Pregnant Women Contemplating Zofran During Pregnancy Advised to Take Caution

 Pregnant women should be cautious about use of Zofran to curtail morning sickness.  Recent studies link Zofran to birth defects and fetal death. Read more

Benicar MDL Established in New Jersey - Cases Move Forward


A federal judicial panel has granted a request to consolidate lawsuits claiming that blood-pressure medication Benicar could cause severe gastrointestinal injuries. Read more »

We Pledge Allegiance to Local Food - Will You Join Us?


TorHoerman Law is proud to announce its partnership with Grassroots Grocery through their “corporate membership” program that will promote local sustainable food for all of our community and encourage the THL staff to eat healthy while supporting the local economy. Read more »

Pregnant Women Contemplating Zofran During Pregnancy Advised to Take Caution


 Pregnant women should be cautious about use of Zofran to curtail morning sickness.  Recent studies link Zofran to birth defects and fetal death. Read more »

Coldwater Creek Judge Strikes Down Defense Motion to Dismiss - Cases Move Forward


Coldwater Creek cases move forward after a February 27, 2015 order striking down defense motion to dismiss cases filed by Mallinckrodt, Inc. and Cotter Corporation.  Judge Audrey G. Fleissig ruled that a strict liability standard will be used with regards to Mallinckrodt, which requires plaintiffs prove their injuries were caused by toxic contamination of North St. Louis County and Mallinckrodt would then be held liable liable without needing to prove how Mallinckrodt was negligent.  Cases against Cotter Corpraotion will move forwad for those plaintiffs that can demonstrate Cotter violated federal regulations pertaining to exposure levels.   Read more »

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update and Frequently Asked Questions


Lawyers representing women injured by transvaginal mesh products post frequently asked questions video and update plaintiffs on transvaginal mesh lawsuit. 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 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 »


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