This is probably too old to be valid.

I just got off the phone with Errol Hohrein (10/2000) and he has given me some very good news. The Philadelphia law firm of Berger and Montague has indicated a strong interest in picking up on the dead class action suit that Suzan Kawulok and 50-80 of us had filed against Eli Lilly and Novo/Nordisk on the matter of our problems with human insulin.

Judge Berger has requested that we have as many individuals as possible Fax his office a detailed recap of the problems each of us has experienced with the “human” and other synthetic insulins.

I would recommend that you attempt to keep things to under 2-3 pages including your cover page and that you provide the following information:

  1. Legal name

  2. Postal address

  3. Phone and Fax numbers

  4. Email address

  5. A statement by you regarding the specific brand(s) and type(s) of synthetic insulins that you used caused you problems and how the removal of alternative insulins from the US market continues to harm you and your lifestyle.

  6. An indication that you tried to sign on as a party to the Kawulok v. Lilly and Novo litigation in New Mexico Federal Court.

The statute of limitations may be running against many of us and the legal problem of “laches” (the legal position that equity aids the vigilant and not those who slumber on their rights, meaning that neglecting to assert a right or claim over time may bar the claim or eliminate the right) may also be working against us.

I am hoping that at least 50 of us who have been severely harmed by the use of synthetic insulins will respond to this plea to give Judge Berger the feel for what is happening to us at the hands of Diabusiness.

Please send your fax to:

Judge Harold Berger – Berger and Montague
Fax 215-875-4671

I would appreciate a copy too.

David Groves, Diabetics International Foundation
Fax 205-871-1657

Thank you!

Dave Groves



Lifescan Litigation:

A friend of ours, working to find a replacement firm for the firm in the Human/Animal insulin litigation, ran across a firm looking to pick up on the recently noted and adjudicated matter of problems with Johnson & Johnson’s Blood Glucose meters. I was asked to pass this along to any and all who might be interested or affected.

I am not a lawyer and have no facilities or capacities to evaluate law firms, but would recommend that if you qualify, you consider calling this firm and finding out where they stand on the troublesome issues arising out of the actions surrounding the Sure Step and other Johnson and Johnson blood glucose meters. I would also request that you pass this information to others who may have interest and that should you contact the firm, you advise them that you heard about their interest through Diabetics World, and Please let us know what you learn from them!

For any diabetic who has purchased or had problems with a Johnson and Johnson glucose meter of any type, including but not limited to the Lifescan Sure Step, a lawsuit is being considered on your behalf by the law firm:

Berger and Montague
1622 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6365

Tel # 1-215-875-3000
Fax # 1-215-875-4604

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