Firm News: Jan. 2016: Page 2

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Litigation Conference for Attorneys

Robin Greenwald will be chairing at HarrisMartin’s Porter Ranch Gas Leak Litigation Conference on January 19 in Santa Monica, California. She will present an overview of the litigation, touching on how the gas leak happened, which areas are affected by the leak, who should be held responsible and how the cases will be coordinated. Erin…

Taking Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics May Result in Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm

When physicians prescribe antibiotics to patients, they don’t expect their patients to develop a problem with their aorta. However, patients taking the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics may do just that, based on elevated risk estimates found in two studies recently published in medical journals. W&L is now accepting clients who have suffered aortic dissection or…

W&L Helping Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Victims of PFOA Contaminated Groundwater

Weitz & Luxenberg is investigating bringing a lawsuit against one or more companies believed responsible for certain cancers and other illnesses affecting residents of Hoosick Falls, New York, where the residents have unwittingly been drinking water contaminated with PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), the nationally known personal injury and mass tort law firm today announced. W&L has…

W&L Applauds FDA Safety Concerns for Surgical Mesh in Vaginal Repair

On January 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strengthened requirements governing surgical mesh for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). W&L hails this action as vital to addressing safety risks posed by transvaginal mesh devices. “Previously, transvaginal mesh products were classified as Class II moderate-risk medical devices, but the FDA has…