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Peter Cambs of Parker Waichman Alonso LLP Named To Committee In Ford Navistar Diesel Engine Litigation

Peter Cambs, Senior Litigation Counsel for Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, has been named to the Plaintiff Steering Committee (PSC) in litigation surrounding the Ford 6.0 L diesel engine made by Navistar installed in some Ford heavy duty vehicles between 2003 and 2007.  The PSC will coordinate litigation and work together to represent all plaintiffs in the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) against Ford Navistar diesel engine lawsuits.

The PSC is tasked with conducting all pretrial discovery, prepare and examine witnesses, act as the plaintiff’s spokesperson at pretrial proceedings, negotiate with defendants on litigation, and work with Lead Counsel to call meetings of counsel for plaintiffs when necessary and to perform other tasks as necessary. More Peter Cambs of Parker Waichman Alonso LLP Named To Committee In Ford Navistar Diesel Engine Litigation

BP Tried to Reject Thousands Of Lawsuit, Denies Responsibility For Toxic Dispersant

Attorneys for BP are hoping to have thousands of lawsuits seeking economic damages stemming from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill dismissed because of how they were filed. A BP attorney said the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) was to help settle claims out of court and that one stipulation for filing a lawsuit for economic damages against BP is to first filed a claim with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) and be denied. The GCCF has been criticized for the amount of documentation required when filing a claim.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, who is presiding over the consolidation litigation said,   “I could rule as a matter of law – which you have asked me to do – but I don’t want to down the road have to deal with individual rulings on 100,000 claims.” Barbier estimates the number of lawsuits filed so far to be “something north of 120,000 – 130,000 cases.” An attorney for the plaintiffs accused the defense of using the OPA as a shield. More BP Tried to Reject Thousands Of Lawsuit, Denies Responsibility For Toxic Dispersant

Class Action Lawsuit Filed in New York Federa Court Against Dial Complete

A class action lawsuit filed in New York claims that the Dial Complete line of soaps are no more effective then soap and water and do not kill virtually all bacteria and that even the product name is false.

According to plaintiffs, “Dial’s marketing and advertising campaign sends an unmistakably clear, but an unconsciously deceptive and unfair message: Dial Complete is more effective at killing germs, protecting the consumer from germs, and thus preventing illness and promoting good health, than washing with less expensive soap and water,”  including that Dial. More Class Action Lawsuit Filed in New York Federa Court Against Dial Complete

Connecticut Jury Awards $58 million In Medical Malpractice Suit

In Connecticut, the family of eight-year-old Daniel D’Attilo was awarded $58 million, the largest award in the state’s history, in a medical malpractice suit after determining the boys medical problems were preventable.

The lawsuit claimed that Dr. Richard Viscarello and Maternal-Fetal Care ignored complications and failed to deliver Daniel early, and the C-section delivery was done improperly and cut off oxygen to Daniel’s brain. Attorneys for the defendant say that Daniel’s injuries were caused by an undetected infection while in the womb. More Connecticut Jury Awards $58 million In Medical Malpractice Suit

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Elder Abuse Case

Mary Thompson, daughter of Patricia Blakeslee and Robert Blakeslee has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Rex and Robertina Putney, owners of Woodlake Senior Care, an eight bed nursing home facility in Woodlake California.

The lawsuit claims that Robert was admitted to the facility in Feb. 2009.  In June 2009 he was transported to a local hospital where he was “found to be extremely dirty … ants crawling on his skin.” He had a fever, he had an infection on his face and abrasions on his arms and hands with some swelling. He had skin ulcerations, including one so deep and large the bone was visible. He was dehydrated, severely malnourished, had a urinary tract infection, and his wounds were infected. He remained at Kaweah Delta hospital until his death in January 2010. More Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Elder Abuse Case

Florida Lawsuit Against “Trump”Developments Proceeds

Even though attorneys for Donald Trump argued that a lawsuit filed against him in Florida should be tossed out stating that agreements signed by the plaintiffs disclosed Trumps role as a licensor not a developer, Judge Adalberto Jordan of the Southern District of Florida disagreed.

The lawsuit, brought by buyers who purchased what they thought were Trump properties, claims plaintiffs lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in deposits when the building projects encountered financial trouble, were never finished, and Trump pulled his name from the projects.  More Florida Lawsuit Against “Trump”Developments Proceeds

Accutane Side Effect Lawsuits Exceed 3,000

More than 3,268 people joined the consolidated mass tort litigation in New Jersey, where Accutane manufacturer Hoffman-La Roche is headquartered. The serious side effects of Accutane use has prompted millions of dollars to be paid to victims who used the acne-fighting medication.

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Lawsuit Claims Plavix No Better Than Aspirin

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Beatrice Mills, Maricopa, AZ, alleging that Mills had to be hospitalized after Plavix caused uncontrolled bleeding and permanently damaged her health.

The lawsuit alleges that Mills was prescribed Plavix on January 7, 2009 and on January 12, 2009 she began to hemorrhage and had to go to the hospital. She was released on January 20th, but had to go back into the hospital on January 25th for continuing clotting and bleeding problems. She was finally discharged on January 30th. More Lawsuit Claims Plavix No Better Than Aspirin

Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits Consolidated In New Jersey

After hearing arguments last week, the U.S. judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered the consolidation of all federally filed Fosamax Lawsuits across the nation, to be presided over by Judge Garrett E. Brown in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Nearly 37 lawsuits have been filed in federal court regarding the side effects of Fosamax causing an increased risk of atypical thigh bone fractures. Many of the lawsuits allege that the femur fractures occurred with little or no trauma to the area.

The lawsuits claim that Merck failed to warn consumers about the increased risk of femur fracture while taking Fosamax, and that Merck did not explain that users who feel groin pain while on Fosamax should seek immediate medical attention, as groin pain may be felt up to several weeks before the femur fractures. More Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits Consolidated In New Jersey

Second Levaquin Bellwether Trial Slated For May 31

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed across the country against Johnson & Johnson and their Ortho McNeil Pharmaceuticals subsidiary, claiming the manufacturer failed to properly warn consumers and physicians about the increased risks of tendon ruptures from use of the Levaquin.

The FDA mandated a black box warning for Levaquin side effects including the increased risk of tendon damage and tendon ruptures that particularly involve the Achilles tendon. More Second Levaquin Bellwether Trial Slated For May 31