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Chinese Drywall Lawyers Fear Defendants Will Ignore Lawsuits

Victims of Chinese Drywall, which is suspected of causing corrosion and possible health risks including upper respiratory problems and head aches in homes where it was installed, face another hurdle in their lawsuit. As reported on Yahoo news, lawyers representing homeowners and homebuilders who used the defective drywall expect that many of the … [Read more...]

Feds Investigate Jeeps for Gas Tank Fire Risk

Government safety officials have expanded an investigation into gas tank fires in older-model Jeep Grand Cherokees. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently added Cherokee and Liberty models to the probe, which began nearly two years ago. Currently, the probe covers roughly 5.1 million vehicles and has paid special … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Q&A

DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Questions and Answers How dangerous are the defective hips? Johnson & Johnson/DePuy Orthopaedics’ ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System were recalled by the manufacturers on August 8, 2010, because of increasing evidence that the devices have higher-than-expected early failure rates. The … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit: Update & Referrals

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration issued a public notice regarding transvaginal mesh to doctors  after 2,875 injuries relating to pelvic mesh were reported between 2008 and 2010.  Right now, cases are being filed individually, and no nationwide transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit has been filed. Click … [Read more...]

Litigation Judge Issues TVM Protective Order

After a status conference on July 26th, Litigation Judge Joseph R. Goodwin issues a TVM protective order to protect the companies involved in several of his MDL suits. Judge Goodwin is currently overseeing MDL 2327 (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation), MDL 2325 (In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic … [Read more...]

Actos Bellwether Cases Scheduled for MDL 2299

Presiding Judge Rebecca Doherty has issued a detailed schedule for proceedings in the Actos Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) 2299. Bellwether trials, which are typical in MDLs, are early trials designed by both parties to gauge the juries’ reactions to evidence. The trials picked as bellwether cases normally represent egregious cases. Attorneys … [Read more...]

J&J Voluntarily Pulls 4 Transvaginal Mesh Devices From the Market

In June, Johnson & Johnson announced that it would pull 4 of its transvaginal meshes from the market in 120 days. These devices are: · TVT Secur · Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System · Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System · Prolift MTM Pelvic Floor Repair System J&J made the announcement in a letter, sent both to the FDA as well as to … [Read more...]

Stroller Recalled Due to Amputations

A popular stroller for children made by Kolcraft was recalled by federal officials after three children suffered fingertip amputations, and two adults reported smashing their fingers in the stroller. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, around 36,000 defective strollers were sold in the United States and Canada between 2006 and … [Read more...]

10,000 Lawsuits: Actos Injury Filing in Multidistrict Litigation 2299 Streamlined

Judge Rebecca Doherty signed a Direct Filing Order in April that allows any plaintiff to add their lawsuit directly to Actos Multidistrict Litigation 2299. In December 2011, a federal Judicial Panel consolidated several Actos lawsuits under one federal court, in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Honorable Rebecca Doherty is presiding over the … [Read more...]

Actos Linked to Vision Problems and Blindness

Takeda Pharmaceuticals currently faces hundreds of lawsuits for detrimental side effects of its popular diabetes drug Actos, which has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. In the midst of this whirlwind, a new 10-year study has linked Actos, and its rival Avandia, to an increased risk of diabetic macular edema. Macular edema occurs … [Read more...]

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