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Brett Emison

Trial Court: Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuits Will Proceed to Trial

In a critical victory for victims of Bair Hugger warming blanket infections, the trial judge presiding over thousands of hip and knee joint infection lawsuits ruled this week that the claims will continue against 3M over its Bair Hugger forced […]

Roopal Luhana

Iowa Man Endures Vision Loss & Years of Treatments Due to Heater-Cooler Infection

On October 17, 2017, an Iowa family filed a new Stockert 3T heater-cooler infection lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. The plaintiff claims that he was exposed to Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) bacteria and […]

Roopal Luhana

Defendants Seek Consolidation in 3T Heater-Cooler Litigation

The makers of the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Systems (“3T System”) have filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML” to “Panel”) asking the Panel to transfer and consolidate all pending and forthcoming 3T System lawsuits filed […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

Australia bans Vaginal Mesh products as ‘too risky’

Australia bans Vaginal Mesh products as ‘too risky’ according to a report in the Guardian newspaper. Transvaginal mesh medical products used by surgeons to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence have been banned by Australia’s government medical devices […]

Roopal Luhana

Judge Sets Schedule for First Bair Hugger Bellwether Trials

In December 2015, all federally-filed Bair Hugger warming blanket lawsuits were consolidated into one court in the District of Minnesota. At the time there were about 50 cases pending in various districts, but now, that number has increased to more […]

Craig Kelley

Johnson & Johnson Will Pay Millions for Metal on Metal Hip Implants

Inserra Kelley Sewell has given its readership information in the past on the defective Pinnacle metal on metal replacement, with currently more than 9,000 cases filed against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy. A test case recently saw a jury award […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

J&J DePuy Pinnacle Metal Hip Verdict

Latest J&J DePuy Pinnacle Metal Hip Verdict. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy have been whacked again in the latest Texas DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant case to go to trial. The latest round of Johnson & Johnson DePuy Pinnacle hip failure […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

First Cook IVC Filter Injury Verdict for the Defense

First Cook IVC Filter Injury Verdict for the Defense. Recently a federal jury found for Cook Medical, the maker of Cook Celect, and Gunther Tulip IVC Filters, which are a popular brand of IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filters. The jury […]

Derek T. Braslow

New Study Says Heart Stents Are Ineffective for Pain

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 735,000 people suffer a heart attack each year in the U.S.—making heart disease the leading cause of death in America. Since the mid-1980s when the first coronary stent was […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Texas Woman Says Physiomesh Design Increases Risk of Inflammation

On October 9, 2017, a Texas woman filed a new Physiomesh lawsuit against manufacturer Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J). She filed the case in the Eastern District of Texas, but it has since been transferred to the […]