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Plaintiff in hepatitis C case asks for $2.49 billion
Las Vegas Review-Journal  
April 8, 2013

Health Plan of Nevada should be punished to the tune of $2.49 billion for its role in the 2008 hepatitis C outbreak, lawyer Robert Eglet told a jury Monday.

Nevada jury orders HMO to pay $500 million in hepatitis case
Las Vegas Sun
April 11, 2013

A Nevada jury ordered the state's largest health management organization on Tuesday to pay $500 million in punitive damages to three plaintiffs in a civil negligence lawsuit stemming from a Las Vegas hepatitis outbreak.

Eglet Scores Huge Win In Second Hepatitis C Trial
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
October 11, 2011

Robert Eglet, '88, landed another big financial blow to drug companies in the Las Vegas hepatitis C lawsuits when a Clark County District Court jury awarded three plaintiffs $162.5 million in punitive damages on Oct. 10, 2011.

Drug firms told to pay $162 million in hepatitis C case
Las Vegas Sun
October 10, 2011

A jury on Monday ordered three pharmaceutical companies to pay $162.5 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit that accused them of negligently distributing large vials of an anesthetic to Las Vegas clinics at the center of a 2008 hepatitis C outbreak. (Robert Eglet featured in article.)

$739 million sought in hepatitis C case against drug firms
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 7, 2011

Lawyers for three people infected in Southern Nevada's hepatitis C outbreak asked a jury Friday to levy $739 million in punitive damages against the drug companies it held liable for the infections.

Drug companies found liable in hepatitis C infections
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 6, 2011

A jury found three drug companies liable Thursday for the infections of three former patients at the clinics linked to Southern Nevada's hepatitis C outbreak. (Robert Eglet featured in article.)

Drug Firms Liable In Vegas Hepatitis C Case, Jury Finds

Huffington Post
October 6, 2011

A Nevada jury found drug companies liable and awarded a total of $20.1 million Thursday to five plaintiffs who had accused drug companies of negligently distributing large vials of an anesthetic to Las Vegas clinics at the center of a 2008 hepatitis C outbreak.
(Robert Eglet featured in article.)

Lead Trial Attorney in Clark County Hepatitis C Trial, Robert Eglet, Asks Jury to Award $10 Million Compensatory Damages for Anne Arnold, $2.5 Million for James Arnold
Reuters
October 6, 2011

After 7 weeks of testimony and 4 hours of closing statements, lead trial attorney for the plaintiffs in the hepatitis C trial in Clark County Nevada, Robert Eglet, asked jurors to bring a verdict of $10 million in compensatory damages for Anne Arnold, $2.5 million in compensatory damages for James Arnold and to consider whether the Arnolds should receive punitive damages.

Teva Put Its Profit Ahead of Propofol Patient Safety, Jury Told
Bloomberg
October 5, 2011

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA), the world's biggest generic-drug maker, was accused by lawyers at a Nevada trial of putting profit ahead of the safety of colonoscopy patients who got the company's Propofol anesthetic from reused vials.
(Robert Eglet featured in article.)

Defense Witness In Second Hepatitis C Trial In Nevada, Dr. Arthur Reingold, Testimony on Plausible Cause for Contamination Impeached
PR Newswire
October 1, 2011

Dr. Arthur Reingold, witness for the defense in the second hepatitis C trial in Nevada, was called to the stand today offering expert testimony as an epidemiologist.

Eglet Wall Christiansen is proud to support the MDA

Updated: September 7, 2011
September 2, 2011

Eglet Wall Christiansen is proud to support the MDA. During the annual Labor Day telethon, our attorneys and staff will be answering the telephones and taking pledges between 8:00pm and 10:00pm. In addition, our firm will be matching pledges dollar for dollar during two segments at 8:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

2nd Day of Testimony: Eglet Wall Christiansen Attorney Continues Questioning Teva Pharmaceuticals Vice President
PR Newswire
August 24, 2011

In a stunning turn in the Anne Arnold Hepatitis C trial in Clark County, Attorney Robert Eglet told the jury that production of the sedative Propofol was stopped within 3 weeks of the unprecedented $500 million verdict in the Chanin trial in May 2010. Teva Vice President, Craig Lea admits under examination by Eglet that Teva turned the lights out in their Propofol plant 21 days after last year's verdict. (Robert Eglet featured in article.)

Both Sides Point Fingers in Opening Statements at Hep C Trial
8 News Now
August 19, 2011

A second trial in the hepatitis C outbreak is underway at the Regional Justice Center. A jury must decide whether drug companies are responsible for patients contracting the incurable liver disease at endoscopy clinics that used dangerous injection practices. (Robert Eglet featured in article.)

Teva Faces Second Trial Over Hepatitis Cases Linked to Drug
Bloomberg
August 19, 2011

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA), the world's biggest generic-drug maker, sold the anesthetic propofol in a way that led some patients to develop hepatitis C, a lawyer said at the start of a second trial over the allegations. (Robert Eglet featured in article.)

Opening statements under way in Hepatitis C trial
ABC 13 Action News
August 18, 2011

Opening statements are under way in the second trial tied to one of the biggest health scares ever in the Valley.

New civil trial starts in hepatitis C case
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 18, 2011

A lawyer for hepatitis C patients suing two drug companies over an outbreak in Las Vegas told a jury Thursday that company officials purposely sold large containers of an anesthetic to clinics despite knowing it might lead nurses to reuse and contaminate the vials. (Robert Eglet featured in article.)

Police union: Our rights 'violated' in new inquest process
June 21, 2011

Las Vegas' police union said Tuesday that it will challenge changes made to the coroner's inquest reviews of officer-involved deaths, saying that officers' rights are being violated. (David Wall featured in article.)

Bank of America Gets Pad Locked After Homeowner Forecloses on It
June 5, 2011

Instead of Bank of America foreclosing on some Florida homeowner, the homeowners had sheriff's deputies foreclose on the bank.

Press Release - Eglet Wall Christiansen Receives Largest Verdict in Nevada History $500 million
February 12, 2011

A jury ordered TEVA Parenteral Medicines, Inc. and Baxter Health Care Corporation to pay Henry Chanin and his wife Lorraine Chanin $500 million in punitive damages stemming from the largest hepatitis C outbreak in recorded history.

Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2010
Lawyers USA
January 18, 2011

The year's top verdict went to a Las Vegas principal who developed hepatitis C several weeks after undergoing a routine colonoscopy. During the procedure, he was given anesthesia from a 50 ml vial that had been reused from another patient.

Attorney who won hepatitis outbreak trial named top ten "Lawyer of the Year"
Las Vegas Review Journal
January 6, 2011

Robert Eglet, the attorney who won a state record $505 million verdict in May in the first trial related to the 2008 hepatitis outbreak in Las Vegas, has been named a "Lawyer of the Year" by Lawyers USA. (Robert Eglet featured in article.)

Press Release - Lawyers USA Announces "Lawyers of The Year 2010" - Nevada Attorney Among Distinguished Group To Receive Distinction
January 6, 2011

Robert T. Eglet, Senior Partner, Eglet Wall Christiansen Law Firm in Las Vegas, Nevada, was among a select group of attorneys designated "Lawyers of The Year" by Lawyers USA for making a significant impact on the law for the year 2010. Included as one of the top 10 stories in Nevada for 2010 by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Robert Eglet was the lead trial attorney in the largest jury verdict in Nevada history — $505 million won in May.

$500 Million Hepatitis C Verdict

Lawyer targets drug companies in hepatitis case opening statements
Las Vegas Review Journal
April 19, 2010

The drug companies that made and sold the anesthetic linked to a hepatitis C outbreak sacrificed patient safety in the name of profits, lawyer Robert Eglet told a jury Monday. (Robert Eglet featured in article.)

Arguments Begin In Vegas Hepatitis C Case
Fox 5 News Las Vegas
April 19, 2010

A lawyer for a man with an incurable liver disease is urging a Nevada jury to hold a drug maker and distributor responsible for a hepatitis C outbreak linked to Las Vegas endoscopy clinics in 2008. (Robert Eglet featured in article.)

Opening arguments begin in first hepatitis C case to reach trial
Las Vegas Sun
Monday, April 19, 2010

The attorney representing a man suing drug companies in the first trial connected to the hepatitis C outbreak linked to Southern Nevada endoscopy centers told jurors Monday they should hold drug companies that manufactured and distributed large vials of the anesthetic propofol accountable. (Robert Eglet featured in article.)

WEEK IN REVIEW: Top News
Las Vegas Review Journal
Monday, April 18, 2010

The first civil trial stemming from Southern Nevada's hepatitis C outbreak began Monday, a little over two years after public health officials first revealed the string of infections related to a Las Vegas endoscopy clinic.

ENDOSCOPY CENTER OUTBREAK: Hepatitis C case goes to trial: Other litigants await outcome for first plaintiff
Las Vegas Review Journal
April 12, 2010

Robert Eglet calls it a modern-day David and Goliath. His client, infected with hepatitis C, and his Las Vegas law firm going head to head with one of the largest drug makers in the world and its international law firm. (Robert Eglet featured in article.)

Jury selection begins in first hepatitis C case to reach trial
Las Vegas Sun
Monday, April 12, 2010

Jury selection began Monday in the first trial linked to the outbreak of hepatitis C in Southern Nevada.

Wrongful death case appeal heard
Las Vegas Review Journal
December 10, 2009

Allegations of willful destruction of evidence and lying to police were among the arguments heard Wednesday by a Nevada Supreme Court panel. (Robert Eglet quoted in article.)

Judge orders release of hepatitis case records
Las Vegas Sun
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009

The public could soon learn a lot more about how last year's hepatitis C outbreak occurred and health authorities' role in it.

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