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How Rudy Giuliani Was Able To Let Purdue Pharma (OxyContin) Slip Out Of A 2006 Criminal Indictment By DC Back Office Maneuvering

How Rudy Giuliani Was Able To Let Purdue Pharma (OxyContin) Slip Out Of A 2006 Criminal Indictment By DC Back Office Maneuvering

Mark York Aug 21, 2018

How was Purdue able to slip through the 2006 criminal indictment noose and continue to market, sell and prescribe Oxycontin for another 1

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State of New York Sues Purdue Pharma Over Oxycontin Sales and Years of Marketing Abuses

State of New York Sues Purdue Pharma Over Oxycontin Sales and Years of Marketing Abuses

Mark York Aug 15, 2018

Purdue Avoided Prosecution in 2007 By Paying $600 Million Over Oxycontin Bad Marketing Purdue Pharma Criminal Plea Agreement US Departmen

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Has California Rules Change In Novartis AG Litigation Changed Lawsuits Over Generic Drug Injuries?

Has California Rules Change In Novartis AG Litigation Changed Lawsuits Over Generic Drug Injuries?

Mark York Aug 15, 2018
Will Big Pharma Change Labeling Today-If They Have To Pay Tomorrow? By Mark York (August 15, 2018)            
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Zostavax MDL 2848 (Shingles Vaccine) Consolidated In USDC ED Pennsylvania

Zostavax MDL 2848 (Shingles Vaccine) Consolidated In USDC ED Pennsylvania

Mark York Aug 14, 2018

Zostavax MDL 2848 Puts Merck Back on the MDL Hotseat By Mark A. York (August 14, 2018)               T

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VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFF! Monsanto Loses $288 million In First “Roundup” Cancer Trial in San Francisco Courtroom

VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFF! Monsanto Loses $288 million In First “Roundup” Cancer Trial in San Francisco Courtroom

Mark York Aug 10, 2018

 Verdict of $288 Million Against Monsanto: “Trial Loss Shows There Was Collusion to Stop Release of Cancer Link For Years&rdqu

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Monsanto “Roundup” Cancer Trial Closing:  Was There Proof of Monsanto Collusion to Stop Release of Cancer Link to Roundup?

Monsanto “Roundup” Cancer Trial Closing: Was There Proof of Monsanto Collusion to Stop Release of Cancer Link to Roundup?

Mark York Aug 8, 2018

  Monsanto Collusion to Stop Release of Cancer Link Now Known By Mark A. York (August 8, 2018)           &n

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Opioid Addiction In 2016: Employer Costs Pass $2.6 Billion Per Year With 50% Used to Cover Children

Opioid Addiction In 2016: Employer Costs Pass $2.6 Billion Per Year With 50% Used to Cover Children

Mark York Aug 3, 2018

Employer Costs Pass $2.6 Billion Per Year With 50% Used to Cover Children By Mark A. York (August 3, 2018) Employers spent $2.6 billion o

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Why Does the FDA Ignore “Off-Label” Drug Marketing?

Why Does the FDA Ignore “Off-Label” Drug Marketing?

Mark York Aug 1, 2018

“BY REMOVING FDA OVERSIGHT BIG PHARMA RUNS AMOK” By Mark A. York (August 1, 2018)             &

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How Oxycontin, Florida and the Sackler Family Created the Opioid Crisis In America

How Oxycontin, Florida and the Sackler Family Created the Opioid Crisis In America

Mark York Jul 30, 2018

Why are the Sacklers worth $13 billion today? Answer: “The Oxy Express Explained” By Mark A. York (July 30, 2018)   &nbs

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BARD HERNIA MESH MDL 2846 JPML HEARING JULY 26, 2018 SANTA FE, NM

BARD HERNIA MESH MDL 2846 JPML HEARING JULY 26, 2018 SANTA FE, NM

Mark York Jul 18, 2018

In re: MDL 2846 Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc. Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation By Mark A. York (July 18, 2018)  

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THE OPIOID CRISIS AND URBAN AMERICA:  “NOW FIRMLY A PART OF BIG CITY LIFE”

THE OPIOID CRISIS AND URBAN AMERICA: “NOW FIRMLY A PART OF BIG CITY LIFE”

Mark York Jul 12, 2018

“THE OPIOID CRISIS IS NOW PART OF URBAN AMERICA AND BIG CITY LIFE” Mark A. York (July 12, 2018)         &

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Johnson & Johnson Latest Baby Powder Cancer Trial Continues In Missouri

Johnson & Johnson Latest Baby Powder Cancer Trial Continues In Missouri

Mark York Jul 6, 2018

J&J’s Facing Latest Baby Powder Cancer Trial Alone In Missouri Court By Mark A. York (July 6, 2018)        

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Opiate Rx Big Pharma And “Profits Before Patients” Have Taken A Toll On American Children – Now A Part Of Daily Life In The USA

Opiate Rx Big Pharma And “Profits Before Patients” Have Taken A Toll On American Children – Now A Part Of Daily Life In The USA

Mark York Jul 5, 2018

Opioid Industry Model of “Profits Before Patients” and The Impact on American Children By Mark A. York (July 5, 2018)  

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Purdue Pharma Executives and the Sackler Family Named in Massachusetts Opioid Crisis Lawsuit

Purdue Pharma Executives and the Sackler Family Named in Massachusetts Opioid Crisis Lawsuit

Mark York Jun 20, 2018

Oxycontin Founding Family Are Now Forced to Defend Profits In Court Complaint: “State of Massachusetts vs. Purdue Pharma and the Sa

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The Case for Individual Opioid Claims

The Case for Individual Opioid Claims

Mark York Jun 20, 2018

Individual Opioid Claims  Attend the July 20-22, 2018 Mass Tort Nexus Opioid Crisis Summit, to learn more about what your firm can d

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INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS = INFANT “NAS”, RICO, WRONGFUL DEATH, NEGLIGENCE AND MORE…

INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS = INFANT “NAS”, RICO, WRONGFUL DEATH, NEGLIGENCE AND MORE…

Mark York Jun 20, 2018

Individual Opioid Injury Claim Types   A MASS TORT NEXUS OVERVIEW: by John Ray A great deal of media attention has focused on lawsui

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New York And Other State Court Opioid Litigation Moves Forward Along With Federal Opiate Rx MDL 2804

New York And Other State Court Opioid Litigation Moves Forward Along With Federal Opiate Rx MDL 2804

Mark York Jun 11, 2018

“LAWSUIT FLOOD VERSUS ENTIRE OPIOID INDUSTRY IS GETTING BIG PHARMA’S ATTENTION” By Mark A. York (June 11, 2018)  

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How Insys Theraputics, Inc. Sold Stock And Killed Americans With The Help Of Doctors

How Insys Theraputics, Inc. Sold Stock And Killed Americans With The Help Of Doctors

Mark York Jun 8, 2018

How Insys Theraputics, Inc. Sold Stock And Killed Americans At The Same Time  The Opioid Crisis Behind The Scenes by Mark A. Yo

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HOW CAN WE SOLVE THE OPIOID CRISIS STARTING NOW? With An Opioid Crisis Summit Like No Other

HOW CAN WE SOLVE THE OPIOID CRISIS STARTING NOW? With An Opioid Crisis Summit Like No Other

Mark York May 29, 2018

A Definitive Opioid Crisis Solutions Event By Mark A. York (May 29, 2018)               (MASS TORT NEX

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Big Pharma’s Litigation War Chest: The 10 best-selling U.S.prescription drugs for the last 25 years are also all in pharmaceutical litigation

Big Pharma’s Litigation War Chest: The 10 best-selling U.S.prescription drugs for the last 25 years are also all in pharmaceutical litigation

Mark York May 25, 2018

Mark A. York (May 25, 2018) BIG PHARMA’S TOP 10 DRUGS HAVE BANKED $635 BILLION IN Rx SALES SINCE 1993         &

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First State Court Opioid Crisis Trial Set In Oklahoma With May 2019 Start Date

First State Court Opioid Crisis Trial Set In Oklahoma With May 2019 Start Date

Mark York May 24, 2018

By Mark A. York (May 24, 2018)               May 28, 2019 trial date set in the first opioid litigatio

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Johnson & Johnson Liable For Talc Mesothelioma Verdict Of $21.7 Million In Actual And $4 Million In Punitive Damages

Johnson & Johnson Liable For Talc Mesothelioma Verdict Of $21.7 Million In Actual And $4 Million In Punitive Damages

Mark York May 24, 2018

Will Industrial Talc Litigation Become Another Asbestos? The Litigation Is Moving That Way! By Mark A. York (May 24, 2018)    

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More States Are Now Filing Lawsuits Against Big Pharma’s Opioid Rx Cash Cow Industry

More States Are Now Filing Lawsuits Against Big Pharma’s Opioid Rx Cash Cow Industry

Mark York May 16, 2018

Florida, Texas, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota and Tennessee Join Opioid Litigation             (Mass

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Abilify, Taxotere and Ethicon Multi-Layered Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Being Consolidated in New Jersey State Court

Abilify, Taxotere and Ethicon Multi-Layered Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Being Consolidated in New Jersey State Court

Mark York May 11, 2018

New Jersey State Court MCL Designations: Is NJ the emerging state court mass tort venue for lawsuits against Big Pharma? By Mark A. York

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Opiate Prescribing and Use Keeps Rising While Research Data Shows A Diminishing Return

Opiate Prescribing and Use Keeps Rising While Research Data Shows A Diminishing Return

Mark York May 11, 2018

Opiate Use Has Increased While Realtime Data Shows There’s A Diminishing Return By Mark A. York (May 11, 2018)      

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Lamictal (lamotrigine) Emerging Litigation – By GlaxoSmithKline plc

Lamictal (lamotrigine) Emerging Litigation – By GlaxoSmithKline plc

Mark York May 8, 2018

Lamictal Emerging Litigation a Drug Made By GlaxoSmithKline plc By Mark A. York (May 8, 2018) Emerging Litigation: Lamictal (lamotrigine)

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Abilify Bellwethers Settle Right Before Trial Over Impulsive Gambling-Sexual Activity Claims

Abilify Bellwethers Settle Right Before Trial Over Impulsive Gambling-Sexual Activity Claims

Mark York May 3, 2018

“With global settlement talks now in place less than a week later” By Mark A. York (May 3, 2018) Will Abilify MDL Settle By S

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The Immigrant Doctor Who’s Solving West Virginia’s Opioid Crisis

The Immigrant Doctor Who’s Solving West Virginia’s Opioid Crisis

Mark York May 2, 2018

  A data-driven commissioner of public health figured out a way to slow overdose deaths. But treating addiction is a much harder pro

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Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Potential Litigation

Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Potential Litigation

Mark York May 2, 2018

Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Potential Litigation             Absorb GT1 Bioresorba

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Kayexalate Emerging Litigation

Kayexalate Emerging Litigation

Mark York May 2, 2018

Emerging Kayexalate Litigation                               K

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HeartStart MRx Defibrillator Emerging Litigation

HeartStart MRx Defibrillator Emerging Litigation

Mark York May 2, 2018

Emerging HeartStart MRx Defibrillator Litigation                     HeartStart MRx Def

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Ocaliva Emerging Litigation

Ocaliva Emerging Litigation

Mark York May 1, 2018

Emerging Ocaliva Litigation                     Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) made by Inte

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New Breast Implant Emerging Litigation

New Breast Implant Emerging Litigation

Mark York May 1, 2018

Emerging New Breast Implant Litigation                     A recent study pub

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Zinbryta Emerging Litigation

Zinbryta Emerging Litigation

Mark York May 1, 2018

Emerging Zinbryta Litigation                 Zinbryta (daclizumab) is made and marketed by Biogen

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Emerging Tasigna Litigation

Emerging Tasigna Litigation

Mark York Apr 30, 2018

 Tasigna Emerging Litigation Tasigna by Novartis AG Tasigna (NILOTINIB HYDROCHLORIDE MONOHYDRATE) made by Novartis gained

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Keytruda Emerging Litigation

Keytruda Emerging Litigation

Mark York Apr 30, 2018

Emerging Keytruda Litigation                           Keytruda (pembrol

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Varubi Emerging Litigation

Varubi Emerging Litigation

Mark York Apr 30, 2018

 Emerging  Varubi Litigation                       VARUBI®(rolapitan

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Uloric Emerging Litigation

Uloric Emerging Litigation

Mark York Apr 30, 2018

Emerging Uloric Litigation                         Uloric made by T

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Viberzi Emerging Litigation   

Viberzi Emerging Litigation   

Mark York Apr 30, 2018

 Emerging Viberzi Litigation                         Viberzi made b

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Vascular Solutions, Inc. Emerging “Venture Catheters” Recall Litigation

Vascular Solutions, Inc. Emerging “Venture Catheters” Recall Litigation

Mark York Apr 30, 2018

Emerging Venture Catheters Recall Litigation                   A Class 1 FDA Recall has been

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 Imodium OTC Emerging Litigation

 Imodium OTC Emerging Litigation

Mark York Apr 30, 2018

Emerging Imodium-Over The Counter Litigation                         Imodium

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 New Gadolinium Imaging Contrast Agent Emerging Litigation   

 New Gadolinium Imaging Contrast Agent Emerging Litigation   

Mark York Apr 30, 2018

Emerging New Gadolinium Imaging Contrast Agent Litigation                      &nb

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NeuroBlate Probe Emerging Litigation

NeuroBlate Probe Emerging Litigation

Mark York Apr 30, 2018

Emerging NeuroBlate Probe Litigation                          The NeuroB

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Individual Plaintiff Opioid Cases – An Emerging Litigation

Individual Plaintiff Opioid Cases – An Emerging Litigation

Mark York Apr 30, 2018

Individual Plaintiff Opioid Cases Now Emerging in The Opiate Litigation                   &n

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NUPLAZID EMERGING LITIGATION

NUPLAZID EMERGING LITIGATION

Mark York Apr 27, 2018

Emerging Nuplazid Litigation Nuplazid (pimavanserin) made by Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. was approved by the FDA in April of 2016 for the

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Limbrel Emerging  Litigation

Limbrel Emerging  Litigation

Mark York Apr 27, 2018

    Emerging Limbrel Litigation (flavocoxid)                   (MASS TORT NEX

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12 Judges Will Try 20 AndroGel Trials In MDL 2545 Starting In Fall of 2018

12 Judges Will Try 20 AndroGel Trials In MDL 2545 Starting In Fall of 2018

Mark York Apr 26, 2018

“US District Court of Illinois Enacts A Real Rocket Docket In AndroGel MDL” By Mark A. York (April 26, 2018)     &n

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$35 Million In Punitives Added To Bard TVM Trial Verdict in NJ Court

$35 Million In Punitives Added To Bard TVM Trial Verdict in NJ Court

Mark York Apr 18, 2018

“TOTAL VERDICT OF $68 MILLION IN SYNTHETIC SURGICAL MESH TRIAL” Mark A. York (April 18, 2018)         &nb

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Bill Clinton On The Opioid Crisis “Nobody Gets Out For Free”

Bill Clinton On The Opioid Crisis “Nobody Gets Out For Free”

Mark York Apr 18, 2018

“FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON SPEAKS TO THE OPIATE CRISIS ISSUES” By Mark A. York (April 18, 2018)       &nbs

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ETHICON, INC. AND J&J FACING THOUSANDS OF TVM AND HERNIA MESH LAWSUITS: WILL THEY SETTLE SOONER OR LATER?

ETHICON, INC. AND J&J FACING THOUSANDS OF TVM AND HERNIA MESH LAWSUITS: WILL THEY SETTLE SOONER OR LATER?

Mark York Apr 17, 2018

“New Jersey State Court Opens Ethicon Hernia Mesh Consolidation” Mark A. York (April 17, 2018)         &n

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Bard Loses $33 Million In Pelvic Repair Mesh Trial In New Jersey State Court: Punitive Damage Hearings Today

Bard Loses $33 Million In Pelvic Repair Mesh Trial In New Jersey State Court: Punitive Damage Hearings Today

Mark York Apr 13, 2018

“New Jersey State Courts Not Legal Safe Haven Lately For Companies HQ’d There” By Mark A. York (April 13, 2018)  

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Update: Last Weeks J&J $37 Million Talcum Powder Mesothelioma Verdict—Add $80 Million In Punitive Damages

Update: Last Weeks J&J $37 Million Talcum Powder Mesothelioma Verdict—Add $80 Million In Punitive Damages

Mark York Apr 12, 2018

J&J TALCUM POWDER CAUSES MESOTHELIOMA – WHO KNEW AND WHEN? By Mark A. York (April 12, 2018)          

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Second Xarelto Drug Trial Starts in Philadelphia Courtroom

Second Xarelto Drug Trial Starts in Philadelphia Courtroom

Mark York Apr 9, 2018

Will this be a long hot summer of trials for Xarelto defense counsel?  By Mark A. York (April 9, 2018)         &

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Jury Finds Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Caused Mesothelioma With A $37 Million Verdict

Jury Finds Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Caused Mesothelioma With A $37 Million Verdict

Mark York Apr 6, 2018

J&J NOT FARING WELL IN 2018 TRIAL VERDICTS AS PLAINTIFFS WIN AT TRIAL AGAIN By Mark A. York (April 6, 2018)       &nbs

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C. R. Bard, Inc., Hit With Multimillion Dollar IVC Filter Jury Verdict in Arizona Federal Court

C. R. Bard, Inc., Hit With Multimillion Dollar IVC Filter Jury Verdict in Arizona Federal Court

Mark York Mar 30, 2018

Plaintiff Wins the First Bellwether Trial in Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation MDL 2641 By Mark A. York (March 30, 2018) &nb

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Johnson & Johnson Hit With $35 Million Surgical Mesh Implant Verdict

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $35 Million Surgical Mesh Implant Verdict

Mark York Mar 29, 2018

$35 Million Verdict For Plaintiff In Ethicon Prolift Mesh Implant Trial Including $25 Million In Punitive Damages       &n

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More Doctors Charged With Taking Opiate Rx Kickbacks From Insys Therapeutics, Inc.

More Doctors Charged With Taking Opiate Rx Kickbacks From Insys Therapeutics, Inc.

Mark York Mar 20, 2018

“MD’s Paid To Write Fentanyl Based Subsys Prescriptions”                  

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Why Are Opiate Prescription Overdoses Still Rising? The Statistics Are Telling The Story

Why Are Opiate Prescription Overdoses Still Rising? The Statistics Are Telling The Story

Mark York Mar 9, 2018

The Emergency Room Statistics Tell The Story  Why Is The Midwest USA Still Seeing Opioid OD’s Rise Every Year?  By Mark Y

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The Opioid Crisis: Should Doctors Become More Involved In The Solution? Looking At The Cause

The Opioid Crisis: Should Doctors Become More Involved In The Solution? Looking At The Cause

Mark York Feb 27, 2018

“FINDING OUT HOW THE THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC CAME INTO BEING” By Mark A. York (February 27, 2018)         &nb

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ZIMMER NEXGEN KNEE IMPLANT MDL 2242 IS CLOSE TO SETTLEMENT AS PARTIES FINALIZE DETAILS

ZIMMER NEXGEN KNEE IMPLANT MDL 2242 IS CLOSE TO SETTLEMENT AS PARTIES FINALIZE DETAILS

Mark York Feb 27, 2018

“Judge Pallmeyer Orders A Stay On MDL 2242” By Mark A. York (February 27, 2018)             &nb

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRACKS DOWN ON OPIOID INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRACKS DOWN ON OPIOID INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE

Mark York Feb 27, 2018

US ATTORNEY CREATES NATIONAL TASK FORCE  TO CRACK DOWN ON OPIOID INDUSTRY By Mark A. York (February 27, 2018) MASS TORT NEXUS MEDIA

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It Was Raining Opiates: How drug companies submerged West Virginia in opioids for years

It Was Raining Opiates: How drug companies submerged West Virginia in opioids for years

Mark York Feb 26, 2018

“A small West Virginia town of 3,000 people got 21 million pills” By Mark A. York (February 26, 2018)       &n

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This Week In Mass Torts Around The Country: Week of February 19, 2018

This Week In Mass Torts Around The Country: Week of February 19, 2018

Mark York Feb 23, 2018

By MASS TORT NEXUS MEDIA   Opiate MDL 2804 Settlement Talks Start Before Discovery See also OPIOID CRISIS BRIEFCASE: MDL 2804 OPIATE

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“PELVIC MESH” – WHAT’S CHANGED SINCE JANUARY 2016? HAS THE FDA LOOKED CLOSER AT THE THOUSANDS OF FILED ADVERSE EVENTS? MESH IS NOW A CLASS III HIGH RISK MEDICAL DEVICE

“PELVIC MESH” – WHAT’S CHANGED SINCE JANUARY 2016? HAS THE FDA LOOKED CLOSER AT THE THOUSANDS OF FILED ADVERSE EVENTS? MESH IS NOW A CLASS III HIGH RISK MEDICAL DEVICE

Mark York Feb 21, 2018

Who’s Telling Who About The High Risk Of Synthetic Surgical Mesh? By Mark A. York (February 21, 2018)         &

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Orange County and Santa Clara County Suits Against “Opiate Big Pharma” In California State Court Can Proceed

Orange County and Santa Clara County Suits Against “Opiate Big Pharma” In California State Court Can Proceed

Mark York Feb 19, 2018

Ruling Rejects Opioid Manufacturers’ Arguments To Dismiss Deceptive Marketing Litigation By Mark A. York (February 19, 2018)  

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Minnesota State Court Judge Rules Against Bair Hugger Plaintiffs

Minnesota State Court Judge Rules Against Bair Hugger Plaintiffs

Mark York Feb 16, 2018

“State Court Claims in Bair Hugger Warming System Dismissed” By Mark A. York (February 16, 2018)        

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Gary, Indiana joins litigation against opioid manufacturers 

Gary, Indiana joins litigation against opioid manufacturers 

Mark York Feb 12, 2018

“Profits Before Patients” By Mark A. York (February 12, 2018)                  

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DePuy Pinnacle Plaintiffs Request Cases Be Remanded For Trial in Hip Implant MDL 2244

DePuy Pinnacle Plaintiffs Request Cases Be Remanded For Trial in Hip Implant MDL 2244

Mark York Feb 9, 2018

Plaintiffs Request Remaining Pinnacle MDL 2244 Cases Be Remanded For Trial  Mark A. York (February 9, 2018)       &nb

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WEEKLY MDL and MASS TORT UPDATE by Mass Tort Nexus (February 2, 2018)

WEEKLY MDL and MASS TORT UPDATE by Mass Tort Nexus (February 2, 2018)

Mark York Feb 2, 2018

  Week of January 29, 2018 This Week in Mass Torts Around The Country: By Mark A. York     Xarelto MDL 2592: Are Settlemen

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Xarelto Federal Court Hearing – Judge Fallon “I Need to devise an end game for this MDL”

Xarelto Federal Court Hearing – Judge Fallon “I Need to devise an end game for this MDL”

Mark York Jan 30, 2018

Xarelto MDL 2592 – Judge Fallon “I need to devise an end game for this MDL” Are Settlement Talks Coming to Xarelto Liti

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Punitive Damages Now Allowed in Philadelphia Risperdal Suits Per Superior Court Ruling

Punitive Damages Now Allowed in Philadelphia Risperdal Suits Per Superior Court Ruling

Mark York Jan 26, 2018

Janssen Facing Over 6,400 Cases in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas By Mark A. York (January 18, 2017)         &nbs

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New York City sues Big Pharma over opioids – joining Chicago, Seattle, Milwaukee and other major cities

New York City sues Big Pharma over opioids – joining Chicago, Seattle, Milwaukee and other major cities

Mark York Jan 25, 2018

New York City Joins Chicago, Seattle, Milwaukee in Suing Opioid Industry Players “PROFITS OVER PATIENTS BY BIG PHARMA CONTINUES&rdq

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FDA Delays “Off-Label” Intended Use Rule Change For Drugs

FDA Delays “Off-Label” Intended Use Rule Change For Drugs

Mark York Jan 23, 2018

“Trump Lets Big Pharma Off The Hook” By Mark. A. York (January 23, 2018)        (MASS TORT NEXUS MEDIA)&

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$28 Million Xarelto Jury Verdict Reversed by Judge in Philadelphia Court

$28 Million Xarelto Jury Verdict Reversed by Judge in Philadelphia Court

Mark York Jan 11, 2018

Defense gets fourth win in the four Xarelto bellwether trials By Mark York (January 11, 2018)         (MASS TORT

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How Fentanyl Came to North America From China and Stayed

How Fentanyl Came to North America From China and Stayed

Mark York Jan 2, 2018

“A look at how Canada became addicted” By Mark A. York (January 2, 2018) (MASS TORT NEXUS MEDIA)  Fentanyl: Manufacture

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Eli Lilly Announces Settlement Of All Testosterone Cases in MDL 2545

Eli Lilly Announces Settlement Of All Testosterone Cases in MDL 2545

Mark York Jan 2, 2018

Eli Lilly Settles All Testosterone Therapy Cases in MDL 2545 Ahead of Bellwether Trials Did Lilly Make the Right Move at the Right Time?

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Tracking The Fentanyl Path From China To North America

Tracking The Fentanyl Path From China To North America

Mark York Jan 2, 2018

To see how Fentanyl is made in China drug labs, marketed online, shipped to North America, processed upon arrival and how it makes its w

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California Supreme Court Rules Novartis AG Is Open To Lawsuits Over Generic Drug Injuries

California Supreme Court Rules Novartis AG Is Open To Lawsuits Over Generic Drug Injuries

Mark York Dec 22, 2017

Will Big Pharma Change Labeling Today If They Have To Pay Tomorrow? By Mark York (December 22, 2017)           &

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The Week In Mass Torts By Mass Tort Nexus for Week of December 18, 2017

The Week In Mass Torts By Mass Tort Nexus for Week of December 18, 2017

Mark York Dec 21, 2017

                By Mark York, Mass Tort Nexus Media (December 21, 2017) New Jersey Supreme Court

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MONSANTO HAS MANIPULATED EPA AND MEDICAL STUDY DATA TO INCREASE ROUNDUP PROFITS

MONSANTO HAS MANIPULATED EPA AND MEDICAL STUDY DATA TO INCREASE ROUNDUP PROFITS

Mark York Dec 19, 2017

Proof of Monsanto Collusion to Stop Release of Cancer Link to Roundup Weed Killer By Mark A. York December 19, 2017      

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Attorney General Opiate Investigations in New York, Texas, Missouri and Other States Move Forward

Attorney General Opiate Investigations in New York, Texas, Missouri and Other States Move Forward

Mark York Dec 19, 2017

Amid Opioid Crisis: Investigations by AG’s in Texas, New York and Other States Demand Drug Company Documents By Mark A. York (Decem

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FDA Fails to Cite Big Pharma Opioid Drug Makers for False Marketing and Advertisements

FDA Fails to Cite Big Pharma Opioid Drug Makers for False Marketing and Advertisements

Mark York Dec 12, 2017

“PROFITS BEFORE PATIENTS REIGNS SUPREME AT FDA” By Mark A. York (December 12, 2017)            

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JPML APPROVES “OPIATE PRESCRIPTION MDL 2804” AGAINST OPIOID MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

JPML APPROVES “OPIATE PRESCRIPTION MDL 2804” AGAINST OPIOID MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Mark York Dec 5, 2017

The UNITED STATES JUDICIAL PANEL ON MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION  has formally approved the“NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION OPIATE

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JPML Approves Opiate Prescription MDL No. 2804: “Profits Before Patients” Exposed

JPML Approves Opiate Prescription MDL No. 2804: “Profits Before Patients” Exposed

Mark York Dec 5, 2017

JPML Approves Opiate Prescription MDL No. 2804     (Mass Tort Nexus) The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, forma

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$28 Million XARELTO Jury Verdict Against Bayer AG, Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson &  Johnson) in Philadelphia

$28 Million XARELTO Jury Verdict Against Bayer AG, Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson) in Philadelphia

Mark York Dec 5, 2017

XARELTO TRIAL VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFF: BAYER AND JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS (J&J) LOSE  $29 MIILLION IN XARELTO TRIAL VERDICT BY PHIL

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WEEKLY MDL and MASS TORT UPDATE by MASS TORT NEXUS for Week of November 27, 2017

WEEKLY MDL and MASS TORT UPDATE by MASS TORT NEXUS for Week of November 27, 2017

Mark York Dec 1, 2017

By Mark A. York (November 30, 2017)          

  This week in mass torts around the country: Opioid

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New Round of Essure Lawsuits Filed vs. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc in Pennsylvania Federal Court

New Round of Essure Lawsuits Filed vs. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc in Pennsylvania Federal Court

Mark York Nov 20, 2017

“Bayer Facing New Litigation Over Essure Birth Control Device” By Mark York (November 20, 2017) Mass Tort Nexus    

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PA Superior Court Reverses Risperdal Defense Verdict as Court Strikes Janssen Pharmaceuticals Only Favorable Jury Verdict

PA Superior Court Reverses Risperdal Defense Verdict as Court Strikes Janssen Pharmaceuticals Only Favorable Jury Verdict

Mark York Nov 17, 2017

“Johnson & Johnson Hit With Another Trial Verdict Reversal” By Mark York (November 17, 2017) Mass Tort Nexus    

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WEEKLY MDL UPDATE by MASS TORT NEXUS for Week of November 13, 2017

WEEKLY MDL UPDATE by MASS TORT NEXUS for Week of November 13, 2017

Mark York Nov 16, 2017

The week in mass torts around the country: By Mark York, Mass Tort Nexus (November 16, 2017) >Plaintiff in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant

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California Appeals Court Denies Insurance Coverage For Opioid Drug Makers Defense: Will other insurers say no to opioid coverage?

California Appeals Court Denies Insurance Coverage For Opioid Drug Makers Defense: Will other insurers say no to opioid coverage?

Mark York Nov 15, 2017

“Profits over Patients Continues” Mark York (November 15, 2017) Mass Tort Nexus             (MA

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JOHNSON & JOHNSON ACCUSED OF WITNESS TAMPERING IN TWO DIFFERENT TRIALS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY

Mark York Nov 7, 2017

Does Win At Any Cost Apply to J&J Legal Strategy Even At Trial? By Mark York (November 7, 2017)           (M

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WHAT JOHNSON & JOHNSON DOESN’T TELL THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT PENDING LITIGATION

Mark York Nov 7, 2017

By Mark York (November 7, 2017)             A Report by Mass Tort Nexus Recently filed with the Securities

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Targeting Big Pharma and Their Opiate Marketing Campaigns

Targeting Big Pharma and Their Opiate Marketing Campaigns

Mark York Nov 3, 2017

The Major Focus Across The USA is Now Big Pharma and Their Opiate Marketing Campaigns Mark A. York (November 3, 2017) (Mass Tort Nexus) A

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Chicago Asks Federal Judge For Janssen Employee Marketing Records In Opioid Lawsuit

Chicago Asks Federal Judge For Janssen Employee Marketing Records In Opioid Lawsuit

Mark York Nov 3, 2017

By Mark A. York (November 3, 2017)                 Chicago Is Now Three Years Into it’s Sui

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Insys Therapeutics, Inc. Founder and Billionaire John Kapoor, Indicted For Bribing Doctors to Prescribe Fentanyl

Insys Therapeutics, Inc. Founder and Billionaire John Kapoor, Indicted For Bribing Doctors to Prescribe Fentanyl

Mark York Oct 27, 2017

“Is this the start of indictments against senior executives at Big Pharma opioid manufacturers” By Mark A. York (October 27,

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$417 Million J&J Talcum Powder Cancer Verdict Overturned in Los Angeles Court

$417 Million J&J Talcum Powder Cancer Verdict Overturned in Los Angeles Court

Mark York Oct 24, 2017

JOHNSON & JOHNSON SCORES A POST-TRIAL DEFENSE RULING IN CALIFORNIA STATE COURT                

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Nuedexta: The Drug Being Pushed “Off-Label” On The  Elderly In Nursing Homes

Nuedexta: The Drug Being Pushed “Off-Label” On The Elderly In Nursing Homes

Mark York Oct 19, 2017

“PROFITS OVER PATIENTS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY CONTINUES“ By Mark A. York (October 19, 2017) Mass Tort Nexus Avanir Pharma

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Jury Finds AbbVie Misrepresented Risks of AndroGel and Awards $140 Million in Second Low-T Bellwether Trial

Jury Finds AbbVie Misrepresented Risks of AndroGel and Awards $140 Million in Second Low-T Bellwether Trial

Mark York Oct 17, 2017

AbbVie, Inc. Misrepresented Risks of AndroGel and Jury Awards $140 million in 2nd AndroGel Low-T Trial By Mark A. York (October 17, 2017

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Missouri Appeals Court Throws Out $72 Million Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Verdict

Missouri Appeals Court Throws Out $72 Million Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Verdict

Mark York Oct 17, 2017

Missouri Appeals Court Throws Out $72 Million Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Verdict By Mark A. York (October 17, 2017) Mass

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$89 MILLION SETTLEMENT ENDS MDL 2329 WRIGHT CONSERVE HIP IMPLANT LITIGATION

$89 MILLION SETTLEMENT ENDS MDL 2329 WRIGHT CONSERVE HIP IMPLANT LITIGATION

Mark York Oct 9, 2017

Wright Medical Takes Another Step Toward Their Complete Exit From Hip Implants Mark A. York (October 9, 2017) Mass Mass Tort Nexus  

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The Definitive Guide to Opioid Litigation

The Definitive Guide to Opioid Litigation

John Ray Oct 9, 2017

The Definitive Guide to the “Opioid Litigation” If you believe your firm is not big enough to be involved in the “Opioi

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States Across The Country Are Targeting Big Pharma and Their Opiate Marketing Campaigns

States Across The Country Are Targeting Big Pharma and Their Opiate Marketing Campaigns

Mark York Oct 6, 2017

Is Big Pharma The Target of Litigation Modeled After Tobacco Litigation?   Mark A. York,  October 6, 2017     &n

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“NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION OPIATE LITIGATION MDL No. 2804”

“NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION OPIATE LITIGATION MDL No. 2804”

Mark York Sep 29, 2017

Transfer Motion Accepted by JPML On September 29, 2017   By Mark A. York Mass Tort Nexus (September 2

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AS EXPECTED A “NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION OPIATE LITIGATION MDL FILING” IS ON THE JPML DOCKET

AS EXPECTED A “NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION OPIATE LITIGATION MDL FILING” IS ON THE JPML DOCKET

Mark York Sep 28, 2017

Transfer Motion Filed To Create New Opioid Rx Multidistrict Litigation By Mark A. York Mass Tort nexus (September 28, 2017) A Motion to T

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XARELTO in Philadelphia Court: Will The BMSQ “California Plavix” SCOTUS Ruling Affect Out of State Plaintiffs?

XARELTO in Philadelphia Court: Will The BMSQ “California Plavix” SCOTUS Ruling Affect Out of State Plaintiffs?

Mark York Sep 27, 2017

XARELTO in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas: Will The “California Plavix” Supreme Court Ruling Affect Out of State Plaintif

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ACTEMRA: Why Is Genentech Ignoring Wrongful Death, Heart Attack and Stroke Injuries?

ACTEMRA: Why Is Genentech Ignoring Wrongful Death, Heart Attack and Stroke Injuries?

Mark York Sep 26, 2017

ACTEMRA: Why Is Genentech-Roche Ignoring Ever Increasing Evidence Of Wrongful Deaths, Heart Attack and Stroke Injuries? By Mark A. York M

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Opioid Manufacturers Break the “Don’t Kill White People Rule”

Opioid Manufacturers Break the “Don’t Kill White People Rule”

John Ray Sep 26, 2017

Government Inaction Turns to Obsession The FDA, DEA, and the CDC, as well as numerous other government agencies have known for years that

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Files Appeal in Court Ruling Where Defense Verdict in Mesh Trial Sidestepped By Judge

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Files Appeal in Court Ruling Where Defense Verdict in Mesh Trial Sidestepped By Judge

Mark York Sep 25, 2017

Plaintiffs Gets a Second Chance After Defense Trial Verdict                 In another legal slam

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Plaintiffs Denied New Xarelto Bellwether Trials After Orr and Boudreaux Hearings Over Trial Losses in MDL 2592

Plaintiffs Denied New Xarelto Bellwether Trials After Orr and Boudreaux Hearings Over Trial Losses in MDL 2592

Mark York Sep 25, 2017

Judge Fallon Denies Plaintiffs New Xarelto MDL 2592 Bellwether Trials After Hearings Last Week           Xarelto

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Why Has Bayer Stopped “Essure” Use In The UK and EU? Is it because women need a hysterectomy to remove the birth control device?

Why Has Bayer Stopped “Essure” Use In The UK and EU? Is it because women need a hysterectomy to remove the birth control device?

Mark York Sep 19, 2017

By Mark A. York (September 19, 2017) Mass Tort Nexus “Women are forced to undergo hysterectomies to remove a birth control device,

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Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial Continued Until September 18th Based on Appeal

Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial Continued Until September 18th Based on Appeal

Mark York Sep 15, 2017

Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics Latest “Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial” Continued Until September 18th Based on Fift

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Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Cases Removed From Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Based on SCOTUS “Plavix” Ruling

Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Cases Removed From Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Based on SCOTUS “Plavix” Ruling

Mark York Sep 7, 2017

Boston Scientific Mass Tort Mesh Cases Removed From Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Based On Recent Supreme Court  June 2017, Bri

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Philadelphia Jury Awards Plaintiff $57 million in Johnson & Johnson Transvaginal Mesh Trial

Philadelphia Jury Awards Plaintiff $57 million in Johnson & Johnson Transvaginal Mesh Trial

Mark York Sep 7, 2017

“Philadelphia State Court Jury Awards Plaintiff, Elle Ebaugh, $57 million in Johnson & Johnson Transvaginal Mesh Trial” &

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial Set for Today Delayed Based on Appellate Ruling of “Grave Error” By Sitting Judge

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial Set for Today Delayed Based on Appellate Ruling of “Grave Error” By Sitting Judge

Mark York Sep 5, 2017

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Bellwether Trial Set For September 5th Delayed After Appeals Court Cites Grave Error By Judge     &n

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FDA Safety Notice Letter “Recommends The Continued Use Of Forced Air Thermal Regulation Systems During Surgery”

FDA Safety Notice Letter “Recommends The Continued Use Of Forced Air Thermal Regulation Systems During Surgery”

Mark York Aug 30, 2017

Does the August 30, 2017 FDA Medical Device Safety Notice Letter Impact the BAIR HUGGER MDL 2666 FORCED AIR WARMING DEVICES Litigation?&n

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Does Using Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

Does Using Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

Mark York Aug 28, 2017

(Mass Tort Nexus, August 28, 2017)  Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay nearly $1 billion in total damages after just 5 tr

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“New Evidence of Johnson & Johnson Bad Conduct Moved LA Jury to Award $417 Million Talc Verdict”

“New Evidence of Johnson & Johnson Bad Conduct Moved LA Jury to Award $417 Million Talc Verdict”

Mark York Aug 25, 2017

Johnson & Johnson Still Influencing Opinion by Paying Cash to Insiders in Talc Cancer Fight “New Evidence of J&J Bad Conduc

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Johnson & Johnson Loses Again In First California Talc-Cancer Trial As Jury Awards Plaintiff $417 million

Johnson & Johnson Loses Again In First California Talc-Cancer Trial As Jury Awards Plaintiff $417 million

Mark York Aug 21, 2017
J&J’s Loses Again In First California Talc-Cancer Trial As Jury Award Plaintiffs $417 million Los Angeles jurors decide Johnson &#
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Xarelto Trial Update: Dora Mingo vs. Bayer AG and Janssen R&D Trial Finished Earlier Today

Xarelto Trial Update: Dora Mingo vs. Bayer AG and Janssen R&D Trial Finished Earlier Today

Mark York Aug 18, 2017

Xarelto Trial Update: Dora Mingo vs. Bayer AG and Janssen R&D Trial Finished Earlier Today (Dora Mingo vs. Janssen Research & Dev

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Actemra Research Suggest Congestive Heart Failure Warning Needed

Actemra Research Suggest Congestive Heart Failure Warning Needed

John Ray Aug 18, 2017

A clinical study conducted by the maker of Actemra (tocilizumab) comparing the drug its competitor,  Enbrel, (Etanercept), strongly

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Xarelto Trial: Defense Wins Again in Dora Mingo vs. Bayer AG and Janssen R&D In Third Trial Loss for Plaintiffs

Xarelto Trial: Defense Wins Again in Dora Mingo vs. Bayer AG and Janssen R&D In Third Trial Loss for Plaintiffs

Mark York Aug 18, 2017
Xarelto Trial Update: Defense Wins Again in Dora Mingo vs. Bayer AG and Janssen R&D In Third Trial Loss for Plaintiffs (Dora Mingo vs. J
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Actemra Adverse Events

Actemra Adverse Events

John Ray Aug 16, 2017

Actemra Emerging Mass Tort Litigation Preliminary Adverse Event Reports The following article addresses reports related to adverse events

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Dora Mingo vs Janssen and Bayer (Xarelto) Trial Update: Plaintiff Closes Her Case on August 16, 2017

Dora Mingo vs Janssen and Bayer (Xarelto) Trial Update: Plaintiff Closes Her Case on August 16, 2017

Mark York Aug 16, 2017

(Dora Mingo vs. Janssen Research & Development, LLC et al. Case No. 2:15-cv-03469)  DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR JUDGMENT AS A M

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J&J Talcum Powder Cancer Trial Update: California State Court Jury Hears from Plaintiff Eva Echeverria’s Epidemiology Expert

J&J Talcum Powder Cancer Trial Update: California State Court Jury Hears from Plaintiff Eva Echeverria’s Epidemiology Expert

Mark York Aug 14, 2017

“Plaintiff Eva Evecherria’s Case Selected For First Trial Due to Onset of End Stage Terminal Ovarian Cancer” Plaintiff

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Is Industrial Talc Litigation The Next Major Mass Tort?

Is Industrial Talc Litigation The Next Major Mass Tort?

Mark York Aug 9, 2017

Will Industrial Talc Litigation Become Another Asbestos? Is Industrial Talc the next "major mass tort or MDL" to watch in Mass Torts? Maj

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Endo International Agrees To An Additional $775 Million to Settle Remaining Mesh Lawsuits For A Total of $2.6 Billion

Endo International Agrees To An Additional $775 Million to Settle Remaining Mesh Lawsuits For A Total of $2.6 Billion

Mark York Aug 8, 2017

              Endo International Plc has agreed as of August 7, 2017 to set aside an additional $

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New Jersey Appellate Court Ruling of July 25, 2017 Reinstates Accutane Litigation

New Jersey Appellate Court Ruling of July 25, 2017 Reinstates Accutane Litigation

Mark York Aug 7, 2017

New Jersey Appellate Court Ruling of July 25, 2017 Reinstates Accutane Litigation 07/28/17 IN RE: ACCUTANE LITIGATION New Jersey Appellat

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Proof of Monsanto Collusion to Stop Release of Cancer Link to Roundup Weed Killer

Proof of Monsanto Collusion to Stop Release of Cancer Link to Roundup Weed Killer

Mark York Aug 3, 2017

“Another Example of Corporate America and Undue Influence on Official Release of Damaging Scientific Data” Proof of Monsanto

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JPML Approves Proton Pump Inhibitor MDL 2757 Assigned to US District Court New Jersey, Judge Claire C. Cecchi on August 2, 2017

JPML Approves Proton Pump Inhibitor MDL 2757 Assigned to US District Court New Jersey, Judge Claire C. Cecchi on August 2, 2017

Mark York Aug 3, 2017

JPML Approves Proton Pump Inhibitor MDL 2757 Assigned to US District Court New Jersey, Judge Claire C. Cecchi on August 2, 2017   &n

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Daiichi Sankyo Settles Blood Pressure Drug Benicar MDL 2606 for $300 Million

Daiichi Sankyo Settles Blood Pressure Drug Benicar MDL 2606 for $300 Million

Mark York Aug 3, 2017

Daiichi Sankyo settles U.S. lawsuits for $300 million over blood pressure drug Benicar in Multidistrict Litigation No. 2606 NEW YORK (Reu

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HERNIA MESH AND THE FDA “ARE THEY DOING ENOUGH OR  DOING JUST ENOUGH TO JUSTIFY THEIR ROLE?”

HERNIA MESH AND THE FDA “ARE THEY DOING ENOUGH OR DOING JUST ENOUGH TO JUSTIFY THEIR ROLE?”

Mark York Jul 28, 2017

 A Guide to Who’s Who in Hernia Mesh and the Documented Problems With Mesh in the USA Hernia Mesh Litigation: Who is the FDA P

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TESTOSTERONE MDL 2545 “ANDROGEL” JURY RETURNS $150 MILLION VERDICT IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR “FALSE MARKETING” AGAINST ABBVIE WHILE FINDING NO FAULT IN “HEART ATTACK” CLAIMS

TESTOSTERONE MDL 2545 “ANDROGEL” JURY RETURNS $150 MILLION VERDICT IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR “FALSE MARKETING” AGAINST ABBVIE WHILE FINDING NO FAULT IN “HEART ATTACK” CLAIMS

Mark York Jul 25, 2017

On July 24, a jury in Chicago federal court found in favor of plaintiff Jesse Mitchell, ordering drugmaker AbbVie to pay $150 million in

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JPML Takes a Second Look at Proton Pump Inhibitor MDL 2757 at July 27, 2017 Hearings in Los Angeles

JPML Takes a Second Look at Proton Pump Inhibitor MDL 2757 at July 27, 2017 Hearings in Los Angeles

Mark York Jul 24, 2017

JPML Takes a Second Look at Proton Pump Inhibitor MDL 2757 at July 27, 2017 Hearings in Los Angeles  The Judicial Panel on Multidist

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SCOTUS Bristol-Myers “California-Plavix” Ruling Causes Instant Mistrial in Missouri State Court J&J Talc Trial, But Judge Resets Trial For October 16, 2017

SCOTUS Bristol-Myers “California-Plavix” Ruling Causes Instant Mistrial in Missouri State Court J&J Talc Trial, But Judge Resets Trial For October 16, 2017

Mark York Jul 19, 2017
SCOTUS Bristol-Myers “California-Plavix” Ruling Causes Instant Mistrial in Missouri State Court J&J Talc Trial, But Judge Re
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Missouri Federal Court Dismisses All Non-Missouri Plaintiffs From Bayer-Essure Birth Control Cases Citing Recent                                                                                          US Supreme Court Bristol-Myers “California Plavix” Ruling  “Are Plavix Motions The New Defense Strategy?”

Missouri Federal Court Dismisses All Non-Missouri Plaintiffs From Bayer-Essure Birth Control Cases Citing Recent US Supreme Court Bristol-Myers “California Plavix” Ruling “Are Plavix Motions The New Defense Strategy?”

Mark York Jul 17, 2017

On January 19, 2017, plaintiffs who are residents of states around the country including Missouri, filed a joint complaint against Bayer

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Johnson & Johnson Faces First California State Court Talcum Powder Trial in Los Angeles Superior Court

Johnson & Johnson Faces First California State Court Talcum Powder Trial in Los Angeles Superior Court

Mark York Jul 12, 2017
The closely watched first bellwether trial (Eva Echeverria v. Johnson & Johnson, Case No. BC628228), in California state court over clai
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Court Selects 2 Testosterone Cases Against Lilly for Bellwether Trials

Court Selects 2 Testosterone Cases Against Lilly for Bellwether Trials

Larry Bodine Jun 29, 2017

The US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois selected two cases as Lilly Bellwether Trial cases in In re Testosterone Repl

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California Can Say that Roundup Causes Cancer

California Can Say that Roundup Causes Cancer

Larry Bodine Jun 28, 2017
This article is a part of KCET and Link TV’s “Summer of the Environment.” California is free to declare officially that Monsanto’s Rou
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Roundup Causes Cancer, California Says

Roundup Causes Cancer, California Says

Larry Bodine Jun 28, 2017

California is free to declare officially that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller causes cancer after a state court stopped a lawsui

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Beware of Green Dot Debit Card Scam Targeting Yaz Settlement Recipients

Beware of Green Dot Debit Card Scam Targeting Yaz Settlement Recipients

Larry Bodine Jun 27, 2017
Some women who have suffered real injuries as a result of using Yaz, Yasmin, Gianvi and Ocella birth control are being injured again as con
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First on the House Agenda: HR 985 Raises the Bar Class on Actions

First on the House Agenda: HR 985 Raises the Bar Class on Actions

Larry Bodine Jun 26, 2017
The House of Representatives moves quickly to curtail victims’ rights. By Jesse Jensen, Esq. Reprinted with permission. As recognized by the
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Jury Awards Nearly $218 Million to Kansas Corn Producers In First Syngenta GMO Corn Class Action Lawsuit

Jury Awards Nearly $218 Million to Kansas Corn Producers In First Syngenta GMO Corn Class Action Lawsuit

Larry Bodine Jun 26, 2017

A Kansas jury sided with Kansas corn producers in the first of eight certified state class action lawsuits involving the nation’s c

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Defective Airbag Maker Takata Files for Bankruptcy

Defective Airbag Maker Takata Files for Bankruptcy

Larry Bodine Jun 26, 2017
Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs of i
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NJ Designates State Lawsuits over Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Heads as Multicounty Litigation

NJ Designates State Lawsuits over Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Heads as Multicounty Litigation

Larry Bodine Jun 23, 2017
New Jersey’s chief justice on May 16 assigned state lawsuits over the Stryker LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium (CoCr) V40 femoral heads into a
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C.R. Bard Settles 75 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

C.R. Bard Settles 75 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Larry Bodine Jun 23, 2017
C.R. Bard, Inc. has reportedly settled another batch of transvaginal mesh lawsuits that were part of the federal multidistrict litigation un
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Xarelto Bellwether Trial #2 also Ends with Defense Verdict

Xarelto Bellwether Trial #2 also Ends with Defense Verdict

Larry Bodine Jun 22, 2017

A federal jury in Louisiana found that Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Bayer Corp., makers of blood thinner Xarelto, adequately war

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67 Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL in Atlanta

67 Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL in Atlanta

Larry Bodine Jun 22, 2017

The JPMDL consolidated all Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh litigation in the federal courts before Judge Richard W. Sto

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JMPL to Reconsider Proton Pump Inhibitor MDL at July 27 Hearing

JMPL to Reconsider Proton Pump Inhibitor MDL at July 27 Hearing

Larry Bodine Jun 21, 2017

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will hear arguments at a July 27 hearing in Los Angeles Federal Court, on a new mot

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Jury Awards Boy $15 Million for Depakote Birth Defects

Jury Awards Boy $15 Million for Depakote Birth Defects

Larry Bodine Jun 21, 2017
A federal court jury in East St. Louis, IL, awarded $15 million in compensatory damages on June 9 to a boy who was born with spina bifida as
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Here’s Why Law Firm Social Media is a Waste of Time

Here’s Why Law Firm Social Media is a Waste of Time

Larry Bodine Jun 21, 2017
By Jayne Navarre. Attorneys were slow to catch the social media wave. But once it looked safe to go into the water—the firm next door was do
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Mistrial Declared in Missouri Talc Case after Supreme Court’s Bristol-Myers Ruling

Mistrial Declared in Missouri Talc Case after Supreme Court’s Bristol-Myers Ruling

Larry Bodine Jun 20, 2017
A Missouri judge granted a mistrial in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder trial in Missouri today after the U.S. Supreme Court’
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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down California Ruling in Bristol-Myers’ Plavix Case

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down California Ruling in Bristol-Myers’ Plavix Case

Larry Bodine Jun 19, 2017
The US Supreme Court ruled today that California courts lack specific jurisdiction to entertain the nonresidents’ claims against Bristol-Mye
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Trump declares war on the Department of Justice

Trump declares war on the Department of Justice

Larry Bodine Jun 16, 2017
Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, encouraged Americans in a statement issued late Thursday to be “skeptical about anonymous al
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Public Citizen and PoPS Intervene for Students Victimized by Predatory Schools

Public Citizen and PoPS Intervene for Students Victimized by Predatory Schools

Larry Bodine Jun 16, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump administration cannot be trusted to protect students defrauded by predatory for-profit colleges and career trai
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6th Ovarian Cancer Trial – Jury Hears Opening Statements in Missouri’s

6th Ovarian Cancer Trial – Jury Hears Opening Statements in Missouri’s

Larry Bodine Jun 14, 2017

Missouri’s sixth trial involving Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products and their alleged association with ovarian ca

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JPML Transfers Talc Cases from Missouri to Defense-Friendly NJ Court

JPML Transfers Talc Cases from Missouri to Defense-Friendly NJ Court

Larry Bodine Jun 8, 2017

Overruling the objections of the plaintiffs, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) transferred four talcum powder cases

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JPML Centralizes Hernia Mesh Litigation in District of Georgia

JPML Centralizes Hernia Mesh Litigation in District of Georgia

Larry Bodine Jun 7, 2017

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) created MDL 2782 to hear 70 hernia mesh actions pending against Johnson & Johns

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Witness: Xarelto is “The Worst” of All Anticoagulents

Witness: Xarelto is “The Worst” of All Anticoagulents

Larry Bodine Jun 5, 2017
In damning testimony against drugmakers Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer, an expert cardiologist testified at the second Xarelto bellwether
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Ohio Attorney General Sues J&J, Teva, Endo, Purdue & Allergan for Fueling Opiod Addiction Epidemic

Ohio Attorney General Sues J&J, Teva, Endo, Purdue & Allergan for Fueling Opiod Addiction Epidemic

Larry Bodine Jun 2, 2017
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit against five leading prescription opioid manufacturers and their related companies, chargi
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Xarelto Trial Opening Statements — What Killed Sharon Orr?

Xarelto Trial Opening Statements — What Killed Sharon Orr?

Larry Bodine Jun 1, 2017

The outcome of the second bellwether trial over the dangers of Xarelto, a blood thinner sold by Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer, boils

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Plaintiff Recovers $2.1 Million, as Johnson & Johnson Loses 4th Pennsylvania Trial

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Plaintiff Recovers $2.1 Million, as Johnson & Johnson Loses 4th Pennsylvania Trial

Larry Bodine May 31, 2017
A Pennsylvania jury awarded $2.1 million to a woman who suffered serious complications after Ethicon, Inc.’s Gynecare Prolift mesh det
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Corporate Defendants Win in Supreme Court Ruling on Jurisdiction in Employer Liability Cases

Corporate Defendants Win in Supreme Court Ruling on Jurisdiction in Employer Liability Cases

Larry Bodine May 30, 2017
By Aaron D. Van Oort and Jane Dall Wilson Reversing the Montana Supreme Court, the US Supreme Court decided BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, No.
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Corporate Defendants Win in Supreme Court Ruling on Jurisdiction for Out-of-State Plaintiffs

Corporate Defendants Win in Supreme Court Ruling on Jurisdiction for Out-of-State Plaintiffs

Larry Bodine May 30, 2017
Reversing the Montana Supreme Court, the US Supreme Court decided BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, No. 16-405, on May 30, 2017, holding that a s
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Jury Selection Starts Today for Second Xarelto Bellwether Trial

Jury Selection Starts Today for Second Xarelto Bellwether Trial

Larry Bodine May 30, 2017
By Joseph VanZandt. The second bellwether trial involving bleeding risks with the blood thinner Xarelto is slated to begin today. The trial
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Supreme Court Rules On Jurisdiction In Employer Liability Cases

Supreme Court Rules On Jurisdiction In Employer Liability Cases

Larry Bodine May 30, 2017
By Aaron D. Van Oort and Jane Dall Wilson Today, the Supreme Court decided BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, No. 16-405, holding that § 56 of the
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What Trump and the New Commissioner mean for the FDA

What Trump and the New Commissioner mean for the FDA

Larry Bodine May 26, 2017
By Joseph DiNardo, Esq. and Erin Delaney, Esq. There is much uncertainty throughout the pharmaceutical industry as a new U.S. Food and Drug
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Xarelto Lawsuits Near 19,000 as Second Bellwether Trial Starts Next Week

Xarelto Lawsuits Near 19,000 as Second Bellwether Trial Starts Next Week

Larry Bodine May 25, 2017
Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG have been named defendants in at least 18,900 Xarelto lawsuits, most of which are pending in multidistric
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3,700 IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed Against Bard and Cook Medical

3,700 IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed Against Bard and Cook Medical

Larry Bodine May 23, 2017
Cook Medical, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. continue to face mounting lawsuits over their retrievable IVC filters, with 3,769 cases filed against
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Eliquis Plaintiffs Must Show Cause Why Their Cases Shouldn’t Be Dismissed from MDL

Eliquis Plaintiffs Must Show Cause Why Their Cases Shouldn’t Be Dismissed from MDL

Larry Bodine May 22, 2017
Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, who is supervising the Eliquis MDL, ordered all plaintif
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A Closer Look at Advertising Response within a Guaranteed Cost Structure

A Closer Look at Advertising Response within a Guaranteed Cost Structure

Larry Bodine May 19, 2017
By George Young, Partner, Amicus Media Group In a world where consumers are presented with an overwhelming choice of television, radio, and
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Invokana Cases Move Forward with Discovery Plan, Bellwether Case Selection, Scheduling of Trials

Invokana Cases Move Forward with Discovery Plan, Bellwether Case Selection, Scheduling of Trials

Larry Bodine May 18, 2017
The federal multidistrict litigation overseeing hundreds of products liability lawsuits involving Invokana and Invokamet are moving forward
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European Study Says Depakote Caused Thousands of Severe Birth Defects

European Study Says Depakote Caused Thousands of Severe Birth Defects

Larry Bodine May 17, 2017
A new European study finds that pregnant women who took epilepsy drug valproate — sold in the US as Depakote — were four times m
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Generic Taxotere Lawsuits Allowed in Federal MDL

Generic Taxotere Lawsuits Allowed in Federal MDL

Larry Bodine May 16, 2017

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has allowed claims involving generic docetaxel, a chemotherapy drug, to be inc

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GEC Laxoplex Muscle-Building Supplement Recalled for Containing Steroids

GEC Laxoplex Muscle-Building Supplement Recalled for Containing Steroids

Larry Bodine May 15, 2017
Genetic Edge Compounds recalled all lot codes of GEC Laxoplex dietary supplement capsules distributed between February 2, 2015-May 2, 2017 t
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Eliquis State-Law Claims Preempted, MDL Case Dismissed

Eliquis State-Law Claims Preempted, MDL Case Dismissed

Larry Bodine May 12, 2017

A federal judge in New York dismissed one of 49 cases brought against Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. over their Eliqui

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Australian Survey Finds that 58% were Injured by Pelvic Mesh Implant

Australian Survey Finds that 58% were Injured by Pelvic Mesh Implant

Larry Bodine May 11, 2017
Problems caused by transvaginal mesh have been grossly under-estimated, according to a new survey by an Australian Health Issue Center. Of t
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Are Courts Daubert Averse?

Are Courts Daubert Averse?

Larry Bodine May 10, 2017
This article was originally published in BullsEye, an expert witness and litigation news publication published by IMS ExpertServices. IMS Ex
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New FDA Commissioner Gottlieb is Nothing More than an Agent for Big Pharma

New FDA Commissioner Gottlieb is Nothing More than an Agent for Big Pharma

Larry Bodine May 9, 2017
The US Senate approved controversial nominee Dr. Scott Gottlieb to be the new Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. He is a phys
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No Cause for Panic in Defense Verdict in the First Xarelto Bellwether Trial

No Cause for Panic in Defense Verdict in the First Xarelto Bellwether Trial

John Ray May 9, 2017
Within minutes of the defense verdict being handed down in the first Xarelto bellwether trial, (Boudreaux vs Bayer et.al., Case No. 2:14-cv-
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Bard Seeks Summary Judgment in IVC Filter MDL with Novel Preemption Argument

Bard Seeks Summary Judgment in IVC Filter MDL with Novel Preemption Argument

Larry Bodine May 8, 2017
In a gambit to dismiss 1,700 lawsuits against its IVC filter, CR Bard is pressing a novel argument that the FDA’s quickie 510(k) appro
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Bard Seeks Summary Judgment in IVC Filter MDL with Novel Preemtion Argument

Bard Seeks Summary Judgment in IVC Filter MDL with Novel Preemtion Argument

Larry Bodine May 8, 2017
In a gambit to dismiss 1,700 lawsuits against its IVC filter, CR Bard is pressing a novel argument that the FDA’s quickie 510(k) appro
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Asked to Punish J&J, Jury Returns $110 Million Verdict in Talc Case

Asked to Punish J&J, Jury Returns $110 Million Verdict in Talc Case

Larry Bodine May 5, 2017
Asked by plaintiff attorney Allen Smith to punish Johnson & Johnson for its “reprehensible” actions in selling cancer-causin
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Court Tosses 2d Verdict in Accutane Case Because of Expert Testimony Mistakes

Court Tosses 2d Verdict in Accutane Case Because of Expert Testimony Mistakes

Larry Bodine May 3, 2017
For the second time, an Alabama man had a jury award in his favor thrown out by New Jersey appellate courts in a case involving Accutane, wh
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Defense Verdict in First Xarelto Bellwether Trial

Defense Verdict in First Xarelto Bellwether Trial

Larry Bodine May 3, 2017
A federal jury in Louisiana ruled that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG provided adequate instructions for the safe use of Xarelto to the
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PA Court Allows Strict Liability Manufacturing  Defect Claims Against Stryker

PA Court Allows Strict Liability Manufacturing Defect Claims Against Stryker

Larry Bodine May 2, 2017
A federal judge, ruling on Pennsylvania law, allowed a strict liability manufacturing defect claim to proceed against Howmedica Osteonics Co
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Why ‘Tort Reform’ Takes Away Your Rights

Why ‘Tort Reform’ Takes Away Your Rights

Larry Bodine May 1, 2017
By Jodine Mayberry. This is reprinted from The Delaware County Daily Times. The Pennsylvania Superior Court in February upheld a $10 million
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Zofran Fraud Claims Can Proceed against GSK

Zofran Fraud Claims Can Proceed against GSK

Larry Bodine Apr 28, 2017

US District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV shot down a defense motion and allowed fraud claims filed by 365 plaintiffs to proceed, charging th

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Philadelphia Jury Awards $20 Million against Johnson & Johnson in Vaginal Mesh Case

Philadelphia Jury Awards $20 Million against Johnson & Johnson in Vaginal Mesh Case

Larry Bodine Apr 28, 2017
A Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury returned a $20 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for injuries suffered by a New Jersey
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U.S. Invokana Sales Slide As Injury Lawsuits Mount

U.S. Invokana Sales Slide As Injury Lawsuits Mount

Larry Bodine Apr 27, 2017
By Sandy Liebhard Johnson & Johnson continues to face legal challenges over Invokana. In addition to slowing U.S. sales, the Type 2 diab
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FDA Warns about Fradulent Cancer Cures

FDA Warns about Fradulent Cancer Cures

Larry Bodine Apr 26, 2017
The FDA issued warning letters addressed to 14 U.S.-based companies illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to preve
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JAMA Study: Xarelto Causes More Bleeding Than Pradaxa

JAMA Study: Xarelto Causes More Bleeding Than Pradaxa

Larry Bodine Apr 25, 2017
In a new-user cohort study of 118,891 patients, rivaroxaban (Xarelto) treatment was associated with greatly increased intracranial hemorrhag
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European Agency Warns of Toe Amputations Caused by Invokana, Farxiga and Xigduo

European Agency Warns of Toe Amputations Caused by Invokana, Farxiga and Xigduo

Larry Bodine Apr 25, 2017
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) reported that a potential increased risk of lower limb amputation (mostly affecting the toes) exists in
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J&J Trial: “Medical and Scientific Certainty” that Talc Caused Cancer

J&J Trial: “Medical and Scientific Certainty” that Talc Caused Cancer

Larry Bodine Apr 25, 2017
A Harvard epidemiologist told a Missouri jury Monday that he has reached “medical and scientific certainty” that a woman’s daily use of John
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Holding Brand Name Drug Makers Liable for Generic Versions

Holding Brand Name Drug Makers Liable for Generic Versions

John Ray Apr 24, 2017
Today, nearly 8 in 10 prescriptions filled in the US are for generic drugs, according to the FDA. The use of generic drugs is expected to gr
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Taxotere Judge Sets Science Day

Taxotere Judge Sets Science Day

Larry Bodine Apr 21, 2017
US District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt ordered the parties in Taxotere litigation in MDL 2740, where 949 cases are filed in the Eastern Distri
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Parties Nominate 34 Cases for Bellwether Trials in Bair Hugger Litigation

Parties Nominate 34 Cases for Bellwether Trials in Bair Hugger Litigation

Larry Bodine Apr 20, 2017
3M and the plaintiffs in the federal litigation over the the company’s Bair Hugger warming blanket have nominated 34 hip infection and
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Hearing Set for MDL in Ethicon Physiomesh Hernia Repair Product Litigation

Hearing Set for MDL in Ethicon Physiomesh Hernia Repair Product Litigation

Larry Bodine Apr 20, 2017
As we predicted, the plaintiffs in Physiomesh Flexible Composite hernia mesh filed a motion to create a new MDL No. 2782 in either Illinois
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Key Plaintiff Experts Admitted in Next Weeks’ Xarelto Trial

Key Plaintiff Experts Admitted in Next Weeks’ Xarelto Trial

Larry Bodine Apr 19, 2017
Ruling in several Daubert motions, US District Judge Eldon E. Fallon admitted three of the plaintiff’s key expert witnesses in two upc
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4 Key Plaintiff Experts Admitted in Next Weeks’ Xarelto Trial

4 Key Plaintiff Experts Admitted in Next Weeks’ Xarelto Trial

Larry Bodine Apr 19, 2017

Ruling in several Daubert motions, US District Judge Eldon E. Fallon admitted four of the plaintiff’s key expert witnesses in

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Court Shoots Down Preemption Claim as Xarelto Bellwether Trial Nears

Court Shoots Down Preemption Claim as Xarelto Bellwether Trial Nears

Larry Bodine Apr 18, 2017
Shooting down a preemption argument in a defense summary judgment motion, US District Judge Eldon E. Fallon allowed plaintiffs’ state-
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Closely-Watched Talcum Powder-Cancer Trial Underway in St. Louis

Closely-Watched Talcum Powder-Cancer Trial Underway in St. Louis

Larry Bodine Apr 17, 2017

The fifth in a series of trials is underway in St. Louis over the connection between Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing person

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Judge Awards $2 Million to Zimmer Hip Implant Plaintiff

Judge Awards $2 Million to Zimmer Hip Implant Plaintiff

Larry Bodine Apr 14, 2017

Medical device manufacturer Zimmer Inc. has been ordered to pay more than $2 million to a New Mexico man for a defective Zimmer hip impla

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Mirena IUD Plaintiffs Successfully Get 2d MDL for Intracranial Hypertension Claims

Mirena IUD Plaintiffs Successfully Get 2d MDL for Intracranial Hypertension Claims

Larry Bodine Apr 13, 2017
Plaintiffs who have filed suit against Bayer over its Mirena hormone-coated birth control device have succeeded in having a second multidist
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Federal Court Establishes MDL 2776 for Farxiga and Xigduo Diabetes Drugs

Federal Court Establishes MDL 2776 for Farxiga and Xigduo Diabetes Drugs

Larry Bodine Apr 12, 2017
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation established MDL No. 2776 in New York to hear claims of diabetic ketoacidosis and kidney damag
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3d Circuit: Preemption Issue is Question of Fact for Jury, Not Legal Issue for Judge

3d Circuit: Preemption Issue is Question of Fact for Jury, Not Legal Issue for Judge

Larry Bodine Apr 11, 2017
In a far-reaching opinion, the Third Circuit US Court of Appeals revived 5,000 product liability cases involving the osteoporosis drug Fosam
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GSK Asks Supreme Court to Let it Wriggle Out of Jurisdiction in Paxil Birth Defect Case

GSK Asks Supreme Court to Let it Wriggle Out of Jurisdiction in Paxil Birth Defect Case

Larry Bodine Apr 10, 2017
GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of antidepressant Paxil that causes profound birth defects, according to plaintiffs, asked the US Supreme Court t
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Federal MDL Created for Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCR V40 Prosthetic Hip

Federal MDL Created for Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCR V40 Prosthetic Hip

Larry Bodine Apr 7, 2017
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) created the new MDL No. 2768 to hear products liability litigation involving the Stry
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The Senate Should Reject the ‘‘Fairness’’ in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017

The Senate Should Reject the ‘‘Fairness’’ in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017

Larry Bodine Apr 6, 2017
By Elizabeth Chamblee Burch And Myriam Gilles This article is reprinted from the Bloomberg Law Product Safety & Liability Reporter. Some
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New MDL Created for Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Litigation

New MDL Created for Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Litigation

Larry Bodine Apr 6, 2017
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) created MDL No. 2775 to centralize Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR
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New MDL Created for Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip BHR Litigation

New MDL Created for Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip BHR Litigation

Larry Bodine Apr 6, 2017
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) created MDL No. 2775 to centralize Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR
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Recall of Zecuity Migraine Patch as FDA Evaluating Risk of As FDA Investigates Burns and Scars

Recall of Zecuity Migraine Patch as FDA Evaluating Risk of As FDA Investigates Burns and Scars

Larry Bodine Apr 5, 2017

Zecuity manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals has suspended sales, marketing, and distribution to investigate the cause of burns and sca

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With Trial Coming Up, Xarelto Makers Face $2.5 Billion in Potential Liability

With Trial Coming Up, Xarelto Makers Face $2.5 Billion in Potential Liability

Larry Bodine Apr 4, 2017

As a bellwether trial is looming in federal court in New Orleans, the makers of Xarelto are facing $2.5 billion in potential liability fr

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Chicago Woman Names Walgreens in Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Chicago Woman Names Walgreens in Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Larry Bodine Apr 3, 2017

A Chicago woman who used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Shower to Shower powder that she bought at Walgreens has named the

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11th Circuit Upholds $2.1 Million Verdict by Initially-Confused Jury in Wright Hip Case

11th Circuit Upholds $2.1 Million Verdict by Initially-Confused Jury in Wright Hip Case

Larry Bodine Mar 31, 2017

The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $2.1 million judgment, excusing the initial confusion by a jury in the first bellwethe

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New Research Shows that Roundup Herbicide Causes Liver Disease in Rats

New Research Shows that Roundup Herbicide Causes Liver Disease in Rats

Larry Bodine Mar 30, 2017

New research published at Nature.com shows that an ultra-low dose of Roundup herbicide causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in r

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Testimony Sheds Light on Role of Science in California Talc Litigation

Testimony Sheds Light on Role of Science in California Talc Litigation

Larry Bodine Mar 29, 2017

By Nathan A. Schachtman, Esq. and David H. Schwartz, Ph.D. “Science Day” hearings have become commonplace in complex state an

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New Group of Plaintiffs Seek Stryker LFIT Hip MDL in New Jersey State Court

New Group of Plaintiffs Seek Stryker LFIT Hip MDL in New Jersey State Court

Larry Bodine Mar 28, 2017

As the federal courts weigh creating an MDL for litigation involving the Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Device, a different group of 25 plaint

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FDA Warns that Allergan’s Viberzi Increases Risk of Serious Pancreatitis

FDA Warns that Allergan’s Viberzi Increases Risk of Serious Pancreatitis

Larry Bodine Mar 27, 2017
The FDA is warning that Viberzi (eluxadoline), a medicine used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), should not be used i
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Admitting Hip Replacements Cause Metallosis, Smith & Nephew Issues Urgent Recall

Admitting Hip Replacements Cause Metallosis, Smith & Nephew Issues Urgent Recall

Larry Bodine Mar 27, 2017

Admitting for the first time that its Modular SMF and Modular REDAPT femoral replacement hip systems cause toxic metallosis in patie

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Plaintiffs Seek MDL in Ethicon Physiomesh Hernia Repair Product Litigation

Plaintiffs Seek MDL in Ethicon Physiomesh Hernia Repair Product Litigation

Larry Bodine Mar 24, 2017

As we predicted, the plaintiffs in Physiomesh Flexible Composite hernia mesh filed a motion to create a new MDL No. 2782 in either Illino

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H.R. 985 Quietly Slipping Through Congress That Will Give Big Pharma Unlimited Power & Zero Accountability

H.R. 985 Quietly Slipping Through Congress That Will Give Big Pharma Unlimited Power & Zero Accountability

Larry Bodine Mar 23, 2017

By Lisa Bloomquist. This article is reprinted from Collective Evolution. H.R. 985, the 2017 Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, aims

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FDA Warns of 9 Deaths from Cancer Caused by Breast Implants

FDA Warns of 9 Deaths from Cancer Caused by Breast Implants

Larry Bodine Mar 22, 2017

The FDA announced that nine deaths from a rare form of cancer are linked to breast implants with pebbly surfaces. As of Feb. 1, the agenc

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$70 Million Talcum Powder Verdict Stands, as Missouri Court Denies J&J Post-Trial Motions

$70 Million Talcum Powder Verdict Stands, as Missouri Court Denies J&J Post-Trial Motions

Larry Bodine Mar 22, 2017

Johnson & Johnson and other talcum powder lawsuit defendants have been denied their bid to overturn the $70 million verdict awarded t

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Direct Filing of Invokana and Atrium C-Qur Lawsuits Now Permitted in Federal MDLs

Direct Filing of Invokana and Atrium C-Qur Lawsuits Now Permitted in Federal MDLs

Larry Bodine Mar 22, 2017

In separate pretrial orders, the courts overseeing federal multidistrict litigation for Invokana and for Atrium C-Qur both ruled that pla

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Attorneys Mistakenly Turn Down Xarelto Cases When Death Certificate Omits Internal Bleeding

Attorneys Mistakenly Turn Down Xarelto Cases When Death Certificate Omits Internal Bleeding

Larry Bodine Mar 21, 2017

By John Ray. Even as Xarelto litigation grows ahead of the first bellwether trial in federal court MDL No. 2592, some plaintiff atto

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Dupont and Chemours agree to $671 million settlement in Teflon cancer MDL

Dupont and Chemours agree to $671 million settlement in Teflon cancer MDL

Larry Bodine Mar 20, 2017
Dupont and the Chemours Company have agreed to pay nearly $671 million to settle an Ohio multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving a chemical
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Bellwether Mediation in Mass Tort Litigation Promotes Settlements

Bellwether Mediation in Mass Tort Litigation Promotes Settlements

Larry Bodine Mar 18, 2017
Adam Zimmerman, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, has published his new article “Bellwether Settlements” to SSRN.  The abstra
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Court Orders Parties in Cook IVC Filter MDL to the Settlement Table

Court Orders Parties in Cook IVC Filter MDL to the Settlement Table

Larry Bodine Mar 17, 2017
Pressuring the parties to settle, the court overseeing Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2570, ordered both
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Corrupt EPA Official Bragged About Killing Study into Roundup Causing Cancer

Corrupt EPA Official Bragged About Killing Study into Roundup Causing Cancer

Larry Bodine Mar 16, 2017
The federal judge overseeing the MDL for Roundup litigation released records exposing how a corrupt Environmental Protection Agency official
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Bellwether Cases Chosen for NJ Mesh Litigation Against Bard and Ethicon

Bellwether Cases Chosen for NJ Mesh Litigation Against Bard and Ethicon

Larry Bodine Mar 16, 2017
C.R. Bard has selected three additional cases for bellwether trials in consolidated litigation in the New Jersey Superior Court, now in Berg
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Monsanto Colluded To “Ghost-Write” Studies on the Pesticide Roundup

Monsanto Colluded To “Ghost-Write” Studies on the Pesticide Roundup

Larry Bodine Mar 16, 2017
Newly-released emails written by executives at Monsanto Co. show that Monsanto employees ghostwrote articles for independent scientists. Lea
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Attacking Civil Rights, House Passes HR 985 to Undermine Mass Tort and Class Action Litigition

Attacking Civil Rights, House Passes HR 985 to Undermine Mass Tort and Class Action Litigition

Larry Bodine Mar 15, 2017
H.R. 985, a Republican bill that skews class action and mass tort litigation in favor of big corporate defendants — at the expense of
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Motion Filed to Create MDL for Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Litigation

Motion Filed to Create MDL for Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Litigation

Larry Bodine Mar 14, 2017
Plaintiffs who were injured by Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (“BHR”) system and R3 metal-on-metal liner (“R3”) have
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Facing 11,000 Xarelto Lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson Doubles Down on Physician Bribes

Facing 11,000 Xarelto Lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson Doubles Down on Physician Bribes

Larry Bodine Mar 13, 2017
By KJ McElrath. This article is reprinted from The Ring of Fire Network. Xarelto, a “New Generation” anti-coagulant, was supposed to have be
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Taxotere Judge Issues Orders for Common Benefit and Special Master

Taxotere Judge Issues Orders for Common Benefit and Special Master

Larry Bodine Mar 12, 2017
Lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals who allegedly experienced permanent alopecia due to the Taxotere chemotherapy medication continue to
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FDA Warns on Balloon Angioplasty Devices to treat Autonomic Dysfunction

FDA Warns on Balloon Angioplasty Devices to treat Autonomic Dysfunction

Larry Bodine Mar 9, 2017
The FDA is alerting doctors and the public about an experimental procedure called Transvascular Autonomic Modulation (TVAM). This procedure
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Progress in Talcum Powder Multidistrict Litigation in NJ

Progress in Talcum Powder Multidistrict Litigation in NJ

Larry Bodine Mar 9, 2017
Dozens of talcum powder lawsuits filed on behalf of women who allegedly developed ovarian cancer due to Johnson & Johnson’s talc-b
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The EPA’s Ties to Monsanto Could Be Disastrous

The EPA’s Ties to Monsanto Could Be Disastrous

Larry Bodine Mar 3, 2017
By Thom Hartmann. This article is reprinted from the Summer 2016 issue of The Trial Lawyer magazine. Conservative politicians love to talk a
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Monsanto’s Deadly Harvest

Monsanto’s Deadly Harvest

Larry Bodine Mar 2, 2017

By KJ MAcElrath. This article is reprinted from the Summer 2016 issue of The Trial Lawyer magazine. In March 2015, the International

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Judge Approves $12.5 Million Settlement for 4,000 Caldera Pelvic Mesh Claims

Judge Approves $12.5 Million Settlement for 4,000 Caldera Pelvic Mesh Claims

Larry Bodine Mar 1, 2017
US District Judge Stephen V. Wilson in California approved a meager $12.5 million settlement to be shared pro rata by 4,000 plaintiffs suing
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Judge Rules that Invokana Litigation Should Stay in Federal Court

Judge Rules that Invokana Litigation Should Stay in Federal Court

Larry Bodine Feb 28, 2017
US District Judge Mitchell Goldberg ruled that the federal court will retain jurisdiction over 106 Invokana lawsuits that were filed last ye
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Parties Agree To Reschedule Xarelto Bellwether Trials to April

Parties Agree To Reschedule Xarelto Bellwether Trials to April

Larry Bodine Feb 27, 2017
The four lawsuits that were to be tried first in the federal Xarelto products liability MDL No. 2592 were pushed back another month at the r
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New MDLs Requested for Farxiga, Mirena, Hip Implants and Sorin 3T Heater

New MDLs Requested for Farxiga, Mirena, Hip Implants and Sorin 3T Heater

Larry Bodine Feb 24, 2017
The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) will hear argument on March 30 on whether to create new multi-district litigation
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Alarm: H.R. 985 is an Attempt to Undermine Multidistrict Litigation

Alarm: H.R. 985 is an Attempt to Undermine Multidistrict Litigation

Larry Bodine Feb 23, 2017
Several law professors, including Fordham Law Professor Howard Erichson, are ringing alarm bells about a new bill that just passed the House
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Johnson & Johnson’s Risperdal Behind Massive Spike in Mass Tort Litigation

Johnson & Johnson’s Risperdal Behind Massive Spike in Mass Tort Litigation

Larry Bodine Feb 22, 2017

By Anjelica Cappellino. This article is reprinted from The Expert Institute. There has been a huge spike in mass tort litigation due to t

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Biomet Pays $350,000 to Settle Defective Shoulder Replacement Case

Biomet Pays $350,000 to Settle Defective Shoulder Replacement Case

Larry Bodine Feb 21, 2017
Biomet, Inc. agreed to pay $350,000 to a Denver man who had both shoulders replaced with defective Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder prostheses
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Physio-Control Recalls Lifepak15 Defibrillator for Failure to Deliver Electrical Shock

Physio-Control Recalls Lifepak15 Defibrillator for Failure to Deliver Electrical Shock

Larry Bodine Feb 20, 2017
The FDA has issued a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall, for The Physio-Control Lifepak 15 Monitor/Defibrillator (LP15). Use of
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Woman Sues Ethicon After Intestines Push Through Hernia Mesh

Woman Sues Ethicon After Intestines Push Through Hernia Mesh

Larry Bodine Feb 17, 2017
A Georgia woman filed a products liability suit against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon when loops of her intestines protruded through mul
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High Fracture Rate Causes FDA Recall of Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement

High Fracture Rate Causes FDA Recall of Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement

Larry Bodine Feb 16, 2017
The FDA has issued a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall, for more than 3,600 shoulder replacement devices — the Biomet Co
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FDA Recalls 32,000 More Smith & Nephew Hip Replacements

FDA Recalls 32,000 More Smith & Nephew Hip Replacements

Larry Bodine Feb 16, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration has recalled 31,936 hip replacement systems made by Smith & Nephew because of the “higher than an
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4th Circuit Finds Evidence Sufficient to Uphold $3.27M Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Verdict

4th Circuit Finds Evidence Sufficient to Uphold $3.27M Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Verdict

Larry Bodine Feb 15, 2017
The Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $3.27 million jury verdict in the second Ethicon pelvic mesh bellwether trial, dismissing de
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Plaintiff Seeks MDL for Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Device

Plaintiff Seeks MDL for Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Device

Larry Bodine Feb 14, 2017
A Massachusetts hip replacement patient has requested that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) consolidate litigation aga
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Judge in Xarelto Litigation Addresses Deficiencies in Plaintiff Fact Sheet Compliance

Judge in Xarelto Litigation Addresses Deficiencies in Plaintiff Fact Sheet Compliance

Larry Bodine Feb 13, 2017
For the fifth time since the federal Xarelto products liability MDL No. 2592 was created, US District Judge Eldon E. Fallon issued a pretria
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JPML Consolidates Eliquis Product Liability Litigation into New MDL in NY

JPML Consolidates Eliquis Product Liability Litigation into New MDL in NY

Larry Bodine Feb 13, 2017

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation created new MDL No. 2754 to hear product liability litigation against Bristol-Myers S

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5th Circuit Denies Motion to Hear DePuy Hip Appeals Together

5th Circuit Denies Motion to Hear DePuy Hip Appeals Together

Larry Bodine Feb 10, 2017
The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals denied the motion of eight successful plaintiffs who last year obtained a combined total of $646 million
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Court Appoints Plaintiffs’ Counsel in California Xarelto JCCP Cases

Court Appoints Plaintiffs’ Counsel in California Xarelto JCCP Cases

Larry Bodine Feb 10, 2017
California Superior Court Judge Kenneth R. Freeman in Los Angeles appointed the plaintiffs’ liaison counsel in the state’s Judic
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Stryker Hip Settlement Extended to Cover 2014 to 2016

Stryker Hip Settlement Extended to Cover 2014 to 2016

Larry Bodine Feb 8, 2017
US District Judge Donovan W. Frank in pretrial order No. 36 expanded a 2014 settlement program for US patients who underwent surgery to repl
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JPMDL Denies Consolidation of Proton-Pump Inhibitor Litigation

JPMDL Denies Consolidation of Proton-Pump Inhibitor Litigation

Larry Bodine Feb 7, 2017
The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) cited four reasons to refuse the creation of a multi-district litigation docket fo
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Next Talcum Powder Cancer Trial Starts in Missouri Next Week

Next Talcum Powder Cancer Trial Starts in Missouri Next Week

Larry Bodine Feb 3, 2017

The next trial begins Feb. 6 in St. Louis against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn the public about the dangers that its ta

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Jury Returns Defense Verdict in Zimmer NexGen Knee Trial

Jury Returns Defense Verdict in Zimmer NexGen Knee Trial

Larry Bodine Feb 2, 2017
A Chicago jury returned a defense verdict for Zimmer Inc. in the third NexGen knee bellwether trial. The verdict was returned on Jan. 26 in
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Plaintiff’s Expert Excluded a Second Time in California Nexium Litigation

Plaintiff’s Expert Excluded a Second Time in California Nexium Litigation

Larry Bodine Feb 1, 2017
Plaintiff’s expert witness Dr. Sonny Bal will not testify in litigation that Nexium causes bone fractures, according to a ruling by th
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Pharma Companies Argue the Proton Pump Litigation Too Complex for an MDL

Pharma Companies Argue the Proton Pump Litigation Too Complex for an MDL

Larry Bodine Jan 31, 2017

Vehemently opposing a motion to create a new MDL for proton-pump inhibitor litigation (PPI), pharmaceutical companies argue that there ar

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Court: California Can Label Roundup as Cancer Threat

Court: California Can Label Roundup as Cancer Threat

Larry Bodine Jan 30, 2017
Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Kapetan ruled that California can require Monsanto to label its herbicide Roundup as a possible ca
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Join us  March 10-13 for the “Four Days to Mass Tort Success Course” in Fort Lauderdale

Join us March 10-13 for the “Four Days to Mass Tort Success Course” in Fort Lauderdale

Larry Bodine Jan 30, 2017
  Contact Barbara Capasso at (954) 383-3932  or barbara@masstortnexus.com for more information.  The upcoming year promises to create more o
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Court in Roundup MDL Orders Briefs on Cancer Studies

Court in Roundup MDL Orders Briefs on Cancer Studies

Larry Bodine Jan 30, 2017

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ordered the parties in Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2741 to submit briefs

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New Study Suggests Genital Talc Use Increases Ovarian Cancer Risk by 20%

New Study Suggests Genital Talc Use Increases Ovarian Cancer Risk by 20%

Larry Bodine Jan 27, 2017
Yet another study has found a possible link between the genital use of talcum powder and an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The research,
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Court Names Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for Invokana MDL

Court Names Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for Invokana MDL

Larry Bodine Jan 27, 2017
US District Judge Brian Martinotti appointed the plaintiff’s steering committee for MDL 2750 for Invokana (Canagliflozi
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Litigation Building Over Smith & Nephew Tandem Bipolar Hip

Litigation Building Over Smith & Nephew Tandem Bipolar Hip

Larry Bodine Jan 26, 2017
In the wake of recalls in the US and Australia, litigation is building against Smith & Nephew over its Tandem Bipolar Hip System, which
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C-Qur Hernia Mesh Judge Pauses Discovery in New MDL

C-Qur Hernia Mesh Judge Pauses Discovery in New MDL

Larry Bodine Jan 25, 2017
U.S. District Judge Landya B. McCafferty stayed all discovery proceedings in Pretrial Order No. 1, until an initial case management conferen
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Litigation Started Against Sorin Stöckert 3T Heart Surgery Medical Device

Litigation Started Against Sorin Stöckert 3T Heart Surgery Medical Device

Larry Bodine Jan 24, 2017
Following damning reports from the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the first lawsuit against the Sorin Stöckert 3T H
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Mirena IUD Plaintiffs Seek 2d MDL for Intracranial Hypertension Claims

Mirena IUD Plaintiffs Seek 2d MDL for Intracranial Hypertension Claims

Larry Bodine Jan 23, 2017
Ten plaintiffs who have filed suit against Bayer over its Mirena hormone-coated birth control device have asked the Judicial Panel on Multi-
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US Supreme Court to Rule on California State Jurisdiction Over Plavix Litigation

US Supreme Court to Rule on California State Jurisdiction Over Plavix Litigation

Larry Bodine Jan 20, 2017
Throwing a lifeline to Bristol-Myers as it tries to wriggle out of mass tort claims against its Plavix blood-thinner in California, the US S
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New Lawsuit Filed in Xarelto Litigation, as Caseload Reaches 14,465 Actions

New Lawsuit Filed in Xarelto Litigation, as Caseload Reaches 14,465 Actions

Larry Bodine Jan 20, 2017
Another wrongful death action has been filed in federal court in Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation, this time by a family
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New Data Show Heightened Risk of Birth Defects with Antidepressants

New Data Show Heightened Risk of Birth Defects with Antidepressants

Larry Bodine Jan 19, 2017
A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase t
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After Science Day, Flouroquinolone Litigation Heads Toward Settlement

After Science Day, Flouroquinolone Litigation Heads Toward Settlement

Larry Bodine Jan 18, 2017
Opposing parties held a science day in Fluoroquinolone Products Liability Litigation on Jan. 17, one of the penultimate steps before a compr
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Corrupt Congressman Invests in Zimmer Biomet, Then Sponsors Bill to Make Stock Price Go Up

Corrupt Congressman Invests in Zimmer Biomet, Then Sponsors Bill to Make Stock Price Go Up

Larry Bodine Jan 17, 2017
According to CNN, Rep. Tom Price last year bought shares in a defective medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that
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St. Jude Medical Recalls Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

St. Jude Medical Recalls Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

Larry Bodine Jan 17, 2017
St. Jude Medical Inc. on Tuesday said it would recall 400,000 implanted heart devices due to risk of premature battery depletion, a conditio
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FDA Warning: Do Not Use PNC-27 for Treatment or Cure for Cancer

FDA Warning: Do Not Use PNC-27 for Treatment or Cure for Cancer

Larry Bodine Jan 13, 2017
The FDA is warning consumers not to buy or use PNC-27, a product promoted and sold through http://PNC27.com, as a treatment or cure for canc
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Plaintiff’s Executive Committee Named in California Essure Birth Control Litigation

Plaintiff’s Executive Committee Named in California Essure Birth Control Litigation

Larry Bodine Jan 13, 2017
California Superior Court Judge Winifred Y. Smith named the plaintiff’s executive committee in state litigation against Bayer in Essur
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Federal Judge Joins Plaintiff Cases in Wright Profemur Hip Litigation

Federal Judge Joins Plaintiff Cases in Wright Profemur Hip Litigation

Larry Bodine Jan 12, 2017
At the plaintiff’s request, US District Judge Christina A. Snyder in California combined two cases against Wright Medical Technology,
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Plaintiffs in DePuy Hip Cases Ask 5th Circuit to Hear Appeals Together

Plaintiffs in DePuy Hip Cases Ask 5th Circuit to Hear Appeals Together

Larry Bodine Jan 11, 2017
Eight successful plaintiffs in In re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation have called on the Fifth U
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Philadelphia Court Upholds $13.7 Million Award in Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Case

Philadelphia Court Upholds $13.7 Million Award in Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Case

Larry Bodine Jan 10, 2017
Emphatically rejecting post-trial defense arguments, a Philadelphia Judge upheld a $13.7 million verdict against Ethicon, a Johnson & Jo
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Janssen Settles Latest Risperdal Case Before Trial in Philadelphia

Janssen Settles Latest Risperdal Case Before Trial in Philadelphia

Larry Bodine Jan 9, 2017
Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. settled the lawsuit of a New York boy who took the antipsychotic drug Risperdal and grew female breasts, just b
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Missouri Court Now Open to Non-Resident Plaintiffs in Talc-Related Cancer Trials

Missouri Court Now Open to Non-Resident Plaintiffs in Talc-Related Cancer Trials

Larry Bodine Jan 6, 2017
In a major victory for plaintiffs in litigation against Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder, the Missouri Court of Appeals opened it
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Judge Admits Causation Expert in Zimmer Knee Replacement MDL

Judge Admits Causation Expert in Zimmer Knee Replacement MDL

Larry Bodine Jan 6, 2017
A federal judge overseeing the Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation admitted a plaintiff’s causation expert whose
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Judge Chops $1 Billion Verdict in Half in Defective DePuy Hip Case

Judge Chops $1 Billion Verdict in Half in Defective DePuy Hip Case

Larry Bodine Jan 4, 2017
Ruling that punitive damages cannot be more than 10 times a plaintiff’s actual damages, US District Judge Ed Kinkeade in Texas chopped
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All Eyes on 3rd Circuit in Zoloft Expert Appeal

All Eyes on 3rd Circuit in Zoloft Expert Appeal

Larry Bodine Jan 4, 2017
Will Nicholas Jewell, a renowned Ph.D. biostatistician, get his chance to testify in In re Zoloft Products Liability Litigation? More than 3
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1,800 Cases Against Daiichi and Forest Labs in Benicar Product Liability MDL

1,800 Cases Against Daiichi and Forest Labs in Benicar Product Liability MDL

Larry Bodine Jan 3, 2017
A Pennsylvania man is the latest of 1,800 plaintiffs to file a mass tort claim against the makers of the blood pressure medication Benicar (
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