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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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Bayer Bans Essure Outside US, Is FDA Lagging?

Bayer Bans Essure Outside US, Is FDA Lagging? October 10, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Richmond, VA: Bayer has stopped selling its Essure outside of the U.S. citing “lack of interest” and “commercial reasons”. But those reasons may not be quite accurate. Many countries have banned the permanent sterilization device due to product and safety concerns. So, why is it safe for women in America?
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Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit Goes to Trial

Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit Goes to Trial October 9, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Indianapolis, IN: On October 23, 2017, Hill v. Cook Medical, Inc., et al, 1:14-cv-6016 will go to trial in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. This will be the first of three IVC filter lawsuits to be heard in the brewing multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Cook Medical, Inc. That MDL now includes approximately 1,900 individual lawsuits. Although the outcome of the Hill bellwether lawsuit will not be binding in the other cases, IVC filter patients and their attorneys are paying close attention. The outcome will affect the settlement value of similar cases.
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Second Testosterone Bellwether Lawsuit Wraps in Illinois

Second Testosterone Bellwether Lawsuit Wraps in Illinois October 9, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: The second bellwether testosterone lawsuit in testosterone multidistrict litigation ended in similar fashion to the first: a sizeable punitive damages award, together with a jury finding that defendant AbbVie Inc. was not liable for heart issues suffered by the plaintiffs in the respective trials.
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Were Defective St. Jude Cardiac Defibrillators Implanted Even After Recall?

Were Defective St. Jude Cardiac Defibrillators Implanted Even After Recall? October 9, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: The complaint in the ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust defective St Jude cardiac defibrillator lawsuit contains shocking new allegations. The fact-finding that follows may give patients the information they need to seek redress.
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Add Pancreatic Cancer to Your List of Saxagliptin Worries

Add Pancreatic Cancer to Your List of Saxagliptin Worries October 9, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: While patient lawsuits have focused on the danger of heart failure as a Saxagliptin side effect, the risk of pancreatic cancer may be flying under the radar. It can be just as deadly, and research suggests a link between Saxagliptin and the disease.
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The Recalled Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter Received FDA 510(k) Clearance

The Recalled Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter Received FDA 510(k) Clearance October 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter was originally launched by Bayer Medical Care Inc., (Bayer), there was no shortage of platitudes which, sometime later presented as a stark contrast to the eventual global recall that resulted in many a lawsuit amidst allegations of defective catheters causing injury.
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Monsanto’s Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Reveal Cover-Up and the Monsanto Plot Thickens…

Monsanto’s Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Reveal Cover-Up and the Monsanto Plot Thickens… October 7, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: Over 250 Monsanto Roundup lawsuits are pending in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, and about 1,100 complaints filed in state courts, all filed by people claiming that they, or their loved ones, developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma and that Monsanto covered up the risks. And court documents do indeed indicate a Monsanto cover-up.
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