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Published: October 31st, 2014
Johnson & Johnson may have agreed to settle more than $250 million worth of DePuy ASR hip lawsuit claims, according to sources close to the supposed agreement. Bloomberg.com reported on October 30th that the potentially settled cases were excluded from a $2.5 billion settlement last year invo...Read More
Published: October 30th, 2014
Men filing testosterone lawsuit claims in federal court may now do so directly in the multidistrict litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, a federal judge ruled this month. A case management order on October 24th introduced a process for filing new cases in...Read More
Published: October 21st, 2014
A new study finds an increased risk of prostate cancer in men taking medications that have also been suggested to cause strokes, heart attacks and other serious cardiovascular side effects in hundreds of testosterone lawsuit claims. The research was led by a team at the University of Illinois in ...Read More
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