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Published: November 10th, 2015
A Risperdal gynecomastia plaintiff was awarded $1.8 million yesterday, after a Pennsylvania jury found that the manufacturers of the antipsychotic medication failed to properly warn patients and doctors about its association with excessive male breast growth. According to court documents, this is th...Read More
Published: November 3rd, 2015
The federal multidistrict litigation established last month for power morcellator lawsuits filed against Ethicon, Inc. is soon to get underway. On October 16th, the court overseeing the new proceeding issued its first Practice and Procedure Order, which among other things, indicates that an Initial ...Read More
Published: October 28th, 2015
An investigative report published this month by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today suggests that some industry-funded CME (continuing medical education) courses may be distorting the facts about low-T therapy, a class of medications currently at the center of thousands of testosterone ...Read More
Published: October 21st, 2015
The third trial of a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit is now underway in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. According to court documents, jurors have now had a chance to hear from the plaintiffs’ treating physician, who testified that he never would have prescribed Risperdal had he...Read More
Published: October 15th, 2015
A new multidistrict litigation has been established in the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, for power morcellator lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. subsidiary. According to an Order issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) on October 1...Read More
Published: October 7th, 2015
The federal court overseeing hundreds of Wright Conserve hip lawsuits has set a date for its first bellwether trial. According to an Order issued on September 21st in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, the trial will begin on November 9th, to be preceded by a pretrial conference ...Read More
Published: October 1st, 2015
A Dallas County District Court jury is currently hearing arguments in the nation’s first trial of a transvaginal mesh lawsuit involving Ethicon, Inc.’s Prosima device. According to, the panel has already heard testimony from several plaintiff’s experts who claim that the Johnson &am...Read More
Published: September 23rd, 2015
The federal multidistrict litigation overseeing more 2,500 Xarelto lawsuits will begin trying cases in early 2017. According to an Order issued by the Court on September 18th, the first trial will begin on February 6, 2017, while subsequent trials will start on March 13th, April 24th and May 30th. ...Read More
Published: September 14th, 2015
A newly published study involving thousands of Risperdal patients has linked the drug to the development of gynecomastia, or excessive male breast growth. The publication of the research in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology comes as the drugs’ manufacturers face hundreds of Ri...Read More
Published: September 9th, 2015
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) created several new multidistrict litigations last month, including two that involved medical products used to treat thousands of people. According to a Transfer Order dated August 14th, all federal IVC filter lawsuits involving C.R. Bard, I...Read More