Plaintiffs Aim to Depose J&J CEO in DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit

DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit   Eight former Johnson & Johnson executives are slated to testify in the DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit against DePuy Orthopedics ASR device. The DePuy ASR is a metal-on-metal hip replacement device. Originally, DePuy claimed the devices were safer and sturdier than other hip replacement devices, which are … [Read more...]

International Cat Fight Ends With $1 million Personal Injury Lawsuit

Passion runs high during New York Fashion Week, and this year the tension exploded in a slap heard around the world. The spat was reportedly caused by several front-row seats – the seats for people who want to be seen at the high-end event – were removed by fire marshals. “About 30 minutes before Zac Posen’s scheduled start, fire marshals decided … [Read more...]

In Wake of Anthony Rollins, Anchorage Police Dept Implements New Policies

Despite a reported $30 million budget deficit for the city of Anchorage, Alaska, the APD says it will make drastic changes outlined in an independent report to defend against another Anthony Rollins. Earlier this month, personal injury lawsuits against the municipality settled with Rollins’ victims for $5.5 million. Rollins was convicted last year … [Read more...]

Actos Litigation Will Use New Predictive Coding to Sort Documents

The multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Takeda Pharmaceuticals and their Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos, is taking an interesting step forward with some technological help. The MDL was originally formed to help consolidate several similar cases against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, which allege that their drug Actos led to bladder cancer. Several … [Read more...]

NY Workers Compensation Claims Get “Personal”

New York workers compensation claims have been defined more narrowly by the Court of Appeals. According to a recent press release, a woman filed suit after her initial worker’s compensation claim was denied. The woman, who was an employee of New York State Department of Law, was riding the shuttle bus to the parking lot when she had a confrontation … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Products Show Up on eBay

Despite a voluntary recall earlier this year, C.R. Bard’s Avaulta Plus products are showing up for sale on eBay. The first transvaginal mesh implant was approved for use in 1996 – the ProteGen device. Although Boston Scientific later recalled the device, a loophole in FDA regulations called 510(k) allows similar devices to go through and … [Read more...]

US Drug Watchdog Fights Aggressively Against Transvaginal Mesh

Initially, transvaginal mesh was designed to help women suffering pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The FDA promoted the devices as minimally-invasive, and specifically designed to work with women’s bodies. However, since 1999, when the first vaginal mesh device was recalled due to failures, women have been … [Read more...]

Federal Review Finds Whistleblower Claims Not Investigated Properly

A recent survey of programming inspections by OSHA revealed major flaws in how whistleblower cases are handled. The report showed that state labor officials routinely fail to properly investigate complaints from whistleblowers of retaliation in the workplace. Per the PDF of the investigation: “The evaluation of the program identified issues in … [Read more...]

Singer Patti LaBelle’s Personal Injury Lawsuit Settled, But Deal May Not Go Through

Patti LaBelle agreed last week to pay $100,000 in a personal injury settlement filed against her. However, according to her lawyer, the deal may not go through. In November of 2010, LaBelle allegedly verbally abused, and attempted to physically abuse, a woman and her 17-month-old daughter in an apartment building in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. … [Read more...]

Scottish Study Shows Overdose Drug Helps Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

A study from researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands shows that a drug used to reverse paracetamol overdose could help prevent blood clots in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Professor Ian Megson, at the University’s Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science, studied the drug N-acetylcysteine’s effect on platelets, which … [Read more...]

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