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Published: April 25th, 2017
Pennsylvania’s seventh Risperdal gynecomastia trial came to a premature end last week, after the judge hearing the case granted the defense a Motion for Nonsuit. Attorneys representing the plaintiff have promised to appeal the decision. 5,000+ Risperdal Lawsuits Pending in Pennsylvania The case ...Read More
Published: April 18th, 2017
The federal court overseeing thousands of Xarelto lawsuits has denied several  Defense Motions for Partial Summary Judgment, just in time for the start of the litigation’s first bellwether trial next week. At least 16,285 Xarelto lawsuits are pending in the U.S. District Court, Eastern Distric...Read More
Published: April 12th, 2017
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has agreed to create a centralized proceeding for all federally-filed lawsuits involving certain brain injuries allegedly associated with use of the Mirena IUD.  A Transfer Order dated April 6th indicates that these claims will now undergo ...Read More
Published: April 3rd, 2017
At least 15,611 Xarelto lawsuits are now pending in the federal litigation currently underway in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. The proceeding is set to begin its first bellwether trial later this month, with additional trials scheduled to be convened in May, June and July. ...Read More
Published: March 30th, 2017
Plaintiffs who have filed Stryker hip lawsuits in state and federal courts following the recall of certain LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads are seeking to have their cases centralized in mass tort proceedings. Decision on the various petitions and motions could come some time in the next month. ...Read More
Published: March 21st, 2017
Wright Medical Technology has been denied its bid to overturn the verdict in the first federal trial involving its metal-on-metal Conserve hip replacement. In a decision handed down on Monday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the $2.1 million judgment awarded to a former ski instructor who s...Read More
Published: March 13th, 2017
Johnson & Johnson saw its legal costs spike by 480% last year, to $817 million. According to a report published by The Financial Times, the company had been named a defendant in more than 107,000 lawsuits by the beginning of 2017, thousands of which involved its atypical antipsychotic Risperdal....Read More
Published: March 7th, 2017
Plaintiffs who have requested the centralization of all federally-filed Mirena IUD lawsuits involving a serious brain injury called pseudotumor cerebri (aka idiopathic intracanial hypertension) will have a chance to make their case later this month.  According to an Order dated February 14th, the U...Read More
Published: March 2nd, 2017
Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics continue to face new product liability lawsuits over a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Acetabular Cup Hip Replacement System. In a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Johnson & Johnson acknowledged that at least 9,40...Read More
Published: February 21st, 2017
Onlyza, a medication that was recently the subject of heart failure warnings, doesn’t appear to be delivering for  AstraZeneca PLC.  According to the company’s latest earnings report, sales of the Type 2 diabetes medication were down a staggering 22% during the final quarter of 2016. Onglyz...Read More