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Despite Steep Reduction in Award, Plaintiff’s Defective Hip Implant Verdict Appealed

Despite Steep Reduction in Award, Plaintiff’s Defective Hip Implant Verdict Appealed March 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: It didn’t matter that a $502 million defective hip implant lawsuit verdict that went against DePuy Orthopaedics (DePuy) and its parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was slashed to $150 million in observance of a Texas state cap: the defendants are appealing anyway. The verdict was brought last year in the second bellwether trial in a massive multidistrict litigation alleging hip replacement implant failure related to DePuy hip implants.
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Recent Risperdal Lawsuit Tossed, Plaintiffs Plan to Appeal

Recent Risperdal Lawsuit Tossed, Plaintiffs Plan to Appeal March 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A Risperdal lawsuit that alleged the growth of male breast tissue (Risperdal gynecomastia) suffered by the plaintiff was stopped dead in its tracks before a trial reached the verdict stage after a Pennsylvania judge determined that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its Risperdal unit, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Janssen) had not failed to adequately warn about gynecomastia risk as the plaintiff had asserted, thus pulling the rug out from under the lawsuit.
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Brazil Recalls Essure and Note to Bayer: Share the Knowledge

Brazil Recalls Essure and Note to Bayer: Share the Knowledge March 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Brazil’s National Health Agency has banned sales and recalled Essure, and advocacy groups worldwide are pressuring their governments to follow suit.
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Alere Pushes for Dismissal of Home Blood Test Kits Class Action

Alere Pushes for Dismissal of Home Blood Test Kits Class Action March 19, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Boston, MA: In response to plaintiffs' January motion to keep an Alere INRatio class action lawsuit alive, Alere recently pushed back with arguments that the court should dismiss the case.
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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Letter: Evidence, Explanation or Apology?

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Letter: Evidence, Explanation or Apology? March 18, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: Almost two years after heart bypass surgery Raymond received a letter in the mail. “It said they had used the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system machine during my initial surgery and that there had been problems attributed to that machine,” he says. The letter didn’t say how Raymond should proceed with a Stockert 3T complaint –but his attorney can.
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FDA Issues Recall on Medtronic Implantable Pain Pumps

FDA Issues Recall on Medtronic Implantable Pain Pumps March 17, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Silver Spring, MD: Six months after Medtronic issued a voluntary recall on certain potentially defective catheters, the Federal Drug Administration has announced an update on a previous recall on two of Medtronic's implantable drug pumps.
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Shingles Vaccine Lawsuits Mounting

Shingles Vaccine Lawsuits Mounting March 16, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Complaints are mounting against Merck, the manufacturer of the shingles vaccine Zostavax that has been linked to life-threatening side effects. And the first Zostavax Injury Lawsuit was recently filed.
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Two Recent Surgical Mesh Lawsuits Assert Ethicon Physiomesh is Defective

Two Recent Surgical Mesh Lawsuits Assert Ethicon Physiomesh is Defective March 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Two hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed related to failed Ethicon Physiomesh that has since been recalled voluntarily by the manufacturer in several countries. The product was approved in 2010 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the fast-track 510(k) Clearance program as it was deemed to be substantially similar to other products on the market at the time.
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IVC Filters “Deadly Missiles”

IVC Filters “Deadly Missiles” March 15, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Indianapolis, IN: At least four more IVC Filter lawsuits have been filed so far this month, adding to more than 3,000 complaints that people have been injured by IVC filters that have been referred to as “deadly missiles” when fractured.
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Federal Judge Extends Deadline to Add Parties to Bravelle Class Action

Federal Judge Extends Deadline to Add Parties to Bravelle Class Action March 15, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Chicago, IL:An Illinois federal judge has extended until April the deadline to allow plaintiffs on a Bravelle class action to join additional parties to the lawsuit.
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