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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
Published: May 12th, 2015
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will soon hold a meeting to discuss its regulations pertaining to off-label drug marketing, amid growing complaints from pharmaceutical companies that the agency’s current rules violate their First Amendment rights. The meeting may be of great interest...Read More
Published: May 5th, 2015
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has announced a proposed settlement which could resolve the majority of Actos bladder cancer lawsuits currently pending in U.S. courts. A report published by Bloomberg News estimated that eligible plaintiffs could be entitled to a base award of more than $296,000 if the ma...Read More
Published: April 30th, 2015
A Texas woman has filed a Zofran lawsuit on behalf of herself and her son, who she claims was born last year with serious brain and heart birth defects due to her use of the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy. Among other things, the lawsuit accuses GlaxoSmithKline of fraudulently marketin...Read More
Published: April 28th, 2015
Cook, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of medical devices, has been named a defendant in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit that will seek restitution for women in Canada who were allegedly injured by mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. According to the Calgary Sun, ...Read More