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Lawsuits filed over injuries allegedly caused by Ethicon’s Physiomesh for hernia repair

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A Florida woman is suing Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon alleging the company’s Physiomesh device implanted in her during hernia repair embedded into her abdominal wall, blocked her intestines and caused her chronic pain. Her lawsuit comes just five months after an Illinois man filed a similar lawsuit over Ethicon’s Physiomesh alleging the device caused him to develop an infection, two abscesses and an intestinal fistula. Physiomesh is a fibrous plastic device that is intended for hernia repair. It is made from polypropylene, the same product used in Ethicon’s controversial transvaginal mesh, which has been the subject of hundreds of lawsuits ... Read More

J&J may face talc lawsuits overseas related to its products’ link to ovarian cancer

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Chemical Watch reports that Johnson and Johnson faces potential European talc-cancer cases. European plaintiffs are paying close attention to the Johnson and Johnson talc trials happening in America. This year three Missouri juries determined that the company’s talc products contributed to the development of two women’s ovarian cancer and one ovarian cancer death. They were presented with evidence of the science that has been linking talc to ovarian cancer since 1982, as well as evidence that the defendants have long been aware of the numerous studies finding this association. The juries awarded the victims and their families a total of ... Read More

Canadian women want J&J to be held liable for their ovarian cancer in talc class action lawsuit

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A class action lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson has been proposed in Canada on the behalf of women from Quebec and Ontario who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer allegedly as a result of years of talcum powder use for feminine hygiene. Studies have found an association between genital talc use and ovarian cancer since 1982. Three Canadian law firms are representing the women as well as their family members, who claim emotional suffering from the illness. According to CTVNews.ca the plaintiffs allege Johnson & Johnson, by selling baby powder with “false, misleading, deceptive” labeling, “breached their implied warranties.” In October, ... Read More

Counsel appointed for Taxotere MDL

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On Nov. 17, 2016, the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana’s Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt issued Pretrial Order No. 2, appointing two New Orleans attorneys as Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel and one as Defendants’ Liaison Counsel in the Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug that is used to treat many kinds of cancers including breast, lung, prostate, stomach, and head and neck cancer. The manufacturer of the drug, Sonafi SA, is accused of illegally, untruthfully marketing Taxotere as superior to similar competing drugs, while concealing from American consumers that the drug caused permanent ... Read More

Wells Fargo Execs Address Whistleblower Complaints, Ethics Problems

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The Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo & Co. told a gathering of employees earlier this month that the bank plans to change how it handles whistleblower complaints after several employees complained of facing retribution for reporting sales abuses to an ethics hotline. Speaking to about 2,000 Wells Fargo employees in Des Moines, Iowa, CEO Tim Sloan did not offer any details about the San Francisco-based bank will address whistleblower complaints in the future, but his talk was part of a nationwide “conversations tour” he and other executives have embarked on to boost employee morale and restore public trust. In ... Read More

Proposed class action in Canada targets Invokana side effects

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Rosalba Joudry of Nova Scotia took the the type 2 diabetes medication Invokana for eight months but stopped when she saw an advertisement on American TV that linked Invokana to dangerous side effects. Shortly after, her kidneys began to fail. Joudry filed a lawsuit in the Ontario (Canada) Superior Court of Justice, which is now the center of a potential class action lawsuit in that country. The lawsuit seeks more than $1 billion in damages on behalf of Canadian patients who claim to have been harmed by the medication. The lawsuit names Invokana maker, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals. “We ... Read More

Experts explain why Xarelto lawsuit pool is growing in Philadelphia

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The federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving injuries from the blood thinner Xarelto is holding steady with more than 10,000 cases, but the Xarelto lawsuits consolidated in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas is growing, according to legal experts with Mass Tort Nexus. The experts say that more lawsuits are being filed in Philadelphia due to two factors – the master complaint was amended to allow for ischemic stroke claims as well as bleeding injury claims, and concerns that a “total lack of diversity” existed during bellwether selection process for the federal Xarelto multidistrict litigation. Judge Arnold New is overseeing the Xarelto lawsuits ... Read More

Jury selection in next Risperdal side effects trial expected to begin soon

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Jury selection for the next Risperdal side effects trial is expected to begin in early December, and despite jury awards or settlements in five of the six cases that have already gone to trial, attorneys for Risperdal manufacturers say a class-wide settlement is not in the works. The terms of the latest settlement, reached with the family of a boy known simply as N.F., were not disclosed. The family of N.F. claimed that the boy began taking Risperdal after being diagnosed at age 7 with Asperger’s syndrome, impulse control disorder and oppositional defiance disorder. He was taken off the medication after ... Read More

Chemo drug Taxotere MDL leadership to be chosen

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Texas Lawyer reports that there were more than 40 applications filed for lead roles in the Taxotere liability multidistrict litigation (MDL) and last week Louisiana Eastern District Chief Judge Kurt Engelhardt was scheduled to name the lead counsel. Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug used to treat breast, lung, prostate, stomach, and head and neck cancer. The pharmaceutical company Sonafi SA is accused of illegally, untruthfully marketing its cancer drug Taxotere as superior to similar competing drugs, while concealing that the drug caused permanent hair loss. According to Texas Lawyer, almost 200 cases have already been filed specifically by breast cancer ... Read More

Texas man’s Invokana lawsuit will remain in Pennsylvania state court

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A lawsuit filed against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas by a Texas man will remain in that court system, Judge Denis Cohen ordered, despite the company’s arguments that the lawsuit should be moved out of Pennsylvania state court because the plaintiff lacked sufficient ties to the jurisdiction. Matthew Landes is suing Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, makers of the type 2 diabetes drug Invokana, alleging the medication caused a spike of acids in his blood, a serious condition known as ketoacidosis that can result in coma or death if ... Read More