Will Invokana be the next J&J product to be treated as a mass tort?

By Daniel R. Lapinski |   Nov. 7, 2016

On the heels of the transfer of multiple federal cases alleging that Johnson’s Baby Powder increases the risk of ovarian cancer, J&J now faces the same requests for cases related to another of its products, Invokana.

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Topics : Johnson & Johnson, janssen pharmaceuticals, risks of invokana, invokana, type 2 diabetes, diabetic drug treatments, invokana risks | 0 Comments Read More

Recent Reports Of Side Effects Related To Popular GI Medications May Make Manufacturers Sick To their Stomachs

By Daniel R. Lapinski |   Jul. 21, 2016

Recent studies in several highly regarded medical journals have linked some of the most popular medications on the market for farily common gastrointestinal issues to an increased risk of developing kidney disease.  With over $7 billion in annual sales, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are one the most prescribed classes of drugs ever.  Some of the most popular brands of PPIs are:

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Topics : current users of PPIs, Proton Pump Inhibitors, PPIs, gastrointestinal ailments, side effects of gi medications | 0 Comments Read More

Number of Talc-Based Exposure Cases Claiming Link To Ovarian Cancer Continues To Grow

By Daniel R. Lapinski |   Jun. 22, 2016

On the heels of two recent plaintiff verdicts, plaintiffs’ attorneys continue to put pressure on the manufacturers of talc-based powder products.  The Missouri Judicial Circuit Court for St. Louis City continues to be ground zero for these cases and that court’s docket continues to grow.  At the same time, the number of cases pending as part of the New Jersey talc powder multicounty litigation has grown to 175, and more cases continue to be filed in state and federal courts throughout the country.

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Topics : talc based powder exposure, plaintiff attorney, Johnson & Johnson, ovarian cancer linked to talc, plaintiff lawyer, plaintiff verdict, talc exposure, manufacturers talc-based powder | 0 Comments Read More

Do You Really Want Your Day In Court?

By Daniel R. Lapinski |   May. 25, 2016

In addition to seeking fair compensation for injuries suffered, one of the primary reasons plaintiffs file personal injury lawsuits is because they want their day in court.  Television dramas have led us to believe that, in addition to paying damages, making a defendant admit to—and be accountable for—their wrongdoing is the greatest reward a lawsuit can bring.  Although plaintiff verdicts at trial can result in large awards, and be emotionally vindicating, there are many sound reasons why plaintiffs should consider the benefits of settling their lawsuit before trial, especially in pharmaceutical and medical device cases.

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Topics : settle medical device case, injury, personal injury lawsuits, medical device case, defective drug case, fair compensation for injuries, settle defective drug case | 0 Comments Read More

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