Daniel J. Miskin with 42″ Northern Pike he caught at Gunn Lake, Minaki, Ontario on August 18, 2004.
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Murray Miskin has worked in employment law as a non-specialist since 1982 when he began to work with Howard Levitt a leading practitioner in the field at the law firm of Aiken, Capp in Toronto. In addition to his main work there as junior lawyer to the late Ed Futerman on personal injury insurance cases Murray worked assisting Howard Levitt on employment cases. Both Murray and Howard left the Aiken, Capp firm in 1985 with Howard starting his own firm in Toronto and Murray moving to Whitby.
The following is the story of one of our firm’s clients who suffered adverse effects after using Bayer’s birth control pill Yasmin. Miskin Law Offices represents a number of clients who are involved in a class action against Bayer for Yasmin and a similar drug Yaz. The Class Action is now waiting for a court certification order. We continue to accept new clients. Our client writes:
Merck’s Super Aspirin Was Vioxx
This is an April 20, 2013 update of information about court approval of the settlement of the Canadian Vioxx class action negotiated with Merck by the Canadian class action law firms and announced over a year ago in January 2012. The settlement was conditional on court approval after considering the fairness of the terms of settlement. Fairness hearings have been held in Ontario for all of Canada, except Saskatchewan (which held a hearing for Saskatchewan July 25) and Quebec whose hearing was on September 7th. Final court approval of the settlement was given by each court. There was not enough of a case against the settlement brought to the court to form a basis for turning down the settlement. The three judges consulted each other to ensure consistency in the their decisions and reasons.
Please be aware that the deadline for submitting Celebrex or Bextra claims passed on December 20, 2012.
Pfizer’s Cox 2 inhibitor drug Celebrex is similar to Merck’s Vioxx and Pfizer’s more powerful version Bextra. Celebrex remains on the market and Bextra was banned soon after Vioxx in 2004. While Merck’s equivalent drug Vioxx was the most hotly contested and publicized lawsuit for this type of drug which can trigger heart attacks and ischemic strokes, class action lawsuits proceeded quietly including a Canadian Class Action lawsuit covering both Pfizer products. Celebrex statistically appears to have fewer problems than the other drugs and for that reason it has been allowed to remain in use. Celebrex compensation is limited to those who were prescribed the drug before 2006 when warnings became stronger.
This website adrworks.com was started by Murray Miskin in 1997 to promote the services of the Miskin Law firm and the use of Mediation and Arbitration to settle disputes out of court. In addition to his law practice Murray Miskin has been a leading practitioner of ADR and teacher of Arbitration since the 1980s. This now includes online arbitration, which focuses on the Miskin Law Firm and legal services.
It is important to plan well for your Will and get personalized legal and sometimes accounting advice first.
You Need a Will Prepared by a Lawyer
The Miskin Law Office prepares Wills and Powers of Attorney for individuals in Ontario, Canada. If you live in another jurisdiction or most of your assets are outside of Ontario your Will should be prepared by a lawyer in the other jurisdiction. That is because estate law is different in each Province.
Many individual law suits in the USA, and Canadian Class Action lawsuits are in progress over the side effects of the two similar birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. In Canada there are class action proceedings covering all Canadians, with the one in Ontario certified for Ontario residents only, and allowed by the court to proceed with the Mackenzie Lake firm having carriage of the proceedings. The certification order for Ontario was actually made in April of 2013 with appeals dismissed in September 2013 and after considerable delay formalized in November 2014.
Celebrex Is Still Sold With Warnings
This is a March 13 2015 update following Ontario and Quebec court approval in February of the actual payout of approved claims in the Celebrex Bextra class action. The claims have been paid. No new claims can be made.
Where Is Auto Insurance Going?
This review of impending Ontario auto insurance legislation changes was written by Murray Miskin, an Ontario lawyer, with over 30 years’ experience in motor vehicle litigation practice. This post has been updated since the final passage of Bill 15 in November 2014 and again following the Ontario Budget of April 23, 2015.
Lipitor, Crestor and other cholesterol reducing drugs can cause diabetes.
Research has shown an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes among people especially women using the very effective cholesterol reducing statin drugs. The risk appears to be particularly high with post-menopausal women who are of Asian or Caucasian ethnicity. The statin drugs sold in Canada include Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, Mevacor, Prevachol, Lescol and their generic equivalents. People who take a statin and who experience symptoms associated with increased blood sugar – severe frequent urination, thirst or hunger – should contact their doctor.
In Canadian law, ADR, which is short for Alternative Dispute Resolution, is a collection of methods that can be used to resolve disputes outside a civil courtroom. Civil litigation can be expensive and drawn out, not to mention acrimonious and emotional for all the parties involved. It is often in everyone’s best interests to come to a private agreement all stakeholders can live with or to have a private judge decide when the parties are unable to settle.
Daniel J. Miskin is the son of Murray H. Miskin and has joined the Miskin Law firm full time now that he has graduated law school in June 2015 with an LL.B. degree. Daniel has previously worked for the Miskin Law firm over the years including much work related to the Vioxx class action claims of the firm. Daniel, who has a four year B.A. in Political Science from Concordia University in Montreal, has successfully completed law school at the University of Southampton in England. Daniel is now back home in Peterborough County.
Xarelto Has Serious Side Effects
Xarelto is a popular anti-coagulant or blood thinner used as an alternative to the much cheaper drug Warfarin. It is heavily advertised using well known celebrities from sports and entertainment with retired golfer Arnold Palmer, comic actor Kevin Nealon and race car driver Brian Vickers. While it may sound ideal from the ads, this drug carries serious side effects of uncontrollable bleeding with some users.
Glass Particles in Smirnoff Ice Bottles
A voluntary recall was issued on September 4, 2015 for a variety of Smirnoff Ice products due to possible glass particles contamination in the flavoured vodka drink bottles. Notice of this is now posted in Ontario, BC and other Provincial Liquor stores. We are trying to assist in getting out the message to avoid drinking these products. They can be returned to the liquor store for a refund.
This popular post originally published June 1, 2012 was last updated august 20, 2017. It is a historical account of asbestos leading up to the present Canadian situation. Since the original posting, Canadian asbestos mining revival plans ended. On June 17, 2014 the lack of clarity of federal government policy on asbestos was raised in question period in Canada’s parliament without being fully answered. Asbestos is not yet completely banned by Canada’s new liberal Justin Trudeau government but they are working towards the goal of a complete ban. Canada’s asbestos mining and exporting era has ended but more needs to be done.