An estimated 10 million Americans are taking Darvocet, Darvon and other medications today for their pain. Darvon and Darvocet were removed from the US market after a safety study showed heart risk. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Frank Woodson, from the Montgomery, Alabama firm of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., to take a look at the effects of Darvon and Darvocet, the FDA’s role and the litigation that will follow. Larry and Frank discuss how the FDA has changed under the new Obama administration, what to do if you are experiencing side effects from these drugs and if we will see an increase in lawsuits involving Darvon/Darvocet in 2011.
Recently a young woman, Mareena Silva, was mistakenly given the wrong medication intended for another customer, Maria Silva, at a Safeway pharmacy in Colorado. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Chad Cook, a member of the Mass Torts Section at Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. and Dr. Shannon J. Johnson, a pharmacist with PharmDmand, a private pharmacy-consulting firm, to take a look at this incident and pharmacy errors. They talk about the legal issues pharmacies can face due to prescription errors and pharmacy misfills, get a pharmacist’s perspective and discuss how these errors can be prevented.
From roof collapse to slip and falls to property damage, the recent snowstorms across the country have created a variety of problems. Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney David W. White, founding member of the law firm Breakstone, White & Gluck, PC and Attorney James T. Scamby, partner in the law firm of Tucker, Heifetz & Saltzman, LLP, to discuss the legal risks associated with snow and ice and who is responsible for slips, falls and injuries after a storm. They spotlight the Papadopoulos v. Target Corp case, the Massachusetts court ruling which raised the legal risk for property owners who don’t shovel their snow and the responsibility of the property owner or manager.
Law School Exams – First Year Skills – Suffolk University Law School Professor Elbert Robertson shares an overview of the legal methods instruction he shares with students in his first yer Torts class. In addition to Torts, Professor Robertson teaches Anti-Trust law at Suffolk.
When the issue of medical liability reform came up in President Obama’s speech on Health Care reform in front of Congress, it was met with boos from Democrats and a standing ovation from Republicans. Co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome medical malpractice reform expert, Professor Stephan Landsman the Robert A. Clifford Chair in Tort Law and Social Policy from DePaul University College of Law and Darren McKinney Director of Communications from the American Tort Reform Association to look at both sides of medical liability reform as the debate plays out for trial attorneys and the medical profession.
Why should the details of most legal settlements in tort cases be strictly confidential? Some think the details should be made public. Its a controversial topic for many. Join Ringler Radio hosts Larry Cohen from Boston and Tony Robinson from Seattle, both of Ringler Associates with guests who are experts on the topic. Please welcome Attorney Paul Stritmatter from the law offices of Stritmatter, Kesler, Whelan, Withey and Colluccio in Seattle. He’s been a key figure in many multi-million dollar product liability and negligence lawsuits and settlements. Also welcome Law Professor Louis Wolcher from the University of Washington School of Law. He’s been teaching law for 20 years and prior to his teaching career, Wolcher was a partner at the law firm of Petitt and Martin in San Francisco. This show was produced at the ATLA convention in Seattle.