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California Jury Awards $2.5 Million In Wright Medical Technology Profemur R Hip Case
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by Tom Moylan

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) A California state court jury on June 12 found that the femoral stem of a Wright Medical Technology Inc. Profemur R hip prosthesis was defectively manufactured and ordered the manufacturer to pay $2.5 million to a... Read More

Jury Hears Opening Statements In Suit Over Infant’s Brain Injury
Posted on 6 Mar 2015 by Maureen McGuire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — (Mealey’s) Trial got under way March 4 with opening statements in the Florida 15th District Circuit Court for Palm Beach County in a suit alleging that injuries suffered by a now-17-year-old boy resulted from the unnecessary... Read More

10th Circuit Majority Says Infuse Off-Label Claims Are Preempted By Congress
Posted on 21 Apr 2015 by Tom Moylan

DENVER — (Mealey’s) In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 21 affirmed that a plaintiff’s claim alleging off-label promotion and use of Medtronic Inc.’s Infuse bone graft system is preempted... Read More

MDL Jury Awards $3.27 Million In 2nd Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial
Posted on 8 Sep 2014 by Tom Moylan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — (Mealey’s) A West Virginia federal jury on Sept. 5 returned a $3.27 million verdict in the second Ethicon Inc. multidistrict litigation pelvic mesh bellwether trial (Jo Huskey, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., No. 2:12... Read More

Plaintiff Awarded $1.5 Million In Second Bellwether Trial In Kugel Hernia Patch MDL
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by Tom Moylan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - (Mealey's) The second Kugel surgical patch bellwether trial went to the plaintiff Aug. 23 when a Rhode Island federal court jury awarded $1.5 million to a man who claims that the device caused him internal injuries ( In Re: Kugel... Read More

4th Circuit Affirms $2 Million Award In 1st Pelvic Mesh Trial, Says 510(k) Not Probative
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Tom Moylan

RICHMOND, Va. — (Mealey’s) In an expedited appeal, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan.14 affirmed a $2 million verdict in the first pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation case to go to trial and affirmed the trial court’s... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: FDA’s Expanded Oversight Of ‘High-risk’ Diagnostic Devices
Posted on 7 Aug 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Cori Annapolen Goldberg and Lidia Niecko-Najjum In efforts to ensure that in vitro diagnostic devices 1 provide accurate, consistent and reliable results, the US Food and Drug Administration ("FDA" or "the Agency") 1) issued... Read More

Durom Cup Lawsuits Filed Against Zimmer Allege Pain, Injuries From Artificial Hip
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - The national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP recently announced several lawsuit filings against Zimmer Inc., the nation's largest producer of orthopedic devices, over the allegedly defective hip implant... Read More