THL to sponsor Taste of Edwardsville

TorHoerman Law, LLC believes in giving back to the local community. This year we are proud to be a sponsor of the 7th Annual Taste of Edwardsville, which will be held on March 7th from 7pm to 9 pm at the LeClaire Room. Read more

Zofran Lawsuits Claim Birth Defects

 

 Research studies and mounting lawsuits question the safety of Zofran, a prescription medication taken by pregnant women to combat morning sickness. Studies suggest ingesting Zofran during the first trimester may be the cause for increased risk in severe birth defects and injury to the mothers. What is Zofran? Zofran (also known as ondansetron)… Read more »

Xarelto MDL Established in Louisiana

 

Numerous lawsuits filed against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals over the blood thinner, Xarelto have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Judge Eldon E. Fallon, who is familiar with complex pharmaceutical drug liability cases, will be presiding over… Read more »

Questionable Drug Safety Reporting System FAERS

 

 According to a report by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is flawed and needs modernization. ISMP’s report is based on the analysis of 847,039 reports gathered over a 1 year period between 2013 and 2014 by FAERS. With mounting lawsuits over pharmaceutical drugs… Read more »

Diabetic Drugs, Januvia and Byetta Lawsuits Continue to Grow

 

In August 2013, the increasing number of lawsuits against drug manufacturers, Merck and Amylin led to the creation of a multidistrict litigation in the Southern District of California. Plaintiffs claim that diabetic drugs, Januvia and Byetta, cause side effects such as pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis. Januvia and Byetta Januvia and Byetta… Read more »

THL to sponsor Taste of Edwardsville

 

TorHoerman Law, LLC believes in giving back to the local community. This year we are proud to be a sponsor of the 7th Annual Taste of Edwardsville, which will be held on March 7th from 7pm to 9 pm at the LeClaire Room. Read more »

Corn Seed Litigation Moving Forward in Kansas

 

Lawsuits brought by businesses affected by declining U.S. corn market prices due in part to Chinese rejection of Syngenta's Agrisure Viptera have been consolidated under MDL No. 2591 and will be heard by Judge John W. Lungstrum in the District of Kansas. Read more »

TorHoerman Law is Giving Away 250 Turkeys this Thanksgiving

 

THL is giving away 250 turkeys to local needy families on November 18th at 10 am at the Salvation Army of Alton.  Email info@torhoermanlaw.com for more information. Read more »

THL Announces Settlement of Pradaxa Litigation

 

TorHoerman Law is pleased to announce that the Pradaxa litigation that it has helped lead since before the Multi-District Litigation (MDL) was formed is set to be resolved by settlement. Boehringer Ingelheim, which manufactures the drug, and lead plaintiffs’ counsel, including Tor Hoerman, reached an agreement yesterday that will… Read more »

Benicar Does Not Cause Celiac Disease - Lawsuits Filed Claim Individuals Have a Sprue-Like Enteropathy

 

It is important to understand that Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease and has not been linked to any drug – the lawsuits being filed do not claim that individuals taking Benicar have Celiac disease. Instead, the lawsuits that are currently being filed on behalf of individuals severely injured while taking Benicar claim that Benicar caused… Read more »

HeartBleed Help from an Amateur

 

Okay, I’ll admit it, I have been known to use “password” on a few sites – on occasion a site requires me to add numbers or even capitalize which results a capitalized “P” and an occasional number at the end. Tricky, huh? So, given the immense amount of news in the past 24 hours that was clearly designed to keep… Read more »

Marseilles IL Flooding Update

 

Months after historic floods hit Marseilles, IL, the word that strikes us about this community is resilience. There is no other way to describe a community that works so hard to help neighbors dig out from damages suffered during the floods so they can go back to the life they knew as proud community members of Marseilles, a small town with a prime… Read more »

Federal Law Does Not Prevent Plaintiff's Failure to Warn Claims in Chicago Actos Litigation

 

This morning in preparation of the first Actos trial in Cook County, Judge Deborah Dooling heard oral arguments from both parties on Takeda Pharmaceutical's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment based upon federal preemption. Ken Brennan of TorHoerman Law argued for the Plaintiffs and cited numerous cases and regulations for the conclusion that federal… Read more »

First Actos MultiDistrict Litigation Case Begins Today

 

Today begins the first Actos MDL case in the US District Court, Western District of Louisiana. Jury was selected on Friday and today begins opening statements in the case of Terrence Allen, a man who was diagnosed with bladder cancer in January 2011 after taking Actos pursuant to a prescription starting in June 2006. Mr. Allen’s lawsuit claims… Read more »

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Calls Boehringer Ingelheim Order "Weak Kneed"

 

In a dissent that reads like an angry mother grounding a child for complaining about punishments provided by dad, Judge Hamilton tells Boehringer Ingelheim (hereinafter Boehringer) that the petitioner-defendant’s use of a procedure referred to as a “writ of mandamus” was weak-kneed. A “writ of mandamus” is an extraordinary… Read more »

Actos Cases Move Ahead Rules MDL Judge

 

On January 7, 2014, Judge Doherty, the Louisiana federal judge assigned to the multidistrict litigation (MDL) In Re:Actos, denied a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. In ruling for the plaintiffs, Judge Doherty found that the plaintiffs did in fact satisfy their burden to show that the facts and circumstances of this case warrants the Actos cases to move forward towards a day in court. Read more »

 

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