Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409-6601, United States

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Bayer Seeking Dismissal of Out of State Xarelto Cases

More than a dozen Xarelto cases have been filed in Philadelphia, alleging injuries and defendants’ failure to warn of risk associated with the drug. Defendants in several Xarelto lawsuits filed by out of state plaintiffs…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability

Third Ethicon Bellwether Trial Set for March 2015

Judge Goodwin is presiding over seven different federal multidistrict litigation established for similar cases filed against various medical device manufacturers, including American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Coloplast…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Lawsuits Piling up Against Makers of Risperdal, Invega

Antipsychotic Drugs Have Caused Breast Growth in Men - More than two years after Johnson & Johnson settled a lawsuit with a 21-year-old man who experienced an adverse side effect from Risperdal, hundreds of other young…more
| Personal Injury, Products Liability

Florida Judge Remands DePuy Hip Case

In the lawsuit filed in the Sarasota County Circuit Court, Thomas Fronczak alleged he sustained injuries after being implanted with a DePuy hip. In the complaint, he alleged, that one of the defendants, Bayside Orthopaedics,…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Florida Federal Court Retains Jurisdiction Over Knee Implant Case

Debra Kilmer filed suit against Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation and Howmedica Osteonics Corporation (“Defendants”), asserting that she had been injured by a defective knee implanted in her in Florida state court…more
| Civil Procedure, Health, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Texas Jury in The First Pinnacle Hip Trial Returns a Verdict for the Defense

This is what a common hip prosthesis looks like. The Pinnacle has a metal cup instead of a polyethylene (plastic) cup. In 2009, Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli was implanted with a metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability

Punitive Damages Claims May Proceed Against Boston Scientific

Several plaintiffs that were implanted with Boston Scientific’s Obtryx transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System alleged in their lawsuits that the manufacturer, Boston Scientific, ignored warning that devices containing…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Big Tobacco – Attila the Hun of Corporate America

We do not sue them. They will run up millions in costs for just one lawsuit, regardless of the actual damages . They will conduct a scorched earth defense and try to simply wait until the plaintiff dies…more
| Products Liability

The Contingent Fee — Leveling the Playing Field Against Insurance Companies

How do you hire an excellent attorney and pay for the services in a personal injury case? Like any other professional, the hourly fee for lawyers is largely driven by market forces, but in the case of attorneys a…more
| Personal Injury

JPML Asked to Consolidate Benicar Lawsuits

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. developed the prescription medication Benicar (Olmesartan Medoxomil) to treat high blood pressure. In April 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Benicar. Since that time, it has become…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Xarelto Suits Sent to Louisiana

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a new generation anticoagulant in a class of drugs known as direct thrombin inhibitors. It is a blood thinner used to reduce the risk of blood clots and strokes. Xarelto has also been marketed as being…more
| Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Cymbalta Withdrawal Cases May Soon Have an MDL

Eli Lilly & Co., the producer of the popular antidepressant Cymbalta (duloxetine), is facing a spate of litigation over injuries associated with the drug. Plaintiffs allege that Cymbalta can cause severe withdrawal symptoms,…more
| Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Direct & Circumstantial Evidence – It snowed last night?

If you went to bed without snow on the ground; slept soundly all night and awoke to a snow covered ground all around you, what could you reasonable say? It snowed. You did not have to actually see the activity of snow…more
| Civil Procedure

Penalties for Spoliation of “Tangible Objects”

Sometimes three red groupers are a “tangible object”, but mostly they are just, well, uh, fish. In the summer of 2007, boat owner and Captain, John Yates was leading a fishing trip on his boat, the “Miss Katie”…more
| Criminal Law

The Burden of Proof -- What must plaintiffs prove to win their case? [Video]

Attorney Brian Denney discusses the "burden of proof" in a civil case; including the concept of "preponderance of the evidence" in a civil case and how that affects the outcome in a case. Attorney Denney reflects on the…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability
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