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Published: February 27th, 2015
UnitedHealth is now requiring doctors, facilities and health care providers to notify them before performing certain types of hysterectomies, which may include those incorporating a power morcellator, so the insurer can assess whether it’s necessary. According to a statement issued on February ...Read More
Published: February 26th, 2015
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $2.5 million to the family of an autistic man whose Risperdal lawsuit alleged complications associated with gynecomastia, a condition referring to male breast growth, Philly.com reports. A verdict was reached February 24th in the Philadelphia Court of...Read More
Published: February 23rd, 2015
The U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas has chosen ten possible DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits to serve in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL)’s bellwether trial program, according to court documents. A federal judge presiding over claims involving the metal hip replacement publ...Read More
Published: February 18th, 2015
C.R. Bard has agreed to settle a transvaginal mesh lawsuit that was scheduled to begin trial this week in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, where a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) is holding thousands of similar cases, Reuters.com reports. According to an update ...Read More
Published: February 17th, 2015
A New York surgeon who weighed in on a report last May that defended power morcellator surgery was being paid by a device manufacturer around the time of its publication, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. A former president of the group that released the guidance, which ...Read More
Published: February 13th, 2015
A study recently published in the medical journal Contraception looks at the likelihood of IUD perforation, ectopic pregnancy and other complications that have been alleged in Mirena lawsuits. The research, which compared levonorgestrel-releasing IUDs to those made of copper, was published earlie...Read More
Published: February 11th, 2015
Whether or not C.R. Bard complied with federal regulations for getting its vaginal mesh implants to market likely does not matter to a woman who allegedly sustained vaginal spasms and other serious complications because of them, and is decidedly irrelevant to the trial of her transvaginal mesh lawsu...Read More
Published: February 9th, 2015
A group of California researchers are urging doctors to conduct preoperative evaluations on fibroid removal patients to assess whether they should undergo power morcellator surgery. This determination was included in a report published February 5th in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gyne...Read More
Published: February 3rd, 2015
A top U.S. medical device manufacturer is still feeling the effects of a Stryker hip recall issued almost three years ago, as litigation costs that piled up in its aftermath continued to be reflected in its most recent earnings report. According to a report from MLive.com, Stryker Corp. reported ...Read More
Published: February 2nd, 2015
Johnson & Johnson was “at best” misleading when they assured the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005 that a medication named in Risperdal lawsuit claims would not cause breast growth in males, a former agency official said in court last week. A former FDA commissioner testifie...Read More