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Published: February 10th, 2016
The antibiotic Levaquin has already been the subject of numerous product liability claims over tendon injuries and peripheral neuropathy. But now the drug’s manufacturers are facing an $800 million RICO lawsuit over what the plaintiffs claim was a conspiracy to conceal serious Levaquin side effect...Read More
Published: February 1st, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Janssen Pharmaceutical’s appeal of a Risperdal lawsuit the company lost back in 2011.The refusal means that Janssen and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, will have to pay $124 million to the state of South Carolina for improperly marketing the a...Read More
Published: January 26th, 2016
A federal court has denied GlaxoSmithKline’s bid to dismiss hundreds of Zofran lawsuits involving the drug’s alleged association with birth defects. According to an Order issued in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts on January 22nd, the Court found that GlaxoSmithKline’s Motion...Read More
Published: January 19th, 2016
The multidistrict litigation recently established for dozens of Ethicon power morcellator lawsuits is moving forward. Court documents indicate that discovery is now underway in cases filed on behalf of plaintiffs considered to be “in-extremis,” which includes women who are in dire health conditi...Read More
Published: January 12th, 2016
The federal court overseeing thousands of Xarelto bleeding lawsuits has begun the process of selecting cases for its first bellwether trials, which are scheduled to get underway next year. Those trials could provide valuable insight into how juries might decide many of the other Xarelto claims now c...Read More
Published: January 5th, 2016
Transvaginal mesh implants used to repair pelvic organ prolapse have been reclassified as “high risk” by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), after a years-long review determined that the devices are associated with a high rate of adverse events. However, the agency has chosen not to b...Read More
Published: December 22nd, 2015
A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than $12 million to a woman who suffered excruciating pain as a result of vaginal mesh complications related to Ethicon Inc.’s Prolift pelvic mesh device. According to court documents, the 12-member jury rendered the first phase of its verdict on December 21...Read More
Published: December 15th, 2015
A third Risperdal gynecomastia plaintiff has been awarded a half million dollars, following the conclusion of another trial in Pennsylvania. According to a report from The Legal Intelligencer, the 12-member jury deliberated for just six hours before finding that Janssen Pharmaceuticals negligently f...Read More
Published: December 8th, 2015
Dozens of plaintiffs currently pursuing Avelox, Cipro and Levaquin lawsuits in Pennsylvania state courts are seeking the creation of a mass tort program for all claims involving fluoroquinolone antibiotics and peripheral neuropathy. In a petition filed with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas las...Read More
Published: December 1st, 2015
Wright Medical Technology, Inc. was dealt a stunning setback last week, after the jury hearing the first federal bellwether trial of a Wright Conserve hip lawsuit found that the all-metal device was defectively designed. In doing so, jurors opted to award $11 million in damages to a woman who experi...Read More