A pharmacy company has come under fire after a long-standing cancer medication’s price increased by 1,500 percent in the last four years. The drug, originally known as CeeNU, has no generic alternative and was originally priced at $50 a pill. The price increase comes after a change in ownership. The original owner sold the medication […]
A new study has found that opioid addiction may start in the family medicine cabinet. According to research conducted by a postgraduate fellow of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, while the 1% risk is small, taken in context with the number of opioids that are increasingly being prescribed across the nation, you’ve got a […]
Opioid addiction has been on the rise in America. From 2010-2016, insurance companies reported that the number of patients addicted to opioids increased by 493%. With such a mind-blowing increase, it’s unfortunate that a good number of addicts will not receive appropriate treatment for their addiction, which in some cases has led to loss of […]
On April 20 , 2010 perhaps one of the most catastrophic events in offshore drilling occurred. The DEEPWATER HORIZON a vessel operated by Transocean for deep sea drilling violently exploded leaving 11 men dead, over 100 injured and causing one of the largest manmade disasters. Scott Bickford was privileged to represent one of the widows […]
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards discussed the value of legal training, along with current challenges facing the state, with a standing-room-only audience at Tulane Law School on Oct. 26. A lawyer who started his career in his family’s small-town practice, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards told Tulane Law School students that he has called on his legal […]
Martzell Bickford & Centola is currently screening Taxotere (docetaxel) cases. Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug used to treat breast cancer, has been linked to permanent hair loss. Approximately 9 percent of breast cancer survivors who took Taxotere have suffered alopecia for a decade or more. Sanofi, the manufacturer of Taxotere, has been alleged to have known of […]
Martzell, Bickford & Centola, along with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson and the Gould Law Firm, filed a class action lawsuit against the Louisiana Department of Revenue for the failure to pay solar credits to over a thousand Louisiana residents who qualified for the tax credit. Before June 2015, thousands of Louisiana […]
On Tuesday, September 22, Volkswagen admitted it had rigged software on 11 million of its diesel cars around the world so that they would pass emissions tests when in fact they were actually spewing up to 40 times the legal limit of nitrogen oxide (smog) into the atmosphere.
Martzell, Bickford & Centola client, Plaquemines Parish, to ask the court to set its matter for trial.