Category Archives: MDL
State Judge Dismisses Some Bair Hugger Lawsuits
A district court judge has dismissed dozens of lawsuits filed by Minnesota residents who allege that the Bair Hugger forced-air warmer caused their deep joint infections during joint replacement surgery by blowing contaminants off of the floor and into …
— Nash & Franciskato (@nashfranciskato) January 30, 2018
Bair Hugger Deep Joint Infection Class Action Lawsuit Investigation: https://t.co/yBNJ1SXBB7
— Chica Tchotchke (@Vegsongstress) January 31, 2018
First Two Bair Hugger Bellwether Trials Scheduled to be Ready to Go by April 2018
The much-anticipated bellwether trials for the Bair Hugger litigation are set to begin this year.
Talcum Powder Lawsuits Move Forward Against Johnson & Johnson As Mesothelioma Trial Opens in New Jersey
The Plaintiff, a 46-year-old man from Verona, New Jersey, alleges that his frequent and long-term use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powders “generated dust and exposed him to respirable asbestos fibers.”
He further asserts that company officials had long …
— Top Class Actions (@TopClassActions) January 26, 2018
Talcum Powder Lawsuits: How Asbestos-Contaminated Talc Harms People
Talcum powder lawsuits have been a hot topic lately, especially as new documents reveal that Johnson & Johnson, a defendant in many of these cases, may have been aware of the toxic contaminants in their products all along.
Court documents revealed that the company explicitly trained their employees to always reassure any concerned consumers that the products never contained any asbestos, despite knowing for decades that their talc had been contaminated.
But Johnson & Johnson isn’t the only company with products on the market that knowingly contained asbestos and put consumers in danger.
Other products like Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder from Colgate-Palmolive and Desert Flower from Whittaker Clark and Daniels have also been targeted for talcum powder lawsuits against them once consumers were diagnosed with mesothelioma decades after using these products.
Asbestos-Contaminated Talc Powder Talcum powder has been used for many years in a wide variety of products, from baby powder and soap to more industrial lubrication and ceramics.
— cbc_diff (@cbc_diff) January 30, 2018
Johnson & Johnson Back on Trial in Mesothelioma Case
The climate changed significantly in 2015 after a California woman won a $13 million lawsuit against Colgate Palmolive, believing she developed mesothelioma from asbestos in Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder.
Another California Superior Court jury awarded $18 …
— Tamela Georgeson (@teknoluhjee) January 27, 2018
Jury Awards Record $417M In Lawsuit Linking Baby Powder to Cancer
A Los Angeles jury on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to Eva Echevarria, a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied …
Baby powder battles: J&J memos show asbestos concerns
The lawsuits are by victims of mesothelioma …
“It would seem more than appropriate that we upgrade the quality control on our talc and baby powder, particularly as to the potential asbestos content.”
This is what another company memo in April, 1973, noted that …
J&J withdraws pelvic mesh device from Australian market
Similar class actions involving thousands of women are also under way in the UK and US.
More than 100,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the US, the largest number against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of the most commonly used meshes.
Johnson & Johnson have withdrawn their mid-urethral vaginal sling – used to treat stress urinary incontinence – from the Australian market. This follows the ban on transvaginal mesh for prolapse operations. Read more: https://t.co/taVvunhWjd
— Health Issues Centre (@HealthIssuesCtr) January 23, 2018
A must read! Learn more about the complete #TVTMesh removal done by Dr. Miklos and Moore this past Tuesday in a woman suffering from severe pelvic, leg and vaginal pain. The sling removed was over 17 centimeters! https://t.co/CWH8nErAQl #vaginapain #pelvicpain #urogynecology pic.twitter.com/uYTkUpvjtO
— Drs. Miklos & Moore (@miklosandmoore) January 13, 2018
"All surgical mesh products whose sole use is the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse via transvaginal implantation will no longer be supplied," surgical mesh regulatory action decision #medsafehttps://t.co/GvojLlfKYZ
— ScienceMediaCentreNZ (@smcnz) January 30, 2018
Common Transvaginal Mesh Complications ~ 3 Problems All Women Should Know About BEFORE Having Surgery
Transvaginal mesh implants have become a common treatment for a variety of pelvic floor disorders such as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
Unfortunately, many patients have seen severe complications from these surgeries.
Before having a transvaginal mesh implant, you should be aware of the risks and potential problems.
@RTELateLateShow Would you be prepared to air on your show, how women are having their lives destroyed by a transvaginal mesh which has been banned in some countries but not here or UK, I would love to tell my story via a group @meshsurvivorire Love to hear from your views.
— Cath (@Meshguineapig) January 17, 2018
Transvaginal Mesh Collateral Damage Too High for TVM Settlement https://t.co/X45wkjMsyd
— Affordable Coin Shop (@oldsouthmk) January 30, 2018
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: New Order Governs Discovery For Third Wave of Bellwether Cases In Federal C.R. Bard Litigation
Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia …
NJ Jury Awards $15 Million in Ethicon Mesh Lawsuit
A New Jersey woman who has endured near constant pain since receiving Ethicon, Inc.’s pelvic mesh devices to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse has been awarded $15 million by the Bergen …
Read our blog regarding concerns over the risks and side-effects of vaginal mesh surgery as The Department of Health confirm that their intention is for a mesh audit to take place. https://t.co/t7tdZXrE9c #SlingTheMesh #GynaeMesh pic.twitter.com/e1ZUkLPZOD
— Morgan Jones Pett (@MorganJonesPett) January 30, 2018
New Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Added to C.R. Bard Litigation in Bergen County NJ
More than 1,600 C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits are now pending in a consolidated litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.
A Case List updated on …
2010. 3yr Study of Tvt-Secur #Mesh Sling Tape showed Increasing Failiure rates. 40% failed at 3yrs, needing reOperation, after initially appearing to cure Stress Incontinence. Used in #NHS UK. Risk communication? @MeshCampaign @OwenSmith_MP @APMSGT @UroWeb https://t.co/ADPri6vxzx pic.twitter.com/bKL8IDvLae
— Fibroid New Research (@FibroidNetwork) January 12, 2018
PA’s 6th Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit: $57.1 Million
A Pennsylvania woman has been awarded $57.1 million, after the Philadelphia jury hearing her transvaginal mesh lawsuit found that Ethicon Inc.’s defective TVT implants had eroded into her urethra, resulting in …
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 …