Practices


Beasley Allen attorney Navan Ward selected as a leader in Hip Recall litigation

January 25, 2011 - Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. attorney Navan Ward, Jr., who practices in the firm's Mass Torts section, has been chosen to help direct litigation related to... Read More


Lawsuits involving defective hip replacement parts to be consolidated

December 4, 2010 - It was announced this weekend that federal cases involving defective hip implant parts manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, will be consolidated... Read More


NBC News uncovers internal documents proving Ortho Evra danger

September 22, 2010 - On its popular Today Show program, NBC News announced this morning that it has uncovered internal documents from drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson that prove the company knew the... Read More


DePuy hip replacement recall may affect patients of widely varying ages

September 17, 2010 - It used to be that the average patient for a hip replacement surgery was between 65 and 80 years old. The surgery, first performed in 1960, is a major undertaking, involving one of the... Read More


DePuy warned about other joint replacement products before recall

September 13, 2010 - Just days before Johnson & Johnson announced a voluntary recall of hip replacement parts the company received a warning letter from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)... Read More


Johnson & Johnson Sued Over Hip-Replacement Devices Recalled in August

September 7, 2010 - Johnson & Johnson was sued by a California construction worker over an implanted hip-replacement device that the drugmaker stopped selling last month after defect reports... Read More


Pain pumps and permanent cartilage damage

December 22, 2008 - Postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis (PAGCL) is an extremely painful condition marked by the deterioration of articular cartilage in the shoulder joint. The loss of this protective... Read More


Lead Shocks Send Patient to Psychiatrist

February 4, 2008 - A patient affected by Medtronic's 2007 recall of defibrillator leads is suing the company, claiming unnecessary shocks led to post-traumatic stress syndrome that required psychiatric... Read More


Defibrillator Sales & Service Companies

January 31, 2008 - The American Heart Association says sudden cardiac arrest claims 900 plus lives a day. And for those that survive the initial attack, the survival rate is low, about five percent is the... Read More


Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch Label Change

January 31, 2008 - The FDA approved a label change to Johnson & Johnson's Ortho Evra birth control patch on January 18, 2008. Read More


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