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,…

Recall Lawyers File GM Ignition Recall Cases

The Recall Lawyers at Jones Ward PLC filed three new class action cases this week regarding the GM/Chevy recall regarding the ignition defects.  These class actions, filed in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, are on behalf of residents of each of those states and potentially nationally who owned or leased any of the recalled Chevy models.…

Yasmin Stroke Lawsuit Wins Big

A woman in Illinois recently won $14 million in her lawsuit against Bayer, the maker of Yasmin birth control pills. We just blogged about this case, and how you can find out whether you might have a case over at joneward.com. Check it out! If you or someone you love was diagnosed with a clotting…

Risperdal Breast Growth Lawsuits

The Recall Lawyers are Reviewing Risperdal Cases Now Risperdal, a drug approved for treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and management of behavioral problems in kids with autism, has come under fire for off-label use as an anti-depressant. Recently, the Attorney General of Arkansas won a $1.2 billion judgment against the makers of Risperdal.  However, this…

Biomet hip implant lawsuits to reach trial in 2015, judge says

Lawsuits over failed metal-on-metal hip implants made by Biomet Inc. will reach a jury trial in 2015 in front of U.S. District Judge Robert Miller. The number of Biomet lawsuits in front of Judge Miller now stands at approximately 800, a two-fold increase from earlier this year. Miller, who is based in South Bend, presides…

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…

Bridgestone Recalls 1.2 Million Truck & Bus Tires

Bridgestone Corp. announced recently a voluntary recall of 1,204,707 Japanese-manufactured truck and bus tires for potential flaws in the recalled tires’ inner liners. The recall was made for safety reasons. According to Bridgestone, the flaws could lead to slow leaks and tire failures, presenting a significant safety issue for affected tires. Bridgestone said 2,600 of…

Mirena Lawsuits Continue to Rise

Bayer’s blockbuster birth control, the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) has caused women across the country to suffer severe injuries. Women continue to file lawsuits alleging Bayer failed to warn them of uterine perforation, migration, and embedment–injuries that frequently require surgery to remove the lost or embedded IUDs. Mirena is a t-shaped plastic device that is…

Angelcare Monitors Inc. Recalls Baby Movement Monitors After Two Deaths

Today the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall to repair Angelcare Monitors Inc. movement and sound baby monitors. CPSC has received reports that the cord strangled at least two infants to death, prompting the recall. The monitors include a cord that attaches the baby monitor sensor pad, which fits under the crib mattress,…