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As a Texas medical doctor and DePuy ASR recall and DePuy Pinnacle injury replacement attorney I am providing this litigation update.

The DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement lawsuits have now past the 2,500 mark. These lawsuits alleging a defective DePuy Pinnacle hip device have been consolidated in the federal court system, in the Northern District of Texas.


What is the problem with DePuy Pinnacle Hips?

As a Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG defective metal on metal product liability attorney, I am providing this litigation update. Stryker Orthopaedics is facing additional product liability lawsuits over the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate hip stem.


New Jersey State Claims

The new complaints were filed in New Jersey Superior Court, claiming that each of the plaintiffs received a Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement, involving a modular femoral neck stem designed to allow the surgeon to customize the length of the component.

As a Texas medical doctor and DePuy ASR recall and DePuy Pinnacle replacement attorney I am providing this timely update for folks who have been injured by defective metal-on-metal hip replacement implants.Judge David Katz of the U.S. District Court, District of Northern Ohio has scheduled the first bellwether trials in the DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation(MDL No. 2197) for May 6, 2013 and July 8, 2013.


What are Bellwether Trials?

Bellwether Trials are the first trials to take place in an MDL and the result will shape future trials and predict how other juries are likely to rule in the thousands of additional metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits. A successful plaintiff result could pave the way for a global mass settlement.

As a Bard Avaulta Vaginal Mesh injury and recall attorney, I am providing this lawsuit update. According to the FDA, there are many adverse reports regarding transvaginal mesh devices, including the Gynecare TVT sling. TVT systems typically involve mesh tape with vaginal sling surgery, to correct urinary incontinence.


Transvaginal Mesh Complications

Transvaginal Mesh and Transvaginal Sling are medical devices that are surgically implanted to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and/or Stress Urinary Incontinence(SUI).

As a Pradaxa Hemorrhage and Stroke attorney, I am providing this update regarding the consolidation of Pradaxa federal lawsuits. All Pradaxa lawsuits filed in federal district courts throughout the United States will be consolidated before one judge for coordinated pre-trial proceedings as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) ordered the Pradaxa litigation to be centralized before U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon in the Southern District of Illinois.


This order means that Pradaxa lawyers filing new cases in federal district courts, they will be automatically transferred to the Southern District of Illinois for pretrial proceedings.

Pradaxa Stroke and Hemorrhage Lawsuits

As a Zoloft SSRI Birth Defect attorney, I am writing this article to provide an update on the Zoloft SSRI MDL status. Recent medical studies indicate that a class of drugs known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, SSRI, may have side effects including serious birth defects. Some studies have linked the use of SSRIs while pregnant with birth defects. SSRI birth defects may include persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and other potentially serious heart and lung problems.


Birth Injuries Caused by Zoloft

Use of Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride), an antidepressant during pregnancy has been shown to cause serious and life-threatening birth defects. When taken during pregnancy, Zoloft has been associated with devastating birth defects, such as:

As a YAZ, Yasmin and Ocella deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism attorney I am poviding this update to the status of YAZ settlements. According to some experts, Bayer Pharmaceutical company the manufacturer of Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills, will end up paying more than $2 billion to settle lawsuits.


Bloomberg reported on July 31st that Bayer has settled nearly 1900 Yaz lawsuits for more than $400 million, at an average of around $212,000. Bayer has more than doubled its reserves for settling these cases to over $610 million, which could be positive news for those affected by the drug who have yet to file a claim.

These lawsuits were filed by users of Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills who suffered venous thrombo-embolic blood clot injuries, such as a pulmonary embolism and or deep vein thrombosis. Since 2009, the German drugmaker has faced a wave of litigation over the birth-control pills. Lawyers suing the company cited FDA reports of at least 50 deaths tied to the pills from 2004 to 2008.

As a DePuy ASR Recall and DePuy Pinnacle Replacement attorney, I have written extensively about the inherent early failure problems associated with metal on metal hips like the DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip replacement models. Now other metal on metal hip manufacturers are under fire for allegedly making and selling defective hips. These include metal on metal hip devices made by Biomet, Zimmer, Smith and Nephew and Wright.

Metal-on-metal implants gained popularity because they were thought to be more durable and provide a better long term solution for individuals with more active lifestyles. In many cases just the opposite has been true, with a significant number of patients experiencing failure of the implant in only a few short years and requiring revision surgery to replace the device.

Recently Stryker Orthopedics announce a recall of their Rejuvenate Modular Hip and ABG II models. Read details here. Recent medical studies have indicated that other metal-on-metal hip replacement systems, including the Biomet M2A Magnum, Zimmer Durom, Wright Conserve, and DePuy Pinnacle have increased failure rates when compared to systems made from alternative materials such as ceramic or polyethylene.

According to medical experts, Merck’s NuvaRing is risky and dangerous blood clot side effects are strongly associated with its use.


Approximately five million NuvaRing prescriptions were written in the U.S. in 2010. Over 1,000 American women have already filed NuvaRing lawsuits against Merck for downplaying its dangerous side effects.

NuvaRing Blood Clot Risks

A product liability lawsuit has been filed against Pfizer, by parents whose child was born with severe heart defects after Zoloft use by the mother during pregnancy. The parents allege that the drug maker failed to adequately warn consumers or the medical community about the potential side effects of the antidepressant on unborn children.


The complaint was filed by Jade and Jason Byington on July 13, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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