The attorneys of Pendley, Baudin & Coffin fight to protect the rights of thousands of people like you. Below are some of the cases we have litigated and currently litigating.
Featured Current Cases
Recent studies have established an association between the use of blood pressure medications containing a compound know as olmesartan and the development of serious gastrointestinal issues.
Taxotere™ is a chemotherapy drug used for the treatment of breast cancer. One study the analyzed the effects of Taxotere™ found that up to 9.2% of women treated with the drug experience PERMANENT hair loss.
Our attorneys at Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. have investigatede claims that the Zostavax shingles vaccine, manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Merck, can cause serious injuries or death.
Types of Injuries That Can Be Caused by Zostavax
There are two main types of injuries related to Zostavax: (1) infectious diseases (i.e. shingles) and (2) autoimmune diseases. These injuries can be broken down further into the following:
1. Infectious Diseases (shingles and related complications from shingles)
Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. has filed a lawsuit for their clients against the United States Corps of Engineers for having caused flooding of lands, both inside and outside the Mississippi River Levee system, because of the construction and operation of the Old River Control Structure north of Morganza, Louisiana. This structure has caused increased sedimentation of the riverbed thereby raising the elevation of the water, especially in high water times.
What is the Bair Hugger?
The Bair Hugger is a forced-air warming device, manufactured by 3M. The device itself is made up of two parts: (1) a warming unit and (2) a disposable blanket. First, the disposable blanket is draped to 'hug' the portion of the patient's body which is not undergoing operation. The warming unit is then connected by a flexible hose to the blanket. As the warming unit generates heated air, the air is forced through the flexible hose and into the blanket.
The lawyers of PBC are currently pursuing legal action on behalf of consumers who bought Chalet roofing shingles, manufactured by Atlas Roofing Corporation. The lawsuit says that the company specifically marketed its Chalet shingles as a high-quality, reliable, and affordable roofing product, but reports show that the shingles prematurely blister and crack.
The team at PBC is investigating claims for type 2 diabetes patients who have taken Invokamet or Invokana and are experiencing pain, soreness, and/or infection in their feet or legs, or patients who have already had an amputation of their toe, foot, or leg after use of these drugs.
PBC is currently investigating claims for victims who received breast implants and were later diagnosed with cancer. We are taking cases in response to the FDA’s recent 2017 alert regarding the elevated risk of a type of blood cancer, Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), that is associated with certain types of breast implants.
We are currently evaluating and accepting claims on behalf of patients who are suffering after receiving a Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder replacement. If you or a loved one have experienced an injury after shoulder replacement surgery failure, contact the team at PBC for information about your options. We offer confidential and free consultations with no obligation.
The FDA Recall
We have handled claims on behalf of individuals exposed to the commercial herbicide and weed killer, Roundup, on their farm, home or on the job and who were diagnosed with certain cancers. Roundup, or glyphosate, has been scientifically linked to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and other cancers.
PBC represents employees who have been the victim of unlawful employment practices. Our principal employment litigation attorney, Tracy Turner, has devoted her career to employment law. She and the other employment lawyers are dedicated to fighting for fair employment practices and to ensuring that all workers are properly paid for all hours worked.
We represent employees in all types of employment litigation and disputes, including individual and class actions involving:
Insurance companies are in business to make a profit. Not paying a claim, delaying a claim payment, or offering an inadequate settlement all help to increase their profits at the expense of their policyholders. At Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P., we help our clients receive the benefits they need and are entitled to receive under their cancer insurance policies.
Cancer insurance policyholders who have been paid benefits under a supplemental cancer insurance policy may be entitled to additional compensation.
In this litigation, plaintiffs allege Atlas Roofing Corporation, Inc. manufactured and sold thousands of roofing shingles containing non-rust-resistant metal fragments to consumers Roofing Corporation for use in constructing shingles. The defective shingles rust and deteriorate at a faster rate than reasonably expected causing rust stains on homes and surrounding property.
Thousands of defective roofing shingles containing the manufactured by Atlas were sold throughout Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma for use in commercial and residential buildings.
A Whistleblower or Qui Tam lawsuit allows private citizens to sue on behalf of the government even though the individual has suffered no personal harm, but has information that a company has committed an act of fraud against the United States Government or the government of a particular state.
There are many types of whistleblower cases, the main ones are listed below:
On November 19, Johnson and Johnson announced a settlement of $2.5 billion to resolve the thousands of lawsuits over its recalled hip implants in an accord that may be worth more than $4 billion. There are about 12,000 suits filed in federal and state courts which face Johnson and Johnson and its unit DePuy.
On November 3, 2014 a Settlement Agreement between Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, known as Stryker Orthopaedics and the Court-appointed Plaintiffs' Settlement Committee (court appointed attorneys representing plaintiffs in New Jersey and Federal District Multidistrict litigations) was announced. This agreement will compensate eligible U.S. claimants who have suffered recognizable bodily, physical or personal injuries from surgery to replace their Rejuvenate Hip Stem and ABG II Modular Hip Stem Implant prior to November 3, 2014.
Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. announces that a settlement has been reached between their clients, the Iberville Parish Council and Iberville Parish School Board for financial losses against British Petroleum arising from the April, 2010 oil spill off the Louisiana Coast. Both of these public entities sustained losses in sales tax revenues mainly as a result of substantial diminution in tourist visits to Iberville Parish. The claim of the Iberville Parish Council was resolved for $1,624,485.92. The claim for the Iberville Parish School Board was resolved for $854,099.74. Both of t