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

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

Smith & Nephew hip implant metallosis lawsuits pass 500 mark

Recalled and defective metal-on-metal hip implants made by Smith & Nephew are now the subject of more than 500 lawsuits pending in state and federal courts. The hip implant lawyers at Jones Ward PLC represent more injured plaintiffs than any other law firm in the nation, and have been involved in litigation since 2013 over… Read More

Invokana gangrene lawsuit filed by Jones Ward

One of the nation’s first diabetes drug lawsuits involving Fournier’s gangrene has been filed in federal court by the pharmaceutical litigation team at Jones Ward PLC. Fournier’s gangrene is a rare disease that affects the genitals and perineum. It is also known as necrotizing fasciitis, and is a type of infection of the genitals or… Read More

Bayer unit tagged with $289 million Roundup cancer verdict

Bayer subsidiary Monsanto faces a $289 million jury verdict over its weedkiller Roundup, which has been linked to cancer. A jury in California found in favor of a retired school groundskeeper who used Roundup as a pesticide for decades. The dying man discovered tumors all over his body, and was diagnosed with in cancer in… Read More

Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuits Expand

Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuits Expand

R3 metal liners added to Birmingham Hip Resurfacing litigation A panel of federal judges overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against Smith & Nephew for their failed metal on metal hip devices is expanding the scope of the litigation. The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict litigation held that plaintiffs implanted with the recalled R3 metal liner… Read More