First jury trials set in Smith & Nephew hip implant cases

Smith & Nephew’s recalled metal-on-metal hip implants will be the focus of a series of jury trials in federal court starting next year. After more than three years of litigation, the first trial will take place on Nov. 2, 2020, with the second trial on January 11, 2021. Hon. Catherine Blake, of the District of… Read More

Zimmer VerSys hip implant lawsuits piling up

Zimmer VerSys hip implant lawsuits piling up

The hip implant legal team at Jones Ward PLC is leading the charge in a new wave of lawsuits involving corroding hip implant systems, with nearly a dozen cases involving the Zimmer VerSys device. The Zimmer VerSys system includes a VerSys stem, a VerSys femoral head or ball, and a metal cup. A plastic liner… Read More

Biomet faces 6 jury trials over failed metal hip systems

The trial lawyers at Jones Ward are preparing half a dozen cases for trial in the coming months against Biomet, manufacturer of dangerous and defective metal-on-metal hip implant systems that corrode inside patients’ bodies. The first trial starts August 5 in Chicago federal court before Hon. Ruben Castillo after more than seven years of litigation.… Read More

Combat Arms earplug injury cases under investigation

Soldiers and military veterans injured by defective 3M earplugs may be eligible for compensation as part of a growing investigation by Jones Ward and other law firms. 3M agreed to pay the federal government more than $9 million to resolve claims that the Minnesota company knowingly sold the Dual-Ended Combat Arms™ Earplugs, Version 2 to the… Read More

Onglyza heart failure lawsuits expand

Onglyza diabetes drug lawsuits are growing in federal court, with the number of claims recently passing the 100 mark. The pharmaceutical legal team at Jones Ward is playing a leading role in these cases. Alex Davis, one of the firm’s partners, filed one of the first Onglyza heart failure lawsuits in federal court in 2016.… Read More

Smith & Nephew hip implant lawsuits expand

The hip implant recall lawyers at Jones Ward are expanding the scope of a legal challenge to the Smith & Nephew BHR, targeting a configuration of the device that never gained FDA approval. Smith & Nephew faces approximately 300 individual lawsuits in federal court from patients who claim that the BHR failed and shed toxic… Read More

MRI leads to metal poisoning, lawsuit says

Metal poisoning from gadolinium is being linked to MRI tests in patients, according to a series of new lawsuits.  An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a routine test used by doctors in hundreds of thousands of patients each year. Gadolinium is used as a contrast agent, and the lawsuits — including one from the wife… Read More

Smith & Nephew faces corruption charge

Smith & Nephew, maker of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System, agreed to pay a $22 million fine due to charges of corruption and bribery over illegal payments to doctors for its medical devices. The metal-on-metal BHR hip system is at the center of growing litigation spearheaded by Jones Ward PLC due to the soaring failure… Read More

Birth Defects Caused by Morning Sickness Medication

Birth Defects Caused by Morning Sickness Medication

GlaxoSmithKline manufactured Zofran and sold it off label to pregnant women without FDA approval. The drug was creeated and approved for morning sickness for cancer patients, NOT pregnant women. So What? GSK had made billions from the sale of Zofran before the U.S. Department of Justice caught up with them. Once caught, it cost them three billion dollars. They… Read More