Navigation Links
Fort Worth Attorney Dwain Dent Comments on Final Judgment in Case That Left Hundreds of Babies Dead or Injured
Date:6/21/2010

DALLAS, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. District Court Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater has given final approval for a $110 million settlement of a class action lawsuit that left hundreds of premature babies with life threatening medical conditions and killed at least 38 children. Plaintiffs from 33 states and Canada will receive compensation under the settlement.

"It took years of litigation and research to pry relevant information from people trying to hide what happened," said class counsel Dwain Dent, of The Dent Law Firm in Fort Worth. "This was a cover-up of massive proportions but the legal system allowed us to find the truth and make sure the victims of this horrific tragedy received justice."

The supplement, E-Ferol, was marketed in the mid-1980s and was advertised as a way to help avoid blindness in premature babies. Instead, the material used to liquefy the vitamin proved toxic.  "Evidence showed that the company knew it was putting babies in danger and sold the product anyway," said Dent. One in-house memo told pharma executives to "use your ingenuity" to get around the problem.

After the investigation by the Center for Disease Control, the lawyers at The Dent Law Firm found that some hospitals tried to cover up the issue by refusing to tell parents they had administered the drug to their children, forcing a prolonged legal battle.

Defendants in the case included manufacturer Carter-Glogau Laboratories of Glendale, Arizona and distributor O'Neal, Jones & Feldman Pharmaceuticals of Maryland Heights, Missouri.

About The Dent Law Firm

Dwain Dent found The Dent Law Firm in 1990. Dent has been recognized as a Texas Superlawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine and as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association. He is board certified in personal injury trial work by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, the State Bar of Texas and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Fred L. Streck, III, has been recognized as a Texas Superlawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine and as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association Specialization, the State Bar of Texas and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He too has extensive healthcare, pharmaceutical and general tort claim representation.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Dent Law Firm
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Northern Light Surpasses $2 Billion Worth of Research Content Integrated Into SinglePoint Strategic Research Portals
2. MarketsandMarkets: Healthcare Information Technology Systems Market to be Worth $53.8 Billion by 2014
3. MarketsandMarkets: Global Probiotics Market Worth US$32.6 Billion by 2014
4. Service Outsourcing Opportunities in Medical Device Market worth US$26.77 Billion by 2014
5. RBC Life Sciences Ranked as One of the Top 100 Workplaces in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area
6. Fort Worth Surgeon Chosen as Investigator in Clinical Trial for Weight-Loss Device
7. UM Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Approves 18 Collaborative Research Projects, Worth $4.4 Million, Between University Faculty, State Technology Companies
8. Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital Using Bubbles to Help Babies Breathe
9. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery By Attorney General Eric Holder at the AstraZeneca Settlement Announcement
10. Relators Attorneys Comment On AtriCure/DOJ Proposed Settlement
11. Whistleblowers Attorney Says Pfizers Guilty Plea Today Opens New Chapter on Aggressive Enforcement of Pharma Companies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data ... analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the ... analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  Guerbet announced today that it has been named ... . One of 12 suppliers to receive ... support of Premier members through exceptional local customer service ... to lower costs. ... outstanding customer service from Premier," says Massimo Carrara ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to ... , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there ... my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that ... chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent ... special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, ... and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their ... to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... publication Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a ... that “the most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):