A federal jury in Ohio has awarded $5 million in the first case to go to trial in the multidistrict litigation involving patients who claim injury from the body scan contrast agent gadolinium.
Drug maker Johnson & Johnson has settled approximately 845 product liability suits brought by individuals who claim they suffered tendon damage as a result of taking the antibiotic Levaquin.
In ongoing mass tort litigation over vaginal mesh implants, new bellwether trial dates have been set for cases over the Avaulta mesh product, manufactured by C.R. Bard.
Hitting back in the multi-district litigation brought by current and former professional football players alleging injuries from head trauma, the National Football League has filed a motion to dismiss the suits as “labor disputes” preempted by federal law.
A federal judicial panel has consolidated product liability suits over the blood thinner Pradaxa for multidistrict litigation in Illinois.
Bayer could pay more than $1.2 billion to settle personal injury lawsuits over the company’s Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills, according to a recent stock filing.
A U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Cleveland heard arguments last week on the possible consolidation and coordination of a half-dozen product liability cases involving the da Vinci surgical robot.
Twelve product liability lawsuits over the blood thinner Plavix will not be consolidated in federal court.
A federal judicial panel has consolidated product liability suits involving the popular pain medications Darvon and Darvocet in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Lawsuits filed in federal court alleging that knee implants are defective have been consolidated in an MDL in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.