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Philadelphia Mesh Verdicts Favoring Plaintiffs

In April 2017, a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury awarded $20 million to a woman from Burlington County, New Jersey. The woman brought a lawsuit against Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J), claiming that its transvaginal mesh […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Tennessee Man Blames Physiomesh for Chronic Pain

On May 22, 2017, a Tennessee man filed a Physiomesh lawsuit against manufacturer Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J). The plaintiff claims that after being implanted with Physiomesh to repair a hernia, he suffered from serious injuries. His […]

T. Thomas Metier

How Much Warning Is Enough in a Pharmaceutical Products Liability Claim?

For more than 50 years, the FDA never required Clomid to carry warnings suggesting birth defects associated with Clomid use prior to pregnancy.

Richard R. Schlueter

MAUDE Database Points to Problems with Exactech’s Optetrak Replacement Knee

First established in the early nineties, the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience—or MAUDE—database is mandated reporting system maintained by the Food and Drug Administration that allows for the posting of any event in which medical devices may have malfunctioned, […]

Roopal Luhana

Pennsylvania Man Brings New Claims for Stryker LFIT V40

A Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head lawsuit was filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania and transferred to the District of Massachusetts, where all federally filed Stryker LFIT lawsuits have been coordinated. Plaintiffs are residents of Pennsylvania and filed the […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Vascular Solutions Recalls More Catheters Due to Blood-Clot Risk

On June 22, 2017, the FDA announced that Vascular Solutions, Inc., a medical device company that manufactures products used in vascular procedures, had issued a worldwide recall of Venture Catheters. The company issued the recall on April 25, 2017, which […]

Roopal Luhana

Pittsburgh Hospitals on the Alert for Potential Heater-Cooler Infections

Pittsburgh scientific researcher Jack Rihs, recently released the results of a new study showing that contaminated Stockert 3T heater-cooler units may have put more patients at risk during open-chest surgeries than was previously believed. Rihs is the head of laboratory […]

Roopal Luhana

Tennessee Woman Files Claims Concerning Bard Hernia Mesh

On May 11, 2017, a Tennessee woman filed a Bard Hernia Mesh lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. She claims that after she was implanted with the Monofilament Soft Bard Mesh, she suffered from […]

Roopal Luhana

New Jersey Consolidates Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuits into New MCL

All Stryker hip replacement lawsuits filed in New Jersey state court have now been centralized into one court as part of a new multicounty litigation (MCL). According to a Notice to the Bar dated May 30, 2017, all cases involving […]

Roopal Luhana

Florida Woman to Have Physiomesh Surgically Removed

On May 16, 2017, a Florida woman filed an Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit in the Northern District of Florida. She claims that she suffered serious injuries after having Physiomesh implanted. The woman blames manufacturer Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson […]