As we have previously reported, the vaginal mesh implant litigation continues to move forward across the country. A mesh implant is a synthetic material implanted and tied to ligaments or bone to lift and support internal organs. The implants were introduced over a decade ago and serve as an alternative to hysterectomy. Thousands of women… Continue Reading
As we have previously reported, several other investigations have reported the possible increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer from the use of incretin mimetic medications.
In 1735, Benjamin Franklin famously declared “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Franklin delivered that message to persuade a group of stubborn Philadelphians to create a full-time fire department that could serve the city and effectively manage a potentially devastating fire. The idea that a modest preventative step could result in… Continue Reading
Pharmaceutical companies frequently pay generic drug competitors money to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs. The result is a large financial reward for the pharmaceutical companies, both name brand and generic manufacturers, and a substantial cost to American consumers and insurance companies. A recent article explains that, within America, 80% of all prescriptions… Continue Reading
It is believed that about 20 percent of Americans are suffering from a “poor credit health history” according to a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. A new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report warns Americans that their personal medical files may not be entirely accurate. It is believed that a person’s “health credit,” analogous to… Continue Reading
On July 26, 2012, Judge Martinotti hosted a joint MDL/State Case Management Conference in Bergen County, New Jersey, along with the Honorable David A. Katz, U.S.D.J., who is presiding over the federal cases in the MDL in Ohio. As previously discussed, the centralization of the state and federal cases will streamline the DePuy lawsuits, allowing… Continue Reading