GoldenbergLaw- Providing the Gold Standard of Advocacy

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to shift the landscape of litigation. As more hearings and trials are being conducted virtually, the likelihood of virtual judicial proceedings even after the pandemic has increased. 

As the landscape of litigation continues to evolve, you need a law firm that understands the changing nature of the litigation landscape due to pandemic and one who will fight for you! GoldenbergLaw vigorously advocates for clients nationwide and has been successful despite the adversity brought on by a global pandemic. 

GoldenbergLaw has also had the honor of being appointed to multiple leadership opportunities on Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees and Plaintiff’s Executive Committees in litigations across the country due to our team’s efficiency, effectiveness, experience, and expertise. The leadership appointments involve reviewing millions of documents, taking hundreds of depositions, fighting motions in courtrooms across the United States, and preparing for bellwether trials in multiple MDL litigations. We see every challenge as an opportunity to provide the Gold standard of advocacy our clients deserve. 

GoldenbergLaw Attorneys’ Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) Appointments

Building off of our experience and successes, the attorneys at GoldenbergLaw are now routinely selected for leadership appointments by Federal Judges and attorneys on a variety of national product liability litigations

Senior Partner Stuart Goldenberg’s PSC Appointments: 

  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee: In re Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation; currently serving on discovery committee.
  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee: In re Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation; currently serving on discovery, sales, and marketing committees.
  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee: In re Wright Profemur Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation

Partner Marlene Goldenberg’s PSC Appointments: 

  • Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee (PSC) In Re: Valsartan Products Liability Litigation
  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) In Re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation
  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) In Re: Abilify Products Liability Litigation

Partner Noah Lauricella’s PSC Appointments:

  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) In re: Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Products Liability Litigation
  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) In re: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis or M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis With Kinectiv Technology and Versys Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation

To learn more about what the District of Minnesota’s Chief Judge John Tunheim thinks about the future of virtual trials, click here.

To learn what other jurisdictions throughout the U.S. are thinking about the future of virtual proceedings after the pandemic, click here

How GoldenbergLaw Can Help

Our team at GoldenbergLaw has over 35 years of experience providing the Gold standard of advocacy to our clients. In the constantly evolving legal landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you need a law firm who has the knowledge, experience, and compassion to help you navigate the process. Contact GoldenbergLaw today for a free consultation and leave the sleepless nights to us!

Partner Noah Lauricella Appointed to PSC in Zimmer M/L Taper Hip MDL

GoldenbergLaw Partner Noah Lauricella has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) in the Zimmer M/L Taper hip multidistrict litigation (MDL). The appointment proposal was signed by Judge Paul A. Crotty on March 2, 2021 for the U.S. District Court’s Southern District of New York.

Partner Noah Lauricella

About Noah Lauricella

Noah Lauricella has extensive experience in providing the Gold standard of advocacy for clients and has been with GoldenbergLaw since 2014. His experience in dangerous medical devices and defective drugs and supplements includes Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft, ASR Hip Implants, Infant Tylenol, Risperdal, Topamax, Rolaids, DePuy Attune knee implants, surgical staplers, Stockert 3T heater cooler devices, Granuflo, Naturalyte, Tasigna, and Bair Hugger warming devices. His product liability expertise includes talcum powder, asbestos-containing products, lead poisoning, forklifts, scissor lifts, garage doors, and contaminated food. Noah also works on automobile and truck collisions in addition to construction accidents.

Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis and Versys Femoral Heads

Zimmer M/L Taper and Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology hip implants are designed to precisely fit patients through several components including a neck piece, femoral stem, and artificial head. The neck piece and the femoral stem are placed inside the patient’s femur. The neck piece is connected to an artificial head. Unfortunately, the connection point between the pieces of the artificial hip can cause complications due to the parts being made of metal. The subsequent device failure can be due to corrosion and metal wear at the neck-stem intersection requiring a revision surgery. 

The Zimmer lawsuits involving the M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis, the M/L Taper Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology and the Versys Hip System Femoral Head were combined into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in October 2018. The MDL is venued in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York under Judge Paul A. Crotty.

Contact Us

GoldenbergLaw is currently investigating Zimmer M/L Taper cases and other defective hip replacement cases. If you or a loved one has been harmed after a defective hip replacement, contact GoldenbergLaw today. 

Johnson & Johnson Puts Money Aside for Talc Verdict

In a securities filing in February 2021, Johnson & Johnson announced that it had set aside nearly $4 billion in litigation expenses in 2020 “primarily associated with talc-related reserves and certain settlements.” There are more than 25,000 talcum powder lawsuits nationwide based on claims that talcum powder products caused their ovarian cancer. The majority of the talcum powder lawsuits are pending in the multidistrict litigation in the New Jersey federal court. However, there are also state court cases ongoing in New Jersey, Missouri, and California. 

This information comes to light after a $4.7 billion verdict (later reduced to $2.1 billion) was awarded to 22 women who alleged that Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder caused their ovarian cancer. 

The 2018 $4.7 billion verdict was cut by the Missouri Court of Appeals in June 2020 because the Court held the conduct of Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary could not be imputed to Johnson & Johnson as a whole. However, the Missouri Appeals Court refused to completely overturn the verdict because the trial evidence demonstrated that Johnson & Johnson’s conduct “was outrageous.” 

Johnson & Johnson is currently appealing the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court asking for the verdict to be thrown out entirely. 

Despite pulling talc-based products from the U.S. and Canadian markets in May 2020 due to a decline in consumer demand and “misinformation” about the safety of the products, Johnson & Johnson still contends that their talc products are safe.

What Does This Mean?

This news does not mean that there is a settlement for the talcum powder litigation; however, it does mean that Johnson & Johnson has been putting money aside in anticipation of potentially resolving cases.

How GoldenbergLaw Can Help

If you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products, contact the Minnesota Talcum Powder Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw today for a free consultation. We have provided the Gold standard of advocacy for more than thirty years, and you can leave the sleepless nights to us!