You may have heard about the Gardasil vaccine, but you may not have heard about the serious side effects, allegedly affecting some young women. Merck, the company that manufactures the vaccine, the CDC and the FDA all say Gardasil is safe, effective, and important. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, who will discuss this controversy and the litigation swirling around Gardasil with experts, Attorney Tom Girardi, nationally known plaintiff lawyer from the California firm, Girardi & Keese and Erin Brockovich, (yes the real Erin Brockovich from the movie by the same name), President of Brockovich Research & Consulting. They will take a look at the side effects in some cases, Gardasil litigation and focus in on the efforts to educate young women about this controversial vaccine.
In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen sits down with one of the greatest trial lawyers of all time, Attorney Tom Girardi, founding partner of Girardi & Keese in Los Angeles, California. They will discuss how the life of a trial lawyer has changed over the years, Vioxx litigation, jury verdicts and Tom’s love for the law profession.
Just last week, Merck & Co. decided to settle tens of thousands of claims for $4.85 billion from patients who took the powerful painkiller Vioxx. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, as they talk to the experts and take us inside the Vioxx settlement. Lawyer2Lawyer welcomes Attorney Thomas V. Girardi from the law firm of Girardi & Keese and Attorney Leigh O’Dell, member of the Vioxx Litigation Team for the law firm Beasley Allen, as they discuss the Vioxx Settlement, Merck’s strategy, reaction to the settlement and the future of Merck and the drug industry. Don’t miss it.
In an interesting development in Vioxx news, a New Orleans judge ruled that the $50M in compensatory damages were “grossly excessive.” The judge upheld the verdict finding Merck liable in the case, but he said a new trial must be held to decide how much the manufacturer must pay a retired FBI agent who suffered a 2002 heart attack after taking the painkiller for 2½ years. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they turn to our expert attorneys representing Vioxx clients. Coast to Coast welcomes Attorney Tom Girardi of the well-known firm of Girardi Keese in Los Angeles and Attorney Paul Sizemore from the national firm of Beasley Allen located in Montgomery, Alabama.
Coast to Coast, with J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, takes a hard look at the future for VIOXX litigation nationwide, particularly after the recent win for Merck Pharmaceuticals in the New Jersey trial. Very special guests in our discussion are nationally recognized Attorney Tom Girardi of the L-A firm of Girardi-Keese known for taking on goliaths in the past, Attorney Dawn Barrios of the Louisiana firm, Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix – both of whom serve on the Liason Committee for MDL-1657 for VIOXX product liability litigation – and NJ Law Journal reporter, Lisa Brennan who covered the recent NJ VIOXX trial and has spoken to jurors and the lawyers on both sides since the verdict. You can’t miss the opportunity to hear this discussion!