Month: November 2017

Vaccine Injury

In an attempt to prevent shingles, some patients may have unintentionally contracted the virus from their shingles vaccination. Zostavax, until recently the only approved shingles vaccine in the U.S., may cause serious injuries, including shingles, blindness, and even death. Injured patients have been filing lawsuits against Zostavax’s manufacturer, Merck, and its new owner, Bayer, for […]

Drug Injuries

In late July 2017, Daiichi Sankyo agreed to pay up to $300 million in more than 2,000 U.S. cases surrounding the Japanese drugmaker’s failure to warn that its blood pressure medication, Benicar, can cause gastrointestinal (GI) illness. The first of these lawsuits was filed in early 2014, shortly after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

Distracted Driving

As of September 1, 2017, Texas motorists are now subject to a new set of rules on texting and driving. The Offense Texas House Bill 62 created consequences for drivers who read, write, or send an electronic message from a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. The Defense There are many defenses […]