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    • Diocese of Syracuse Announces Compensation Plan for Sexual Abuse Survivors

      Diocese of Syracuse Announces Compensation Plan for Sexual Abuse Survivors

      On Ash Wednesday, the Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse announced plans to compensate survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Bishop Robert Cunningham announced the initiative at a news conference. The new Voluntary Independent Reconciliation Program will look at claims […]

    • Metal Hip Implants and the Failure of the FDA to Regulate Medical Devices

      Metal Hip Implants and the Failure of the FDA to Regulate Medical Devices

      Roughly 1 in 10 Americans, 32 million, have a medical device implanted – artificial hips, knees, shoulders, ankles, pace makers, stents, cataract lenses, surgical mesh, breasts, IUD’s, – are all just a part of a rapidly growing list. A study […]

    • Taxotere Cancer Drug Needlessly Causes Permanent Hair Loss

      Taxotere Cancer Drug Needlessly Causes Permanent Hair Loss

      Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Sanofi-Aventis, the makers of the popular chemotherapy medication Taxotere. The drug is used to make the chemotherapy experience smoother and help speed the process of recovery. However, many women taking Taxotere during chemotherapy […]

    • Aesculap and Attune Knee Implant Failure Lawsuits Filed

      Aesculap and Attune Knee Implant Failure Lawsuits Filed

      Another artificial knee implant has come under scrutiny after 25 plaintiffs filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court over allegedly defective knee replacement devices marketed by B. Braun’s Aesculap Implant Systems subsidiary. The lawsuit alleges that B. Braun concealed from […]

    • Cordis IVC Filter Lawsuits

      Cordis IVC Filter Lawsuits

        With over 1,500 Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter lawsuits filed, most of the attention has been focused on two of the largest IVC filter manufacturers – C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. But it is important to remember that other […]

    • $417 Million California Jury Verdict in Talcum Powder Cancer Trial

      $417 Million California Jury Verdict in Talcum Powder Cancer Trial

      Johnson & Johnson baby powder with Talc would be a product that most consumers would assume to be safe. But the evidence presented to the California jury in Los Angeles over the last three weeks demonstrated that J&J had known […]

    • Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits Move Forward

      Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits Move Forward

      Plaintiffs involved in litigation revolving around permanent hair loss from the cancer drug Taxotere recently learned the first case in their multi-district litigation has been set for trial in September 2018.   The plaintiffs involved in the litigation have claimed […]

    • Inferior Vena Cava Blood Filter Lawsuits Increase

      Inferior Vena Cava Blood Filter Lawsuits Increase

        Lawsuits over retrievable IVC filters continue to grow. In two separate federal litigations there are almost 4000 filings against Cook Medical and C.R. Bard, the two largest manufacturers of IVC filters. Another smaller manufacturer, Cordis Corporation is facing nearly […]

    • Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn to Pay Millions to Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors

      Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn to Pay Millions to Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors

      In a surprise move, the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn announced this past Thursday that it will offer a sexual abuse victim compensation plan similar to the one the Archdiocese of New York began last year.  In fact, the Brooklyn Diocese, […]

    • Roundup Weed Killer Faces New Questions After Court Unseals Documents

      Roundup Weed Killer Faces New Questions After Court Unseals Documents

      Monsanto’s highly popular Roundup weed killer is facing new scrutiny after a federal court unsealed documents this week concerning the safety of the product and Monsanto’s marketing practices. According to the NY Times, “The court documents included Monsanto’s internal emails […]