LAWSUITS NEWS & LEGAL INFORMATION
Maryland Legal News Articles & Interviews
March 12, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Newark,NJ: Every metal-on-metal hip replacement manufacturer has been accused of defective design, and because there are two or more articulation points where the metal components can grind against each other, some MOM hip replacements, such as those made by Zimmer and Smith & Nephew, allegedly include an increased risk of metallosis. Lawsuits against both companies also claim they knowingly sold the defective hip implants and knew or should have known the devices would cause problems.Read [ Defective Hip Litigation Continues On against Zimmer, Smith & Nephew ]
November 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The dismissal of burn pit exposure class action lawsuits against a military contractor at the state level – and the forthcoming appeal – will provide little solace to veterans sickened by the fumes and chemicals originating from military burn pits. This is especially true when one considers the thrust of an amicus curiae brief filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.Read [ The Odds Are Stacking Up Against Burn Pit Victims ]
November 11, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Baltimore, MD: America has a bed bug problem according to attorney Daniel Whitney from Whitney LLP in Baltimore, Maryland. The veteran attorney and his team of lawyers have successfully resolved hundreds of bedbug lawsuits achieving six figure results on behalf of people who have been ravaged and mauled by the tiny bloodsucking insects.Read [ Bedbug Victims Bite Back ]
September 25, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Baltimore, MD: The US District Court’s dismissal of the multidistrict litigation, In re: KBR, Inc., Burn Pit Litigation is about more than Iraq and Afghanistan burn pits. The exhaustive opinion demonstrates why it is so hard for veterans and their families to sue military contractors when they are hurt because contractors fail to exercise appropriate care in the discharge of their duties. As the nuts and bolts of modern warfare are delegated more frequently to private contractors, this issue is likely to come up again.Read [ Burn Pit Lawsuit Shows How Hard it is to Sue Military Contractors ]
August 9, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Baltimore, MD In a controversial ruling, a US District Court judge in Maryland has ruled US Veterans and their families cannot sue KBR contracting for exposing American soldiers to plumes of toxic smoke that emanated from burn pits used to dispose of trash near US military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq.Read [ Contractor Not to Blame for Veterans’ Health Problems ]
March 17, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Silver Spring, MD: Six months after Medtronic issued a voluntary recall on certain potentially defective catheters, the Federal Drug Administration has announced an update on a previous recall on two of Medtronic's implantable drug pumps.Read [ FDA Issues Recall on Medtronic Implantable Pain Pumps ]
March 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Greenbelt, MD: A Maryland labor and employment lawsuit against DirecTV LLC (DirecTV) and DirectSat USA, LLC (DirectSat) that was lost for the plaintiffs when a Maryland judge tossed the lawsuit in 2015, has been resurrected on appeal. In January, a three-judge appellate panel determined that plaintiffs indeed had a case and the matter can move forward.Read [ Maryland Employment Lawsuits Revived on Appeal ]
Government Agencies Release Recommended Warning for Labeling Drug Products Associated with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
February 19, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Silver Spring, MD: Three US government agencies in January released finalized guidance on warning label wording for over-the-counter drugs that contain acetaminophen and labels regarding serious skin conditions such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS).Read [ Government Agencies Release Recommended Warning for Labeling Drug Products Associated with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome ]
February 8, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Silver Spring, MD: When it comes to defective catheters causing injury, Bard Peripheral Vascular's recall of its Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath is the latest in a long line of catheter recalls that include the Boston Scientific Corp. Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter and Cook Medical's Shuttle Select Slip-Catheter and Beacon catheters.Read [ Latest Defective Catheter Takes Its Place in Long Line of FDA Recalls ]
February 4, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Dallas Ft. Worth, Texas: Plaintiffs injured by Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) and R3 hip replacement implant failure filed a petition on February 1 with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate all pending federal BHR and R3 cases in a single venue or courthouse.Read [ Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuits Headed to Multidistrict Litigation ]
- More Benicar Generics Poised for US Market, Benicar Lawsuits Keep Coming By Gordon Gibb (Jan-1-17)
- Risperdal for Kids Reaps Big Bucks—but for how long? By Jane Mundy (Dec-29-16)
- Mothers and Grandmother Passed yet Talcum Powder Remains By Jane Mundy (Nov-7-16)
- Living with the Pain of Hip Replacement By Jane Mundy (Oct-14-16)
- Report: Number of Asbestos Claims Dropped in 2015 By Heidi Turner (Jul-17-16)
- DePuy Hip Hindered Golf Swing By Jane Mundy (Jan-23-13)
- Government Whistleblower and Legal Team to Receive $20 Million By Gordon Gibb (Nov-27-12)
- Home Warranty Companies Accused of Shady Tactics By Heidi Turner (Sep-21-12)
- Asbestos Testing a Family Concern By Jane Mundy (Feb-13-12)
- Overtime Pay Lawsuit Mushrooms to $17 Million By Gordon Gibb (May-24-11)
- Jonathans Sprouts Recalls Alfalfa Sprouts Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination By Lucy Campbell (Apr-21-11)
- 320 Cases of Pierre pb Jamwichs Recalled By Lucy Campbell (Mar-14-11)
- Are Student Athletes at Risk of Brain Injury? By Heidi Turner (Jan-22-11)
- Maryland Nonprofit Group Files Housing Lawsuit By Charles Benson (Nov-30-10)
- Baugher's Cider Linked to outbreak of E. coli infections By Lucy Campbell (Nov-8-10)
- FRS Clinical Studies: Men are not Mice By Jane Mundy (Oct-7-10)
- John Fratti's War on Levaquin Heats Up By Gordon Gibb (Oct-6-10)
- Commuter Bus Crash Kills One, Injures 12 By Lucy Campbell (Sep-29-10)
- "Don't Give up the Fight with Unum" By Jane Mundy (Jul-26-10)
- Fosamax Blamed for Fractured Femur and Three Surgeries By Jane Mundy (Jul-22-10)
- Spinach Recalled due to Possible Listeria Contamination By Lucy Campbell (Jun-24-10)
- Romaine Lettuce Products Recalled due to Possible E. Coli Contamination By Lucy Campbell (May-7-10)
- Funeral Home Stacked Bodies in Garage By Lucy Campbell (May-5-10)
- Reviewers Take Second Look at Weight Loss Medications Due to Meridia Side Effects By Charles Benson (Apr-20-10)
- Organization Plans to Go Paperless to Increase Efficiency of VA Disability Benefits By Charles Benson (Apr-12-10)
- No Lunch Break—Is It an Overtime Violation? By Jane Mundy (Apr-9-10)
- Beef Head Products Recalled By Lucy Campbell (Apr-6-10)
- FDA Re-evaluates Medical Device Safety Approval Process By Charles Benson (Mar-1-10)
- Safety Requirements for Advair and Other Asthma Medications Changed By Heidi Turner (Feb-20-10)
- Jimsonweed Blamed for Maryland Family's Foodborne Illness By Charles Benson (Feb-12-10)
- FDA Concerned About Medical Radiation Exposure, Increases Oversight By Gordon Gibb (Feb-11-10)
- Some Reglan Side Effects May Be Treated by Botox By Charles Benson (Feb-2-10)
- New Study Highlights the Risks of SSRI Side Effects on Older Women By Charles Benson (Jan-6-10)
- Fiancé Committed Suicide on Chantix By Jane Mundy (Jan-3-10)
- More Yaz and Yasmin Lawsuits in Time for the Holidays By Gordon Gibb (Dec-21-09)
- Lawyers Again Request Shoulder Pain Pump Lawsuit Consolidation By Jane Mundy (Dec-20-09)
- Mesothelioma Verdict Goes to the Defense By Gordon Gibb (Dec-15-09)
- New Study Reaffirms the Risks of Prozac Birth Defects By Charles Benson (Nov-24-09)
- Off-label use of Amiodarone may be dangerous By Charles Benson (Nov-4-09)
- Family of Tot Sues over CT Scan Radiation Overexposure By Gordon Gibb (Oct-26-09)