Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday.
The company was accused of seeking ...
DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...
An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.
An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...
Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...
The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.
In recent months, lawsuits have been mounting against the maker of the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) over a serious condition known as pseudotumor cerebri. Bayer Pharmaceuticals is the maker of Mirena. Bayer is facing lawsuits over allegations that it minimized … Continue reading →
A recent court order indicates that 15 cases will be selected as eligible for potential inclusion in the Second Disposition Pool of the Mirena IUD multidistrict litigation (MDL). According to the order, the plaintiffs’ and the defendants’ parties will select … Continue reading →
A recent court order has directed the parties to select seven cases that may be included in the second Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) trial. According to a court order filed on March 17, 2015, each side must select seven cases … Continue reading →
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week three proposals to study the quality and effectiveness of long-acting generic drug products, including levonorgestrel birth control products. The FDA made the announcements on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) website … Continue reading →
Records obtained from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reveal tens of thousands of injury reports tied to use of the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). The Mirena IUD is manufactured and marketed by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals The investigation, conducted … Continue reading →
The Mirena IUD, manufactured and marketed by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, is the focus of yet another personal injury lawsuit. This time, a New Mexico woman alleges that she suffered serious injuries as a result of being implanted with the birth … Continue reading →
A Colorado woman who claims she was seriously injured by a Bayer Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) that perforated her uterus has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. As described in the complaint, the plaintiff had a Mirena IUD inserted … Continue reading →
Another Mirena IUD lawsuit has been filed over alleged injuries. In this case, a Kentucky woman has alleged serious Mirena injuries. According to the complaint, the woman was implanted with the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) in April 2011. In May … Continue reading →
The Supreme Court of New Jersey just reconsidered a prior decision and is centralizing all Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD) litigation in Bergen County, New Jersey. This will enable the process to move more efficiently given that many of the plaintiffs … Continue reading →
Matthew J. McCauley, senior litigation counsel at Parker Waichman LLP, has been appointed co-lead counsel in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving injuries allegedly caused by Bayer’s Mirena IUD. The federal MDL centralizes Mirena lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for … Continue reading →