Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
May 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has just lost its fourth surgical mesh lawsuit after a jury in Philadelphia just this past Friday returned a verdict of $2.16 million against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology (Ethicon). The fourth loss for the defendants in as many trials signals, say pundits, a trend in lawsuits alleging surgical mesh complications.Read [ Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Nets $2.16 Million for Pen Argyl Plaintiff ]
May 25, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Minneapolis, MN: Shoulder replacement surgery is a well-established and should be a straightforward procedure, unless your orthopedic surgeon is implanting a Zimmer Biomet shoulder that has failed and you are unfortunate to have one or two of the 3,600 implants that have been recalled.Read [ Zimmer-Biomet Shoulder: Buyer (Patient and Surgeon) Beware ]
May 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Dallas,TX: A legal showdown is brewing in the state of Texas over that state’s cap on punitive damages. Texas medical malpractice lawyers representing plaintiffs who saw their $502 million jury award over failed DePuy Pinnacle hip implants reduced to $150 million, are challenging the state caps at the same time that DePuy principle Johnson & Johnson is appealing the original verdict.Read [ From $20 Million to Fifty Bucks: Could the Same Thing Happen in Texas? ]
May 24, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Alabama:An Alabama woman is suing the makers of the popular proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid for kidney-related injuries she claims she suffered after taking the products.Read [ Woman Claims She Suffered Kidney Injuries from Taking Acid Reflux Medications ]
May 24, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA Eight Manufacturers of a generic form of Taxotere known as Docetaxel are also being included in the ongoing MDL in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans). As a result, more women will likely join the approximately 1,000 women already involved in the litigation.Read [ Generic Docetaxel Inclusion in Taxotere MDL Significant Departure ]
May 23, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
St. Louis, MO: A timeframe shows talcum powder--its origins, and later its link to ovarian cancer, from the late 1800s to the present fifth talcum powder lawsuit in St. Louis, and the fourth jury verdict for the plaintiff. The editorial staff at LawyersandSettlements.com were curious as to how a beloved, trusted personal care product came to be the target of current litigation. What follows is the story, through key events, of how things evolved.Read [ Talcum Powder Timeframe: From Scientific Studies to Safety Concerns to Lawsuits ]
May 23, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Detroit, MI: Most jurors in Risperdal trials are likely sympathetic and at the same time shocked to discover how boys who developed female breasts have suffered. The public are likely reacting the same way after seeing a photo project online titled “Risperdal Boys”.Read [ Risperdal Victims Candid Photographs Speak Volumes ]
May 22, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Greenville, SC: The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will not allow a large group of federally filed lawsuits concerning the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system to be consolidated in one court for more efficient handling.Read [ South Carolina Stockert 3T Lawsuits Won't Head to MDL ]
May 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Ivyland, PA: It was just about a year ago, on May 29 2016 that the Sunday Telegram of Massachusetts highlighted the trials and tribulations of a manufacturer and their endoscope cleaning machine. Custom Ultrasonics Inc., based in Ivyland PA., had been previously taken to task by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with regard to an endoscope cleaning machine tied to outbreaks of superbugs. The FDA, six months prior, had directed that all System 83 Plus cleaning machines manufactured by Custom Ultrasonics should be taken off the market out of a concern for public health and safety, as many an endoscope lawsuit will attest.Read [ Ongoing Efforts to Improve Endoscope Disinfection May not be Enough ]
May 21, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Albuquerque, NM: A New Mexico judge has ruled that Zimmer must pay $2 million after a bench trial concerning one of its hip implant devices that allegedly injured a patient.Read [ Judge Awards $2 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit ]
- Catheter Injury Lawsuits following Catheter Recalls By Jane Mundy (May-20-17)
- Angioplasty TVAM, Doctors and the FDA By Jane Mundy (May-19-17)
- Class Action Lawsuit Over Lead in School Drinking Water By Gordon Gibb (May-19-17)
- $8M Settlement Reached in Omnicare False Claims Suit By Lucy Campbell (May-18-17)
- Attorney Max Kennerly Takes Sides against Essure By Brenda Craig (May-18-17)
- Invokana to Get Black-Box Warning over Amputation Risk By Gordon Gibb (May-18-17)
- Eliquis Lawsuit Reveals Manufacturers Face Restrictions on Label Changes By Gordon Gibb (May-17-17)
- Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Tossed on Appeal By Gordon Gibb (May-15-17)
- Taxotere Hair Loss Patients Speak Out Over the Fallout By Gordon Gibb (May-15-17)
- $20M Verdict Awarded in Third Ethicon TVT Mesh Lawsuit By Lucy Campbell (May-15-17)
- Additional Plaintiffs Join Bravelle Class Action By Deb Hipp (May-15-17)
- Woman's Skin Melts Off From Stevens-Johnson Syndrome By Deb Hipp (May-13-17)
- $4 Million Mesothelioma Plaintiff Verdict Upheld on Appeal By Gordon Gibb (May-13-17)
- First Xarelto Bellwether Trial Goes to the Defense By Gordon Gibb (May-12-17)
- Propecia Finasteride Side Effects Can be Hair Raising By Gordon Gibb (May-11-17)
- $110 Million Talc Verdict Comes Down in Favor of Plaintiff By Brenda Craig (May-10-17)
- Ovarian Cancer Survivor Blames Power Morcellator By Jane Mundy (May-9-17)
- Saxagliptin Heart Failure and Death Lawsuits Filed By Lucy Campbell (May-9-17)
- Testosterone Gels Get a Failing Grade in More Ways Than One By Gordon Gibb (May-9-17)
- Canada Concerned about Abdominal Hernia Mesh—and the 501k Process By Jane Mundy (May-8-17)
- Monsanto Hit with Yet Another Lawsuit Over Roundup By Gordon Gibb (May-8-17)
- Benicar Illness and Weight Loss Lawsuit Witnesses Must Produce Records By Gordon Gibb (May-7-17)
- Lawsuits Mount for Stryker Over Allegedly Failed Medical Devices By Gordon Gibb (May-7-17)
- Why was US Warned about Abilify Gambling Risk Four Years after Europe? By Jane Mundy (May-5-17)
- Risperdal Lawsuit Plaintiff Up for a Third Try By Gordon Gibb (May-4-17)
- Health Canada Equally Concerned About IVC Filter Side Effects By Gordon Gibb (May-3-17)
- Stockert 3T Not the Only Heater-Cooler Unit Associated with Infection discovered Years Ago By Jane Mundy (May-2-17)
- INRatio Proposed Class Action Settled Before Alere Lawsuit Could Proceed By Gordon Gibb (May-1-17)
- Round 5: Talcum Powder Plaintiffs versus Johnson & Johnson By Jane Mundy (May-1-17)
- Yet Another Risperdal Lawsuit Tossed in Philadelphia By Gordon Gibb (Apr-30-17)
- Complicated TVM Mesh Lawsuit Settles By Gordon Gibb (Apr-27-17)
- Odd Ruling in Hip Implant Failure Lawsuit? By Gordon Gibb (Apr-23-17)
- Zimmer Biomet Shoulder—Shocking Surprises By Jane Mundy (Apr-22-17)
- Implanon Lawsuits Still in Court One Year After FDA Warning Label Update By Deb Hipp (Apr-21-17)
- Pharmaceuticals Fast-Tracked to Market through Little-Known FDA Protocol By Gordon Gibb (Apr-20-17)
- Recent Study Suggests Endoscope Infection Escapes Even Rigorous Cleaning By Gordon Gibb (Apr-20-17)
- Lead Poisoning Still Happens By Brenda Craig (Apr-19-17)
- Will Federal Deregulation make it Easier for Plaintiffs to Sue over Defective Catheters? By Gordon Gibb (Apr-19-17)
- Power Morcellation Suits Wrap Up but Doctors Still Like Procedure By Brenda Craig (Apr-18-17)
- FDA Warns Against Off Label Angioplasty Treatment Known as TVAM By Brenda Craig (Apr-17-17)