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August 31, 2016

Is Big Pharma Too Big To Punish?

In previous blog, I mentioned a recent settlement which I obtained for a client from the fund created by the class action against Pfizer concerning Bextra. The client suffered a devastating stroke as a result of taking prescribed high doses of Bextra. In 2009, Pfizer settled U.S. criminal charges arising out […]
August 31, 2016

On Settling Case Over Bextra

I settled a case for a client against pharma giant Pfizer. While taking Bextra at a high dosage, the client’s husband had a devastating stroke. This happened a few years ago, and soon after Bextra and related drug Celebrex were withdrawn from the market. The class actions in the United States and […]
August 31, 2016

Conspiracy Of Silence Bars Access To Justice In Medical Cases

One of the tough jobs a medical malpractice lawyer has is to find qualified medical experts who are willing to testify against their colleagues. This has been described as the “conspiracy of silence” among physicians and surgeons. The job of finding testifying doctors has become easier lately. CanLNC Experts has […]
August 31, 2016

Those Who Fail To Learn From The Mistakes Of History Are Doomed To Repeat Them

The title of this blog is the reason for reminding ourselves of the cascade of negligent failures which resulted in the loss of the Ocean Ranger off Newfoundland shores in 1982. An important work was published by Nova Scotia native Susan Dodd, called “The Ocean Ranger: Remaking the Promise of Oil”. […]
August 31, 2016

Admission To Hospital Carries Battlefield Risk Of Death

Here is a recent study which gives new meaning to the idea that being a patient in a hospital is like being in a battle. The Alliance for Natural Health International has compared a variety of health risks. It demonstrated that the risk of dying from in-hospital preventable injuries is equal […]