Product News and Recalls

Suits Over Antiobiotic Ketek Bolstered by House Inquiry Into Faulty Testing

By Maria Vogel-Short

New Jersey Law Journal

February 13, 2008

Plaintiffs in New Jersey and six other states who claim the antibiotic Ketek caused liver disease are getting a booster shot from a congressional inquiry into the clinical trials that led to FDA approval.

On Tuesday, witnesses at a hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations testified that Ketek’s trials were flawed and that the company had knowledge of flawed data even before FDA approval.

More than pending ...

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Cedars-Sinai Patients Affected by Disease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT: Attorney Ramon R. Lopez and/or Attorney Jason E. Ochs
Telephone: 949-737-1501
Fax: 949-737-1504
Email: rlopez@lopezmchugh.com, jochs@lopezmchugh.com

CEDARS-SINAI PATIENTS SUE BECAUSE OF FATAL DISEASE.
Los Angeles, California, January 16, 2008 – On Friday, January 11, 2008, 63-year-old Priscilla Geffen and 60-year-old Michael Gleaton filed nearly identical lawsuits alleging that they contracted a rare, terminal disease known as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis after undergoing routine MRI’s with gadolinium-contrast dye at the S. Mark Taper Imaging Center ...

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The engineer responsible for the Metrolink commuter train crash was known to improperly use his cell phone while on duty

The only surviving crew member of the Metrolink commuter train disaster told federal investigators that a few months before the collision, he had previously complained to a supervisor about the engineer’s improper use of his cell phone while on duty. The head-on collision with a freight train resulted in 25 people dead and 135 injured when the engineer failed to stop at a red light.

A mere two days before the collision, the crew member had asked the same supervisor whether ...

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$2,000,000 Settlement in a landmark case

$2,000,000 Settlement in a landmark case

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$1 billion Zyprexa settlement

Founding Partner Ramon Rossi Lopez played an instrumental role in the $1 billion Zyprexa settlement for his firm’s clients and others across the nation.

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Pilot Error Suspected in Flight 3407 Buffalo Crash

FEBRUARY 16, 2009 – In sharp contrast to the actions of pilot Chesley Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles during the “Miracle on the Hudson” crash landing of US Airways flight 1549 on January 15, 2009, the pilots for Continental Connection Flight 3407 are suspected of contributing to the February 12, 2009 crash that killed 50 people in Buffalo, New York.

The black box recording showed that the pilots were aware of “significant” ice buildup on the plane. According to the NTSB, ...

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