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Hip Replacement Lawsuit News: Study Sees Rising Rate of Metal-on-Metal Hip Revision

New research indicates that 5-year-revision rates associated with metal-on-metal hip replacements began to increase significantly in 2007, reflecting changes in the way such patients were managed. Study Looked at Revision Rates Among 24,500+ Metal-on-Metal Hip Patients The study, which was … Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson Withdraws Ethicon’s Gynecare TVT Products from Australia Amid Continuing Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson is withdrawing Gynecare TVT pelvic mesh devices manufactured by its Ethicon, Inc. subsidiary from the Australian market, after the company failed to meet a deadline for updating the products’ “instructions for use” set by that country’s medical … Continue reading

Federal Court Allows Direct Filing of Proton Pump Inhibitor Kidney Lawsuits

Proton pump inhibitor lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals who suffered kidney failure and other renal complications allegedly related to treatment with Nexium, Prilosec, PrevAcid and similar heartburn drugs continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway … Continue reading

Physiomesh Lawsuit Plaintiffs to Submit Profile Forms in Federal Hernia Mesh Litigation

Hernia mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon, Inc.’s Physiomesh devices continue to move forward in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. According to a Practice and Procedure Order dated January 16th, plaintiffs with cases currently pending in the litigation are … Continue reading

Illinois Heart Failure Lawsuit Targets Onglyza, Kombiglyze XR

An Illinois man recently filed a heart failure lawsuit accusing AstraZeneca and other drug makers of concealing the risks associated with Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR. Saxagliptin Allegations According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court, Central District of … Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson Accused of Concealing Alleged Mesothelioma Risk, as First New Jersey Talcum Powder Lawsuit Heads to Trial

New Jersey convened its first talcum powder trial earlier this month, opening a new front in the litigation involving the alleged link between Johnson & Johnson’s talc-powders and cancer. The talcum powder lawsuit, which is pending in Middlesex Superior Court, … Continue reading

Varubi Injectable Emulsion Causing Anaphylaxis, Other Hypersensitivity Reactions, FDA Warns

Tesaro, Inc. is updating the prescribing information for Varubi injectable emulsion, following reports linking the anti-nausea medication to anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock and other serious hypersensitivity reaction, including some cases that required patients to be hospitalized. What is Varubi Injectable Emulsion? … Continue reading

Cordis Latest Medical Device Manufacturer to Face IVC Filter Lawsuits

Cordis Corp. is the latest medical device maker caught up in the litigation involving allegedly defective IVC (inferior vena cava) filters. Two Dozen Cordis IVC Filter Lawsuits Now Pending in U.S. Courts According to a report recently published by Law.com, … Continue reading

Nexium Lawsuit News: Federal Proton Pump Inhibitor Litigation Plans to Convene “Science Day” this Spring

The federal court overseeing hundreds of Nexium lawsuits and other product liability claims involving the alleged link between proton pump inhibitors and serious kidney complications has indicated that it will convene a “Science Day” in the Spring. According to a … Continue reading

Beverly Hills Doctor Says He Was Poisoned by Cipro Side Effects

A Beverly Hills doctor who suffered debilitating complications following treatment with Cipro was shocked to learn how little he knew about the risks potentially associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics. “You know, as a medical doctor, every medication — there’s gonna be side … Continue reading

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