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M. Brandon Smith

Ovarian Cancer Victim Awarded Over $70 Million In Third Jury Trial Over Talcum Powder

In the third consecutive talcum powder trial, a St. Louis City jury award plaintiff Deborah Giannecchini $2.57 million in compensatory damages and 67.5 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson and the Imerys Talc America defendants for their talc-containing […]

Richard R. Schlueter

New Stryker LFit V40 Femoral Head Hip Recall Coming Soon

Last week Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC published the Australian Health Hazard alert regarding the Stryker LFIT  V40 Femoral head.  CSS Firm has learned a list of affected lot numbers that includes hundreds of Lot and Item Numbers by Stryker. […]

M. Brandon Smith

Invokana and Farxiga Increase Warnings Over Acute Kidney Failure

The FDA just released more information on Invokana and Farxiga related to acute kidney failure. A topic and drug Childers, Schlueter & Smith have been investigating for a long time now.   Check out our: Top 10 Things Invokana Patients […]

M. Brandon Smith

Most Americans Believe E-Cigarettes are Dangerous to Health, According to Poll

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have only been around since 2004, too little time for researchers to complete definitive studies on their effects on human health, but Americans polled by STAT and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health believe that […]

Andy Childers

Parties Select Xarelto Bellwether Cases, Litigation Moves Forward

The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana has started the process of selecting 40 cases for the bellwether trial pool. As required by an order dated December 17, 2015, the parties in the Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL) […]

M. Brandon Smith

Risperdal Claim Settled for $15.5M in Kentucky

Janssen Pharmaceuticals and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, recently entered into a settlement agreement with the Commonwealth of Kentucky over allegations surrounding the drug Risperdal.  Janssen agreed to: Pay $15.5 million to the state of Kentucky Fully disclose the […]

M. Brandon Smith

U.S. News-Best Lawyers Includes Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC As A Tier 1 “Best Law Firm”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2016. Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC is pleased to announce it has been selected and recognized for inclusion into these […]

Andy Childers

Morcellator Cancer Lawsuits Will Now Be Fast Tracked For Litigation, MDL 2652

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated 15 federally filed morcellator cases on Thursday for pre-trial discovery and trial work up. The request for the Morcellator MDL was made by Plaintiffs in an effort to streamline the litigation and fast track […]

Andy Childers

Lawsuit on Xarelto Claims Link to Ischemic Strokes and Other Bleeding Events

A lawsuit filed last week in state court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania alleges that Xarelto’s recommended dosage doesn’t work for as long as is represented by the manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer HealthCare. It is believed to be the first in […]

M. Brandon Smith

Bard G2 IVC Filter Complaint Filed in Georgia

A new complaint filed by Mr. and Mrs. Duffie of Georgia joins more than two dozen Bard G2 IVC filter lawsuits that have been centralized for pretrial proceedings before Arizona U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell. Atlanta injury law firm […]