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Xarelto® Lawsuit Update: Roger C. Denton of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

On February 9, 2015 the Honorable Eldon Fallon, sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, appointed Roger C. Denton of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) in the national Xarelto® Multidistrict Litigation (In Re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation, Case No. 2:14-md-02592, MDL 2592, Pretrial […]

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Federal Judge Orders Permanent Injunction against Certain Medical Device Manufacturers

The FDA reports  that a Federal Judge sitting in the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against four medical device manufacturing companies and two company officers. Between 2009 and 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted ten inspections across the manufacturing sites. Inspections revealed multiple and […]

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Alere INRatio® Test Strips, Monitor System Recalled

If you have been taking a blood-thinning drug (such as warfarin/Coumadin) or have been receiving heparin injections, you should be aware of an urgent recall of INRatio® PT/INR test strips and monitors. These products are used to test a patient’s INR (international normalized ratio) when taking warfarin and other anticoagulation medications. The goal with warfarin […]

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Johnson & Johnson Faces Trial in Risperdal® Breast-Development Case

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will face trial to defend itself against claims that its antipsychotic drug, Risperdal®, causes gynecomastia, a condition that causes young boys and males to grow breasts. The lawsuit, brought in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, involves a boy who ingested Risperdal®  at the age of 8 and subsequently suffered from […]

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Pfizer Agrees to $400 Million Settlement in Class-Action Securities Lawsuit Involving Investors

The Wall Street Journal reports that Pfizer has agreed to pay $400 million to settle a class-action securities lawsuit alleging that the company illegally marketed several medications causing its investors to lose money, according to a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The securities lawsuit alleged that Pfizer marketed several drugs […]

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Effexor Plaintiffs Seek to Drop 40% of Lawsuits from MDL

Law360 reports that the plaintiffs in a multidistrict litigation involving Effexor, a depression and anxiety medication manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., have sought to dismiss 26 lawsuits targeting the Pfizer unit over the drug’s alleged risk of birth defects. The multidistrict litigation is In re: Effexor (Venlafaxine Hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2458. Judge Cynthia […]

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According to Expert in Philadelphia State Court Case, Actos Largest Bladder Cancer Risk for Plaintiff

Law 360 reports that setting aside a history of smoking and other risk factors, an expert witness told a jury in Philadelphia that the most significant contributing factor for the retired western Pennsylvania teacher, who was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2008, was his long-term Actos use. University of Colorado oncologist and bladder cancer specialist […]

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Mirena MDL Update: Judge Dismisses 31 Cases as Time-Barred

  On January 9, Judge Cathy Seibel, who presides over the Mirena MDL in the Southern District of New York (In re: Mirena® IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2434), granted Bayer’s motion to dismiss 31 cases as time-barred under Louisiana, California, Oklahoma and Ohio law. Judge Seibel ruled that none of these plaintiffs’ claims are […]

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TVM Lawsuit Update (MDL 2187): Judge Denies C.R. Bard’s Request for New Trial

Judge Joseph Goodwin, who presides over the C.R. Bard MDL pending in the Southern District of West Virginia (In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2187), has denied C.R. Bard’s motion for a new trial on the basis that the manufacturer was not deprived of a fair trial in a […]

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Xarelto® Litigation Update: Mass Tort Created in Philadelphia State Court

On January 21, Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued an Order transferring Xarelto cases currently on file in Philadelphia state court to the court’s mass tort docket for coordination. The cases will be transferred to the court’s Complex Litigation Center for further management. Plaintiffs allege that Xarelto® was introduced […]

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