This is a method by which the courts and by states legislatures to put a hard time limit on cases so that folks cannot bring cases for injuries that happened years ago, otherwise there would be no end to litigation.
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Howmedica Osteonics Corp., the parent company, and Stryker faces about 1,000 lawsuits over problems with their Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants. Stryker the hip manufacturer, recalled the implants in July 2012, after reports revealed that an inordinate number were failing prematurely.
These product liability cases involve pancreatic cancer after the use of Byetta, Januvia, Janumet or Victoza as part of the “Incretin Mimetics Product Liability Litigation.”
According to the New York Times, Toyota has decided to enter into a global settlement over sudden acceleration death and injury cases. The announcement comes two months after a Toyota Camry’s electronic throttle system was found to be defective by an Oklahoma jury.
The jury found that Toyota had acted with “reckless disregard,” despite reports of problems in the cars, and was liable for a crash in 2005 that killed one woman and injured another.Toyota Motor Corporation and lawyers pursuing claims alleging the company’s vehicles suddenly accelerated, causing deaths or injuries, will begin an “intensive settlement process” to resolve the lawsuits.
U.S. District Judge James V. Selna in Santa Ana, California, on Friday December 13, issued an order halting the suits after Toyota and the lawyers asked for time to try settling the cases. Selna was scheduled to hear the first trial in March of about 200 federal claims consolidated before him.
Johnson & Johnson Settlement Details
Jurors in state court in Philadelphia found that Janssen failed to adequately warn doctors for Haley Powell, of the risks of Topamax before she gave birth to a son with a cleft lip.
Smith & Nephew recently issued a safety notice that indicates the Birmingham hip failure rate appears to be higher than 1%, which exceeds the rate established for quality standards according to the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
According to data collected since 2010 in the National Joint Registry of England and Wales, as well as the Australian Orthopaedic Associations National Joint Replacement Registry, the rate of Smith & Nephew Birmingham hip problems that were classified as a failure were 1.29% and 1.12%, respectively.
The settlement is the second multibillion-dollar settlement this month for J&J. The company, agreed November 4 to pay $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil probes into the marketing of Risperdal and other medicines.