Dangerous Drug Recalls, Lawsuits, Settlements & News
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest health care company, has moved to bolster its roster of treatments for rare diseases, announcing a $30 billion deal to acquire Actelion, a Swiss biotechnology firm. After months of stop-start negotiations — Johnson & Johnson walked away from discussions in mid-December, only for the companies […]
A California judge has laid out the next steps for coordinating dozens of lawsuits filed against the pharmaceutical company Bayer by hundreds of women who say they were harmed by its sterilization implant Essure. Judge Winifred Smith of Alameda County issued the case management order Dec. 21, 2016, according to Modern Healthcare. The order designates […]
In June, pharmaceutical giant Genentech sent doctors a letter saying they should no longer prescribe a blockbuster drug called Tarceva to most patients suffering from lung cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times. A study had found only a small number of patients (those with a certain gene mutation) might be helped by the drug, […]
The Xarelto lawsuit portfolio, currently with almost 14,000 cases pending, will see its first bellwether trial roll out in March with additional bellwethers slated for April and May, according to Lawyers and Settlements. Plaintiffs allege that Xarelto, a blood thinner, triggered bleeding complications without benefit of an available antidote to reverse the blood thinning properties […]
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation struggled Jan. 26 during a hearing in Miami to devise a structure for consolidating a “nightmarishly complex” batch of lawsuits stemming from alleged kidney injuries caused a class of drugs that includes Nexium and Prilosec, according to Law360.com. The widespread use — via prescription and over-the-counter products — […]
Defective Device Recalls, Lawsuits, Settlements & News
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, millions of women marched in the streets of major cities. In the past few months, there’s been another, quieter march that’s more personal, yet still political. Since the election, women have been seeing their gynecologists and visiting Planned Parenthood offices specifically to ask about birth […]
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A federal judge has denied a Bayer motion to exclude the testimony of four experts in three actions by plaintiffs alleging the Mirena birth control device caused them to develop idiopathic intercranial hypertension. Plaintiffs Sarah Hoover, Sadie Miller and Stephanie Sellers reportedly allege they developed idiopathic intercranial hypertension (also known as IIH […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A petition urges a centralized docket for more than 100 lawsuits filed by women who claim they developed idiopathic intracranial hypertension (also known as IIH, or pseudotumor cerebri). The petition, filed Dec. 29, requests to transfer all pending and future Mirena cases to a federal judge in Mississippi. The plaintiffs also claim […]
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ST. LOUIS — A Missouri federal judge recently ruled against Bayer Corp.’s motion to dismiss its Essure lawsuit and ruled in favor of dozens of women who allege serious and permanent injuries from the controversial birth control device.
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