TAKEDA AND LILLY ORDERED TO PAY $9 BILLION IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN CLASS
In a recent class action case against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and the
Eli Lilly & Co. the jury ordered the companies to pay a combined total
of $9 million in punitive damages. Apparently the two companies released
a diabetes medicine called Actos in the U.S. and it was found that there
was hidden cancer risks associated with the drug. Actos is the first diabetes
medicine of its kind and patients were not aware of the possible cancerous
side-effects. According to reports, this $9 billion jury award is the 7th largest case in U.S. history.
FAMILY OF 21 YEAR OLD WHO WAS FATALLY STRUCK WHILE PUSHING DISABLED VEHICLE ON 405
Our firm was retained to represent the family of a young woman in her early
20s who was struck and killed on the northbound 405 freeway. The woman
had gotten out of a disabled vehicle along with another passenger and
began pushing it over to the far lane. This is when another car came along
and collided with the stalled vehicle, killing the young woman.
FATHER OF 4 KILLED IN A HEAD ON CRASH IN LAGUNA BEACH, CA
After two individuals died in a fatal head-on collision in Laguna Beach,
Martinian and Associates, INC. was retained to represent the family of
one of the deceased, Alberto Salinas.
The accident occurred on Laguna Canyon Road at approximately 6:40 a.m.
involving a Honda Accord and a Tesla. Two passengers in the Honda were
announced dead at the scene, including a father of four. The Tesla driver
was hospitalized with only minor injuries.
From what was found during the investigation, the Tesla was responsible
for the crash after veering into the other lane with oncoming traffic.
However, the investigation is still ongoing.
LAWSUIT AGAINST BAYER - MANUFACTURER OF MIRENA IUD DEVICES
Bayer, a well-known pharmaceutical manufacturer is now being sued for negative
side-effects and injuries from the use of their Mirena IUD device. This
device is used by women as a form of birth control because it releases
levonorgestrel which helps reduce the chances of egg fertilization and
helps prevents any from getting into the uterus. The device itself is
implanted into the uterus and it lasts for up to five years. So far, Mirena
had been found to be 99% effective.
The Mirena IUD was FDA approved back in 2000 and since then it has been
used by over 2 million women throughout the U.S.
Lawsuits are being brought against Bayer in regards to Mirena because of
unknown risks associated with the product. Bayer did not issue a proper
warning to the IUD users and women who underwent the implanting procedure
have had unreasonable side effects.
LAWSUIT AGAINST BOEHRINGER, THE GERMAN MANUFACTURER OF PRADAXA
The manufacturer of Pradaxa®, Boehringer is being sued for the unknown
risks and side effects of the drug. Pradaxa has been FDA-approved to be
taken as a blood thinner which in turn can help patients reduce their
risk of having a stroke, systemic embolism and certain hear rhythm disorders.
Pradaxa is commonly used in place of a similar drug, Warfarin or Coumadin.
However, Warfarin has an antidote in case the patient experiences a serious
bleeding issue, whereas Pradaxa does not.
LAWSUIT AGAINST MERK & CO., MANUFACTURERS OF JANUVIA
Martinian & Associates INC. has been retained for a lawsuit against
Merk, the manufacturer of Januvia. This medication was made to help patients
better manage their blood sugar levels, it is especially helpful for adults
with type-2 diabetes. Januvia was FDA approved back in October of 2006
and since then it has been prescribed by doctors to over six million patients.
Januvia is also available in a combination pill that contains the drug
metformin. Once combined with metformin, the new medication is referred
to as Janumet.
Some patients who are taking Januvia and Janumet have been diagnosed with
acute pancreatitis, which is the inflammation of the pancreas. This condition
could be potentially life-threatening, and it is also more common in Diabetic
patients. UCLA recently did a study where they found that Januvia was
responsible for developing abnormalities in a patient's pancreas,
significantly increasing the risks of Diabetics to suffer from pancreatitis
or pancreatic cancer.
LAWSUIT AGAINST ELI LILLY COMPANY FOR INJURIES FROM BYETTA
Our firm was hired to file a lawsuit against Eli Lilly Company for patients
who have sustained injuries from using Byetta. This drug is commonly prescribed
to patients with type-2 diabetes and some are now experiencing negative
and unforeseen side effects. Byetta was approved by the FDA back in 2005
and since then it has been prescribed to more than one million patients.
Filing a Byetta® lawsuit may be appropriate if you believe you or someone
you love has suffered serious injuries from this type 2 diabetes drug.
Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly Co., the manufacturers of Byetta®,
are alleged to have possessed clinical data that justified a stronger
warning label about the increased risk of pancreatitis compared to the
warning language that Amylin eventually agreed to with the FDA. So far
over 30 federal cases have been filed against the manufacturer of Byetta.
CLAIMS AGAINST THE MANUFACTURER OF DA VINCI ROBOTICS - FOR BOTCHED SURGERIES
FROM USE OF THE ROBOTIC ARM IN SURGERIES
Patients who underwent robotic surgery are told that using the robotic
arms is the most innovative form of surgery and that the risks of complications
are significantly reduced. Martinian & Associates INC. was retained
to represent clients who suffered various complications post-op that could
be considered life-threatening. Some patients were left not only with
significant physical scarring but also emotional scarring.