Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Trial with Dogs: Helena Chemical v. Uribe

Trial is so much more fun when you bring your dogs. They have really enjoyed the Ramada Inn--they got walked 5 times a day and got to watch Animal Planet.

Anyway, closing arguments postponed until is some news from the Las Cruces Sun-Times regarding the trial. I can't comment on anything until trial is over:

Last day of testimony

Day 3 of Testimony

Day 2 of Testimony

Day 1 of Testimony

Monday, January 25, 2010

Reglan Side Effects

Happy Belated New Year!

It's been extremely busy for us, so unfortuantely it means I am behind on blogging. We have been getting a lot of calls from former clients who take and/or used to take Reglan for GERD or acid reflux. Unfortunately, the FDA has previously issued a black box warning for this drug because it can cause a disease called Tardive Dyskinesia.

Tardive Dyskinesia is characterized by repetitive, involuntary, purposeless movements such as grimacing, tongue protrusion, lip smacking, puckering and pursing, and rapid eye blinking. Rapid movements of the arms, legs, and trunk may also occur. Impaired movements of the fingers may appear as though the patient is playing an invisible guitar or piano.

If you or family member has taken reglan or one of its generic alternatives and suffers from Tardive Dyskinesia contact us at 713-529-1177 for a free consultation.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our Trial Against Chemical Companies Begins

Well, it's finally here...the first trial against the chemical companies supplying the former Hayes Sammons Pesticide Plant has begun. The Monitor has a full story. There is a gag order in place so I can't comment on the trial at this time.

Friday, October 02, 2009

As bad as drunk driving

Yes, it's been a while since posting, but that's a good thing--we've been swamped. We're about to start the big pesticide trial, but I'm taking a breather for an hour to pass along this safety information:

Something that caught my attention yesterday though about the dangers of using your cell phone and driving. It's frightening and a wake-up call to all of us. I know I've been guilty of doing this, but now I'm trying to be better. It's a long story but worth the read. Kudos to Exxon (a company that I usually don't kudo) for doing something about it:

In 2004, Exxon Mobil started asking the same question after it became concerned about the safety of its 90,000 workers and 100,000 contract workers, who drove up to 1.5 million miles each day, said Michael Henderek, the company’s safety executive at the time. The company wanted to know what a ban would do to the bottom line.
“Exxon Mobil is a corporation in which 50 percent of employees are engineers,” said Mr. Henderek. “It’s driven by data.”

The company determined that research equating the dangers of behind-the-wheel multitasking with drunken driving was reliable. So in early 2004, Exxon Mobil ran a pilot project, restricting some employees from using the phone while driving. It found no loss in productivity, and quickly imposed a ban for all workers and contractors.
“To not act was irresponsible,” Mr. Henderek said. “The risk to employees was much greater than any marginal benefit of the productivity you get.”

Exxon Mobil was particularly concerned about its big fuel trucks.

“The last thing you want to have,” Mr. Henderek said, “is an incident between the fuel fleet and the community.”

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thomas & Wan files new Zicam lawsuit with 117 clients

Our firm filed a new Zicam lawsuit today with 117 plaintiffs against Matrixx Initiatives for their permanent loss of smell from using Zicam Cold Remedy. The Arizona Republic has a story here and the WSJ MarketWatch has a story here.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Zicam Client in Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle interviewed one of our Zicam clients here. The story highlights the safety issues and dangers of losing your sense of smell permanently. We represent many others like Mr. Ehler who need their sense of smell at the workplace such as chefs, firefighters, nurses, and refinery workers.