All Posts By Priyanka Kasnavia

4.69 Billion Dollar Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson Upheld

A St. Louis judge has upheld a talcum powder verdict of about $4.7 billion against Johnson & Johnson. The talcum powder manufacturer filed motions for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, new trial and new trial on damages following the July 13 verdict. This verdict was... Read More >

Valsartan Recall News

Since July 2018, the FDA has been investigating negative side effects associated with pharmaceuticals containing the active ingredient valsartan. Their investigation began with a voluntary recall which was issued in response to the finding of the carcinogen... Read More >

Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Update

Ongoing Proton Pump Inhibitor Litigation In June 2018, the plaintiff’s counsel for the ongoing Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) MDL No. 2789 tolled the statute of limitations, give them more time to investigate the factual basis of PPI kidney injury claims. The details of the... Read More >

Zostavax Manufacturer Faces Litigation Over Shingles Vaccine

In July 2018, Zostavax manufacturer, Merck & Co., Merck Sharp & Dhome Corp., and McKesson Corp., were named in a lawsuit filed by 100 individuals in a Superior Court of New Jersey. The plaintiffs in this lawsuit are alleging that the manufacturer acted negligently when... Read More >

Houston Vulnerable Road User Ordinance

Vulnerable Road Users in Houston According to a preliminary report conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were nearly 6,000 pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017. Unfortunately, car accidents involving pedestrians seem to be more common;... Read More >

Houston Provides Free Towing Services on Certain Freeways

What is the Gulf Coast Regional Tow and Go Program? The Gulf Coast Regional Tow and Go Program is a program that provides free towing services to motorists who are stranded on Houston freeways that have camera coverage on the roadway. The initiative came from Houston-Galveston... Read More >

4.69 Billion Dollar Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson

Last Thursday, a St. Louis Circuit Court jury unanimously held talcum powder manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer, responsible for selling products containing asbestos and giving cancer to 22 women. This resulted in a $4.69 billion verdict,... Read More >

Two DUI Injury Cases Trigger Bombshells Lawsuits

In February, Marvin Drake III died after slamming his motorcycle into the rear end of another vehicle at a high rate of speed. In May, Houston Police Department (HPD) Officer Chayne Brothers was hit by a car while on duty, suffering two broken wrists. At first glance, these two... Read More >

2nd Place, Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Excellence in Ethics

By: Sarah Harris From my perspective, providing free legal services to those who cannot afford it is a way of helping others by giving back to the community and investing in it. It helps to protect those who are most vulnerable in our society from being taken advantage of or... Read More >