Mid September saw the beginning of the FDA’s announcements regarding ranitidine medicines and their possible carcinogenic properties. Ranitidine is the active ingredient in the popular over the counter antacid medicine Zantac, causing widespread calls for pharmacies to pull the drug and generics from their shelves. The Known Risks of Zantac Due to the oral delivery of the drug, the largest […]
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered Boston Scientific and Coloplast, the producers of surgical mesh, to stop selling and distributing its products made for treating pelvic organ prolapse (POP) immediately. This decision was reached after thousands of patients filed suit against the companies, blaming the product for painful and often permanent complications, many requiring further surgery. They include […]
The FDA is now considering whether synthetic surgical mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse should remain available to patients. There have been 10,390 reports of injury and 77 deaths linked to the product, also commonly known as vaginal mesh. Thousands of women have filed lawsuits against the medical device manufacturers Boston Scientific and Coloplast Corp, citing the faulty […]
A California jury agreed that routine use of the weed killer Roundup caused the cancer of a 70- year-old man, awarding him $80 million in damages in March 2019. The patient said he regularly used Roundup products in his yard to treat weeds, poison oak and overgrowth and argued that the manufacturer was negligent in not providing sufficient cancer warnings […]
A jury in Oakland, Calif., has delivered another blow to health and manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson, with a $29 verdict awarded to a woman who argued the company’s talc powders caused her cancer. The March 13 verdict followed a trial that lasted longer than two months. It was the first talc-related case to go to trial since Reuters reported […]
Mass tort, class action, and multidistrict litigation (MDL) cases can seem similar, but each one varies based on the type of lawsuit involved. This article will help you learn more about them and how they could potentially help you in your own case.
According to a New York Times article, a Missouri jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products.
Berman & Simmons is handling dangerous drug and medical device claims involving women who have developed ovarian cancer after use of products containing talc.
A Texas jury ruled that Cook Medical, the maker of the Celect inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, must pay plaintiff Jeffrey Pavlock $1.2 million in damages for serious injuries he suffered from the device and for failure to warn about its risks as a Texas jury found in May 2018.
Berman & Simmons is handling dangerous drug and medical device claims involving IVC filters.If you’ve sustained injuries from an IVC filter, contact us as soon as possible.
Have you been harmed by a dangerous drug or medical device? Unfortunately, when companies take shortcuts and fail to put safety first, consumers suffer the consequences.Mass tort cases are brought against manufacturers of dangerous drugs and medical devices for widespread wrongdoing. This article provides answers to some of the most common questions we receive about mass tort cases.
C.R. Bard, maker of the inferior vena cava (IVC) filter G2, will pay plaintiff Sherr-Una Booker $3.6 million for injuries she suffered from the device and for failure to warn about its dangers.Berman and Simmons has an experienced team of lawyers who focus on representing victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices, including IVC filters.