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Dori Milner

Court Selects First Three Cook IVC Filter Bellwether Trials

On July 19, 2016, the Cook IVC MDL court selected three cases that will be the first to go to trial in the consolidated federal litigation. In October 2014, all Cook IVC filter lawsuits were consolidated into one court in […]

Roopal Luhana

Plaintiffs Seek Class Action Status and $5 Million in Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit

More than 600 Bard IVC filter lawsuits are pending in court, with all federally filed cases consolidated in the District of Arizona in August 2015. A new case, filed on May 5, 2016, has now joined the MDL in Arizona. […]

Roopal Luhana

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Investigates Duodenoscope-Related Infections

Over the past few years, a number of hospitals and medical centers across the country have been plagued with outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections that they later found were linked to duodenoscopes—small, tube-like devices used to diagnose and treat health issues […]

Dori Milner

Missouri Woman Files Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit, Claiming Back Pain

On November 24, 2015, a St. Louis, Missouri woman filed a new Bard IVC filter lawsuit in the Eastern District of Missouri. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) established the Bard IVC filter MDL in August, with all […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Medical Malpractice Caps and Your Settlement

Here is a common scenario: You or a family member is suffering from a physical ailment that requires surgery. You do your research, get all of the correct referrals, pick a date and go in for the procedure. After surgery […]

Roopal Luhana

After FDA Morcellator Warning, Surgical Robot Manufacturer Reduces Projected Growth

Following the FDA warning concerning power morcellators in uterine surgery, Intuitive Surgical, makers of the da Vinci robot, cut back on its projection for growth. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the technology company had initially expected […]

Roopal Luhana

Morcellation Tied with Increased Cancer Risk—Patients Uninformed

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported in March 2014 that between 1983 and 2010, a total of 13 women developed unexpected uterine cancer after having gone through uterine surgery. In most cases, fibroids are benign tumors that […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Stryker Setting a Precedent of Settlements in Rejuvenate Lawsuits

In the summer of 2012, Stryker issued a voluntary product recall for both the Rejuvenate and the ABG II implants, stating the metal components could rub against one another, causing fretting and corrosion that could lead to side effects like […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Johnson & Johnson to Pay Penalty in Vaginal Mesh Litigation

On February 4, 2014, Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon were ordered by a judge to pay for not preserving evidence in In re Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation.  This litigation comes after the U.S. Food and Drug […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Stryker Agrees to Settlement in Four Rejuvenate/ABG II Lawsuits

In the summer of 2012, Stryker implemented a voluntary recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement systems. They stated the devices presented “potential risks associated with modular-neck stems” that could lead to pain, swelling, tissue reactions, and premature […]