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Ava Lawson

Ava is a leading contributor and editor at Injury Lawyer News. She covers all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry from FDA regulation and recalls to corporate issues and litigation.

Plaintiff Awarded $28 Million Verdict in Xarelto Trial

Earlier this month, a Philadelphia jury ordered drug makers Johnson & Johnson and Bayer to pay $28 million to an Indiana plaintiff in the state’s first Xarelto trial. Jurors concluded that the pharmaceutical giants, which developed the blood thinning medication jointly, failed to adequately warn consumers... Read More

Study Finds New Hip Replacements Still Prone to Failure

Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuit
Early hip implant failure has plagued numerous manufacturers, leading to mass litigation against companies like DePuy, Stryker Corporation, Zimmer and Wright Medical. While advancements in artificial prosthetics have promised better mobility and fewer risks of complications, emerging research suggests that newer hip replacement designs are... Read More

J&J Ordered to Pay $417 Million in Talcum Powder Case

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been hit with another courtroom loss in its ongoing talcum powder litigation. Last week, jurors in Los Angeles ordered the company to pay a record $417 million verdict to a 63-year woman who alleged that her terminal ovarian cancer... Read More

JPML Consolidates Mirena Pseudotumor Cerebri Lawsuits

Mirena IUD migration lawsuit
After previously denying a motion to centralize claims alleging that the Mirena IUD causes or contributes to the development of intracranial hypertension injuries, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has reconsidered, given the growing number of federal actions pending in courtrooms across the nation.... Read More