Rear-end automobile collision with spinal injuries to neck and back awarded $1.3 million verdict in Hicks v. USAA General Indemnity Company.
Congratulations to Nicholas Rockforte and Evan Fontenot in obtaining a $1.3 million verdict on behalf of a gentlemen who received spinal injuries as a result of an automobile accident. After a four day jury trial, beginning on May 14, 2018, a Pointe Coupee Parish jury unanimously awarded the plaintiff, Ronald Hicks, $1,298,410.00. The case is Ronald Hicks v. USAA General Indemnity Company, et al.
PBC Partner and registered nurse, Chris Coffin, was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in April 2018. He joins other nurse leaders throughout the world who have exhibited exceptional achievements in nursing. There are 530 chapters throughout the United States and worldwide. Sigma supports numerous professional products and services that focus on the core areas of education, leadership, career development, evidence-based nursing, research, and scholarship of members and all nurses who strive to improve the health of the world's people.
Pendley, Baudin & Coffin is proud to announce that Evan Fontenot has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Mr. Fontenot received his law degree from Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he practiced as a student clinician in the Immigration Law Clinic and participated in the Trial Advocacy Program. In 2017 he was awarded the Dean's scholar Award. Mr. Fontenot received his Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in comparative Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Louisiana in October of this year.
On September 26, 2017, Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. filed the first pending federal lawsuit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana concerning a failure of a DePuy Attune knee implant. The plaintiff underwent a subsequent surgery to remove and replace the defective Attune device.
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CAMDEN, NJ, Aug. 1, 2017 – A Japanese pharmaceutical company, Daiichi Sankyo, will pay $300 million to settle thousands of federal and state court lawsuits over its top-selling blood pressure drugs, Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor and Tribenzor, according to an announcement made today by the lead Plaintiffs’ lawyers in U.S. federal district court.
PBC is pursuing litigation against Atlas Roofing Corporation on behalf of people who purchased the company’s defective Chalet roofing shingles.
In a new safety alert, the FDA is warning of a dangerous risk of leg and foot amputations stemming from canagliflozin, the active ingredient in both Invokamet and Invokana, two widely used diabetes drugs. The FDA released the safety alert after reviewing the final results from two different clinical trials that looked at the drugs and their long-lasting effects over a large sample of patients suffering from type 2 diabetes.
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