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Bayer Awaiting Third Monsanto Roundup Verdict

Bayer AG could be facing its largest Monsanto Roundup verdict yet, after a plaintiffs’ attorney urged jurors in California to consider $1 billion in damages as punishment for the German company’s purported glyphosate cover-up. 2 Previous Juries Ordered Bayer to … Continue reading

FDA Panel Meeting to Address Surgical Stapler Injuries

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will convene an advisory panel meeting later this month to address injuries and complications associated with the use of surgical staplers and internal staple systems. The two-day meeting of the General & Plastic … Continue reading

3M Military Earplugs Plaintiffs Can Now File Directly in Federal MDL

Veterans who blame the 3M Company’s military earplugs for their service-related hearing loss and tinnitus may now file lawsuits directly in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida. All federally-filed product liability claims involving 3M Combat Arms Earplug, Version … Continue reading

Janssen Agrees to Risperdal Settlement in Key Punitive Damages Case

Janssen Pharmaceuticals has apparently agreed to settle a Risperdal lawsuit that helped open the door to punitive damages in similar cases. Risperdal Settlement Resolves Gynecomastia Claim Plaintiff Timothy Strange, a Wisconsin resident, was prescribed Risperdal as a child to control … Continue reading

Updated U.K. Guidelines for MRI Contrast Dyes Address Gadolinium Retention Concerns

The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists recently issued updated guidelines to address the risks associated with gadolinium-based MRI contrast dyes, especially recent concerns surrounding the possible retention of gadolinium in the brain and other parts of he boy. U.K. Gadolinium … Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Settlements Hit $1 Billion Mark

Johnson & Johnson has reportedly agreed to pay $1 billion to settle thousands of personal injury claims involving a metal-on-metal version of its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary’s Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. Pinnacle Hip Replacement Settlements: What’s Known Nearly 10,000 Depuy Pinnacle … Continue reading

FDA Warning Letter Slammed Injectafer Advertising Video’s Misleading Claims

An early Injectafer advertising campaign wasn’t well-received at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), judging from a January 2015 Warning Letter. Injectafer and Anemia Injectafer (ferric carboxymaltose injection) is an intravenous medication that treats adults suffering from iron deficiency … Continue reading

Michigan Veteran Joins Growing Litigation Over 3M Combat Arms Earplugs

A Michigan veteran who left the service with partial hearing loss and tinnitus has joined the fast-growing litigation over the 3M Company’s Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2. Gale Jugovich, of Portland, Michigan, was a member of the U.S. Army from … Continue reading

Jury Selection Starts Next Week for Fourth C.R. Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Trial

The fourth bellwether trial involving C.R. Bard’s retrievable IVC filters will soon get underway in the U.S. District, District of Arizona, where jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 13th. More than 7,000 Bard IVC filter lawsuits are … Continue reading

FDA Rejects Textured Breast Implant Ban, Despite Cancer Link

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has decided against banning textured breast implants, despite hundreds of reports linking the devices to a rare form of cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The agency apparently doesn’t believe … Continue reading

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