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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Update – March 2023

March 6, 2023   |  
What’s Happening with Hernia Mesh Lawsuits? C.R. Bard MDL is Now the Second Largest Mass Tort Litigation With more than 18,000 cases as of January 2023, the C.R. Bard hernia mesh multi-district litigation (MDL) is now the second largest mass tort litigation ever, trailing only the massive 3M earplugs MDL....
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CPAP Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL: February 2023 Update

February 16, 2023   |  
Philips CPAP MDL Will Accelerate the Legal Process for Victims A wave of CPAP lawsuits filed following a recall of Philips Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machines have been consolidated into multi-district litigation (MDL). The sprawling MDL includes both class action lawsuits and personal...
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FDA Orders Philips to Improve Communications About CPAP Recall & Health Risks

April 25, 2022   |  
Philips Warned By FDA to Step Up CPAP Health Risk Warnings In June 2021, Philips issued a recall of many of their CPAP and ventilator devices due to findings that the devices may pose a risk to consumers' health, including putting them at higher risk for cancer and breathing problems....
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2nd Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Begins

March 24, 2022   |  
Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Bellwether Trial Gets Underway The second hernia mesh lawsuit bellwether trial for thousands of claimants seeking damages for defective Bard hernia mesh implants has begun in the Southern District of Ohio. The Honorable Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., a U.S. District Judge, presides over the multi-district litigation...
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Exactech Recall Issued Over Defective Knee, Hip, and Ankle Inserts

March 21, 2022   |  
Exactech Implants Recalled Due to Degradation and Potential Health Risks Medical device manufacturer Exactech has issued an urgent recall for several knee, hip, and ankle implants / inserts based on potentially defective packaging that may result in health complications, sometimes resulting in revision surgery. On February 7, 2022, the company...
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Can Philips CPAP Machines Cause Pneumonia?

January 31, 2022   |  
Philip CPAP Machines and Potential Pneumonia Risk Last year, Philips announced that it would recall many of the company’s CPAP machines and ventilators. This recall was submitted to the FDA and indicated that the polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam in the machines could degrade and potentially cause a variety of...
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Did Philips Know Its CPAP Machines Might Cause Cancer and Other Health Problems?

January 27, 2022   |  
A recent investigation by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has uncovered evidence that medical device manufacturer Philips may have been aware of cancer and health risks associated with their now-recalled CPAP machines. Did Philips Hide Complaints About Defective CPAP Machines? The FDA investigation revealed that over 220,000...
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Atrium Agrees to Reported $66 Million Hernia Mesh Settlement

January 20, 2022   |  
Atrium Settles C-QUR Hernia Mesh Lawsuits In a huge win for over 1,300 claimants, Atrium Medical Corp, a Swedish medical device manufacturer, has agreed to settle hernia mesh lawsuits filed against it in the New Hampshire courts. While the actual settlement amount has yet to be released, it was reported...
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Philips Recalls CPAP Machines and Ventilators Due to Potential Cancer Risk

June 14, 2021   |  
Philips has issued a recall of certain CPAP ventilators due to foam material that can degrade, potentially causing cancer and other health problems. Breathing devices impacted include Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices. The potential issue was first identified by...
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Paragard MDL Update: What’s Happening with Paragard Lawsuits?

December 17, 2020   |  
Teva Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the Paragard copper IUD, faces dozens of Paragard lawsuits alleging that its copper-bound IUD is prone to breaking up as it is removed from the uterus and can cause serious injury to women using the device. Many of our clients are wondering about the current...
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