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NEW MDLs CERTIFIED

Posted by Sarah Showard | Oct 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has consolidated cases in Abilify, Talc and Taxotere suits among others.  The Talc litigation has been transferred to New Jersey judge Freda Wolfson.  She currently presides over Chakalos v. Johnson & Johnson, filed in November 2014 making ...

SMOKING GUNS IN TALC LITIGATION

Posted by Sarah Showard | Sep 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

After being slammed with two multimillion dollar verdicts which are currently being appealed, Johnson & Johnson is pointing the finger at plaintiff's lawyers claiming that we are deliberately creating confusion about the science of talc. Why were the juries so incensed that they awarded $112...

Women, Drugs, and Devices

Posted by Sarah Showard | Aug 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Inequality between men and women has always been prevalent, but it is especially pertinent in the medical field, particularly with drugs and devices. Women have often been excluded from Phase I Clinical Trials in the past, which prevents pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers from unde...

TAXOTERE CAUSES PERMANENT HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jul 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The development of the taxane family of cancer drugs started in the 1960's with the United States' discovery of a molecule from the Pacific Yew Tree. This tree possessed a molecule which prevented the division of cancer cells by freezing the cell division process. From this point stemmed the deve...

PINNACLE $500M VERDICT CUT TO $150M

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jul 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade on Tuesday, reduced the verdict in the second bellwether trial over Johnson & Johnson's Pinnacle hip implant from $497.6 million to approximately $151 million. The judge was compelled to reduce the verdict under a Texas state law limiting punitive damages accor...

Cancer Claims From Popular Weed-Killer

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jul 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

A common weed-killer called “Roundup” contains the chemical glyphosate. Many users of this weed-killer have come forward stating that glyphosate has caused non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, Dr. Donna Farmer, a chemist at Monsanto, has stated that the glyphosate chemical targets a certain enzyme in...

6 CHILDREN KILLED FROM A RECALLED IKEA DRESSER

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jun 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

After a line of Ikea dressers killed six children, Ikea issued a recall on over 29 million MALM chests that had been manufactured since 2002. The issue is the dresser's strong proclivity toward tipping over. According to an article by the Associated Press, the chests that killed the children were...

THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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

Social media has become an integral part of the way we communicate with individuals and other businesses. It's a platform where we can promote ourselves as well as access information on almost anything. However, social media is a double-edged sword. Though it may be fun and useful, it can be incr...

SHOWARD LAW FIRM CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jun 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

This year marks 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 Southe...

FDA WARNS ABOUT OVERDOSING ON ANTI-DIARRHEA DRUGS

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jun 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

The FDA has issued a warning to doctors and patients that a common over the counter anti-diarrhea drug can cause deadly heart rhythms when taken at higher than recommended doses.   The drug loperamide is sold over the counter or by prescription and is available in generic, store-brand and brand-...

J&J SEEKING DELAY IN PINNACLE LITIGATION

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jun 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Pinnacle hip prosthetics, has asked that pending bellwether trials be put on hold while it appeals the recent $497.6 million verdict awarded in March of this year. J&J's attorneys filed post-trial motions and have indicated that depending on the out...

POPULAR PAIN MED MAY CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lyrica, a widely prescribed pain medication that is heavily advertised on television may be associated with a higher risk of major birth defects.  The journal Neurology reported on the study online on May 18, 2016.  The study involved 164 women who took Lyrica during their first trimester of p...

MS DRUG MAY BE LINKED TO COLON CANCER

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A recent study published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology indicates that the multiple Sclerosis drug mitoxantrone may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer.  The drug is prescribed for aggressive types of relapsing remi...

FDA ANTIBIOTIC WARNING

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The FDA issued a safety announcement on Thursday regarding commonly prescribed antibiotics such as Cipro and Levaquin.  The announcement follows an FDA advisory panel in which 35 people testified about severe fluoroquinolone associated disability resulting from the use of Levaquin, Cipro, and Ave...

BAIR HUGGER LITIGATION UPDATE

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently attended a National conference which included an update on the Bair Hugger litigation.  Following is an update on the status of the litigation: The litigation was centralized on December 11, 2015 in the District of Minnesota.  Honorable Joan H. Erickson was assigned to the MDL.  M...

XARELTO LITIGATION UPDATE

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently attended a National conference which included an update on the Xarelto litigation. Following is an update on the Xarelto MDL; The litigation was consolidated as MDL No. 2592 in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Honorable Eldon E. Fallon is the presiding judge. As of April there a...

BREAKING NEWS: 2ND TALC VERDICT - $55 MILLION

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

A second St. Louis Missouri jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million in damages to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using talc - powder products for feminine hygiene.  J&J is currently facing approximately 1,200 similar lawsuits.  This verdict follows a three week t...

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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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This year marks 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. The entire team will be celebrating with an anniversary trip to San Francisco in October.