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Claims against Xarelto Due to Be Tested in Court Again

Claims against Xarelto Due to Be Tested in Court Again May 28, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
New Orleans, LA On May 30, 2017, a courtroom in New Orleans will hear testimony for another major bell weather case involving the controversial blood thinner drug Xarelto and the late Sharyn Orr from Kenner, Louisiana.
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Generic Docetaxel Inclusion in Taxotere MDL Significant Departure

Generic Docetaxel Inclusion in Taxotere MDL Significant Departure May 24, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA Eight Manufacturers of a generic form of Taxotere known as Docetaxel are also being included in the ongoing MDL in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans). As a result, more women will likely join the approximately 1,000 women already involved in the litigation.
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California Women Suffers Permanent Hair Loss after Taxotere Chemo – Suit Claims

California Women Suffers Permanent Hair Loss after Taxotere Chemo – Suit Claims March 29, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Francisco, CA In 2010, Ami Dodson was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer and underwent a partial mastectomy to remove the cancer. Her oncologists suggested they follow up with chemotherapy treatments using a drug known as Taxotere. Her prognosis was excellent and there was every expectation she would live a normal life.
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Diabetes Drug Lawsuit Update: Actos, Byetta, Januvia

Diabetes Drug Lawsuit Update: Actos, Byetta, Januvia April 12, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Miami, FL Although they are designed to treat Type 2 diabetes, some diabetes medications are involved in lawsuits working their way through the court system. Lawsuits alleging Actos side effects, Januvia side effects and Byetta side effects have been filed by plaintiffs who claim they were harmed by their use of the drugs. According to Ben Stewart, attorney at Stewart Law PLLC, each of the drugs is in a different stage of the litigation process.
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Don't Mess with Louisiana's MAPIL Law

Don't Mess with Louisiana's MAPIL Law October 22, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Opelousas, LA It took the jury a little more than three hours to decide that Ortho-McNeil-Janssen and its parent company Johnson & Johnson had sent out false and misleading information about the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. The jury set monetary damages at $257 million. "It is one of the largest verdicts in the St. Landry Parish and one of the largest in Louisiana in a case such as this," says attorney Patrick Morrow who handled the case on behalf of the state.
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Attorney: No Fixed Window for Depakote Adverse Reactions

Attorney: No Fixed Window for Depakote Adverse Reactions September 25, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Baton Rouge, LA When patients were given their Depakote prescriptions they probably thought they were getting all the pertinent information about the anticonvulsant medication. But that may not be the case, says J. Benton Stewart II, an attorney at Stewart Law P.L.L.C. Compounding the problem is the fact that there is no fixed time frame for Depakote side effects to appear—and some patients may have taken Depakote without ever realizing it.
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BP's $20 Billion Claim Fund: Should Victims File a Claim?

BP's $20 Billion Claim Fund: Should Victims File a Claim? June 22, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Panama City, FL BP has announced a $20 billion claim fund to compensate victims of the BP oil spill. The announcement, however, may complicate matters for people affected by the oil spill who are not sure whether they should file a claim with BP or file a lawsuit. Wes Pittman, attorney at The Pittman Firm, P.A., has some advice for people wondering how to deal with the BP disaster.
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Good News for Homeowners with Chinese Drywall, says Attorney Gary Mason

 Good News for Homeowners with Chinese Drywall, says Attorney Gary Mason June 19, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC Two Chinese drywall cases that were set for trial June 21 have just been settled. "This is great news for homeowners with Chinese drywall," says attorney Gary Mason, who represents about 700 homeowners in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and North Carolina. His firm also represents hi-rise buildings in Florida and Alabama. "We are continuing to take on new clients and making sure they have a professional inspection so we can best present their case in the court."
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Hurricanes Come and Go but Attorney Joesph Bruno Is Here to Stay

Hurricanes Come and Go but Attorney Joesph Bruno Is Here to Stay November 30, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
New Orleans, LA When a federal court ruled that the Army Corp of Engineers, which built the canal linking New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico, was to blame for the catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina, it was a personal and professional victory for attorney Joesph Bruno. "The people of New Orleans are vindicated," said Bruno before a throng of media representatives. "They (the Army Corps of Engineers) can no longer hide behind an immunity. It is time for the people of this city to be compensated."
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Chinese Drywall Cases Fast-Tracked

Chinese Drywall Cases Fast-Tracked August 20, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
New Orleans, LA A judge from Louisiana has been given the job of dealing with all the Chinese drywall lawsuits that are being gathered together in a Multi District Litigation( MDL) case and he's made it clear he will be moving fast. "That's good news," says New Orleans attorney Joesph Bruno. "Judge (Eldon) Fallon is talking about a trial date in six months, which is extraordinary."
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