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Tracking Systems in the U.K Key to Care for Hip Implant Patients, But Non-Existent in the U.S.

Tracking Systems in the U.K Key to Care for Hip Implant Patients, But Non-Existent in the U.S. January 26, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Cruz, CA:The study, published in the Bone & Joint Journal, finds that the rate of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implant patients undergoing revision has increased over time. Researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Bristol have suggested the observed differences are in part due to increased patient surveillance. In the U.S., patient surveillance is pretty much left up to the patient.
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Lanzo Talcum Powder Mesothelioma Toxic Tort Trial Opens in New Jersey

Lanzo Talcum Powder Mesothelioma Toxic Tort Trial Opens in New Jersey January 22, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
New Brunswick, NJ Next week the New Jersey Superior Court will hear opening arguments in Lanzo v. Cyprus Amex Minerals Co, the second Johnson & Johnson talcum powder mesothelioma case to go to trial. The first toxic tort lawsuit to allege a link between J&J’s talcum powder products and mesothelioma ended in a win for J&J. Another case involving Colgate-Palmolive’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder settled. There’s a lot riding on the outcome of Lanzo .
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Transvaginal Mesh Collateral Damage Too High for TVM Settlement

Transvaginal Mesh Collateral Damage Too High for TVM Settlement January 21, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Houston, TX: Although Jordan will receive compensation from Boston Scientific for transvaginal mesh injuries, she says the settlement cannot cover the collateral damage suffered not only by her injuries but also by her family.
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Ethicon Physiomesh Plaintiff Starts New Year with Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Ethicon Physiomesh Plaintiff Starts New Year with Hernia Mesh Lawsuit January 18, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: It’s one thing for a medical device to result in unwanted side effects and adverse events. However, that frustration is further exacerbated when the medical device thought to be at the root of newfound pain and suffering, has failed to do its intended job in the first place. Thus, the original implantation was all for naught. That’s the claim made by a recent surgical mesh lawsuit involving the now-recalled Ethicon Physiomesh filed last week in Idaho.
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The First Bard IVC Filter Jury Trial and Expert Witness Testimony

The First Bard IVC Filter Jury Trial and Expert Witness Testimony January 17, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Phoenix, AZ: The first Bard IVC Filters bellwether case begins on March 14 in Phoenix before U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell. The three-week jury trial--Sherr-Una Booker v. C. R. Bard Incorporated and Bard Peripheral Vascular Incorporated (2:16-cv-00474)-- involves tilt, migration, fracture and perforation with serious injuries. The Plaintiffs claim that due to manufacturing and design defects, Bard filters are more dangerous than other IVC filters, and that Bard failed to warn about the higher risks.
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Will Monsanto-Sponsored Science Poison RoundUp Lawsuits?

Will Monsanto-Sponsored Science Poison RoundUp Lawsuits? January 15, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA: More than 300 Monsanto RoundUp lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation in the US District Court for the Northern District of California . Expert testimony about whether glyphosate, the main ingredient in RoundUp, is carcinogenic will begin in early March.
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Ohio Judge in Opioid MDL Wants Solutions

Ohio Judge in Opioid MDL Wants Solutions January 15, 2018. By Brenda Craig.
St. Louis, MO: The courtroom was so packed with lawyers, clients, and interested parties that the Judge had to call for more chairs to be brought in at the first status hearing on the National Prescription Opiate Litigation proceedings in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Canadian Class Action Launched Against Defective St. Jude Cardiac Defibrillators

Canadian Class Action Launched Against Defective St. Jude Cardiac Defibrillators January 13, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Toronto, ON: Imagine the panic one might feel when told the defibrillator relied upon to help keep you alive, could fail at any time and with little warning. In reality, that circumstance is one Canadian lawsuit plaintiff Shirley Houle didn’t have to imagine. Amongst the St. Jude ICD and CRT-D device lawsuits, is a Canadian class action launched this past May.
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Game Changer Ruling for Risperdal Plaintiffs in Pennsylvania

Game Changer Ruling for Risperdal Plaintiffs in Pennsylvania January 12, 2018. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA: A ruling by three appeal court judges in Pennsylvania has turned the tables on Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Janssen saying that some 5,500 Risperdal plaintiffs with cases consolidated in a state mass tort litigation have the right to pursue punitive damages.
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Another Death Has Been Blamed on Defective Takata Airbags

Another Death Has Been Blamed on Defective Takata Airbags January 11, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Baton Rouge, LA Another death has been revealed from faulty Takata defective airbags after a man from Louisiana succumbed to his airbag injuries following a crash in July. The death has been confirmed by Honda, the manufacturer of the car the victim was driving when the accident took place. The death, revealed to Honda and the media late last month, brings to 20 the number of deaths worldwide that have been attributed to the problematic airbags.
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