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Category: Mass Tort News

Data Breaches Prove Costly for Major Businesses

06/27/2018
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In an age where data is widely available and almost everything is stored online, data breaches are becoming more common, and the outcomes of cases involving data breaches are unpredictable. Data involved in a breach can range from financial data, such as credit card numbers, to health data, such as […]

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JPML Hears Physiomesh Centralization Motion

05/24/2017
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The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML” or “The Panel”) is a body of seven federal district judges who manage multidistrict litigation, meeting on a bimonthly basis to consider requests to establish MDLs. The Panel has the authority to determine whether civil actions pending in two or more federal […]

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Greatbatch Medical Recalls Hip-Replacement Instrument Which Has Potential To Infect Patients

05/2/2017
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a Class 1 recall for a handheld instrument used during hip-replacement surgery. The device failed sterility tests. Greatbatch Medical Recalls The Affected Instrument Greatbatch Medical recalled the instrument, a Standard Offset Cup Impactor. The instrument enables doctors to implant cups and balls […]

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Baby Powder Lawsuits – $200 Million and Counting?

02/17/2017
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Lawsuit No. 4 in the case against Johnson & Johnson and its ovarian-cancer-linked talc product has headed to the courtroom in Missouri.  It is the fourth in a series of baby powder lawsuits filed nationally. Defense attorneys will watch it closely to see whether monetary damages are awarded for the fourth […]

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FDA Adverse-Event Reports Go Public

01/17/2017
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Years of adverse-event reports documenting problems associated with compromised food, dangerous drugs and harmful cosmetics are now available to the public. The information can be obtained, free of charge, via a downloadable report to be updated quarterly. The data currently spans twelve years. Advocacy Groups Find Adverse-Event Reports Helpful for Protecting Consumers Business leaders, […]

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