Virgilio Solis

Latest Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling permits Punitive Damages in Philadelphia Risperdal Suits

On January 9, 2018, a three-judge Superior Court panel handed down a decision that could significantly change the landscape of the Philadelphia Risperdal Docket. The three-judge panel ruled that plaintiffs in the Philadelphia cases may apply the law of their […]

Roopal Luhana

FDA Announces Limbrel Recall

On January 28, 2018, the FDA alerted consumers and their healthcare providers to the fact that Primus Pharmaceuticals had implemented a recall of all Limbrel products due to rare but potentially serious health risks. Primus is notifying distributors and is […]

Valerie Johnson

Pain Killer Limits for Workers’ Compensation Claimants?

Like many states, North Carolina has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, and workers’ compensation claimants are particularly vulnerable, because they must find a way to control their pain, so they can get back to work.

James Humann

Hernia Mesh Litigation Moves Forward as MDL Court Establishes Case Selection Timeline and Bellwether Date for Ethicon Physiomesh

Hernia Mesh Litigation Moves Forward as MDL Court Establishes Pretrial Timeline and Bellwether Date for Ethicon Physiomesh. After years of battling transvaginal mesh lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon finds itself at the forefront of the expanding litigation over defective hernia mesh products.

Craig Kelley

Salmonella Health Alert With Fareway Chicken Salad

There is a new alert out from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Salmonella dangers with chicken salad made and distributed by Fareway grocery stores based in Iowa.  Fareway distributed the subject chicken salad, […]

Roopal Luhana

JPML Orders Transfer of Onglyza Lawsuits to Eastern District of Kentucky

On February 2, 2018, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML” or “panel”) ordered that all federally-filed Onglyza (saxagliptin) lawsuits be centralized in the Eastern District of Kentucky.  That means a total of 84 cases pending in over 26 […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

Pennsylvania Onglyza Complications Led To Heart Failure

Viola Chapman, from Pennsylvania, used the popular new type 2 diabetes medication Onglyza, and within a year developed serious heart failure complications. Chapman through a personal representative filed her personal injury and product liability lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb, and AstraZeneca […]

John Bair

Performance Enhancing Drugs: Are College Students in Danger?

A hot topic on our blog recently has been our nation’s opioid epidemic, as it’s an issue that’s particularly close to our hearts at Milestone and relevant to millions of Americans. Our settlement planners have assisted many injured clients who […]

James Humann

COOK IVC FILTER UPDATE: MDL Court Denies Cook’s Motion to Sever and Orders Remand of Blood Clot Filter Cases to State Court Based on the Forum Defendant Rule

The U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Indiana ordered remand for several Cook IVC filter cases that had been improperly removed to the multidistrict litigation (MDL 2570) from their respective state courts in South Dakota, Texas, and California.

The central question decided by District Judge Richard L. Young was whether medical malpractice claims against in-state implanting physicians should be severed from the product liability claims against the manufacturer.

John W. Fraser

Medical Marijuana Use on Bond or Probation: Making the Case

I get asked by folks all the time whether they will be permitted to use medical marijuana while they are on probation or while they are on bond with a criminal matter pending. Many of these individuals have found that […]