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  • Bill to Require Doctors to Report Medical Hazards

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 12-Jul-2016

    A new bill which would require doctors to report any potentially serious problem with medical devices to the FDA is expected to be introduced before Congress. The Medical Device Guardian’s Act is intended to raise awareness of the risks associated with some medical devices which could potentially cause serious harm to patients. The impetus for the bill came from a device known as a power ...
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  • Drugmakers Back Philadelphia Testosterone Case Consolidation

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 22-Mar-2016

    A group of drug manufacturers including Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and AbbVie Inc. are supporting a bid to create a new mass tort program in Pennsylvania state court to consolidate a number of cases alleging that certain testosterone-containing drugs caused strokes and heart attacks. In a summary filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas earlier this month, attorneys for Endo, AbbVie (later ...
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  • Woman's Family Recovers $72 Million in Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 3-Mar-2016

    According to an article published by Bloomberg Business, Johnson & Johnson is being held responsible to pay $72 million to family members of a woman who experienced fatal injuries after using the talcum powder produced by the company. The woman’s family stated the products, baby powder and an additional talc-based product, caused the women to develop ovarian cancer. This was the first ...
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  • AMA Pushes for Ban on TV Drug Ad

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 27-Jan-2016

    In November 2015, the American Medical Association voted in favor of banning direct-to-consumer TV advertising of drugs and medical devices. Now it is up to the Food and Drug Administration or Congress to decide whether or not to ban pharmaceutical advertising. AMA board chair-elect, Patrice A. Harris, believes that direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising of drugs and medical devices inflates the ...
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  • Early Trials Moving Forward in GranuFlo MDL

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 11-Jan-2016

    Coordinated litigation involving the dialysis products, GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, is moving forward in order for thousands of injured plaintiffs to eventually have their day in court. The judge who is currently overseeing the litigation reviewed the preparation of early trials which may provide important insight into how more than 4,300 cases could potentially be settled in the future. The GranuFlo ...
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  • 1077 Mass Tort Lawsuits against Benicar

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 4-Jan-2016

    By mid-October 2015, more than 1,077 lawsuits regarding Benicar, a blood pressure drug, have been filed. These cases were filed within a 2015 Benicar MDL in New Jersey after professionals found Benicar caused severe gastrointestinal symptoms among consumers. Tribenzor, Azor, Benicar HCT and Benicar are all included in the litigation since all four drugs are manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo. Benicar ...
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  • Celebrities Continue to Endorse Xarelto Even as Lawsuits Rise

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 29-Dec-2015

    Even as the number of Xarelto lawsuits nears 2000, Janssen Pharmaceutica has launched an aggressive marketing campaign to increase its revenue and sales of the deadly drug. While Xarelto continues to be prescribed without a known antidote to stop fatal bleeding from occurring, celebrities are still endorsing the medication. Four known celebrities have been featured in prominent television ads. ...
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  • C.R. Bard Settles 3000 Mesh Cases for $200 Million

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 21-Oct-2015

    C.R. Bard recently agreed to pay $200 million dollars to settle 3,000 cases of injury suffered by women who were implanted with transvaginal mesh. Toward the end of 2014, Bard paid out $21 million to settle approximately 500 cases which translated to about $42,000 per claim. The current settlement will give the 3,000 women approximately $67,000 each. Bard paid out some hefty settlements in 2012 ...
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  • Deep Joint Infection Caused by Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming Blanket

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 21-Sep-2015

    Keeping patients at a stable temperature during surgery can not only shorten recovery times, but reduce bleeding. This is why Dr. Scott Augustine developed the Bair Hugger forced-air warming blanket in 1988. This blanket surrounds the patient with warm air through an attached heater, a flexible hose, and small perforations in the blanket. More than 90% of all forced-air warming blankets in the ...
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  • Testosterone Gel Lawsuits on Fast Track Trial

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 5-Sep-2015

    Nearly 2,000 federal testosterone injury lawsuits have been filed after a significant number of men suffered serious harm following the use of a low testosterone drug such as Axiron, Testim and AndroGel. After an MDL was established in the Northern District of Illinois in June 2014 to centralize the cases, more and more men have come forward to join that MDL. This type of consolidation and ...
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  • GAO Asked to Investigate FDA Over Morcellator Claims

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 4-Sep-2015

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has been asked by twelve members of Congress to investigate claims relating to power morcellators. The GAO investigates how American tax dollars are spent and is often known as the “congressional watchdog.” Specifically, the GAO has been charged with determining why the devices were marketed for two decades prior to safety warnings being issued ...
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  • Big Damages Possible in Power Morcellator MDL Lawsuits

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 20-Aug-2015

    The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has recently been asked to consolidate 21 federal lawsuits against the manufacturers of power morcellator devices. While the number of cases is not particularly large at this juncture, lawyers involved in the litigation predict that number will grow particularly given the severity of injury in these cases. The plaintiffs in power morcellator cases ...
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