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.
Published: March 7, 2013
Tags: American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson, medical device litigation, medical devices, multidistrict litigation, Prolift, vaginal mesh
In the first bellwether trial in the litigation over vaginal mesh products, a New Jersey jury awarded a 47-year-old woman $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
Published: February 8, 2013
Tags: chronic traumatic encephalopathy, collective bargaining agreement, concussion litigation, concussions, multidistrict litigation, National Football League, NFL, wrongful death
The name of another high-profile player was recently added to the concussion-related litigation against the National Football League.
Published: February 7, 2013
Tags: ADHD, Daytrana, drug litigation, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, multidistrict litigation, Noven Therapeutics, product liability, Propecia, Proscar, QuarterWatch
Sexual side effects experienced by men taking the hair-loss drug Propecia may be permanent, according to a new report by a drug industry watchdog.
More than 50 product liability suits consolidated in Kentucky federal court claim that Skechers toning shoes cause leg, ankle and foot injuries.
Pfizer has avoided a bellwether trial scheduled to begin this month in the Chantix multidistrict litigation by settling with an Alabama man who claimed he became suicidal after taking the smoking-cessation drug.
Six years after the first Fosamax lawsuit was filed, litigation over the osteoporosis drug is about to start a new chapter.
The suits against Merck, the drug’s manufacturer, fall into two categories: plaintiffs alleging they suffer from osteonecrosis, or jaw damage, and those claiming they suffered a non-traumatic femur fracture as a result of taking the drug.
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.
A Texas woman has sued medical device maker Ethicon for injuries allegedly caused by Proceed surgical mesh implanted to repair her hernia.