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Meningitis from Epidural Steroid Injections Spreads to 18 States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported six new cases of fungal meningitis in an outbreak tied to contaminated steroid injections that has led to 25 deaths in the United States.

Family Sues Distributer of Synthetic Marijuana

Parents of a teen from Georgia have filed a wrongful death suit against the distributers and manufacturers of a synthetic marijuana alleged to have killed their son. Chase Burnett, 16 years old, drowned in a hot tub on March 4, 2012. This suit is believed to be the first against a manufacturer or distributer of synthetic marijuana.

Drug Company Admits to Payments to Doctors

According to a recent article in NaturalNews, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has admitted to hundreds of millions of dollars in payoffs to doctors. Eli Lilly, founded in Indiana, makes billions of dollars every year off the sale of their patented drugs, which according to their television ads will cure whatever ails you. The company, which was originally founded by a chemist in the late 19th century now has offices in 18 countries, and its products are sold in 125 countries, with revenues exceeding $20 billion annually. Most of the drugs Eli Lilly sells are available in other countries for much less than it is here in the United States. The pharmaceutical industry claims the reason is that the health care systems of other countries demand affordable medication, and they need somebody somewhere (the U.S.) to foot the research bill, so they can get the next patents lined up before others expire. Not only are we footing the bill, we have to deal with how the pharmaceutical machine warps the medical system. Recently it has become standard operating procedure for pharmaceutical giants to pay doctors and other healthcare professionals to promote their drugs. These payments influence doctors into becoming mouthpieces for a share of the drug company's bottom line and dictating which medicines you take.

Latest Avandia Lawsuit Involving Wrongful Death Filed in Texas

Limitations placed on the use of the active ingredient of Avandia (rosiglitazone) by the FDA last fall lead to a number of product liability and wrongful death lawsuits being filed against the drug's manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The latest in these wrongful death lawsuits was recently filed in Texas.

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    The Equal Access to Justice Champions Program was started by the Houston Bar Association in 2006, to help ensure placement of Houston Volunteer Lawyers cases with pro bono volunteers. Originally, firms were tiered according to size, and firms within each tier committed to accept a certain number of pro bono cases from HVL each year for five years.

  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers America | Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz | 2017

    Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

  • Lead Counsel Rated

    In order to earn the Lead Counsel Rating, an attorney must not only demonstrate significant legal experience, but must also receive multiple peer recommendations advocating his or her ability. This is a key component in the screening process.

  • Texas Super Lawyers | Texas Monthly

    Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Texas via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The Texas lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Texas Super Lawyers Top Lists.

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