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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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CPAP Sleep Machine Nightmare – for both Consumers and Philips

CPAP Sleep Machine Nightmare – for both Consumers and Philips September 13, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
St Louis, MO Philips CPAP sleep machine recall has caused a rude awakening for thousands of users who rely on the sleep machine to get them through the night – alive. Meanwhile, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will discuss next month the future of sleep machine lawsuits throughout the federal court system.

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Philips CPAP Sleep Machines: Investors Over Individuals?

Philips CPAP Sleep Machines: Investors Over Individuals? September 1, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Philips “regretfully” told its investors of a foam problem with certain sleep and respiratory care products, including DreamStation CPAP Machines, but consumers weren’t told of the serious problem until the recall—issued 49 days after investors knew. Consequently, CPAP sleep machine lawsuits alleging failure to warn are mounting.
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Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway

Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway August 30, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Columbus, OH More than 8,000 hernia mesh patients and their attorneys who filed Ethicon physiomesh complaints are likely watching closely C.R. Bard’s first bellwether trial, which is expected to last five weeks and two days.
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Zantac Bellwether Trials Likely in 2023

Zantac Bellwether Trials Likely in 2023 August 25, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
West Palm Beach, FL On June 14, the Southern District of Florida, where Zantac cancer lawsuits have been consolidated for pretrial motions, issued an amended case management schedule. The Order anticipates that bellwether trials will begin in 2023.
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Patients “Deceived” and “Scammed” by ER Fees

Patients “Deceived” and “Scammed” by ER Fees August 18, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Patients treated at ER, sometimes for minor issues, say they aren’t told their insurance is out-of-network and that emergency room fees, including certain tests and procedures, will wind up costing them thousands and thousands of dollars.
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Emergency Room Overcharges Patient now Debt Collector Victim

Emergency Room Overcharges Patient now Debt Collector Victim July 16, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Arley, AL Catrina arrived at the hospital emergency room bent over in pain--three days later she was sent home after having her gallbladder removed. The surgery went well--until the bills arrived. Particularly galling was a CT Scan charge about three times more than the national average cost--a typical example of ER overcharges. (Granted, scans are typically more expensive when ordered in an ER.) Her total bill rings in at 86,381.04.

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No Surprises Act to Eliminate ER Overcharges?

No Surprises Act to Eliminate ER Overcharges? June 15, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Although the “No Surprises Act” will be in effect January 1, 2022, the first regulations are slated for July 2021. If all goes according to plan, patients to emergency rooms will no longer be hit with outrageous ER overcharges or receive surprise bills in the mail, mainly due to out of network treatment.
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