Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Bellwether Cases Trials Scheduled

On August 29, 2013, Judge Joseph Goodwin announced the bellwether case schedule for the Boston Scientific vaginal mesh cases occurring in West Virginia.  The following cases were selected for the first and second bellwether trials in this MDL: Carol Lynn Fawcett, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corp. 2:12-cv-07497 Pinnacle Roseanne Sanchez, et al. v. Boston [...]

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GM Recalls 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze Vehicles

General Motors [GM] will be recalling nearly 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze automobiles, because of  problems with the electric vacuum pump that provides supplemental brake assistance.  The models being recalled are from 2011 and 2012.  These Cruze automobiles were equipped with a 1.4L DOHC gasoline turbo engine, front wheel drive, 6-speed automatic transmission, and equipped with an [...]

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Lipitor and Other Statins Cause and Effect Relationship with Onset of Diabetes

Dr. Eric Topol is a cardiologist with the Scripps Clinic and a recognized pioneer in the field of cardiovascular medicine.  For fourteen years, he ran the Cleveland Health Clinic, has authored over 1100 articles and 30 books, and was a founder of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. An OP Ed article he wrote [...]

By | August 28th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Lipitor|Comments Off on Lipitor and Other Statins Cause and Effect Relationship with Onset of Diabetes

Takeda’s Future after Losing Actos Patent

In 2012, Takeda’s profit dropped 53% and net profit was down 14% in the last nine months of 2012. Why? Because medical studies have demonstrated the causal connection between Takeda’s flagship diabetes drug Actos and bladder cancer and Takeda also lost its exclusivity patent on its foundation product diabetes treatment.  Actos accounted for more than [...]

By | August 26th, 2013|Actos Diabetes Drug, Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Takeda’s Future after Losing Actos Patent

Nissan Issues Pair of Recalls for 15,489 New Versa Note Hatchbacks

Nissan is recalling 15,489 2014 Versa Note compact vehicles due to issues involving the installation of certain bolts in the automobile.  There are two recalls associated with this vehicle.  The first recall affects Versa Note vehicles manufactured between April 23, 2013, and July 5, 2013.  The rear seat latch bolts may have been manufactured incorrectly [...]

By | August 23rd, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Nissan Issues Pair of Recalls for 15,489 New Versa Note Hatchbacks

Bard Settles Queen Avaulta Solo Vaginal Mesh Suit

On August 21, 2013, after a jury of five men and four women had been selected and opening statements in the trial were ready to commence, the parties in the Wanda Queen vs. C.R. Bard Inc. Avaulta vaginal mesh case settled.  The amount was not disclosed.  Ms. Queen had the mesh inserted because of pelvic [...]

By | August 21st, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Bard Settles Queen Avaulta Solo Vaginal Mesh Suit

Korean Automobile Makers Hyundai and Kia Recall 259,000 Vehicles

2008 Hyundai Sonata On August 14, Hyundai and their subsidiary Kia announced that they would recall 259,000 automobiles in two separate actions.  These recalls affect 4 different vehicle models produced by the two Korean automobile manufacturers.  According to Jim Trainer, a spokes person for Hyundai, the company is not aware of any accidents [...]

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Bard Faces Future after Cisson Verdict

In 2012, Bard lost its first vaginal mesh case and was ordered to pay $3.6 million following the California state court jury's decision.  On August 15, 2013, a West Virginia jury ordered Bard to pay $2 million to Donna Cisson for her injuries due to her use of what the jury found to be the [...]

By | August 19th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Bard Faces Future after Cisson Verdict

Cisson vs. Bard: $2 Million Victory for Donna Cisson

On August 15, 2013, after about 12 hours of deliberation, the jury found for Donna Cisson in her vaginal mesh trial against manufacturer C.R.Bard Inc, and found damages in the amount of $250,000 and $1.75 million in punitive damages.  The jury found that Bard failed to provide adequate warnings as to the defects in its [...]

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Best Lawyers Names Brandi Law Firm to Tier One Ranking

The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers 2014 rankings were announced and The Brandi Law Firm is ranked in Tier 1 nationally for Mass Tort Litigation, and Class Actions - Plaintiffs; in Tier 1 in the metropolitan area for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiffs; Personal injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation - [...]

By | August 15th, 2013|Firm News|Comments Off on Best Lawyers Names Brandi Law Firm to Tier One Ranking