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James Humann

MASS TORT UPDATE: $300 MILLION BENICAR SETTLEMENT

On August 1, 2017, the Daiichi Sankyo Company announced it has agreed to a $300 Million settlement related to its olmesartan product, Benicar. The manufacturer/defendant, Daiichi Sankyo, is a global pharmaceutical company with origins in Japan.  While agreeing to a […]

James Humann

Court Schedules Settlement Conferences for Cook IVC Litigation

The Cook Medical, Inc. IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2570) was established in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana by the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation on October 15, 2014. Presently, […]

James Humann

Multi District Litigation Update – BARD IVC Filter Discovery Deadlines Set

Discovery deadlines have been set in IN RE: Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2641). According to the Court’s December 22, 2016 Order, the final Bard IVC Bellwether Group 1 cases are scheduled to be chosen in late-April 2017 with […]

Virgilio Solis

Mass Torts vs Class Action: What’s the Difference?

Every day, thousands of people in the United States suffer from side effects caused by drug prescriptions. Consequently, these people find themselves in a constant struggle as they go through pain, embarrassment and insurmountable medical bills. However, many people choose […]

James Humann

Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Consolidated in New Hampshire District Court

With a growing number of personal injury lawsuits pending nationwide on behalf of men and women suffering severe health issues following Artrium C-QUR hernia mesh surgery, on December 8, 2016, a panel of federal judges established a Multi-District Litigation (MDL […]

James Humann

JUDGE IN COOK IVC FILTER LITIGATION RULES ON THE TIMING OF BELLWETHER TRIALS

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) blood clot filters are tiny medical devices designed to stop blood clots that may break free inside the deep veins of the body and flow towards the lungs. The spider-like filters are implanted in patients that […]

Chuck Paglialunga

Punitive Damages in Defective Hip Replacement Trial

On March 17, 2016 a jury awarded over 500 million dollars to 5 plaintiffs who suffered injury caused by a version of the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System (DePuy is a unit of Johnson and Johnson).  $360 million of the […]

James Humann

Transvaginal Mesh Claims Continue to Grow

With the estimated number of transvaginal mesh product liability and personal injury lawsuits now exceeding 100,000, women across the country who have had this procedure continue to experience new complications from these defective medical devices. Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is a […]