Four plaintiffs seeking Cook Medical liable have lost their ability to continue in the multidistrict litigation after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of a motion to reconsider the dismissal of their cases because their attorney missed a filing deadline.
The sprawling case against Cook Medical, the Bloomington-based maker of medical devices, has ballooned into one of the largest and longest civil actions in Indiana history.
The former employee of a medical device manufacturer has once again prevailed in a years-long employment case, with the Indiana Court of Appeals ordering an increase in the amount of attorney fees the employer must pay its former employee.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a northern Indiana jury’s award of more than $112 million for a Carmel spine surgeon who won a royalty battle against medical device manufacturers.
A settlement exceeding $66 million has been announced in favor of more than 260 patients who claimed they were the victims of malpractice at the hands of a northwest Indiana doctor who allegedly performed unnecessary cardiac procedures and device implantations.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed the primary award of attorney fees and costs to the sellers of a medical equipment company after it fell into a dispute with its buyers. However, the appeals court reversed the award of treble damages and remanded for a recalculation of the sellers’ damages.
A panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals narrowed the claims of women who sued pharmaceutical giant Bayer claiming alleged defects in the permanent birth control device Essure. The ruling Wednesday came after the Indiana Supreme Court remanded the case for the appeals court to address the viability of plaintiffs’ claims.
Despite arguments from both sides, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling that while a medical supply company breached a distribution agreement with a medical supply manufacturer, the former was not liable for the breach.
A federal judge has vacated a $3 million jury award against Cook Medical, saying a Georgia woman who sued the Bloomington-based device maker “did not have overwhelming evidence” to show the company’s implanted blood-clot filter was defective or caused her injuries.
A former Biomet employee has lost his argument before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that he was defamed by his former employer when it included his name in a list for the Department of Justice as part of a corruption investigation.
Indiana Supreme Court justices will hear oral argument next week in a dispute between a medical components company and one of its former employees after several other former employees left the company to take sales positions together elsewhere.
Dr. Rick C. Sasso, an Indiana spine surgeon and inventor, has won a sweeping, five-year legal battle against medical-device giant Medtronic, with a jury this week awarding him $112 million in damages. Sasso, president of Indiana Spine Group, claimed Medtronic had violated a contract by not paying royalties he was due for spinal implants and screw-implant systems he had invented and licensed to the company more than a decade ago.