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Joseph H. Saunders

Surgical Warming Blanket Infection Lawsuits Move Forward

In December 2017 thousands of plaintiffs pursuing Bair Hugger lawsuits for hip and knee replacement infections allegedly caused by the surgical warming system learned that the federal judge overseeing their cases refused to bar their preferred expert witnesses from testifying. This was […]

Joseph H. Saunders

DePuy Attune Knee Implant Failures Continue

Patients who have received a DePuy Synthes Attune knee replacement have experienced an unusually high rate of early failure of the tibial component. Many experts say that estimate is far to low since it fails to consider unreported events. A […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Inferior Vena Cava Blood Filter Lawsuit Going to Trial in March 2018

The first bellwether trial regarding thousands of IVC (inferior vena cava) filter lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. is set to in March. It is tentatively scheduled to go to trial on March 13, 2018, assuming the Court is able to resolve […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Essure Birth Control Device Not Properly Tested Says FDA Panel

  On September 24, an FDA advisory committee heard emotional testimony from women and medical experts across the country urging them to take the Essure contraceptive device off the market. The Essure device went on the market in 2001, and […]

Joseph H. Saunders

COOK MEDICAL PREPARES FOR TRIAL OVER ITS PELVIC MESH PRODUCTS

While the mainstream media occasionally reports on the multi-million dollar jury awards against pelvic mesh makers Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific, one of the lesser known manufacturers will soon face (a wave of) injured women in court. Cook Medical […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Biomet Hip Implant Settlement Deadline to be Extended

The Biomet Magnum metal on metal hip implant settlement announced last year is proceeding forward. All of the participation percentage requirements have been met. The original deadline for individual settlements to be completed or for cases to go forward in litigation […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Settlement Registration Extended

Registration for the $1 billion dollar plus settlement of the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant lawsuits has been extended until Friday December 19, 2014. This settlement pays a base amount of $300,000 per hip for those Stryker hip implant patients who […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Update on Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

Over 70,000 lawsuits are pending in the U.S. federal courts against seven different manufacturers of transvaginal mesh implants. Ethicon, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems (AMS), Coloplast, Cook, and Neomedic all marketed these products to OB physicians for implantation […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Recall Lawsuits Settled

This week a settlement was announced in the thousands of lawsuits pending against Stryker over the recalled Rejuvenate and AGB ll hip implants. These Stryker implants were recalled in 2012 as a result of a high failure rate due to […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Financial Links Between Doctors and Drug Manufacturers Exposed

Finally, information is available about the millions of dollars paid by drug companies to doctors to influence them to prescribe specific drugs. It has been known for years that the drug manufacturers have been spending money to influence doctors to […]