Drugs & Medical Devices

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Issue #2, February 2002

Texas Jury Awards Rezulin Victim's Family $25 Million; $1.5 Million in Punitive Damages Also Assessed

A jury in Hidalgo County, Texas, has awarded $24.96 million to the family of a woman who died after taking Rezulin for three months

International Class Representatives Added to Baycol Class Action Lawsuit

On Jan. 14, class representatives from six countries were added to a worldwide class action Baycol liability and negligence lawsuit previously filed in an Illinois district court against Bayer's German and American counterparts.

Jury Should Determine Whether Attorneys Were Negligent in Omitting Drug Manufacturers in Declomycin Claim, N.J. App. Ct. Rules

A New Jersey state appeals court has reinstated a legal malpractice suit against a law firm that failed to include a drug manufacturer

Redaction of Identifying Information in Medical Records Set by Judge Kaplan in Rezulin MDL

After plaintiffs and defendants in the Rezulin MDL failed to reach an agreement on what identifying information would be redacted

California Court Denies Class Certification to Rezulin Plaintiffs

A California state court has denied class certification to a class of plaintiffs who alleged that Rezulin manufacturer Warner-Lambert Co. deceived

Federal Court Lacks Jurisdiction over Thimerosal Action, Magistrate Finds

A class action involving some 30 million U.S. children who received vaccines containing the additive Thimerosal does not present substantial federal questions under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Act and should be remanded

Parents' Suit Blames Dimetapp, PPA for Infant's Stroke

Filed just after the first of the year, the lawsuit alleges that Dimetapp manufacturer American Home Products was for years aware of studies showing that PPA caused stroke

Lymerix Claim Voluntarily Discontinued and Refiled to Avoid Jury Waiver May Continue, Pa. Super. Ct. Rules

A Pennsylvania appeals court has held that a plaintiff in a Lymerix products liability case may voluntarily discontinue

Surviving Husband of Addicted Stadol User Sues Bristol-Myers

In a complaint filed in Mississippi, the plaintiff alleges that Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and others breached several guidelines, including federal RICO laws, when it represented to consumers that Stadol was safe

Xenadrine Caused Woman's Fatal Heart Attack, Alabama Suit Alleges

The husband of a woman who died after taking an ephedra-containing dietary supplement has sued the manufacturers and several others claiming they made and marketed a product they knew was defective

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