Warfarin (a form of rat poison still sold as Coumadin) has been the standard anticoagulant for going on six decades. It is far from a perfect treatment: determining the correct dosage can be difficult, and patients must go on a restricted diet and undergo constant monitoring because of numerous interactions (frequently an issue with elderly patients on numerous prescriptions).
Over the past two months, the number of lawsuits against Taxotere maker Sanofi-Aventis has nearly tripled, going from 260 to more than 700. This comes in the wake of the consolidation of all federal lawsuits into multi-district litigation (MDL) before the Honorable Judge Kurt D. Engelhart in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana last fall.
It was announced today that DuPont and its spin-off, Chemours, have settled 3,500 lawsuits filed by plaintiffs alleging that their illnesses were caused by the chemical known as C8, used in the manufacture of Teflon and stain-resistant textiles for over six decades.
Johnson & Johnson Presents “4 Important Facts About the Safety of Talc” – But Are They Really Factual?
As the number of lawsuits over talc-containing Baby Powder continues to grow, manufacturer Johnson & Johnson – once “The Most Trusted Brand in America” – has been fighting back in order to convince the public of the safety of their product. To that end, the J&J corporate website now has a page on “4 Important Facts About the Safety of Talc.” But is the information accurate? What are the facts?
A recent study published last month in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has provided further evidence of what health science experts have long suspected: frequent use of proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium and Prilosec can increase the risk of stomach infections, particularly those caused by bacteria such as clostridium difficile and campylobacter. Symptoms of both of these bacteria can result in abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Earlier this week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down part of an Indiana law regulating the manufacture and sale of electronic cigarettes and vaping liquids. The law was considered controversial, because it applied to manufacturers operating outside of Indiana, which the court ruled was “unconstitutional.” Furthermore, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now looking into how the law was written and passed – and whether or not it illegally favored in-state manufacturers by shutting out-of-state companies out of the Indiana market.
Two weeks before former President Obama left office, the Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement with corporate polluter DuPont over its fouling of drinking water with the chemical toxin C8, used for sixty years in the manufacture of Teflon.
The Levin Papantonio Law Firm is proud to congratulate personal injury attorneys Fred Levin and Troy Rafferty for the honors they received from local leaders during the recent “Living the Dream” celebration.
Mr. Levin was presented the “H.K. Matthews Legacy Award,” by the civil rights leader himself, and Mr. Rafferty received the “Living the Dream Award,” during the event held January 14, at New World Landing, in Downtown Pensacola.
Jurors in Columbus, OH recently ordered Dupont to pay cancer patient, Kenneth Vigneron $10.5 million in punitive damages, on top of a previous award of $2 million in compensatory damages. It’s the largest punitive award yet in the multidistrict litigation involving C8.
Troy Rafferty has been selected to receive the “Living the Dream” Award, from the founders of the “Living the Dream and Tribute to Motown” event, a venue to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “dream” and honor those Pensacola natives and residents who exemplify his legacy.