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    • Distracted driving: Like trying to catch a runaway horse

      Distracted driving: Like trying to catch a runaway horse

      2015 was probably the deadliest year on American roads since 2008. That’s according to a mid-quarter report from the National Safety Council, which estimates 38,300 people were killed in car accidents last year. The NSC said a stronger economy and […]

    • $500 million verdict in DePuy Pinnacle hip implant trial

      $500 million verdict in DePuy Pinnacle hip implant trial

      The jury in the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant trial has returned with a verdict of $500 million for the 5 plaintiffs whose cases were presented over the last months. The DePuy Pinnacle is a metal-on-metal hip implant with a history […]

    • Second bellwether trial under way for DePuy Pinnacle hip implant

      Second bellwether trial under way for DePuy Pinnacle hip implant

      The DePuy Pinnacle hip implant is back on trial in a Texas federal court. Five plaintiffs who received the metal-on-metal hip implant are having their cases presented in one proceeding against manufacturer DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Image […]

    • Recall likely looming for Volkswagen

      Recall likely looming for Volkswagen

      German automaker Volkswagen appears to be readying itself to launch a massive vehicle recall after the first of the year. As has been widely publicized, a number of its vehicles have been caught up in an emissions test manipulation scandal […]

    • Good luck gone bad? Traffic deaths way up in 2015

      Good luck gone bad? Traffic deaths way up in 2015

      In case you haven’t noticed, gas is cheaper these days – down an average 30 percent from 2014. Good news, right? And the U.S. economy has been steadily adding jobs for quite some time. More good news (although some folks […]

    • DePuy Pinnacle hip implant trial date scheduled for January 2016

      DePuy Pinnacle hip implant trial date scheduled for January 2016

      After selecting a group of nine cases to proceed toward trial, the federal judge presiding in the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant cases has set a trial date of January 6, 2016. Leading up to the January trial date are several […]

    • Zimmer NexGen knee implant bellwether trial scheduled for October

      Zimmer NexGen knee implant bellwether trial scheduled for October

      The judge in the Zimmer NexGen knee implant lawsuit has issued a scheduling order setting opening statements in the first trial to begin October 13, 2015.  Over a thousand cases have been consolidated in front of a federal judge in […]

    • Dispelling misconceptions about medical device and drug lawsuits

      Dispelling misconceptions about medical device and drug lawsuits

      Many people who contact us at Egerton Law about a possible medical device or drug lawsuit share the same concern: they like their doctor, and are worried about getting him or her caught up in the legal battle. Although both […]

    • Zimmer, Inc. knee implant recall Q & A

      Zimmer, Inc. knee implant recall Q & A

      As Egerton Law recently reported the medical device manufacturer Zimmer, Inc., has issued a recall of all lots and sizes of their Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate/Persona TM Tibia. The device, on the market since late 2012, was recalled after […]

    • Pharmaceutical Company to Offer Billions to Settle ACTOS Lawsuits

      Pharmaceutical Company to Offer Billions to Settle ACTOS Lawsuits

      ACTOS is a prescription medicine used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with type 2 diabetes. ACTOS is the commercial name of the diabetes medicine called pioglitazone that may be taken alone or with […]