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Jury Returns Verdict in Favor of Plaintiff in Second Roundup Trial

On February 25, Edward Hardeman’s Roundup lawsuit went to trial. Three weeks later, a federal jury returned a verdict in his favor. After four days of deliberation, the jury decided that exposure to glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer – was a “substantial factor” in the Hardeman’s cancer diagnosis. Second Roundup Trial… read more

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Ethicon’s Proceed Hernia Mesh At Center of Controversy in New Lawsuit

On January 12, 2018, a Louisiana woman went to the hospital to undergo a routine hernia repair surgery. Proceed, a popular surgical mesh manufactured by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, was implanted during the procedure. The mesh was intended to support the woman’s abdominal wall, encourage healing, and prevent the hernia from recurring…. read more

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12 Patients Claim Two Cordis IVC Filters Are Defective in New Lawsuit

Temporary IVC filters are intended to reduce the risk of blood clots and pulmonary embolism in high-risk patients. Unfortunately, defects in many of these devices have caused more harm than good. While the filters are effective in stopping clots from traveling through the veins, they are also harming patients at an alarming rate. Two filters… read more

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FDA Announces New Rules for Controversial 510(k) Clearance Process

The FDA has strict safety testing requirements for pharmaceutical drugs. Medications must be put through a series of clinical trials before they can be approved to be sold in the United States. You may think that the FDA has similar testing requirements for medical devices. The answer may surprise you. While rigid testing requirements for… read more

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Second Monsanto Roundup Bellwether Trial Begins

More than 11,000 Roundup lawsuits are pending in state and federal courts across the country. The second Monsanto Roundup trial is scheduled to begin this month. A San Francisco jury will hear a lawsuit brought by Edwin Hardeman, a 70-year-old man. Hardeman claims that he worked with Roundup for more than three decades on his… read more

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Lawsuit Claims Bard IVC Filter is Responsible for California Man’s Death

C.R. Bard is facing yet another lawsuit for harm allegedly caused by one of its most popular IVC filters. This time, however, defects inherent in the device are being blamed for a California man’s death. According to reports, Kevin Ray Meeks received a Bard Meridian IVC filter at a California hospital on February 4, 2013…. read more

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