On November 17, 2009, Wagstaff & Cartmell received an unprecedented abundance of good news for its clients from Missouri appellate courts. In three, separate cases, Wagstaff & Cartmell clients scored victories on appeal, two from the Missouri Supreme Court, and one from the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District. These results highlighted not only Wagstaff […]

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Tom Cartmell and other W&C attorneys played a key role in obtaining a $745 million settlement announced on October 17, 2008, between pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, Inc., and claimants across the United States seeking damages as a result of injuries from taking medications Bextra and Celebrex. W&C represents hundreds of such claimants. Cartmell was one of […]

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Tom Cartmell and other lawyers from the Firm will be on the trial team in two of the first cases set for trial in the national products liability litigation concerning Avandia, a diabetes medication sold by GlaxoSmithKline. Cartmell continues to serve as a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the In re Avandia Marketing, […]

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Erin Brockovich is teaming with W&C lawyers Thomas P. Cartmell, Thomas L. Wagstaff, and Brian Madden in investigating a high incidence of brain tumors in Cameron, Missouri, north of Kansas City. She came to Cameron in October 2008 for an informational meeting at the high school gymnasium. As reported by KMBC-TV, W&C worked with the […]

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Following months of investigation assisted by Erin Brockovich, Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP, along with the Los Angeles firm of Girardi Keese and the Cameron, Missouri firm of Griffin Dietrich Elliott has sued Prime Tanning Corp. and others for negligence and strict liability in connection with the disposal of hazardous waste on Missouri farms near Cameron, […]

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A federal court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recently appointed Tom Cartmell to the national Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the nationwide Avandia litigation, In re: Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1871 (E.D. Pa.). The Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe interviewed Mr. Cartmell in open court regarding his qualifications and subsequently entered an order […]

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Jeff Kuntz recently returned from a multi-week jury trial in Providence, Rhode Island, where he participated in the first jury trial nationally in the In re Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1842 (D.R.I.). Significantly, the jury found that the product was defective, which was a positive development for plaintiffs in this […]

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society nominated Sarah Ruane of Wagstaff & Cartmell as one of 25 local men and women to participate and run for the 2009 Man & Woman of the Year. “We are proud to have Sarah as a 2009 Woman of the Year nominee. Her passion and dedication to the community is […]

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