Robert J. Talaska and his law clerk, Raymond Panneton, are attending the Texas Trial Lawyer Association (TTLA) Pharmaceutical and Medical Devise Seminar to receive the latest updates and information concerning litigation about faulty drugs and medical devises that are affecting patients nationwide. Below is a recap of Day 1.
The event began with a background and update on the prosecution of a pharmaceutical and medical devise cases in the State of Texas by Mike Gallagher and Tommy Fibich. As the years have passed, trying any medical related case has increased in difficulty due to legislative roadblocks. To be successful in this area of litigation, attorneys must be savvy and have great attention to detail. The attorneys employed by drug companies are some of the best in the world, and Plaintiff’s attorneys must be mindful of this fact.
The evening closed out with an update on vaginal mesh litigation by Shelly Hutson, Clayton Clark, Erin Copeland, Tom Pirtle, and Henry Garrard. This area of litigation has boomed; however, high costs and high difficulty have given many attorneys pause to enter into this arena. Mesh litigation is focused on 5 major manufactures, including Johnson and Johnson and Coloplast. These cases are being tried in state and federal courts and are moving through the system relatively quickly. The federal courts have set a deadline for new cases in June, so clients need to contact an attorney before the statue of limitations runs.
The Talaska Law Firm is dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of litigation. Currently, The Talaska Law Firm is engaging in vaginal mesh litigation. If you or a loved one has had vaginal mesh implanted, please contact The Talaska Law Firm today.