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Couple Blames Low Testosterone Therapy For Husband’s Stroke

A Philadelphia couple is blaming low testosterone therapy for health problems that occurred after the man used AndroGel for two years as prescribed by his doctor. Husband Claims He Wasn’t Aware of Serious Risks Ed and Kathy Downes’ story was part of a local CBS News broadcast on April 25 2014. Ed… Read more

Biomet, Inc. to Settle Hip Implant Suits for $56 Million

Biomet Inc. has agreed to pay at least $56 million to settle pending lawsuits over the embattled M2a Magnum hip implants according to documents filed in the federal consolidation of cases (no. MDL 2391; U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana). There are about 800 Biomet lawsuits pending in federal court … Read more

Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Bellwether Cases Chosen, Trials Pushed Back

By order dated January 29 Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing the multidistrict litigation of federal lawsuits involving the Ethicon GYNECARE PROLIFT vaginal mesh product selected two cases to be tried before the others. The court named Diane M. Bellew v. Ethicon and Brenda Lehrer v. Ethicon as bellwether cases and ordered… Read more

Federal Court Hears Motion on Destruction of Ethicon Evidence

On January 23 the federal court overseeing the multidistrict litigation involving the vaginal mesh products manufactured and sold by Ethicon heard arguments related to a motion accusing Ethicon and its parent company Johnson & Johnson of either losing or destroying key documents. Attorneys for some plaintiffs filed the pending… Read more

Federal Bard Avaulta Vaginal Mesh Trial Postponed

A federal bellwether C.R. Bard vaginal mesh trial that was moved from Dec. 3 to Jan. 10 was postponed again to an unspecified date according to court documents. The plaintiff requested a continuance to allow a primary witness to attend to “emergent medical needs” of his wife according to court… Read more

Federal Judge Orders Review of C.R. Bard Avaulta Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

A federal court judge in West Virginia recently ordered a census of existing C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh lawsuits in his court according to the Dec. 31 2013 court order. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP which maintains a vaginal mesh lawsuits website at http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuitcenter.net and represents clients in mesh lawsuits explains the news…. Read more

Deadline to Register DePuy ASR Settlement Claims Is Jan. 6

Those who received revision surgery to replace their ASR hip implants and who are looking to qualify for a share of the multibillion DePuy ASR settlement have until Monday Jan. 6 to file the necessary paperwork according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP explains the upcoming deadlines and registration requirements. … Read more

Some New Jersey Stryker Hip Lawsuits Slated for Mediation

Following news last month of four Stryker hip lawsuit settlements in New Jersey state court a judicial order from Dec. 16 in that same court has set a plan for sending 10 Stryker hip lawsuits to mediation according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP discusses why some lawsuits might go to mediation… Read more

New GYNECARE PROLIFT Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Bellwether Trials Planned for 2014

The start of the new year marks new bellwether trials for transvaginal mesh lawsuits including those involving claims against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon over its GYNECARE PROLIFT vaginal mesh product. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP reviews court records and highlights these scheduled trials. The first Ethicon bellwether trial is scheduled to… Read more

Study Shows Increased Costs of da Vinci Robot Surgery

At least one study shows that medical outcomes of using a da Vinci surgical robot are often the same despite the robot surgery’s significantly greater costs according to research featured in the January 2014 edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology journal. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP comments on the recently published study and notes how other… Read more

DePuy ASR, Stryker Settlements Dominated Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant News in 2013

Settlement talks were big news in the world of metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits involving the DePuy Orthopaedics ASR and Stryker’s similar ABG II and Rejuvenate products. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP which represents clients in DePuy hip recall lawsuits notes that this year DePuy agreed to a multibillion dollar settlement and Stryker recently settled some… Read more

Stryker Hip Settlement News: Stryker Agrees to Settle Four NJ Lawsuits

Medical device manufacturer Stryker Corporation has agreed to settle four ABG II and Rejuvenate hip implant lawsuits in New Jersey according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP notes that this Dec. 16 order follows October news that Stryker planned to set aside possibly $1 billion for ABG II and Rejuvenate-related litigation. … Read more

Final Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits Conferences in 2013

As the year closes the Rottenstein Law Group LLP comments on the status of Stryker hip recall lawsuits in both federal and state courts and offers its insight into the year ahead. There are about 400 Stryker lawsuits pending in a consolidation of cases in U.S. District Court in Minnesota called a “multidistrict litigation”… Read more

Potential Problems With da Vinci Surgical Robot Noted

As more hospitals begin to incorporate the da Vinci surgical robot system into their increasingly high-tech array of medical tools they are finding the devices under heightened U.S. Food and Drug Administration scrutiny. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP comments on recent reports about problems with the da Vinci surgical robot failing during procedures. … Read more

New AMS Vaginal Mesh Injury Lawsuit Bellwether Trials Planned for 2014

A federal judge in West Virginia has set the 2014 schedule for bellwether trials of lawsuits brought by women who allege they suffered vaginal mesh injuries from implants manufactured by American Medical Systems according to court documents. The vaginal mesh firm Rottenstein Law Group LLP notes that the first trial date ordered is April 7 … Read more

Risperdal Plaintiffs Request the Unsealing of Key Clinical Studies Data

Risperdal plaintiffs have asked a Pennsylvania judge to unseal clinical studies data citing its importance to the public interest according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP which represents clients in Risperdal lawsuits notes that the documents detail potential risks associated with the antipsychotic drug. The request from… Read more

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