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Published: July 28th, 2015
A woman who suffered a serious brain injury allegedly related to her use of the Mirena IUD will be able to purse claims of strict liability and negligent misrepresentation, after a judge in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, rejected Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceutical’s bid to hav...Read More
Published: July 22nd, 2015
Patients’ medical records might soon include the make or model number of any medical device used in their treatment, thanks to the efforts of a Pennsylvania lawmaker. According to The Wall Street Journal, Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, (R., Pa.), sponsored an amendment in the recently-passed “21st Centu...Read More
Published: July 13th, 2015
The federal multidistrict litigation that currently involves more than 500 Xarelto lawsuits could start sending cases to trial next summer. According to documents filed in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, the judge overseeing the proceedings is considering a plan to convene fo...Read More
Published: July 7th, 2015
A man who lost his wife to an aggressive form of uterine cancer after it was allegedly spread and upstaged by a power morcellator has reached a settlement with Lina Medical, the manufacturer of the device used in her surgery. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the undisclosed settle...Read More
Published: June 30th, 2015
The California jury hearing evidence in the nation’s first Wright Profemur hip replacement trial has ordered the manufacturer of the device to pay $4.5 million to the recipient of a failed implant and his wife. While 9 out of 12 jurors found that Wright Medical Technology had not been negligent in...Read More
Published: June 23rd, 2015
With nearly two dozen power morcellator lawsuits now pending in federal courts around the U.S., a group of plaintiffs is seeking to have those claims consolidated in a single court. According to a Motion for Transfer filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on June 18th, the pl...Read More
Published: June 8th, 2015
The FBI has launched a power morcellator investigation, and appears to be interested in the way Johnson & Johnson handled devices manufactured by its Ethicon, Inc. unit. According to The Wall Street Journal, federal agents have interviewed a number of individuals over the past several months, in...Read More
Published: June 2nd, 2015
Boston Scientific Corp. has been hit with the largest verdict thus far in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, after a Delaware State Court jury ordered the company to pay $100 million to a woman who suffered complications related to its Pinnacle and Advantage Fit inserts. According to court documents, i...Read More
Published: May 27th, 2015
The third in a series of bellwether trials involving Risperdal and gynecomastia is scheduled to commence today in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The trial, like two others that concluded earlier this year, is intended to test the strength of plaintiffs’ allegations in similar...Read More
Published: May 19th, 2015
Aetna, the third-largest health insurance company in the U.S., will no longer cover power morcellator surgery for most women who require hysterectomies or myomectomies. “The policy takes into account the latest FDA warnings about the risk that morcellation can spread unsuspected uterine sarcoma...Read More