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J&J Still Faces Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits in Light of Several Settlements

As several settlements have been reached in the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder litigation, the health care products manufacturer still faces thousands of lawsuits concerning the safety of its talc-based baby powder. Plaintiffs allege that they developed ovarian cancer after using the talc-based powder in the genital area. Johnson & Johnson and...
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Huge Win for Zofran Plaintiffs, Claims Proceed Closer to Jury Trial

Zofran Birth Defect Multi-District Litigation

On February 5, 2019, the Massachusetts judge presiding over the Zofran (ondansetron) birth defect multi-district litigation rejected GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) motion for summary judgment based on preemption. U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV said that questions remain about whether GSK fully disclosed key data to the FDA about the anti-nausea drug,...
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Director Beth Graham Selected to America’s Top 100 Attorneys®

Beth Graham, leader of G&E’s complex pharmaceutical and medical device litigation practice, has been selected for the Lifetime Achievement award by America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. The honor is bestowed upon only 100 attorneys in each state—less than 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States. Ms. Graham is recognized for her accomplishments and...
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FDA Outlines New Steps to Evaluate Long-Term Safety Risks of Essure

Since medical device company Bayer HealthCare announced it would halt sales of its permanent contraceptive Essure in July 2018, the FDA has taken new measures to evaluate the long-term safety risks of the device. Thousands of women have lodged complaints against Bayer citing painful, debilitating complications from Essure such as chronic pain, pregnancy, miscarriage,...
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