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Scott Barber

Product Liabilty: FDA Requires New Warning For Avandia

The FDA has required GlaxoSmithKline to place a “black box” warning on its Diabetes drug, Avandia. The warning requirement is based upon 42 studies which show an increased risk of heart attack or chest pain associated with the use of Avandia. A May 21 report in the New England Journal of Medicine linked Avandia to a 43 percent increased risk of heart attacks. Avandia was the world’s…

Randy Walton

City of Encinitas, School District Sued for Wrongful Death

The family of a San Dieguito Academy teenager who died after being hit by a fellow student’s car has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Vista Superior Court. Named in the lawsuit are the City of Encinitas, San Dieguito Academy, San Dieguito Union High School and the State Department of Transportation. The driver of the vehicle and his father were also named.The lawsuit alleges that the district…

Randy Walton

Three Die in Fiery Truck Accident

A fiery truck accident on Interstate 5 killed three people and injured at least ten last Friday evening. The chain-reaction accident occurred on southbound lanes near Santa Clarita, closing the southbound lanes.The Los Angeles Times reported that the accident occurred inside a southbound tunnel that is used primarily by big-rig truckers and caused a fire that was so intense that firefighters…

Shannon Weidemann

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Madison Nightclub

A man was killed in a nightclub in Madison County in 2006. He was shot by another patron and his estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the nightclub Club Xcursion. The lawsuit alleges the nightclub did nothing to stop dangerous people from entering the nightclub. Maple’s estate claims the club is negligent for failing to prohibit John Doe from entering the building, failing to provide…