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Friday, June 9, 2017

CDC Study Finds Link Between Size of Initial Opioid Prescription and Risk of Long-Term Use

One in five patients who receive 10-day painkiller prescription become long-term users.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $110 Million Verdict in Latest Talc Trial

A Missouri jury hit J & J with a $110 million verdict in a woman's suit alleging the company's talcum powder products caused her ovarian tumors.

Author: Amy Schwarz
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Johnson & Johnson Loses $20 Million Verdict in Pelvic Mesh Case

The verdict, including a $17.5 million punitive damages award, was handed up April 28 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Judge OKs $12M Caldera Pelvic Mesh Deal Amid Protests

Despite three dozen objectors, a California federal judge on Friday approved Federal Insurance Co.’s proposed $12.25 million deal to resolve thousands of insurance claims alleging Caldera Medical Inc.’s transvaginal mesh implant caused injuries in more than 2,700 women.

Author: Amy Schwarz
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Zimmer Biomet Recall of Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System is Class 1

The FDA this week released information on a Class 1 recall of Zimmer Biomet‘s Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System over issues with the devices fracturing.

Author: Amy Schwarz
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Court Ruling Gives Medicare Advantage The Right To Seek Reimbursement From Lawyers and Defendants

Lawyers are now potentially liable for unpaid Medicare liens on a client's legal award or settlement following two federal court rulings.

Author: Amy Schwarz
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Suit Brought Against Surgical Mesh Manufacturer For Failing To Disclose Risks

A man who suffered an adverse reaction after his hernia was patched with a polypropylene mesh product files suit this week in federal court claiming the product’s maker, Atrium Medical Corp. (Atrium), was negligent and hid the device’s dangers.

Author: Amy Schwarz
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Judge Allows More Than $500 Million in Punitive Damages to Stand Against J&J

A Texas federal judge rules to let stand over half of the more than $1 billion in punitive damages a jury awarded to plaintiffs who claimed Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. rushed a faulty hip implant to market, prompting the plaintiffs to appeal.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

AbbVie Can't Trim Report In Testosterone Replacement MDL

An Illinois federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over heart health risks and injuries allegedly caused by testosterone replacement therapy drugs refused Tuesday to trim an expert report that supports claims against drugmaker AbbVie Inc.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Stryker Adds Patients To $1B Hip Implant Settlement

Stryker Corp. and its subsidiary Howmedica Osteonics Corp. said Monday that they’ve agreed to compensate additional plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation that netted a $1 billion settlement two years ago for patients who received allegedly defective metal hip replacements.

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