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Hernia Mesh Victims File Motion for Multi-District Litigation

Hernia Mesh Victims File Motion for Multi-District Litigation January 20, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Fifteen hernia mesh victims have filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation seeking to consolidate and centralize Atrium’s ProLite and ProLoop mesh claims before one judge in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
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Thousands more CPAP Lawsuits in Store for Philips

Thousands more CPAP Lawsuits in Store for Philips January 18, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA A recent FDA investigation has determined that Philips, the manufacturer of up to 15 million potentially defective sleep and breathing devices worldwide, knew its machines were faulty years before it issued a recall last June. The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and BiPAP devices were recalled because sound abatement foam (PE-PUR Foam) in the machines had been degrading and causing users to inhale toxic particles. Now the investigation has been made public, CPAP sleep machine lawsuits are rolling in.
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Destroy vs. Preserve Philips CPAP Sleep Machine Evidence

Destroy vs. Preserve Philips CPAP Sleep Machine Evidence December 7, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA In response to a federal court order requiring Philips RS North America to preserve evidence for a multidistrict litigation, the company says it hinders the recall and repairs of its defective CPAP sleep machines, as per the FDA’s  order. But plaintiffs say Philips proposes to destroy evidence—defective sound-dampening foam and memory cards—unnecessarily.
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Cleaning Processes Blamed for Defective CPAP Devices – Scapegoat SoClean Files Lawsuit Against Philips

Cleaning Processes Blamed for Defective CPAP Devices – Scapegoat SoClean Files Lawsuit Against Philips November 26, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Peterborough, NH Being Philips’ Scapegoat has resulted in SoClean filing a lawsuit against the CPAP sleep machine manufacturer alleging unfair and deceptive practices and “causing it to suffer at least $200 million in damages”. Philips suggested that SoClean was to blame for its 15 million faulty CPAP and BiPAP machines.
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FDA: Transvaginal Mesh Not Worth the Risk in Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse

FDA:  Transvaginal Mesh Not Worth the Risk in Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse November 22, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Silver Spring, MD The FDA reviewed Boston Scientific’s latest studies of the pros and cons of using transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and doubled down on its earlier conclusion that the risks outweighed the benefits. In 2019, after a spate of surgical mesh lawsuits, the FDA ordered Boston Scientific to immediately pull its transvaginal mesh products off the market.
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Navy Veteran Claims PFAS Firefighting Foam Caused Testicular Cancer

Navy Veteran Claims PFAS Firefighting Foam Caused Testicular Cancer October 28, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Spring, TXA former U.S. Navy firefighter has recently filed a civil action against about 18 chemical and safety equipment manufacturers claiming PFAS in firefighting foam caused his testicular cancer. Defendants, the Defense Department and more knew of the dangers but chose not to inform the public.
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Second Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway

Second Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway October 19, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Dayton, OH While the first Bard hernia mesh bellwether trial is described by legal experts as a “crushing blow” to plaintiffs, others opine that it will likely have minimal impact on the overall outcome of the hernia mesh litigation. Round two is now underway.
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Lengthy CPAP Sleep Machine Recall —More “Fraud, Waste and Abuse” Like COVID-19 Ventilators”?

Lengthy Recall Results in CPAP Sleep Machine Class Action October 15, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Newark, NJ A proposed class action filed in a New Jersey federal court accuses Dutch manufacturer Royal Philips of knowing for months that its CPAP sleep machines posed a serious health hazard but “unreasonably delayed” the recall. Philips also faces a securities class action lawsuit—and remember the COVID-19 ventilator debacle? That too was Philips.
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Jury Hands Bard Quick Win in First Surgical Mesh MDL Lawsuit

Jury Hands Bard Quick Win in First Surgical Mesh MDL Lawsuit September 23, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Columbus, OH It took the jury only hours to come back with a resounding victory for C.R. Bard in first bellwether surgical mesh lawsuit in the Multidistrict Litigation consolidated in the Southern District of Ohio. On September 8, the jury in Johns v. C.R. Bard, et al found in the defendants’ favor on all of Steven Johns' claims against them. No damages were awarded to Johns.
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PFAS Breast Cancer Lawsuit and PFAS Links to Breast Cancer

PFAS Breast Cancer Lawsuit and PFAS Links to Breast Cancer September 22, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Charleston, SC A Maryland woman in August filed a PFAS lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina claiming she developed breast cancer as a result of drinking water contaminated with firefighting foam chemicals for years.
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