Patients in Canada who have suffered side effects from Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh have launched a class-action lawsuit against Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson over claims that the hernia mesh featured a defective design. Ethicon’s Physiomesh device has been the subject of countless lawsuits in the United States, and now patients in Canada are speaking […]

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Plaintiffs suing Howmedica Osteonics Corp over claims that its Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head devices have a higher-than-expected failure rate are awaiting decisions on two petitions that seek consolidation of cases for judicial efficiency. In January, plaintiffs filed a motion to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate all federal lawsuits related to […]

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When the NFL and former players agreed to a landmark settlement worth an estimated $1 billion over injuries caused by head trauma, the league was likely hoping to put the controversy surrounding concussions behind it. The NFL was wrong. Two former football greats have recently announced they are suffering from brain diseases likely caused by […]

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Philadelphia’s mass tort program has seen a spike in cases largely thanks to one drug: Risperdal. According to The Legal Intelligencer, the pharmaceutical inventory in Philadelphia is at its highest in years with 5,601 pharmaceutical cases pending as of Jan. 1. The increasing backlog is causing problems for the court, including extending the length of […]

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A two-car accident occurred at the intersection of Ogeechee and Chevis roads in Savannah Sunday morning, prompting the response of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and Southside Fire and EMS personnel. According to WTOC News, the accident came just a day after an off-duty Tybee Island police officer was killed in a motorcycle crash at […]

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With the passage of the Fairness in Class Action Litigation by the House on March 9, Congress is one step closer to passing serious tort reform that would put new restrictions on class-action lawsuits. The bill, which was approved 220-201, is designed to narrow the scope of membership in class-action suits, limit attorney fees, increase […]

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A rare form of cancer associated with breast implants has been linked to nine deaths and hundreds of cases, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday. The agency had originally identified a possible association between breast implants and a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) back in January […]

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The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated all Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuits into a single federal court system in December and now the lead litigator has been set. Attorney D. Todd Mathews was appointed to a five-member Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee by Judge Landya B. McCafferty of the United States District Court of New […]

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After playing in the NFL as a tight end for six seasons, Jordan Cameron has announced his retirement over concerns about how concussions may affect his physical and mental health in the future. “I started thinking about concussions too much,” Cameron told ESPN. “You can’t play football like that.” Throughout his six years in the […]

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