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.
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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.
The 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 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.
1,200 Stryker Hip Lawsuits
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.
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.
Nuvaring Injury Cases
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.