DePuy ASR hip recall settlement moving forward

More details about the settlement of thousands of cases relating to the DePuy ASR hip recall are coming to light, including how factors such as age and body weight will affect individual cases. Under an agreement approved by a federal judge this week, DePuy will pay $250,000 to each person injured by the defective metal-on-metal…

FDA Announces a Class I Recall of Medtronic Cardiac Stent Guidewires

Medtronic, Inc. announced last Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified the company’s recent recall of cardiac stent guidewires as a Class I recall. The recall affects about 15,000 units. Medtronic recalled the guidewires the week of Oct. 21 because some have the potential to delaminate, where the surface coating sloughs…

Asbestos Victims Under Attack In U.S. Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives is voting on two bills that will have a negative impact on victims of asbestos exposure and their families. The House is voting on the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act [H.R. 982] – which would violate asbestos victims’ privacy and allow asbestos corporations to delay and deny justice until…

FDA Issues Proposed Rule Allowing Suits Against Generic Drug Manufacturers

The FDA proposed a new rule yesterday that would allow generic drug makers to update and distribute their own labels. This new rule makes good on a recent announcement that the FDA would take steps to close loopholes that prevent consumers from seeking legal redress from generic drug manufacturers when they are harmed by those…

Testosterone Therapy Found to Have Serious Health Risks

A study released last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that among men with previous heart troubles and low testosterone levels, ‘low-T’ therapy drastically increased the risk heart attack, stroke, and death. Researchers looked at the medical records of over 8,700 men at age 60 or above with low testosterone levels…

Sales of Leukemia Drug Iclusig Stopped After Severe Side Effects Found

Sales of a promising leukemia drug, Iclusig, are being suspended because of “the risk of life-threatening blood clots and severe narrowing of blood vessels,” the Food and Drug Administration says. The drug, also known as ponatinib, has been linked to heart attacks and strokes, blindness and loss of blood flow in the extremities serious enough…

DePuy ASR hip implant settlement: $4 billion for injured patients

A $4 billion proposed settlement for thousands of patients injured by the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant will finally provide some relief for people who had the device removed from their bodies. Jones Ward PLC represents dozens of people injured by the ASR, a metal-on-metal hip implant that fails at an unreasonably high rate. The…

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,…

Mirena And The Link to Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC)

The attorneys at Jones Ward have blogged extensively about Mirena litigation and the injuries women have suffered due to Bayer’s IUD. Women across the country have suffered serious injuries due to Mirena IUDs migrating and causing severe complications, often requiring surgery. We also believe that there may be a link between Mirena and pseudotumor cerebri–a…

Mirena Claim Information

Women continue to file actions against the pharmaceutical giant Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., alleging they suffered severe injuries from Bayer’s Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). Mirena is a t-shaped plastic device that is inserted into a woman’s uterus by a healthcare doctor. It releases a hormone called levonorgestrel at a rate of 20 micrograms per day…