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Court Rules in Favor of Essure Contraceptive Device Maker

Court Rules in Favor of Essure Contraceptive Device Maker January 4, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Jefferson City, MO:A St. Louis Circuit Judge in 2016 ruled that an Essure lawsuit filed by 92 women against Bayer could proceed in Missouri, but now that may not be the case. All the plaintiffs claimed they suffered injuries after having the permanent birth control device implanted, and they contended that Bayer is subject to jurisdiction in this state because it does business, generates revenue and conducts marketing for Essure in Missouri.
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Victory for Risperdal Plaintiffs

Victory for Risperdal Plaintiffs December 18, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
St Louis, MO: November was a good month for Risperdal gynecomastia plaintiffs, involving a multi-plaintiff case before a federal judge in St. Louis. And the only verdict that favored Johnson & Johnson in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has been reversed.
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The Talcum Powder Cases Heading for Massive Trials Next Year

The Talcum Powder Cases Heading for Massive Trials Next Year December 12, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Ridgeland, MO: Next year and the year after, St. Louis, Missouri will be the venue for a massive showdown in the courts between Johnson & Johnson and the hundreds of women who have filed lawsuits alleging there is a direct relationship between their ovarian cancer and the use of talcum powder-based products manufactured and sold by Johnson and Johnson.
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Study Suggests IVC Filter Use is on the Decline, But Problems Remain

Study Suggests IVC Filter Use is on the Decline, But Problems Remain November 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
St. Louis, MO: Does a win by Cook Medical in a recent bellwether IVC filter lawsuit, together with the release of a study suggesting that IVC filter use is beginning to trend downwards after thirty years of growth, point to the beginning of a sea change for the inferior vena cava filter industry, and IVC filter patients?
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Monsanto Still Fighting California’s Carcinogen Listing for Glyphosate in Roundup

Monsanto Still Fighting California’s Carcinogen Listing for Glyphosate in Roundup November 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Fresno, CA: The manufacturer of Monsanto Roundup is not taking any assertion, accurate or otherwise that Roundup causes cancer, lying down. To that end, Monsanto Co. has joined forces with other agricultural industry groups in a lawsuit aimed squarely at the State of California and the identification by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that a key ingredient in Roundup is known to cause cancer.
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Transvaginal Mesh Victim calls Implant the “Alien Thing”

Transvaginal Mesh Victim calls Implant the “Alien Thing” November 18, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Anniston, MO:: Since Jane had her first transvaginal mesh implant she has dealt with pain and incontinence (she didn’t even have this issue before the implant), two rounds of Botox, self-catheterization, and infections and if it can’t get any worse, she and her husband can no longer have sexual intercourse.
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Talcum Powder Judgements for Plaintiffs Reversed, Casting Similar Cases into Doubt

Talcum Powder Judgements for Plaintiffs Reversed, Casting Similar Cases into Doubt November 12, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Courts have reversed two talcum powder judgements against Johnson & Johnson. The talcum powder lawsuits involve a woman who was awarded $417 million in August and another case was awarded $72. Both women have died from ovarian cancer.
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Onglyza Lawsuits Seek MDL Status in California

Onglyza Lawsuits Seek MDL Status in California November 4, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA: On October 11, 2017, a group of Onglyza plaintiffs filed a Motion to Transfer with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The motion seeks to consolidate the Onglyza lawsuits filed throughout the federal court system in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. At the time of filing, there were 44 lawsuits pending in 24 federal jurisdictions, all of which put forth virtually identical legal and factual theories. Plaintiffs foresee the possibility that hundreds of Onglyza and Kombiglyze (collectively referred to as “Onglyza” in the motion) lawsuits will be filed in the future.
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$417 Jury Verdict Tossed in California J&J Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

$417 Jury Verdict Tossed in California J&J Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit October 23, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA: Another multi-million dollar jury verdict awarded to a woman who alleged she developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder has been tossed by a California Judge.
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$72M J&J Talc Cancer Verdict Reversed

$72M  J&J Talc Cancer  Verdict Reversed October 18, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Jefferson City, MO: A $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was allegedly linked to her long term use of Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder has been reversed by The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District.
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