Update on forming MDL for Zimmer hip M/L Taper implants

Motion Filed to Centralize Zimmer Hip Lawsuits Over M/L Taper with Kinective Technology and VerSys Femoral Head As a growing number of hip replacement lawsuits continue to be filed over problems with the Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology and VerSys femoral head, a group of plaintiffs are calling for all federal cases to be […]

Zostavax shingles lawsuits

Shingles Vaccine Lawsuit On May 25th, 2006, the FDA approved Zostavax, a drug made by Merck, as a vaccine prescribed for people 50 and older to prevent Shingles. Studies have now shown that Zostavax can actually cause someone vaccinated with the drug to get shingles. The FDA has told Merck to add warnings to the […]

Depuy knee implants

DePuy Knee Lawsuit: Devices Involved in Lawsuits DePuy knee replacement systems are one of the most popular knee replacement systems available on the market. The DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson of make several components for partial knee replacement and revision surgeries, and total knee replacement systems. People have knee replacement surgery for many […]

Zimmer M/L Taper Hip cases

In June 2018, a motion was filed to form multidistrict litigation over the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip cases.    It is very likely that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will decide at a hearing on 9/27/18 whether the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip cases will be an MDL.  At this point it is not a […]

Birth injuries and medical malpractice

Birth injuries happen when a member of a labor or delivery team fails to provide care according to accepted industry standards, resulting in injury or death to mother or child. Birth injuries can have lifelong consequences, such as the permanent condition, cerebral palsy. Common Causes of Birth Injuries Birth injuries don’t always stem from negligence. […]

Birmingham Hip Resurfacing

According to a new product liability lawsuit, renditions of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system never received proper approval for sale from federal regulators, resulting in a dangerously defective device prone to premature failure that can permanently disable recipients. Birmingham Hip “Mix and Match” System Deviated from FDA Indications Stephen D. Fleming filed the complaint […]

Zimmer hips

A new lawsuit indicates that Zimmer hip problems with its M/L Taper replacement system caused it to fail prematurely, necessitating a California man to undergo revision surgery in both hips. Glen Davis and his wife filed the complaint July 20 in the Northern District of California. The couple allege that Zimmer Biomet, Inc. knowingly designed, […]

Bayer Mirena IUD

In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration sent Bayer two warnings about Mirena, including a warning that their television commercials were misleading and a warning that their internet advertisements were misleading. Bayer, the company that makes Mirena, has a long history of questionable conduct. The prescribing information for Mirena says that Mirena should be used […]

Mirena IUD

Mirena is a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) that is a form of birth control manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The IUD is a flexible, soft T-shaped piece of plastic that contains the hormone levonorgestrel. Mirena is a long-acting reversible contraceptive said to last up to 5 years. Mirena prevents pregnancy by releasing the hormone […]

Zimmer hips

Hip implants generally have several functioning pieces, one of which is called “the head.” The head used by Zimmer in these specific devices have either been a cobalt-chromium femoral head or a ceramic femoral head. Plaintiffs have been suing Zimmer alleging the cobalt-chromium femoral head created an unreasonable risk of injury. This medical device is […]