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Denver, Colo., June 12, 2017—Andrus Wagstaff PC mass tort litigation associate attorney David Wool was selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff or criminal defense law. Wool was nominated by his peers and selected for inclusion […]

The third in a growing number of cases filed against Johnson & Johnson – the world’s most popular talcum powder product manufacturer – just ended with a jury awarding the plaintiff more than $70 million. Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto received $70.1 million after her 2012 diagnosis of advanced ovarian cancer she claimed was linked to […]

A Brief History of Mass Tort Litigation

Many mass tort claims arise when consumers are injured by defective products or drugs, and because these issues cause a wide range of problems it is difficult to organize them into a single class. These lawsuits are typically complicated and often do not follow standard legal procedure. Determining settlement and compensation can also be difficult […]

Taxotere Side-Effects

Taxotere (generic name: docetaxel) is a cancer medication that works by interfering with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. It is used to treat a variety of different types of cancer, including: • Breast cancer • Lung cancer • Prostate cancer • Stomach cancer • Head/neck cancer Taxotere is not appropriate […]

It is no secret there are fewer women in the courtroom or in leadership positions than there are men. Women En Mass (WEM) intends to change that and make things more equal, especially in mass tort leadership positions. By offering a networking tool to empower women and provide them with a resource for their career […]

Roundup weed killer continues to be readily available in stores across the country, despite its recent classification as a “probable” human carcinogen. The ingredient in Roundup that continues to raise concern is glysophate, which researchers have compared to tobacco, arsenic, and asbestos. Roundup use has steadily increased since the mid-1990s, when the product was introduced […]

More and more companies are settling lawsuits related to transvaginal mesh devices as women are continue to take action against the manufactures of these harmful products. Women experience ongoing symptoms and follow-up procedure are often needed to remove all or part of the device. In some cases, little can be done to restore life as […]

Zoloft is a prescription medication given to patients suffering from depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, PMDD, and anxiety disorders. Though some have found the drug to be effective, others have suffered serious side effects. Many also believe their use of Zoloft during pregnancy resulted in their baby suffering serious side effects. There have also […]

Paxil Lawsuits and Side-Effects

With recent news events focused on violence and mental health, the debate over SSRI mediations has once again heated up. Regardless of the influence these drugs may or may not have on the behavior of certain individuals, there is no doubt drugs like Paxil do trigger serious side effects that are cause for concern. Paxil […]

Duodenoscopes, a tool used in the treatment of gallstones, cancer, and other disorders of the digestive system, are currently under scrutiny for their ability to spread infectious disease among patients. Because the tool cannot be properly sterilized, bacteria is spread from patient to patient during use – a fact that was not addressed in a […]

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