Current Events and Litigation Handled by The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm
The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm and those lawyers associated with The Edward A Williamson Law Firm are currently conducting litigation in various geographical locations throughout the Nation in both Federal and State Court.
The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm is committed to excellence in legal education and attends many Continuing Legal Education events each year. Most prominently, during 2013, he attended the Mass Torts Made Perfect Convention and Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Jazz Fest Seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana, sponsored by the American Association of Justice. Mr. Williamson will be attending the American Association of Justice July Convention to be held in San Francisco, California.
Cases Currently in Court
The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm is currently pursuing the rights of clients injured by drugs, hormone replacement therapy (a settlement with the Defendant, Pfizer, has been achieved on all these cases and that settlement is proceeding now on behalf of all clients) in the federal courts of Mississippi and Arkansas. The firm is also pursuing litigation against a variety of manufacturers of drugs such as Actos, Fosamax, SSRI (birth defects), Pradaxa, GranuFlo/NaturaLyte and other dangerous pharmaceuticals drugs throughout the Nation. These cases involve such extreme and profound injuries, such as brain injury, physical incapacity, death, permanent physical impairment, birth defects and other life threatening conditions.
The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm and Edward A. Williamson continue in other traditional (one case at a time) representations in such cases as Lawson vs Honeywell International, Inc., which involved a negligently designed seat belt buckle, which did not restrain the Plaintiff, Pamela Lawson, in a very serious roll-over accident, and caused very serious, permanent injuries. The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm successfully settled with the actual assembling manufacturer of the seat belt; the Trial Court dismissed the remaining case, as to the manufacturer, who had previously sold the entire business, including the design, to the assembling manufacturer, was not liable under any theory of negligent design. The Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the Trial Court, holding that "negligent design" continues to be a viable cause of action in the State of Mississippi; the case was then settled with the designer-defendant on behalf of the Plaintiff.
Additionally, the Williamson Law Firm continues to represent individual clients in Medical Malpractice cases, automobile cases, offshore cases, and other cases involving profound injuries sustained at the wrongful conduct of others; see in our Cases on Appeal, and War Stories section, for example Taylor vs. Delta Regional Medical Center, which is a medical malpractice case, based on the Emergency Room physicians failure to diagnose and treat Mr. Taylor, which resulted in a verdict for the Plaintiff in the amount of $390,000.00, in a case before Circuit Court Judge Sanders, in Greenville, Mississippi, and has recently been argued before the Mississippi Court of Appeals. As this page was being revised the Mississippi Supreme Court, on May w, unanimously rejected the appeal by the Defendant.
Cases Currently on Appeal
On appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court:
Lawson v. Honeywell International, Inc.
It this case on appeal, the issue of "first impression" to our State, even the Nation, on appeal is whether the Mississippi Products Liability Act of 1994: (1) imposes liability against the designer, as a co-manufacturer of a product, along with the actual producing manufacturer, and (2) whether the Act preempts the common law of negligent design as a recognized base for civil action.
On October 20, 2011, The Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the Trial Court and ordered the case remanded to the Trial Court for trial on the negligent design of the belt buckle by the Defendant. Since that decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court, the case has been satisfactorily resolved.
Taylor v. Delta Regional Medical Center
The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm obtained a judgment for our client for $390,000.00 in the Circuit Court of Greenville, Mississippi; the Plaintiff’s victory was appealed by the Defendant, Delta Regional Medical Center. The case was argued by The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm on April 10, 2012. The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the Trial Court’s Judgment, but the Defendant then asked for a Writ of Certiorari to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Plaintiff awaits the decision of the Mississippi Supreme Court on the Defendant’s Petition. (read more)
Participation and Attendance at Seminars and Conventions
The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm has continued its quest to maintain its position on the cutting edge of trial technique and office technology recently by attending, for example, the following seminars:
- AAJ Convention, San Francisco, CA (July 19-24, 2013)
- MAJ Convention, New Orleans, LA (June 13-16, 2013)
- AAJ’s Jazz Fest Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases (May 2013)
- Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas, Nevada (April 2013)
- Mississippi Association for Justice Annual Convention (June 1-5, 2011)
- Southern Trial Lawyers Annual Convention: (March 2-4, 2011)