May 23, 2017

Justice Delayed

Today was a sad one for justice in the case of Maureen Calisi.     In a 34 page opinion, US District Judge Denise Casper ruled that the testimony of our “warnings” expert, Dr. Michael Hamrell, should be excluded, and that, without it, there was no case to submit to a jury.    “We are disappointed, but will […]

Learned Intermediary – Who Makes the Decision?

In this inaugural blog, we pose the question — “Do you want to cede your right to make informed decisions about your own health to a doctor who might be getting paid by the company whose drug he is prescribing to you?” I spent 7 years, 1 month and 22 days as an Army lawyer.  […]

Chicago Judge Denies Motion For New Trial in Humira Case

August 22, 2013 – Late yesterday, Cook County Illinois Judge William J. Haddad denied Abbott Laboratories’ and Abbvie, Inc.’s motion for a new trial and to set aside the verdict in the case of Tietz v. Abbott.  This case, involving North Dakota woman Delores Tietz and the blockbuster prescription drug Humira, went to trial in May.  The […]