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Chris Coffin Appointed to Bair Hugger Litigation Executive Leadership Committee

The federal judge overseeing the Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Device Multidistrict Litigation in Minnesota appointed the Plaintiffs' Leadership today.  In her order appointing leadership, Judge Joan N. Ericksen named Co-Lead Counsel, an Executive Committee and a Plaintiffs' Steering Committee to litigate the Bair Hugger cases on behalf of all Plaintiffs whose cases have been consolidated in the MDL.  The Judge included PBC partner, Chris Coffin, in her selections, appointing Mr. Coffin as a member of the Executive Committee.    

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Evan Fontenot has joined the Firm as an Associate Attorney

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.

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Chris Coffin Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in Taxotere Federal Litigation

Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. is proud to announce Chris Coffin's appointment to a top leadership position on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Taxotere multi-district litigation. As Co-Lead Counsel in the national litigation, Chris will be responsible for managing the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee which has been tasked with coordinating the efforts of all Taxotere permanent hair loss cases for plaintiffs across the U.S.

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Courtney L. Stidham Joins PBC as an Associate in its New Orleans Office

Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. takes pleasure in announcing that Courtney L. Stidham has recently joined the firm as an associate in its New Orleans office.

Courtney practices in multiple areas of civil litigation, including class actions, mass torts, products liability, and personal injury. Before joining PBC, Courtney represented clients in the areas of consumer fraud, toxic torts, environmental issues, contract disputes, and class action litigation.

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Taxotere Lawsuit Update

The lawyers at Pendley, Baudin and Coffin LLP are representing women across the country who have suffered severe permanent hair loss (alopecia) as a result of taking Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug used to treat multiple forms of cancer.  Each Taxotere hair loss case will be given the individual care and attention that it deserves and will not be pursued as part of a class action lawsuit.  

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Chris Coffin Presents on Taxotere Litigation at Prestigious National Conference

 

PBC's Chris Coffin is part of a panel of attorneys that will present on the current state of Taxotere litigation at the 2016 Mass Torts Made Perfect conference.

PBC recently filed one of the first Taxotere lawsuits in the nation, alleging it causes permanent hair loss in some women who were treated with the drug while undergoing chemotherapy.

The lawsuit contends that the manufacturer of Taxotere, Sanofi-Aventis, did not warn patients and physicians properly of the risks associated with taking the drug and permanent alopecia.

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Pendley, Baudin & Coffin files Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuit in Illinois Federal Court

 

On behalf of the firm's client, Erma Spann, PBC lawyers filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Taxotere in Illinois Federal Court today.  The complaint alleges that Ms. Spann received Taxotere as part of her treatment for breast cancer in 2005.  Following her Taxotere treatment, Ms. Spann experienced permanent disfiguring hair loss.  Ms. Spann alleges that, despite the fact that the manufacturer of Taxotere was aware of the serious risk of permanent hair loss from Taxotere use, she and her doctors were never warned of the risk.