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  • While it seemed the tides had finally changed in favor of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) this March when the Missouri state court jury ruled in its favor, ringing in its first victory. However, this elated feeling was extremely short-lived; not only has the next ruling gone in favor of the plaintiff, but it is also the largest settlement amount, $110 million, to be paid so far for any talcum powder settlement. This comes to a mega settlement amount of nearly $307 million to be coughed up by the manufacturer. The rulings are giving hope and confidence to the thousands of patients awaiting trial and is also urging more people to come forward and file a lawsuit. J&J, on the other hand, is showing no signs of defeat; it is gearing up to challenge these verdicts in the court and is preparing for the forthcoming trials; there have been no recalls or label changes by the company so far. J...

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  • May 2017 brought in some interesting news and critical milestones were crossed in the MDL litigations. One such landmark and record-setting verdicts came in from the jury of the Missouri Court, ordering Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $110 million to the plaintiff, which is one of the highest settlement amounts to be paid so far. J&J lost on the grounds of failing to disclose the cancer risk of its talcum powder which led to the development of the plaintiff's ovarian cancer which had also spread to the liver. J&J, on the other hand, is planning to challenge this and the other verdicts in court; it is also preparing for the future trials. According to our sources, more than 3000 cases have been filed against J...

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  • On the RoundUp.On the RoundUp: Herbicide Vs. Pesticide, Glyphosate and NHL, What's more to unearth?

    Roundup herbicide, one of the world's renowned and topmost selling herbicide, was once considered as a blessed boon for the agriculture fields around the world. It ruled the market as an emperor from the mid 70s till the unveiling of certain hidden facts in 2013 that affected its growth. A U.S. company, Monsanto, patented Glyphosate in 1970 in the U.S. which expired outside the U.S. in 1991, and in the U.S. in 2000. Globally, around 650,000 tons of glyphosate products were used in 2011, and sales reached US$6.5 billion till 2010. Seeing this trend, it was predicted that Roundup sales would double by 2017.

    All this seems so unbelievably true, till the world woke up to an email sent in March 2013 by a scientist, who is no more, which blew the cover off glyphosate and its harmful effects. This can be...

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  • Medical Chronologies and Narrative Summaries.Medical-Legal analysis requires expertise along with a considerable amount of patience and scrutiny as it involves detailed and microscopic study of a large number of medical records. Litigations involving Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers Compensation, Premise Liability such as Slip and Fall are all based on negligence and lapses leading to deteriorated health or loss of life. Right from incidence, to causation of the injury and treatment or fatality a detailed and accurate account of events is crucial to build a case from a legal stand point. To start with arranging records from various providers, then reading those chronologically to ascertain...

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  • Essure Contraceptive Device MDL - 2739When a product promises the sky but fails to deliver, one anticipates a legal battle between its users and manufacturer; Essure Coils have met with a similar fate. Essure® is an intrauterine device developed by Conceptus Inc., a subsidiary of Bayer AG, and approved by FDA in 2002. It was marketed as a permanent surgical sterilization option for women. This device is composed of two metal coils made from polyester fibers, nickel-titanium, stainless steel, and solder, which are placed in the fallopian tubes to induce fibrosis and block them to prevent fertilization.

    Essure brought with it many promises: a perfect option for women looking out for a permanent surgical sterilization, and a perfect alternative to the then existing tedious tubal ligation procedure. The timing couldn't have been better. Essure qualified for all the 4 P's of marketing - Product, Price,...

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  • Low - Testosterone MDL - 2545Since 2010 till date, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) a hormone replacement therapy is prescribed to males with hypogonadism which means low testosterone levels due to disorders of the testicles, pituitary gland, or brain and has been eventually satisfying large proportions of individuals. It was foreseen to continue the performance in the coming years, until allegations of serious and deadly side effects that started popping up from 2014.

    As per the recent update, above 7000 TRT lawsuits have been consolidated in Multidistrict Litigation in Northern District of Illinois in the court presided by Judge Matthew F. Kennelly. The TRT case trial begins in June 2017 for the first set of 8 cases. Compared to the TRT sales statistics, the above numbers...

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