This case, Kirkland v. Wyeth, arising from hormone replacement therapy lawsuits (prempro), was covered on this blog here.  The Eighth Circuit’s description of today’s opinion (and link to the opinion)(Bright, Author, with Murphy and Riley, Circuit Judge) is here. (In the earlier post, readers may note I made a prediction which proved wrong, although I […]

Lawyers & reports that the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation will entertain a renewed request in January to make the United States District Court, D. Minn., the “transferee court” for lawsuits arising out of “shoulder pain pumps” and an apparently painful condition alleged to be associated with these devices: chondrolysis. This renewed request came […]

In May, this blog reported argument in the Scroggin appeal, a bellwether case for one of hundreds if not thousands of Prempro hormone replace product liability lawsuits.  Today, the 8th Circuit opinion came down. It will take some time to review and analyze the 41-page opinion but the quick news is that the Eighth Circuit […]

Last March, in regard to a product liability case concerning a recall of a crib with a defective dropside, this blog suggested a pending Eighth Circuit case, if it went the plaintiffs’ way, would signal a dramatic change in Eighth Circuit law, but went on to predict that plaintiffs would lose. Today, the proverbial “other […]

Plaintiff Marlyn Riley had a Cordis Corp. stent implanted in a coronary artery and, apparently, suffered a heart attack two years later when a blood clot formed at the site of the stent. The way the stent functions, it prevents build-up of new tissue on implantation by a slow release of medicine but, in doing […]

The O’Neils bought a crib for their grand-children, which they used without incident for four years. The crib was then recalled due to a hardware defect, which could cause a gap in the crib gate and pose a risk of injury or death to infants. After the recall, a retrofit was made available for purchasers. […]