Strker Hip Replacement Settlement Valued at $1.4 Billion

This month, CBS affiliate WNEM reported that a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over defective Stryker hips.  In this defective hip replacement settlement, Stryker agreed to pay over $1.4 billion in damages to patients who received faulty implants. For more on defective hip replacements, check out our sister blog, DangerousDrugs WNEM writes, “Thousands

Ebola Gown Lawsuit Filed Against Kimberly Clark

On October 31st, the Associated Press reported that, “[a pending] $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.” (hyperlink added)  This Ebola gown lawsuit was filed against the company on October 29th, and the plaintiff alleges that the giant personal care company

Not a “Surprise” – Comcast Disagrees Over Net Neutrality

A few weeks ago, telecommunications giant Comcast put out a statement indicating that the company (sort of) agreed with President Obama’s remarks about net neutrality this month.  Before I go over how the company and the administration agree and disagree over net neutrality, it would probably help to explain what net neutrality is, and what’s

Fresh GOP Lawsuit Over Obamacare

Today, Republican lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have filed a long-threatened lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.”  This is not by any stretch the first time we’ve seen the GOP sue over Obamacare, but as it comes not 24 hours after the President’s speech outlining

DuPont Leak Kills Four, Prompts Wrongful Death Suit

As you may have heard by now, a chemical spill at a Texas DuPont plant left four dead and another hospitalized last Saturday.  This plant, in La Porte, Texas – a small city near Houston, manufacturers manufacturers a variety of products, including plastics, fertilizers, and insecticides.  The cause of the DuPont leak has not been

Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Developments

Pelvic mesh litigation now comprises over 60,000 cases in the federal MDL, proceeding in the Southern District of West Virginia, and notable developments in the MDL and in cases proceeding in state and federal courts continue as cases prepare for bellwether trials. Judge Goodwin issued a fascinating opinion on the application of the learned intermediary

Cook Medical IVC MDL Cases Transfered to Southern District of Indiana

Plaintiffs in 12 of 27 pending cases against Cook Medical successfully moved the Judicial Panel on Multi District Litigation (“JPMDL”) for centralization of their cases into an MDL.  These cases were centralized into an MDL,  In re Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Location, MDL No. 2570, and were transferred

HIPAA, Tort Reform, and State Law Remedies for Violations

The demand for privacy law expertise continues to increase, as courts and lawmakers wrestle with the issue of what sorts of information are protected under the law, how violations are or should be enforced, what forms of recourse and relief are available to aggrieved parties, and where such relief may be obtained. The Eleventh Circuit

CNN: SCOTUS to hear Obamacare Challenge

Here is a video from CNN that outlines King v. Burwell, a new court case taken up by The Supreme Court of the United States, widely challenging Obamacare.  If the Court upholds the challengers to the Affordable Care Act, people in the 34 states using healthcare exchanges established by the federal government will no longer be

Supreme Court to Hear New Challenge to Obamacare

As reported by the New York Times, US Supreme Court announced today it will accept a new challenge to Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), threatening the president’s signature piece of legislation. The case centers about “tax subsidies that are central to the operation of the health care law. According to the challengers, those subsidies are