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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 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 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 20th, 2016
October 20, 2016 Bernstein Liebhard LLP is honored to announce that the firm has been recognized by The National Law Journal as one of a select group of “America’s Elite Trial Lawyers” for the third consecutive year.  The firm was selected for its creative and significant work on behalf of...Read More
Published: October 19th, 2016
GlaxoSmithKline has asked a federal court to dismiss fraud claims put forth in hundreds of Zofran birth defects lawsuits now pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. According to, the company asserts that the suits fail to suffi...Read More
Published: October 11th, 2016
The Levaquin attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP continue to actively pursue legal claims involving the side effects allegedly associated with the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. The Firm’s most recent case was filed in late September, on behalf of a Pennsylvania man who experienced an aortic ...Read More
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