Mass Torts Law Blog

You have seen a lot of commercials and have probably been searching the internet for some straightforward explanations about Valsartan Lawsuits. Very simply, Valsartan (aka Diovan) is part of a class of drugs, including Losartan (aka Cozaar) and Irbesartan (aka Avapro), that are used in different combinations to treat heart failure, high blood pressure and certain effects of diabetes. The Valsartan drugs basically block a natural chemical in the body called angiotensin II, which…
In May 2018, a class action, as well as multiple personal injury cases, were filed against Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Gilead), for claims surrounding the promotion of the manufacturer’s TDF HIV/AIDs drugs. The allegations included: Gilead’s marketing and distribution of the TDF drugs, when a safer alternative (TAF) was known; Failure to adequately warn of the potential risks; and, Misrepresentation of the drugs’ safety and efficacy. Currently, Plaintiffs allege kidney and bone injuries as a result…
We have already written about the thousands of Bard hernia mesh cases pending in Rhode Island state court moving swiftly towards bellwether trials. Not to be outdone, the federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) cases in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, before Judge Edmund A. Sargus, are heating up as well. The MDL encompasses claims against C.R. Bard and its corporate subsidiary, Davol, based upon allegations that Bard’s polypropylene hernia mesh…
You have seen a lot of commercials and have probably been searching the internet for some straightforward explanations about TDF drug and Truvada lawsuits. Very simply, TDF is short for tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. It is an HIV drug marketed by Gilead. TDF drugs are sold under different brand names, such as: Truvada (the most popular) Atripla Complera Stribild Symfi-Lo Cimduo Viread Recent lawsuits across the country allege that TDF drugs have serious side effects,…
You have seen a lot of commercials and have probably been searching the internet for some straightforward explanations about hernia mesh lawsuits. Very simply, a hernia is when a piece of internal tissue pushes through an opening in the flesh meant to contain that tissue. As you can imagine, this can be very painful. Hernias have many different causes, such as weakness in certain parts of the body (like muscle weakness), overexertion (like lifting…
The FDA has added a black box warning on uloric (febuxostat), finding that the gout treatment poses an increased risk of heart-related death compared to other gout treatment. Febuxostat is an FDA-approved medication for the treatment of gout. Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in the body, causing sudden attacks of redness, swelling, and pain in one or more joints. Febuxostat works by lowering uric acid levels in…
In an October 2018, trial in West Virginia, a federal jury found that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. was not forthright about the risk of potential bleeding injuries with its drug, Pradaxa (Dabigatran). The jury awarded the plaintiff $250,000 for medical expenses and pain and suffering, as well as $1 million in punitive damages. This was the first trial win for plaintiffs, after the manufacturer had succeeded at three prior trials. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has appealed…
Thousands of individuals have filed Bard mesh lawsuits against Bard and its corporate subsidiary, Davol. The Bard Hernia Mesh litigation, is currently pending in Rhode Island state court, as well as in federal court, in the Southern District of Ohio. The Rhode Island state court litigation began in late 2017, while the federal court litigation in Ohio was only formed in August 2018. Because both litigations are still relatively young, the litigations are expected to…
As we have previously reported, safety concerns regarding incretin mimetics (such as Byetta, Januvia/Janumet and Victoza), led to more than a thousand lawsuits being filed across the country. Reports suggest that people taking the medications for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer.…