Category Archives: Product Liability
$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 …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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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 …
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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 …
Nova Scotia man blames recalled hernia mesh for debilitating pain
Siskinds, a law firm from London, Ont., is applying to certify a class action lawsuit on behalf of Canadian patients who have had problems with Physiomesh.
A surgeon in Dartmouth said he regularly used Ethicon Physiomesh to repair abdominal hernias.
— Blizzard & Nabers (@druginjuryatty) June 8, 2017
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Johnson & Johnson Under Fire Again for Defective Hernia Mesh Product
Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon is under fire once again for its defective hernia mesh product Physiomesh.
A man from Illinois has filed a lawsuit against the company after he experienced serious complications after ventral incisional hernia repair.
— Spasique (@Spasiques) June 7, 2017
Florida Ethicon Hernia Mesh Injury Lawsuit
Picolla filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, alleging that Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon subsidiary manufactured and sold a defective product, which may lead to chronic pain, infection, migration, deformation of the …
When Did MoM Hip Manufacturer DePuy Know their Product Was Defective?
Involving a similar product that has yet to be recalled, the bellwether trial ascertained that DePuy and Johnson & Johnson marketed the Pinnacle replacement hip as a high stability, low-wear implant that could be used with a metal liner, yet they did …
— Top Class Actions (@TopClassActions) June 8, 2017
Plaintiffs Lawyer Lanier Makes Tit-for-Tat Attack in $500M Hip Implant Appeal
The verdict at issue came in the second bellwether trial over the Pinnacle, which has generated more than 9,000 lawsuits alleging the devices caused pain and subsequent removal surgeries.
DePuy won the first verdict in 2014 and has a separate appeal …
From $20 Million to Fifty Bucks: Could the Same Thing Happen in Texas?
A legal showdown is brewing in the state of Texas over that state’s cap on punitive damages.
Texas medical malpractice lawyers representing plaintiffs who saw their $502 million jury award over failed DePuy Pinnacle hip implants reduced to …
DePuy Pinnacle metal hip failure
DePuy Pinnacle metal hip failures continue to make headlines.
According to Johnson and Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy internal documents, U.S. patients were fitted with the controversial metal on metal hip implants despite the companies knowing that …
DePuy and Johnson & Johnson appeal decision in favor of hip implant recipients
After a weeks-long courtroom battle described in appeal documents as “intensely adversarial,” a jury found in favor of five plaintiffs who had received DePuy’s Pinnacle hip implant, which uses a metal-on-metal design.
According to the plaintiff’s cross …
DePuy Knew of Metal Hip Implant Risks in 1995
Nearly 10,000 lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by the DePuy Pinnacle, an all-metal hip implant that was not recalled.
Last year, DePuy was hit with an eye-popping $1 billion jury verdict to six people who were injured.
Another jury …
Johnson & Johnson seeks new trials after $1B Pinnacle hip implant loss
DePuy also claimed that it’s entitled to new trials “because plaintiffs injected an enormous amount of unfairly prejudicial evidence into this trial – all of which should have been excluded under any fair reading of the Federal Rules of Evidence and …
Lessons Emerging from Pinnacle Hip Bellwether Trials
In a staggering verdict, a Texas jury recently awarded over $1 billion against Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. (“DePuy”) (collectively referred to as “Defendants”) to six California plaintiffs who claimed the …
Vena Tech IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed Against B. Braun
The lawsuit was filed by Robert Z., a man from Valhalla, New York who was injured by the Vena Tech® Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by B. Braun Medical Inc.
The IVC filter was surgically implanted in his vein on November 18, 2015 …
— Daily Hornet (@dailyhornetnews) June 8, 2017
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— Tamez & Ortegon (@TamezOrtegon) June 8, 2017
Texas Woman Files Blood Clot Filter Lawsuit
Blood clot filters are implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC) to prevent life-threatening health problems.
Instead, thousands of people have been severely injured or died of IVC Filter side effects.
Over 4,000 lawsuits accuse manufacturers of …
Mississippi Woman Files IVC Filter Lawsuit
C.R. Bard sold 160,000 G2® IVC filters before pulling them off the market without a recall in 2010.
A few years later, studies confirmed that nearly 40% will fracture within 5 years — a similar risk linked to the previous model, suggesting the …
— WCRG_IR (@WCRG_IR) December 29, 2016
Bellwether Cook blood-clot-filter case heads to trial
Cook, which is privately owned and rarely discloses sales information, did not disclose how many of its blood-clot filters are implanted each year.
It said in a statement that “only a very small percentage of our IVC filters placed worldwide are …
Women urged to speak up on painful transvaginal mesh implant side effects
A Victorian health consumer group has conducted the first comprehensive survey of Australian women who have been treated with transvaginal mesh implants.
The Health Issues Centre says it has received more than 1,850 responses in just six weeks, with …
— Top Class Actions (@TopClassActions) June 8, 2017
Heartbreaking Stories Abound Surrounding Surgical Mesh
Victims of TVM mesh side effects describe similar complaints, as the edges of TVM mesh become intertwined with internal tissues and organs, or push up against the vaginal wall and actually – in some cases – protrude through the vaginal wall, resulting …
Mum’s agony after operation that was meant to help her
HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?
Karen Downie has suffered chronic pain due to a vaginal mesh implant she had inserted in 2009.
A class action lawsuit is now underway against manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and AMS.
How a vaginal mesh implant destroyed a woman’s life
Jan Maessen says her life has been destroyed by what she was told was “a simple operation”.
Thirteen years ago, she had a mesh implanted to treat a prolapsed bowel and bladder.
But it left her in chronic, debilitating pain with numbness in her groin …
Women Claim This Surgery Has Cost Them Their Happiness, Their Sex Lives, And Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars
A Senate inquiry launched in February will hear from women affected by the implants and doctors, and will also examine the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) “knowledge of women suffering from health problems after having transvaginal mesh …
Lawyer Who Won $20MM For His Client Says We Are Facing “The Greatest Women’s Health Crisis Of Our Time”
The 53-year-old is one of more than 700 Australian women registered for a class action against the maker of the mesh, Ethicon (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), which will go to trial on July 4.
The polypropylene implant … Urogynaecological meshes …
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
In the U.S. and around the world, thousands of women have been harmed by transvaginal mesh implants, with many requiring multiple surgeries to have the mesh removed.
Vaginal mesh was widely used in pelvic surgeries despite a lack of long term data …
Transvaginal Mesh Complications & Risks
Many companies, both American and worldwide, manufacture transvaginal mesh.
It is typically made from synthetic materials, though animal tissue has been used as well.
One manufacturer of this mesh is Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.
Thousands of women left in agony after ‘gold standard’ surgery
And while Australia is treating transvaginal mesh as “one of the greatest medical scandals and abuses of mothers” in the nation’s history, Fitt and many others are wondering how the mesh crisis — which has led to 127,000 lawsuits in the States alone …
Johnson & Johnson Facing Growing Ethicon Vaginal Mesh MDL – https://t.co/rzTealFKhv
— RedFile (@RedFile) June 8, 2017
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Tossed on Appeal – LawyersandSettlements.com
Richmond, VA A transvaginal mesh lawsuit against mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific has been dismissed by an appellate panel, agreeing with a lower court’s ruling that plaintiff Martha Carlson could not adequately prove that Boston Scientific Corp. Original post
$20M AWARDED IN ETHICON TVT MESH LAWSUIT – Legal Examiner
A state court jury in Philadelphia has returned a $20 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division, including punitive damages designed to punish the manufacturer over problems with the Ethicon TVT-Secur transvaginal mesh. The 12-member … Full story
Scottish transvaginal mesh implant review ‘has implications for clinical practice across the UK’, says physio – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The case for specialist physiotherapists to be more involved in treating women with pelvic dysfunction has been strengthened by the long-awaited publication of an independent review into the use of transvaginal mesh implants, Frontline has learned. Full story
Perth mum enduring nightmare after transvaginal mesh implant – Community Newspaper Group
SINGLE mother Sue Turner breaks down in tears when she speaks about the devastating health effects a transvaginal mesh implant has had on her life. In 2005 Miss Turner (54), who lives in Perth’s southern suburbs, suffered a pelvic organ prolapse after …Newcastle Herald Full story