Posts Tagged 'Product Liability'

Yaz Settlement Update – Mediation Continues

There is little official news following the December 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012 mediation orders from two judges involved with the Yaz litigation. The parties were ordered to mediate without delay and in good faith. Since that time, Judge Herndon, the federal judge overseeing Yaz cases has issued what’s known as a “minute order. ” This ordered, entered on January 10, 2012, ...

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Yaz Recall: Majority of Independent FDA Experts Vote to Withdraw Yaz from Market

Based on recent news reports, Lopez McHugh has learned that a majority of independent experts advising the FDA about these safety of Yaz, Yasmin, and Beyaz, believe that a Yaz recall is in order.

The Washington Monthly reported on January 9, 2012, that it has conducted an investigation with the British Medical Journal and found that five experts selected by the FDA to advise it about a Yaz recall had ties to Bayer, the company that manufacturers the drug. Although ...

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Yaz Settlement News: More Mediation Ordered

Following on the heels of the Federal Court ordering mediation in the Yaz/Yasmin litigation, a state court judge has entered a similar order. Judge Moss, who is managing thousands of cases in Philadelphia state court, required mediation in an order published on January 6, 2012. Judge Moss’s order comes just one week after a federal judge entered a similar order. Both judges appointed Professor Stephen Saltzburg of George Washington School of Law, Washington ...

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Yaz Settlement News: Federal Judge Orders Parties to Mediate

Women across the country are wondering whether to hope for a Yaz settlement in 2012. Some clients have been involved in the Yaz litigation since 2009 and are ready for some (hopefully good) news. Although the initial Yaz trials were originally scheduled for the end of 2011, and were later rescheduled for January and February, 2012, delays keep moving the possibility of a Yaz settlement back.

All of that may be about to change, ...

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FDA Panel: Yaz/Yasmin warnings inadequate, declines Yaz recall

FDA Advisory Panel Votes to Require Updated Warnings

On December 8, 2011, an FDA advisory panel held 9 hours of hearings about Yaz and Yasmin birth control and the risk of blood clots. Testimony included information about  several large, independent studies that showed an increased risk. The panel also heard from the family of a young woman who used another birth control for months with no problems. She switched to Yaz, and ...

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Columbia Reseracher: Hacker could remotely cause network printer to start a fire

MSNBC reported today on a story that could have huge consequences for Hewlett Packard, the leading manufacturer of printers. Researchers at Columbia University have identified a vulnerability that they claim could impact all HP and other laserjet network printers. The hack would allow a remote user to reprogram a vulnerable printer and take control of it. Once reprogrammed, an infected printer could be instructed to perform a variety of tasks, including ...

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