IVC Filter Litigation Update
Lawsuits surrounding Inferior Vena Cava Filters (IVC Filters) has been surging lately as the first lawsuits are prepared to go to trial this September. Manufacturers like Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, Cook Medical, and Cordis Corporation are all facing lawsuits both in the United States and in Canada.
Washington and California Sue J&J Over Pelvic Mesh
The states of Washington and California have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over its dangerous transvaginal mesh products. The states allege J&J neglected to warn doctors and patients of the severe risks associated with the medical devices.
Time To Clean Out The Medicine Cabinet
Pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, and Bayer AG produce some of the most popular medications and products in the healthcare industry. However, this doesn’t mean the products they produce are always safe. Some of the most common products in your medicine cabinet may have very serious risks.
Summer Road Trip Safety Tips
With summer in full swing, you may be ready to load up the car for a summer road trip. Before you do, put safety first and follow these summer road trip safety tips to keep you and your family safe on the road.
Talc Alternatives For Summer
Now that summer is officially here, many people might grab some baby powder to help keep themselves dry in this hot and moist summer heat. However, one of the main ingredients in most baby powders is talcum powder. Talcum powder has been shown to greatly increase the risk of ovarian cancer in women who use it around their thighs and groin. So instead of using baby powder with talc, try these safer talc alternatives to keep you dry and cool this summer.
Katherine Cornell Honored With Two Awards
Houston-based pharmaceutical litigation and personal injury attorney Katherine Cornell has been selected for inclusion in both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best in Client Satisfaction. Membership in the Top 40 Under 40 and 10 Best is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Ms. Cornell was nominated by her peers and selected for inclusion in the category of civil plaintiff law in the Top 40 Under 40 and personal injury in the 10 Best.
Texas Texting While Driving Laws
It cannot be understated how dangerous distracted driving is for drivers, passengers, and other motorists. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that one in every five car crashes involves a distracted driver, and one of the most frequent distracted driving behaviors is texting while driving.
Johnson & Johnson Will Defend Safety of Talc In Upcoming Trials
A lawyer for Johnson & Johnson stated that the company will continue to defend the safety of its baby powder products in upcoming trials this fall, despite two multimillion dollar verdicts against the company so far this year. The company has also said it plans to appeal the verdicts.
Timeline Established for Zofran Lawsuits
A timeline for multidistrict litigation including over 250 Zofran birth defects lawsuits has been finalized in a Master Pleadings Order. The Order details that a master complaint document will be submitted by the end of May, with the master answer to be filed on or before June 21. Short form complaints are also to be served, but not filed for cases involving generic versions of the nausea and vomiting drug.
Is SnapChat Causing Car Accidents?
Cell phone use while driving causes over one million car accidents each year. As cell phone ownership continues to grow, the number of distracted driving accidents is steadily increasing. One of the fastest growing social media applications for teens and other young drivers, SnapChat, is being accused of causing car accidents.