Drugs & Medical Devices

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Issue #8, August 2002

Plaintiff's Motion to Add Doctors as Defendants Ruled 'Futile'

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon denied a plaintiff's motion to add three physicians as defendants in a federal Propulsid products liability lawsuit claiming the action was ''futile.''

Notice of Appeal Filed to Dispute Verdict of First Accutane Trial

The plaintiff in the first Accutane products liability lawsuit to reach a verdict will appeal the jury's decision that the drug did not cause her to suffer from depression.

Federal Judge Grants Motion for Summary Judgment in Celebrex Lawsuit

A company's motion for summary judgment that claimed they were improperly named as a party in the lawsuit and cited the plaintiff's lack of evidence to support allegations that his injuries were caused by Celebrex has been granted by a federal judge in Te

Pennsylvania Woman Files First Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit for Individuals Taking Prempro

A Pennsylvania woman filed what is believed to be the first nationwide class action lawsuit against the manufacturers of Prempro just days after a study designed to evaluate the overall risks and benefits of the drug was abruptly brought to an end.

Federal Judge Rules against the Consolidation of Plaintiffs in Baycol MDL

A motion submitted by the class members of the Baycol Multidisrict Litigation that sought to allow the consolidation of 50 plaintiffs per complaint was denied on grounds that each plaintiff's claims

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Decision for Suppression of Expert Witness' Testimony

The decision of a district court to grant summary judgment and preclude the testimony of five expert witnesses in a Parlodel case has been upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Pharmacy Could Still Be Found Liable for Propulsid Redhibitory Claims and Misrepresentation

A pharmacy's motion to dismiss claims in a Propulsid products liability case was granted in part and denied in part by a federal judge who ruled the pharmacy could still be found liable for redhibition claims and misrepresentation

Motion for Summary Judgment Denied in Part, <br>Granted in Part in Metabolife Case

A federal judge dismissed three out of five claims against the manufacturer of Metabolife 356 in a products liability lawsuit ruling the allegations were subsumed

Widow Claims Prozac Maker Failed to Pursue Safer Alternatives and Conduct Adequate Testing

The widow and children of a man who committed suicide approximately 13 days after receiving a prescription for Prozac has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the antidepressant caused

Preliminary Injunction Filed to Stop Ads Claiming Paxil <br>Has No Severe Side Effects and Is Non-Habit Forming

Attorneys representing individuals involved in a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer of Paxil filed a preliminary injunction for the removal of television advertisements and promotional materials that state

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