Is there a Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer?

Recently, there has been increasing medical evidence that suggests that women should not use talcum powder as an intimate hygiene substance because of its links to ovarian cancer. As early as 1971, scientists suggested that there may be a connection with using talcum powder as a hygienic cleanser.  Researchers believed that talc particles could enter [...]

By | August 22nd, 2016|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Talcum Powder, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is there a Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer?

Thomas Brandi and Daniel Dell’Osso Nominated by SFTLA for Trial Lawyers of the Year

The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Annual Trial Lawyer of the Year awards dinner will be held on April 7, 2016.  Among this year’s four finalists are Dan Dell’Osso and Tom Brandi for their work in Clarke v. State of California, where a Santa Clara jury awarded $26 million to Talbot Clarke for the injuries she [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Firm News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thomas Brandi and Daniel Dell’Osso Nominated by SFTLA for Trial Lawyers of the Year

Court Rejects Sealing Settlement for Discharged Employees Who Claimed They Were Fired for Joining Earlier Suit

It is all too common when a corporate defendant settles a case a great deal of effort is made to preclude the public from knowing what happened. In some instances valid concerns about trade secrets or competitive advantages justify sealing settlements.  However, all too often large corporations seek to conceal their misconduct that leads to [...]

By | January 7th, 2016|Hershey Retaliation Lawsuit, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Court Rejects Sealing Settlement for Discharged Employees Who Claimed They Were Fired for Joining Earlier Suit

Risperdal Continues to Boggle Down Johnson & Johnson

Trouble is no stranger to Johnson & Johnson.  Johnson and Johnson (J&J), embroiled in massive litigation in DePuy ASR artificial hips, and in transvaginal mesh litigation from its Ethicon Gynecare products, faces more legal issues from its anti-psychotic drug, Risperdal.  Currently, Johnson & Johnson is appealing a 1.2 billion dollar fine issued in an Arkansas [...]

By | June 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Risperdal Continues to Boggle Down Johnson & Johnson

FDA Wanted To Close New England Compounding Pharmacy in 2003

According to a report of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, released on the eve of their November 14, 2012 hearings,  “Documents produced to the Committee by the FDA and the Massachusetts Board show that NECC has a long history of very similar, if not identical, underlying misconduct. Some of the violations observed by [...]

By | November 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FDA Wanted To Close New England Compounding Pharmacy in 2003

Total Meningitis Cases Climbs to 363

The CDC reported the death toll from the contaminated epidural meningitis outbreak has risen to 28 people as of October 30, 2012.  The number of fungal meningitis cases reported across the USA has risen to 363.  Nineteen of the 23 states that received shipments have reported cases with Michigan and Tennessee being the hardest hit. [...]

By | October 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Total Meningitis Cases Climbs to 363

Monster Enery Drinks: A “Killer” Energy Brew?

The FDA is investigating Monster Energy Drinks after receiving reports that it is linked to five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack.  The energy drink, which comes in a 24 oz. can, contains 240 mgs. of caffeine which is 7 times  the amount of caffeine in a 12 oz. cola.  It has been linked to [...]

By | October 24th, 2012|General Interest, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monster Enery Drinks: A “Killer” Energy Brew?

NECC Shipped Steroids BEFORE It Had Sterility Results

One of the procedures to be followed by NECC was to ensure that its products passed sterility tests before they were shipped.  According to Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in at least one case, NECC shipped methylprednisolone acetate, the steroid linked to the meningitis outbreak, 11 days before obtaining sterility [...]

By | October 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NECC Shipped Steroids BEFORE It Had Sterility Results

1279 Clinics Used Contaminated Steroids from NECC

As of October 23, 2012 the death toll from the bacterial meningitis outbreak linked to the New England Compounding Company’s steroid treatment  has risen to 23 in sixteen states and people with bacterial fungal meningitis has risen to 297. On October 22, 2012 the FDA issued a list of all clinics that received drugs, 1279 [...]

By | October 23rd, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 1279 Clinics Used Contaminated Steroids from NECC

FDA Links Contaminated Steroids Meningitis to two other NECC drugs.

As of October 16, 2012 the contaminated steroid catastrophe had claimed 19 lives and sickened 247 people in 15 states. The FDA has now linked two other medicines to this outbreak, a steroid shot and a heart surgery drug, all of which were made at the New England Compounding Center. According to the FDA  “Also [...]

By | October 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FDA Links Contaminated Steroids Meningitis to two other NECC drugs.