Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
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 ]
November 1, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Chino, CA: When Marisa received an “Important Medical Device Advisory” letter from St. Jude Medical announcing that her implantable cardiac defibrillator may contain batteries that could run out sooner than expected, she was concerned, to say the least. Since she was 12 years old, Marisa, age 31, has depended upon a pacemaker to keep her alive.Read [ Heart Patient Fears for Her Life Living with Recalled St. Jude Pacemaker ]
Court Documents Reveals J&J Transvaginal Mesh Marketed Ahead of Competitors “Priceless”, Causing Outrage Overseas
October 31, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
London, UK: Politicians and Professors of medicine in the U.K. are condemning the decision to launch transvaginal mesh without a clinical trial and demanding a public inquiry into the mesh.Read [ Court Documents Reveals J&J Transvaginal Mesh Marketed Ahead of Competitors “Priceless”, Causing Outrage Overseas ]
October 31, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: On the heels of a STAT investigation that linked the rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra to a number of deaths and many serious complications not listed on its label, attorneys are investigating potential lawsuits against Roche-Genentech, the manufacturer.Read [ Attorneys Investigating Actemra Complaints and its Approval Process ]
October 31, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided the medical community with guidance on the use of ultrasonic surgical aspirators. Specifically, the agency is advising companies that make the devices to label them as contraindicated for the removal of uterine fibroids. The non-binding guidance from the agency serves to strengthen its recent warnings about the use of power morcellators to remove uterine fibroids.Read [ Don't Use Ultrasonic Aspirators to Remove Uterine Fibroids FDA States ]
October 31, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Boston, MA: Veteran attorney Andrew Wainwright and the Thornton Law Firm in Boston, Massachusetts have been handling mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of individuals with asbestos-related illnesses since 1978. He knows the issues well. Although the use of asbestos has been curtailed Wainwright says victims of its deadly effects and cases of mesothelioma continue to come forward.Read [ Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families Win Lawsuits against Insulation Supplier ]
October 29, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: No, to answer the question recently posed by a widely-read legal publication, the recent reversal of the $417 million California verdict does not foreshadow doom for talc cases. But last week was undeniably tough for the plaintiffs in Johnson & Johnson lawsuits.Read [ Rumors of Doom for Talcum Powder Lawsuits Greatly Exaggerated ]
October 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Massachusetts: Any asbestos lawsuit, whether it be founded upon asbestosis, asbestos mesothelioma, asbestos cancer or any other form of asbestos disease carries underpinnings of environmental law. That’s because the environment is such an integral component of today’s safe workplace, that environmental law policy is central to how employers create and maintain their work environments, and how they equip employees working with hazardous materials to protect their health.Read [ Asbestos and Environmental Law ]
October 27, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Many warnings, complaints and investigations linking the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections and other serious side effects seems to have cooled down. But NTM infections can take years to manifest, and many of the Stockert 3T systems used to regulate body temperature during cardiopulmonary surgeries have not been replaced.Read [ Stockert 3T Bacterial Infection Can Linger ]
- 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)
- Mesothelioma Lawsuit Jury Verdict Goes to Plaintiff for $12.9 Million By Gordon Gibb (Sep-30-17)
- Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Filed Nationwide while Big Pharma Makes Big Profits By Jane Mundy (Sep-28-17)
- St. Jude Battery Failure, Delayed Recall and it all comes down to Money By Jane Mundy (Sep-28-17)
- Attorney Explains Difference between Definition of Disability By Jane Mundy (Sep-28-17)
- Why so many Catheters Recalled? By Jane Mundy (Sep-27-17)
- Victim told Transvaginal Mesh would make her “Feel like a 16-year-old Virgin” By Jane Mundy (Sep-26-17)
- Bayer Pulls Essure Birth Control Device From All Countries Except US By Lucy Campbell (Sep-26-17)
- Late CFL Player, 27, Exhibited CTE Symptoms of Someone Three Times His Age By Gordon Gibb (Sep-25-17)