Zofran was developed to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy. However, doctors prescribed it for the treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women. GlaxoSmithKline is the world’s seventh largest...more
Since transvaginal mesh was first introduced into the market over 20 years ago, many hundreds of thousands of women have undergone operations where doctors have inserted vaginal mesh devices, threading them through incisions...more
All filed federal product liability lawsuits claiming injuries with transvaginal mesh or bladder slings used for repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are centralized. In February...more
Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a consolidation of civil cases transferred from different jurisdictions around the country to a single U.S. District Court to achieve certain pre-trial efficiencies. All transferred cases...more
In 2010, doctors in the United States inserted more than 70,000 mesh devices in patients, threading them through incisions in the vagina to fortify pelvic muscles that failed to support internal organs or to treat...more
Mesh products have been regularly used to repair abdominal hernias since the 1950s.
In the 1970s, gynecologists used surgical mesh products designed for abdominal hernia repair to repair prolapsed organs....more
In early May, Searcy Denney mass tort lawyers Cal Warriner and Brenda Fulmer filed yet another lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. This latest case was filed on behalf of a Southwest Florida...more
In July 2011, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xarelto, an oral anticoagulant prescribed for prevention of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation. Based on...more
California resident Roseanne Sanchez was implanted with the Pinnacle kit to treat pelvic organ prolapse and the Advantage System to treat stress urinary incontinence.
After the surgery, Ms. Sanchez experienced several...more
Antipsychotic Drugs Have Caused Breast Growth in Men -
More than two years after Johnson & Johnson settled a lawsuit with a 21-year-old man who experienced an adverse side effect from Risperdal, hundreds of other young...more
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. developed the prescription medication Benicar (Olmesartan Medoxomil) to treat high blood pressure. In April 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Benicar. Since that time, it has...more
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a new generation anticoagulant in a class of drugs known as direct thrombin inhibitors. It is a blood thinner used to reduce the risk of blood clots and strokes. Xarelto has also been marketed as...more
The Alabama Supreme Court in Wyeth v. Weeks has reaffirmed its ruling in a case questioning whether a brand-name drug maker can be held liable for injuries from a generic version.
Plaintiffs Danny and Vicki Weeks sued...more
Children are a precious commodity and it is important that they are cared for appropriately. Children deserve the best care so they can grow and live happy and fulfilled lives. Pediatric products development is in high demand...more
Most women will develop uterine fibroids at some point in their lives. Fibroids are common, and affect half or more women during their reproductive years. Most women with fibroids are unaware they have them, but other women...more
It started with one area in Scotland.
This month, one of the 14 health boards in Scotland decided to ban the use of transvaginal mesh. Now the entire country has decided to do so....more
A Fresco County Superior Court jury returned a multi-million dollar verdict in favor of the family of James Phillips on June 2, 2014. Mr. Phillips was an auto mechanic who was exposed to asbestos dust from automotive...more
The Federal Drug Administration (“FDA”) is tightening rules on tanning salons because of the cancer risk posed by the use of sunlamps. Due to the increased risk of melanoma, future tanning bed designs will include warnings...more
Vaginal mesh is a device that is implanted in woman to help support a woman’s pelvic organs. However, there are cases where the women suffer infections, bleeding, the mesh eroded, difficulty with sex and problems with...more
It is not exactly a recall – but Johnson and Johnson (J&J) has removed from the market its Laparoscopic Power Morcellation, a medical device used to break uterine fibroids into little pieces using a cylindrical blade with a...more
It is a common treatment for uterine fibroids but now Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is halting the sale and promotion of its popular surgical device, known as a morcellator, because of fears it could spread a deadly cancer....more
For the first time, a Texas jury has decided the pelvic mesh made by healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson was defectively designed. The jury awarded the 64-year-old Dallas woman $1.2 million following a two-and-a half week...more
The U.S. Attorney General’s office says it is reviewing an open letter submitted by a consumer group encouraging a criminal probe into the destruction by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of pelvic mesh litigation documents....more