The Elmiron Litigation seeks to carry Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Prescribed drugs answerable for failing to warn the general public that taking the prescription drug Elmiron may result in a extreme eye illness referred to as maculopathy. Since 1996, tens of millions of customers have been prescribed Elmiron as therapy for a painful bladder situation generally known as interstitial cystitis (IC). Nevertheless, proof displays that taking Elmiron results in undisclosed issues, reminiscent of blurred imaginative and prescient, darkish spots, bother focusing, and even blindness.
On January 22, 2021 the Honorable Brian R. Martinotti, United States District Court docket Choose for america District Court docket, District of New Jersey named the plaintiff’s management committee, choosing Ms. Hilliard as considered one of a handful of extremely expert authorized counsel to advance the litigation in an “environment friendly and simply method.”
Ms. Hilliard famous, “As I undertake my first PSC appointment, I’m grateful to Choose Martinotti for the chance to assist conduct this necessary litigation. The management slate is refreshingly numerous and, as a Hispanic girl, I’m inspired by the motion to offer broader entry to MDL management alternatives. Elmiron is flawed and unreasonably harmful, leading to everlasting imaginative and prescient loss for 1000’s of customers. I sit up for working with the management group to aggressively pursue this litigation.”
Ms. Hilliard has an in depth background as a high litigator. After graduating from St. Mary’s Legislation Faculty in 1999, she spent ten years as a litigation protection legal professional and have become the primary feminine, Hispanic associate of one of the largest litigation defense firms in South Texas on the age of 30. She later joined the internationally acknowledged plaintiffs’ regulation agency, Hillard Martinez Gonzales LLP, as its first feminine associate.
Ms. Hilliard additionally serves as a Commissioner for the Port of Corpus Christi, solely the fifth girl to serve on this position in its 100-year historical past. She is Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees for St. Edward’s College in Austin, Texas and a member of the St. Mary’s College Faculty of Legislation Board of Guests. Ms. Hilliard is actively concerned in her group, serving on the boards of a number of native organizations. Along with sustaining a busy authorized profession and juggling her in depth civic involvement, Ms. Hilliard additionally spends a major period of time managing a really energetic family of seven youngsters.
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Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP (HMG) makes a speciality of mass torts, private harm, product legal responsibility, industrial and enterprise litigation, and wrongful loss of life. HMG has been efficiently representing shoppers in america and Mexico since 1986. Our skilled, tenacious authorized group has earned a nationwide and worldwide popularity for taking over giant, highly effective, rich corporations and bringing them to justice for inflicting private harm or wrongful loss of life. Bob Hilliard obtained the Largest Verdict within the nation in 2012 and the #1 verdict in Texas.
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