San Diego, California

HomeCaliforniaSan Diego

James Humann

IVC FILTER UPDATE: Arizona Jury Orders C.R. Bard to Pay $3.6 Million in First Bellwether Trial

On March 30, 2018, a federal jury in Arizona ordered C.R. Bard, Inc. to pay $3.6 million to a Georgia woman who suffered serious complications after the company’s G2 inferior vena cava (IVC) filter fractured inside her body.

James Humann

IVC FILTER UPDATE: Second Bard IVC Bellwether Case Moves Forward as MDL Judge Narrows the Issues for Trial

Currently, there are thousands of personal injury cases pending against Bard in the MDL and the first bellwether trial, Sherr-Una Booker v. C.R. Bard, Inc., et al., will soon be in the hands of an Arizona jury. Recently, District Judge David G. Campbell issued a ruling on Bard’s summary judgment motion that will define the issues for the second bellwether trial which is currently scheduled to begin on May 15, 2018.

James Humann

Complications Associated with Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter May be Introduced in Upcoming Trial Concerning Bard’s G2 IVC Filter

On March 1, 2018, the Court ruled that evidence of the Bard Recovery IVC filter problems may be introduced during the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation 2641 (MDL 2641). The Court stated that it would be difficult to try the Booker case without evidence of the Recovery filter and the problems it encountered. Accordingly, Bard’s motion to exclude the evidence was denied and reported problems with the Bard Recovery filter will be fair play in the Booker trial next week.

Chuck Paglialunga

Invokana Side Effects – Amputation

An FDA mandated trial has shown that Invokana use doubles the risk of lower limb amputation.  The FDA promptly (July 2017) ordered a black box warning, the most serious warning available.  The drug had already been linked to other dangerous […]

Virgilio Solis

Latest Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling permits Punitive Damages in Philadelphia Risperdal Suits

On January 9, 2018, a three-judge Superior Court panel handed down a decision that could significantly change the landscape of the Philadelphia Risperdal Docket. The three-judge panel ruled that plaintiffs in the Philadelphia cases may apply the law of their […]

James Humann

Hernia Mesh Litigation Moves Forward as MDL Court Establishes Case Selection Timeline and Bellwether Date for Ethicon Physiomesh

Hernia Mesh Litigation Moves Forward as MDL Court Establishes Pretrial Timeline and Bellwether Date for Ethicon Physiomesh. After years of battling transvaginal mesh lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon finds itself at the forefront of the expanding litigation over defective hernia mesh products.

James Humann

COOK IVC FILTER UPDATE: MDL Court Denies Cook’s Motion to Sever and Orders Remand of Blood Clot Filter Cases to State Court Based on the Forum Defendant Rule

The U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Indiana ordered remand for several Cook IVC filter cases that had been improperly removed to the multidistrict litigation (MDL 2570) from their respective state courts in South Dakota, Texas, and California.

The central question decided by District Judge Richard L. Young was whether medical malpractice claims against in-state implanting physicians should be severed from the product liability claims against the manufacturer.

James Humann

MASS TORT UPDATE: Blood Clot Filter Litigants Prepare for First Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Trial

With over 3,000 Bard IVC filter lawsuits pending in multidistrict litigation 02641 (MDL 2641) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, plaintiff and defense counsel are busily engaged in final pretrial motion practice on the eve of the first Bard IVC bellwether trial which is set to begin on March 13, 2018 (Sherr-Una Booker v. C.R. Bard, Inc., 16-CV-474).

James Humann

IVC FILTER UPDATE: Court Issues Pretrial Order for BARD IVC Blood Clot Filter Litigation

On January 12, 2018, the District Court overseeing thousands of IVC filter lawsuits against medical device maker C. R. Bard issued an Order for jury selection in advance of the multidistrict litigation’s first bellwether trial ­ – Sherr-Una Booker v. C. R. Bard Incorporated and Bard Peripheral Vascular Incorporated (2:16-cv-00474).

James Humann


On January 9, 2018, U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young issued a Scheduling Order in Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2570. This is the second bellwether case scheduled for trial against Cook Medical for injuries caused by its inferior vena cava filter products.