Improving Lives Nationwide
MASS TORT SETTLEMENTS
Joseph M. Lyon is an experienced and highly rated personal injury and product liability attorney who covers a broad range of civil litigation. and has represented hundreds of individuals in the following national personal injury and product liability settlements:
In Re: Depo Provera
Nationwide Consolidation in Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County. Confidential settlement entered into by Pfizer to resolve claims pending in the New Jersey State coordinated litigation who suffered osteoporosis due to the failure of Pfizer to properly warn them and their physicians of the risk of staying on the shot for more than two years. The settlement followed a black box warning change.
In Re: Vioxx
Nationwide Consolidation in U.S. District Court, E. Dist. of LA. Merck settled the outstanding Vioxx claims for $4.85 billion.
In Re: Trasylol
Nationwide Consolidation in Civil Complex Litigation Center Philadelphia, PA. Bayer resolved certain claims for $60 Million for patients who suffered kidney failure and death as a result of the drug Trasylol.
In Re: Seroquel
Nationwide Consolidation in U.S District Court, M. Dist. of Florida) AstraZeneca resolved thousands of claims for approximately $647 Million regarding claims that the company failed to warn about risks of diabetes and execssive weight gain.
In Re: Bausch & Lomb
Nationwide Consolidation in U.S. District Court, South Carolina, Charleston Division. Bausch & Lomb resolved around 600 cases for $250 Million. The suits arose from allegations that patients suffered severe eye injuries from exposure to the fungal infection Fusarium keratitis while using B&L’s contact solution ReNu with MoistureLoc.
In Re: Sprint Fidelis Leads
Nationwide Consolidation in U.S District Court, Minnesota. Medtronic entered into a global settlement that provided $268 million to plaintiffs who suffered injuries arising from the 2007 global recall of the “Sprint Fidelis” leads. The recall and claims were focused on reports that the leads were unsafe and prone to fracturing after being implanted in the patient.
In Re: Kugel Mesh
In Re: Yaz (Yasmin)
Nationwide Consolidation in New Jersey Superior Court, U.S District Court, Southern District of Illinois, and Philadelphia. Bayer reported in its latest report to stockholders that as of April 15, 2013, the company had settled approximately 5,700 claims for a total of $1.18 billion. The Lyon Firm represents women nationwide who suffered blood clot injuries while taking Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, or Gianvi, and Joseph Lyon’s clients are among those referenced in Bayer’s settlement disclosure.
In Re: Depuy ASR: Metal on Metal Hip Implants
Nationwide Consolidation in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Depuy entered into a global settlement valued at $2.5 Billion to cover an estimated 8,000 patients.
In Re: Biomet MsA Magnum: Metal on Metal Hip Implants
Nationwide Consolidation in U.S District Court, Northern District of Indiana. Biomet entered into a global settlement valued at $56 million to cover a few thousand claims.
NOTABLE SINGLE EVENT SETTLEMENTS
Product Liability: Defective Seat Belt: Brain Injury:
(Mansfield, Ohio) Confidential settlement for catastrophic brain injury arising from defective seat belt. The settlement assisted with reconstructive surgery, comprehensive medical care and special needs education and life skills training. Further provided financial stability for a minor who will face a lifetime of disability.
Product Liability: Defective Lap Belt Restraint: Spinal Cord Injury:
(Pikeville, Kentucky) Confidential settlement for Plaintiff who suffered spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia due to defectively designed seat belt. Four passengers with three point (lap/shoulder) belts walk away from the accident, and the only passenger wearing a 2 point belt (lap only) suffers debilitating spinal cord injury. The settlement assisted with home improvements to assist in daily living.
Product Liability: Wrongful Death: Defective Propane Wall Heater:
(Hillsboro, Ohio) Confidential Settlement for family of elderly man who was catastrophically burnt while using a propane wall heater. The burns resutled in his untimely death. The heater was alleged to allow the flame to come outside the grid area in violation of ANSI standards.
Medical Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose Psuedo Tumor Cerebri.
(Cincinnati, Ohio). Confidential settlement on behalf of young woman who suffered partial blindness due to the delay in diagnosing a common and treatable condition that is associated with several types of medication.
Medical Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose Bowel Obstruction: Wrongful Death:
(Cincinnati, Ohio). Confidential settlement for family due to wrongful death. The emergency room physician failed to recognize the common symptoms associated with bowel obstruction and prescribed a contraindicated medicine of GoLytley. The patient died at home the day of discharge after taking the medication.
Invasion of Privacy: Media False Light:
(Cincinnati, Ohio): Confidential settlement on behalf of young professional women who was falsely portrayed by the local media as being associated with “sexting high school students”. Despite notice of the false light media clip, the local news station continued to run the story with the clip art that falsely linked the Plaintiff to the “sexting” story.
Lead Paint Poisoning:
(Cincinnati, Ohio): The Lyon Firm has obtained several confidential settlements for children who have suffered brain injury due to toxic lead exposure. Landlord had violated local housing codes allowing the residence to become a toxic hazard. The settlements will provide for resources for the Plaintiff to seek specialized education to address ongoing learning disabilities.
$1,700,000: Automotive Dealership Negligence: Failure to Diagnose Defective Suspension: Spinal Cord Injury and Wrongful Death.
(Youngstown, Ohio) provided for more comprehensive medical care, end stage care, and emotional closure for surviving spouse of thirty years.
$1,200,000.00: Construction Site Negligence: Catastrophic leg amputation:
(Trenton, Ohio) settlement in addition to Worker’s Compensation benefit that provided money to assist the family with additional home structural changes for handicap access and provided for loss of income due to permanent disfigurement and disability.
$1,000,000: Auto Accident: Underinsured Motorist: Distracted Driver: Wrongful Death:
(Brown County, Kentucky) provided for tuition costs for the surviving children.
$910,000: Medical Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer:
(Cincinnati, Ohio) Loss of Survival and Wrongful Death settlement provided recovery for family that suffered through a misdiagnosis and extensive treatment and ultimately lost a spouse and a mother. While the settlement cannot bring this wonderful woman back, it helped her family move forward with life’s challenges and symbolized accountability.
$750,000: Auto Repair Negligence: Wrongful Death:
(Hebron, Ohio) Confidential Settlement for widow following dealership neglect in selling a towing camper that exceeded the weight of the known towing vehicle. The excess weight resulted in driver losing control resulting in a severe rollover accident. The driver sustained terminal injuries.
$500,000: Auto Accident: Underinsured Motorist: Wrongful Death:
(Mansfield, Ohio) Assisted family find emotional closure over loss of grandmother and spouse of 40 years. Further provided for additional reconstructive facial surgery for the minor grandchild also injured in the collision
$495,000: Motorcycle Accident:
(Cincinnati, Ohio) Settlement on behalf of motorcycle operator. Injuries included fractures of the calcaneus, talus, medial cuneiform, tarsal bones, and tarsometarsal. Settlement provided funds for future education.
$125,000: Auto Accident: Underinsured Motorist: Post Concussive Syndrome:
(Cincinnati, Ohio) Settlement on behalf of female passenger who suffered post concussive syndrome following high speed collision. Her symptoms persisted for a year and interfered with work performance and daily parenting and home activities.
After two hip replacement surgeries, I was informed that one of the prosthesis was the DuPuy Joint and the other was very similar but manufactured by a different company. After several attempts to contact the manufacturer directly to discuss the claim, I was met with bureaucratic red tape that appeared to be insurmountable. I then turned to Joe Lyon of the Lyon Law Firm who immediately cut through the pro I highly recommend Joe if you are faced with the need for this type of litigation.Tim Ross
I met Joe during what was easily one of the worst times of my life. My husband had been in a serious accident and was a quadriplegic following that accident and remained in one medical facility after another until his death nearly four years later. We had contacted an area attorney who told us we absolutely did not have a case. Then we called a Cleveland firm that took the case and brought in Joe. Joe did so much of the work and became just like family to us. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone and be willing to guarantee that he will do anything and everything possible to get satisfactory results. He is extremely dedicated to his clients and very hard working. Mike and I came to think of him like a son, I still do; if it wasn’t for him I don’t believe our case would have been settled the way it was and may have ended up in a courtroom where the results can go any way.Donna Urchak