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Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Hearings

By Brittany Mierzwa – Purdue Pharma faces over 600,000 claims in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, in front of the Honorable Judge Robert D. Drain. Approximately 130,000 of these claims are Personal Injury, with a proposed settlement of a collective 700 to 750 Million Dollars. In […]

FDA Urgent Voluntary Recall of Brain Catheter

On January 29th, the FDA revised Penumbra’s Urgent Voluntary Recall of the Jet 7 Catheters with Distal Tip. The FDA has received over 200 reports of adverse reactions to their Medical Device Reporting system (MDRs) including death, serious injury and malfunctions. Serious injuries have been described as vessel damage, hemorrhage, […]

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Remembering Fredric G. Levin

This week we lost our dear friend and colleague, Attorney Fredric G. Levin of Levin Papantonio Rafferty Law Firm, when he succumbed to the ravages of COVID-19 at age 83. He was an award-winning attorney who fought tirelessly against the tobacco industry and other Big Corporation malfeasance, while advocating for […]

Perdue Pharma Family Questioned by Congress

By Lacey Crawford – For nearly four hours Congress questioned two members of the billionaire Sackler family, David Sackler, 40, and his cousin, Dr. Kathe Sackler, 72, both having served on Purdue Pharma’s board for years. Purdue Pharma is the maker of OxyContin, the aggressively promoted painkiller that began America’s […]

Houston Astros Earn History

On November 1st, 2017, the Houston Astros played the 7th game in the final set of the World Series – and won. As Mayor Sylvester Turner said, “We went from 51 inches of rain to a 5 to 1 clincher. WOW it doesn’t get much better than that.” We are […]

Congress Prevents Consumers from Suing Companies Like Equifax

The Senate voted Tuesday night to eradicate a contentious rule that would have allowed Americans to file class-action suits against banks instead of being coerced in many cases into private arbitration. No Democrats or independents favored the move. All but two Republicans — John Kennedy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham […]

RESOURCE CENTER IN LAFAYETTE

By Cindy Nations September 4, 2017, updated December 14, 2021 Acadiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (Acadiana VOAD) is open in Lafayette, Louisiana. The center serves as a resource hub for those affected by weather disasters. Charitable organizations are known to provide hot meals, clothing vouchers, personal care kits, resource […]