Defense Wins 3rd Xarelto Mass Tort Bellwether in a Row


A jury in federal court in Missouri returned the third verdict in favor of Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer in a bellwether trial over the blood-thinner Xarelto. The companies are facing 18,000 similar lawsuits charging that the drug causes uncontrollable bleeding. … Continue reading

Public Citizen Sues Trump Administration for Withholding Visitor Logs

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President Donald Trump’s Secret Service is violating the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and must release executive agency visitor logs, Public Citizen said in a lawsuit filed today in US District Court in Washington, DC. Public Citizen filed three FOIA requests over … Continue reading

Nexium, Priosec and PrevAcid Mass Tort Litigation Consolidated in New Jersey

The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated 161 proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) products liability lawsuits into new federal MDL No. 2789 in federal court in New Jersey. It was the second, successful try by the plaintiffs. In January, the Panel denied a motion … Continue reading

Last Chance to take Survey: What Keeps You Up at Night?

Running a trial practice is hard enough, and personal injury attorneys can feel unsettled about running their law practices. Concerns like “My firm’s case load is declining,” or “I spend too much time working and don’t get enough free time,” … Continue reading

5 Deaths Tied to Weight-Loss Balloon Treatments for Obese Patients

The FDA reports that five patients died unexpectedly from 2016 to the present because of liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems used to treat obesity. Four reports involve the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System, manufactured by Apollo Endo Surgery, and one report involves … Continue reading

New On-Demand Webinar: Summer 2017 Mass Torts Update

Overview: US Supreme Court decision limiting personal jurisdiction for mass torts in state courts. SCOTUS kicks out 592 non-resident plaintiffs. The best path forward for mass tort plaintiffs. 3 Mass torts heading for settlement: Taxotere: 1,272 cases filed before Chief US … Continue reading

Jury Awards $1.2 Million to Patient Injured During Spinal Surgery

A Washington state jury returned a $1.2 million verdict against Dr. Michael Thomas of Cascade Neurosurgical Associates for negligently performing a spinal surgery in 2011 that left his patient with a severe spinal deformity for three years before it was … Continue reading

$300 Million Settlement for Benicar Blood-Pressure Drug

Daiichi Sankyo Company announced a $300 million settlement related to its blood pressure drug Benicar. Despite this, the company admitted no liability for any wrongdoing. Patients who have been injured by Benicar can take part in the $300 million settlement … Continue reading

Construction Worker Recovers $2.7 Million Settlement in Scaffolding Collapse

A 35-year-old construction worker in California recovered a $2.7 million settlement for a severe brain injury he suffered when a defective scaffold he was working on broke apart, causing him to fall 20 feet. Rosbil Nunez-Aguirre of Orange County, CA, … Continue reading

Endo Settles ‘Virtually All Known’ Mesh Suits for $775 Million

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Endo International Plc announced that it has reached agreements to resolve virtually all known U.S. vaginal-mesh implants product liability claims for $775 million. Women suing the company accuse it of selling defective devices that caused injuries such as chronic pain, incontinence, bleeding … Continue reading