25 April 2008

Hurricane Katrina happened on August 29, 2005, but the legal aftermath continues. This week a federal judge dismissed fraud claims in a Katrina lawsuit against State Farm Fire & Casualty

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21 April 2008

Merck & Co., Ltd., the manufacturer of VIOXX, has agreed to a very large settlement amount in a class action suit (see The VIOXX Saga: Part 2). The many peo

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18 April 2008

August, 2005 – A Texas jury awarded $253.4 million to the widow of a man who had died in 2001 after taking VIOXX. It was reduced to $26 million by

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17 April 2008

VIOXX™ is a non-steroid, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID – a painkiller) marketed by Merck & Co., Inc., producer of the famous Merck Manuals, and a leading international pharmaceutical company. Merck spends

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11 April 2008

In 2001 there was a fatal accident where renovations were being done at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. A construction worker was operating a Toyota forklift moving lumber, and

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9 April 2008

Seeking to save diabetics from having to use needles for injecting insulin every day, some companies have tried to develop an inhalable form of insulin. Pfizer, the world’s largest pharmaceutica

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7 April 2008

An elderly couple now living in Colorado, Joseph and Mary Garza, filed suit in 2005 against Asbestos Corp. Ltd, after Joseph was diagnosed with asbestosis. The symptoms of asbestosis typically

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2 April 2008

Recently the FDA has issued new rules about when a manufacturing company can be sued if one of their products causes injury. The new rules say that if that product

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28 March 2008

Today the FDA has announced that it is looking into a possible connection between the allergy drug Singulair and suicide. The manufacturer, Merck, has updated the drug’s label four times

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27 March 2008

In 1993 there was a case before the U.S. Supreme Court known as Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc. The Supreme Court issued guidelines to determine what scientific evidence can

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27 March 2008

At the Phoenix airport in September, 2007, an intoxicated woman was arrested for disorderly conduct. She was traveling alone from New York to Tucson to enter an alcohol treatment center

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