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Talcum Powder Litigation: Status Report for Florida and Broward County

By Karina Rodrigues, Esq of Kelley | Uustal Trial Attorneys (May 18, 2020) Talcum powder litigation has grown exponentially in the past several years In 2013, a South Dakota jury reached a verdict in the first talc trial against Johnson & Johnson It found the company negligent but did not award 60-year-old Deane Berg damages In 2016, three trials resulted in combined verdicts exceeding $197 million Thereafter, 2017 brought two massive verdicts against the defendants—totaling over $527 million An astounding $47 billion verdict in a case involving 22 women and their families was later rendered by a...

The Truvada-Atripla Litigation And The Many Layers Involved

"Personal Injury-Patent Infringement COVID-19 Are All In The Mix" Click Here to view the FDA Link to the Truvada Label “Gilead Sciences and their Truvada/Atripla drug line are facing litigation on several fronts including patent infringement claims by the US Dept of Health and Human Services along with the personal injury claims and CDC research scrutiny on study protocols”  TDF is short for tenofovir disoproxil fumarate It is an HIV drug marketed by Gilead TDF drugs are sold under the following different brand names: Truvada (the most...

J&J TALC MDL DAUBERT OPINION: All Plaintiffs Experts Remain – Will Wolfson Ruling Lead to Settlement?

The long-awaited ruling by Judge Freda Wolfson in the Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder MDL 2738 was issued April 27, 2020 In the opinion, the court ruled that plaintiffs could present evidence that J&J’s talcum powder products can cause ovarian cancer and that a jury must decide that question Talcum-Powder-MDL-2738-Daubert-Order-Freda-WolfsonDownload What does plaintiff leadership say Chris Tisi, of Levin Papantonio states:  “This is a significant ruling for the thousands of women whose cases await trial by jury in federal court  We look forward to presenting evidence that...

U.S. Office of Special Counsel Complaint & Disclosure Form

Rick Bright’s Primary Claims Include:Retaliation for Protected Activity An agency official is prohibited from taking, failing to take, or threatening to take or fail to take a against any employee or applicant for federal employment because of (A) the exercise of an appeal, complaint, or grievance right granted by any law, rule or regulation; (B) testifying or otherwise lawfully assisting any individual in the exercise of any such right; (C) cooperating with or disclosing information to the Inspector General (or any other component responsible for internal investigation or review) of any agency, or the...

COVID-19—Looking Beyond Tomorrow for Health Care and Society

JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association Phil B Fontanarosa, MD, MBA1; Howard Bauchner, MD1 Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA Published online April 17, 2020 doi:101001/jama20206582 Related Articles  6 months ago, the novel coronavirus now known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19, the severe disease it causes, were unheard of Today, this highly contagious and dangerous virus and the widespread virulent disease it causes have resulted in major disruptions of business, education, and...

COVID-19 CLINICAL STUDY FROM CHINA PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2020 IN LANCET MEDICAL JOURNAL

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 99 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study By:Chen, NS (Chen, Nanshan)[ 1 ] ; Zhou, M (Zhou, Min)[ 5,6 ] ; Dong, X (Dong, Xuan)[ 1 ] ; Qu, JM (Qu, Jieming)[ 5,6 ] ; Gong, FY (Gong, Fengyun)[ 2 ] ; Han, Y (Han, Yang)[ 3,10 ] ; Qiu, Y (Qiu, Yang)[ 10 ] ; Wang, JL (Wang, Jingli)[ 2 ] ; Liu, Y (Liu, Ying)[ 4 ] ; Wei, Y (Wei, Yuan)[ 1 ] More View ResearcherID and...

CHINESE MEDICAL STUDY ON COVID-19 THAT WAS REMOVED BY CHINESE GOVERNMENT ON MARCH 25, 2020

Study Title: Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China (references included) Fudan University Link:  https://webarchiveorg/web/20200409053204/http://wwwitfudaneducn/Data/View/3657 CONCLUSIONS: During the first 2 months of the current outbreak, Covid-19 spread rapidly throughout China and caused varying degrees of illness Patients often presented without fever, and many did not have abnormal radiologic findings (Funded by the National Health Commission of China and others) Abstract BACKGROUND Since December 2019, when coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) emerged...

Florida: How Courts and Litigants Have Adapted to the New Normal Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic and a Forecast for the Future

Written by Karina D Rodrigues Kelley | Uustal wwwkelleyuustalcom Several factors make Florida especially vulnerable to COVID-19 Florida is the third largest state in the country in population About 1 in 5 Floridians is over 65 years old Disney World attracts tourists from all over the world year-round Spring breakers crowded Florida beaches in March as the pandemic escalated Several of the initial positive COVID-19 cases were individuals who worked at Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades – one of the busiest cruise ship ports in the world At least two cruise ships originally destined for other...

FDA Issues Recall Statement On All Zantac (Ranitidine) Products

FDA NEWS RELEASE FDA Requests Removal of All Ranitidine Products (Zantac) from the Market FDA Advises Consumers, Patients and Health Care Professionals After New FDA Studies Show Risk  The US Food and Drug Administration today announced it is requesting manufacturers withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market immediately This is the latest step in an ongoing investigation of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine medications (commonly known by the brand name Zantac) The agency has determined that the impurity in some...

Everything You Need To Know About Vaccine Court

Let me introduce myself - I am Randy Knutson, an attorney who represented those injured by vaccines in US Vaccine Court  You may have never heard of Vaccine Court, or vaccine attorneys at the Justice Department  The Vaccine Court is located in Washington DC and is a branch of the United States Federal Court of Claims  The Vaccine Court maintains a fund of several billion dollars, to compensate anyone injured by a covered vaccination  This fund is filled by 75 cents being taken from every vaccine and deposited into the fund  Those who are injured can apply to the fund The US...