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SPBMC Counsel James Wilkens Obtains $2.2 Million Settlement for Cancer Patient

August 19, 2019 in
SPBMC Counsel James Wilkens recently obtained a $2.2 million settlement after a client with gastric cancer was improperly diagnosed, leading to a Stage IV progression that has severely reduced her survival outlook.   Mr. Wilkens’ client, a 42-year-old woman named Karen Korszenbojn-Berger, visited the offices...
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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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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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FDA Announces a Class 1 Recall of Defective Johnson & Johnson Surgical Staplers

May 23, 2019 in
Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon has recalled its Endo-Surgery Curved Intraluminal Stapler with Adjustable Height Staples due to a defect that may result in potential failure and misfiring. The U.S. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has labeled the recall as Class 1, the...
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