It’s about time! Congratulations to the well deserved women in the Ethicon Inc’s (a unit of Johnson & Johnson)Power Morcellator MDL. Our firm just represented one of these clients in the medical malpractice suit in NY, in which the client died. Bravo to U.S. District Judge Kathy Vratil of Kansas for speaking loudly about “best practices” in MDL’s.
The leadership of Paul Pennock and Aimee Wagstaff should be commended. The women members of the PSC are Anne Andrews of Andrews Thornton, Sindhu Daniel of Baron & Budd, Yvonne Flaherty of Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Elizabeth Graham of Grant Eisenhofer, Andrea Hirsch of Herman Gerel, Rebecca King of Tracy & Fox, Megan Mckenzie of Robins Kaplan, Stephanie O’connor of Douglas and London, Meghan Quinlivan of Burg Simpson, and Carmen Scott of Motley Rice.
Power Morcellators are a medical device used to remove fibroids or the entire uterus during a hysterectomy. Ethicon and J&J had these devices removed from stock after the US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety advisory due to the potential increase in cancer risks.
Although creating change in the practice of law can sometimes seem like a sea of unchanging currents, the effects of grass root collaboration and networking inspired by and captured in the WEM(womenenmass.com), conference cannot be understated.
A West Point graduate where he served as captain and military aviator, John Bair continues his commitment to our country through his efforts within the settlement planning industry. He has represented families of victims lost in the Flight 3407 crash, offered pro bono services to the families of 9/11 victims and drafted the first consumer protection bill for plaintiffs (H.R. 3699).