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First IVC Filter Lawsuit Results in $3.6 Million Award

First IVC Filter Lawsuit Results in $3.6 Million Award

http://injurylawyer-news.com/2018/04/first-ivc-filter-lawsuit-results-in-3-6-million-award/Booker’s product liability lawsuit is one of more than 3,500 claims that have been centralized into a multidistrict litigation (MDL).

The MDL is proceeding in the District of Arizona. Judge David G. Campbell is presiding.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on …

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Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Lawsuit Set For Second Bellwether Trial to Begin May 15

https://www.aboutlawsuits.com/bard-eclipse-bellwether-trial-set-142317/Following a $3.6 million verdict in the first IVC filter bellwether case to go before a jury last month, C.R. Bard is set to face another trial next month, involving a complaint that alleges a Bard Eclipse Vena Cava Filter fractured and caused a woman to …

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West Palm Beach Attorney Wins $3.6 Million Verdict in Blood Filter MDL

Indiana-based Cook Medical and Georgia-based Bard Medical Division face about 5,800 IVC filter lawsuits in federal court.

Thousands of pending cases have been consolidated into two MDLs with lawsuits against Cook moved to Indiana and Bard’s playing out …

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Additional IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed

Boston Scientific Corp. and Cook Medical Inc., two major manufacturers of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, are facing lawsuits in Kentucky federal court over allegations that their filters have caused serious injuries to patients.

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IVC Blood Clot Filter Lawsuits: Lieff Cabraser Provides Answers to Injured Patients

Wendy R. Fleishman of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announces that the firm has published an informational video on IVC blood clot filter injuries and a list of Answers to Frequently …

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IVC Filter Lawsuit Plaintiffs Address FDA Warnings Of Deep Vein Thrombosis & Filter Fracture / Migration

TheProductLawyers.com reports on important FDA warnings which were released regarding IVC filter medical devices.

On August 9th of 2010, the agency released an initial communication which they called “Removing Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters.”

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Talcum Powder Lawsuit: J&J Slammed For Another $80M

Talcum Powder Lawsuit: $80M Blow for J&J, Supplier

https://www.drugwatch.com/2018/04/11/talcum-powder-lawsuit-80m-blow-jj-supplier/Jurors in New Jersey ordered Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier to pay $80 million in punitive damages in a talcum powder lawsuit over the man’s mesothelioma.

This seems an awful lot like throwing down the gauntlet because of course J&J will appeal this and ever single other massive judgment they get hit with.

The verdict on Wednesday, April 11, came after jurors the prior week ordered the companies …

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Johnson & Johnson Loses First Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuit

https://www.mesothelioma.com/news/2018/04/johnson-johnson-loses-first-asbestos-talcum-powder-lawsuit.htmNew Brunswick, New Jersey
Johnson & Johnson lost its first asbestos talcum powder lawsuit last week, ordered by a jury to pay Stephen Lanzo and his wife $37 million in compensatory damages.

Lanzo claimed his regular use of the company’s talcum powder …

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Talcum Powder Lawsuit: J&J, Imerys to Pay $80M in Punitive Damages

https://www.asbestos.com/news/2018/04/11/johnson-johnson-talcum-powder-punitive/Johnson & Johnson and talc supplier Imerys SA must pay an additional $80 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed mesothelioma after using asbestos-contaminated talcum powder, a New Jersey state court jury ruled Wednesday.

The court has …

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New twist in baby powder lawsuits as focus turns to asbestos contamination

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/new-twist-in-baby-powder-lawsuits-as-focus-turns-to/article_c8179577-9657-526f-a997-69edcef165f7.htmlJohnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, a unit of Imerys SA, have vowed to appeal the New Jersey verdict and deny asbestos has ever been present in their products or that their talc can cause any form of cancer.

The case of Stephen Lanzo, a New Jersey …

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Does talcum powder cause cancer? A legal and scientific battle rages

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/does-talcum-powder-cause-cancer-a-legal-and-scientific-battle-rages/ar-AAvKLwuJohnson & Johnson’s lead counsel on two of the cases argues that the lawsuits are all about the money, rather than being all about the science.

“My take on the talc ovarian cancer litigation is that it really is skillful and well-funded plaintiffs lawyers …

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Johnson & Johnson Faces $117 Million Verdict in First Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuit Loss

https://www.mesothelioma.com/news/2018/04/johnson-johnson-faces-117-million-verdict-in-first-asbestos-talcum-powder-lawsuit-loss.htmJohnson & Johnson faced its first guilty verdict in an asbestos talcum powder lawsuit last week.

After the court reconvened this week, the manufacturing giant and an arm of Imerys, its talc supplier, now owe a $117 million …

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Couple who claimed talcum powder caused mesothelioma wins $37 million in lawsuit

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/couple-who-claimed-talcum-powder-caused-mesothelioma-wins-37-million-in-lawsuitA jury in Middlesex County, New Jersey, awarded $30 million in compensatory damages on Thursday to a man who got cancer after decades of using talcum powder.

His wife was awarded $7 million in damages.

Banker Stephen Lanzo said he used Johnson & Johnson …

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J&J Loses Talcum Powder Lawsuit

https://www.asbestos.com/news/2018/04/06/johnson-johnson-asbestos-talc-damages/Johnson & Johnson suffered its first loss in an asbestos-related talcum powder lawsuit Thursday after a New Jersey jury ordered the company and its talc supplier to pay $37 million in damages.

The jury awarded $30 million in compensatory damages to Stephen …

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Is there a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer?

https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/is-there-a-link-between-talcum-powder-and-ovarian-cancer/Content?oid=8381650That was the setup in one recent high-profile lawsuit against the company that’s taken most of the anti-talc heat, Johnson & Johnson.

The plaintiff, a medical receptionist from Los Angeles named Eva Echeverria, started using J&J baby powder on her genital …

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Asbestos in Talc Products Verdict Means J&J, Imerys Owe Millions

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-11/j-j-imerys-ordered-to-pay-punitive-80-million-in-talc-caseJ&J won the first mesothelioma talc trial tied to its baby powder when a California jury ruled in November the product wasn’t responsible for causing a 61-year-old woman’s cancer.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. agreed last year to settle a lawsuit claiming its …

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Does talcum powder cause cancer?

http://www.kmov.com/story/37933027/does-talcum-powder-cause-cancerJohnson & Johnson’s lead counsel on two of the cases argues that the lawsuits are all about the money, rather than being all about the science.

“My take on the talc ovarian cancer litigation is that it really is skillful and well-funded plaintiffs lawyers …

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Johnson & Johnson, supplier hit with $80M verdict in cancer lawsuit

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/johnson-johnson-supplier-hit-80m-verdict-cancer-suit-article-1.3929436This is the first trial loss for Johnson & Johnson over allegations that its talc-based products contain asbestos, Reuters reported.

The company is currently fighting more than 6,000 ovarian cancer lawsuits across the country.

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What’s Happening With The Bair Hugger Litigation?

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 …

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First Two Bair Hugger Bellwether Trials Scheduled to be Ready to Go by April 2018

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The much-anticipated bellwether trials for the Bair Hugger litigation are set to begin this year.

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What’s Happening With Talcum Powder / Baby Powder Lawsuits?

Talcum Powder Lawsuits Move Forward Against Johnson & Johnson As Mesothelioma Trial Opens in New Jersey

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/talcum-powder-lawsuits-move-forward-against-johnson--johnson-as-mesothelioma-trial-opens-in-new-jersey-bernstein-liebhard-llp-reports-300586848.htmlThe 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 …

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Talcum Powder Lawsuits: How Asbestos-Contaminated Talc Harms People

https://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/jackie/talcum-powder-lawsuits-how-asbestos-contaminated-talc-harms-people.htm/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.

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Johnson & Johnson Back on Trial in Mesothelioma Case

https://www.asbestos.com/news/2018/01/30/johnson-johnson-mesothelioma-trial-begins/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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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What’s Happening With The Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?

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.

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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.

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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 …

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NJ Jury Awards $15 Million in Ethicon Mesh Lawsuit

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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 …

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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 …

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PA’s 6th Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit: $57.1 Million

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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 …

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$57 Million Awarded in J&J Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

$57 Million Awarded in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

https://dailyhornet.com/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 …

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Manchester woman awarded $57 million in vaginal mesh lawsuit

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/2017/09/07/manchester-woman-awarded-57-million-vaginal-mesh-lawsuit/643463001/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 …

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Risperdal Litigation Gains Momentum

Risperdal Judge Explains Reasons for Denying Janssen a New Trial

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-49-22578.htmlA 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 …

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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 …

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Risperdal Plaintiff Green Lighted to Pursue Risperdal Lawsuit in New York

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-48-22566.htmlNew 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 …

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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.

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Philadelphia Judge Refuses to Overturn $2.5 Million Risperdal Plaintiff Verdict

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-47-22523.htmlAccording 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 …

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Xarelto Bellwether Trials Not Boding Well For Plaintiffs

Second Bellwether Xarelto Lawsuit Goes to Defendant, All Eyes on Third

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/xarelto/xarelto-lawsuit-death-bleeding-issue-55-22411.htmlNew 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 …

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Johnson & Johnson, Bayer score a second key win in Xarelto bleeding litigation

http://www.fiercepharma.com/legal/j-j-bayer-win-second-key-xarelto-bleeding-trialJohnson & 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 …

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Bayer, Janssen Win 2nd Xarelto Bellwether Trial

https://www.law360.com/articles/933887/bayer-janssen-win-2nd-xarelto-bellwether-trialA 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 …

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J&J, Bayer Cleared of Responsibility at Xarelto Trial

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-03/j-j-bayer-cleared-of-responsibility-in-first-xarelto-trial-j29ekd0wJohnson & 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 …

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Risperdal Lawsuits Hit 18,000 and Still Climbing

Risperdal Lawsuit Hits 18,000 and Climbing

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-44-22384.htmlPhiladelphia, PA
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 …

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Parties to Pennsylvania Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits Set to Meet Next Month to Discuss Status of Mass Tort

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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 …

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Johnson & Johnson’s Action Spikes Risperdal Cases Filed in PA Court

https://www.usrecallnews.com/johnson-johnsons-action-spikes-risperdal-cases-filed-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 …

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“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 …

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Seeking Help Is Difficult for Bipolar Man with Risperdal “Man Boobs”

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/interview-risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-17-22360.htmlPlattsmouth, NE
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 …

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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 …

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‘Chemical straight-jackets:’ Lawsuit claims Missouri foster kids prescribed too many meds

http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/chemical-straight-jackets-lawsuit-claims-missouri-foster-kids-prescribed-too/article_e96a4c60-5043-11e7-9f62-87d1ef415c50.htmlThe 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 …

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Missouri Sued Over Psychotropic Drugs for Foster Care Kids

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/missouri/articles/2017-06-12/missouri-sued-over-psychotropic-drugs-for-foster-care-kidsJEFFERSON 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 …

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals granted nonsuit motion in latest Philadelphia Risperdal lawsuit

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511105848-janssen-pharmaceuticals-granted-nonsuit-motion-in-latest-philadelphia-risperdal-lawsuitPHILADELPHIA
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 …

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J&J Faces 3000 More Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits

https://www.drugwatch.com/2017/04/19/jj-faces-3000-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 …

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2 Medtronic’s Infuse Patients To Get $8.45 Million in Settlements

Patients who received Medtronic’s Infuse product to get $8.45 million in settlements

http://www.startribune.com/patients-who-received-medtronic-product-to-get-8-45-million-in-settlements/388947831/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 …

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Medtronic Disentangles From Durrani Infuse Lawsuits

https://ryortho.com/breaking/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 …

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Regents OK $8.5 million for 2 patients suing over financial conflicts

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ucla-wang-medtronics-20160729-snap-story.htmlThe 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 …

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In letter to Franken, FDA defends handling of Medtronic’s Infuse study

http://www.startribune.com/in-letter-to-franken-fda-defends-handling-of-medtronic-s-infuse-study/384052101/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 …

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Sen. Franken pushes for review of Medtronic Infuse study

http://www.massdevice.com/sen-franken-pushes-review-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 …

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