Category Archives: MDL
Doctors believe they have identified the first case of CTE in a living patient
Wednesday, news broke that researchers had, for the first time, identified CTE in a living person.
Now, via a CNN segment with Dr. Bennet Omalu, who led the study, the player’s name has been released.
Omalu told listeners that the player described in …
Ex-NFL player confirmed as 1st case of CTE in living patienthttps://t.co/jKqdAaltU1
— Harold W Nelson (@HaroldWNelson) November 19, 2017
Chicago researchers confirm diagnosis of CTE in former NFL player before his death
The link between football and CTE is too strong to deny.
Researchers at Boston University’s CTE center found in a recent study of brains of deceased players who played football at the high school, college, or professional level that 99 percent of the …
— majid badaoui (@AMagidB) November 19, 2017
Ex-NFL player is first case of CTE found in living person – Irish Times
Scientists claim they have confirmed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a living patient for the first time, a potential breakthrough in the research of the progressive degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to repeated blows …
Former NFL Player Confirmed as First Case of CTE in Living Person
Researchers said they have confirmed the first case of a living person diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy more commonly known as CTE—in a former NFL player.
CTE is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and …
CTE turned ex-NFL star McNeill from top lawyer to ‘other person’
Now he’s become a medical first.
A positron emission tomography (PET) brain scan done in 2012 showed he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE — the degenerative brain disease being linked increasingly to professional football and to head …
First confirmed living case of CTE https://t.co/NPI8Rw3G7k
— Peak Pharmacy (@PeakPharmacy) November 19, 2017
$57 Million Awarded in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit
The trial involved Ella Ebaugh, a woman who was injured by two vaginal mesh implants made by Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
One was the TVT-Secur mesh, which is no longer on the market.
The other was the company’s “standard” TVT …
Manchester woman awarded $57 million in vaginal mesh lawsuit
A 51-year-old Manchester woman was awarded more than $57 million for injuries she suffered from vaginal mesh devices.
The devices, created and marketed by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc., were implanted into Ella Ebaugh in 2007 to treat her …
Risperdal Judge Explains Reasons for Denying Janssen a New Trial
A recent plaintiff verdict overturned, the Pennsylvania state judge assigned to the case explained last month why he denied a request by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. for a new trial in the Risperdal side effects …
— Experts.com (@Experts_Com) September 19, 2017
Philadelphia Risperdal Docket Almost Triples in First Half of 2017
The number of cases involving the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal almost tripled in the first half of 2017, jumping from approximately 2,000 cases at the beginning of the year to more than 5,500 as of June 2017, comprising the largest mass tort …
Risperdal Plaintiff Green Lighted to Pursue Risperdal Lawsuit in New York
New York, NY
The plaintiff in a Risperdal lawsuit who faced a petition for summary judgement on the part of the manufacturer, won the right to pursue the majority of his claims following a ruling by a New York judge that testimony by an expert witness …
Risperdal Lawsuit Filings Exceed 6000 in Pennsylvania Mass Tort, as Court Prepares for Sept Meeting
Plaintiffs who allegedly developed gynecomastia due to treatment with Risperdal continue to file claims in the Pennsylvania mass tort program currently underway in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Philadelphia Judge Refuses to Overturn $2.5 Million Risperdal Plaintiff Verdict
According to testimony given by Pledger’s mother during the trial in the family’s Risperdal lawsuit. Benita Pledger also testified that her son would habitually cover himself with a large towel when he stepped from the shower, before he could bring …
Second Bellwether Xarelto Lawsuit Goes to Defendant, All Eyes on Third
New Orleans, LA
The second bellwether Xarelto lawsuit in multidistrict litigation over allegations of Xarelto bleed-out in association with the new age blood thinner has gone, like the first, to the defendant.
While this may prove disappointing to …
— Top Class Actions (@TopClassActions) July 27, 2017
Johnson & Johnson, Bayer score a second key win in Xarelto bleeding litigation
Johnson & Johnson and Bayer are two-for-two in defending Xarelto against liability lawsuits.
The drugmakers aren’t in the clear yet, though, with another bellwether trial set for August and thousands of additional suits claim the blockbuster blood …
Bayer, Janssen Win 2nd Xarelto Bellwether Trial
A New Orleans federal jury on Monday awarded a defense verdict to Janssen and Bayer in the second bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation over unstoppable bleeding allegedly caused by their blood …
J&J, Bayer Cleared of Responsibility at Xarelto Trial
Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG aren’t responsible for a Xarelto user’s internal bleeding, a jury found in the first trial over the blood-thinning drug.
J&J and Bayer didn’t mislead a Louisiana man and his doctors about the blood-thinning drug’s health …
Ex-NFL Player’s Family Wants CTE Suit Severed From MDL
“The court and the attorneys involved with the NFL MDL did a remarkable job in achieving a settlement to bring a lot of great needed relief to a lot of families,” Robinson’s attorney, Bradford Sohn of Coral Gables, Florida, said.
“But these claims …
— MeshAwareness (@MeshAwareness) July 4, 2017
Mirena PTC Lawyers Assigned to Leadership Roles in Multidistrict Litigation https://t.co/Qx3SGt0wGO
— AboutLawsuits.com (@AboutLawsuits) July 6, 2017
— Gary Ruskin (@garyruskin) July 13, 2017
World’s Top Weed Killer Causing Cancer? EPA To Decide
The judge is presiding over multidistrict litigation composed of 310 plaintiff lawsuits against Monsanto filed by cancer victims around the country.
(It will likely consolidate hundreds more suits.)
Chhabria has told both sides that the question of …
Anthem Settles MDL over 2015 Data Breach $115 Deal Sets Record for a Data-Breach Settlement
Health insurance giant Anthem Inc. reported on February 4, 2015, that its computer systems had been targeted in a “very sophisticated external cyber attack.”
The hackers stole personal information from nearly 80 million Anthem employees and customers, …
Parties in Bard IVC filter MDL spar over expert witnesses
C.R. Bard on Wednesday asked a federal judge to exclude four expert witnesses from testifying for the plaintiffs in a case alleging the medical device company failed to warn of dangers from defectively designed vascular filters.
Lawyers for New Jersey …
— ElevateByLegalShield (@ElevateLS) July 8, 2017
Parties in herbal supplements MDL reach settlement
Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and other retailers have reached an agreement to settle a multidistrict litigation alleging the companies sold herbal supplements that did not contain their marketed active ingredients.
All of the 71 MDL cases consolidated …
Tap water litigation now assigned judge, pending in multi-district court
A slew of lawsuits have been approved to go before a multi-district litigation court, assigned last month to Judge Joel B. Johnson, a retired judge of the 156th District Court in San Patricio County.
Multi-district litigation is intended to combine in …
$51M Deal Ends Long-Running Oppenheimer Junk Bond MDL
OppenheimerFunds Inc. has agreed to pay almost $51 million to settle allegations that it invested in junk bonds and risky derivatives despite claiming to focus on investment-grade municipal bonds, ending …
Feinberg To Be Settlement Master In Fiat Chrysler MDL
Experienced mediator Kenneth Feinberg will be charged with brokering a deal in multidistrict litigation over whether certain diesel engines in Fiat Chrysler …
Bellwether Case Set to Begin in GM Ignition MDL
The litigation tsunami continues as another bellwether ignition defect case against General Motors heads to trial Monday in the U.S. District Court for the S…
Risperdal Lawsuit Hits 18,000 and Climbing
The Risperdal lawsuit count now stands at a number above 18,000.
To that end a staggering number of cases name pharmaceutical giants Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals as defendants.
Most allege …
— Top Class Actions (@TopClassActions) June 30, 2017
Parties to Pennsylvania Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits Set to Meet Next Month to Discuss Status of Mass Tort
Thousands of Risperdal lawsuits involving the antipsychotic medication’s alleged potential to cause gynecomastia (male breast growth) continue to move forward in a mass tort litigation now underway in …
Johnson & Johnson’s Action Spikes Risperdal Cases Filed in PA Court
Risperdal lawsuits are highly sensitive because the plaintiffs involved here are psychologically compromised young boys.
Risperdal (risperidone) is an antipsychotic medication that is believed to have caused mental and physical trauma and torture to …
— Top Class Actions (@TopClassActions) June 28, 2017
“Risperdal Boys” Photo Project Vividly Captures Pain of Gynecomastia
Thousands of Risperdal lawsuits have been filed in U.S. courts on behalf of men and boys who allegedly developed gynecomastia due to treatment with the antipsychotic drug.
Now a new photography project is vividly capturing the suffering endured by …
Seeking Help Is Difficult for Bipolar Man with Risperdal “Man Boobs”
Most of us don’t think twice to talk with our doctor if we think there is an issue—a side effect—associated with a prescribed medication.
But many people with mental illness don’t have the wherewithal to seek help.
Such was the case …
Lawsuit Targets Missouri Over Psychotropic Drug Use Among Foster Care Children
A new lawsuit has been filed in Missouri on behalf of foster care children who were allegedly prescribed Risperdal and other psychotropic drugs inappropriately.
The child advocates behind the lawsuit want the state to implement systemic changes that …
‘Chemical straight-jackets:’ Lawsuit claims Missouri foster kids prescribed too many meds
The five plaintiffs, identified by their initials, include two- and three-year-old sisters who were allegedly prescribed Risperdal, an antipsychotic not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for children under five.
Another plaintiff, aged 12 …
Missouri Sued Over Psychotropic Drugs for Foster Care Kids
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
Child advocates filed a federal lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Social Services on Monday over allegations of inappropriately providing psychotropic drugs to foster care children and systemic lack of oversight of …
More details here
Janssen Pharmaceuticals granted nonsuit motion in latest Philadelphia Risperdal lawsuit
The latest Risperdal lawsuit to go to trial here has been dismissed by a state court judge for a piece of photographic evidence allegedly lacking authentication, marking the fifth courtroom victory for the drug’s manufacturer, Janssen …
J&J Faces 3000 More Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits
An additional 3,000 plaintiffs filed Risperdal (risperidone) gynecomastia lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals in 2017, bringing the total to more than 5,500, Forbes reported.
According to reports from the Philadelphia Court …
Patients who received Medtronic’s Infuse product to get $8.45 million in settlements
Two patients who were injured by Medtronic’s controversial Infuse bone graft product will receive a combined $8.45 million in settlements with the University of California Los Angeles, where a doctor with financial ties to the company used the product …
Medtronic Disentangles From Durrani Infuse Lawsuits
Spine patients in Ohio who had back surgery performed by federal fugitive, Atiq Durrani M.D., joined together to sue Medtronic because Durrani used Infuse in an alleged off-label fashion.
Durrani is currently practicing back surgery on Pakistanis after …
Regents OK $8.5 million for 2 patients suing over financial conflicts
The University of California regents have agreed to pay nearly $8.5 million to settle two lawsuits alleging that a well-known UCLA spine surgeon failed to …
In letter to Franken, FDA defends handling of Medtronic’s Infuse study
After receiving the FDA’s response to his questions, Franken says the handling of Medtronic’s Infuse study signals a broader need to change how the agency safeguards the public’s health.
He called for “a more robust, proactive medical device …
Sen. Franken pushes for review of Medtronic Infuse study
Medtronic InFuse Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) is pushing for more details on Medtronic’s (NYSE:MDT) study of its Infuse Bone Graft, saying that the product …
Johnson & Johnson Asks For New Trial in $151 Million Hip Lawsuit Judgment
Dallas, TX Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit have filed a brief asking an appeals court to reconsider denial of their motion for a new trial that resulted in a $151 million judgment against those manufacturers on a Pinnacle hip implant …
Medical Device Lawsuit | TransVaginal Mesh | DuPuy Hip Replacement | Zimmer Knee Implants https://t.co/dBoHe4z7fM 1.713.535.7176
— Matthews&Associates (@Lawfirm_MA) June 14, 2017
Stryker Hip Litigation Consolidated in New Jersey State Court
With a growing number of Stryker hip replacement lawsuits continuing to be filed in New Jersey over problems with the recalled LFit V40 femoral head, the state court litigation has been centralized before one judge for coordinated pretrial proceedings.
State-Based Stryker Hip Implant Failure Lawsuits Consolidated in New Jersey
The calendar ticking over to a new month coincided with the release of a decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court approving the consolidation of all pending and future state-based hip replacement implant failure lawsuits against Howmedica …
California Stryker Accolade LFit V40 Hip failure lawsuit
According to Ulrich, the premature failure of a Stryker Accolade TMZF hip stem and Stryker LFit V40 Anatomic femoral head, caused severe bone loss, painful rehab treatment and revision surgery to remove the failed hip replacement components in 2016.
Defective Hip Implant Makers Busy with Recalls, Lawsuits and Settlements
Defective Hip Implant Makers Busy with Recalls, Lawsuits and Settlements Companies recently having “issues” with their hip devices include Accolade, Smith and Nephew, Depuy, Zimmer Biomet and Stryker.
Just over the past year, Stryker has been named …
Judge Awards $2 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit
D-202-CV-2013-04060, Second Judicial District, County of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico after he suffered a post-surgical infection from a hip implant surgery involving the M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology (MLTK) and a cobalt-chromium …
The FDA Shortcut to a Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Bergen, NJ It was back in 2008 that Hip Replacement Implant Failure caught up with Zimmer, when its Alumina Ceramic Femoral Head component was subject to a Class 2 recall by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
According to the official recall …
Johnson & Johnson Asks For New Trial in $151 Million Hip Lawsuit Judgment
The appeal arises from the second trial in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving claims of more than 9,000 plaintiffs, alleging that they received a Pinnacle Ultamet hip implant during hip replacement surgery and were later injured by metal debris …
— Hernia Mesh Help (@HerniaMeshHelp) June 13, 2017
Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Plaintiffs Try Again For Multidistrict Litigation
The motion, filed on May 31, 2017 with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), asks to consolidate 172 federal lawsuits filed nationwide into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) under US District Judge Claire C. Cecchi, District of New …
Johnson & Johnson Facing Growing Ethicon Vaginal Mesh MDL – https://t.co/EjQnGjbhFG
— Joe Howie (@JoeHowie) June 14, 2017
Judge Makes Key Rulings in GM Ignition Defect MDL Case
Ken and Beth Melton filed the lawsuit that launched more than 1,000 others—plus 30 million recalls and $35 million in fines and fees against General Motors, now called new GM in the resulting multidistrict litigation in New York.
Their lawyer, Lance …
More J&J Talcum Powder Lawsuits Transferred to NJ MDL
Three of the lawsuits transferred to New Jersey MDL 2737 are from US District Court, Eastern District of Missouri:
Ghormley et al v. Johnson & Johnson et al, Case No. 4:17-00585;
Krueger et al v. Johnson & Johnson et al, Case No. 4:17-00839 and
— Velawcity (@Velawcity_) June 14, 2017
Number of Taxotere MDL Cases Surpass 1100
By January 2017, the number of transferred Taxotere lawsuits had burgeoned to 776 cases.
In the past few months, hundreds of additional Taxotere lawsuits have been transferred to the Louisiana MDL since the lawsuits were centralized under one judge in …
MDL Plaintiffs Increasing in Alleged Viagra Melanoma Connection Lawsuit
A total of 428 men are now plaintiffs in a MDL consolidated in Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Product Liability Litigation suit (3:16-md-02691) in U.S. District Court for the …
Fyre Festival Lawsuits Advance on Dual Civil, Criminal Tracks
The MDL consolidation request has prompted jockeying for position among attorneys, as the panel will have the discretion to transfer the cases to a single judge who can certify a class action or assign a lead law firm to coordinate plaintiff activities …
Un Friggin’ Believable! Talk about a bunch of greedy, money-grubbing attorneys, I swear!
As part of the settlement the NFL has already set aside $112.5 million for the attorneys in the NFL concussion settlement. But now, some exceptionally greedy attorneys are also trying to double-dip and charge players and their families from 25% up to 40% ($1,250,000 to $2,000,000 additional) out of the individual player’s settlement amounts – despite the fact that they didn’t have to do any additional or individual work on the case to earn those extra fees!
These attorneys need to be stopped by the judge AND be stripped of their licenses to practice law!
Former NFL football players say attorneys taking too much of CTE settlement
Thousands of ex-pro football players with CTE filed a class action lawsuit against the NFL.
They settled the case for just over a billion dollars.
Players like Smith are set to receive 5 million dollars each and that’s money Smith’s wife needs to help …
Setting the record straight on CTE
The groundbreaking study that revealed CTE in 87 of 91 deceased NFL players’ brains it examined; the release of the movie “Concussion”; and the NFL’s concussion settlement and subsequent public acknowledgment of a connection between football and CTE …
— Persistent Patriot (@clayfisher) June 12, 2017
Family of late Pittsburg State football player files suit against NCAA, MIAA
Concussions and their effect on the brain have received considerable attention in recent years as researchers concluded there is a link between CTE and Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
In January of last year, a federal …
Justin Strzelczyk’s Wife Discusses Former Steeler’s Life, Family’s Struggle With CTE, And Advocacy
She also pointed out that a past concussion lawsuit that produced a settlement for players didn’t even leave Strzelczyk’s family eligible to benefit because it only applied to those who had died since 2006.
McMahan is an active participant in different …
Nick Buoniconti shines light on CTE
Buoniconti expressed anger at the NFL, which reached a $1 billion concussion settlement to cover the cost of CTE and other brain issues with about 20,000 former football players.
Buoniconti says that’s not enough and accuses the NFL of letting him and …
— Persistent Patriot (@clayfisher) June 12, 2017
Talking about CTE and the NFL’s Concussion Settlement with former Cleveland Browns QB Bernie Kosar
Bernie Kosar’s vitamin treatments usually last around an hour and a half, leaving us plenty of time to talk on a recent visit.
In talking about the concussions Kosar suffered through his career and the impact they’ve had on his health, the …
Ex-NFL Players Drop Group CTE Workers Compensation Suit
In that case, a class of former players settled with the NFL on concussion and head injury claims for an uncapped amount, which could reach close to $1 billion.
The settlement covers thousands of former players, who must now file claims under the …