Category: Personal Injury

New Mexico Dangerous Drugs – Wyeth v. Levine Should Apply To Generic Drugs

In a victory for consumers, last Friday the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the lower court that individuals may sue generic drug makers in state court for the “failure to warn” consumers of potentially dangerous side effects from taking their drugs. This decision shadows last March’s Supreme Court decision in Wyeth v. Levine,… read more


Government To Study Effects Of Toxic Burn Pits In Iraq And Afghanistan

Changing his previous stance, Dr. Craig Postlewaite, the U.S. military’s senior health protection official has recently admitted that some “servicemembers might suffer long-term medical problems as a direct result of exposure to smoke and fumes from open-air pits scattered throughout Iraq and Afghanistan.” Further, after repeated denial by the U.S Military of any ill effects… read more


New Mexico Medical Device Law – Passing The MDSA Is Crucial To Patient Safety

The Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 (the “MDSA”) is one of this year’s top pieces of consumer rights legislation. This crucial legislation seeks to protect patients from dangerous and defective medical devices by reversing the effect of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Riegel v. Medtronic. Riegel provides blanket immunity from liability to some medical… read more