Our family is heartbroken we feel Annes absence every day, the statement read. We know that the families of the other five victims grieve for their loved ones and suffer the pain of losing a loved one suddenly and tragically. We also extend our deep concern for Mariya [Pleykan] who is struggling for her life. Pleykan, a middle-aged woman who immigrated to America from Ukraine, remains hospitalized in serious condition. The victim, who is being represented by Kline & Specter attorney Andrew Stern, had to have the bottom half of her body surgically amputated due to the serious nature of the injuries to her legs and hips. Stern, who is suing on behalf of Pleykan, recently told the Pennsylvania Record that because his clients brain is functioning just fine, he plans to depose her as soon as possible so as to have her testimony preserved in a recording in case the worst materializes. Doctors, Stern previously stated, have said that its quite possible that Pleykan could die due to her injuries. Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Mark Bernstein recently granted a motion by Stern to allow Pleykans deposition to move forward, despite the judges earlier ruling staying all civil http://thepersonalinjurydirectory.com/blog/southern-california-personal-injury-attorney-lawyer-directory/ litigation arising from the building collapse due to a parallel criminal investigation.
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Joe Jackson: Michael's father, 84, is on the witness list for the trial and may testify. The Jackson family patriarch, who lives in Las Vegas separately from his wife, has suffered several ministrokes in the last year, which some close to him say have affected him. Prince Jackson: Michael's oldest son is considered a key witness in the Jacksons' case against AEG Live, since he is expected to testify about what his father told him about the concert promoter in the last days of his life. Prince, who turned 16 in February, is becoming more independent -- he now has a driver's license and jobs. Paris Jackson: Michael's daughter, who turned 15 on April 3, is on the list of witnesses and was questioned by AEG Live lawyers for several hours on March 21 about her father's death. Paris is an outspoken teen who often posts messages to her 1 million-plus Twitter followers. Blanket Jackson: Although AEG Live asked the judge to order Blanket, 11, to sit for a deposition, and he is one of the four plaintiffs suing them, Michael's youngest son will not be a witness in the trial.
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All of the drugs work in a similar fashion, stimulate the production of insulin when blood sugar is rising and stopping the pancreas from releasing too much glucagon. Tasler alleges that the makers of the diabetes drugs failed to adequately warn doctors or patients about the potential risk of pancreatic cancer. The complaint seeks damages against Merck, Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co. for failure to warn, designing a defective drug, negligence, breach of warranty, negligent misrepresentation and fraudulent concealment. Diabetes Drug Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuits Byetta (exenatide) was the first member of this class approved by the FDA, introduced by Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly in 2005 as a twice daily injection. Januvia (sitagliptin) was introduced by Merck the following year as an oral medication, and a combination pill containing Januvia and the older diabetes medication metformin was introduced in 2007 under the brand name Janumet.Bydureon is a longer-acting version of Byetta that is injected once weekly, which was introduced early last year. The medications are widely used among individuals with type 2 diabetes, generating billions in annual sales. Januvia and Janumet are among the best selling medications for the global pharmaceutical company Merck, with Janumet sales reaching over $1.3 billion in 2011 and Januvia sales hitting $919 million during the first quarter of 2012 alone. Byetta sales were reported at $710 million in 2010 and were expected to reach $1 billion by 2015. In March, the FDA launched an investigation into the potential pancreatic cancer risk associated with the diabetes drugs . The safety review was initiated after results of a recent study identified pre-cancerous cellular changes in pancreatic tissue taken from individuals treated with incretin mimetics.
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Michael Jackson wrongful death trial nearing end
Jacksons 15-year-old daughter attempted suicide in June and remains in a treatment program. Jackson lawyers seemed to welcome the prospect of AEG Live calling their client as their final witness, considering how jurors reacted when she was on the stand in July. Jurors leaned forward and paid close attention during her two days of testimony as the last witness in their case. Why are you here? Jackson lawyer Brian Panish asked her. Because I want to know what really happened to my son, she said. And thats why I am here. Panish asked Jackson how it made her feel to be asked probing and personal questions about her family by AEG Live lawyer Marvin Putnam. It makes me feel real bad, because my son was a very good person, she said.
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Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Trial: The Week's Key Moments
So he had a lot of pressure on himself from himself." Attorneys for Katherine Jackson claim it was AEG Live that pressured Jackson, allleging that is why he called on Dr. Conrad Murray to administer the anesthetic propofol to help him sleep. The plaintiffs assert that up until this time Jackson was fine. "He was great. He was a little more boisterous than his usual quiet self. He said he was doing beautifully and happily," said Metzger. Yet Metzger testified about making a house call on April 18, 2009, two months before Jackson's death.
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Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial: Defense rests its case
WHAT HAPPENED THIS PAST WEEK _Jackson's mother told jurors she did not believe her son was responsible for his own death and broke down in tears as she described the difficulty of listening to negative characterizations of her son throughout the trial. _Jurors heard from three of Jackson's former medical care providers, who described their treatments of the pop superstar. Nurse anesthetist David Fournier told the jury that he no longer treated Jackson after he stopped a surgery in 2003 in which the singer acted inappropriately during a pre-operation screening. _Fournier told jurors that Jackson had a high tolerance for certain drugs, and that he felt the singer was dishonest by not disclosing that he had an implant that blocked the effects of opiate medications before a surgical procedure. WHAT THE JURY SAW _Katherine Jackson break down in tears as she described the pain she experienced reading and hearing about emails in which corporate lawyers for AEG Live and its parent company described her son as "the freak" and an upcoming meeting with him as "creepy." _Jackson's medical records from emergency room visits after he injured his foot and returned several times to request painkillers. QUOTABLE MOMENTS _"Even though he asked for it, he could have said no," Katherine Jackson said of Murray's treatments of an anesthetic as a sleep aid on her son. _"He wasn't honest with me," Fournier said about Jackson, describing how he learned the singer didn't disclose having an implant that blocked opiate medications before a September 2003 medical procedure. OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM _A judge blocked a spectator who says he inadvertently snapped a photo that included jurors from watching the trial in-person. The judge required William Wagener, who posts trial updates on YouTube and Facebook, to watch the trial via video feed from an overflow room.
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