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Published: October 20th, 2016
October 20, 2016 Bernstein Liebhard LLP is honored to announce that the firm has been recognized by The National Law Journal as one of a select group of “America’s Elite Trial Lawyers” for the third consecutive year.  The firm was selected for its creative and significant work on behalf of...Read More
Published: October 19th, 2016
GlaxoSmithKline has asked a federal court to dismiss fraud claims put forth in hundreds of Zofran birth defects lawsuits now pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. According to, the company asserts that the suits fail to suffi...Read More
Published: October 11th, 2016
The Levaquin attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP continue to actively pursue legal claims involving the side effects allegedly associated with the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. The Firm’s most recent case was filed in late September, on behalf of a Pennsylvania man who experienced an aortic ...Read More
Published: October 7th, 2016
October 7, 2016 Bernstein Liebhard LLP is pleased to announce that seven of the Firm’s attorneys have been named by Super Lawyers to be among the top lawyers in New York State.  Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional ac...Read More
Published: October 4th, 2016
The third bellwether trial involving an all-metal version of DePuy Orthopedics’ Pinnacle Hip Replacement System is now underway in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas. The consolidated trial involves seven Pinnacle hip lawsuits that were filed on behalf of patients who suffered met...Read More
Published: September 27th, 2016
A new study indicates that Risperdal and other antipsychotic medications may increase the risk of pneumonia when they are used to treat patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The publication of the study comes as thousands of plaintiffs pursue Risperdal lawsuits over gynecomastia and other s...Read More
Published: September 20th, 2016
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is now actively filing product liability cases involving the alleged link between proton pump inhibitors and serious kidney complications. On August 26th, the Firm filed a Nexium lawsuit in the U.S. District, Eastern District of New York, on behalf of an Illinois man who al...Read More
Published: September 14th, 2016
The federal multidistrict litigation established last year for Zofran birth defects lawsuits continues to grow, with nearly 300 cases now pending in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. Most recently, a Texas couple submitted a Short-Form Complaint on behalf of two children, includ...Read More
Published: September 6th, 2016
A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has added $6.7 million in delay damages to the $70 million verdict awarded to a Risperdal gynecomastia plaintiff earlier this summer. Meanwhile, the company has lodged an appeal of a $500,000 verdict rendered in an earlier Pennsylvania case, asserting that the...Read More
Published: August 29th, 2016
A new study suggests that children who use Concerta, Ritalin or other ADHD medications containing methylphenidate may be more likely to experience abnormal heart rhythms. While the risk is small, the authors of the report advised doctors to take their findings into account when prescribing the medic...Read More