Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

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

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Proposed Law Aims to Remove Shroud of Secrecy in Court Settlements

A cadre of corporations whose profit margins outweigh product safety have found a loophole in the litigation process: sealed settlement agreements. Such agreements are legal, as there is no law prohibiting them, and often left…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Products Liability

LegalTech 2015 — Not so much collaboration, cooperation or transparency

I attended LegalTech 2015 this year in New York. It was a great seminar and another well done project by ALM. One wrinkle, though…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

Web Trolls — Negative Comments Destructive

Internet trolling best can be described as an adult version of cyberbullying. The practice employs posting curt comments, rude remarks and sarcastic snippets on others’ professional blog, social-media and Web sites…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Dangerous Supplements by New York Attorney General

Since the passage of the “Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act,” the supplement industry has effectively been a wild west of snake oil salesmen foisting their sometimes fraudulent and dangerous miracle cures on the…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Woman’s Punitive Damages Claim Will Proceed Against Boston Scientific

California resident Roseanne Sanchez was implanted with the Pinnacle kit to treat pelvic organ prolapse and the Advantage System to treat stress urinary incontinence. After the surgery, Ms. Sanchez experienced several…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Jury Awards $73.4 Million in Boston Scientific Mesh Case

In January 2011, Martha Salazar was implanted with the Obtryx, which was manufactured by Boston Scientific. Following the surgery, she asserts that she had experienced dyspareunia, pain, and nerve damage…more
| Civil Remedies, Products Liability

Viagra Ad Campaign Targets Women Amid Melanoma Risk

Viagra is so popular that it is a frequent target of counterfeiters. Here, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent displays seized goods. Viagra (sildenafil) has featured prominently in the news over the past few months –…more
| Communications & Media Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
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