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Published: September 16th, 2014
Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit adequately assessed the safety of an all-metal hip replacement allegedly tied to metal ion poisoning and other complications, the company said Monday during trial for a DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit. According to Reuters, an executive for the medical...Read More
Published: September 15th, 2014
A Lipitor lawsuit that accuses its manufacturer of conspiring to keep a generic version from entering the market was dismissed recently from New Jersey federal court, on the grounds that not enough detail had been presented in the case. The Chicago Tribune reported on September 12th that the suit...Read More
Published: September 10th, 2014
Boston Scientific, Corp. has lost its first transvaginal mesh lawsuit, after the company was ordered by a Dallas jury to pay $73 million in injury-related damages to a woman who received the Obtryx sling implant, according to Bloomberg.com. The verdict was reached on September 8th, after jurors i...Read More
Published: September 9th, 2014
A Boston doctor whose campaign to ban power morcellator surgery has prompted the Karl Storz Group to threaten legal action against him says he is unfazed by the possibility, Medscape Medical News reports. According to an interview published on September 5th, Dr. Hooman Noorchasm, MD, said he is ...Read More
Published: September 8th, 2014
A federal jury weighing arguments over an Ethicon transvaginal mesh implant decided after only two weeks of trial to award the plaintiff more than $3.27 million in damages caused by a device associated with pain, infection and other side effects. According to a Reuters report on September 5th,  ...Read More
Published: September 4th, 2014
Federal regulators say testosterone medications may not benefit men as much as their manufacturers claim, in a review posted just shy of a public meeting to assess possible risks of AndroGel and other drugs, according to FoxNews.com. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a review on ...Read More
Published: September 2nd, 2014
The first of more than 6,000 DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit filings is headed for trial today in Texas, where a federal jury is prepared to weigh arguments over the metal hip replacement, Bloomberg.com reports. As of September 2nd, the federal litigation’s first hearing was underway in Dallas, after th...Read More
Published: August 29th, 2014
A power morcellator manufacturer has threatened to sue a Boston man whose campaign to end this type of procedure has resulted in a barrage of media attention, and raised awareness about its possible association with the spread of uterine sarcoma and other cancers. According to an August 27th repo...Read More
Published: August 27th, 2014
A federally-filed transvaginal mesh lawsuit headed to trial Monday in West Virginia, where thousands of similar claims against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit blame the company for injuries allegedly caused by its pelvic implants, reports the CharlestonDailyMail.com. Jury selection for the...Read More
Published: August 25th, 2014
A San Francisco gynecologist with ties to Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit has stepped down from a federal safety panel that met last month to discuss power morcellator surgery, after it was disclosed that the company paid him more than $155,000 over three and a half years. According to a r...Read More