$300 Million Settlement in Benicar Litigation Reached

$300 Million Settlement in Benicar Litigation Reached

On August 1, 2017, a $300 million settlement was reached in the multidistrict Benicar litigation against Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and Forest Laboratories Inc. The settlement offers financial compensation to individuals who suffered chronic diarrhea and other gastrointestinal injuries after using Benicar, Azor or Tribenzor.

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$417 Million Verdict Against J&J in Talc Suit Largest One Yet

$417 Million Verdict Against J&J in Talc Suit Largest One Yet

On Monday, August 21, 2017, Johnson & Johnson suffered another tremendous loss as a Los Angeles jury awarded $417 million in damages to Eva Echeverria, who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s signature product for decades.

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Employer Files Suit on Behalf of Employee, Defective Biomet Hip Device

Employer Files Suit on Behalf of Employee, Defective Biomet Hip Device

William Eklund, an employee of Boeing Inc., underwent hip replacement surgery in 2006. At some point following surgery. he began experiencing extreme hip pain and a persistent squeaking of the hip. He then found out that the M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip system from Biomet was failing and eventually underwent revision surgery in 2014 to remove and replace the device.

This lawsuit is different because it marks the first time a large international corporation has sued Zimmer Biomet on behalf of an employee.

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Brian Franciskato, Elected to Board of Governors for The American Association for Justice

Brian Franciskato, Elected to Board of Governors for The American Association for Justice

The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm congratulates Brian S. Franciskato for being elected by his peers to sit on the Board of Governors for The American Association for Justice (AAJ).

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

Between 249,000 and 363,000 people in the U.S. currently live with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and it is estimated that 17,730 new spinal cord injuries occur each year.

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What are Chemical Burns?

What are Chemical Burns?

Burns from chemicals can happen anywhere — home, school or work — wherever chemicals are handled. What do you need to know?

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What You Need to Know About Burn Injuries

What You Need to Know About Burn Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, every year 486,000 burn injuries require medical treatment with 40,000 requiring a hospital stay.

Of the 40,000 hospitalizations, 30,000 are at hospital burn centers. Click To Tweet

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The Dangers of Fireworks

The Dangers of Fireworks

Large, public displays of fireworks are beautiful and fun to watch; however, they can be dangerous at the home level if not handled properly and safely.

An estimated 9,125 fireworks injuries occur each year. Click To Tweet

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Know the Facts about Water Safety

Know the Facts about Water Safety

Warm weather means water fun! Swimming. Boating. Snorkeling. Fishing. Water parks. Trips to Lake of the Ozarks. Vacations to beaches. It’s fun. There’s nothing to worry about … or is there?

about nine people die from drowning every day in the United States Click To Tweet

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Another Talc Powder Trial Loss for J&J – $110 Million Verdict

Another Talc Powder Trial Loss for J&J – $110 Million Verdict

A successful jury ruling came for 62-year old Lois Slemp of Virginia on May 4, 2017 in her case against Johnson & Johnson alleging that using its baby powder caused her ovarian cancer.

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