San Antonio, Texas (July 17, 2013) A late stage trial for the Hoffmann-La Roche (Roche) experimental Type 2 Diabetes drug Aleglitazar was halted after an independent review board reportedly determined the drug could cause kidney and heart problems in patients and that the drug's benefits did not outweigh risks.
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is currently screening cases from all over the country related to the Aleglitazar AleCardio clinical trials.
According to a statement by Roche released on July 10, 2013, the Phase 3 clinical trial, known as the AleCardio trial, was halted on recommendation from the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB). According to a statement released by Roche, the board reportedly cited “safety signals and lack of efficacy.”
According to comments made by study chair Dr. Michael Lincoff (published in the New York Times  on July 10, 2013) and a statement by Roche spokesman Alexander Klauser (published in Businessweek  on July 10, 2013), injuries of concern include:
- Bone fractures
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Kidney damage
- Heart failure
Clinicaltrials.gov  states that the AleCardio trial involved 7,000 individuals worldwide, with trial locations in numerous countries including the United States. AleCardio trials took place at medical facilities in a number of U.S. states including:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
If you or a loved one participated in the AleCardio trial and suffered injuries, you are encouraged to contact an attorney immediately. Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys are available 24/7, night and day, at 1-888-956-8000 or thomasjhenrylaw.com.
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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (July 17, 2013) Several families affected by a recent explosion in Corpus Christi, Texas, have been granted an injunction against the City of Corpus Christi while their attorneys investigate its cause. The families are represented by Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys. Click here to view a Q & A session with attorney Michael Henry regarding the Holmes Street explosion.
On July 16, 2013, five individuals, all injured following the early morning blast on July 12 in Corpus Christi, requested that a Nueces County court prevent the City of Corpus Christi from destroying any evidence regarding the root cause of the explosion. The Court, in granting the injunction, ordered that the City of Corpus Christi preserve all evidence including meter inspections, inspections of the gas lines, witness statements and photographs, and investigatory materials concerning the explosion. In addition, the court ordered that the families that filed for the injunctive relief will be able to observe the investigative work currently being conducted by Corpus Christi Fire Marshall.
In seeking the restraining order, Thomas J. Henry, lead attorney for the families, stated “ultimately, we want to get to the bottom of what happened and find out why these victims’ lives have been turned upside down.”
Mr. Henry lauded the court’s responsiveness to the needs of the families, adding “by the court’s decisive action today, the rights of these individuals and others affected by this explosion can be protected.” In the end, he added, the person who caused the explosion “must be held accountable for the harm caused to these families and others in the vicinity of the blast.”
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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (May 31, 2013) Attorney Thomas J. Henry has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a top trial attorney. I believe attorneys should not be afraid to get into the courtroom and in front of the jury to fight for their clients,” Thomas J. Henry.
Thomas J. Henry is the founder of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, a national trial firm with offices throughout Texas. The firm handles all aspects of personal injury, business litigation, and consumer protection law and is involved in litigation in cities throughout the United States.
Thomas J. Henry is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been recognized by the National Law Journal for achieving some of the largest jury verdicts in the nation. Most recently, Mr. Henry secured a $25 million jury verdict on behalf of a client injured in a workplace accident. Earlier this year, the firm won $5.4 million on behalf of a client injured in a company vehicle accident. The individual, 67 years old, underwent a level 1 neck fusion and was back at work in 8 weeks.
Last year, Thomas J. Henry achieved a $21 million verdict on behalf of a client injured in a collision with a Coca-Cola company car.
This is just a sampling of the recent verdicts and settlements achieved by the firm, and does not reflect the millions recovered in confidential settlement agreements.
National Trial Lawyers (NTL) is an invitation-only national legal organization. NTL releases their ‘Top 100’ list annually. According to NTL, “the list is comprised of the most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as civil plaintiff…trial lawyers.”
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