Category Archives: Attorney

Recall lawyer on MDLs and class actions: What’s the best fit?

A recalled metal hip implant is the subject of a mass tort, but a recalled can of peanut butter might lead to a class action lawsuit. Likewise, claims over a defective camera are treated as a class action, while injuries caused by dangerous hormone therapy medication are dealt with using a mass tort vehicle known…

Recall Lawyer: defective drug and device recall process explained

Defective products are recalled almost every day in the United States. They include medical devices such as metal hip implants, as well as tainted prescription drugs, children’s toys, and fruits and vegetables. These recalls span a wide variety of industries and products, but they usually share one thing in common: regulatory oversight by the federal…

Higher One student loan settlement now underway for account holders

If you borrowed money for college using the Higher One loan service, you may be entitled to participate in a class action lawsuit settlement in the coming months. College students and others whose loans were processed by Higher One Holdings, Inc., can make a claim to receive part of a $15 million settlement fund. You…

Stryker hip implant lawyer: rumors about July deadline are false

Stryker hip implant lawyers at Jones Ward PLC have been receiving calls in recent weeks from concerned patients with the recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II device implanted in their bodies. The source of their anxiety: a series of advertisements on television and the Internet that claim there is a deadline in July 2014 to file…

Heating pad lawsuits under review by The Recall Lawyers

Heating pads sold under the Sunbeam and Kaz brand names are under scrutiny again due to consumers suffering burn injuries. The lawyers at Jones Ward PLC are currently reviewing injury cases involving heating pads, which in some cases may not adequately warn about the dangers of burn injuries if the pads are used a certain…

Recall lawyers to tackle drug and device cases at JPML

Dangerous drugs and medical devices including testosterone therapy and metal hips will be on the agenda at this week’s meeting of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, or JPML. The panel of seven federal judges will meet at 9:30 Thursday morning in Chicago to hear arguments about dozens of mass tort cases, including MDL 2545,…

Hip implant article explains details of medical device litigation

The complex world of medical device litigation, including lawsuits over failed metal-on-metal hip implants, is described in an article published by Attorney Alex Davis of Jones Ward PLC. The widespread failure of metal-on-metal hip implants represents one of the worst product liability disasters in decades, the article says. Jones Ward PLC represents consumers injured by…

Jasper Ward named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Stryker MDL

Jasper Ward, one of the founding partners of Jones Ward PLC, will serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in charge of hundreds of Stryker hip implant lawsuits in federal court. The steering committee, or PSC for short, is a key part of the litigation over recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant devices. Stryker,…

Larry Jones featured in Today Show probe on generic drugs

Attorney Larry Jones, one of the founding partners of Jones Ward PLC, spoke to reporters from the Today Show for a segment that aired this morning on the dangers of generic prescription drugs. The segment, aired on national television, told the story of Viola Purcell, who took a generic form of metoclopramide, a drug normally…

Company used study to avoid liability for asbestos injuries

As many as 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. The disease affects the linings of the lungs, or pleura. People who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and lung cancer often were exposed to asbestos years earlier, in settings such as shipyards, barge building companies, public schools, or work as plumbers and electricians. Obtaining…