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Medtronic SynchroMed Infusion Pump: a History of Problems

Medtronic SynchroMed Infusion Pump: a History of Problems October 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Harrisburg, PA: The dog-eared adage suggesting ‘there is a place for everything, and everything in its place’ certainly applies to marketing undertaken by the pharmaceutical and medical device communities: witness television commercials expounding upon the virtues of a drug, only to have a litany of potentially serious side effects narrated by a nonetheless welcoming voice amidst pleasant music and comforting scenes. Similarly, medical device manufacturers duly note the shortcomings of their devices on their websites, but only after you land on the home page that boasts the virtues of their product. Meanwhile, the plaintiff filing the Medtronic SynchroMed lawsuit, for example, shakes his head as he recalls the time the life-saving device allegedly landed him in the hospital.
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Is Abdominal Mesh Overused?

Is Abdominal Mesh Overused? October 14, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: A recent hernia mesh lawsuit was filed at the end of September in Louisiana by a plaintiff who underwent surgical repair for a hernia a year ago this month, only to experience surgical mesh side effects that necessitated revision surgery just six months later. The Bard Ventralex ST Hernia Mesh, manufactured by C.R. Bard (Bard) and Davol Inc. (Davol), is alleged to have left plaintiff Richard Stipelcovich in “excruciating” abdominal pain.
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Mesothelioma and Ovarian Cancer Talc Lawsuits Have in Common the Talc Supplier

Mesothelioma and Ovarian Cancer Talc Lawsuits Have in Common the Talc Supplier October 14, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Although some talcum powder lawsuits have linked J&J’s baby powder to ovarian cancer, one recent case had a different outcome. The Court of Appeals of California ruled the plaintiff was not exposed to asbestos from Cashmere Bouquet talc—a different product and a different company but they both used the same talc supplier.
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Are Actemra Claimants Headed for Multidistrict Litigation?

Are Actemra Claimants Headed for Multidistrict Litigation? October 13, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC Some law firms and at least one organization that finances mass tort litigation seem to think so. But what does it mean for the little guy when big dogs start to circle around the likelihood that Actrema lawsuits will be consolidated into multidistict litigation (MDL)? Is this a good thing or a bad thing for someone who has had a heart attack after being treated with Actemra? Here’s some background for talking to a lawyer about what happened to you.
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Woman Injured in Las Vegas Shooting Launches Lawsuit

Woman Injured in Las Vegas Shooting Launches Lawsuit October 13, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Las Vegas, NV: A 21-year-old college student from California has filed a multi-defendant lawsuit claiming their negligence is responsible for the injuries she sustained at a country music festival in Las Vegas as a deranged shooter fired a hail of automatic gunfire into a crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino Resort killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more on October 1, 2017.
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East Texas County Joins Legal War Against Opioid Manufacturers

East Texas County Joins Legal War Against Opioid Manufacturers October 12, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX: Upshur, a small rural county in east Texas with a population of about 35,000, has filed a lawsuit against 17 pharmaceutical companies claiming the drug makers are directly responsible for the opioid epidemic that has gripped its community. The lawsuit, put forward by the Upshur County District Attorney’s Office, alleges corporate marketing promoted drug addiction in the county and saddled the public with a huge financial burden and left a trail of human misery.
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Hyundai Appears to Have Escaped the Horror of Takata Air Bags, Others Not So Lucky

Hyundai Appears to Have Escaped the Horror of Takata Air Bags, Others Not So Lucky October 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Amongst the millions of vehicles, 19 deaths globally and scores of horrific airbag injuries attributed to the Takata defective airbags recall, there appears to be little evidence that one manufacturer in particular, Hyundai, had been ensnared by the grievous Takata airbag debacle. While Hyundai has been waging a quiet war, since last year on the use of after-market, ‘counterfeit’ parts v. OEM (original equipment manufacturer), Hyundai appears to have been using airbags made in the US for its vehicles. There is no evidence of an airbag injuries lawsuit involving Hyundai associated with defective airbags manufactured by Takata.
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Court Order Means Potential Taxotere Plaintiffs Should Act ASAP

Court Order Means Potential Taxotere Plaintiffs Should Act ASAP October 11, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
New Orleans, LA: On September 7, 2017, the judge overseeing the multidistrict Taxotere hair loss litigation (MDL) issued a pre-trial order that compels attorneys to submit information about all pending and anticipated Taxotere lawsuits. The goal is to bring as many plaintiffs as possible into any settlement reached.
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New York State Risperdal Plaintiff Awarded $1 Million

New York State Risperdal Plaintiff Awarded $1 Million October 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Syracuse, NY: One of the few Risperdal lawsuits to be tried outside Philadelphia has resulted in a win for the plaintiff, a resident of Troy in New York State who was awarded $1 million in compensation. A jury in US District Court, Northern District of New York delivered their verdict in the trial on September 27, awarding 24-year-old Shaquil Byrd $500,000 for past and/or present pain and suffering, as well as an additional $500,000 for future pain and suffering.
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‘Groundbreaking’ First Responder Negligence Verdict in New Jersey worth $6 Million

‘Groundbreaking’ First Responder Negligence Verdict in New Jersey worth $6 Million October 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: In the first verdict of its kind in the State of New Jersey, a jury awarded the estate of a young mother $6 million after finding that first responders were negligent in treating a patient who was in distress. The 20-year-old patient did not survive, leaving an infant without a mother. The verdict in the first responder negligence lawsuit is considered groundbreaking.
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