Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
March 24, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Dallas, TX: Women who had the ParaGard IUD contraceptive device inserted and then suffered injuries from the removal process may have grounds for a lawsuit against the medical device manufacturer.Read [ Women Injured During ParaGard Removal May Have Lawsuit Claims ]
March 24, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: About 5,000 Fosamax personal injury cases have been given renewed life this week, after the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit overturned an earlier dismissal of multidistrict litigation (MDL) which claims users of Merck's osteoporosis drug suffered femur fractures.Read [ Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits Revived ]
March 24, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Harlingen, TX A woman from Harlingen, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley was driving through her neighborhood on December 8, 2015 when she had a fender bender in her 2012 Honda Civic. According to Mary Lou Rodriguez she clipped a parked truck at no more than 15 miles per hour.Read [ Fender Bender Air Bag Deployment Left Texas Woman with Eye Damage ]
March 23, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Portland, ME The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled recently that a woman who filed an Implanon lawsuit against Merck & Co. and a federally funded health center for a failed birth control procedure with an implantable device may not recover damages for an unplanned pregnancy.Read [ Court Rules Against Collecting Damages for Pregnancy After Birth Control Procedure ]
March 22, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
St. Louis, MO: The latest talcum powder lawsuit tried in a Missouri court found in favor of the defendant, which tallies three wins for plaintiffs and one for J&J.Read [ Missouri Jury in Talcum Powder Lawsuit sides with J&J ]
March 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: In a move that would provide little cheer for any patient either infected, or concerned about potential infection from endoscope infection, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January updated the safety information for a product from Pentax Medical, and the potential for increased risk of infection.Read [ Pentax targeted by FDA Safety Update in January ]
March 21, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC: A new law on state sponsored terrorism may soon allow relatives of people killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged ties to the terror attacks.Read [ New Law May Allow 9/11 Families to Take Saudi Government Officials to Court ]
March 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: It didn’t matter that a $502 million defective hip implant lawsuit verdict that went against DePuy Orthopaedics (DePuy) and its parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was slashed to $150 million in observance of a Texas state cap: the defendants are appealing anyway. The verdict was brought last year in the second bellwether trial in a massive multidistrict litigation alleging hip replacement implant failure related to DePuy hip implants.Read [ Despite Steep Reduction in Award, Plaintiff’s Defective Hip Implant Verdict Appealed ]
March 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A Risperdal lawsuit that alleged the growth of male breast tissue (Risperdal gynecomastia) suffered by the plaintiff was stopped dead in its tracks before a trial reached the verdict stage after a Pennsylvania judge determined that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its Risperdal unit, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Janssen) had not failed to adequately warn about gynecomastia risk as the plaintiff had asserted, thus pulling the rug out from under the lawsuit.Read [ Recent Risperdal Lawsuit Tossed, Plaintiffs Plan to Appeal ]
March 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Brazil’s National Health Agency has banned sales and recalled Essure, and advocacy groups worldwide are pressuring their governments to follow suit.Read [ Brazil Recalls Essure and Note to Bayer: Share the Knowledge ]