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RLG Explains DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Remand Hearing Delay

A federal court has postponed remand hearings for more than 200 DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits pending the conclusion of bellwether trials that do not begin until September 2014 according to court documents. Special Master James M. Stanton issued the notice on Dec. 4 a move supported by plaintiffs and defendants in… Read more

Wright Medical Settles Profemur Lawsuit

A Wright Profemur hip lawsuit was settled out of court last month according to recently released court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP which represents clients in Wright hip lawsuits notes that Wright Medical is currently a defendant in lawsuits for two different hip implant product lines the Profemur Z and the… Read more

Stryker Hip Injury Claims Number Nearly 400 in Federal Court

Recently updated court records indicate that there are now about 400 Stryker hip injury claims recently consolidated in federal court in Minnesota. The Stryker lawsuits involve two of the company’s metal-on-metal hip implant products the Rejuvenate and the ABG II both recalled in 2012. Claims against Stryker range from metal… Read more

Merck to Settle Fosamax ‘Jaw Death’ Lawsuits for $28 million

Drugmaker Merck announced on Dec. 9 that it has agreed to pay about $28 million to settle Fosamax lawsuits stemming from claims that the osteoporosis drug caused patients’ jaws to deteriorate or even “die ” according to Reuters. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP notes that the settlement involves more than 1 140 lawsuits in federal and… Read more

Federal Court Releases New Leadership Order in Biomet Lawsuits

A federal court in Indiana recently ordered a new deadline for the reappointment and appointment of individuals to the plaintiffs’ steering committee in the federal consolidation of Biomet lawsuits according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP discusses the news and how it could impact those who have filed or are looking to file… Read more

New Order Issued in Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant MDL

A federal judge in Ohio issued a new case management order on Dec. 5 regarding the DePuy ASR lawsuits consolidation in federal court in that state according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP indicates that many of those lawsuits could potentially qualify for a portion of the multibillion dollar DePuy settlement announced in… Read more

FDA Issues Notice About da Vinci Surgical Robot Failure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Dec. 3 that Intuitive Surgical recently warned its customers that its da Vinci surgical robots can stall during procedures according to a Dec. 4 Bloomberg story. The surgical robot law firm Rottenstein Law Group LLP notes that this is not the first warning about the surgical robot… Read more

Number of Federal DePuy Pinnacle Cases Now Exceeds 5,000

The number of DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits in federal court increased by 100 in November putting the total number of pending lawsuits at about 5 300 according to recently released court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP discusses the Pinnacle lawsuits and their relation to DePuy settlements. There are currently 5… Read more

Report Highlights Geography of Stryker Hip Lawsuits

Minnesota Illinois Arkansas California Florida and Louisiana are the top states for Stryker hip lawsuits in federal district court according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP reports that there are only about a dozen states in which no one has yet filed a Stryker lawsuit that was consolidated for… Read more

J&J Asks Judge to Keep Clinical Studies Sealed in Risperdal Lawsuits

Drug maker Johnson & Johnson has requested that a Pennsylvania state judge keep sealed documents pertaining to results of clinical studies involving antipsychotic medication Risperdal according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP which represents clients in Risperdal lawsuits discusses the nature of the request and highlights recent news involving a multibillion… Read more

C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Trial Delayed One Month

The fourth C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh bellwether trial was postponed to Jan. 10 2014 about one month after its initially scheduled start date according to court documents. The vaginal mesh firm Rottenstein Law Group LLP notes that the plaintiff filed a transvaginal mesh injury lawsuit against Bard over its Avaulta mesh product. … Read more

Proposed Additional DePuy ASR Settlement Compensation Reported

On top of a multibillion dollar DePuy ASR settlement Johnson & Johnson could pay an additional $1 billion in patients’ medical expenses related to the company’s recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP explains what it means for those considering an agreement to settle. The additional funds set… Read more

Nearly 80 Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuits Consolidated in Federal Court

There are nearly 80 Wright Conserve hip lawsuits in federal court in Georgia according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP notes that these lawsuits involve plaintiffs who were implanted with any of the several products in the Conserve line. The Wright Conserve lawsuits were first consolidated into a “multidistrict litigation”… Read more

Retired Judge Selected As Claims Administrator in DePuy ASR Settlement

A federal court in Ohio chose a retired judge as the claims administrator for the multibillion dollar DePuy ASR hip settlement according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP reports on the news and discusses what it means for those who have filed or are looking to file an ASR hip lawsuit. … Read more

Number of Pending Federal Biomet Lawsuits Reaches Nearly 800

There are nearly 800 Biomet hip lawsuits in federal court in Indiana as of Nov. 18 according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP notes that reported problems with metal-on-metal hip implants industry-wide have led to a major actions involving a handful of medical device manufacturers including Biomet and DePuy Orthopaedics maker… Read more

DePuy Settlement Update: DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits Progress in Federal Court

DePuy Pinnacle hip implant lawsuits are progressing in a consolidation of cases in federal court in Texas according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP notes that two important meetings are coming up in early December. On Dec. 5 and 6 court-appointed special master James Stanton will conduct hearings on… Read more

Stryker Hip Lawsuits Increased in Federal Court in Minnesota

There are now nearly 400 Stryker hip lawsuits pending in a federal case consolidation in Minnesota according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP which maintains a Stryker lawsuits website notes that the lawsuits involve plaintiffs’ use of two of the company’s metal-on-metal hip implant products the ABG II and the Rejuvenate…. Read more

Next C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Injury Trial Slated for Dec. 3

The next C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh trial is scheduled for Dec. 3 in the U.S. District Court in West Virginia according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP which represents clients in transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits reports on updates related to Bard mesh trials in addition to offering a brief rundown… Read more

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