Study Data Does Not Support Conclusion that FDA Warnings May Have Led to More Suicides

In a highly publicized article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on June 18, 2014, “Changes in antidepressant use by young people and suicidal behavior after FDA warnings and media coverage: quasi-experimental study,” Dr. Lu and colleagues suggest the FDA’s warnings regarding an increased risk of suicidality in children and [...]

By | November 15th, 2015|Bijan Esfandiari, Pharma News|

Stryker Strikes Out in Louisiana Federal Court, as Judge Rules Patient’s Products Liability Claims are Valid

We are no longer accepting OP-1 Putty medical device cases. Stryker Biotech’s attempts to have an OP-1 Putty/Calstrux Medical Device case against it dismissed have failed in Louisiana. The Honorable Brian Jackson, Chief Judge of the Middle District of Louisiana, ruled on December 22, 2014 that Williams F. Boutte, Jr.’s [...]

By | December 22nd, 2014|Bijan Esfandiari, Medical Device News, Stryker News|

Los Angeles Superior Court Rejects Preemption Argument, Allows Medtronic and Stryker Injury Case to Move Forward

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge rejected attempts by Stryker and Medtronic to dismiss Plaintiff April C. Cabana's claims that the devices used during two back surgeries caused her to suffer permanent disabling injuries. Cabana alleges the devices used during her surgeries were fraudulently promoted by the medical device companies for [...]

By | October 25th, 2013|Bijan Esfandiari, Medical Device News, Medtronic News, Stryker News|

California Judge Clears the Way for Baum Hedlund’s Medtronic INFUSE Bone Graft Device Lawsuit

On Monday, August 20, 2012, a California state court judge ruled in favor of a California resident, represented by Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, allowing her lawsuit against Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc. (collectively "Medtronic") to move forward. (The Judge previously issued a tentative ruling on Friday, August [...]

By | August 20th, 2012|Bijan Esfandiari, Medical Device News, Medtronic News, Stryker News|

Pomona Valley Hospital Accused of Performing Experimental Surgical Research on Patients without Their Consent

Los Angeles, California, July 24, 2012 - - The Los Angeles-based law firm, Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman recently obtained documents in a lawsuit (Superior Court case no. BC465313) against two medical device manufacturers and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center that suggest the hospital may have conducted a non-consensual, uncontrolled, experimental "research [...]

By | July 24th, 2012|Bijan Esfandiari, Medical Device News, Stryker News|