N. Kirkland Pope

Second Actos Trial Underway In Maryland

Takeda Pharmaceutical, the maker of Actos, is back before a jury as the second case over problems with its potentially dangerous drug heads to trial. The lead plaintiff’s attorney in that case told jurors that Takeda put sales ahead of safety when it failed to warn millions of consumers about dangers associated with it’s popular […]

Bard Loses Millions In Georgia Woman’s Vaginal Mesh Case

Just this week C.R. Bard, a maker of vaginal mesh implants, was ordered to pay a Georgia woman $2 million after the jury decided the medical device maker hid flaws with its product from the public. The trial, which wrapped up earlier this week in West Virginia, culminated with a $250,000 award for compensatory damages […]

First Vaginal Mesh Trial Gets Underway

An ongoing lawsuit over defective vaginal mesh devices made by CR Bard Inc. has uncovered information that the company may have known about problems with the plastic used in the devices. A lawyer suing the company says that officials with the medical device maker knew that the vaginal mesh was made of a plastic that […]

Yaz Birth Control Linked To 20+ Deaths In Canada

A recent report out of Canada found that two of the most popular birth control pills in existence might be tied to the deaths of nearly two-dozen Canadian women. The report, from CBC News, says that 23 young women died likely due to their use of the Yaz and Yasmin birth control medications. Tragically, the […]

Study Shows Serious Problems Associated With Transvaginal Mesh

A recently published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the use of transvaginal mesh products carry risks associated with mesh erosion. The study examined long-term effectiveness and healthcare outcomes associated with the use of transvaginal mesh in abdominal sacrocolpopexy surgeries which are designed to repair damage caused by pelvic organ […]

Trial Court Overturns $6.5 Million Actos Verdict

On April 26, 2013, following the first Actos trial, Takeda’s counsel filed a motion to the trial court requesting that the court exclude the testimony of the Plaintiff, Jack Cooper’s, causation expert.  Mr. Cooper’s causation expert testified that ingesting Actos was a substantial factor in causing Mr. Cooper’s bladder cancer.  Takeda argued that many other […]

Verdict Reached in First Actos Trial

On April 26, 2013, the first Actos trial in the United States came to a conclusion, and a California jury found Takeda, the manufacturer of diabetes drug Actos, liable for injuries including bladder cancer sustained by Jack Cooper, a former Pacific Bell telephone cable splicer, and returned a verdict of $6.5 million (Cooper v. Takeda […]

Jury Deliberates In First Actos Trial

A jury in California is in the midst of deliberating in the first Actos case to go to trial. The plaintiff, Jack Cooper, has claimed that the blockbuster diabetes drug led to his bladder cancer and a variety of other health problems. Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the marker of the drug, denied Actos was responsible for Cooper’s […]

Actos Trial Heats Up With Witness Taking Aim At Takeda

A witness in the recently begun Actos trial testified earlier this week that Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the company behind the diabetes drug, put sales ahead of consumer safety. The testimony came from Howard Greenberg, a clinical pharmacologist, who read from a 2005 e-mail between Takeda executives who were discussing news of possible action by regulators in […]

First Actos Suit Begins In California

Takeda Pharmaceuticals, maker of the diabetes drug Actos, is facing its first trial out of the more than 3,000 lawsuits filed claiming that their blockbuster medication caused bladder cancer in some patients. The first case, filed by cable repairman Jack Cooper, revolves around the claim that Cooper took Actos for more than two years and […]