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Derek T. Braslow

Hernia Mesh Cases Move Forward with MDL

In December, I wrote a blog discussing the likelihood of MultiDistrict Litigation (MDL) for two manufacturers of a hernia mesh surgical device—Atrium Medical who produces C-Qur mesh and Ethicon, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, who recalled their Physiomesh […]

Scott R. Marshall

TORT DEFORM: Tort Reform and the Absurdity of Caps on Damages

I am a trial lawyer. I know our tort system well. I cannot stand frivolous claims, nor can I stand frivolous defenses. They have no place in our Civil Justice System. I also have no patience for disingenuousness. The assault […]

Roopal Luhana

Illinois Man Suffers Heater-Cooler Infection, Files Lawsuit

An Illinois man recently filed a new lawsuit against LivaNova PLC (formerly Sorin Group Deutschland GMBH), concerning the use of its allegedly contaminated heater-cooler unit during his open-heart surgery. The case was filed on February 23, 2017, in the U.S. […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

Defective Stryker V40 Metal Hip Lawsuits heading to Massachusetts

According to the Joint Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) all federally-filed Stryker LFit V40 hip lawsuits are be consolidated before one judge for coordinated pretrial proceedings, as part of a new multidistrict litigation (MDL). The Stryker LFit v40 is a […]

Roopal Luhana

Alabama Man Blames Stryker LFIT Component for Hip Implant Failure

An Alabama man has filed a Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He claims that after being implanted with the Stryker LFIT component, he suffered serious injuries. He seeks […]

Roopal Luhana

Patients at Risk for Zimmer Biomet Reverse Shoulder Dislocation

A recall announced in February 2017 could affect hundreds of patients who went through total shoulder replacement surgery. Shoulder replacements manufacturer Zimmer recalled a total of 3,662 Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral components because of higher than expected fracturing […]

Laurence Banville

Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Consolidated In Massachusetts Federal Court

The US Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML) has agreed to transfer dozens of prosthetic hip implant lawsuits to a central federal court in Massachusetts. The Panel of six federal judges announced its decision on April 5, 2017, consenting to a […]

Laurence Banville

Zimmer Biomet Recalls 3,000+ Shoulder Implants With Increased Fracture Rate

Leading medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet has recalled more than 3,000 shoulder implants that appear to fracture – inside patients – at alarming rates. As the US Food & Drug Administration notes, this is a Class I recall, signifying the highest […]

Laurence Banville

Hernia Mesh Class Action Surfaces In Canada, Citing Severe Complications

A group of Canadian patients has filed a class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, saying the company’s now-recalled hernia mesh product Physiomesh is “defective” in design. According to Canada’s CTV News, up to 30,000 Canadians may have undergone Physiomesh […]

Craig Kelley

Zimmer Biomet Class I Recall of Shoulder Replacement Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes that a Class I recall has been issued on the  Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder with a product description of Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System Humeral Tray Model 115340 distributed between October of […]