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    • 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 […]

    • $110 Million Jury Verdict in J&J Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial

      $110 Million Jury Verdict in J&J Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial

      A St. Louis jury awarded $110 million in a Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder ovarian cancer trial on May 4, 2017.  This is the largest jury verdict in a talcum powder case yet. For decades Johnson and Johnson encouraged women […]

    • Barnett Hunting Crossbows Recalled Due to Defective Sensor

      Barnett Hunting Crossbows Recalled Due to Defective Sensor

      This past December, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of six models of Barnett Outdoors crossbows after hunters were seriously injured while using the crossbows.  The recalled models are the Barnett Ghost 415 Monochrome Model #78044, the […]

    • Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits Update

      Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits Update

      Johnson & Johnson Baby  Powder has been implicated in hundreds of cases of ovarian cancer in women.  Many women have used talcum powder for decades for feminine hygiene believing in the safety of the powder. Johnson & Johnson markets the […]

    • Who Is Bishop Parkes and How Will He Treat Our Children?

      Who Is Bishop Parkes and How Will He Treat Our Children?

      In a somewhat surprising announcement, Pope Francis announced yesterday that Bishop Gregory Parkes of Pensacola-Tallahassee will be the new bishop of St. Petersburg.  Parkes will be installed as the fifth bishop of the local diocese since its founding in 1968 […]

    • Stryker Hip Implant Recall of LFIT V40 Femoral Head

      Stryker Hip Implant Recall of LFIT V40 Femoral Head

        Stryker Orthopedics issued a recall letter on August 19, 2016 for one of its hip implant heads. Stryker sent a letter to medical professionals advising them that the LFIT V40 femoral head was involved in a higher than expected […]

    • Xarelto Bleeding Complication Lawsuits Increasing

      Xarelto Bleeding Complication Lawsuits Increasing

        The wave of litigation stemming from Xarelto bleeding complications continues to grow. There are now almost 7,000 pending lawsuits, including 2,800 federal cases that have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation and being overseen by the Honorable Judge Eldon E. […]