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A $33.5 million jury award won by My Advocates lawyers for an eight-year-old Tennessee boy who developed cerebral palsy as the result of a birth injury is among the top 100 verdicts of 2013, the National Law Journal announced today. Partner Stephen Offutt was lead attorney in the case, along with partners Kenneth Suggs and […]

Plaintiffs’ attorneys in Maryland have launched an initiative to help lower the death and injury toll involving distracted teen drivers, announced Elisha Hawk, attorney with Janet, Jenner & Suggs and Parliamentarian and Chair of the New Lawyers Section for Maryland Association of Justice, the organization that is spearheading the effort in Maryland. Hawk said lawyers […]

Details have emerged from the investigation of Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital, accused of secretly photographing and videotaping his patients. The firm’s managing partner, Howard Janet, is vice chairman of the plaintiffs steering committee negotiating settlements on behalf of Dr. Levy’s patients. By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun (8:09 p.m. […]

Kim Dougherty, who manages the Boston office of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, has recently racked up state and national recognition, been appointed to legal posts, and has also co-authored an article featured in the national legal publication Trial. Dougherty was elected president-elect of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association on March 20. She will take over […]

Firm attorneys have filed lawsuits on behalf of two Kansas women who took Lipitor to reduce their cholesterol levels and later developed diabetes. In separate filings, Alice Beems of Topeka (Case no. 2:14-cv-2088), and Nora Hammerschmidt of Plainville  (Case no. 2:14-cv-2089) claim that pharmaceutical company Pfizer failed to warn doctors and their patients that Lipitor, […]

A South Carolina judge has refused to dismiss the state’s suit against Cephalon Inc. over its allegedly illegal off-label marketing practices, finding that the statute of limitations does not apply when knowledge of the wrongdoing is under seal in a parallel false claims suit.

Lipitor lawsuits filed in federal courts on behalf of people who allegedly developed type 2 diabetes after taking Pfizer’s cholesterol-lowering statin, also called atorvastatin, have been consolidated in the District of South Carolina.

If you were a patient or treated by Dr. Levy while he was employed by Johns Hopkins between April 26, 1988 and February 8, 2013 you are a member of a mandatory class action lawsuit. You must register to receive any money if a settlement is reached. Find out how.

Howard Janet, of Janet, Jenner & Suggs law firm, is significantly involved in class action settlement negotiations on behalf of more than 12,000 women who were patients of Baltimore gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy. Janet is serving as vice-chair of the steering committee overseeing negotiations with Johns Hopkins Hospital, which employed Dr. Levy.

Suggs, a principal in the firm of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, has been a tireless champion of consumer legal rights for nearly 40 years. Known for his advocacy in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability and business litigation, he has been recognized consistently as one of the nation’s finest trial lawyers.