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Joseph H. Saunders

3.6 Million Dollar Jury Award in Bard Blood Filter Lawsuit

  A Phoenix, Arizona jury today found that C.R. Bard, a manufacturer of IVC blood filters should pay $3.6 million to plaintiff Sherri Booker who was 37 years old when a Bard G2 blood filter was implanted. Her blood filter […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Biomet Hip Implant Lawsuits Continue

It wasn’t so long ago that medical device makers led us to believe that metal-on-metal hip implants would revolutionize the industry and provide a better, safer alternative to older implant designs. But the revolution was short lived and the metal-on-metal […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

Smith and Nephew BHR Hip Injury claims moving forward

Smith and Nephew BHR Hip Injury claims moving forward. The Smith and Nephew orthopedic company is under fire over its line of Birmingham hip resurfacing hip implants. The major defense roadblock was the immunity shield the company threw up, claiming […]

Altom M. Maglio

Attorneys Ready for First Biomet M2a Metal-on-Metal Hip Trial in the US

The first Biomet M2a metal on metal hip replacement trial in the United States is set for September 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  It is a significant legal challenge to Biomet Orthopedics since the company has not yet faced a […]

James Humann

IVC FILTER UPDATE: Second Bard IVC Bellwether Case Moves Forward as MDL Judge Narrows the Issues for Trial

Currently, there are thousands of personal injury cases pending against Bard in the MDL and the first bellwether trial, Sherr-Una Booker v. C.R. Bard, Inc., et al., will soon be in the hands of an Arizona jury. Recently, District Judge David G. Campbell issued a ruling on Bard’s summary judgment motion that will define the issues for the second bellwether trial which is currently scheduled to begin on May 15, 2018.

Joseph H. Saunders

Sorin Stockert 3T Blood Heater Surgical Infection Lawsuits

After linking dozens of non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections in patients to blood heater-cooler devices, the the FDA issued a national safety communication in 2015. An additional safety communication followed in the summer of 2016 specifically noting Sorin’s Stockert 3T heater-cooler […]

John Bair

Essure Litigation Update: New Safety Warnings

During Women’s History Month, we at Milestone are reflecting particularly on the ways our civil justice system works to protect women who have been harmed by negligence. The legal battle against the pharmaceutical company Bayer over its permanent birth control […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

Knee Implant Patients Furious at DePuy Attune Failures

Knee Implant Patients Furious at DePuy Attune Failures. We are fielding many inquiries from knee implant patients who have been injured by the best selling knee implant device made by Johnson and Johnson and its unit DePuy Orthopaedics. Many of […]

Mike Daly

The Complications of Severe Hypophosphatemia and the Drug that Causes it: Injectafer

In recent years, intravenous iron medication has skyrocketed in popularity in the United States as a means of treatment for those 4.5 million Americans who suffer from Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). IDA is caused by a shortage of iron and […]

Mark Emison

Lax Medical Device Regulations Pose Threat to Public Health

Thousands of Americans have filed lawsuits against manufacturers of hip implants for failing to warn doctors and patients about their dangers. According to The New York Times, the medical device industry is ripe with loopholes that allow hip implants and other medical devices to be rushed to market, bypassing critical testing that would protect consumers.