Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
July 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: The second bellwether Xarelto lawsuit in multidistrict litigation over allegations of Xarelto bleedout in association with the new age blood thinner has gone, like the first, to the defendant. While this may prove disappointing to litigants alleging the anticoagulant is unsafe, there are still two more bellwether trials to roll out later this year, with some 15,000 cases in the federal multidistrict litigation pipeline housed in New Orleans. Additional cases are percolating at the state level in Philadelphia.Read [ Second Bellwether Xarelto Lawsuit Goes to Defendant, All Eyes on Third ]
July 7, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
St. Louis, MO: A new study suggests that some popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are associated with a higher risk of death.Read [ New Study Suggests Popular Heartburn Drugs Associated With a Higher Risk of Death ]
July 6, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Many a Taxotere hair loss lawsuit asserts that the manufacturer of Taxotere (docetaxel), Sanofi, knew about the increased risk for permanent hair loss associated with its cancer drug, and yet downplayed the risk without revealing that competing products on the market were just as effective at treating cancer as Taxotere, but without the corresponding increased risk for permanent hair loss, or so it is alleged.Read [ Taxotere Hair Loss: Are Doctors Forthright with their Patients as to Risk? ]
July 6, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Milan, Italy: Propecia finasteride has, for some time, been employed as an effective solution to male pattern baldness and hair loss, a condition that usually hits most men at middle age but in rare cases can appear in men as young as 18. However, for many consumers Propecia side effects have combined to not only spoil the party on top of their once-bald pate, but to also serve as the foundation for panic between the sheets. In rare, but growing cases use of finasteride for hair growth has led to Propecia impotence.Read [ Concern over Rates of Depression amongst Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Patients ]
July 5, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Smith & Nephew is the latest hip replacement maker to face a lawsuit over defective design resulting in personal injury. The complaint was filed by a woman who alleges she developed metallosis, or metal blood poisoning, after having a Smith and Nephew 50mm Birmingham Resurfacing femoral head, and a 56mm Birmingham Resurfacing acetabular cup surgically implanted.Read [ Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Lawsuit Filed ]
July 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: AbbVie Inc., the makers of AndroGel, have garnered the lion’s share of attention (and the highest proportion of lawsuits) in the testosterone side effects MDL to date. However Eli Lilly and Co. (Lilly), the manufacturer of Axiron, is the subject of renewed focus after the federal judge in Illinois overseeing multidistrict litigation last month selected the first two bellwether cases that will go to trial next year (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, Case No: 1:14-cv-01748, in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois).Read [ Eli Lilly & Co. Testosterone Bellwether Trials Scheduled for 2018 ]
July 3, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Philadelphia, PA: A federal judge will allow a hip implant lawsuit related to a Stryker hip implant system to continue after she dismissed two of the plaintiff's claims but allowed a manufacturing defect claim to remain.Read [ Federal Judge Allows Hip Implant Lawsuit to Move Forward ]
July 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Expert insight from a witness in a recent transvaginal mesh lawsuit provides a revealing look into how some products reach the market prior to evolving to become a thorn in the side (or elsewhere) for a patient having undergone a surgical procedure in good faith with a device presumed to be safe.Read [ Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Introduced Without FDA Pre-Market Clearance: Report ]
July 1, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Fort Mitchell, AL:The Mirena IUD for birth control has been in the news recently, albeit under bizarre circumstances. One mom in Alabama posted on Facebook a photo of her newborn holding the IUD that was meant to prevent his appearance. A woman in the UK was implanted with Mirena when she was unknowingly pregnant—sadly the baby was stillborn.Read [ Pregnant with Mirena IUD ]
July 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Phoenix, AZ: Litigation surrounding the death of an underground pipe worker allegedly exposed to asbestos, demonstrates what often goes on behind the scenes that serves to shift the focus away from the victim, and onto defendants seeking to cover their financial losses. Many an asbestosis lawsuit has alleged failures on the part of employers and those responsible for work sites have resulted in unprotected exposure to asbestos, causing asbestosis disease, mesothelioma and other diseases associated with exposure to the deadly carcinogen.Read [ Legal Wrangling Over Cost of Asbestos Settlement Continues Long After Victim Dies ]
- Canadians Miffed at Failed Physiomesh Approved Under FDA 510(k) Clearance By Gordon Gibb (Jun-29-17)
- Hip Replacement Patient says Better Off Without By Jane Mundy (Jun-28-17)
- New Jersey Man Claims Diabetes Medicine Caused His Heart Disease By Deb Hipp (Jun-27-17)
- Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Failure: Consider Rehabilitation over Revision Surgery By Jane Mundy (Jun-27-17)
- Risperdal Lawsuit Hit 18,000 and Climbing, Status Update Due in July By Gordon Gibb (Jun-25-17)
- FDA Black Box Warning Adds Fuel to Invokana Lawsuits By Brenda Craig (Jun-24-17)
- FDA Dresses Down St. Jude Medical over Faulty Lithium Defibrillator Batteries By Gordon Gibb (Jun-22-17)
- Are Recalled Duodenoscopes Any Safer? By Gordon Gibb (Jun-21-17)
- Recalled Catheters All Approved Through FDA 510(k) Clearance Protocol By Gordon Gibb (Jun-20-17)
- Talcum Powder Cancer Trial Not Boding Well for Johnson & Johnson By Jane Mundy (Jun-20-17)
- Trio of Eliquis Blood Thinner Lawsuits Allege Defective Product By Gordon Gibb (Jun-19-17)
- Permanent Taxotere Hair Loss for Cancer Patients a Particularly Cruel Fate By Gordon Gibb (Jun-19-17)
- Olympus Settles Four Power Morcellator Lawsuits By Deb Hipp (Jun-18-17)
- Abdominal Mesh Complaints Rise in Canada, MDL Established in the US By Jane Mundy (Jun-17-17)
- One Defendant Dismissed from Benicar Lawsuit, Daiichi Sankyo Remains By Gordon Gibb (Jun-16-17)
- School District Attempts to Dismiss Lead Poisoning in Drinking Water Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Jun-15-17)
- Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide By Jane Mundy (Jun-15-17)
- Woman Awarded $2.1M in Fourth Pelvic Mesh Trial By Lucy Campbell (Jun-15-17)
- Seeking Help Difficult for Bipolar Man with Risperdal “Man Boobs” By Jane Mundy (Jun-14-17)
- Johnson & Johnson Asks For New Trial in $151 Million Hip Lawsuit Judgment By Deb Hipp (Jun-14-17)
- Invokana Adverse Events Subject to Much Scrutiny By Gordon Gibb (Jun-13-17)
- Forecasting the Xarelto Bellwether Trials By Gordon Gibb (Jun-12-17)
- Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Plaintiffs Try Again For Multidistrict Litigation By Deb Hipp (Jun-10-17)
- Ohio Says Opioid Epidemic Generated by Drug Companies By Brenda Craig (Jun-10-17)
- Baldness Treatment Drugs May Raise Risk of Depression But Not Risk of Suicide in Older Men By Deb Hipp (Jun-8-17)
- Plaintiffs in Monsanto Roundup Litigation Seek Studies on Mice By Gordon Gibb (Jun-7-17)
- Botched Circumcision Case in Discovery By Brenda Craig (Jun-7-17)
- State-Based Stryker Hip Implant Failure Lawsuits Consolidated in New Jersey By Gordon Gibb (Jun-6-17)
- Merger Deal between Device Manufacturers Reveals Device Shortcomings By Gordon Gibb (Jun-6-17)
- Ohio Sues Big Pharma for Misleading Opioid Marketing By Lucy Campbell (Jun-6-17)
- More Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuits Transferred to New Jersey MDL By Deb Hipp (Jun-5-17)
- Is the FDA Doing Enough to Prevent Stockert 3T Heater-Cooling Device Infection? By Jane Mundy (Jun-5-17)
- Heartbreaking Stories Abound Surrounding Surgical Mesh By Gordon Gibb (Jun-4-17)
- Number of Taxotere Multidistrict Litigation Cases Surpass 1,100 By Deb Hipp (Jun-3-17)
- C.R. Bard Shares IVC Filter Lawsuit Update with SEC By Gordon Gibb (Jun-2-17)
- MDL Plaintiffs Increasing in Alleged Viagra Melanoma Connection Lawsuit By Brenda Craig (Jun-1-17)
- Canadian Abilify Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Jun-1-17)
- Defective Hip Implant Makers Busy with Recalls, Lawsuits and Settlements By Jane Mundy (May-31-17)
- Deadly Drugs and Devices Report by AAJ is a Must Read for Women By Brenda Craig (May-28-17)
- Claims against Xarelto Due to Be Tested in Court Again By Brenda Craig (May-28-17)