Bloomberg Reports Settlement Talks in Mesh Cases

Bloomberg is reporting that C.R. Bard, Endo Health Solutions, Boston Scientific, Cook, and Coloplast are in what Judge Goodwin described a “behind the scenes” settlement talks.  Johnson and Johnson (J&J) is reportedly NOT participating. Bard was held liable in two jury verdicts so far.  In July 2012, Bard lost an Avaulta case in a California [...]

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Toyota and Nissan Issue Recalls for Over 1.5 Million Worldwide

2008 Toyota Sienna On September 26, 2013, Toyota and Nissan announced two separate recalls that will affect over 1.5 million vehicles worldwide.  Toyota will be recalling 615,000 Sienna minivans in the United States.  The reason for the recall is that the minivan can shift out of park even if the driver is not [...]

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Another Plaintiffs Actos verdict, Another Verdict Thrown Out by Trial Judge

On September 26, 2013, a jury in Baltimore, Maryland, found that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. did not properly warn Diep An, an ex-U.S. Army translator, and his doctor about the risks of its Actos diabetes drug and ordered the company to pay more than $1.7 million in damages.  Jurors also found that An, a thirty year [...]

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California Supreme Court Victory for Generic Fosamax Users

On September 25, 2013, the California Supreme Court denied the generic Fosamax manufacturers petition for review thereby upholding the June 13, 2013 Court of Appeal decision allowing people injured by generic Fosamax to go forward in the Courts and hold the generic manufacturers responsible.  In denying the generic manufacturers Petition, the Supreme Court let stand [...]

By | September 25th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Fosamax Osteoporosis Drug|Comments Off on California Supreme Court Victory for Generic Fosamax Users

Honda Recalls 374,000 Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

Honda has announced that it will recall 374,000 vehicles to fix an airbag defect.  The problem is an electrical issue that could cause air bag deployment when there is no collision.  This recall affects 318,000 Honda Odyssey minivans from the 2003 and 2004 model years, and 56,000 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles from 2003. Click here [...]

By | September 24th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Honda Recalls 374,000 Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

DePuy September 23, 2013 Bellwether Trial Continued

On September 20, the Honorable David Katz presiding over the DePuy bellwether case, Ann McCracken v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., et. al., Case No. 11 dp 20485, continued the trial 90 days from September 24, 2013 “in the interest of justice”.  According to the Order, the Judge continued the trial so that the parties could complete [...]

By | September 23rd, 2013|DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on DePuy September 23, 2013 Bellwether Trial Continued

Bard Settles Another Vaginal Mesh Suit

On September 13, 2013, Bard settled Melanie Virgil’s claims that Bard’s Avaulta Plus insert caused urinary problems.  The case, Virgil v. C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR), ATL-L6917-10, Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Atlantic County (Atlantic City), was scheduled to go to trial on September 26.  According to the complaint, Virgil, a junior high school [...]

By | September 18th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Bard Settles Another Vaginal Mesh Suit

Another LabCorp Whistleblower Suit Unsealed

Hunter Laboratories of Campbell, CA and its chief executive Chris Reidel filed a whistleblower suit against Laboratory Corp of America Holdings (LabCorp) and Quest Diagnostics alleging the two giants gouged Medicaid system by billing the state system significantly higher amounts than they bill private insurers.  Originally filed in State court in December 2007, the case [...]

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Studies Show Increased Risk with da Vinci Robot Procedures

In a study published in the prestigious Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Green Journal) covering 804,551 benign hysterectomies in the United States in 2009 and 2010, patients undergoing surgeries using robots (including da Vinci robot) were more likely to have pneumonia post surgery, had the same complication rate as no robotic surgery, and paid $2500 [...]

By | September 11th, 2013|Da Vinci Robot Surgery|Comments Off on Studies Show Increased Risk with da Vinci Robot Procedures

Toyota Announces Three Recalls Affecting Over 1 Million Vehicles

Toyota announced three separate recalls that will affect over 1 million Toyota and Lexus models.  Toyota has recalled over 780,000 Toyota RAV4 sport utility vehicles and Lexus HS 250h autos because the rear suspension arm will loosen over time and develop damage to the rear tire rod.  This damage will eventually lead to a failure, [...]

By | September 9th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Announces Three Recalls Affecting Over 1 Million Vehicles