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Andy Childers

Parties Select Xarelto Bellwether Cases, Litigation Moves Forward

The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana has started the process of selecting 40 cases for the bellwether trial pool. As required by an order dated December 17, 2015, the parties in the Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL) […]

Andy Childers

Morcellator Cancer Lawsuits Will Now Be Fast Tracked For Litigation, MDL 2652

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated 15 federally filed morcellator cases on Thursday for pre-trial discovery and trial work up. The request for the Morcellator MDL was made by Plaintiffs in an effort to streamline the litigation and fast track […]

Andy Childers

Lawsuit on Xarelto Claims Link to Ischemic Strokes and Other Bleeding Events

A lawsuit filed last week in state court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania alleges that Xarelto’s recommended dosage doesn’t work for as long as is represented by the manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer HealthCare. It is believed to be the first in […]

M. Brandon Smith

New Study Highlights Perforation Risk of Cook Celect IVC Filters

Researchers from the University of Colorado and Northwestern University recently compared the retrievability factor of the Cook Celect IVC filter to the Reed Option filter and found that although retrieval figures between the two were similar, the perforation rate for […]

Bill Parker

SAFETY ALERT-LOOSE AND UNHITCHED TRAILERS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURIES

In a split second, a young Georgia mother was killed when a runaway utility trailer crossed the center line and slammed into her small SUV. Similarly, a Kansas couple was killed instantly when a homemade trailer broke away from a […]

Bill Parker

Wheel Separation Injuries-Pure Accident or Negligence Related?

What is a Wheel Separation?    What do two teenagers in Oklahoma and a woman in Georgia have in common?  They were killed after being struck by runaway wheels that separated from vehicles. A wheel separation or wheel-off happens when […]

M. Brandon Smith

Invokana Lawsuits for Renal Failure And Ketoacidosis Being Explored

Potential lawsuits are currently being considered regarding individuals who have experienced kidney or renal failure as the result of taking Invokana*, a new generation diabetes drug that has been linked to renal damage and other kidney problems. What is Invokana? […]

Andy Childers

Xarelto and Pradaxa Pose Serious Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

According to a study conducted by researchers for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and George Washington University that was published on April 24, 2015 in the British Medical Journal, Xarelto may present double warfarin’s risk of serious gastrointestinal […]

M. Brandon Smith

Has Purdue Met Its Match? OxyContin Case Goes to Trial in Kentucky

Purdue, maker of the painkiller OxyContin, has won dismissals in over 400 personal injury lawsuits related to the medication, has settled product liability cases involving the drug without disclosing the terms, and has defeated more than ten class actions suits […]

M. Brandon Smith

Did Takata Know But Fail to Disclose Airbag Problems in 2004?

Former Takata employees have charged that the Japanese airbag manufacturer conducted secret tests in 2004 on 50 airbags retrieved from scrapyards, saying that tests were performed after work hours, on weekends, and holidays during the summer of 2004 at the […]