Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
October 4, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Columbus, OH: The Department of Justice has announced that Olympia Therapy, Inc. (Olympia), an Ohio nursing home, and its management service provider, Provider Services, Inc. (Provider) have agreed to settle a healthcare fraud lawsuit brought by Vladimir Trakhter, a former Olympia employee. The case puts a uniquely human face on the damage done by Medicare fraud.Read [ Whistleblower Nets $2.9 Million in Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit ]
October 3, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
London, UK: An exhaustive story in The Guardian (08/31/17) sheds some interesting sidelights into transvaginal mesh side effects, an issue that has proven to mushroom in size and breadth since the advent of transvaginal mesh, or TVM mesh repair for various health issues affecting a wide cross section of women at middle age. The number of plaintiffs having filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit has mushroomed in kind: The Guardian reports that no fewer than 100,000 lawsuits have been filed in the US alone by women alleging TVM mesh complications.Read [ Transvaginal Mesh “Like Being Cut with a Cheese Wire” ]
October 2, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When the Smith & Nephew Journey Deuce Bi-Compartmental Knee System was introduced in 2007, it was billed as “a new, innovative solution that may give nearly 70% (sic) of all patients receiving a total knee replacement a more minimally invasive, bone and ligament preserving treatment alternative,” so stated a press release issued by the manufacturer on July 9, 2007. Would such platitudes, three years ahead of a knee replacement failure recall, placate any plaintiff filing a Smith & Nephew lawsuit?Read [ Smith & Nephew Defective Knee Replacements Under the Microscope ]
October 2, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Despite exhaustive studies that found an increased risk of amputation among Invokana diabetes patients, Janssen Pharmaceuticals has published its own version of research.Read [ New Invokana Research (Funded by Manufacturer) Disputes Earlier Studies Showing Amputation Risk ]
September 30, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: On September 15, 2017, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) filed a Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict (JNOV) in the Echeverria talcum powder lawsuit . This is in addition to a motion for a new trial.Read [ J&J Seeks Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit ]
September 30, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Oakland, CA: No one conversant with environmental law remains so without a full understanding of the risks associated with asbestos, a substance once widely-used for its insulating properties in spite of growing evidence that asbestos is a carcinogen. While asbestos is still employed in some industrial applications, its use is tightly regulated. This, unlike the backdrop of decades past when policies and protocols around asbestos were, as alleged in scores of lawsuits, found lacking. To that end, a mesothelioma lawsuit filed by the widow of an asbestos mesothelioma victim speaks to the risks associated with direct, as well as indirect contact with asbestos fibers.Read [ Mesothelioma Lawsuit Jury Verdict Goes to Plaintiff for $12.9 Million ]
September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Miami, FL: In the wake of the Opioid Epidemic now declared a national emergency, big Pharma faces a tsunami of litigation. Miami has just announced it may file a prescription opioid lawsuit against the manufacturers, adding to the long list of cities and municipalities that have declared an opioid crisis.Read [ Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Filed Nationwide while Big Pharma Makes Big Profits ]
September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Cruz, CA: The battery seems to have run out, so to speak, on St. Jude’s recall process. The company made a change to its battery design back in 2015 but didn’t acknowledge the reasoning behind the design—until the lithium battery defects were confirmed internally.Read [ St. Jude Battery Failure, Delayed Recall and it all comes down to Money ]
September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Minneapolis, MN: Chances are, if you are asked to define disability, it won’t be the same definition as written in your disability insurance policy. Attorney Kristen Gyolai with Fields Law Firm wants you to know that there is a discrepancy between policy holders and how that policy defines disability.Read [ Attorney Explains Difference between Definition of Disability ]
September 27, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Cruz, CA: Another catheter was recalled last week, and this one got a Class 1 recall category, meaning the most serious kind.Read [ Why so many Catheters Recalled? ]
- 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)
- Recent Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Targets Alleged Marketing Violations By Gordon Gibb (Sep-23-17)
- Insurers Seek Compensation from St. Jude’s Medical in Class Action Lawsuit By Brenda Craig (Sep-22-17)
- Actemra: Failure to Warn By Jane Mundy (Sep-22-17)
- Three Strikes after Depuy Synthes Attune Knee, First Lawsuit is Filed By Jane Mundy (Sep-21-17)
- Law Firms Watching Actemra Story By Brenda Craig (Sep-20-17)
- Talcum Powder Trials: Sympathy versus Science? By Jane Mundy (Sep-19-17)
- Olympus Tagged with Partial Liability in Endoscope Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Sep-19-17)
- Infusion Pumps, Medtronic SynchroMed among Them, Remain Under Scrutiny By Gordon Gibb (Sep-18-17)
- Children Infected by Stockert 3T Surgical Device at New Orleans Children’s Hospital By Anne Wallace (Sep-18-17)
- Sexual Dysfunction was Always There, but the Conversation Changed with Propecia By Gordon Gibb (Sep-18-17)
- Risperdal Judge Explains Reasons for Denying Janssen a New Trial By Gordon Gibb (Sep-17-17)
- Benicar Settlement Will Have No Material Financial Impact to Daiichi Sankyo By Gordon Gibb (Sep-17-17)
- Surgical Mesh Manufacturer to Appeal Revival of Mesh Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Sep-14-17)
- Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Lost on Appeal By Gordon Gibb (Sep-13-17)
- Irish TVM Manufacturer Announces Settlement Pool worth $775 Million By Gordon Gibb (Sep-13-17)
- Revisiting Study Finding Higher Perforation Rates for Cook Celect IVC Filter By Gordon Gibb (Sep-12-17)
- Did Sanofi-Aventis Have a Duty to Warn Patients about Permanent Hair Loss? By Anne Wallace (Sep-12-17)
- Risperdal Plaintiff Green Lighted to Pursue Risperdal Lawsuit in New York By Gordon Gibb (Sep-11-17)
- Faulty St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Leads Eyed for Link to Heart Infections By Anne Wallace (Sep-11-17)
- Coming Unglued – DePuy Synthes Attune Buckles at the Knees By Anne Wallace (Sep-9-17)
- $57.1M Ethicon TVT Secur Mesh Verdict Awarded By Lucy Campbell (Sep-8-17)
- Insys Faked Cancer Patients to Get Fentanyl Sales By Lucy Campbell (Sep-7-17)
- Despite Concerns over Onglyza, FDA Keeps Going Back to the Trough By Gordon Gibb (Sep-6-17)
- Testosterone Lawsuits Begin, Outcomes Split By Gordon Gibb (Sep-5-17)
- Are Benicar Generics Flying Under the Radar? By Anne Wallace (Sep-4-17)
- New Jersey Woman Files Mirena Lawsuit Alleging Blurred Vision By Gordon Gibb (Sep-4-17)
- “The Bravelle Clock is Ticking,” Says Canadian Attorney By Jane Mundy (Sep-4-17)
- Study Suggests Abilify Risks Outweigh Benefits By Jane Mundy (Sep-1-17)
- Michigan Widow Files Asbestos Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Aug-31-17)
- New Information Shown to Jury Produced Record Talc Verdict By Brenda Craig (Aug-30-17)
- “The More I Find Out about this Hernia Mesh, the Angrier I Get, “ says Surgical Mesh Victim By Jane Mundy (Aug-29-17)
- Zetia and Vytorin Continue to be Controversial By Gordon Gibb (Aug-28-17)
- Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit Goes After “Up Coding” By Anne Wallace (Aug-28-17)
- Signs of Movement in the Taxotere Litigation Process By Brenda Craig (Aug-27-17)
- Stryker Hip Replacement Leads to more Broken Bones By Jane Mundy (Aug-27-17)
- Still Too Soon to Take Echeverria to the Bank By Anne Wallace (Aug-26-17)
- Insulation Failure, Battery Failure and Cyber Hacking - A Triple Threat for Pacemaker Patients By Anne Wallace (Aug-24-17)