Katherine Cornell Honored With Two Awards
Houston-based pharmaceutical litigation and personal injury attorney Katherine Cornell has been selected for inclusion in both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best in Client Satisfaction. Membership in the Top 40 Under 40 and 10 Best is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Ms. Cornell was nominated by her peers and selected for inclusion in the category of civil plaintiff law in the Top 40 Under 40 and personal injury in the 10 Best.
Texas Texting While Driving Laws
It cannot be understated how dangerous distracted driving is for drivers, passengers, and other motorists. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that one in every five car crashes involves a distracted driver, and one of the most frequent distracted driving behaviors is texting while driving.
Johnson & Johnson Will Defend Safety of Talc In Upcoming Trials
A lawyer for Johnson & Johnson stated that the company will continue to defend the safety of its baby powder products in upcoming trials this fall, despite two multimillion dollar verdicts against the company so far this year. The company has also said it plans to appeal the verdicts.
Timeline Established for Zofran Lawsuits
A timeline for multidistrict litigation including over 250 Zofran birth defects lawsuits has been finalized in a Master Pleadings Order. The Order details that a master complaint document will be submitted by the end of May, with the master answer to be filed on or before June 21. Short form complaints are also to be served, but not filed for cases involving generic versions of the nausea and vomiting drug.
Is SnapChat Causing Car Accidents?
Cell phone use while driving causes over one million car accidents each year. As cell phone ownership continues to grow, the number of distracted driving accidents is steadily increasing. One of the fastest growing social media applications for teens and other young drivers, SnapChat, is being accused of causing car accidents.
Will New FDA Bill Help Or Hurt Americans Seeking Cures?
The Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is currently reviewing a new Bill that would open up eligibility for FDA priority review for all medical devices. The Advancing Breakthrough Devices for Patients Act is trying to make quality medical devices more readily accessible for doctors and patients, but opponents of the Bill worry that it will increase the likelihood of defective medical devices hitting the market and harming patients.
5 Tips for Car Seat Safety
Nothing is more important than keeping your children safe in the car, but with so many types of car seats, parents can quickly become overwhelmed. When picking a car seat, do your homework. Proper research can make the difference between purchasing a safe or an unsafe car seat. Here are a few tips for keeping your children safe in their car seats.
Another Ovarian Cancer Victim Prevails in J&J Talcum Powder Verdict
On Monday, May 2, 2016, a Missouri jury awarded a woman $55 million for ovarian cancer that developed after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for feminine hygiene. Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was accused of not adequately warning consumers of the danger of talcum powder and the jury agreed. The plaintiff ultimately had to have a hysterectomy and other surgical procedures in order to battle her ovarian cancer diagnosis.
What Is An Attractive Nuisance?
Because children are curious by nature, special care needs to be taken to ensure they do not unknowingly expose themselves to harm. While property owners usually do not owe a duty of care to keep trespassers safe, the attractive nuisance doctrine provides a legal exception when the trespassers are children.
What You Need To Know About Anti-Depressants and Birth Defects
Anti-depressants help millions of Americans relieve symptoms of depression; however, recent studies have shown that anti-depressants can cause devastating birth injuries when taken during pregnancy. While anti-depressants can pose serious threats to unborn babies, stopping anti-depressant use could also pose serious risks to the mother and her child.