Jury Awards $13.5 Million in Second Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Case in Philadelphia

The second Ethicon transvaginal mesh trial to get to jury in Philadelphia ends in a $13.5 million verdict.  The first trial also ended in a plaintiff's verdict in the amount of $12.5 million.  THL is pleased with this verdict and looks forward to continuing to fight vigorously for all of our clients injured by transvaginal mesh devices.   Read more

Jury Awards $13.5 Million in Second Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Case in Philadelphia

 

The second Ethicon transvaginal mesh trial to get to jury in Philadelphia ends in a $13.5 million verdict.  The first trial also ended in a plaintiff's verdict in the amount of $12.5 million.  THL is pleased with this verdict and looks forward to continuing to fight vigorously for all of our clients injured by transvaginal mesh devices.   Read more »

E-Cigarette Legislation Protecting Children Signed Into Law

 

E-cigarettes are adult products that should be kept out of the hands of children. That is the focus of legislation that recently passed both the U.S. House and Senate that will potentially save the lives of many children, as the debate regarding the regulation of the e-cigarette industry continues.   President Obama signed the Child Nicotine… Read more »

FDA Examines Risks and Benefits of Fluoroquinolones

 

TorHoerman Law is currently investigating the possibility of filing FQAD lawsuits on behalf of previously healthy individuals that experience a “constellation of symptoms” across multiple body parts and believe their fluoroquinolone might be to blame. Read more »

Federal Appellate Court Approves $2 Million Verdict For Vaginal Mesh Victim

 

All in all, the federal appellate court's decision is a tremendous victory for women nationwide. The appellate court completely rejected all of the mesh manufacturer's complaints about the trial, thereby affirming the right of other injured women to present the same type of evidence in their trials. TorHoerman Law is still fighting hard for women injured by transvaginal mesh, including by getting several of our own “bellwether” cases ready for trial. Read more »

Kentucky Risperdal Claim Settled for $15.5M

 

On December 22, 2015, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, entered into a settlement with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, agreeing to pay $15.5 million to the state, sufficiently disclose the associated risks of the drug, and cease the company’s promotion of Risperdal for non-FDA approved uses. Read more »

Low Dose Radiation Significantly Increases Risk of Solid Cancer, According to Recent Large Study

 

This week the esteemed British Medical Journal (BMJ) published an editorial discussing the findings of a large (>300,000 subjects) cohort study confirming that extended exposure to even low dose ionizing radiation significantly increases a person’s risk of cancer.  Read more »

Benicar MDL Established in New Jersey - Cases Move Forward

 

A federal judicial panel has granted a request to consolidate lawsuits claiming that blood-pressure medication Benicar could cause severe gastrointestinal injuries. Read more »

We Pledge Allegiance to Local Food - Will You Join Us?

 

TorHoerman Law is proud to announce its partnership with Grassroots Grocery through their “corporate membership” program that will promote local sustainable food for all of our community and encourage the THL staff to eat healthy while supporting the local economy. Read more »

Pregnant Women Contemplating Zofran During Pregnancy Advised to Take Caution

 

 Pregnant women should be cautious about use of Zofran to curtail morning sickness.  Recent studies link Zofran to birth defects and fetal death. Read more »

Coldwater Creek Judge Strikes Down Defense Motion to Dismiss - Cases Move Forward

 

Coldwater Creek cases move forward after a February 27, 2015 order striking down defense motion to dismiss cases filed by Mallinckrodt, Inc. and Cotter Corporation.  Judge Audrey G. Fleissig ruled that a strict liability standard will be used with regards to Mallinckrodt, which requires plaintiffs prove their injuries were caused by toxic contamination of North St. Louis County and Mallinckrodt would then be held liable liable without needing to prove how Mallinckrodt was negligent. Read more »

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update and Frequently Asked Questions

 

Lawyers representing women injured by transvaginal mesh products post frequently asked questions video and update plaintiffs on transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Read more »

Zofran Lawsuits Claim Birth Defects

 

 Research studies and mounting lawsuits question the safety of Zofran, a prescription medication taken by pregnant women to combat morning sickness. Studies suggest ingesting Zofran during the first trimester may be the cause for increased risk in severe birth defects and injury to the mothers. What is Zofran? Zofran (also known as ondansetron)… Read more »

Xarelto MDL Established in Louisiana

 

Numerous lawsuits filed against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals over the blood thinner, Xarelto have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Judge Eldon E. Fallon, who is familiar with complex pharmaceutical drug liability cases, will be presiding over… Read more »

Questionable Drug Safety Reporting System FAERS

 

 According to a report by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is flawed and needs modernization. ISMP’s report is based on the analysis of 847,039 reports gathered over a 1 year period between 2013 and 2014 by FAERS. With mounting lawsuits over pharmaceutical drugs… Read more »

Diabetic Drugs, Januvia and Byetta Lawsuits Continue to Grow

 

In August 2013, the increasing number of lawsuits against drug manufacturers, Merck and Amylin led to the creation of a multidistrict litigation in the Southern District of California. Plaintiffs claim that diabetic drugs, Januvia and Byetta, cause side effects such as pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis. Januvia and Byetta Januvia and Byetta… Read more »

 

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