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A successful jury ruling came for 62-year old Lois Slemp of Virginia on May 4, 2017 in her case against Johnson & Johnson alleging that using its baby powder caused her ovarian cancer.
In a March 31, 2017 ruling, Zimmer was ordered to pay more than $2 million to a New Mexico man for a defective hip implant with an “unreasonably dangerous design.”
Products such as new drugs and complex medical devices must be proven safe and effective before companies can put them on the market.
In October 2016, a panel of federal judges created MDL No. 2741 to centralize dozens of Roundup lawsuits in one federal court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under Judge Vince Chhabria.
February 15, 2017, the FDA announced a Class I recall of the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder implant because these devices are fracturing at a higher rate than stated in the labeling. If this occurs, patients may need a revision surgery to remove or replace the device.
It is the responsibility of manufacturers to ensure the products they bring to market are safe for public use. While the US FDA reviews the products before going to market, what do medical device manufacturers do to gain market approval?
A new study, published in the scientific journal, JAMA Surgical on September 28, 2016, suggests that IVC filters may not help people who are at risk of dangerous blood clots to improve their chances of survival.
Unfortunately, in recent years, drug and product recalls have become more common. Why? What happens and how does the process work? Who is responsible for making sure these products are adequately tested before hitting the market?
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Yesterday, a federal jury in Dallas, TX, awarded a record $1 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to six plaintiffs injured by the company’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants.
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using products containing talcum powder.
On October 27, 2016, a St. Louis jury awarded over $70 million to a 63-year old cancer patient who alleged that J&J’s talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer; $2.57 million in compensatory damages and $67.5 million in punitive damages.