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Derek T. Braslow

New Study Says Heart Stents Are Ineffective for Pain

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 735,000 people suffer a heart attack each year in the U.S.—making heart disease the leading cause of death in America. Since the mid-1980s when the first coronary stent was […]

Derek T. Braslow

Hernia Mesh Cases Move Forward with MDL

In December, I wrote a blog discussing the likelihood of MultiDistrict Litigation (MDL) for two manufacturers of a hernia mesh surgical device—Atrium Medical who produces C-Qur mesh and Ethicon, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, who recalled their Physiomesh […]

Derek T. Braslow

Bayer Fails to Change

On Thursday, December 29th, a petition was filed requesting that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) create a single docket for more than 100 lawsuits against the contraceptive device Mirena—all claiming that use of the product has resulted in […]

Derek T. Braslow

MDL May Be on the Horizon for Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

On December 1st, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) began hearing oral arguments on the consolidation of at least 15 lawsuits filed by patients who have suffered alleged injuries resulting from the use of C-Qur polypropylene surgical mesh—an […]

Derek T. Braslow

Problems resurface for Medtronic as patients awarded 8.45 Million

This past month marks a pivotal decision in the ongoing litigation over the Medtronic bone graft product, Infuse, as two patients injured by Medtronic’s product will receive a combined $8.45 million in settlements—not from the manufacturers of the device, but […]

Derek T. Braslow

IVC Filter Lawsuits on the Rise with No End in Sight

This past May has seen a flurry of legal activity over IVC filters against several medical device manufacturers. Case in point, Dallas resident Parker Thompson filed a lawsuit against Cook Medical’s Günther Tulip on May 21, 2016—making the total number […]