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First DePuy Pinnacle Hip Trial Begins in Dallas

Proceedings for the first DePuy Pinnacle hip trial began on September 2 in Dallas, under the direction of U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade. This is the first trial involving allegations that the metal-on-metal hip implant poisoned patients, due to its defective design causing metal debris to enter into patients’ bloodstreams.... Read more »

Second Ethicon Mesh Bellwether Trial Begins

More than 18,500 Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been centralized in multidistrict litigation No. 2327 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The coordinated proceedings are being managed by Judge Joseph Goodwin, who is overseeing a series of test cases known as “bellwether trials.” ... Read more »

New Case Management Order Re: Stryker Hip Settlements

The presiding judge in the ongoing state-level litigation process involving allegedly defective hip replacement devices in New Jersey has issued a new case management order with several provisions dealing with Stryker hip settlements. The order concerns issues related to the mediation process for reaching settlements, the discovery phase of litigation,... Read more »

500 Avaulta Mesh Settlements Reached

According to a second quarter filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), manufacturer C.R. Bard has agreed to settle some 500 product liability lawsuits alleging painful and serious Avaulta mesh injuries. The transvaginal mesh settlements may be a positive indicator of potential agreements to come, as federal Judge... Read more »

New Study Spotlights IUD Use and Breast Cancer Risks

Contraceptive options for today’s consumers have come a long way in recent years – offering women convenient alternatives to the hassles of monthly injections or daily birth control pills. One of the most popular is the IUD, or intrauterine device, the majority of which are levonorgestrel-releasing systems. A synthetic version... Read more »