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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)   &nbs

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)  

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)   &nb

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 (Apr

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)     &

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)   &n

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)  

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

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 &nb

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”            

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 Y

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)   &nbs

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)       &nbs

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) MA

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, 2016 ) &n

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 BRIEFC

“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)   &n

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 (Febru

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)   &

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)             &

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) &nbs

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

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 Co

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)    

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

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)        (MAS

$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)      &nb

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)  F

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

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 an

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)     &n

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 J

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 &

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

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)      

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 PRES

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 Multidistri

$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 T

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

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

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 Tor

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 P

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       &nbs

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

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)     &nb

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

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

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)

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

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

$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          

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

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. Yor

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 (Oct

$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 Ma

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

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, 2

“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 Tor

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,

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 O

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 Injurie

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

“THE OPIOID CRISIS IN AMERICA” – How Insys Theraputics, Inc. Sold Stock And Killed Americans At The Same Time With The Help Of Doctors

“THE OPIOID CRISIS IN AMERICA” – How Insys Theraputics, Inc. Sold Stock And Killed Americans At The Same Time With The Help Of Doctors

Mark York  Sep 26, 2017

Part 1: A REPORT BY MASS TORT NEXUS  BY MASS TORT NEXUS     Mark A. York ( September 26, 2017) &n

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                 I

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       &

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 bi

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 Septembe

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

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

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 Ju

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 D

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 dam

“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 o

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 juro

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. Jansse

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, (Et

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 Plaintif

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 relat

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

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 Canc

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 watc

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 a

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

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&rdquo

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 Augu

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

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 Litigati

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

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 Judicia

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

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 comp

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 s

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

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

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 co

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 i

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.

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

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 a

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 f

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 multidi

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 Xar

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

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

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

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 f

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.

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

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 “skeptica

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 coll

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 associa

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

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

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 secon

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 relat

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 Pharmaceutica

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 Gynec

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

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, 20

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 beg

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, hold

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

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 pen

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

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,

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 tel

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

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 ̵

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 chemothe

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

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 In

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 Healt

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 Ex

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 Administ

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

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 

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 

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 s

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 in

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 us

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 Ho

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

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

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 suff

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. sa

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 fraudul

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 in

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

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

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 dru

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 i

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

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

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

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

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 plai

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 ta

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 defect

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 havin

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 ketoacido

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 ost

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 th

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 litigatio

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 & Liab

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

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

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 ca

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 po

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 Wal

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&

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 fatt

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

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 differen

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),

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 meta

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. 2

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

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

$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 milli

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

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,

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)

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”

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

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 Protec

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 Superio

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 indepen

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 —

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-meta

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

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 me

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 (TV

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 & Jo

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 politi

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 201

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,

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 tha

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 an

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-

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 j

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

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

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/Defibril

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 p

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 &

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 &

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

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) consol

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. Fal

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 aga

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 t

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

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 under

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

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

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 ret

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, accordi

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

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 Roun

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 promi

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&nb

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 ca

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 In

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 Bipola

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

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

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 Judi

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

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, th

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 wo

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

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 introduc

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 d

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 treatm

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 ag

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

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 c

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

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 fe

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

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 cau

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 Kinke

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 Lit

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