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Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Nets $2.16 Million for Pen Argyl Plaintiff

Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Nets $2.16 Million for Pen Argyl Plaintiff 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.
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Zimmer-Biomet Shoulder: Buyer (Patient and Surgeon) Beware

Zimmer-Biomet Shoulder: Buyer (Patient and Surgeon) Beware 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.
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From $20 Million to Fifty Bucks: Could the Same Thing Happen in Texas?

From $20 Million to Fifty Bucks: Could the Same Thing Happen in Texas? 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.
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Woman Claims She Suffered Kidney Injuries from Taking Acid Reflux Medications

Woman Claims She Suffered Kidney Injuries from Taking Acid Reflux Medications 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.
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Generic Docetaxel Inclusion in Taxotere MDL Significant Departure

Generic Docetaxel Inclusion in Taxotere MDL Significant Departure 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.
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Talcum Powder Timeframe: From Scientific Studies to Safety Concerns to Lawsuits

Talcum Powder Timeframe: From Scientific Studies to Safety Concerns to Lawsuits 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. 
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Risperdal Victims Candid Photographs Speak Volumes

Risperdal Victims Candid Photographs Speak Volumes 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”.
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South Carolina Stockert 3T Lawsuits Won't Head to MDL

South Carolina Stockert 3T Lawsuits Won't Head to MDL 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.
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Ongoing Efforts to Improve Endoscope Disinfection May not be Enough

Ongoing Efforts to Improve Endoscope Disinfection May not be Enough 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.
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Judge Awards $2 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit

Judge Awards $2 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit 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.
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