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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 […]

Richard R. Schlueter

Update-Round 2 DePuy ASR Hip Implant Settlement Announced

On Friday, February 20, 2015, DePuy/ Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay approximately $420 million more to resolve approximately 1400 additional DePuy ASR lawsuits. The order came from the Court extending the settlement offer to Plaintiffs who had revision surgery […]

Richard R. Schlueter

China Approves MR162 Corn Imports, U.S. Losses Could Exceed $1-3 Billion

On December 22, 2014, China officially approved imports of a type of genetically modified corn – Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera® MR162, ending China’s yearlong ban of imports of all corn containing any trace of the Viptera MR162 trait. The ban had […]

M. Brandon Smith

Helping Bring Holiday Cheer and Toys To Deserving Children

Our firm is proud to be a part of the Boys and Girls Club’s 2014 holiday gift program. We are helping to ensure that 50 children in need receive gifts this Holiday Season. We are also sponsoring two deserving families […]

M. Brandon Smith

Has Purdue Met Its Match? OxyContin Case Goes to Trial in Kentucky

Purdue, maker of the painkiller OxyContin, has won dismissals in over 400 personal injury lawsuits related to the medication, has settled product liability cases involving the drug without disclosing the terms, and has defeated more than ten class actions suits […]

Richard R. Schlueter

Hip Implant Settlement Proposal Announced On Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII Cases

Just over two years since the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII hip implant products were recalled from the market in June 2012, national leadership in the multi-district litigation (MDL) today announced a global settlement proposal for all Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII […]

M. Brandon Smith

Study Questions Potential Healthcare Savings Gained by Tort Reform

Although many proponents of tort reform believe that fear of malpractice lawsuits prompts physicians to order unnecessary tests and indirectly drives up medical costs, a Rand Corporation study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found otherwise. The […]

Richard R. Schlueter

5 Questions You May Have About Stryker Hip Implants

Nearly 3,000 lawsuits have been filed against Stryker related to their Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Stem Hip Implants. Here are some common questions that patients and the general public may have regarding these products: 1)     Why were the Stryker […]

M. Brandon Smith

Vitalabs Recalls Whey Products Due To Salmonella

Vitalabs Inc., working in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has issued a voluntary recall of four lots of Whey-26 Protein Powder due to possible Salmonella…