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Feeling the Heat: At COP 21 & in GSK Zofran Lawsuits

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Zofran

zofran-birth-defectsThings are heating up this week. World leaders are talking about climate change in Paris. And on the pharmaceutical litigation front, GlaxoSmithKline is feeling the heat from hundreds of Zofran birth defect lawsuits.

The Daily Beast took on Zofran birth defects in a November 2015 article. They focused on Deana Brown, a mother who took Zofran, a drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), during her pregnancy. Now, Brown is the plaintiff in a lawsuit targeting GSK over her child’s Zofran birth defects.

Brown’s child was born with “amniotic band constriction and a teratologic clubfoot deformity”.

Illegal off-label advertising

Zofran isn’t FDA-approved to treat morning sickness. However, doctors write off-label prescriptions for pregnant women.

Doctors can recommend the off-label use of a drug, but the drug’s manufacturer isn’t allowed to promote that drug for any use other than those with FDA approval. Still, GSK launched a marketing campaign to promote Zofran as safe for pregnant mothers.

This move resulted in civil and criminal charges.

As a result of their illegal promotion, GSK paid $3 billion to settle charges brought by the US Department of Justice.

More studies needed

In August 2015, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released new information on morning sickness treatments. According to The Daily Beast, the organization noted that more research is needed to determine the safety of Zofran use during pregnancy.

GSK calls Zofran lawsuits groundless

The Daily Beast reached out to GSK for comment. They responded, and stated that the Zofran lawsuits are “unfounded”.

GSK’s decision-making

The Daily Beast also reached out to Brown’s legal representative, who said that GSK could’ve conducted Zofran clinical trials, but they “just chose not to”.

Do you have a Zofran lawsuit?

Was your child born with Zofran birth defects?

We encourage you to explore your legal options and compensation eligibility. Our law firm offers free case consultations. Share your Zofran story with one of our Zofran lawyers today.

Call Carey Danis & Lowe toll free at 1-800-721-2519. You can also reach us online by completing a confidential personal injury form.

You may be interested in reading:

  1. Zofran Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Formed in Massachusetts
  2. Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit Filed in Ohio
  3. Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits: Carey Danis & Lowe Investigating Cases

Meet our St. Louis class action attorneys.

  1. John Carey — Partner
  2. Joseph Danis — Partner
  3. Jeffrey Lowe — Partner
  4. Andrew Cross — Attorney

Vaginal Mesh Slings Fail in about 3 Percent of Incontinence Surgeries

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsA new study finds that about 1 in 30 women who opt for vaginal mesh implants need to remove or replace the devices within 10 years.

Patients fared best when sling operations were done by surgeons who performed the greatest volumes of surgeries.

The Journal of American Medical Association notes that in the United States, an estimated one in 7 adult females will have operations for urinary stress incontinence during their lifetime.

Research has linked the slings to mesh erosions, fistulas and chronic pain in the pelvic area and legs. Repairing the damage caused by vaginal slings, involves repeat surgeries to remove or replace the implants.

More than 50,000 women in the US have entered into class action lawsuits to recoup compensation for injuries caused by the mesh.

Carey Danis & Lowe seeks justice for those who have been harmed by vaginal mesh.

If you have pain and suffering related to a vaginal mesh implant, our product liability attorneys will guide you through your legal options.

During a free legal consultation, one of our defective medical device lawyers will walk you through compensation eligibility, and if applicable, the process of filing a vaginal mesh sling lawsuit.

To find out more about filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit, contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim.

GM Pays 900 Million to Settle Criminal Charges Related to its Defective Ignition Switch

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, Uncategorized

UntitledFamilies of those killed in car accidents resulting from GM’s faulty ignition switch have been waiting to hear how General Motors will be held accountable. Now they have their answer: a $900 million penalty.

This has caused severe disappointment for some because they feel that the settlement doesn’t go far enough. They want GM execs who covered up the flaw to be charged. A technicality with corporate law makes it difficult for federal prosecutors to go after individuals.

However, individuals may still be charged, but this type of case faces higher barriers than in other areas.

Internal GM employees knew about the defect for a decade, but they didn’t speak up and prevent the loss of human life.

Faulty ignition switches in these vehicle models, in a variety of years, have been recalled.

  • Buick: Lacrose, Lucerne
  • Cadillac: CTS, Deville, DTS, SRX
  • Chevrolet: Camaro, Cobalt, HHR, Impala, Malibu, Monte Carlo
  • Oldsmobile: Alero, Intrigue
  • Pontiac: GS, Grand AM, Grand Prix, Solstice
  • Saturn: Ion, Sky

Carey Danis & Lowe Fights Corporate Cover Ups

Carey Danis & Lowe is investigating claims that specific GM vehicles contain an ignition switch defect that causes the key to change to the accessory mode while driving, turning off the engine and most of the electrical components of the vehicle.

If you’ve been hurt in a crash involving a faulty GM ignition switch, you may qualify for a class action suit against the company to seek compensation on your behalf and the behalf of others.

Please contact Tiffany M. Yiatras or Casey Flynn, Jr. at 1-800-721-2519 or by filling in a personal injury form. We’re here to help you.

 

Death Toll Climbs to 124 from Defective GM Ignition Switches

By | Class Action, Uncategorized

UntitledThe number of deaths from the defective General Motors ignition switch has reached 124. That number is a grim reminder of how the company’s cover up devastated in many people’s lives.

Various GM models from 2003-2011 have been recalled to replace an ignition switch that can move into the accessory position due to a heavy key chain or sudden jarring. The accessory position disables power steering, power brakes and airbags.

The car maker’s compensation fund said it certified 124 deaths and 269 injuries in July of 2015, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Families of victims are being offered a minimum compensation of $1 million each.

GM recalled 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalt’s and other cars in 2014, with models ranging from 2003 to 2011. General Motors admitted that it knew about the ignition switch problems for more than 10 years.

Were you injured by GM’s defective ignition switch?

If you suffered injuries or loss due to GM’s faulty ignition switch, contact Carey Danis & Lowe attorneys for a free legal consultation to discuss options.

Carey Danis & Lowe is investigating class action claims against GM . For more information, please contact Tiffany M. Yiatras, Corey D. Sullivan, or Francis J. “Casey” Flynn, Jr. at 1-800-721-2519 or via email.

GM Steering Recall Class Action: Join a Class Action

By | Class Action, Uncategorized

UntitledIn February 2015, General Motors issued a power steering recall that targeted 81,000 vehicles. The electronic power steering system in these vehicles, which included the Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Cobalt, and Pontiac G6, unexpectedly failed, resulting in drivers experiencing great difficulty in steering the vehicles.

The vehicles that were part of the February 2015 recall are:

Chevrolet Malibu

  • all 2004 and 2005 models
  • some 2006, 2008, and 2009

Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

  • all 2004 and 2005 models
  • some 2006 models

Chevrolet HHR

  • some non-turbocharged model vehicles from 2009 and 2010

Chevrolet Cobalt

  • some 2010 models

Saturn Aura

  • some 2008 and 2009 models

Saturn Ion

  • all 2004 – 2007 models

Pontiac G6

  • all 2005 models
  • some 2006, 2008, and 2009 models

According to a New York Times article on the GM power steering recall, the car manufacturer attempted to discreetly address the power steering defect.

GM didn’t make any public announcement about the power steering problem, even though they were aware of the defect. Instead, the car manufacturer notified dealers of how to fix the power steering defect, but only if car owners complained.

It wasn’t until the power steering complaints grew to such a number that GM finally made the decision to issue a power steering recall.

Could you join a class action lawsuit about the GM steering recall?

If you owned or leased one of the recalled vehicles, you may be eligible to participate in a GM lawsuit about power steering. Contact one of our class action attorneys for a free case evaluation. One of our attorneys can guide you through your legal options, and help you decide if filing a class action lawsuit is right for you.

To learn more, please contact Tiffany M. Yiatras, Corey D. Sullivan, or Francis J. “Casey” Flynn, Jr. by calling 800.721.2519. You can also send an email to Tiffany M. Yiatras at tyiatras@careydanis.com.

We look forward to assisting you in any way that we can.

Mother of NuvaRing Victim Crusades for Saving Lives

By | NuvaRing, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

nuvaring_lawsuit_heart_attackKaren Langhart never thought she would outlive her daughter. However, due to insufficient drug testing and inadequate medical warnings, NuvaRing caused blood clots, pulmonary embolisms and heart attacks resulting in her daughter Erika’s death in 2011. Erika was 24.

The only conscionable way for the Langharts to pursue a legal case was to press for a jury trial. This would expose Merck, the maker of NuvaRing, and gain media coverage so women would be aware of the complications and lives would be saved.

The jury trial never happened because the lawyers settled out of court in a class action suit. The lawsuit covered 3,800 women, 83 of them who died. In Karen Langhart’s mind, Merck got away with murder.

In 2014, Merck made an inconceivable $723 million from NuvaRing. Merck claims that NuvaRing has an “acceptable risk factor”. For the Langharts, nothing is “acceptable” about Erika’s death, other deaths or life altering injuries caused by NuvaRing.

To expose the truth of the risky NuvaRing and raise awareness of its complications, the Langharts have created a foundation in memory of their daughter. The mission of InformedChoiceForAmErika.com is to save lives by sharing honest information.

NuvaRing Lawsuit Assistance

Too many young women have been struck down in the prime of life by the lethal effects of NuvaRing.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by NuvaRing, please call our medical liability attorneys at 1-800-721-2519 or send an email. There is no cost or commitment on your part for an initial case evaluation.

ExamSoft’s Disaster for Bar Exam Participants

By | Class Action, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshlawsuitTaking the bar exam is stressful, but it’s even more traumatic when the exam can’t be uploaded due to a technology glitch.

In July 2014, law school graduates using the ExamSoft Worldwide’s SofTest program couldn’t upload the written part of the bar exam, causing exam takers undue anxiety at a time when they were already extremely stressed.

ExamSoft allows graduates to type their essays on a laptop while locking out all other programs and the internet. Then the program saves an encrypted file that can be printed or uploaded.

However, when test takers tried to upload their answers on July 28, 2014, they were faced with a frozen screen or error messages, barring them from submitting their essays by the deadline. Worrying about the file upload added to their anxiety because they had another day of testing to endure.

Nationwide, the graduates faced the possibility that they’d fail the exam, receiving zero points due to a faulty upload. Failing the exam prompts dire consequences, nearly eliminating any chance of legal employment for the next six months, when the exams are regularly administered.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help

If you experienced ExamSoft Worldwide’s SofTest upload failure during the written portion of the July 2014 Bar Exam, you may qualify in a class action suit against the company, seeking compensation on your behalf and on behalf of others who were similarly affected.

For more information, please contact Tiffany M. Yiatras at 1-800-721-2519 or email her at tyiatras@careydanis.com.

In Canada, Vaginal Mesh Victims File Class Action Lawsuit

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

cook_medical_transvaginal_meshA woman injured by a Cook Medical vaginal mesh has filed a class action lawsuit in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench.

The class action lawsuit calls for at least $500,000 in compensation for each of the women named in the suit.

Women involved in the suit have undergone surgical operations to remove their mesh devices and to repair damage to surrounding organs caused by defective mesh.

Cook Medical already faces numerous lawsuits in the US. Around 385 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated in a federal court in West Virginia.

We’re here to help you.

At our law offices, we work with women who have suffered tremendously from defective vaginal mesh. Our job is to win you the compensation you so rightfully deserve.

Our lawyers are available to discuss your case.

Ready to talk about your case?

We offer free evaluations.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

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Carey Danis & Lowe Announces Launch of GMO Corn Seed Online Resource

By | Class Action, GMO, Uncategorized

Published January 7, 2015 by PR Web

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) January 07, 2015

gI_118526_cdl-pr-122014-gmo-corn-seed-lawsuitsCarey Danis & Lowe is pleased to announce the launch of their GMO corn seed online resource for U.S. corn farmers. This online resource features up-to-date, valuable information on GMO corn seed lawsuits in the U.S.

Carey Danis & Lowe launched this online resource in December 2014.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a law firm with headquarters in St. Louis, and with additional offices in Illinois and Florida. The law firm specializes in class action lawsuits.

Carey Danis & Lowe recognized a need for an online resource serving U.S. corn farmers who claim to have suffered financially as a result of GMO corn seed. According to the team of class action lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe, the purpose of the newly launched GMO corn seed online resource is to fill this need.

Furthermore, the GMO corn seed online resource establishes, in digital form, the dedication and reliability of Carey Danis & Lowe towards U.S. corn farmers, said the class action lawyers.

Legal Assistance for U.S. Corn Farmers

Carey Danis & Lowe is available to review legal options with U.S. corn farmers who claim lost revenue from GMO corn seeds. The law firm offers complimentary and thorough case evaluations.

Carey Danis & Lowe can be reached by phone at 800.721.2519.

About Carey Danis & Lowe

Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with law offices across the United States in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable and professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519 for more information about their legal services.

Syngenta GMO Corn Approved by China

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

gmocornseedlawsuitSyngenta GMO corn has been approved by China for import. A major trading partner with the U.S., China rejected shipments of corn products containing Syngenta GMO corn starting in November 2013, as the country has a policy of testing GMO products before approving them for import.

As a result of China’s rejection, U.S. corn growers experienced financial losses.

It is believed that, after making a large investment in the development of their GMO corn seed, Agrisure Viptera, Syngenta rushed to get Agrisure Viptera to the market, and in doing so, bypassed seeking Chinese approval.

U.S. corn growers who have lost revenue due to halted trade with China have filed GMO corn lawsuits targeted at Syngenta.

According to Reuters, Syngenta may be more likely to settle GMO corn lawsuits over the Agrisure Viptera seed now that China has granted import approval.

The team of class action lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are hopeful that the newly granted approval will improve the financial situations of farmers across the U.S. through a settlement agreement.

However, Chinese approval comes too late for some U.S. corn growers.

We Can Help You

Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm specializing in class action lawsuits. Our lawyers currently represent U.S. corn growers who have financially suffered from China’s rejection of Syngenta GMO corn seed. We understand the financial stress experienced by U.S. corn growers, and we want you to know that we can help you recover your losses.

Learn about your legal options and compensation eligibility during a free, no-obligation case review.

Share your Syngenta GMO corn seed story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Contact our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential claim form.