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Eric Washburn

FDA Warns about Diabetic Drug and Amputation Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a drug safety communication in May regarding type 2 diabetes medication canagliflozin, also known as Invokana, Invokamet, and Invokamet XR. After the results of two large clinical trials, the FDA found that canagliflozin […]

Rick Shapiro

$150M AndroGel Heart Attack Award Bodes Well for Other People Suing Drug Maker

A federal jury in Chicago awarded a man who suffered a heart attack while using the testosterone replacement product AndroGel $150 million in punitive damages. With their July 24, 2017, decision, jurors found that AndroGel’s maker, AbbVie, misrepresented the risks […]

Rick Shapiro

Is Asbestos in Talcum Baby Powder the ‘Crime of the Century’?

Recent health and safety information has arisen with regard to asbestos contamination of common talc baby powder products, including talc products sold by Johnson & Johnson, and other talcum powder products still for sale throughout the United States. During 2016 […]

Rick Shapiro

Jury: Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn About Talcum Powder’s Ovarian Cancer Risks

A jury in St. Louis awarded $110.5 million to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products for more than 40 years. The civil defective and dangerous product lawsuit centered […]

Rick Shapiro

FDA: Shoulder Implant Device Recalled Due to Fracture Risk

Over the past several years, there have been multiple recalls involving implant devices because of the dangerous risks they pose to patients. These recalls have included devices use for hip replacement and for knee replacements. Recently, the Food and Drug […]

Rick Shapiro

Talc and Asbestos: Why Common Talcum Powder May Exponentially Increase the Risk for Cancer

More than 2,500 lawsuits across the United States aim to answer the question of whether a case of ovarian cancer, mesothelioma or other form of genitourinary cancer can be linked to the plaintiff’s lifelong use of a product like Johnson […]

Edwin Booth

Britax Announces Recall of 700,000 Strollers Due to Fall Risks

Britax Child Safety Inc. has issued a recall for more than 700,000 of their strollers which have the Click & Go receiver mounts option because there is a risk of the car seat detaching from the stroller base and falling. […]

Rick Shapiro

The Importance of Persistence in Product Defect Wrongful Death Cases

I’ve been a Virginia trial attorney for 30 years now and I continue to be surprised at how unpredictable plaintiff’s personal injury law can be. I recently concluded a Virginia product defect wrongful death case involving a Chesapeake resident who […]

Rick Shapiro

Talc Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer: Did Gilda Radner, Madeline Kahn or Lauro Nyro Contract Ovarian Cancer from Talc Baby Powder Use?

Ovarian cancer has killed many notable women over the last several decades. Just how many of these women used baby powder containing talc? Only their loved ones and family members may know the answer. Take someone like Gilda Radner who […]

Rick Shapiro

Justice Affirmed – Court of Appeals Upholds $2.5 Million Jury Verdict in Defective Lawn Mower Wrongful Death Case

Justice for a family devastated by corporate indifference was affirmed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on November 23, 2016. A jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that Ryobi Technologies, Inc. […]