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Laura Woods

Laura Woods is committed to patient safety issues. She enjoys breaking news about FDA recalls, sharing important events in pharmaceutical litigation, and reporting on favorable outcomes for victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices.

DePuy Hip Settlement Extended

Metal on Metal Hip Problems
An additional 1,400 claims will be added to a DePuy hip settlement agreement reached in late 2013. As the number of the company’s ASR hip replacements continue to fail and require patients to undergo premature revision surgery, the manufacturer has agreed to include ASR implants... Read More

Study Unveils Xarelto Clinical Trial Misconduct

Xarelto bleeding complications may have been falsified, according to a recent report on clinical trial misconduct. The report suggests major issues with one early study on the drug, including signs that data regarding the safety of the anticoagulant may have been falsified and subsequently destroyed.... Read More

Alabama Couple Files AndroGel Lawsuit

An Alabama couple has filed an AndroGel lawsuit against AbbVie Inc. and Abbot Laboratories Inc., the makers of the product. On November 20, 2012, Richard Freeman was prescribed AndroGel to treat symptoms caused by low levels of testosterone. Shortly after, in February 2013, he began... Read More

Xarelto Lawsuits Joined Together Under MDL

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation recently announced that all Xarelto lawsuits filed in federal courts will be centralized in the Eastern District of Louisiana, under the direction of U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon. On December 12, a transfer order was issued establishing... Read More