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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

Over 20,000 GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits Filed by US Corn Famers

By | Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

gmocornseedlawsuitIt all comes down to corn prices. During the season, you put in the long days, plenty of hard work, but the harvest’s success still comes down to corn prices.

For corn farmers across the US, 2013 was a challenging year. The Swiss biotechnology company, Syngenta, and their GMO corn seed, Agrisure Viptera, are what many corn farmers and those who work in the corn industry point to as the reason why 2013 brought so many challenges, chief among them financial troubles due to the severe drop in corn prices.

Prices took a plunge because of China, a major importer of US corn. However, in 2013, China refused to import GMO corn, in this case Agrisure Viptera, that they had not yet approved. US corn farmers were left with lots of corn and no one to buy it.

Seeking to recover their losses, US corn farmers are filing GMO corn seed lawsuits targeting Syngenta.

A primary claim is that Syngenta laid the foundation for financial troubles when they started selling their GMO corn seed to US corn growers without first getting approval from major trade partners, like China.

According to the Fulton Sun, a news outlet in Fulton, Missouri, corn prices plunged to $3.30 per bushel from $7 following China’s import rejection. The news outlet mentioned that nearly 400,000 US corn farmers felt the impact of the price decline, and more than 20,000 of these farmers have since filed lawsuits.

Large agricultural companies have also gotten involved in lawsuits. Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland have filed suits against Syngenta as well.

WE HELP US CORN FARMERS

With our headquarters in St. Louis, we are uniquely situated to help US corn farmers explore their legal options. Carey Danis & Lowe offers free case evaluations, so if you believe that you have a GMO corn seed lawsuit, you can reach our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519 for assistance.

GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits on the Rise

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

gI_118526_cdl-pr-122014-gmo-corn-seed-lawsuitsMore and more GMO corn seed lawsuits are being filed in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Kansas. In one month, the lawsuits targeting the biotech giant, Syngenta, climbed from 300 to almost 1,800. The big increase in GMO corn lawsuits indicates that U.S. corn farmers want to hold Syngenta accountable for their handling of the GMO corn seed, Agrisure Viptera.

These lawsuits assert that Syngenta sold GMO corn seeds that were disapproved by a major U.S. trading partner―China. These U.S. corn farmers were set up for failure, planting, growing and harvesting a crop for which there was no buyer.

According to a court document, Syngenta received warnings from corn industry insiders. These warnings expressed concern about Syngenta selling Agrisure Viptera to U.S. corn farmers without first seeking approval from China.

The corn industry insiders warned that there could be serious economic repercussions for U.S. corn farmers if Syngenta began selling Agrisure Viptera.

Clearly, Syngenta ignored these warnings.

Our corn lawyers can help you recover losses.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a law firm with headquarters in St. Louis. Our corn lawyers understand how so many Midwestern towns depend upon a successful corn growing season. That is why our law firm works tirelessly to recover losses for U.S. corn farmers.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe for a free case evaluation. One of our corn lawyers can discuss your case, analyze your compensation eligibility, and if applicable, guide you through the process of filing a GMO corn seed lawsuit.

You can reach Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

The Link between Zoloft and Birth Defects

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Zoloft

Zoloft MDL Updates: Zoloft MDL No. 2342 Progresses with Order to Submit Initial Discovery Zoloft Birth Defect CasesAt the first trial of 1000+ Zoloft birth defects lawsuits, the plaintiff’s legal team presented evidence that Pfizer researchers knew that pregnant women using Zoloft risked having babies with heart defects.

Zoloft is the most popular antidepressant on the market.

Pfizer overlooked internal red flags about possible birth defects to preserve billions in the sales of Zoloft, say families suing the drug giant. Pfizer didn’t use this research to caution doctors and patients about the risk, said the plaintiff’s lawyer at state court in St. Louis.

Zoloft Studies

A New England Journal of Medicine study in 2007 documented that pregnant women on Zoloft had double the risk of having a child with a birth defect.

According to Pfizer’s study, risks to newborns range from atrial septal defect, heart disease, growth retardation, omphalocele (newborns’ organs are outside their body), and persistent pulmonary hypertension.

The plaintiff in the case, Logan Pesante, whose mother took Zoloft while Logan was in the womb, has had three open heart surgeries to fix defects. The now 11-year old continues to suffer from lingering issues stemming from the defects.

The Pesantes and their lawyers argue that Pfizer needs to be held liable for failure to clearly warn physicians and patients about Zoloft’s increased risk of birth defects on the drug’s label and in marketing materials.

Legal Assistance

When drug makers don’t warn about a drug’s hazards, innocent consumers can suffer devastating effects. Drug manufacturers have a responsibility to test their products for health risks and advise the public. When they fall down in these duties, they face legal liability for the harm they cause.

If your baby has suffered heart wrenching pain due to a birth defect caused by Zoloft, Carey Danis & Lowe can help you. Our attorneys will assist in determining your eligibility to receive compensation for you and your baby. Our experienced lawyers are compassionate, knowledgeable and determined.

Carey Danis & Lowe is dedicated to representing individuals harmed by corporate abuse and neglect. Please call today for a free consultation—800.721.2519, or send us an email.

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.

Carey Danis & Lowe Reports on Syngenta GMO Corn Transfer Order

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

Published December 23, 2014 on PR Web

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) December 23, 2014

GMO Corn Seed LawsuitsGMO corn cases filed across the United States, and targeting Swiss biotechnology company, Syngenta, are in the process of being consolidated in a Kansas federal court for pretrial proceedings. The consolidated case is In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation, MDL No. 2591 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

Management of the Syngenta GMO corn multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been handed over to U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum.*
As a Missouri law firm specializing in class action lawsuits, and currently representing U.S. corn farmers who claim to have suffered financially from Syngenta’s genetically-modified corn seed, Agrisure Viptera, or MIR 162, the team at Carey Danis & Lowe remains abreast of news that impacts U.S. corn farmers.

Carey Danis & Lowe believes that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) made a sound decision in ordering Syngenta GMO corn lawsuits to be centralized in one court. In the JPML’s transfer order, a reason given for ordering the centralization is to avoid redundant research and evidence gathering, the possibility of varying pretrial rulings, and overuse of defendant and plaintiff resources.

In all, the centralization of the Syngenta lawsuits will lead to an organized and efficient legal process, which is best for all parties involved, say Carey Danis & Lowe class action attorneys.

Legal Assistance for U.S. Corn Farmers & Exporters

As the St. Louis law firm currently represents U.S. corn farmers in cases involving claims against Syngenta, Carey Danis & Lowe is available to review legal options and compensation eligibility with U.S. corn farmers and exporters who claim lost revenue from Syngenta’s commercialization of the genetically-modified corn seed, Agrisure Viptera.

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

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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.

 

Source
United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, “In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation, Transfer Order”, December 11, 2014: http://bit.ly/jpml-syngenta-transfer-order

Carey Danis & Lowe Reviewing GMO Corn Cases

By | Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

gmocornseedlawsuitGMO corn lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are currently reviewing GMO corn cases for U.S. farmers who have experienced financial losses. Often, these financial losses are due to rejected GMO corn products exported to China. Another reason for financial losses stems from non-GMO corn crops being contaminated through drifting pollen or cross-pollination via bees.

If you have suffered lost revenue due to crop rejection or crop contamination, our GMO corn lawyers are here to help you win back as much as possible, so that you can continue to run your farming business.

Our lawyers represent U.S. farmers in GMO corn lawsuits across the country. And with our headquarters in St. Louis, we have an intimate understanding of the financial struggles this country’s corn growers are experiencing in the hands of the giants in the business, biotechnology companies Syngenta and Monsanto.

These companies have created a challenging situation for corn growers. On the part of Syngenta, they failed to win Chinese approval for their GMO corn seed, Agrisure Viptera, or MIR 162. Their failure of action resulted in enormous quantities of rejected corn product and lost revenue for U.S. corn growers.

On the part of Monsanto, their patented corn crop has contaminated neighboring, non-GMO or organic corn fields. As a result, non-GMO or organic farmers have been unable to sell their crop at a price point befitting non-GMO or organic produce.

Additionally, Monsanto has developed a reputation for threatening legal action against farmers over patent infringement, even if the farmer’s fields were spoiled as a result of pollen drift or cross-pollination.

If your financial woes stem from the above situations, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses.

For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

We look forward to offering you legal assistance.

 

Carey Danis & Lowe Weighs in on Testosterone Gel Safety

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Testosterone, Uncategorized

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) November 25, 2014

testosteroneAs a personal injury law firm with a focus on defective drug law, Carey Danis & Lowe have remained abreast of the news circulating on the topic of testosterone gel and testosterone-replacement therapy as they relate to patient health and safety. Testosterone gels have been placed under increased scrutiny over the past year, in large part due to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in November 2013 whose findings showed an increase in the risk of heart attack and stroke in study participants who used testosterone.

Carey Danis & Lowe contends that, perhaps in response to the JAMA study, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently made steps to address testosterone gel safety through appointing an advisory panel. This special panel of experts released their recommendations to the FDA in September 2014.

According to an article published by the Wall Street Journal in late October 2014, the panel recommended that the FDA complete two actions, the first to order drug makers to conduct studies on their particular testosterone products as they relate to cardiovascular health, and the second, to update testosterone product labeling to reflect the reality that extensive research does not exist validating the safety of testosterone products to treat low testosterone.*

The recommendations of the FDA panel introduce the right course of action, say Carey Danis & Lowe, defective drug lawyers. It is important to test testosterone gel and other testosterone products to better understand their impact on heart health. Furthermore, updating the product labeling is vital in providing healthcare providers and patients with the most up-to-date information on the safety of testosterone products, so that they can make informed health decisions.

Legal Assistance for Alleged Defective Drug Injuries

In addition to staying current on the FDA’s handling of testosterone gel, the legal team and medical professionals at Carey Danis & Lowe are also following the testosterone gel litigation taking place in a federal court in Illinois (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation, MDL no. 2545). As the St. Louis law firm provides legal assistance and representation to individuals who claim to have been injured by testosterone gel, Carey Danis & Lowe delivers their expert analysis on timely topics for the benefit of anyone interested in defective drug law and news.

Carey Danis & Lowe is available to review legal options, compensation eligibility, and health concerns with those who claim injury from testosterone gel products.
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 defective drug and pharmaceutical litigation and 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 our legal services.

 

Source
Wall Street Journal, “In Men’s Fight Against Aging, How Much Risk to Take?”, Melinda Beck, October 27, 2014: http://bit.ly/wsj-testosterone-replacement-therapy

New Study Finds More Complications for Younger Mirena Users

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_iud_birth_control_lawsuit_litigation_bayerA study looking at the relationship between age and Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) expulsion found that age does matter in regards to device complications. The study, Association of age and parity with intrauterine device expulsion, was published in October 2014, and was undertaken by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis.

The researchers discovered that for participants aged 14 – 19 years old, the rate of Mirena IUD expulsion was higher when compared to older participants. The overall expulsion rate for the younger participants was measured at 18.8, and for older participants at 9.3.

The findings of this study come at a particularly important time. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently endorsed the use of IUDs as a preferred form of birth control for young adults. Read more about the American Academy of Pediatrics announcement on IUDs for teenagers here.

Device expulsion does not come without danger. As numerous women have experienced, the Mirena IUD can cause serious internal damage when it becomes dislodged. Carey Danis & Lowe represents women who have suffered Mirena IUD injuries resulting from device migration. Many of these women experienced device perforation, organ damage, and infection.

Seek Justice Today

If you have been injured after using the Mirena IUD, we urge to you seek justice today. Carey Danis & Lowe is an experienced personal injury law firm that currently represents women who have experienced injuries just like you or your loved one.

 

Share your Mirena IUD story with us today. We are available to offer you our professional advice during a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

 

Transvaginal Mesh Side Effects Can Last A Lifetime

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsThough medical devices are developed to improve lives, such is not always the case when discussing transvaginal mesh products. Used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP), women who have received an implant of a transvaginal mesh product often have not been fully informed of all known health risks associated with mesh.

In an interview for The Globe and Mail, a Canadian news publication, a clinical professor in the urology department at the University of British Columbia was quoted as saying that, due to transvaginal mesh being designed as a permanent implant, removal of the product is challenging, as it is often already fused with surrounding tissues.

Thus, for women who have suffered injuries from transvaginal mesh products, complete removal of the product may not be possible. As a result, severe pain becomes a constant for these women.

The article in The Globe and Mail also describes how the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada, has done little to educate women, as well as healthcare providers, about the health risks posed by transvaginal mesh products.

When making important health decisions, the article states, it is of the utmost importance for women to be able to weigh all of the known risks with the benefits.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Mesh Users

A personal injury law firm with headquarters in St. Louis, Carey Danis & Lowe represents women across the U.S. who have been injured by transvaginal mesh products. When you seek legal assistance from Carey Danis & Lowe, you can rest assured that our lawyers work tirelessly to recover losses for you.

If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, we invite you to share your case with us during a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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