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October 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Indianapolis, IN: One of the manufacturers of inferior vena cava filters facing lawsuits is Cook Medical, the enterprise behind the Cook Celect line of IVC filters. The devices are placed into the inferior vena cava, the primary artery returning deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities up to the heart and lungs. The devices by Cook and other manufacturers have been known to fracture, or become dislodged and drift towards vital organs. Designed to be removed, they often can’t. One Cook Celect IVC filter lawsuit filed last April alleges negligence and a defective design.Read [ Cook Celect IVC Filters Approved Through FDA Fast Track Approval Process ]
October 18, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Jefferson City, MO: A $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was allegedly linked to her long term use of Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder has been reversed by The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District.Read [ $72M J&J Talc Cancer Verdict Reversed ]
October 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Manhattan, NY: A new study released earlier this month suggests that blood thinners in the non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant class, or NOACs, could see heightened risk of bleeding when the blood thinners are taken in combination with certain drugs. Amongst the drugs in the so-called NOAC class is Eliquis, a new-age blood thinner that has been the subject of many an Eliquis lawsuit alleging unnecessary bleeding risk.Read [ As Eliquis Lawsuits Fall, New Study Heightens Bleeding Risk in Eliquis Class ]
October 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Orlando, FL: Chances are, you know about the airbag recall that has affected more than 100 million vehicles worldwide. But you may be unaware that the vehicle you are driving could have defective airbags, putting yourself and others at risk of serious injury. Attorney Frank Melton, whose firm represented Corey Burdick in 2014 and brought the recall to national attention, recently filed another personal injury lawsuit against Honda and Takata. They didn’t know about the recall…Read [ Airbag Attorney Urges Everyone to Check their Vehicles—You May Be in Danger ]
October 16, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
San Jose, CA: Mike says he’s in worse shape now with his DePuy Synthes Attune knee replacement system than when he was injured after falling off a ladder. And he’s pissed off, to say the least.Read [ Depuy Attune Knee Victim “Pissed off that there’s No Way to Fix this Defect Without Litigation” ]
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.Read [ Medtronic SynchroMed Infusion Pump: a History of Problems ]
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.Read [ Is Abdominal Mesh Overused? ]
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.Read [ Mesothelioma and Ovarian Cancer Talc Lawsuits Have in Common the Talc Supplier ]
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.Read [ Are Actemra Claimants Headed for Multidistrict Litigation? ]
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.Read [ Woman Injured in Las Vegas Shooting Launches Lawsuit ]
- East Texas County Joins Legal War Against Opioid Manufacturers By Brenda Craig (Oct-12-17)
- Hyundai Appears to Have Escaped the Horror of Takata Air Bags, Others Not So Lucky By Gordon Gibb (Oct-11-17)
- Court Order Means Potential Taxotere Plaintiffs Should Act ASAP By Anne Wallace (Oct-11-17)
- New York State Risperdal Plaintiff Awarded $1 Million By Gordon Gibb (Oct-11-17)
- ‘Groundbreaking’ First Responder Negligence Verdict in New Jersey worth $6 Million By Gordon Gibb (Oct-11-17)
- Bayer Bans Essure Outside US, Is FDA Lagging? By Jane Mundy (Oct-10-17)
- Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit Goes to Trial By Anne Wallace (Oct-9-17)
- Second Testosterone Bellwether Lawsuit Wraps in Illinois By Gordon Gibb (Oct-9-17)
- Were Defective St. Jude Cardiac Defibrillators Implanted Even After Recall? By Anne Wallace (Oct-9-17)
- Add Pancreatic Cancer to Your List of Saxagliptin Worries By Anne Wallace (Oct-9-17)
- The Recalled Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter Received FDA 510(k) Clearance By Gordon Gibb (Oct-8-17)
- Monsanto’s Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Reveal Cover-Up and the Monsanto Plot Thickens… By Jane Mundy (Oct-7-17)
- Plaintiff Alleges Nexium Caused Kidney Problems By Brenda Craig (Oct-7-17)
- Transvaginal Mesh “Like Being Cut with a Cheese Wire” By Gordon Gibb (Oct-3-17)
- Smith & Nephew Defective Knee Replacements Under the Microscope By Gordon Gibb (Oct-2-17)
- New Invokana Research (Funded by Manufacturer) Disputes Earlier Studies Showing Amputation Risk By Jane Mundy (Oct-2-17)
- J&J Seeks Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Sep-30-17)
- Mesothelioma Lawsuit Jury Verdict Goes to Plaintiff for $12.9 Million By Gordon Gibb (Sep-30-17)
- Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Filed Nationwide while Big Pharma Makes Big Profits By Jane Mundy (Sep-28-17)
- St. Jude Battery Failure, Delayed Recall and it all comes down to Money By Jane Mundy (Sep-28-17)
- Attorney Explains Difference between Definition of Disability By Jane Mundy (Sep-28-17)
- Why so many Catheters Recalled? By Jane Mundy (Sep-27-17)
- Victim told Transvaginal Mesh would make her “Feel like a 16-year-old Virgin” By Jane Mundy (Sep-26-17)
- Takata Airbag Recalls in China, Dorado Airbag Injury Lawsuit Filed in Nevada By Gordon Gibb (Sep-26-17)
- Bayer Pulls Essure Birth Control Device From All Countries Except US By Lucy Campbell (Sep-26-17)
- Late CFL Player, 27, Exhibited CTE Symptoms of Someone Three Times His Age By Gordon Gibb (Sep-25-17)
- Burn Pit Lawsuit Shows How Hard it is to Sue Military Contractors By Anne Wallace (Sep-25-17)
- Recent Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Targets Alleged Marketing Violations By Gordon Gibb (Sep-23-17)
- Insurers Seek Compensation from St. Jude’s Medical in Class Action Lawsuit By Brenda Craig (Sep-22-17)
- Actemra: Failure to Warn By Jane Mundy (Sep-22-17)
- Three Strikes after Depuy Synthes Attune Knee, First Lawsuit is Filed By Jane Mundy (Sep-21-17)
- Law Firms Watching Actemra Story By Brenda Craig (Sep-20-17)
- Talcum Powder Trials: Sympathy versus Science? By Jane Mundy (Sep-19-17)
- Olympus Tagged with Partial Liability in Endoscope Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Sep-19-17)
- Infusion Pumps, Medtronic SynchroMed among Them, Remain Under Scrutiny By Gordon Gibb (Sep-18-17)
- Children Infected by Stockert 3T Surgical Device at New Orleans Children’s Hospital By Anne Wallace (Sep-18-17)
- Sexual Dysfunction was Always There, but the Conversation Changed with Propecia By Gordon Gibb (Sep-18-17)
- Risperdal Judge Explains Reasons for Denying Janssen a New Trial By Gordon Gibb (Sep-17-17)
- Benicar Settlement Will Have No Material Financial Impact to Daiichi Sankyo By Gordon Gibb (Sep-17-17)
- Hurricane Flooding Ups Risk of Airbag Injuries By Anne Wallace (Sep-16-17)