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Another Recent Federal Court Decision Impacts Preemption Arguments Made by Medical Device Manufacturers

We previously reported on medical device manufacturers’ attempts to avoid state law personal injury claims by relying on a 2008 United States Supreme Court decision, Riegel v. Medtronic, 552 U.S. 312 (2008). In Riegel, the Supreme Court held that federal law bars most state law personal injury lawsuits involving a medical device that has gone […]

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Fosamax® MDL Update: Judge Denies Merck’s Request to Require Plaintiffs to Substantiate Injuries

Law 360 reports that Judge John Keenan of the Southern District of New York has denied Defendants’ request mandating hundreds of alleged Fosamax® victims to substantiate their injuries. Judge Keenan, who serves as the presiding judge in the Multidistrict Litigation In Re: Fosamax® Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1789), said the “process would devolve into a […]

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Public Citizen Requests that the FDA Require a Black Box Warning for Plavix®

According to the Associated Press, the advocacy group Public Citizen filed a petition with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week requesting that a Black Box Warning be added to the Plavix® product label to alert people to the risks of major bleeding when the drug is used by patients who have […]

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Mirena® IUD Lawsuit Update: Number of Cases Continue to Grow in the MDL

The number of Mirena® lawsuits continues to grow with 105 lawsuits currently on file in federal court in the Multidistrict Litigation In re: Mirena® IUD Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2434). The Multidistrict Litigation is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York before The Honorable Judge Cathy Seibel. On […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Status Update: Settlement Reached in Second Federal Trial Scheduled to Begin Against C.R. Bard

Bloomberg News reports that the second federal trial in the Multidistrict Litigation against C.R. Bard, In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2187), was scheduled to begin in West Virginia this week involving Ms. Wanda Queen from North Carolina who alleges that her transvaginal mesh device has caused her significant […]

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Kristine K. Kraft, Partner at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP, Selected as a 2013 Super Lawyer®

Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP is proud to announce that Kristine K. Kraft has been selected as a 2013 Super Lawyer®, which is a distinction given to attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process involves independent research by Thomson Reuters, along with consideration of peer nominations and evaluations. […]

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Roger C. Denton, Founding Partner of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP, Selected as a 2013 Super Lawyer®

Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP is proud to announce that Roger C. Denton has been selected as a 2013 Super Lawyer®, which is a distinction given to attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process involves independent research by Thomson Reuters, along with consideration of peer nominations and evaluations. […]

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Transvaginal Mesh MDL Update: Jury Awards $2 Million to Plaintiff Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Trial

The first bellwether trial in the Multidistrict Litigation against C.R. Bard, In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2187), has resulted in a $2 million dollar verdict in favor of Plaintiff Donna Cisson, a 55-year old nurse from Georgia who received permanent injuries as a result of a transvaginal mesh […]

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Kristine Kraft, Partner at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP, Appears on the Bill Press Show to Discuss Problems with NuvaRing

Kristine K. Kraft, partner at the law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP, was invited to be a guest on the nationally syndicated Bill Press Show this morning to discuss the NuvaRing® Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) and the problems with NuvaRing®. Kristine has been appointed by The Honorable Judge Rodney W. Sippel of the Eastern […]

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FDA Proposes Order to Close So-Called “Loophole” for Approval of Metal-on-Metal Devices

As a result of the mounting evidence demonstrating early failure and severe injuries associated with metal-on-metal devices, the FDA has issued a proposed order that would now require metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implant manufacturers to submit premarket approval applications whereby the manufacturers must prove device safety and efficacy prior to the time the devices are placed […]

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