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First Mesh Settlement with Johnson & Johnson- Ethicon

Posted by Sarah Showard | Feb 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

J&J has agreed to a settlement with a Texas based law firm in which it will pay $120M to resolve approximately 2,600 cases.  This results in an average value of approximately $46,000.00 per case.  There remain approximately 42,400 cases filed against J&J for injuries resulting from vagina...

Bayer Wins Dismissal Of Four New Jersey Mirena Lawsuits

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

A New Jersey state judge has dismissed four women's lawsuits in multi-county litigation over Bayer HealthCare's intrauterine device Mirena.  The women who claimed the devices perforated their uteruses filed the lawsuits too late to meet the product liability deadline.  The judge held that the sta...

Bard Loses $2M Appeal of Pelvic Mesh Verdict

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bard Inc. has lost its Fourth Circuit appeal of a jury's $2 million verdict in a trial that found the medical device maker liable for a woman's injuries from defective vaginal mesh implants. This suit is one of four bellwethers in the West Virginia MDL and is the first to go to trial in federal c...

Pelvic Mesh Products Face Uncertain Future

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 135,000 women have filed lawsuits against manufacturers of pelvic mesh products and in public comments to the FDA scores of women have asked for a nationwide ban or recall of the devices.  While the FDA decided not to impose an outright ban on the products, the manufacturers have been o...

Talc Plaintiff Passes Away Before Trial

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jacqueline Fox, the plaintiff in a trial set to begin on February 1, 2016 in the Circuit Court of The City of St. Louis, Missouri passed away  Oct. 6, 2015, after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Her son Marvin Salter will now be her representative in the trial which will proceed as planned...

Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial Begins

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

The claims of five plaintiffs have been consolidated for the first bellwether trial in the Pinnacle Hip Implant MDL. The trial is being held in the Federal District Court for the  Northern District of Texas.  Jury selection is underway and opening statements are scheduled for Monday January 11, 2...

New Jersey Consolidates Talc Claims

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey State Court system has now consolidated all talc ovarian cancer cases in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Atlantic County, in front of Judge Nelson Johnson. The first trial in New Jersey is set to start on July 13, 2016.

Device Manufacturers Find an FDA Loop-Hole

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

A recent article posted in Forbes, informs readers that bringing new products to market can take years and require so much data proving product safety, that years can go by before consumers have the ability to purchase them.  To circumvent this the FDA has provided a "fast-track" for companies th...

FDA ISSUES HIGH RISK WARNING FOR VAGINAL MESH

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

The FDA announced on January 3, 2016 that trans-vaginal mesh products used to correct pelvic organ prolapse will now carry a class III warning which means that the products carry a high risk for adverse events.  Previously the mesh products previously carried a class II or moderate warning.  In a...

Stryker Hip Implants Under Fire

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stryker is one of several hip implant manufacturers facing legal action over their products. There are many hip implants on the market, and a number of manufacturers are under increasing legal pressure because of the effects that their products can have on recipients. Stryker hip implants have...

Actos Lawsuit Ends in Multi-Billion Dollar Verdict

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

Actos manufacturers have been hit with a $9 billion judgment. Two pharmaceutical companies are facing a $9 billion damages bill after a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in a Louisiana courtroom. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and Eli Lilly & Co. were partners in producing the drug Actos, which ha...

What Should You Do After Your Tucson Car Accident

Posted by Sarah Showard | Feb 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The first moments after a car accident can be crucial. Those first moments after a Tucson car accident can be chaotic. The confusion, the sirens, the police and other first responders, and any number of other elements can create a sensory overload for victims. If possible, there are a few thin...

The Stress of Being a Victim Can Take Its Own Toll

Posted by Sarah Showard | Dec 02, 2013 | 0 Comments

The days and months after an accident can be stressful. When we think of a case involving defective products, medical devices, car accidents, or premises liability, it can sometimes be easy to forget the very human toll that these types of cases take on victims. In many of these cases, there a...

Another Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Set To Begin

Posted by Sarah Showard | Nov 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another bellwether lawsuit against manufacturer Bard is set to begin. Another transvaginal mesh lawsuit against manufacturer C. R. Bard is set to begin next week in a federal court in West Virginia. Court documents say the case is set to begin on December 3. This case is the last of four sch...

Settlement Reached in DePuy Hip Implant Case

Posted by Sarah Showard | Nov 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Patients around the country could soon see resolution to their hip implant claims. A $2.5 billion settlement has been reached in a massive lawsuit against ASR hip implant manufacturer DePuy that could impact thousands of plaintiffs around the country, including some that have been in contact w...

Keeping Children Safe From Medication Errors

Posted by Sarah Showard | Nov 08, 2013 | 0 Comments

A few tips can help families avoid medication errors in their children. One of the biggest reasons that medication errors are so common in children is that most medications are designed with adults in mind. For the child, the dosages are simply reduced based on the child's size. In a hospital...

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Defective Hip Implant Lawsuits

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Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants that have been used for years have been publicly touted by manufacturers as being cutting-edge because they can allegedly improve mobility in patients with serious hip problems. However, research on the safety and efficacy of these MoM hip implants has pointed out that these devices can actually do more harm than good for some patients.