A quartet of plaintiffs yesterday accused Medline Industries and chemical supplier Vantage Specialty Chemicals of releasing the ethylene oxide emissions that caused their cancer. The personal injury lawsuits, brought in the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, allege that Medline and Vantage Specialty Chemicals plants in Waukegan and Gurnee, respectively, allege that their leukemia and, […]
Medical device makers look to slip lawsuits on Supreme Court ruling
A trio of medical device makers are looking to slip patent infringement and product liability lawsuits based on recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings governing out-of-state lawsuits. In TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, the Supremes limited the ability of patent holders to sue in other states. Kraft sued TC Heartland in its incorporated state of Delaware […]
Report: Boston Scientific loses $100m pelvic mesh case
Boston Scientific faces federal mesh trials today
Report: Boston Scientific wins 2nd pelvic mesh bellwether
Zimmer asks judge to sanction plaintiffs’ lawyers in knee implant lawsuits
DePuy Synthes gets FDA’s highest-risk warning after 15 complaints
FDA regulators put their highest-risk Class I label on the recall of DePuy Synthes’ Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System after the company reported 15 injuries associated with the jaw implant.
Court defines ‘breast implant’ in Dow Corning’s $2B product liability saga
Long-embattled Dow Corning is still on the hook for complaints about 3 of its implantable tissue expanders after a 6th Circuit Court ruled that the devices count as breast implants for the purposes of a liability settlement worth more than $2 billion.
Boston Scientific prevails in 1st pelvic mesh trial
Bard settles more than 500 pelvic mesh complaints
FDA rejects ban on pelvic mesh, supports reclassification
FDA regulators refused this week to ban U.S. sales of pelvic mesh implants, rejecting in large part a petition filed by consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, but offered some consolation in a potential reclassification of the devices to a higher-risk category.