3M recently settled a False Claims Act lawsuit with the United States Justice Department for $9 million which alleged that 3M and its predecessor knowingly sold defective combat ready dual ended earplugs to our military between the years of 2003 and 2015. The settlement does not compensate the veterans who have hearing loss or tinnitus caused by the defect. We are handling these claims.

It is estimated that approximately 900,000 veterans have permanent hearing loss and 1.2 million suffer from tinnitus. Laird, Baker & Blackstock appreciates our military fighting for our country and are ready to fight for your rights to compensation for any damages you have suffered.


Wes Laird, David Baker, and Andy Blackstock attended the Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference in Las Vegas for three days in April, 2017.  While there, they received the latest updates on injuries and deaths related to pharmaceutical and medical devices.  If you experience kidney failure, stroke or death and have been a user of Prilosec, Nexium or Protonix, or if you take Invokana, we would like to talk to you.  If you are a farmer or work in landscaping and have used Monsanto's Roundup and have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, we want to talk to you.  If you receive a letter from a hospital that did surgery on you that required open chest, such as open heart, liver, or lung surgery, and the operating room used a 3T machine, you could be infected with micro-bacteria, even if it has been over 5 years, and we would like to talk to you.  There is no charge for a consultation on these matters.

Two Teenagers Killed in Fiery Crash in Russell County

Two teenagers, trapped in a burning car, were killed in a one vehicle accident in Russell County.  Many times, Laird Baker and Blackstock finds that one vehicle accidents and resulting death was to be caused by tire, road, or product defects.  Call for a free evaluation.  This tragic story was reported on WVTM.

Child Birth Defects Linked to Prescription Drug Zofran

Children born after 1997 who have birth defects, such as cleft lip or pallet, or a defective heart condition, as well as other birth defects, along with their parents, may have a lawsuit against drug maker Smith Glaxo Kline if their mother took prescription drug Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy.  Laird, Baker & Blackstock, Attorneys at Law are providing free and confidential evaluations of these cases.  Any case pursued will be handled on a contingency fee basis and you will owe nothing if there is no recovery.

Lower Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer's September 27

Laird Baker & Blackstock helped found the first Lower Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer's in 2012.  Join our team or another, or form your own, but whatever you do, join us for the walk on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Frank Jackson State Park in Opp at 10 a.m. and let's end this disease affecting 5 million Americans today.  Click the link below to walk or donate.

Hyundai Recalls Sonatas

Hyundai is recalling 188,000 Sonatas manufactured between 2011 and 2014 due to safety issues involving the gearshift cable.  Many lives have been saved due to the efforts of trial lawyers in product liability cases through the years leading to improvements in the car industry.  However, this is why we continue to evaluate even one vehicle wrecks involving serious injury or death to determine if defects in the automobile contributed in causing the wreck or injury.

Our children deserve a better future

Our teachers and administrators do a great job with what they have to work with. But the NAEP's latest national assessment show Alabama fourth and eighth graders average scores below the national average in all subjects. Eighth graders rank 50th in math. We don't settle for less than number one in football in this state. Should we settle for less in education? Direct Result: More crime and less high paying jobs. Ask your legislators and the Governor to fund education. Our children deserve a better future.

Drug Recall - Bristol-Myers Squibb Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of COUMADIN

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of COUMADIN® (Warfarin Sodium) for Injection Due to Presence of Particulate Matter


Laura Hortas

Ken Dominski

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 30, 2014 – NEW YORK – Bristol-Myers Squibb Companydisclaimer icon (NYSE:BMY) is voluntarily recalling six lots of COUMADIN® FOR INJECTION, 5 mg single-use vials in the U.S. This recall is a precautionary measure based on the company's investigation of visible particulate matter found in a small number of COUMADIN FOR INJECTION unreleased samples. Bristol-Myers Squibb believes the safety risk to patients is low, and is further mitigated by the product's prescribing information advising that intravenous drug products be inspected visually prior to administration.

Injected particulate metallic and non-metallic cellulose material can cause serious and potentially fatal adverse reactions such as embolization. Allergic reactions to the foreign material could also occur. To date, there have been no product complaints or adverse events reported to Bristol-Myers Squibb related to this issue.

COUMADIN FOR INJECTION was discontinued in early April 2014. The oral formulation, Coumadin tablets, is not impacted by this recall.

COUMADIN FOR INJECTION is a prescription medicine used to treat blood clots and to lower the chance of blood clots forming in the body. COUMADIN FOR INJECTION is typically administered in a hospital setting by health care professionals to patients not able to receive the oral formulation.

COUMADIN FOR INJECTION 5 mg single-use vials is packaged in cartons of six vials. The affected COUMADIN FOR INJECTION includes the following six lots distributed to hospitals and pharmacies from November 2011 through January 2014:

Lot Number    Description    NDC    Expiration
00201125    COUMADIN LINJ 5MG (6VL) US    0590-0324-35    Sep-2014
00201126    COUMADIN LINJ 5MG (6VL) US    0590-0324-35    Nov-2014
00201127    COUMADIN LINJ 5MG (6VL) US    0590-0324-35    Dec-2014
00201228    COUMADIN LINJ 5MG (6VL) US    0590-0324-35    Jun-2015
00201229    COUMADIN LINJ 5MG (6VL) US    0590-0324-35    Jul-2015
00201230    COUMADIN LINJ 5MG (6VL) US    0590-0324-35    Sep-2015
Bristol-Myers Squibb has issued recall communications to health care professionals and other customers involved and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Anyone that has COUMADIN FOR INJECTION which is being recalled should stop use and distribution and contact Bristol-Myers Squibb’s recall vendor, GENCO, at 1-855-838-5784 to arrange for return of remaining stock.
Health care professionals and patients may call the following number for assistance if they have further questions about the recall:

General and Medical Inquiries:
Bristol-Myers Squibb Customer Information Center 1-800-332-2056

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

Complete and submit the report Online: disclaimer icon
Regular Mail or Fax: Download form disclaimer icon or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
COUMADIN® (warfarin sodium) Prescribing Informationdisclaimer icon (PDF: 172 KB)

About Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Truck accidents in Montgomery

Justin McDowell, 30, killed in single vehicle accident on July 6 on U.S. 80.


Sunday, July 6, 2014


Car Accident


Troopers say a single-vehicle crash Sunday, has claimed the life of a Calera man.

According to a press release around 7:27 p.m., 30-year-old Justin McDowell was killed when the 2006 Mercedes Benz he was driving left the roadway and overturned.

The crash occurred on U.S. 80 at the 100 mile marker, one mile east of Dallas County.

No other details are being released at this time as the investigation continues.