Jury Orders AbbVie to Pay $140M in Testosterone Bellwether Trial

A federal jury in Chicago awarded more than $140 million to a man who claimed that AbbVie Inc. misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack Jeffrey Konrad, 56, of Tennessee, had … Continue reading

NTL President-Elect Mark Lanier among National Law Journal’s 2017 Winning Litigators

The National Trial Lawyers 2018 President-Elect and Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier is honored among the National Law Journal’s 2017 Winning Litigators based on his courtroom victories on behalf of people injured by Johnson & Johnson’s defective Pinnacle metal-on-metal … Continue reading

First Opioid Lawsuit by Texas County Filed in Federal Court

Lawyers for Upshur County filed the first lawsuit by a Texas governmental body against pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid painkiller epidemic that has gripped Texas and the nation. The lawsuit filed by the Dallas-based litigation firm of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, P.C. names more … Continue reading

Video: Lisa Bloom on different side defending Weinstein

Lisa Bloom

California attorney Lisa Bloom has made a career out of defending women who have been victimized by sexual assault and violence. But now she’s defending Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer accused of sexual misconduct. “He wanted to be respectful to … Continue reading

Canceling Defense Verdict, Judge Orders New Trial in DePuy Hip Implant Case

In a major success for plaintiffs, a Chicago judge granted a new trial in the case of a woman who had a defective DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL hip implant replaced. This reversed a 2013 defense verdict. Cook County Circuit Judge Deborah … Continue reading

We are Saddened by the Harsh Reality of Gun Violence in America

We at the Mass Tort Made Perfect Program and the National Trial Lawyers community have Las Vegas and all the victims and their families in our hearts and prayers.  We are saddened by the harsh reality that gun violence in … Continue reading

School Girl Hit By Car in Dangerous Crossing Recovers $36.1 Million

Isabella Escamilla Sanchez

A San Bernardino Superior Court jury awarded an 11-year-old girl $36.1 million for severe injuries she suffered when a car struck her as she tried to cross the street in order to board her school bus. The accident took place in Highland, … Continue reading

45 Government Plaintiffs Seek Mass Tort Docket for Cases Against Opioid Manufacturers

Plaintiffs including 45 cities, counties and government agencies that are suing the makers of opioid painkiller filed a motion with the Judicial Panel on Mulitidistrict Litigation seeking to consolidate lawsuits nationwide in a central multidistrict litigation docket in Ohio or Illinois. … Continue reading

PA Judge Upholds $10 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Luzerne County, PA, Court of Common Pleas Judge Lesa Gelb denied a medical clinic’s motion to appeal a $10 million medical malpractice verdict where two doctors failed to diagnose a teenage patient with a severely infected cyst. Last May a … Continue reading

PA Woman Recovers $57 Million Verdict in Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Case

“I had five children and that’s what weakened my pelvic floor muscles,” Ella tells CBS3’s Stephanie Stahl.

In a record-setting verdict, a jury in Philadelphia awarded more than $57.1 million to a Manchester, PA, mother of five for injuries she suffered from two vaginal mesh devices manufactured by Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. Doctors implanted the … Continue reading