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Colorado Biomet Hip Implant Lawsuit

Posted in Drug and Medical Device Law, Product Liability

Colorado Biomet Hip lawsuits are currently being investigated by LaszloLaw.  If you have had a Biomet Hip Implant, you may be entitled to a cash settlement.  In January, 2014, Biomet agreed to settle Biomet hip implant lawsuits.  Biomet recently reached a $56 Million settlement for metal on metal hip replacement cases.  Colorado Biomet Hip Implant… Continue Reading

Jury Reaches $2 Million Verdict in Transvaginal Mesh Case

Posted in Drug and Medical Device Law, Product Liability

Manufacturer of transgavinal mesh loses first jury verdict In the first transvaginal mesh trial against the manufacturer of the implant, C.R. Bard, Inc., a jury found that Bard failed to warn of the risks inherent to the transvaginal mesh devices and found the implants to be defective. The trial was conducted in the Southern District of… Continue Reading

Propecia Lawsuit Against Distributor McKesson

Posted in Drug and Medical Device Law, Product Liability

A Propecia Lawsuit was filed against Merck and the California Distributor of Propecia, McKesson. A new Propecia lawsuit was filed in California state court by a 44-year old man injured by the male pattern hair loss drug. While there have been thousands of Propecia lawsuits filed across the county,  this lawsuit is somewhat unique in that… Continue Reading

Stryker Hip Lawsuit MDL Formed

Posted in Drug and Medical Device Law, Product Liability

On June 12, 2013, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued an order consolidating cases alleging injuries from the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip systems into an MDL. An MDL or “Multidistrict Litigation” typically occurs when numerous cases across the federal court system are filed involving similar injuries.  The JPML determines if… Continue Reading

Colorado Stryker Hip Lawsuits

Posted in Drug and Medical Device Law, Product Liability

Colorado Stryker hip lawsuits are currently being investigated by the Colorado personal injury lawyers at LaszloLaw. Stryker announced in July 2010 that it was voluntarily recalling its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular neck-stem because, according to Stryker, of the “potential for fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction.” Although not all patients may experience symptoms at… Continue Reading

Colorado Mirena Lawsuit

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As a follow-up to our last post on Mirena lawsuits, a Colorado Mirena lawsuit was filed by a woman claiming injuries from the birth control device. According to the Colorado Mirena lawsuit, the Colorado woman had the Mirena IUD implanted in July 2010 expecting the device to provide birth control for five years. However, in June… Continue Reading

Mirena Lawsuits: FDA Reports More Than 70,000 Complications From Mirena IUD

Posted in Drug and Medical Device Law, Product Liability

The Food & Drug Administration has received more than 70,000 complaints about the Mirena IUD since 2000. Mirena is a birth control IUD (intrauterine device) implanted in the uterus by a healthcare professional and can prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years.  Mirena allegedly has an effective rate of pregnancy prevention higher than other birth… Continue Reading

Dialysis Products: GranuFlo & NaturaLyte Lawsuits

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LaszloLaw is currently investigating GranuFlo lawsuits and NaturaLyte lawsuits. The dialysis products, GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®, have been linked to six-fold increase in the risk of cardiopulmonary arrest and sudden cardiac death. Both products are manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care–the world’s largest provider of kidney dialysis services and products. These Fresenius products are used across the… Continue Reading

Colorado Effexor Lawsuit for Birth Defects

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When used by pregnant women, the antidepressant Effexor has been linked to birth defects including autism, heart defects, cranial defects, spina bifida, and other congenital issues. The Colorado Effexor lawyers at LaszloLaw are currently investigating Colorado Effexor lawsuits on behalf of families whose children were born with birth defects after the use of Effexor. Effexor… Continue Reading

Medtronic InFuse Lawsuits – Company Influenced Research For Bone Grafts

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According to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Medical device maker, Medtronic, Inc., helped write and edit medical journal articles that were supposedly performed by outside researchers.  These studies downplayed the risks from the Medtronic InFuse grafts. As a result of this conduct, Medtronic infuse lawsuits are being filed across the U.S. According to a CBS… Continue Reading

US Watchdog Group: All DePuy Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal Hips Should Be Tested

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A U.S. consumer advocacy group, US Drug Watchdog, has called for all patients with J&J DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants to request from their doctors a specific blood test to measure the body’s cobalt and chromium levels–two metals used in the Depuy Pinnacle hip implants. All Colorado DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant patients with metal-on-metal hips… Continue Reading

House and Senate Bills For Generic Drug Side Effects Die In Committee

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We have written a number of posts on the Supreme Court’s decision on generic drug side effects. In response, Democrats in the House and Senate introduced bills that would permit generic drug manufacturers the ability to revise their drug warnings–in effect making the regulations applicable to brand name drugs applicable to generics. However, it appears that both the bills… Continue Reading

Supreme Court to Review Generic Drug Side Effects Decision

Posted in Drug and Medical Device Law, Product Liability

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up the First Circuit’s decision in Bartlett v. Mutual Pharmaceutical, Inc. concerning generic drug side effects which we have previously written (here). In the face of the Supreme Court’s decision in Pliva v. Mensing whereby the Court held that federal regulations preventing generic drug manufacturers from independently changing their drug’s labeling pre-empted… Continue Reading

No “Automatic” Duty To Provide Bilingual Warnings Against Product Injury

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The Eleventh Circuit, in Farias v. Mr. Heater, et al., 2012 WL 2354359, No.11-10405 (June 21, 2012), held that the defendant manufacturer of a propane gas heater that caused a home fire after being improperly used by the plaintiff indoors was not required to include Spanish language warnings for its heaters to prevent a product injury. The… Continue Reading

No “Innovator Liability” For Generic Drug Side Effects

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We have discussed in previous posts the Supreme Court’s decision in Pliva v. Mensing which had the effect of making generic drug manufacturer “immune” from state failure-to-warn claims for drug side effects. In summary, Mensing held that because federal regulations prevented a generic drug manufacturer from effectuating a change to the labeling for a particular drug, the generic… Continue Reading

Court Rejects “Failure To Withdrawal” For Drug Injuries

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We discussed the First Circuit’s opinion in Bartlett v. Mutual Pharmaceutical in a previous post (here). In a nutshell, in Bartlett, the First Circuit refused to find preemption under the Supreme Court’s opinion in Pliva v. Mensing for the plaintiff’s design defect claim against the generic drug manufacturer for drug injuries because the generic manufacturer could “…avoid defective warning lawsuits… Continue Reading

“Differential Diagnosis” Can Show General Causation For Medical Device Injury

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Pritchett v. I-Flow Corporation, Inc. is a recent medical device injury case in front of the United States District Court of Colorado.  The plaintiff had shoulder surgery in 2005.  The surgeon used a pain pump manufactured by I-Flow to inject an anesthetic into the shoulder joint over a 48 hour period which allegedly led to the… Continue Reading

First Circuit Holds Generic Drug Injuries Not Preempted

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A number of our previous blog posts discussed the Supreme Court’s decision in Pliva v. Mensing, which held that state failure-to-warn claims against generic drug manufacturers for drug injuries were preempted by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, particularly the 1984 Hatch-Waxman Amendments.  Our most recent post on the topic was Metz v. Wyeth in which the Middle District of Florida… Continue Reading

Implied Warranty Claim Survives Preemption For Generic Drug Side Effects

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Our previous posts (here and here and here) discussed the Supreme Court’s decision in Pliva v. Mensing which largely immunized generic drug manufacturers from state law failure-to-warn claims for dangerous drug side effects.  In Mensing, the Court held that federal regulations preventing generic drug manufacturers from independently changing their drug’s labeling preempted state law failure-to-warn claims for injuries caused by the generic… Continue Reading