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Bellwether Trial Selection Continues in IVC Filter MDL

The multidistrict litigation (MDL) that centralized all federal Cook IVC filter lawsuits has taken another step forward with the identification of the second case to go to trial. More than 900 claims are currently pending in the MDL. They have been consolidated for pre-trial proceedings in the U.S. District Court for... Read more »

Cook IVC Filter Bellwether Trials Start in 2016

Bellwether selection has begun in the coordinated proceedings involving Cook vena cava filter lawsuits. Ten cases have been selected by representatives for the plaintiffs and the defendants, which will now go through case-specific discovery. Four of those cases will then be identified as bellwether trials, which are scheduled to begin... Read more »

Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Consolidated Into Federal MDL

IVC filters are designed to catch life-threatening blood clots before they cause a pulmonary embolism, but when implanted over the long-term, struts from the filter have been known to fracture, triggering serious complications or even death. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has decided to consolidate at least... Read more »

Second Round of Mirena Lawsuits Selected for Bellwether Trials

Since April of 2013, Mirena IUD lawsuits filed in federal courts throughout the United States have been coordinated before Judge Cathy Seibel under multidistrict litigation (MDL). By centralizing product liability claims that have common issues of fact and allegations for pretrial proceedings, there is less chance of redundant discovery and... Read more »

Mirena Uterine Perforation Lawsuit Filed

A California woman has filed a Mirena uterine perforation lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Chelsea Dawn McClune claims to have suffered serious injuries caused by implementation of the device. According to the Mirena website, the device is the most prescribed IUD in the U.S. and is more than 99%... Read more »

Wright Hip Lawsuit Tried in CA State Court

One of more than 1,200 Wright hip lawsuits alleging complications from the Profemur replacement system is being tried before a state jury in California Superior Court. The case, brought by Alan Warner, levels counts of failure to warn, design defects and breach of warranty against Wright Medical Group. On May... Read more »