James Humann

Complications Associated with Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter May be Introduced in Upcoming Trial Concerning Bard’s G2 IVC Filter

On March 1, 2018, the Court ruled that evidence of the Bard Recovery IVC filter problems may be introduced during the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation 2641 (MDL 2641). The Court stated that it would be difficult to try the Booker case without evidence of the Recovery filter and the problems it encountered. Accordingly, Bard’s motion to exclude the evidence was denied and reported problems with the Bard Recovery filter will be fair play in the Booker trial next week.

Joseph H. Saunders

Surgical Warming Blanket Infection Lawsuits Move Forward

In December 2017 thousands of plaintiffs pursuing Bair Hugger lawsuits for hip and knee replacement infections allegedly caused by the surgical warming system learned that the federal judge overseeing their cases refused to bar their preferred expert witnesses from testifying. This was […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Cordis Surgical Blood Filter Device Lawsuits Grow

Litigation continues to grow against Cordis Corportion, manufacturer of the Trap OptEase and TrapEase IVC filters, nickel titanium alloy devices indicated for use in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism. Three IVC filter lawsuits are currently pending in Florida’s Palm Beach […]

Roopal Luhana

Nuvasive Magec System Linked to Corrosion and Implant Failure

Children with early onset scoliosis are often prescribed a treatment in which “growing rods” are implanted in the body along the spine to help straighten out the curvature of the spine as the child grows. The treatment is difficult because, […]

Joseph H. Saunders

DePuy Attune Knee Implant Failures Continue

Patients who have received a DePuy Synthes Attune knee replacement have experienced an unusually high rate of early failure of the tibial component. Many experts say that estimate is far to low since it fails to consider unreported events. A […]

Derek T. Braslow

Hernia Mesh Problems Continue into 2018

It was not far into the New Year when Ethicon, Inc.—a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary—was named in a hernia mesh lawsuit filed in Idaho by a plaintiff who claims to have suffered from chronic pain and prolonged abdominal weakness for […]

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.

Eric T. Chaffin

FDA Announces Zoll LifeVest Recall After One Reported Death

On January 14, 2018, the FDA alerted the public and healthcare professionals to a Class 2 recall of the Zoll LifeVest Sure-T Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Model 4000).  A Class 2 recall indicates a situation in which the use of the […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

First Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Trial set for March

First Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Trial set for March. As injured IVC filter plaintiffs wait for their day in court, the first Bard IVC filter bellwether trial is off to the races on March 14 in Phoenix, Arizona. The over […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

Why do Smith Nephew Birmingham Hips fail?

Why do Smith Nephew Birmingham Hips fail? As the U.S. population ages, hip joint deterioration from a variety of causes has become more common-place. Hip joint deterioration leads to pain, stiffness, and difficulty walking. Since these symptoms are progressive, patients […]