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Malpractice Suit Alleges Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury

Ava Lawson | December 19th, 2013 | Posted in Birth Injury Lawsuits
Malpractice Suit Alleges Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury
A cerebral palsy lawsuit filed in Illinois Circuit Court accuses health care providers of failing to heed signs of fetal distress. The plaintiffs say that as a direct and proximate result of this negligence, their child was born with hydrocephalus and permanent brain damage. For the minor’s cerebral palsy birth injury, the claimants are demanding more than $50,000 in damages, to be determined at trial... Read full article

Missouri Woman Sues DePuy Over Pinnacle Hip Metallosis

Ava Lawson | December 18th, 2013 | Posted in Depuy Hip Recall, News
Missouri Woman Sues DePuy Over Pinnacle Hip Metallosis
Kuhler vs. DePuy Orthopedics is the latest Pinnacle hip lawsuit filed in district court. The product liability claim was brought on December 11, 2013, and alleges the Pinnacle Acetubular Cup caused the plaintiff to suffer severe and permanent injuries. This isn’t the first case alleging Pinnacle hip metallosis, as dozens of other patients are suing DePuy based on similar complications... Read full article

New MDL Proposed to Address Neomedic Sling Lawsuits

Jenn Fusion | December 18th, 2013 | Posted in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
New MDL Proposed to Address Neomedic Sling Lawsuits
With at least 22 Neomedic sling lawsuits filed so far, plaintiffs have motioned for the creation of coordinated litigation in West Virginia federal court, where six other MDLs are pending. Judge Goodwin and transvaginal mesh lawyers are currently combing through more than 36,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits. Neomedic argues that adding one more MDL will only complicate matters and instead urged for a “wait and see” approach... Read full article

Judge Penalizes Boehringer Ingelheim for Discovery Violations

Jacky Gale | December 18th, 2013 | Posted in Pradaxa Lawsuits
Judge Penalizes Boehringer Ingelheim for Discovery Violations
On December 9, 2013, Judge Herndon levied a fine of nearly $1 million on Boehringer Ingelheim. The company was found to have repeatedly interfered with the discovery process by failing to preserve evidence. Plaintiffs who filed Pradaxa lawsuits had requested that action be taken about the matter. The company is accused of neglecting to warn patents about life-threatening Pradaxa bleeding complications... Read full article

New Hampshire Couple Sues Takeda Over Actos Side Effects

Laura Woods | December 17th, 2013 | Posted in Actos Lawsuits
New Hampshire Couple Sues Takeda Over Actos Side Effects
A new Actos lawsuit was added to ongoing multidistrict litigation currently pending in the Western District of Louisiana. The lawsuit was brought by a New Hampshire couple, who allege the husband developed bladder cancer after taking the prescription drug Actos, manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. They accuse the defendants of failing to properly warn of potentially severe Actos side effects. The plaintiffs are suing the defendants on eight counts... Read full article

Bellwether Selection Process in Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuits

Staff Writer | December 17th, 2013 | Posted in Zoloft Lawsuits
Bellwether Selection Process in Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuits
More than 420 Zoloft lawsuits are pending, brought by plaintiffs who experienced side effects of Zoloft during pregnancy. To aid in settlement talks for these 420 claims, several bellwether trials will go forward, giving plaintiffs and defendants an idea of how their cases will be received by juries. Bellwether cases must be selected that are representative of the majority of Zoloft lawsuits. The judge has now announced the process for determining which cases will go forward... Read full article

Ohio Plaintiff Joins Zimmer NexGen MDL

Jacky Gale | December 16th, 2013 | Posted in Zimmer Knee Lawsuits
Ohio Plaintiff Joins Zimmer NexGen MDL
On December 6, 2013, Donna Scarafile’s complaint joined many other Zimmer NexGen Knee implant lawsuits pending in the MDL. She claims that after she received her implant, she experienced significant pain. It was found that the device had become loose. Along with her Zimmer knee lawyer, the plaintiff is demanding compensatory and punitive damages... Read full article

Massachusetts Couple Secures $4.25 Million Birth Injury Settlement

Jenn Fusion | December 13th, 2013 | Posted in Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits
Massachusetts Couple Secures $4.25 Million Birth Injury Settlement
Nothing is more heartbreaking than a healthy term baby suffering lifelong disability due to C-section mistakes. In a recent birth injury settlement, doctors failed to perform timely surgery, which caused seizures and hypoxia in the infant. The brain damage settlement totaled $4.25 million, as hospital staff acknowledged their error before a trial could commence... Read full article

EMA Evaluates Risks of Yaz and Yasmin Side Effects

Jacky Gale | December 13th, 2013 | Posted in Yaz Lawsuits
EMA Evaluates Risks of Yaz and Yasmin Side Effects
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched an eight-month study to evaluate Yaz and Yasmin side effects. It found that although there was a higher Yaz blood clot risk as compared to other birth control pills, the medication was still safe for many women to take. Other studies have contradicted this conclusion, pointing to a 77 percent increase in the risk of hospitalization due to cardiovascular problems. Thousands of women have filed lawsuits against Bayer, claiming Yaz and Yasmin have caused them to develop life-threatening blood clots... Read full article

Stryker Settles Bribery Charge for $13.2 Million

Ava Lawson | December 13th, 2013 | Posted in Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits
Stryker Settles Bribery Charge for $13.2 Million
According to 3rd quarter earnings reports submitted by Stryker, the company indicates that it could spend between $700 million and $1.13 billion to settle Stryker hip recall lawsuits involving the Rejuvenate and ABG II implants. Funds dispersed in the Stryker hip settlement have negatively impacted sales, with net profits down 70 percent for the third quarter of 2013... Read full article