More than 10,000 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for a faulty hip implant created by the company's DePuy Orthopedics division. Recently, the first lawsuit was settled. Jurors awarded a man more than $8.3 million to cover his medical expenses as well as the pain and suffering he endured as a result of the defective product.
Imagine suffering pain and weakness so intense that it prevents you from performing your job. Then imagine realizing that the symptoms were caused by a defective product. That has been the case for thousands of women who had transvaginal mesh products implanted to help correct problems that resulted from pelvic organ prolapse.
In addition to facing thousands of lawsuits over the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer is now facing more legal troubles over another popular contraceptive. A lawsuit was filed in federal court recently by a woman who claims that the drug manufacturer failed to warn consumers about the potential dangers associated with the intrauterine device Mirena.
As most Nebraska residents know, advancements in technology have made it possible for some people to live longer. People who receive a new prescription drug or medical device may experience life changing results. However, some drugs and medical devices can actually cause more harm than good. Patients could suffer serious complications as a result.