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Essure to be Pulled from Markets in UK & Finland

Last week, Bayer UK issued a press release revealing plans to discontinue the sale and distribution of Essure in the UK as of September 01, 2017. Days earlier Bayer announced its decision to end Essure sales in Finland at the end of June 2017. These announcements come on the heels of the American Food and Drug Administration’s order for a “black box warning” to appear on the Essure birth control device as a result of nearly 10,000 reports of adverse events.

If you or a loved one suffered complications after receiving an Essure implant, please contact us at 888-984-7988 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Study of Pinnacle Total Hip Replacements (THR) Concludes High Failure Rate at 10-years

On June 1st at the EFORT Congress in Vienna, PhD student Gulraj S. Matharu of the University of Oxford presented findings from a study of Pinnacle’s metal-on-metal total hip replacements. He concluded that statistically, patients who underwent THR with the Pinnacle prosthesis had a significantly greater risk of implant failure if they had bilateral surgery or were operated on in or after 2006. “This supports the recent and serious concerns about potential manufacturing differences in more recent years,” Matharu said.

If you or a loved one has experienced complications after receiving a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at 888-984-7988 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Stryker to Move Forward With Payments Associated with 2016 Settlement Program

In May 2017, Stryker Corporation announced that it will begin making payments to eligible patients enrolled in a 2016 settlement program associated with the company’s metal-on-metal hip replacements. The 2016 settlement program compensates patients who underwent surgery to replace their Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stem or ABG II Modular Neck hip stem before December 19, 2016.

If you or a loved one has experienced complications after receiving a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at 888-984-7988 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Stryker LFIT V40 MDL Underway in Boston

A recently created multidistrict litigation, or MDL, has centralized product liability cases involving injuries related to Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads, a component of prosthetic hip replacement devices. In an April 5, 2017 order from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the cases in the MDL were transferred to Massachusetts District Court, before Judge Indira Talwani. The MDL is designed to streamline pre-trial proceedings and eliminate duplicative discovery efforts. The proceeding’s first status conference is scheduled for May 16, 2017.

Each of the lawsuits in the MDL similarly allege that the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head component caused plaintiffs debilitating side-effects such as metallosis, tissue damage, device fracture, and other problems that have led to painful hip revision surgery. If you or a loved one experienced complications after receiving a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at 888-984-7988 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

First Xarelto Bleeding Trial Underway

The first bellwether trial concerning controversial anticoagulant Xarelto has begun in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The late-April 2017 trial is one of four bellwether trials scheduled to take place throughout this spring and summer. The cases all similarly allege that the drug’s manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals did not adequately warn patients about the uncontrollable bleeding risks associated with Xarelto and that it withheld certain safety information regarding the lack of a bleeding antidote.

Many plaintiffs in the Xarelto litigation are represented by Grant & Eisenhofer, a plaintiffs’ firm involved in the Bellwether Selection Committee and co-lead of the Law & Briefing Committee. If you or a loved one experienced complications from taking the drug Xarelto, please call us at (888) 984-7988 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

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