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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

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

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. […]

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 […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Hip Implant Recall Lawsuits Continue to be Filed

  Tens of thousands of lawsuits over defective hip implants have been settled over the last two years for billions of dollars. But hip implant litigation is far from over. Poorly designed hips are still failing and new lawsuits are […]

Joseph H. Saunders

FDA Fails to Regulate Dangerous Health Supplement BMPEA

A series of recent articles in The New York Times, including a hard-hitting editorial (Conflict of Interest at the F.D.A., April 13, 2015), uncovers how the Food and Drug Administration has been reluctant to regulate popular health supplements that were […]