Legal News Articles - Personal Injury
June 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Any medical device plaintiff fighting an endoscope infection lawsuit appears to have a friend in Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash). The Democratic lawmaker noted back in April that she had become alarmed in the face of a superbug outbreak in Europe late last year, and thus had issued a request to medical device manufacturer Olympus Corp. (Olympus) for data that would demonstrate a redesigned medical device was safe.Read [ Are Recalled Duodenoscopes Any Safer? ]
June 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Various reports of defective catheters causing injury have also been associated with product recalls initiated by respective manufacturers and supported by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Read [ Recalled Catheters All Approved Through FDA 510(k) Clearance Protocol ]
June 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
St. Louis, MO: The sixth talcum powder cancer trial hasn’t started well for deep-pocket defendant Johnson & Johnson. Jurors heard a pharmacology and toxicology expert—and former consultant to the pharmaceutical industry—testify that “talc is toxic.”Read [ Talcum Powder Cancer Trial Not Boding Well for Johnson & Johnson ]
June 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: Three separate Eliquis side effects lawsuits each make similar claims: that Eliquis is unnecessarily dangerous and defective, and was rushed to market without an available antidote capable of reversing Eliquis anticoagulant bleedouts. The clinical trial used to approve apixaban (Eliquis), known as ARISTOTLE, was carried out in China and was sadly lacking, according to the plaintiffs.Read [ Trio of Eliquis Blood Thinner Lawsuits Allege Defective Product ]
June 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: Understanding the choice that some women make in their selection of Taxotere for treatment of breast cancer, means understanding the busy lives and compelling responsibilities that modern women maintain. It is also easy to understand why plaintiffs embroiled in Taxotere hair loss lawsuits, may have been misled over the potential for permanent Taxotere alopecia.Read [ Permanent Taxotere Hair Loss for Cancer Patients a Particularly Cruel Fate ]
June 18, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Upper Saucon Township, PA: Olympus Corp. of the Americas has settled four lawsuits for injuries and one death allegedly related to the company's power morcellator surgical device, according to The Morning Call.Read [ Olympus Settles Four Power Morcellator Lawsuits ]
June 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: A Nova Scotia man is the latest Canadian to report complications with surgical abdominal mesh, and will likely join hundreds of other Canadian hernia surgery patients in a class action lawsuit against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Physiomesh.Read [ Abdominal Mesh Complaints Rise in Canada, MDL Established in the US ]
June 16, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: A Benicar lawsuit alleging Benicar side effects has been disentangled from one if its defendants after a doctor was summarily dismissed from the lawsuit on grounds that his inclusion in the lawsuit was without merit.Read [ One Defendant Dismissed from Benicar Lawsuit, Daiichi Sankyo Remains ]
June 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Pittsburgh, PA: A school district north of Pittsburgh is doing what it can to stymie and stem a lead poisoning class action lawsuit, making claims of precedent and holding the view that plaintiffs do not have standing to represent their children. Undaunted, lead poisoning lawyers representing the plaintiffs in Tait et al v. Butler Area School District et al., Case No. 2:17-cv-00182 in the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, view efforts by the defendants to toss the lawsuit as a standard legal maneuver, and nonetheless assert their lead or copper poisoning class action lawsuit will prevail.Read [ School District Attempts to Dismiss Lead Poisoning in Drinking Water Lawsuit ]
June 15, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Cleveland, OH: Brazil found Essure such a risk that it’s national health agency banned the permanent sterilization device this past February. Finland is the second country to follow suit. Given the fact that thousands of women have been seriously injured by Essure, isn’t it time the U.S. followed these two forward-thinking countries?Read [ Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide ]
- Woman Awarded $2.1M in Fourth Pelvic Mesh Trial By Lucy Campbell (Jun-15-17)
- Seeking Help Difficult for Bipolar Man with Risperdal “Man Boobs” By Jane Mundy (Jun-14-17)
- Johnson & Johnson Asks For New Trial in $151 Million Hip Lawsuit Judgment By Deb Hipp (Jun-14-17)
- Invokana Adverse Events Subject to Much Scrutiny By Gordon Gibb (Jun-13-17)
- Hawaii Sues Three Automakers Over Defective Takata Airbags By Deb Hipp (Jun-13-17)
- Forecasting the Xarelto Bellwether Trials By Gordon Gibb (Jun-12-17)
- Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Plaintiffs Try Again For Multidistrict Litigation By Deb Hipp (Jun-10-17)
- Ohio Says Opioid Epidemic Generated by Drug Companies By Brenda Craig (Jun-10-17)
- Baldness Treatment Drugs May Raise Risk of Depression But Not Risk of Suicide in Older Men By Deb Hipp (Jun-8-17)
- Plaintiffs in Monsanto Roundup Litigation Seek Studies on Mice By Gordon Gibb (Jun-7-17)
- The Best Strategy for Dealing with Proof of Disability Letters By Brenda Craig (Jun-7-17)
- Botched Circumcision Case in Discovery By Brenda Craig (Jun-7-17)
- State-Based Stryker Hip Implant Failure Lawsuits Consolidated in New Jersey By Gordon Gibb (Jun-6-17)
- Merger Deal between Device Manufacturers Reveals Device Shortcomings By Gordon Gibb (Jun-6-17)
- More Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuits Transferred to New Jersey MDL By Deb Hipp (Jun-5-17)
- Is the FDA Doing Enough to Prevent Stockert 3T Heater-Cooling Device Infection? By Jane Mundy (Jun-5-17)
- Heartbreaking Stories Abound Surrounding Surgical Mesh By Gordon Gibb (Jun-4-17)
- Number of Taxotere Multidistrict Litigation Cases Surpass 1,100 By Deb Hipp (Jun-3-17)
- C.R. Bard Shares IVC Filter Lawsuit Update with SEC By Gordon Gibb (Jun-2-17)
- MDL Plaintiffs Increasing in Alleged Viagra Melanoma Connection Lawsuit By Brenda Craig (Jun-1-17)
- The Growing Concern over Recalled Airbags in Used Car Repairs By Gordon Gibb (Jun-1-17)
- Canadian Abilify Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Jun-1-17)
- Defective Hip Implant Makers Busy with Recalls, Lawsuits and Settlements By Jane Mundy (May-31-17)
- Family of Shooting Victim Files First Responder Injury Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (May-30-17)
- Deadly Drugs and Devices Report by AAJ is a Must Read for Women By Brenda Craig (May-28-17)
- Claims against Xarelto Due to Be Tested in Court Again By Brenda Craig (May-28-17)
- Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Nets $2.16 Million for Pen Argyl Plaintiff By Gordon Gibb (May-28-17)
- Zimmer-Biomet Shoulder: Buyer (Patient and Surgeon) Beware By Jane Mundy (May-25-17)
- Woman Claims She Suffered Kidney Injuries from Taking Acid Reflux Medications By Deb Hipp (May-24-17)
- Generic Docetaxel Inclusion in Taxotere MDL Significant Departure By Brenda Craig (May-24-17)
- Talcum Powder Timeframe: From Scientific Studies to Safety Concerns to Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (May-23-17)
- Risperdal Victims Candid Photographs Speak Volumes By Jane Mundy (May-23-17)
- South Carolina Stockert 3T Lawsuits Won't Head to MDL By Deb Hipp (May-22-17)
- Ongoing Efforts to Improve Endoscope Disinfection May not be Enough By Gordon Gibb (May-21-17)
- Judge Awards $2 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit By Deb Hipp (May-21-17)
- Catheter Injury Lawsuits following Catheter Recalls By Jane Mundy (May-20-17)
- Payments Flowing to State Sponsored Terrorism Victims, but Lawsuits Continue By Gordon Gibb (May-20-17)
- Angioplasty TVAM, Doctors and the FDA By Jane Mundy (May-19-17)
- Class Action Lawsuit Over Lead in School Drinking Water By Gordon Gibb (May-19-17)
- $553M in Settlements Reached with Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW in Takata Airbag MDL By Lucy Campbell (May-18-17)