Defective Devices

There’s trouble in Turf Town! Well, Montreal-based FieldTurf’s highly touted “Duraspine” turf is in trouble of sorts, that is. FieldTurf is the world’s No. 1 maker of artificial sports turf. They’ve sold more than 1,000 fields to NFL pro team stadiums, college stadiums, soccer stadiums,...

[caption id="attachment_1738" align="alignright" width="300"] FDA Reclassifies Transvaginal Mesh Devices as “High Risk,” Regulators Announce[/caption] Transvaginal mesh devices – also known as bladder mesh and vaginal slings – have recently been reclassified by regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Once classified as class II,...

Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Ethicon unit has just been ordered to pay a woman $5.7 million, marking another significant loss for the pharmaceutical giant. According to court documents, the California jury that heard this case decided, following more than three days of deliberation, that the...

[caption id="attachment_1459" align="alignright" width="200"] The recently announced DePuy hip implant settlement, which totals $420M, could resolve about 1,400 more claims against J&J.[/caption] Today, the finalization of a major DePuy hip implant settlement may end up resulting in about 1,400 more lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy...