An estimated 10 million Americans are taking Darvocet, Darvon and other medications today for their pain. Darvon and Darvocet were removed from the US market after a safety study showed heart risk. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Frank Woodson, from the Montgomery, Alabama firm of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., to take a look at the effects of Darvon and Darvocet, the FDA’s role and the litigation that will follow. Larry and Frank discuss how the FDA has changed under the new Obama administration,  what to do if you are experiencing side effects from these drugs and if we will see an increase in lawsuits involving Darvon/Darvocet in 2011.

Why should the details of most legal settlements in tort cases be strictly confidential? Some think the details should be made public. Its a controversial topic for many. Join Ringler Radio hosts Larry Cohen from Boston and Tony Robinson from Seattle, both of Ringler with guests who are experts on the topic. Please welcome Attorney Paul Stritmatter from the law offices of Stritmatter, Kesler, Whelan, Withey and Colluccio in Seattle. He’s been a key figure in many multi-million dollar product liability and negligence lawsuits and settlements. Also welcome Law Professor Louis Wolcher from the University of Washington School of Law. He’s been teaching law for 20 years and prior to his teaching career, Wolcher was a partner at the law firm of Petitt and Martin in San Francisco. This show was produced at the ATLA convention in Seattle.