Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
July 29, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: After plaintiff’s expert testified that talc is indeed toxic, defendant Johnson & Johnson is on the offensive in the talcum powder bellwether trial that began this week in California state court.Read [ Toxic Talc Trial Begins in California ]
July 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Toronto, ON: Concern over the growing opioid epidemic has prompted forward-thinking drug manufacturers and pharmaceuticals to consider anti-tampering and abuse deterrents in the design of new drugs. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) however, which has recently vowed to fight opioid abuse, has found it necessary to question the claims of a Canadian manufacturer that potential abuse of its OxyContin bioequivalent could be effectively deterred.Read [ Canadian Manufacturer of Anti-Abuse OxyContin Bioequivalent Seeks FDA Approval ]
July 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Frankfort, KY: An IVC filter lawsuit that was originally tossed out by a trial court due to the absence of an expert witness has survived after all, following a ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court that the trial court judge was too hasty in dismissing the lawsuit.Read [ Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Appellate Ruling, IVC Filter Lawsuit Can Proceed ]
July 28, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Torrance, CA The video posted on YouTube shows a large gray sedan blocked in on a friendly neighborhood side street in Torrance, California with a 39-year-old black woman behind the wheel. The car accelerates and rams a police car, then lurches forward and rams another police car. Three Torrance police officers fire 33 bullets in rapid succession into the vehicle. Michelle Shirley, a mother and a graduate of Loyola University law school is gravely wounded and within an hour she is pronounced dead at County Harbor – UCLA Medical Center on October 31, 2016.Read [ Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Cops Shoot Woman with Bipolar Disorder 33 Times ]
July 27, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Milwaukee, WI: Percolating just under the radar of the massive Takata airbag recall (and subsequent bankruptcy of the Japanese manufacturer) are airbag injuries resulting from use of recycled airbags in repaired vehicles either worthy of repair, or which had been deemed as salvage for scrap and parts but incredibly, were repaired and returned to the road.Read [ Recycled Airbags Can be Checked, but Most Aren’t ]
July 27, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY The Stryker Corporation, an American industry giant that sells medical devices in 100 countries around the world, is going to court in Boston and in New Jersey in parallel litigations to defend its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head (Cobalt Chromium V40) against allegations that the metal on metal ball and joint hip implant system fails prematurely due to a design defect.Read [ Mixed Metals at Core of Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implants ]
July 26, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
St. Louis, MO A group of seven farmers are the lead plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit that claims “corporate greed” and “a rush to market” by some of the world’s biggest makers and promoters of agricultural chemicals caused farm crops to wither and die costing farm operators millions of dollars in lost revenue and possibly forcing them to switch all their seed stock to herbicide resistant Monsanto seed in the coming years whether they want to or not.Read [ Not-Ready-for-Market Herbicide Kills Farmers’ Crops ]
July 26, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Bend, OR: Since undergoing abdominal mesh surgery four years ago, Dale has experienced more pain than he did before the mesh was used to repair a hernia. “I get severe pain in the area of my hernia repair and sometimes a burning feeling but I never knew what was causing it, and neither did my doctor,” he says. These symptoms and more are similar to other abdominal mesh victims who needed revision surgery to remove it—or some of it.Read [ Abdominal Mesh Agony and Advice ]
July 24, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Raleigh, NC: Sexually active older men worried about the link between melanoma and Viagra/Cialis can relax—maybe. A new study has found that there is no link to skin cancer and the erectile dysfunction medications, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should keep popping those blue pills.Read [ Viagra/Cialis and Melanoma: Jury is Still Out ]
July 24, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA: In the wake of several juries ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay compensation to Risperdal victims, over 3,600 new Risperdal lawsuits have been filed since the beginning of this year. The number of lawsuits in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has doubled, making the Risperdal mass-tort the largest in the system.Read [ Risperdal Now the Fastest-Growing Mass Tort Program ]
- Another Catheter Recalled By Jane Mundy (Jul-23-17)
- California Software Company Sues Competitors Over Use of Employment Agreements By Deb Hipp (Jul-22-17)
- Onglyza, Kombiglyze Maintain Risks in Spite of Dismissed Lawsuits By Gordon Gibb (Jul-22-17)
- Improvements in Cleaning Endoscopes Still not Universally Implemented: Study By Gordon Gibb (Jul-21-17)
- Class Action St. Jude Medical Lawsuit Launched in Canada, Seeks $800 Million By Gordon Gibb (Jul-19-17)
- Illinois Fights Opioid Crisis with Class Action Suit By Brenda Craig (Jul-19-17)
- Medtronic Knew About Deficiencies, Lawsuit Says By Gordon Gibb (Jul-18-17)
- Taxotere Multidistrict Litigation May Remand Some Cases to State Courts By Deb Hipp (Jul-18-17)
- Ethicon Physiomesh Withdrawn from Market, Never Formally Recalled By Gordon Gibb (Jul-17-17)
- Eliquis Lawsuit Alleges Wrongful Death, Product Misrepresentation By Gordon Gibb (Jul-16-17)
- Automakers Agree to Compensate Takata Airbag Recall Consumers By Deb Hipp (Jul-15-17)
- Georgia Woman Stricken Following Childbirth Awarded Nearly $46 Million By Gordon Gibb (Jul-15-17)
- Supreme Court Ruling May Affect Talcum Powder Lawsuit Claims By Deb Hipp (Jul-13-17)
- Essure Sales Decline as Complaints Increase and ObGyn Tips for Removal By Jane Mundy (Jul-13-17)
- One Year after Blockbuster Risperdal Gynecomastia Award, Lawsuits Now Top 20,000 By Gordon Gibb (Jul-11-17)
- Mesothelioma Lawsuit Revived in California By Gordon Gibb (Jul-10-17)
- Power Morcellation Cancer Warning One Year Too Late for Doctor By Jane Mundy (Jul-10-17)
- Monsanto Loses Bid to Delay Placement of Roundup on Unflattering List By Gordon Gibb (Jul-8-17)
- Second Bellwether Xarelto Lawsuit Goes to Defendant, All Eyes on Third By Gordon Gibb (Jul-8-17)
- New Study Suggests Popular Heartburn Drugs Associated With a Higher Risk of Death By Deb Hipp (Jul-7-17)
- Taxotere Hair Loss: Are Doctors Forthright with their Patients as to Risk? By Gordon Gibb (Jul-6-17)
- Concern over Rates of Depression amongst Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Patients By Gordon Gibb (Jul-6-17)
- Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Lawsuit Filed By Lucy Campbell (Jul-5-17)
- Eli Lilly & Co. Testosterone Bellwether Trials Scheduled for 2018 By Gordon Gibb (Jul-4-17)
- With Takata Falling, Airbag Injuries and Recycled Airbags Take Center Stage By Gordon Gibb (Jul-4-17)
- Federal Judge Allows Hip Implant Lawsuit to Move Forward By Deb Hipp (Jul-3-17)
- Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Introduced Without FDA Pre-Market Clearance: Report By Gordon Gibb (Jul-1-17)
- Pregnant with Mirena IUD By Jane Mundy (Jul-1-17)
- Legal Wrangling Over Cost of Asbestos Settlement Continues Long After Victim Dies By Gordon Gibb (Jul-1-17)
- Party Animal “Cocolicious” Dog Food Subject of Class Action By Brenda Craig (Jul-1-17)
- Canadians Miffed at Failed Physiomesh Approved Under FDA 510(k) Clearance By Gordon Gibb (Jun-29-17)
- Hip Replacement Patient says Better Off Without By Jane Mundy (Jun-28-17)
- Woman Burned When Pressure Cooker Explodes By Deb Hipp (Jun-27-17)
- New Jersey Man Claims Diabetes Medicine Caused His Heart Disease By Deb Hipp (Jun-27-17)
- Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Failure: Consider Rehabilitation over Revision Surgery By Jane Mundy (Jun-27-17)
- Florida Premises Liability Lawsuit Results in Jury Award for Burn Victim By Gordon Gibb (Jun-26-17)
- Risperdal Lawsuit Hit 18,000 and Climbing, Status Update Due in July By Gordon Gibb (Jun-25-17)
- FDA Black Box Warning Adds Fuel to Invokana Lawsuits By Brenda Craig (Jun-24-17)
- Airbag Injury to Young Teen Caused by Reused defective Airbag By Gordon Gibb (Jun-23-17)
- FDA Dresses Down St. Jude Medical over Faulty Lithium Defibrillator Batteries By Gordon Gibb (Jun-22-17)