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Joseph H. Saunders

Sorin Stockert 3T Blood Heater Surgical Infection Lawsuits

After linking dozens of non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections in patients to blood heater-cooler devices, the the FDA issued a national safety communication in 2015. An additional safety communication followed in the summer of 2016 specifically noting Sorin’s Stockert 3T heater-cooler […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

$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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

$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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Larry the Cable Guy doesn’t tell you that Prilosec Causes Kidney Damage

For frequent heartburn sufferers, doctors often prescribe Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), which work by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. The drugs are so popular in fact, that the PPI market is worth over $10 billion in the […]