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Jury awards $32.8 million for delayed birth in Chester County

A Chester County jury has found in favor of a young girl diagnosed with cerebral palsy and awarded her 32.8 million dollars in a recent verdict of a birth injury lawsuit. This case stemmed from a birth injury lawsuit filed on behalf of a young girl who suffered brain damage at birth. The jury award is one of the largest on record in Chester County and will help the young girl’s family pay for future medical costs. The ...

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Potential Fosamax settlement announced

Merck & Co Inc. has offered to pay $27.7 million to settle 1,140 lawsuits filed by people who alleged that the company’s bone drug, Fosamax, caused deterioration of the jaw bone. Attorneys representing the plaintiffs and counsel for Merck disclosed the proposed settlement in court on December 9, 2013. The Fosamax settlement will have to be approved by the court, and all plaintiffs must participate in the settlement.

Fosamax is used to treat or ...

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DePuy Hip Implant Settlement Details Emerge

As being reported by numerous news agencies, Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle thousands of pending lawsuits against its subsidiary DePuy Othopaedics arising from its ASR hip implant. Attorneys for the Plaintiffs and Defendants announced the DePuy hip implant settlement agreement during a settlement conference on November 19, 2013 before the Honorable David S. Katz, judge for the  United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Western Division.

Following the settlement conference, details of the DePuy hip ...

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Settlement reached in DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

The New York Times reports that a tentative deal has been reached to settle thousands of DePuy hip implant lawsuits. The lawsuits were filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, alleging premature failure of DePuy’s ASR metal-on-metal hip implants. The settlement, which still requires court approval, could reach up to $4 billion dollars.

Approximately 12,000 hip implant lawsuits have been filed against DePuy Orthopaedics. DePuy recalled the implants in mid-2010.

According to the New York Times, the average settlement ...

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