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Dori Milner

New Study Questions Use of IVC Filters in Trauma Patients

A new study suggests that IVC filters may not help people who are at risk of dangerous blood clots to improve their chances of survival. These devices have a number of potentially dangerous side effects, including perforation of the vena […]

Steven Cohn

Parties Agree to Settlements in Two GM Ignition Switch Lawsuits in New York

General Motors (GM) announced on September 5, 2016, that it had settled the last two bellwether cases concerning GM’s faulty ignition switch. The last of the four cases was scheduled to go to trial on September 12th. Over 200 cases […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Honda Announces Additional Takata Air Bag Recall of Over 650,000 Vehicles

Honda has announced that it’s recalling over 650,000 more vehicles—this time, in Japan—because of potentially defective Takata air bags. That will raise the total number of Hondas recalled because of these air bags to about 51 million worldwide. The automaker […]

Dori Milner

Xarelto Mass Tort Adopts MDL Bellwether Selection Process

In January 2015, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Kevin Dougherty created a mass tort docket for all state-filed Xarelto lawsuits. At that time, about 75 cases were centralized in the same court, with plaintiffs alleging excessive bleeding injuries after […]

Roopal Luhana

Number of PPI Lawsuits Increasing in Federal Courts

The number of lawsuits filed against the makers of heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec continues to increase. These drugs belong to a class of medications called “proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)”. They reduce the production of stomach acid and are […]

Dori Milner

Testosterone MDL Judge Determines Schedule for Bellwether Trials

All federally filed testosterone-replacement lawsuits were consolidated into the Northern District of Illinois in June 2014. Since then, the parties have been working toward selecting a small number of cases to serve as the initial bellwether trials, which are typically […]

Roopal Luhana

Illinois Man Seeks $10 Million in Nexium Chronic Kidney Disease Lawsuit

On August 26, 2016, an Illinois man filed a new Nexium lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He names Nexium manufacturer AstraZeneca as defendant, and claims that after he took the heartburn drug, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

GM Recalls Another 4.3 Million Vehicles Because of Air Bag Issues

Millions of Takata air bags have been recalled worldwide because of a potential defect in the inflator. The propellant used can be unstable, particularly after it’s been sitting for years in a car that “lives” in a hot, humid climate. […]

Dori Milner

Health Canada Warns of IVC Filter Complications

In 2010, the FDA warned that inferior vena cava (IVC) filters—small, cage-like devices implanted to capture blood clots and prevent them from reaching the lungs—had been associated with 921 adverse event reports. Over 300 of these involved device migration, where […]

Dori Milner

California Woman Has Cook Celect Filter Arm Lodged in Her Heart

On August 22, 2016, a California woman filed a new Cook IVC filter lawsuit in the Central District of California. She named Cook Medical as the defendants. The plaintiff asserts that after being implanted with a Cook IVC filter, she […]