Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
November 9, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The announcement last month of a new software tool capable of alerting patients with defective St. Jude cardiac defibrillators when a battery is in danger of failing prematurely may be too little, too late for patients who have suffered adverse events when defective defibrillator batteries failed too soon. Many have filed St. Jude ICD and CRT-D device lawsuits over the issue.Read [ The Fix is In for St. Jude Defective Batteries, But Is it Enough? ]
November 9, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Oakland, CA: The next twelve months will be critical for Mirena IUS (Intrauterine System) contraceptive plaintiffs currently engaged in a Multi-District Litigation lawsuit against Bayer alleging the hormone coated device leads to an intracranial condition with the potential to cause permanent blindness in some users.Read [ Lawsuit Alleges Hormone Coated Mirena IUD Can Lead to Blindness ]
November 8, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Decatur, IL: Litigation involving Essure is taking its toll on Bayer. In less than a year, the permanent birth control device manufacturer has seen lawsuits more than double, and it has been removed from every global market, except in the U.S.Read [ Bayer Reports Spike in Essure Lawsuits and Congress Questions FDA ]
November 7, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC How is this possible when few, if any, Actemra lawsuits have even been filed yet? The answer lies in the tried-and-true defense pharmaceutical companies, like Roche and its subsidiary Genentech, will reach for first: the statute of limitations. The best thing a potential plaintiff can do is to file a lawsuit as soon as possible. Don’t wait.Read [ Time Runs Short for Actemra Lawsuits ]
November 6, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Philadelphia, PA: Allegations of witness tampering have stalled the beginning of the Xarelto litigation. The first Xarelto trail was set to being Monday, November 6, but instead got sidelined by attempts to determine the significance of a meeting between a key witness, Dr. Timothy Aldridge, the plaintiff’s treating physician, and a Janssen sales representative.Read [ First Xarelto Trial Stalled Over Allegations of Witness Tampering ]
November 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: A Mirena side effects lawsuit filed late last month accuses the manufacturer of the popular IUD of not doing enough to warn consumers about the potential for pseudotumor cerebri, or PTC, associated with the long-term birth control device. According to Court records the plaintiff has suffered from vision problems and a build-up of fluid since acquiring the device.Read [ Mirena IUD Lawsuit Alleges Grievous Mirena IUD Side Effects ]
November 4, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA: On October 11, 2017, a group of Onglyza plaintiffs filed a Motion to Transfer with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The motion seeks to consolidate the Onglyza lawsuits filed throughout the federal court system in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. At the time of filing, there were 44 lawsuits pending in 24 federal jurisdictions, all of which put forth virtually identical legal and factual theories. Plaintiffs foresee the possibility that hundreds of Onglyza and Kombiglyze (collectively referred to as “Onglyza” in the motion) lawsuits will be filed in the future.Read [ Onglyza Lawsuits Seek MDL Status in California ]
November 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: Ethicon Physiomesh may be off the market at the behest of its manufacturer, but that hasn’t stemmed the flood of lawsuits that have been piling up in multidistrict litigation. In this case, the surgical mesh lawsuit has been filed by a plaintiff with the surname Flood.Read [ Texas Plaintiff Joins Flood of Lawsuits Citing Ethicon Physiomesh Problems ]
November 4, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: The number of catheters reported to be defective over the last few years is mind-boggling. Over the past year alone several medical device manufacturers have recalled a combined four million catheters. Why so many? A study published yesterday may give one explanation.Read [ Unnecessary and Defective Catheter? ]
November 1, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Camden, NJ: Daiichi Sankyo’s recent $300 million Benicar lawsuit settlement will end the story for some who were hurt by the blood pressure drug. But it will leave others out in the cold.Read [ Left Behind in Benicar Lawsuit Settlement ]
- Heart Patient Fears for Her Life Living with Recalled St. Jude Pacemaker By Jane Mundy (Nov-1-17)
- Court Documents Reveals J&J Transvaginal Mesh Marketed Ahead of Competitors “Priceless”, Causing Outrage Overseas By Jane Mundy (Oct-31-17)
- Attorneys Investigating Actemra Complaints and its Approval Process By Jane Mundy (Oct-31-17)
- Don't Use Ultrasonic Aspirators to Remove Uterine Fibroids FDA States By Lucy Campbell (Oct-31-17)
- Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families Win Lawsuits against Insulation Supplier By Brenda Craig (Oct-31-17)
- Rumors of Doom for Talcum Powder Lawsuits Greatly Exaggerated By Anne Wallace (Oct-29-17)
- Asbestos and Environmental Law By Gordon Gibb (Oct-28-17)
- Stockert 3T Bacterial Infection Can Linger By Jane Mundy (Oct-27-17)
- Gynecomastia Risperdal Plaintiff Wins First Lawsuit Outside Philadelphia Court By Jane Mundy (Oct-27-17)
- Hip Replacement led to Sleep Deprivation and Oxycodone By Jane Mundy (Oct-26-17)
- Monsanto Moves for Summary Judgement While EU Looks to Ban Glyphosate By Gordon Gibb (Oct-23-17)
- Will Duodenoscope Redesign Prove Sufficient to Stem Endoscope Infection? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-22-17)
- Criticism for Both St. Jude Medical and FDA over Defective St. Jude ICD Batteries By Gordon Gibb (Oct-20-17)
- Two Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Question Medical Judgement By Jane Mundy (Oct-19-17)
- Research Both Kind, and Unkind to Propecia By Gordon Gibb (Oct-19-17)
- Cook Celect IVC Filters Approved Through FDA Fast Track Approval Process By Gordon Gibb (Oct-18-17)
- As Eliquis Lawsuits Fall, New Study Heightens Bleeding Risk in Eliquis Class By Gordon Gibb (Oct-17-17)
- Depuy Attune Knee Victim “Pissed off that there’s No Way to Fix this Defect Without Litigation” By Jane Mundy (Oct-16-17)
- Medtronic SynchroMed Infusion Pump: a History of Problems By Gordon Gibb (Oct-15-17)
- Is Abdominal Mesh Overused? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-14-17)
- Mesothelioma and Ovarian Cancer Talc Lawsuits Have in Common the Talc Supplier By Jane Mundy (Oct-14-17)
- Are Actemra Claimants Headed for Multidistrict Litigation? By Anne Wallace (Oct-13-17)
- East Texas County Joins Legal War Against Opioid Manufacturers By Brenda Craig (Oct-12-17)
- Court Order Means Potential Taxotere Plaintiffs Should Act ASAP By Anne Wallace (Oct-11-17)
- New York State Risperdal Plaintiff Awarded $1 Million By Gordon Gibb (Oct-11-17)
- Androgel Heart Attack Victim Awarded $140M By Lucy Campbell (Oct-11-17)
- Bayer Bans Essure Outside US, Is FDA Lagging? By Jane Mundy (Oct-10-17)
- Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit Goes to Trial By Anne Wallace (Oct-9-17)
- Second Testosterone Bellwether Lawsuit Wraps in Illinois By Gordon Gibb (Oct-9-17)
- Were Defective St. Jude Cardiac Defibrillators Implanted Even After Recall? By Anne Wallace (Oct-9-17)
- Add Pancreatic Cancer to Your List of Saxagliptin Worries By Anne Wallace (Oct-9-17)
- The Recalled Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter Received FDA 510(k) Clearance By Gordon Gibb (Oct-8-17)
- Monsanto’s Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Reveal Cover-Up and the Monsanto Plot Thickens… By Jane Mundy (Oct-7-17)
- Plaintiff Alleges Nexium Caused Kidney Problems By Brenda Craig (Oct-7-17)
- Veterans Still Seeking Benefits Fifty One Years after Radiation Exposure By Gordon Gibb (Oct-5-17)
- Whistleblower Nets $2.9 Million in Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Oct-4-17)
- Transvaginal Mesh “Like Being Cut with a Cheese Wire” By Gordon Gibb (Oct-3-17)
- Smith & Nephew Defective Knee Replacements Under the Microscope By Gordon Gibb (Oct-2-17)
- New Invokana Research (Funded by Manufacturer) Disputes Earlier Studies Showing Amputation Risk By Jane Mundy (Oct-2-17)
- J&J Seeks Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Sep-30-17)