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Jury Awards $110 Million to Woman in Ovarian Cancer Talcum Powder Lawsuit

A jury in St. Louis, Missouri, ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $110 million to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using its talcum powder based products for feminine hygiene for several years. More than 2,000 women have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson claiming the company failed to warn them about an increased… Continue Reading »

Twelve Cohen & Malad, LLP Attorneys Named to Indiana Super Lawyers List

Cohen & Malad, LLP is pleased to announce that twelve attorneys have been named to the Thomson Reuters Indiana Super Lawyers List. Congratulations to: Irwin B. Levin- Class Action/ Mass Torts, Antitrust Litigation David J. Cutshaw- Class Action/ Mass Torts, Personal Injury – Medical Gregory L. Laker- Personal Injury – Plaintiff: Products Richard E. Shevitz-… Continue Reading »

Six Cohen & Malad, LLP Attorneys Named to Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Cohen & Malad, LLP is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been named to the Thomson Reuters Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. Congratulations to: Vess A. Miller- Class Action/ Mass Torts Lynn A. Toops- Class Action/ Mass Torts TaKeena M. Thompson- Medical Malpractice- Plaintiff Edward B. Mulligan V- Personal Injury – Plaintiff: Products… Continue Reading »

Indiana Court of Appeals Upholds $4 Million Judgment Against Celadon Trucking

The Indiana Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed a trial court judgment awarding $3,302,923.60 plus over $1,000,000 in pre- and post-judgment interest against Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. The judgment is on behalf of a nationwide class of independent owner-operator drivers who entered into an agreement with Celadon between October 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014.  The… Continue Reading »

Court Approves $5.7 Million Class Action Settlement with Sentry Insurance Company

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois recently granted final approval to a $5,718,825 million class action settlement that Cohen & Malad, LLP negotiated with Sentry Insurance Company. The settlement will be paid to Sentry customers who held 6,847 auto policies across 11 states. The class action alleged that Sentry breached… Continue Reading »

Jeff S. Gibson Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Talcum Powder Litigation

The Honorable Freda L. Wolfson has appointed Jeff S. Gibson of Cohen & Malad, LLP to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for In Re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation. This litigation involves complaints from thousands of women who used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower… Continue Reading »

Indianapolis Apartment Complex Faces Lawsuit After Girl Loses Leg to Flesh Eating Bacteria

Indianapolis Child Injury Lawyers Cohen & Malad, LLP filed a lawsuit against a south-side Indianapolis apartment complex on behalf of a 5-year old girl who was seriously injured. The girl’s leg was amputated after doctors performed several surgeries in an attempt to stop an infection of flesh eating bacteria she allegedly contracted via playground outside… Continue Reading »

Best Lawyers® Names Cohen & Malad, LLP to Best Law Firm List

Cohen & Malad, LLP was recognized as a 2017 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers® for Plaintiff Mass Tort / Class Action Litigation and Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation. The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in the metropolitan Indianapolis area for its work in those practice areas. Partner Gregory L. Laker was also named 2017… Continue Reading »

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $70 Million in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

A St. Louis jury awarded $70 million to a woman who used Johnson & Johnson baby powder and Shower to Shower products for decades and developed ovarian cancer. This is the third multi-million dollar verdict against Johnson & Johnson involving claims from women who used its talcum powder products for feminine hygiene and developed ovarian… Continue Reading »

TaKeena M. Thompson Named Partner at Cohen & Malad, LLP

Cohen & Malad, LLP is pleased to announce TaKeena M. Thompson has been named partner. TaKeena focuses her practice on medical malpractice and mass tort litigation. A notable case TaKeena took to trial involved the successful representation of a woman in a claim against a hospital for overprescribing the antibiotic Gentamicin. Her client suffered permanent… Continue Reading »