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Stryker Reaches Landmark Settlement Over Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Stryker recalled two of its metal-on-metal hip implant models in 2012, and since that point, the company faced a mass tort lawsuit from thousands of plaintiffs. On November 3, the company reached a $1 billion settlement – a year after Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $2.5 billion to 8,000 plaintiffs affected by the ASR…

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Latest Risperdal Case Developments: New Study, Start of Bellwether Trial, $2.2 Billion Settlement

With 900 pending Multi-District Litigation cases in Philadelphia, the first bellwether trial concerning Risperdal’s side effects started on Monday. The Nov. 3 trial (Re: Risperdal Litigation, Case No: 100300296, in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas) is the start of three to determine how the jury will respond. The second has been scheduled for January…

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More Deaths, Recalls for General Motors

General Motors’ string of accident-related claims starting with the Chevrolet Cobalt earlier this year continues this month. The American car manufacturing company appointed a compensation expert, who started reviewing death and injury claims related to the ignition switch defect back in August. Since that point, the company’s weekly updates indicated the initial figure of 13…

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First DePuy Bellwether Trial for Pinnacle Implant Starts

DePuy Orthopaedics faces the start 6,000 trials concerning its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip-implants. If you remember, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary recalled its ASR systems in 2010, after the FDA revealed high levels of revision surgery and reactions to metal ions. However, the company did not recall its similar Pinnacle systems and, instead, phased them out…

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General Motors Recalls 822,000 More Vehicles Over Parts Defects

General Motors continued with its series of recalls this week. Announced on July 23, an additional 822,000 vehicles were considered to have defects stemming from multiple parts. According to press statements, the issues cover seats, air bags, and turn signals that were not properly welded and power steering loss. This announcement marks the company’s 60th…

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