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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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SPBMC Member Eleni Coffinas Obtains $1.5 Million Settlement for Disabled Client in Medical Malpractice Case

July 16, 2019 in
SPBMC Member Eleni Coffinas recently obtained a $1.5 million settlement for a previously disabled client who suffered further disabling injuries after a fall in a nursing home facility.  Ms. Coffinas’ client, a 34-year-old man who had a pre-existing severe brain injury due to a...
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SPBMC Proudly Sponsors 22nd Annual Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trial Competition

June 21, 2019 in
SPBMC Managing Member Thomas J. McManus, Member Vito A. Cannavo and Associate Steve V. Fils-Aime recently attended the 22nd Annual Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trial Program Closing Ceremony. SPBMC is the main sponsor of the program, which was established in 1997 by Judge Elizabeth...
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