Mass Torts

$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto for Roundup

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday May 14, 2019

Monsanto, a subsidiary of Bayer, will pay a couple more than $2 billion in damages as a result of a recent California jury verdict. The verdict marks the third such decision against the company linking Roundup weed killer to cancer since the middle of 2018 and another entry in an ongoing litany of corporations putting

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FDA Takes Action, Stops Dangerous Hernia Mesh Sales

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday April 18, 2019

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) ordered Boston Scientific and Coloplast cease all sales and distribution of hernia mesh devices used for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse. Following years of ongoing legal conflict, Boston Scientific and Coloplast were the only companies still selling and distributing the surgical mesh product. Historically, pelvic mesh,

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Abilify Lawsuit: Background, Risks and Complications

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday December 27, 2018

Evidence continues to mount against the makers of Abilify. Plaintiffs claim that the drug is responsible for their suffering a range of compulsive behaviors, including, but not limited to, gambling addiction and risky or dangerous sexual engagements, and that the manufacturers, Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Myers Squibb, knew about these dangers but failed to warn doctors

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Bayer to Withdraw Essure Birth Control Device from United States

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday July 25, 2018

Bayer Pharmaceuticals announced last week that it will voluntarily withdraw the Essure birth control device from the United States. The company has stated that it  will end sales of the device in America after December 31, 2018. The company claims that the reason for the change is related to degraded sales. Bayer maintains that the

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Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits Continue to Come

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Friday December 1, 2017

Ethicon Physiomesh, a type of hernia mesh, is the subject of an increasing number of lawsuits related to complications and injuries following hernia repair surgeries. Ethicon Physiomesh was first produced in 2010 under the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(K) program. Also known as the “Fast Track” program, the 510(K) process permits medical devices to

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