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Great news for folks injured by Actos diabetes drug and who have filed personal injury lawsuits. As most people know the first federal Actos trial has started on Monday February 3rd. The jury has been picked and is ready to go into a marathon trial expected to last several weeks.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., the manufacturer of the type 2 diabetic drug, Actos, must let a jury hear claims that it intentionally destroyed files related its Actos diabetes drug. The federal judge overseeing the trial has made this ruling, to allow this evidence and jury instruction, know as a Spoliation of Evidence. The jury is allowed to infer that the destroyed documents were damaging to the company.

According to confidential sources, Merck & Co. has agreed to pay $100 million to settle more than 1,700 lawsuits. These cases allege that the NuvaRing contraceptive device causes potentially fatal blood clots in women.

The settlement, which resolves cases in federal and state courts in Missouri and New Jersey, will provide an average payout of more than $58,000 a case and will be announced tomorrow.

Biomet Orthopedics the manufacturer of a line of metal on  metal hips, announced a global settlement late yesterday, involving the hundreds of defective hip claims.

biomet hip recall attorney-thumbThe agreement settles Biomet M2a Magnum hip lawsuits brought in the federal court system. Biomet agreed to pay $56 million to resolve lawsuits alleging that design problems with the metal-on-metal implant caused patients to undergo hip revision surgery.

1,000 Biomet Defective Hip Claims

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced an investigation of the FDA-approved testosterone products. Recent medical studies have demonstrated that there is increase in the risk of serious adverse cardiovascular outcomes with Testosterone supplements.

The FDA is alarmed by the results of two recent medical studies, that revealed that men taking the testosterone supplements have an increased risk of death, heart attacks (Myocardial Infarction, MI) and ischemic stroke.

Great news for those folks injured by a Stryker Rejuvenate metal hip implant. In a New Jersey state court Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit case, an agreement has been reached to settle at least one more recalled Stryker Rejuvenate hip lawsuit. Recently five out of the eight cases scheduled for court-ordered mediation process have settled.

1,200 Stryker Hip Lawsuits

Thoratec HeartMate II Left Ventrical Assist Device (LVAD) or a Left Ventrical Assist System (LVAS), is a mechanical heart pump that is used to continuously pump blood through the heart. It is a critical bridge device for patients with advanced heart failure who are awaiting a heart transplant.

Thoratec Heart Mate II LawyerEvery year, about 4,000 people are implanted with an LVAD, and about 75% receive the HeartMate II. Unfortunately it can form deadly blood clots, according to a recent medical report.

The implanted device caused 72 blood clots in 66 patients at three institutions, where 895 devices were implanted from 2004 through 2013, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. The report pooled data from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and Duke Medical University Center.

Medical studies have demonstrated a link between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer in women.

J&J Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer attorneyJohnson & Johnson, is a giant pharmaceutical company for a wide range of cosmetic, pharmaceutical and hygiene products, has issued a steady stream of product recalls and safety warnings.

Talcum powder cancer lawsuits are one among many product liability litigation suits the conglomerate is facing; others include Tylenol liver failure, injury from Ethicon transvaginal mesh, gynecomastia from Risperdal use in boys and early hip failure and replacement for DePuy hip replacement parts.

Good news for women injured by Nuvaring, according to media reports, a major Nuvaring global settlement may be in the works. The first NuvaRing birth control bellwether trial scheduled to begin in the Missouri federal court has been canceled. According to a recent court order all proceedings in the Nuvaring product liability lawsuits remain stayed while settlement negotiations continue.

Nuvaring Injury Cases


Injured women who have alleged product liability vaginal mesh lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, have also filed a motion for sanctions. This motion claims that the manufacturer has destroyed a massive amount of data that was relevant to the litigation. Allegedly Ethicon destroyed or lost hundreds of thousands of important documents that should have been preserved.

Thousands of Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Claims

A federal judge has opened the way for St. Jude Riata defibrillator lead lawsuits to move ahead, after rejecting the manufacturer’s claim of federal preemption protection.

U.S. District Judge Selna, in the Central District of California, denied a motion to dismiss filed in five product liability lawsuits from folks who experienced injuries from St. Jude Riata leads. St. Jude Riata leads were recalled after reports that the wire insulation may fail after implantation.

st judes reata recall attorneySt. Jude Tried to use the Federal Preemption Defense
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