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July 2019

SPBMC Counsel James Wilkens’ Recent Multi-Million Dollar Verdict Published in the New York Law Journal

July 30, 2019 in
The details of a multi-million dollar verdict obtained by SPBMC Counsel James Wilkens’ were recently published in the New York Law Journal. The verdict was obtained after the delivery of Wilkens’ client, Somaya McCloud, was determined to be mismanaged, causing her to suffer severe...
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SPBMC Partner Nicholas Papain Obtains $1.75 Million Settlement for U.S. Postal Worker in Slip-and-Fall Claim

July 26, 2019 in
SPBMC Partner Nicholas Papain recently obtained a $1.75 million settlement for a United States Post Office letter carrier who sustained a significant ankle injury after he fell on ice on a homeowner’s driveway.  Mr. Papain’s client, a 40-year-old letter carrier, was delivering mail the...
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Pfizer Inc. Allegedly Hid Risks of Sepsis & Amputation on Xeljanz Labels; FDA Approves “Black Box” Warnings for the Drug

July 25, 2019 in
A recent lawsuit alleges that Pfizer Inc., the manufacturer of widely used arthritis drug Xeljanz, failed to warn U.S. customers that the drug can cause sepsis leading to amputation. After reviewing initial findings from recent clinical trials of the drug, the Food and Drug...
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Johnson & Johnson Faces Criminal Investigation Over Denial of Asbestos Traces in Baby Powder

July 22, 2019 in
Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest talc product manufacturer, faces a criminal probe by the U.S. Department of Justice concerning the company’s denial that asbestos fibers were found in its talc-containing products. Here, the New York product liability attorneys at Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath...
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Updates on the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Extension Legislation

House of Representatives Votes in Favor of VCF Extension On Friday, July 12th, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted by a large margin to reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund until the year 2090. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides...
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