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Federal Court Overseeing Nexium, Prilosec & PrevAcid Lawsuits Convenes October Status Conference

The federal court overseeing hundreds of kidney injury lawsuits involving Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors convened its most recent Status Conference on October 11, 2017. According to a Joint Status Report prepared by the parties ahead of the conference, … Continue reading

City Attorney Launches Probe After CNN Details Rising Use of Nuedexta Among Los Angeles Nursing Home Patients

The City Attorney for Los Angeles has launched a new investigation, following broadcast of a CNN report detailing the rising use of Nuedexta among elderly nursing home patients, especially in Southern California. According to the cable network, Mark Feuer is … Continue reading

Court Overseeing Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox Lawsuits Amends Bellwether Trial Schedule

Peripheral neuropathy lawsuits involving Avelox, Cipro and Levaquin continue to move forward in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. According to an Order dated October 12th, the Court has amended the pretrial schedule … Continue reading

Second Testosterone Lawsuit Jury Awards AndroGel Plaintiff More than $140 Million

A Chicago federal jury has awarded over $140 million to a Tennessee man who accused AbbVie, Inc. of misrepresenting the cardiovascular risks associated with its AndroGel testosterone drug. The case was the second bellwether trial in a litigation involving more … Continue reading

Parties to Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Parties Preparing for “Science Day”

Hernia mesh lawsuits involving Atrium Medical Corp.’s C-Qur devices continue to move forward in the U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, where all such federally-filed claims have been consolidated for the purpose of coordinated pretrial proceedings. According to a … Continue reading

Judge Overseeing Pennsylvania Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Allows Plaintiffs to Conduct Additional Ethicon Depositions

The Pennsylvania judge overseeing dozens of transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas will allow plaintiffs to conduct limited depositions of a corporate designee and the strategic sourcing manager for Ethicon, Inc. Ethicon is facing more than 100 lawsuits … Continue reading

Studies Suggest Proton Pump Inhibitors May Have Contributed to Rising Incidence of Chronic Liver Disease

A series of studies conducted by University of California San Diego researchers suggest that proton pump inhibitors like Nexium may be contributing to the rising incidence of chronic kidney disease. The research, which appears in Nature Communications, involved mouse models, … Continue reading

341 DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuit Plaintiffs Head to Trial in the U.K.

The U.K.’s first trial involving a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle Hip Replacement System got underway this week in London. The case involves 341 plaintiffs and according to Bloomberg News, is one of the largest product liability group actions … Continue reading

Recent Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filings Include Claims Against Ethicon, C.R. Bard

Two new hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed on behalf of plaintiffs who allegedly suffered serious complications following implantation of Ethicon, Inc.’s Physiomesh product and C.R. Bard, Inc.’s Ventralex ST device. Bard Ventralex ST Hernia Mesh Blamed for Hernia Recurrence … Continue reading

Court Overseeing Cook Medical IVC Filter Lawsuits Addresses Defense Motion Seeking Access to Plaintiff’s Social Media Data

The federal court overseeing thousands of IVC filter lawsuits filed against Cook Medical, Inc. has ruled on a defense motion seeking to compel discovery and access to a bellwether trial plaintiff’s social media posts. Cook Medical Sought Access to Plaintiff’s Social … Continue reading

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