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Androgel Bellwether Trial Ruling Favors Plaintiffs

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In a case management order filed by US District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly, Androgel maker AbbVie was denied its attempt to have the first bellwether case dismissed on grounds that the statute of limitations had expired. The testosterone lawsuit, filed by Jeffrey Konrad, was originally selected as a representative case... Read more »

Massive $110 Million Verdict for Talc Powder Plaintiff

Like many other women, Lois Slemp routinely used talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes. The Virginia resident had used Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder for four decades, and then she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her cancer was initially discovered in 2012. After going into remission, she suffered a recurrence... Read more »

Federal Farxiga Lawsuits Consolidated in NY

The makers of Farxiga, Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca, are facing at least 18 product liability lawsuits filed in federal courts. These have now been centralized into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) pursuant to an order issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued on April 6, 2017. The... Read more »

First Steps Commence in Invokana Litigation

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In mid-January, the first steps in the Invokana multidistrict litigation (MDL) began. U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti, who is presiding over the MDL in the District of New Jersey, announced 1) the pending appointment of a special mediator to deal with discovery issues and settlement possibilities and 2) a “science... Read more »

Filing Streamlined in Abilify Gambling Addiction Claims

The U.S. District Judge in charge of the pretrial proceedings for the gambling addiction claims against the drug Abilify has issued procedures aimed at streamlining the process. Under these procedures, new cases will enter the multidistrict litigation (MDL) if plaintiffs file a Short Form Complaint. The Short Form Complaint incorporates... Read more »

Studies Cast Doubt on Testosterone Therapy Benefits

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Testosterone supplementation for older men has become big business for companies like Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie as they have marketed their testosterone products to the general population. Unfortunately, the benefits touted by these manufacturers may be overstated, new studies are finding. In fact, the risks associated with testosterone therapy might... Read more »