Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
April 15, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Boston, MA: Dozens of Stryker hip implant lawsuits will be consolidated to a Massachusetts federal court over several weeks so that the cases can be handled by one judge.Read [ Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Boston Multidistrict Litigation ]
April 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: We’re coming up to the first anniversary of a health and safety review conducted by Health Canada in May, 2016 with regard to Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors: Invokana (canagliflozin), Forxiga (dapagliflozin), and Jardiance (empagliflozin). The move followed a similar review and a warning by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with regard to the potential for cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure.Read [ Invokana Lawsuits Keep Trickling In ]
April 13, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Chicago, IL: A new study has found that men who take finasteride, the main ingredient in the hair-loss medication Propecia, may suffer from erectile dysfunction for months or even years after they stop taking the drug.Read [ Another New Study Links Hair-Loss Treatment Propecia to Sexual Dysfunction ]
April 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Statesville, NC: The front-runners in the IVC filter failure litigation file have, and continue to be C.R. Bard and Cook Medical, manufacturers of inferior vena cava filters that have been shown to variously fail. The Bard G2 IVC filter is oft-referenced, lawsuits over which are housed in multidistrict litigation.Read [ IVC Filter Manufacturer Sued Over IVC Filter Death ]
April 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: As the Philadelphia Xarelto mass tort moves closer towards the bellwether trial stage, Xarelto principles Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals have signaled that they want to know the identity of any third-party funders associated with Xarleto bleeding issue lawsuits. In other words, the defendants want to know how plaintiffs are funded.Read [ Defendants on Philadelphia Xarelto Mass Tort Seek Disclosure of Third-Party Funding ]
April 11, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Plaintiffs involved in multi-district litigation (MDL) against 3M’s post-surgery patient-warming device, Bair Hugger, are on their way to court, following the selection of approximately 30 bellwether cases. The patients involved in the MDL allege that the Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming system caused them to develop infections after undergoing surgical procedures. Specifically, the device, which blows hot air into a specially designed blanket covering a patient, spreads bacteria from the hospital floor or the inside of the device, the lawsuits state.Read [ 3M Bair Hugger Blanket Bellwether Cases Chosen for Trial ]
April 11, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Kansas City, MO: A talcum powder cancer lawsuit filed in state court by multiple plaintiffs in Missouri has been removed to federal court by attorneys for Johnson & Johnson, who may transfer the case to a multidistrict litigation in New Jersey.Read [ Missouri Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Could Go to New Jersey MDL ]
April 10, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Boston, MA:Since Bayer won’t withdraw Essure from the market in the wake of Brazil’s recent news and instead potentially harm more women, perhaps its financial woes might be more convincing.Read [ Mounting Essure Lawsuits Amount to Decline in Bayer’s Sales ]
April 9, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Birmingham, AL In January 2017, after more than a decade of litigation, 1,000 vermiculite mine workers and residents of the town of Libby, Montana were awarded a $25 million settlement in compensation for exposure to asbestos from the W.R. Grace Company vermiculite mine that caused dozens and dozens of cases of asbestosis, mesothelioma or lung cancer.Read [ The Story of Libby Montana and Asbestosis ]
April 9, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Wilmington, DE: The makers of the blood thinner Eliquis have sued Mylan Pharmaceuticals for patent infringement and asked a judge to stop approval of Mylan's generic version of the drug used in Eliquis.Read [ Makers of Eliquis Ask the Court to Stop Sale of Generic Version ]
- Allegations of Corruption: Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Plaintiffs By Gordon Gibb (Apr-7-17)
- Defendant in Shingles Vaccine Lawsuit Wants Case Removed to Federal Court By Gordon Gibb (Apr-7-17)
- Latest Risperdal Trial Restarted After Health Emergency Resulted in a Mistrial By Gordon Gibb (Apr-7-17)
- Science Day Scheduled For Taxotere Multidistrict Litigation By Deb Hipp (Apr-7-17)
- Abdominal Mesh Recipient has More Pain after Hernia Surgery By Jane Mundy (Apr-7-17)
- The Added Cost of Abilify By Jane Mundy (Apr-5-17)
- Three implants, Two Revisions, One Chance Left By Gordon Gibb (Apr-5-17)
- In the Absence of Causal Effect, Viagra and Cialis Melanoma Lawsuits Keep Coming By Gordon Gibb (Apr-5-17)
- Latest Study Suggests AndroGel Increases Arterial Plaque in Older Men By Gordon Gibb (Mar-31-17)
- California Women Suffers Permanent Hair Loss after Taxotere Chemo – Suit Claims By Brenda Craig (Mar-29-17)
- New Lawsuit Claims Drug Manufacturers Failed to Warn of Risks of Diabetes Medication By Deb Hipp (Mar-28-17)
- Plaintiff Asserts Eliquis Side Effects Left her with Permanent Injuries By Gordon Gibb (Mar-27-17)
- Woman Claims She Suffered Injuries from Shingles Vaccine By Deb Hipp (Mar-27-17)
- Allegedly Defective IVC Filters Not a New Problem By Gordon Gibb (Mar-25-17)
- Transvaginal Mesh Victim Speaks Candidly about Sex Problems By Jane Mundy (Mar-25-17)
- Women Injured During ParaGard Removal May Have Lawsuit Claims By Deb Hipp (Mar-24-17)
- Court Rules Against Collecting Damages for Pregnancy After Birth Control Procedure By Deb Hipp (Mar-23-17)
- Missouri Jury in Talcum Powder Lawsuit sides with J&J By Jane Mundy (Mar-22-17)
- Pentax targeted by FDA Safety Update in January By Gordon Gibb (Mar-21-17)
- Despite Steep Reduction in Award, Plaintiff’s Defective Hip Implant Verdict Appealed By Gordon Gibb (Mar-21-17)
- Recent Risperdal Lawsuit Tossed, Plaintiffs Plan to Appeal By Gordon Gibb (Mar-20-17)
- Brazil Recalls Essure and Note to Bayer: Share the Knowledge By Jane Mundy (Mar-20-17)
- President Trump Revealed as a Propecia Patient, But Not Everyone Follows His Lead By Gordon Gibb (Mar-19-17)
- Texas Woman Suffers Stevens Johnson Syndrome from Bipolar Medication By Gordon Gibb (Mar-19-17)
- Alere Pushes for Dismissal of Home Blood Test Kits Class Action By Deb Hipp (Mar-19-17)
- Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Letter: Evidence, Explanation or Apology? By Jane Mundy (Mar-18-17)
- FDA Issues Recall on Medtronic Implantable Pain Pumps By Deb Hipp (Mar-17-17)
- Shingles Vaccine Lawsuits Mounting By Jane Mundy (Mar-16-17)
- Two Recent Surgical Mesh Lawsuits Assert Ethicon Physiomesh is Defective By Gordon Gibb (Mar-15-17)
- IVC Filters “Deadly Missiles” By Jane Mundy (Mar-15-17)
- Federal Judge Extends Deadline to Add Parties to Bravelle Class Action By Deb Hipp (Mar-15-17)
- Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Implant Recall Requires Immediate Attention By Brenda Craig (Mar-14-17)
- Implanon Complaints are Not without Precedent By Gordon Gibb (Mar-14-17)
- Evidence in Asbestosis Claim Failed to Meet California Minimums for Plausibility By Gordon Gibb (Mar-14-17)
- The Watchdog Group that Rang the Bell on Anti-acid Meds By Brenda Craig (Mar-12-17)
- Missouri Jury Finds in Favor of Johnson & Johnson on Talcum Powder Case By Deb Hipp (Mar-10-17)
- Failed INRatio Device Fast-Tracked to Market By Gordon Gibb (Mar-10-17)
- Monsanto-Gate: Leaked Roundup Cancer Report By Jane Mundy (Mar-9-17)
- Invokana Lawsuits Will Remain in Federal Court In Philadelphia By Gordon Gibb (Mar-8-17)
- Hoping for a Hassle-Free Hip Implant a Roll of the Dice By Gordon Gibb (Mar-7-17)