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January Hearing to Address Future of Xarelto Claims

The Louisiana court overseeing thousands of Xarelto bleeding lawsuits has scheduled a hearing for January 30, 2018, following bellwether trials that concluded in December 2017. Two weeks prior to the hearing, the parties are instructed to submit joint briefs proposing how the federal litigation should proceed. Over 19,000 claims have been filed in this federal...
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Bellwether Trial Cases to be Selected in Stryker LFIT V40 Litigation

The bellwether selection process in the Stryker LFIT V40 artificial hip litigation has been formally outlined, according to a December 8, 2017 order from the Massachusetts court. A total of 18 cases, similarly alleging problems with Styker’s LFIT V40 femoral head—a component used in several hip replacement systems—will be...
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$247 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson for Pinnacle Hip Implants

In November 2017, it was announced that six patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle hip implant will share in a $247 million payday from the pharmaceutical company fueled by its faulty device. The patients—plaintiffs who filed lawsuits against the device manufacturer—alleged that the metal-on-metal design...
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