Legal News Articles - Drugs/Medical
November 26, 2015. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A jury has awarded an $11 million verdict against Wright Medical Technology Inc, the makers of allegedly defective Wright Conserve Hip Implants. Considered a bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation (MDL), the Atlanta jury found the plaintiff did have a defective hip implant, and that Wright had misrepresented the safety of the device.Read [ $11M Awarded in Bellwether Wright Conserve Hip Implant MDL ]
November 26, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA: Now that the Zofran lawsuits have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation for pretrial proceedings, the number of lawsuits alleging Zofran side effects included in the MDL has begun to increase. The Zofran side effects lawsuits allege women who used Zofran while pregnant gave birth to infants with birth defects, including cleft palate and respiratory distress.Read [ Zofran MDL Grows in First Months ]
November 24, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: A drug conspiracy theorist could posit that Merck is double-dipping. Say the Propecia manufacturer and the testosterone manufacturer are in cahoots together because Propecia victims are increasingly needing testosterone treatment due to Propecia side effects. Oh wait, Merck makes both the hair loss drug and testosterone drugs. Cha-ching!Read [ Propecia and “Drug-Induced Harm” ]
November 24, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: While most Harvoni Denied Insurance Claim Lawsuits take issue with insurance companies that balk at approving Harvoni treatment for hepatitis C in spite of medical need, one must only look at the pricing strategy maintained by Harvoni manufacturer Gilead for clues that could lead to another smoking gun.Read [ Debunking Harvoni Pricing ]
November 24, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
New Orleans, LA: More Xarelto lawsuits alleging patients suffered serious bleeding events after using the anticoagulant have been filed, with the multidistrict litigation now sitting at more than 2,200 consolidated cases. Plaintiffs say they were not adequately warned about the risk of Xarelto side effects, nor were they warned that Xarelto, unlike its predecessor, did not have an approved antidote.Read [ More Xarelto Lawsuits Filed, As MDL Grows ]
November 23, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Houston, TX: In the first Avaulta transvaginal mesh to go to trial, the plaintiff has been awarded damages of $3.6 million rather than a settlement - another first.Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: Good News for Victims ]
November 19, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
As of mid-October, there were 1,077 mass tort cases filed over hypertension drug Benicar within a Benicar MDL 2606 docket in New Jersey, where discovery has begun. The medication causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms among consumers.Read [ 1,077 Mass Tort Cases Filed Over Hypertension Drug Benicar ]
November 18, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Chicago, IL: Patients continue to file testosterone lawsuits, with more than 3,000 testosterone side effects lawsuits now consolidated for pretrial proceedings. The lawsuits allege men were put at risk of serious cardiovascular side effects from testosterone therapy.Read [ More Than 3,000 Testosterone Lawsuits Consolidated for Proceedings ]
November 18, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: AstraZeneca, the manufacturer of Crestor, recently released its third-quarter (Q3) results for 2015 during which the company referenced various patent and personal injury lawsuits for the benefit of investors and analysts concerned, as they are, about all aspects of doing business. And a Crestor lawsuit, for a pharmaceutical firm, is simply part of doing business. However, various Crestor side effects have not only been fueling lawsuits, but have also been raising the ire of health advocates for some time.Read [ Concern Over Crestor Side Effects Is Old News ]
November 17, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA: Jury verdicts so far: Two in favor of Risperdal plaintiffs and one in favor of the defense: Janssen Pharmaceuticals of Johnson & Johnson. A Philadelphia jury has awarded a young man $1.75 million for damages from disfigurement and mental anguish, even though he continued to take Risperdal after the label change in 2006.Read [ Good News for Risperdal Gynecomastia Victims ]