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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.

Number of IVC Filter Lawsuits on the Rise

An increasing number of patients have begun to file IVC filter lawsuits in the federal court system against C.R. Bard and Cook Medical, claiming the devices have the potential to migrate. Plaintiffs claim when these small metal devices drift, they can puncture the vena cava... Read More

Xarelto MDL Bellwether Selection Underway

The process for determining which cases from the Xarelto multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana will be included in a bellwether discovery pool has been determined. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon issued a case management order on Nov. 20 outlining the selection criteria.... Read More