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Monthly Archives: July 2019

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Louisiana Judge Clears Defective Hernia Mesh Lawsuit to Proceed

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Surgical mesh is commonly used in hernia repair surgeries to reduce the chances of future complications for the patient. But in many cases, defective hernia mesh has actually caused complications. Throughout the country, thousands of lawsuits are now pending against the manufacturers of various hernia mesh products over these defects. Parietex Mesh Allegedly “Weak”… Read More »

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Judge Declines to Throw Out $1.2 Million Pradaxa Verdict

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Doctors often prescribe blood thinners, such as Pradaxa, to help prevent the formation of potentially deadly blood clots. Unfortunately, in recent years there have been an alarming number of reported side effects caused by Pradaxa, including uncontrolled bleeding, hemorrhages, and strokes. Many patients and their families have sued Pradaxa’s manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,… Read More »

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TN Hospital Accused of “Coercing” Expert Witness in Medical Malpractice Case

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In some personal injury cases, notably those involving product liability or medical malpractice, expert testimony is often necessary to establish the defendant’s negligence. Indeed, in any health care liability case, Tennessee law requires the testimony of at least one qualified expert who can explain how the defendant deviated from the accepted “standard of care”… Read More »

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ALN Faces IVC Filter Lawsuit Over “Failure to Warn” Patient

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Every medical device manufacturer has a legal duty to warn doctors and patients of any known (or knowable) risk when using their products. Indeed, a failure to warn can put the patient’s life at risk–and lead to litigation. For example, thousands of lawsuits are currently pending throughout the country against the manufacturers of IVC… Read More »

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How Store Surveillance Footage Can Defeat Your Personal Injury Claim

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

When it comes to personal injury cases, a picture can be worth a thousand words. That is to say, visual evidence is typically more persuasive than oral argument. This can prove to be a double-edged sword for injury victims who allege an accident occurred one way–yet video evidence produced by the defense suggests a… Read More »

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Federal Court Revives Lawsuit Against Amazon Over Defective Hoverboards

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Self-balancing scooters–sometimes referred to as “hoverboards”–have led to a number of consumer injuries in recent years, primarily due to overheating in the devices’ lithium-ion batteries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been at least “250 hoverboard incidents related to fires or overheating since 2015,” including at least one fatality and… Read More »

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