar to Taxotere hair loss litigation has opened up through a peek into docetaxel hair loss multidistrict litigation, and an accompanying analysis of the various approval protocols employed to bring both branded and generic docetaxel (Taxotere) to the market.
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Recent Study Suggests Endoscope Infection Escapes Even Rigorous Cleaning

Recent Study Suggests Endoscope Infection Escapes Even Rigorous Cleaning April 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Minneapolis, MN: A peek into the archives of the Nursing Times (09/21/00) provides some perspective into endoscope infection, and just how long the issue of cleaning and sterilizing endoscopes sufficiently to avoid passing infections between patients, has been a concern.
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Lead Poisoning Still Happens

Lead Poisoning Still Happens April 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX It was an alert physician who first noticed signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in some of her patients in Flint, Michigan. It was soon discovered water from the Flint River had corroded aging pipes causing lead to leach into the city’s water supply. Dangerous amounts of lead were slowing building up in the blood streams of Flint residents and causing health problems due to lead exposure.
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Will Federal Deregulation make it Easier for Plaintiffs to Sue over Defective Catheters?

Will Federal Deregulation make it Easier for Plaintiffs to Sue over Defective Catheters? April 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: We are just a few days beyond the one-year anniversary of the issuance, by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), of a Class 1 designation to the recall of the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter by medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific. The voluntary recall was triggered by the manufacturer the previous month, on March 22, 2016.
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$55M Personal Injury Verdict Against Honda Stands

$55M Personal Injury Verdict Against Honda Stands April 19, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A $55 million jury verdict brought against Honda Motor Co, in 2014 will stand, according to a ruling by the Pennsylvania Superior Court. The settlement resulted from a personal injury lawsuit against Honda that alleged the automotive manufacturer ignored a seat belt defect. The suit was brought by a man who claimed that defect resulted in his becoming paralyzed.
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