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Proton Pump Inhibitors MDL

Posted by Sarah Showard | Aug 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) have officially been centralized in the District of New Jersey by the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML) on the evening of August 2nd, 2017. More than (60) cases of the (161) constituent actions are already pending in the District of New Jersey. Judge ...

Protect Yourself From Xarelto

Posted by Debra Stephens | Jun 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you have been prescribed the medication Xarelto, you may have suffered multiple dangerous and potentially life-threatening side effects drug manufacturers don't want you to know about. Don't fall victim to Xarelto's dangerous side effects, learn more!

Types of Defective Product Liability

Posted by Debra Stephens | Jun 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Product defects occur when any characteristics or features of a product are hindered in their functionality, preventing them from fulfilling their intended use and purpose. Product defects can also lead to injury. People who suffer from an injury incurred in this manner may be eligible to sue on the grounds of product liability. Here are some of the different types of product liability.

Restless Legs Drugs Need Black Box Warnings, FDA Hears

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jun 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Law360, New York (June 15, 2017, 7:03 PM EDT) By Jeff Overley Several drugs for restless legs syndrome should get black box warnings that emphasize the risks of impulse-control disorders and other side effects, an industry-backed research company told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a p...

THE DISTRACTED DRIVING EPIDEMIC

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jun 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a society, we have become addicted to our smartphones and the convenience and entertainment they provide us with. This addiction doesn't end when drivers get behind the wheel, creating a new crisis of distracted driving on our roads. What began as a problem with drivers talking on their phones...

Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ diabetes medications Invokana and Invokamet can increase the risk of patients needing to have their legs or feet amputated and said the drugs will now require black-box warnings.

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Shared from Law360, New York (May 16, 2017, 6:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it has confirmed that Janssen Pharmaceuticals' diabetes medications Invokana and Invokamet can increase the risk of patients needing to have their legs or feet amputated and said the ...

Infographic: What You Need to Know About Taxotere®

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

This infographic provides some background information on Taxotere (docetaxel), an anti-cancer treatment drug that has a common side effect of hair loss, which in some cases turns out to be permanent. If you have experienced hair loss or other side effects as a result of this treatment, please co...

How to Determine If Your Medication Has Been Recalled

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are thousands of prescription drugs and substances on the market today. While each of them are required to meet strict regulatory requirements set by the Unites States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), sometimes mistakes are made and undetected until after the medication has reached the p...

CONSUMER ALERT - W-2 SCAM Alert Article

Posted by Sarah Showard | Mar 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

We have recently been made aware by our IT Company, KGB Communications, of a new email scam involving your personal W-2 information.  Please take a few minutes to read this article written by Jonathan Crowe.  Read this valuable warning and please take a few minutes to discuss it with your teams ...

What is Hernia Mesh?

Posted by Sarah Showard | Mar 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hernia Mesh is a commonly used hernia repair product that can be implanted through open or laparoscopic surgery. Recently some hernia mesh products have been recalled due to an increase in the following complications: Pain, Adhesions, Infection, Bowel Obstructions and Organ Perforation

XARELTO LITIGATION UPDATES

Posted by Sarah Showard | Mar 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

To date there have been 15,000 cases filed in the MDL. The first two trials will be held in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The first trial, The matter of Boudreaux, Joseph J. Jr., is scheduled to begin on April 24, 2017. The Plaintiff, Joseph Boudreaux was prescribed Xarelto to reduce the ri...

Taxotere Reference Guide

Posted by Sarah Showard | Mar 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having met with many Taxotere users over the last few months we have learned about a variety of treatments and products. It was recently suggested to us that we compile a referral list to share that would include local or online  vendors of products such as hair pieces, wigs, temporary eyebrow ta...

2017 Chicks and Chaps Sponsorship

Posted by Sarah Showard | Feb 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Showard Law Firm is proud to announce our sponsorship of the 4th Annual Chicks n Chaps event, benefiting the Arizona Oncology Association and breast cancer patients and their families throughout our community. This event coincides with the Tucson Rodeo, and takes place on Sunday, February 19th be...

XARELTO BLEEDING LAWSUITS

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

More than 15,000 claims against Janssen Pharmaceuticals have been filed by people who have had severe bleeding incidents after taking Xarelto, a popular blood-thinning drug. Risk of bleeding is the most serious side effect of all blood-thinning medication. Thousands of lawsuits accuse Bayer Heal...

Welcome to the Team!

Posted by Sarah Showard | Dec 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our newest member of the Showard Law Firm team is Marissa Echols. Marissa recently graduated from the University of Arizona where she studied Public Health. Her studies led her to develop an immense passion for helping others, traveling, and immersing herself into different cultures. Originally f...

BREAKING NEWS - SECOND STRYKER SETTLEMENT ANNOUNCED

Posted by Sarah Showard | Dec 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

A second round of settlements regarding the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants was just announced.  The settlement will apply only to patients who have undergone a revision surgery prior to today, December 19, 2016.  The terms of the settlement are similar to the earlier settlement of No...

Pinnacle Hip Implant Claim Update

Posted by Sarah Showard | Dec 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

As you may have heard the third bellwether trial against Johnson & Johnson resulted in an award of $1.04 billion. The trial lasted twelve weeks and involved the claims of six plaintiffs. The jury found that officials of J&J's DePuy unit knew the devices were defective yet failed to prope...

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Showard Law Firm is dedicated to compassionate representation for our clients who have been injured by defective products, dangerous drugs or the negligence of any individual or company. We are experienced in litigation and ready to ensure you receive the maximum possible settlement for your injuries, medical bills, mental anguish and other losses.

Showard Law Firm celebrates 10 years

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2016 marked the 10th anniversary of Showard Law Firm. After 18 years of practice, and a prior ten-year partnership, Sarah Showard and her longtime assistant, Maria De La Rosa, opened the doors of Showard Law Firm in October 2006. Sarah and everyone at Showard Law Firm is proud to serve Southern Arizona as the local law firm for defective drug and medical device claims and personal injury.