Dan’s experience gives our firm a singular advantage in pursing litigation against companies like the makers of Avandia. In the end, that’s good for our clients
Weston, FL (PRWEB) July 27, 2010
The Law Offices of Freedland Russo announced today that prominent South Florida attorney, Daniel Harwin is now a partner in the firm. Harwin comes to Freedland Russo with vast experience in the areas of medical malpractice and big pharma litigation. He has routinely garnered settlements in excess of $1 million for his clients. Currently, he is leading the charge at Freedland Russo against the mammoth pharmaceutical giant SmithKline Beecham for the damaging effects of its popular diabetes drug, Avandia.
For their part, Michael Freedland and Anthony Russo are delighted to have Harwin aboard. “He brings an additional knowledge base and a unique perspective to our firm,” said Michael Freedland. Freedland was referring to the years of experience that Harwin gained representing physicians and insurance companies in medical malpractice lawsuits. “During that time I learned how big pharma and big business thinks. I know what makes them tick. I know their weak spots,” Harwin said. Anthony Russo agrees, “Dan’s experience gives our firm a singular advantage in pursing litigation against companies like the makers of Avandia. In the end, that’s good for our clients,” said Russo.
Harwin says the firm is moving ahead with their suits against the drug maker of Avandia, SmithKline Beecham because a recent report surfaced that the company hid important test data (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/13/health/policy/13avandia.html?_r=1). “If this proves true, it is appalling that SmithKline Beecham would be arrogant enough to do it and believe that they could get away with it,” Harwin said. At the center of the Avandia storm is the alleged effects from taking the drug on a patient’s heart. “We are currently looking at all the data and doing our research,” Harwin added. He also said that they are beginning to receive calls and referrals from other law firms looking for assistance in pursuing similar cases.
Daniel Harwin received his J.D. degree in 2003 from the University of Miami. Prior to coming to Miami to study law, he received his B.A. degree from Rollins College in Central Florida. He was recently voted by his peers to Florida Lawyers “Rising Stars.” He focuses his philanthropic efforts in creating awareness and raising funds for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. In his spare time he enjoys boating, fishing, playing tennis and being a huge fan of all the South Florida sports teams.
About Freedland Russo
Freedland Russo is a law firm committed to assisting and fighting for consumers in the United States who have suffered social injustices at the hands of individuals, large corporations, and insurance companies. The firm lawyers are renowned for handling complex cases involving matters of medical malpractice, pharmaceutical liability, automobile liability, wrongful death, and whistleblower cases. Freedland Russo is based in Weston, Florida. For more information log on to http://www.westonlawyers.com or call 888.254.7066.
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