Testimonials from our Clients
Our firm is committed to helping individuals and families who have been harmed as a result of the actions of big pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and other large corporations. We know that when you're going up against a large company, it's important to work with a firm that will treat you as an individual. Below are some testimonials from our clients.
Tanner and Levi Woody
"Thank you again for the 5 years you worked on our case to make better lives and big opportunities for my boys - Kelly Schronk"
In August 2000, 41 year-old Doug Woody went to a park near his home to jog. While he was stretching, he felt a pop in his head and developed a terrible headache. The pain in his head worsened to the point that he decided to drive to the hospital. When Doug found he could not make it to the hospital, he stopped at a fire station for help. He was driven by ambulance to the hospital where it was discovered that he had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, also known as a hemorrhagic stroke. Doug died shortly thereafter, leaving his two young sons, Tanner and Levi without a father. Tanner was seven when his dad died. Levi was five.
Doug had been taking a dietary supplement known as Metabolife 356 to lose a bit of weight and boost his energy. Metabolife contained ephedra, which was later banned by the FDA due to its association with heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular injuries. When Tanner and Levi’s mother saw an ad about Metabolife causing strokes and heart attacks, she called the number. The case was referred to Blizzard & Nabers, who filed a wrongful death suit against Metabolife on behalf of Tanner, Levi and Doug’s parents. The case eventually settled prior to trial.
Although nothing can bring back Doug Woody, Blizzard & Nabers wanted Tanner and Levi to be compensated for their father’s premature death. Tanner is now a junior in high school, and enjoys playing soccer for his school’s JV team. He plans to attend Texas A&M University to become an engineer. Levi is now 15 years old. He is a freshman in high school. He plays the baritone saxophone in the high school band, and also plays soccer. He wants to go to Texas A&M and become a veterinarian.
On April 15, 2004, John Grasso tragically died of a myocardial infarction after taking the drug Vioxx. John was a 47 year-old contractor who left behind triplets, Alyssa, Scott and Joey Grasso. Although nothing will ever be able to repair the wounds from the loss of their father, the attorneys and staff at Blizzard & Nabers did all that they could to help Alyssa, Scott and Joey move on with their lives.
"I began working with Blizzard, McCarthy and Nabers on behalf of my 2 brothers and me about a year after my father passed away from a Myocardial Infarction as a result of taking the drug Vioxx. When I first came into contact with BMN I was fairly skeptical that they would even take the case due to my previous experiences. I was pleasantly surprised to begin working with Connie who was warm, professional, and knowledgeable. She explained exactly what she needed, how to obtain the information, established clear deadlines and communication throughout the entire process. When complications in our case arose both Connie and Steve McCarthy were exceptionally supportive, optimistic and encouraging. I never felt like a nuisance when I had questions or was just checking in. I can’t express how much it has meant to my family and me to have worked with such wonderful people in an otherwise difficult, emotional and confusing affair." - Alyssa Grasso
"I want to thank the Blizzard Law Firm for working and fighting so hard for us… from the begining you answered all my questions well and professional. Despite all I'm going through I take a moment and thank God for Blizzard Law Firm. May God continue to bless you all at the law firm with the excellent experience you have for fighting for people like us. God bless your heart."
"When my wife decided to take a popular brand of dietary supplements to help her lose weight, she thought she was making a healthy choice. Unfortunately, few people realize that the dietary supplement industry is largely unregulated. The supplements Grace took contained an herb known as ephedra, which is now banned from use in dietary supplements sold in the United States. She has been diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, also known as Primary Pulmonary Hypertension or PPH. PPH is a terrible disease that affects the heart and lungs. There is no cure, and people with this disease often die within a few short years. She is on oxygen and needs a double lung transplant to improve her chances of survival. When She discovered that ephedra could be the cause of her PPH, she contacted a lawyer in Texas, who then referred her to Blizzard & Nabers. Blizzard & Nabers filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the dietary supplements she took. Her case was eventually resolved, and while she still has PPH, she is now much happier since she has access to the healthcare she needs. She keeps in touch with the lawyers and staff at Blizzard & Nabers, whom she considers friends. She is thankful for the work Blizzard & Nabers did on her behalf."
"Our daughter was born in 2003 with an obstructed supra-cardiac Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, which is an extremely complex heart defect, after her mother had taken a commonly prescribed antidepressant when pregnant. She developed significant distress upon birth and was determined to have severe acidosis, reflecting significant organ damage, as well as a critically low oxygen level. With an estimated less than 50% chance of survival, she underwent a successful open heart surgery to correct the defect. Her developmental delays became apparent before her first birthday. She suffers from Traumatic Brain Injury with significant neurological and developmental impairment, which was caused by the lack of oxygen at birth. In 2007, we saw an ad about an antidepressant causing birth defects. Before that, we had no way of knowing that Marley’s problems were related to the antidepressant. We contacted an attorney, and we were referred to Blizzard & Nabers. Her case was set for trial in October 2009, but was resolved in mediation beforehand. Today, our daughter is a happy six-year-old girl. She has some significant obstacles ahead of her, but will certainly blossom as she receives the therapy and treatment she needs and deserves."