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Johnson & Johnson Faces Another Hip Replacement Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson Faces Another Hip Replacement Lawsuit January 20, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
New Brunswick, NJ: Days after a Texas jury awarded $1 billion to six patients in a hip replacement lawsuit, another lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson. The pharmaceutical company is not the only to face allegations of problems with its hip replacement devices, however. In addition to J&J subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Stryker and others face lawsuits alleging their products had an early failure rate and caused a host of issues, including metallosis.
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More Talc Litigation Coming in 2017

More Talc Litigation Coming in 2017 January 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
St. Louis, MO Expect more news on the talc litigation front in 2017 – lots of it.
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In the Midst of Concern Over Endoscope Infection, a New Threat Looms

In the Midst of Concern Over Endoscope Infection, a New Threat Looms January 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: It’s been just over a year since Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., ranking member of the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a Minority Staff Report detailing the results of a year-long investigation into deaths related to antibiotic-resistant infections from contaminated duodenoscopes. Such deaths, and injuries suffered by various plaintiffs, have resulted in many an endoscope lawsuit.
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Power Morcellator Patient Advocate Dies

Power Morcellator Patient Advocate Dies January 19, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Pittsburgh, PA Bonnie Davis, a patient who fought to ensure patients knew about the risks associated with power morcellation has died at age 57 from cancer. Davis had undergone power morcellation in 2012 and was diagnosed six days later with cancer. She worked to raise awareness of the serious risks reportedly linked to the use of power morcellators, to prevent other women from going through what she went through.
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Inside the $13 Million Pelvic Mesh Award: A Defendant Without Empathy

Inside the $13 Million Pelvic Mesh Award: A Defendant Without Empathy January 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: Following the refusal of a Pennsylvania state judge to strike down a $13.7 million transvaginal mesh lawsuit verdict, defendant Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit immediately signaled they would appeal the award to the state Supreme Court, in spite of the judge’s admonitions that the plaintiff’s suffering was real and chronic.
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Catheter Recalls Number into the Millions. Will Lawsuits Follow?

Catheter Recalls Number into the Millions. Will Lawsuits Follow? January 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: With some four million allegedly defective catheters having been recalled from the market, such a number extrapolated across risk factors suggest defective catheters causing injury lawsuits will result, given the number of fairly common medical procedures for which catheters are routinely employed.
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A Renewed Shot at Justice for Bravelle Infertility Plaintiffs

A Renewed Shot at Justice for Bravelle Infertility Plaintiffs January 16, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: The most recent news on the Bravelle lawsuit front continues to be the capacity for Bravelle litigants to continue their actions, following a failed bid last year by Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. to have the matter dismissed.
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A Tangle of Hernia Mesh Complaints

A Tangle of Hernia Mesh Complaints January 15, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Miami, FL: Knowing you have surgical abdominal mesh in your body that has been recalled is unnerving, to say the least. Even worse, and for many people, suffering pain and infection long after the mesh has been withdrawn or recalled from the market means mesh removal surgery followed by a possible hernia mesh lawsuit.
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Essure: Women Helping Women

Essure: Women Helping Women January 13, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Alameda County, CA: The announcement that Fidelma Fitzpatrick is lead counsel for Essure victims should have Bayer even more concerned that litigation may find in favor of plaintiffs. “In a case like [Essure] where we’re talking about birth control devices and women’s health issues it’s particularly important to have women represented,” said Fitpatrick.
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Takata to Pay $1B for Airbag Scandal

Takata to Pay $1B for Airbag Scandal January 13, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: Takata will pay $1 billion to the US government for concealing information regarding its defective airbags. Additionally, three Takata executive are facing criminal charges brought by federal prosecutors over the airbag scandal. The Takata airbag recalls are the largest automotive recalls in US history and are the cause of several deaths.
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