Products Liability Cases

PHARMACEUTICAL
Summary: Our client was the widow of a gentleman who was prescribed Propulsid manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutica for treatment of esophageal reflux. After taking the prescription medication for only eight days, our client's husband suffered a terminal cardiac arrhythmia. Fourteen months after the death of our client's husband, the defendant pharmaceutical companies ordered the medication to be discontinued.

This case settled prior to trial for a confidential amount.

AUTOMOTIVE
Summary: Our clients were the parents of a twelve-year-old boy. The young man entered the trunk his parent's rental car through a fold-down rear seat. The rear-seat re-latched trapping the young man in the vehicle's trunk on a hot Oklahoma day in August. The vehicle did not contain an internal trunk release resulting in our clients' son suffering terminal hyperthermia. Presently all newly manufactured vehicles are required to possess an internal trunk release.

This case settled prior to trial for a confidential amount.

AUTOMOTIVE
Summary: Our client was the grandmother of a six-year-old boy and four-year-old girl. The children became trapped in the trunk of their mother's car when the lid inadvertently closed while the children were playing. The children became trapped in the trunk on a hot Texas Summer day. The vehicle did not contain an internal trunk release resulting in the children's death due to terminal hyperthermia. Presently all newly manufactured vehicles are required to possess an internal trunk release.

This case settled prior to trial for a confidential amount.

AUTOMOTIVE - Moody v. Ford Motor Co.
Summary: Our clients were the parents of a young man who died in a single-vehicle rollover. The roof of the SUV collapsed into the passenger compartment pushing the young man's head into his chest and trapping in that position. This position prevented the young man from being able to breathe resulting in his death due to positional asphyxiation.

This case was tried to a jury who found that the SUV's roof was defective and unreasonably dangerous and awarded our clients $15 million in damages.

UNSAFE MEDICAL DEVICES
Summary: Our clients were implanted with artificial hips. The implanted hips contained a chemical compound which prevented their adhesion to bone prompting the need for corrective surgeries and re-implantation with other artificial hips.

These cases settled prior to trial for confidential amount.