Firm News: Drugs & Devices: Page 14

Devices Suspected of Spreading Cancer

Weitz & Luxenberg has launched an investigation of a device that may spread cancer in some surgical patients. Laparoscopic power morcellators, electric tools inserted into the abdomen to remove uterine fibroids and perform hysterectomies, appear to be spreading concealed sarcomas. A set of spinning blades used to cut tissue can accidentally stir up tumor cells,…

$2.5 Billion in DePuy Hip Settlement

Thousands of patients whose hip implants failed and were removed prior to August 31, 2013 and who enrolled in the $2.5 billion settlement will begin to receive their settlement payments. Late last week, DePuy and its parent company Johnson & Johnson agreed to waive its ”walk-away rights” and are proceeding to fund the six-figure settlements…

FDA Recalls Blood Clot Testing Strips

Weitz & Luxenberg is currently investigating claims surrounding a medical recall, the target of which may be responsible for three consumer deaths. The FDA has issued a Class I Recall of Alere San Diego Inc.’s INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips, which have been linked to at least nine malfunctions resulting in six injuries and three…

Jury Awards $9 Billion to Diabetic Put at Cancer Risk by Actos

A Louisiana jury has awarded $9 billion to a New York man who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos. The verdict, issued Monday night, orders Takeda Pharmaceuticals to pay $6 billion in punitive damages, and Eli Lilly to pay $3 billion. Plaintiff Terrence Allen, a New York resident, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2011…

Low T Treatments Linked to Cardiac Incidents

Medical studies have linked using popular Low T testosterone supplements to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiac events. Weitz & Luxenberg is currently investigating the danger these products pose. If you or a loved one has experienced a heart attack, stroke or other heart problem after using Low T products, please…