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State of Georgia Settles Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, Lone Defendant Resigns

State of Georgia Settles Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, Lone Defendant Resigns January 30, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Macon, GA: It was a Georgia medical malpractice lawsuit in its most basic form: written in longhand by a convicted murderer and filed from prison initially without an attorney. That was in 2014. However, lest one assume that plaintiff Michael Tarver, an inmate at the Macon State Prison would face an uphill battle in his lawsuit, in the end Tarver would win the day with a settlement before his case had a chance to go to trial.
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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Case Awaits Consolidation Decision

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Case Awaits Consolidation Decision January 29, 2018. By Brenda Craig.
Minneapolis, MN: Lawyers and plaintiffs are awaiting an important decision in the Stockert 3T heater-cooler litigation process as the Judicial Panel Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) decides whether or not to consolidate 42 lawsuits into a single federal MDL. Plaintiffs allege the German manufactured operating room device infected some thoracic cardiovascular surgery patients with a potentially deadly strain of bacteria called Mycobacterium Chimera (M. chimaera).
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DePuy Faces Yet Another Lawsuit Concerning its Attune Knee Replacement System

DePuy Faces Yet Another Lawsuit Concerning its Attune Knee Replacement System January 28, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Jackson, MI: Whenever an individual files a defective knee implant lawsuit, the focus is normally – and correctly – on the failed component due to an alleged design, or manufacturing defect. But a companion issue just as devastating as the failure of the implant is, for the patient, a requirement for revision surgery to eradicate the problematic implant and replace it with another one. Revision surgery is usually, a more complex procedure.
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Onglyza Litigation Ramps Up

Onglyza Litigation Ramps Up January 27, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Miami, FL: Yesterday, The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) heard from Onglyza and Kombiglyze patients regarding whether to consolidate all federally-filed cases before one court for pre-trial proceedings.
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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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