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Patient Death Prompts Class I Recall of GE Nuclear Medicine Systems

Earlier this month, General Electric pulled several nuclear medicine imaging devices off the market after one system fell and killed a patient. In a July 3, 2013 letter, General Electric notified hospitals and consumers of the incident and advised medical facilities and hospitals to stop using these affected nuclear medicine system devices. In response, on July 29th, […]

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Celgene Stops Late-Stage Trial of Revlimid® Due to High Mortality Rates

According to a recent report, Celgene has announced that it will stop a late-stage trial of its blood cancer drug, Revlimid®, after observing more deaths in elderly leukemia patients taking the drug as compared to those patients using an alternative treatment. The trial sought to test Revlimid® in formerly untreated, elderly patients with B-cell chronic […]

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Lawyers Seek Consolidation of Diabetes Drug Lawsuits in Federal Court

Last Thursday, attorneys urged the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate over fifty diabetes drug lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. These lawsuits involve four diabetes drugs in particular: Janumet® and Januvia®, manufactured by Merck Sharpe & Dohme; Victoza®, manufactured by Novo Nordisk Inc.; and Byetta®, […]

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Infuse® Bone Graft Lawsuit Update: New Studies Reveal Increased Risk of Cancer and Male Infertility

During spinal surgeries, doctors traditionally used graft material taken from another part of the patient’s body and inserted it into the space between two vertebrae to promote bone growth, improve stability, and relieve back pain. In 2002, Medtronic began marketing the Infuse® Bone Graft as a better alternative to traditional bone removal and grafting. Rather […]

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NuvaRing® MDL Update: Number of NuvaRing® Lawsuits on the Rise

There are currently over 1,200 NuvaRing® cases on file in the Multidistrict Litigation In re: NuvaRing® Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1964) pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri before The Honorable Judge Rodney W. Sippel. And the number of cases filed against the manufacturers of NuvaRing® in MDL 1964 […]

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Actos® Lawsuit Update: First Actos® Trial in Cook County, Illinois Set for March 2014

There are over 2,600 Actos® bladder cancer cases currently on file against Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, Illinois before The Honorable Judge Deborah Mary Dooling (In re Actos Litigation, Case No. 2011 L 10011). The first trial in the Cook County Actos® litigation is scheduled to begin in March 2014. Actos® […]

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Plavix® Lawsuits Pending in New Jersey MDL

Plaintiffs throughout the country have filed lawsuits against drug makers Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis claiming they have suffered various injuries from the use of Plavix®, including cerebral hemorrhaging (brain bleeding) and gastrointestinal hemorrhaging (abdominal bleeding). Plavix® was approved in 1997 and is commonly prescribed to patients at risk for heart attack, stroke, or blood clotting. […]

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Number of Pradaxa® Lawsuits on the Rise

Since May of this year, 470 new Pradaxa® lawsuits have been added to the Multidistrict Litigation In re: Pradaxa® (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2385), which is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois before the Honorable Chief Judge David R. Herndon. The number of lawsuits joined […]

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Eighth Circuit Permits Design Defect Claim Against Reglan® Generics To Proceed

On Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reopened a personal injury lawsuit against Pliva Inc. and Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., manufacturers of generic Reglan®. In the lawsuit, Joyce Fullerton claims that she developed a neurological disorder involving involuntary movements from a generic form of Reglan®. Her complaint is one of hundreds […]

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NuvaRing® Lawsuit Update: Plaintiffs Succeed in Defeating Defendants’ Summary Judgment Motion in NuvaRing® MDL

On July 12, United States District Court Judge Rodney Sippel handed down an order largely denying defendants’ summary judgment motion filed against the first bellwether trial plaintiff in the Multidistrict Litigation In re: NuvaRing® Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 1964). In particular, the Honorable Judge Rodney Sippel ruled that plaintiff established genuine issues of material […]

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