First Transvaginal Mesh Case Finally Over
The first transvaginal mesh case to go to trial has finally come to a conclusion. The plaintiff was a South Dakota woman named Linda Gross who experienced severe complications from the transvaginal mesh product she had implanted. Although Ms. Gross’s trial concluded in 2013, device manufacturer defendants Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon fought the verdict for over three years. However, the Supreme Court of New Jersey declined to hear an appeal from the manufacturers, allowing the original jury verdict to stand.
IVC Filter Litigation Update
There are currently thousands of lawsuits pending against nearly a dozen IVC filter manufacturers across the country. Patients harmed by defective IVC filters have been patiently waiting for their day in court and the new year will see at least two IVC filter cases to go to trial.
What To Know About Raising A Child With Birth Defects
Every year, over 120,000 babies are born with birth defects. While there could be many causes of birth defects, many are caused by the exposure of the fetus to certain prescription medications in utero. For pregnant mothers, certain anti-depressants like Celexa, Lexapro, and Zoloft can cause their unborn children to develop birth defects.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
In light of several multimillion-dollar trial verdicts this year against healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J), consumers have become aware of the dangerous link between the talc in J&J’s baby powder products and ovarian cancer. Thousands of women across the country filed lawsuits against the company alleging J&J failed to warn them of the risk of ovarian cancer associated with its products.
Ten Tips For Preventing Auto Pedestrian Accidents
Even at low speeds, auto pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries or even death. Because pedestrians do not have any protection in the event of a collision, drivers need to do everything in their power to prevent auto pedestrian accidents.
What’s Next For The Talcum Powder Litigation?
After the fourth baby powder trial resulted in a $70 million win for the plaintiff, thousands of other baby powder cancer plaintiffs eagerly await their day in court. Although it will be some time before the next baby powder lawsuit goes to trial, the litigation as a whole will be taking some big steps in the coming months.
6 Things To Know About 18-Wheeler Accidents
Although 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles are crucial to our economy and way of life, large trucks pose some unique risks to anyone they share the roadway with. Their large size and huge weight means accidents involving 18-wheelers usually cause much more severe injuries than other types of motor vehicle accidents.
Zofran Birth Defects Litigation Update
For more than 300 families in the Zofran litigation, the process has been incredibly slow and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has fought the allegations at every turn. Despite the pace, the litigation has slowly moved forward and is getting closer to a trial date.
Common Jobsite Injuries
Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set strict safety guidelines to protect American workers, thousands are still injured on the job each year. While some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others, it only takes one moment of carelessness to cause devastating injuries for workers.
J&J Loses Fourth Baby Powder Trial, Ordered To Pay $70 Million To Plaintiff
The fourth baby powder cancer lawsuit to go to trial resulted in another monumental win for plaintiffs. The jury found Johnson & Johnson (J&J) guilty of failing to warn consumers its products could cause ovarian cancer. The jury concluded the plaintiff’s long-term use of baby powder for feminine hygiene caused her ovarian cancer, and awarded her $70 million in damages. For the first time, J&J’s talc supplier, Imerys Talc America Inc., was also found guilty of failing to warn consumers and contributing to the development of cancer, and was ordered to pay $2.5 million of the $70 million award.