Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
December 29, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Anyone doing an online search for 'Implanon' will immediately be led to a site index where consumers will find links to both patient information intended for consumers, and prescribing information intended for doctors. And while there appears to be no indication as to if, and when the latter may have been updated, the patient document intended for consumers is identified as having been updated with regard to Implanon usage and Implanon birth control side effects in March of this year.Read [ Was the FDA Aware of Migration Risk Prior to Implanon Approval? ]
December 27, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Reports from both the US and Germany have identified the M chimaera contamination of heater/cooler devices, of which 60 to 70 percent stem from the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system. But controlling the infection is challenging—to say the least.Read [ Stockert 3T System “No Easy Fix” and the FDA’s Catch-22 ]
December 27, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY: Patients who had certain Stryker hip replacements implanted but found themselves ineligible for the 2014 Stryker hip settlement received some good news. Those patients who had the Stryker ABG II Modular Neck Hip Stem and Rejuvenate Modular Neck Hip Stem implanted from 2014 to December 19, 2016, are now eligible to take part in the 2014 settlement. The announcement does not affect the Accolade TMZF, but settlements in lawsuits concerning other hip replacement devices could indicate a willingness to settle Accolade claims.Read [ Stryker Hip Settlement Expanded ]
December 26, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: This past year has been rife with reports of infections linked to endoscopes and / or duodenoscopes; devices used for diagnostic endoscopic procedures which are intended to be cleaned and re-used. However, many an endoscope lawsuit over the past year have asserted that such devices are either not cleaned and disinfected properly, or feature design flaws that suggest a thorough disinfection is practically impossible.Read [ Will FDA Guidance Help Stem Endoscope Lawsuits Going Forward? ]
December 26, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Newark, NJ:Finally, Linda Gross’ transvaginal mesh case is over, after J&J can no longer appeal the verdict that awarded her more than $11 million in damages for her TVM injuries.Read [ Ten Long Years: Transvaginal Mesh Victim Finally gets Justice ]
December 23, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Providence, RI: A Rhode Island man who received recalled abdominal mesh just prior to a product recall in 2005, will see his surgical mesh lawsuit go forward after a Rhode Island judge refused to dismiss the case.Read [ Surgical Mesh Lawsuit to Proceed ]
December 22, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The close of another year affords an opportunity to look back and review the various events that characterized the legal implications of Taxotere hair loss over the past year.Read [ Taxotere Hair Loss: a Look Back at 2016 ]
December 22, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Murray Hill, NJ: Performance filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are informative in more ways than one, as documents often reveal the state of a corporation’s liability and litigation threats. Such is the case with C.R. Bard Inc. (C.R. Bard), a noted manufacturer of inferior vena cava filters that has been targeted with a rash of IVC Filter lawsuits.Read [ C.R. Bard Reveals Latest Litigation Cases in SEC Filing ]
December 21, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: Negligence allegations against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG may have fizzled somewhat. Two recent issues do not bode well for plaintiffs filing Alere INRatio lawsuits. The FDA recently announced that the Alere INRatio anti-coagulation monitoring device had no substantial effect on the outcome of the ROCKET-AF trial and in turn did not significantly favor Xarelto as earlier suspected, and a California Alere class action suit in September was dismissed.Read [ Three Points for Alere INRatio Device ]
December 19, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Orlando, FL: In spite of a position taken by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that Laparoscopic Uterine Surgery for women Involving power morcellators only be used in relatively rare cases, Olympus America Inc. has released a new power morcellator equipped with a containment bag.Read [ Olympus America Attempts a Power Morcellation Comeback ]
- Implanon Lawsuits Allege Nightmare Situations for Women By Heidi Turner (Dec-19-16)
- ER Hospital Overcharges: Bat Bite Cost Uninsured $40K By Jane Mundy (Dec-18-16)
- J&J and DePuy Looking to Have Qui Tam Pinnacle Lawsuit Dismissed By Gordon Gibb (Dec-17-16)
- 2017 Could Be a Big Year for Bravelle Litigation By Heidi Turner (Dec-16-16)
- Recalls Over Catheter Fragments Increasing, More Manufacturers Involved By Gordon Gibb (Dec-16-16)
- Lyrica and Topamax: Same but Different By Jane Mundy (Dec-15-16)
- Johnson & Johnson Wins An SJS Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Dec-14-16)
- Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $1 Billion in Hip Replacement Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Dec-13-16)
- Essure Injury Lawsuits Moving Forward By Jane Mundy (Dec-13-16)
- Court Spells Out Bair Hugger Bellwether Trial Timelines By Gordon Gibb (Dec-13-16)
- Updated FDA Review Suggests Link Between Actos and Bladder Cancer By Lucy Campbell (Dec-13-16)
- Taxotere and Cosmetic Prostheses By Jane Mundy (Dec-11-16)
- Latest Bellwether Risperdal Lawsuit Underway in Philadelphia By Gordon Gibb (Dec-10-16)
- More Hospitals, Not FDA, Warn Patients of Stockert 3T Heater Cooler Infection Risk By Jane Mundy (Dec-10-16)
- Judicial Panel Considers Consolidating Invokana Lawsuits By Heidi Turner (Dec-10-16)
- Abilify Coast to Coast: “Off-Label” Lawsuit Settles in California, MDL Pending in Florida By Jane Mundy (Dec-9-16)
- Transvaginal Mesh Complication Increases with Procedures Performed in Tandem By Gordon Gibb (Dec-9-16)
- DePuy Pinnacle Plaintiff Received Hip Replacement at 16, Says “Life Ruined” By Gordon Gibb (Dec-8-16)
- Study: Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Worse in Men with Neurobiological Abnormalities By Gordon Gibb (Dec-7-16)
- Salvage Owner Jailed for Asbestos Violations By Gordon Gibb (Dec-6-16)
- FDA Assurances Likely Not Enough to Satisfy Xarelto Litigants By Gordon Gibb (Dec-5-16)
- Hope For Patients With IVC Filter? By Heidi Turner (Dec-5-16)
- Pradaxa Bleeding Risk Increased With Certain Statins: Study By Gordon Gibb (Dec-4-16)
- Bellwether Cases for Propecia Litigation Chosen By Heidi Turner (Dec-4-16)
- Talcum Powder Cancer Concerns By Jane Mundy (Dec-3-16)
- FDA Weighs in Alere Recall and Potential for Skewed Results By Gordon Gibb (Dec-3-16)
- $1B DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Verdict Against J&J By Lucy Campbell (Dec-2-16)
- Benicar Lawsuit Plaintiffs Attempt Motion for Summary Judgement By Gordon Gibb (Dec-2-16)
- Transvaginal Mesh Woman Waits for Justice By Brenda Craig (Nov-30-16)
- Cancer Survivor Hopes Taxotere Lawsuit will Channel her Anger By Jane Mundy (Nov-30-16)
- Risperdal Awards Add Up For Plaintiffs By Heidi Turner (Nov-29-16)
- Hospital Overcharging Made Worse by Out-of-Network Practitioners By Gordon Gibb (Nov-29-16)
- Hospitals, Medical Centers Caught Up in Endoscope Infection Turmoil By Heidi Turner (Nov-28-16)
- More to IVC Filter Failure Than Meets the Eye By Gordon Gibb (Nov-27-16)
- More Talcum Powder Lawsuits Filed as Woman Awarded $70 Million By Heidi Turner (Nov-26-16)
- Stockert 3T Heater Concerns Rising, Not Awareness By Jane Mundy (Nov-26-16)
- New Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit Filed By Heidi Turner (Nov-26-16)
- Transvaginal Mesh Deaths Reported as Injuries? By Jane Mundy (Nov-25-16)
- Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Can Proceed By Gordon Gibb (Nov-23-16)
- FDA Announces New Testosterone Warnings By Heidi Turner (Nov-23-16)