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Irish TVM Manufacturer Announces Settlement Pool worth $775 Million

Irish TVM Manufacturer Announces Settlement Pool worth $775 Million September 13, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Dublin, IRELAND: A decision last month by a Dublin-based manufacturer of transvaginal mesh to wind up all known US claims associated with transvaginal mesh complications flew under the radar, but is nonetheless worth three-quarters of a billion dollars.
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Revisiting Study Finding Higher Perforation Rates for Cook Celect IVC Filter

Revisiting Study Finding Higher Perforation Rates for Cook Celect IVC Filter September 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Denver, CO: We’re just beyond the second anniversary of the release, and publication of a study in August, 2015 that placed a particular focus on IVC filters manufactured by Cook Medical, and their Cook Celect IVC filter line. It should be noted that inferior vena cava filters made by other manufacturers have been similarly problematic and have suffered failures not unlike those of Cook Celect filters.
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Did Sanofi-Aventis Have a Duty to Warn Patients about Permanent Hair Loss?

Did Sanofi-Aventis Have a Duty to Warn Patients about Permanent Hair Loss? September 12, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Santa Clara, CA: As the litigation shakes out, that question is at the heart of Taxotere hair loss suits now pending in federal courts in Louisiana and other jurisdictions. But whether Sanofi-Aventis had a duty to warn patients is more complicated than it might appear. It requires courts to define what responsibility pharmaceutical companies have to the patients who look to them for a cure.
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FDA Clears Bair Hugger for Post-Surgical Use

FDA Clears Bair Hugger for Post-Surgical Use September 12, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: 3M’s , Bair Hugger, the subject of some 2600 defective products lawsuits across the US, has received clearance for use from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to a spokesperson for the FDA, the agency has no conclusive evidence to establish an association between use of a forced air thermal regulating systems and an increased risk of surgical-site infections.
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Risperdal Plaintiff Green Lighted to Pursue Risperdal Lawsuit in New York

Risperdal Plaintiff Green Lighted to Pursue Risperdal Lawsuit in New York September 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: The plaintiff in a Risperdal lawsuit who faced a petition for summary judgement on the part of the manufacturer, won the right to pursue the majority of his claims following a ruling by a New York judge that testimony by an expert witness is admissible, and may stand.
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Faulty St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Leads Eyed for Link to Heart Infections

Faulty St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Leads Eyed for Link to Heart Infections September 11, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: Premature Insulation Failure in recalled St. Jude Medical Riata Defibrillator (ICD) Leads has been tentatively linked to polymicrobial endocarditis, a serious, often deadly condition that causes inflammation of the heart lining, muscles and valves. The decayed insulation on the electrical leads that connect the pacemaker to a patient’s heart may be a fertile breeding ground for bacteria and fungi that can attack a patient’s heart.
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Tristar Pressure Cooker Company and Texas Couple Reach Settlement

Tristar Pressure Cooker Company and Texas Couple Reach Settlement September 10, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Brownsville, Texas According to documents filed on August 8, 2017 (case 1:115-cu-00) filed in a Brownsville, Texas court Tristar Products Inc. and Ninfa Vasquez and Jose Vasquez have “reached a settlement of all the issues pending in this lawsuit”. No details were made public.
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Coming Unglued – DePuy Synthes Attune Buckles at the Knees

Coming Unglued – DePuy Synthes Attune Buckles at the Knees September 9, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
West Chester, PA: Evidence continues to mount that the DePuy Synthes Attune knee replacement device may be a defective product that can harm patients. There are many reasons for hip and knee implant failure, but a major culprit in the malfunction of Attune knees appears to be something rather technically referred to as “tibial baseplate failure,” or “debonding.” In everyday terms that means the artificial knee comes unglued from a patient’s lower leg.
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$57.1M Ethicon TVT Secur Mesh Verdict Awarded

$57.1M Ethicon TVT Secur Mesh Verdict Awarded September 8, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Philadelphia, PA: A $57.1 million verdict has been awarded against the makers of defective TVT Secur mesh, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon. The award breaks down as $50 million in punitive damages and $7.1 million in compensatory damages for plaintiff Ella Ebaugh, a Pennsylvania resident, according to court documents.
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Florida Man Died from his Airbag Injuries in 2016

Florida Man Died from his Airbag Injuries in 2016 September 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Hialeah, FL: Thankfully, there appears to be little new on the airbag injuries front since the horrific airbag injuries suffered by teen Karina Dorado back in March, when the recalled Takata airbag inflator in her used car blew apart following a relatively minor collision, sending shards of shrapnel into her throat and trachea, damaging her vocal chords.
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