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Published: October 16th, 2014
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is honored to announce that the firm has been named to The National Law Journal’s inaugural list of “America’s Elite Trial Lawyers.”  The firm was selected as one of the firms that “are doing the most creative and substantial work” in their respective practic...Read More
Published: October 16th, 2014
A West Virginia judge has permitted transvaginal mesh plaintiffs to continue seeking punitive damages in seven federally-filed claims against Boston Scientific Inc., finding that they established an issue of fact in arguments that the company may have been reckless in designing its Obtryx pelvic imp...Read More
Published: October 15th, 2014
The European Commission said this week that metal-on-metal hip replacements similar to those named in DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits and affected by a Stryker recall two years ago are likely to fail early, and should be avoided in surgery. The statement was issued on October 9th by the federal agenc...Read More
Published: October 13th, 2014
Six plaintiffs in Xarelto lawsuits have requested that similar claims over the blood thinner be centralized in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois for pretrial proceedings, according to a recent filing. A motion filed on October 9th with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict...Read More
Published: October 9th, 2014
C.R. Bard Inc. agreed over the summer to a $21 million transvaginal mesh settlement that made them the second manufacturer to recently resolve claims filed by women who allege pain, infection and other serious injuries, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. A report on October 8th describes the de...Read More
Published: October 8th, 2014
A Texas widow is suing the makers of GranuFlo for allegedly hiding information about its potential to cause the kind of serious cardiovascular injuries that led to her husband’s death last year. According to court records, the case was filed on June 25th in the U.S. District Court, Southern Dis...Read More
Published: October 7th, 2014
As if complications alleged in individual DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip lawsuits weren't bad enough, attorneys found recently that surgeons may be ‘mixing and matching’ components from different implants and passing them off as one. According to an October 5th report from the Telegraph, at least...Read More
Published: October 6th, 2014
Two Florida women spoke out about the dangers of transvaginal mesh last week at a press conference that asked candidates for state Attorney General to weigh in on the issue, TampaBay.com reports. According to an article published on October 2nd, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, Geor...Read More
Published: October 3rd, 2014
The first wave of Risperdal trials are slated to begin later this year and at the beginning of 2015 in Pennsylvania, where hundreds of claims over the antipsychotic medication have been consolidated in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. According to court records, the first bellwether trial ...Read More
Published: October 2nd, 2014
Endo International Plc has agreed to a $400 million settlement of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed by women who were allegedly harmed by implants marketed by one of its healthcare product manufacturers, Bloomberg.com reports. The agreement will resolve approximately 10,000 cases against American ...Read More