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Published: January 9th, 2017
Hundreds of additional Stryker hip lawsuit plaintiffs will benefit from a settlement involving the company’s recalled Rejuvenate and AGB II Modular-Neck stems. According to a statement issued last month by Stryker Corp., the $1 billion settlement program has been extended to individuals who underw...Read More
Published: January 4th, 2017
Federal Mirena IUD lawsuits involving a serious brain injury called Pseudotumor Cerebri could soon be transferred to a single U.S. District Court for coordinated pretrial proceedings. Currently, more than 100 such claims are pending in federal courts around the country, and plaintiffs seeking centra...Read More
Published: December 19th, 2016
The companies behind Xarelto doled out big money to physicians last year as part of their efforts to promote use of the controversial blood thinner. According to ProPublica, these “general payments” came to roughly $28.4 million in 2015, placing Xarelto at the top of its “Dollars for Docs” l...Read More
Published: December 12th, 2016
Another Risperdal gynecomastia plaintiff is presenting his case to a jury in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Opening arguments began on December 2nd in the Court of Common Pleas, with the Plaintiff’s attorney telling jurors that the Nebraska man would never have taken Risperdal had the drug’s manufa...Read More
Published: December 7th, 2016
A federal jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to six plaintiffs who sustained debilitating injuries purportedly associated with a metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. In doin...Read More
Published: November 29th, 2016
Plaintiffs around the country continue to file Xarelto lawsuits over the serious side effects allegedly associated with the blood-thinning medication. According to an update issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on November 15th, there are now 13,727 cases pending in a centra...Read More
Published: November 22nd, 2016
Another Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit settled last month in Pennsylvania, just before the case was scheduled to go to trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Terms of this most recent settlement remain confidential, and neither Johnson & Johnson nor its Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit hav...Read More
Published: November 14th, 2016
Discovery will soon get underway in the federal Zofran birth defects litigation. According to a Scheduling Order issued on November 10th in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, that process will encompass five distinct phases. Zofran Discovery Phases Discovery is the formal investig...Read More
Published: November 7th, 2016
Wright Medical Technologies, Inc. has agreed to settle hundreds of hip replacement lawsuits for $240 million, including those involving its metal-on-metal Conserve hip line. According to a statement issued by the company, 95% of those eligible for the proposed Wright hip settlement must agree to its...Read More
Published: October 31st, 2016
A Pennsylvania mass tort litigation that involves more than 1,000 Xarelto lawsuits has adopted a plan for the selection of bellwether trial cases. According to a report from The Legal Intelligencer, the Xarelto program could become the first mass tort in the Philadelphia Complex Litigation Center to...Read More