Brenda Fulmer

Brenda Fulmer

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

Contact  |  View Bio  |  RSS

Latest Publications

Share:

Lawsuits over Viagra Melanoma Risk Mounting

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation heard arguments at a hearing on March 31, 2016, about the need for national coordination of Viagra claims. Pfizer, the manufacturer of Viagra, did not oppose this request by the...more

5/10/2016 - Multidistrict Litigation Pfizer Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Viagra

Lawsuits Involving Fluoroquinolones Piling Up Against Manufacturers

Google “fluoroquinolones,” and page after page of search results come up about the dangers, risks and side effects of the antibiotic. Articles appear citing arrhythmia, nerve damage and type 2 diabetes all being associated...more

4/26/2016 - Antibiotics Cipro Drug Safety FDA Johnson & Johnson Manufacturers Prescription Drugs Side Effects Warning Labels

AFFs, BPs, ONJ: Understanding Alphabet Soup of Osteoporosis Treatment

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research recently reassessed the efficacy of bisphosphonate, long hailed as a wonder drug for patients with osteoporosis, and its risk factors. Through the course of two clinical...more

4/21/2016 - Patient Safety Physicians Prescription Drugs Product Defects

Xarelto’s Approval by the FDA

The controversy over Xarelto’s approval by the FDA and alleged irregularities in the conduct of the ROCKET-AF clinical trial continue to hang over the heads of Bayer and Janssen (a division of Johnson & Johnson), the...more

4/15/2016 - Bayer Clinical Trials Confidential Documents Discovery Drug Safety FDA FDA Approval Janssen Pharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson Multidistrict Litigation Pharmaceutical Industry Sealed Records

Pinnacle Bellwether Trial Verdict

There have been a number of noteworthy developments in the national litigation efforts against DePuy and Johnson & Johnson over its failed Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. There are currently more than 8,000 individual...more

4/7/2016 - Bellwether Verdicts DePuy DePuy Hip Replacement Expert Witness Johnson & Johnson Mass Tort Litigation Multidistrict Litigation Product Defects

$72 Million Awarded in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Case

More than 1,200 pending lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson involving the company’s iconic baby powder and other products received a big boost when a Missouri jury awarded the family of an ovarian cancer victim $72 million in...more

3/25/2016 - Cancer Johnson & Johnson Jury Awards Pharmaceutical Industry

Are Drug Manufacturers Pulling A Fast One?

A new report criticizing pharmaceutical companies for releasing incomplete data about the side effects of certain medications should raise a red flag for consumers. The report, issued February 10, 2016, describes...more

3/16/2016 - FDA Inadequate Warning Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs

Essure Has Caused 303 Fetal Deaths, Independent Analysis

A gross discrepancy in the number of fetal deaths attributed to the birth control device Essure has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to analyze the data and decide whether to change the way the product is...more

3/11/2016 - FDA Marketing Medical Devices

Hacking Gains New Heights with Threat to Big Pharma

Cyber attacks have broken free from their initial molds of carting off with consumer credit card numbers or stealing someone’s identity. The act of digitally digging into cyberspace has hit the U.S. Department of Health &...more

3/7/2016 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FDA Hackers Pharmaceutical Industry Popular Research and Development

Xarelto Litigation — An Update

On February 23, 2016, Judge Fallon held another status conference in the national litigation over Xarelto. There are now over 5,600 individual lawsuits pending in MDL No. 2952, the coordinated federal court proceedings...more

2/29/2016 - Bayer FDA Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Multidistrict Litigation Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs

Opioid Use on Front Burner at FDA Now That Congress Has Intervened

The nominee for the top job at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being held hostage by Congress until the agency agrees to revamp its approval process for opioid painkillers....more

2/23/2016 - CDC Congressional Investigations & Hearings FDA FDA Approval OxyContin Pain Management Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Substance Abuse

Viagra — Melanoma Lawsuits Mounting

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will hold a hearing to consider a request to establish coordinated national litigation against the manufacturers of Viagra. The Judicial Panel is a group of federal judges who...more

2/18/2016 - FDA Multidistrict Litigation Pfizer Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Viagra

Xarelto Litigation – February Updates

There have been a number of recent noteworthy developments in the national litigation involving Xarelto. Currently, there are approximately 5,000 individual lawsuits pending in state and federal courts against the...more

2/17/2016 - Bayer Clinical Trials Drug Safety FDA Janssen Pharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Industry

Recalled Brainlab Digital Neurosurgery Device Could Pose Serious Injury, Death to Patients

A medical device created by Brainlab and marketed as easy-to-use, intuitive, precise and tailored to surgeons’ needs has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Cranial-navigation systems sold by...more

2/2/2016 - FDA Health Care Providers Medical Devices Product Recalls

Manufacturing Defect, Misrepresentation and Concealment Claims Will Proceed in Mesh Case

In 2004, a Georgia resident was diagnosed with stress urinary incontinence. On July 16, 2004, she was implanted with a Mentor transobturator sling. In December 2010, she began experiencing pain in her thigh and saw an...more

1/12/2016 - Duty to Warn Fraudulent Concealment Manufacturing Defects Motion for Summary Judgment Negligent Misrepresentation

Wright Medical 2015 Wrap Up

At this time, pending in the federal court MDL proceedings in Georgia and 700 cases pending in the California state court consolidated proceedings. There are also more than 800 individual cases pending on a tolling agreement...more

12/28/2015 - Mass Tort Litigation Medical Devices Multidistrict Litigation Statute of Limitations Tolling Agreement

Xarelto — National Drug Litigation

November has proven to be a very busy month for Searcy Denney and its Xarelto clients, with the firm filing several new individual lawsuits on behalf of its clients besides participating in the national discovery efforts. ...more

12/2/2015 - Bayer Discovery Failure To Warn FDA Janssen Pharmaceuticals Multidistrict Litigation Wrongful Death

Essure Medical Device Faces Attacks on Multiple Fronts

The threat of a hunger strike against the Food and Drug Administration, a Facebook page titled “Essure Problems Lawsuit” and a congressional bill calling for a recall of the female contraceptive manufactured by Bayer have...more

11/11/2015 - Bayer Contraceptives Facebook FDA Legislative Agendas Medical Devices

Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuit Update – September 2015

Brenda Fulmer and Cal Warriner, the partners who lead Searcy Denney’s Mass Tort Unit, recently filed four additional individual lawsuits on behalf of patients who were injured by Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants....more

11/3/2015 - DePuy DePuy Hip Replacement Expert Witness Johnson & Johnson Mass Tort Litigation Medical Devices Multidistrict Litigation

Plaintiffs Ask JPML to Transfer Power Morcellator Lawsuits to Kansas

Laparoscopic power morcellators are electronically powered tools that use a bladed feature to shred uterine fibroids and other tissue so that they may be easily removed through small incision in the abdomen. The process has...more

10/16/2015 - Cancer FDA Health and Safety Medical Devices Multidistrict Litigation Power Morcellators

Judge Consolidates Design Defect Claims for Trial in Ethicon Mesh

Judge Goodwin, who oversees the Ethicon mesh pelvic repair system multidistrict litigation in West Virginia, has consolidated 26 actions for trial on the issues of design defect, negligent design, and strict liability. The...more

10/6/2015 - Breach of Warranty Case Consolidation Commonality Design Defects Failure To Warn Manufacturing Defects Multidistrict Litigation Negligence Product Defects Transvaginal Mesh

Claims of Negligent Design and Breach of Implied Warranty to Proceed Against Boston Scientific Mesh

On February 9, 2009, a North Carolina resident was implanted with the Obtryx Transobturator Mid- Urethral Sling System (Boston Scientific Mesh). She sued Boston Scientific Corp., the maker of the sling, asserting claims of...more

8/18/2015 - Boston Scientific Breach of Warranty Failure To Warn Medical Sling Negligent Design Strict Liability Summary Judgment

DePuy Pinnacle Filing and Litigation Update

The drug and medical device unit at Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley recently filed yet another products liability lawsuit against DePuy with regard to a failed DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant. This latest...more

7/13/2015 - DePuy DePuy Hip Replacement FDA Multidistrict Litigation Product Defects

June Xarelto Update – Science Day

Judge Fallon, the federal judge in New Orleans who oversees the MDL coordinated proceedings, held his most recent hearing for all of the pending Xarelto lawsuits on June 10, 2015. At that time, the judge was provided with a...more

6/23/2015 - Bayer FDA Johnson & Johnson Medical Research Multidistrict Litigation Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Wrongful Death

Permanent Injunction Against Medtronic

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved the Synchromed II Implantable Infusion Pump System manufactured Medtronic, Inc. in 2004. The pump infuses pain medication, Baclofen, through a catheter into a patient’s...more

6/1/2015 - FDA Medical Devices Medtronic Pain Management Permanent Injunctions Pharmaceutical Distribution Pharmaceutical Industry

63 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 3

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×