Drug and Medical Device Lawsuits

Proposed legislation to make drug companies identify payments to physicians

September 24, 2008 – The Physician Payment Sunshine Act Legislation proposed in both the Senate and House, known as the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, would require drug companies to make quarterly reports disclosing payments of $25 or more made to physicians for speaking, consulting, travel, merchandise, etc. Read More

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Senate bill to enable lawsuits for certain defective medical devices

July 31, 2008 – The U.S. Senate introduced a bill to permit lawsuits brought by patients who are injured by certain medical devices. This bill is directly intended to reverse the Supreme Court decision Riegel v. Medtronic Inc., in which the Court held that medical device companies are shielded from lawsuits for defective medical devices. The bill, named the Medical Device Safety Act of 2008, was introduced by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and ...

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Medical Device Safety Act of 2008

June 29, 2008 – U.S. Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) have introduced legislation named the Medical Device Safety Act of 2008, a direct response to a recent decision by the United States Supreme Court that would provide immunity for manufacturers of defective medical devices.

In February of 2008, the Supreme Court issued an opinion entitled Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc., in which the Court held that the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 preempt state lawsuits brought by ...

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Dennis Quaid Sheds Light On Avoidable Medical Errors and FDA Attempts to Shield Pharmaceutical Companies From Liability

May 14, 2008 – Actor Dennis Quaid testified before the Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in a hearing entitled, “Should FDA Drug and Medical Device Regulation Bar State Liability Claims?” The issue was whether FDA approval of a drug or medical device should prevent private persons from suing the manufacturers of those drugs or devices, a doctrine called “preemption.” Other notable testimony against preemption came from New England Journal of Medicine editor Gregory Curfman and former ...

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IRAQ WAR CONTRACTOR LITIGATION

LAWSUITS OVER HALLIBURTON TRUCKER DEATHS
MAY GO TO TRIAL IN 2009

by Jenny Albano

Thursday, July 24, 2008

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After being dismissed in 2006, lawsuits against military contractors Halliburton and Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), a former subsidiary, may go to trial in 2009. The lawsuits are over an ambush that left six civilian truck drivers in Iraq dead.

The lawsuits filed by the deceased truck drivers families claim that the companies knowingly sent convoys into a dangerous ...

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Merck Victorious in N.J. Drugmaker Found Not Liable in Second Trial Over Painkiller Vioxx.

November 3, 2005: 12:42 PM EST

By Aaron Smith, CNN/Money staff writer

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – Merck & Co. was found not liable by a New Jersey jury Thursday in the second lawsuit over its former blockbuster painkiller and arthritis drug Vioxx.

The jury found that Merck did not fail to warn consumers about the safety of Vioxx, was not guilty of fraud, did not misrepresent the cardiovascular risks of Vioxx while marketing it to physicians, and did not conceal information about the ...

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