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Craig S. Hilliard is a Shareholder in the Commercial Litigation Group and Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He also serves as General Counsel to the law firm.

The litigation against manufacturers of pelvic mesh devices continues to increase nationwide. A pelvic 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 can serve as an alternative to a hysterectomy. Thousands of women, who were

The dangers associated with Pradaxa use are well known. Since reaching the United States’ market in 2010, Pradaxa has been linked to hundreds of deaths. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received numerous adverse event reports for injuries and complications from Pradaxa use.

Physicians and analysts have commented that the health risks associated with

As we have previously reported, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) granted multidistrict litigation (MDL) treatment to the incretin mimetic litigation, meaning that all federal lawsuits filed across the United States are now centralized in one judicial district. The incretin mimetic litigation, which includes the medications Byetta, Januvia/Janumet and Victoza, was

As we have previously reported, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. has recalled its ASR hip replacement device. There are thousands of cases pending across the country related to the ASR device. These cases continue to proceed in state and federal courts.

The New York Times reports that DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson,

As we have previously reported, recent evidence suggests that incretin mimetic medications are linked to pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has asked all pharmaceutical companies involved in the development or marketing of incretin-based medications to make patient level data on their products available for an independent review. The ADA is

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have recently determined that a number of incretin mimetic diabetes medications like Byetta, Januvia/Janumet and Victoza could be linked to pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

A motion to consolidate the incretin mimetic cases into one MDL is currently pending. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will likely hear oral argument,