Seattle - The first trial over claims that Johnson & Johnson unit Synthes Inc. used its bone cement in spinal surgeries without regulatory approval on patients that died on the operating table - allegations that landed company executives in prison - is set to begin this week in Washington State court, and will be webcast live gavel to gavel by Courtroom View Network.
John Hall delivers his closing argument on behalf of Dr. Dudley Teel and Indian River Memorial Hospital, which prevailed in a suit over the diabetes-related death of 12-year-old Shannon Kelly.
Vero Beach, FL—Jurors Tuesday cleared an emergency room doctor and hospital of liability for the diabetes-related death of a 12-year-old girl. Kelly v. Indian River Memorial Hospital, 2010-CA-073141.
Dr. Richard Mitchell testifies at trial over the death of 21 polo horses who died after being given a compound that contained 100 times the amount of intended Selenium. Plaintiffs, the horses' owners and insurer are seeking more than $4 million from defendants, Franck's Lab, pharmacist Anthony Campbell, and veterinarian James Belden.
West Palm Beach, FL—A veterinarian was not obligated to double-check the ingredients of a prescription supplement that ultimately killed 21 polo horses, a veterinary sports medicine expert told jurors as trial continued in a suit against the compounding pharmacy that produced the supplement and the vet that ordered the prescription. Quorum Management v. Franck's Lab, 2010-CA-009112.