Archive for November, 2010

Darvon Recall – Darvocet Recall

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The FDA has issued a recall on Darvon and Darvocet after determining that all painkillers that contain propoxyphene create an unreasonable risk to consumers.

The FDA has also informed the generic manufacturers of propoxyphene and requested that they voluntarily remove their products as well.

Health care professionals have been asked to stop prescribing propoxyphene to their patients, and patients who are currently taking the drug are asked to contact their doctor as soon as possible to discuss switching to another pain management therapy.

Darvocet Side Effects

The following types of serious, life-threatening side effects have occurred:|

  • Heart Attack
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Sudden Death
  • Stroke
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Rhythm Distrurbance
  • Arrhythmia
  • Slow Heart Beat
  • Bracycardia
  • Convulsions
  • Overdose
  • Addiction

Cellino & Barnes is accepting cases where any of the above side effects have occurred.  If you or a loved one has taken Darvon, Darvocet, Balacet, Propoxyphene, or Propacet 100 and suffered from any of the above mentioned side effects, contact Ross Cellino or Steve Barnes immediately.

Our Darvocet Recall Attorneys are available to speak with you and to help determine if you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Classroom Scholarship Winners – Weeks 7, 8 and 9

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Congratulations to the Cellino & Barnes Classroom Scholarship Winners for Weeks 7, 8 and 9.

Week 9 Winners

Mrs. Kewley

5th Grade

Wellsville Elementary


Mrs. Mooney

2nd Grade

Alden Intermediate


Ms. Anne Renkas

5th Grade

Buffalo School #33


Mrs. Nancy Lowczys

7th Grade

Our Lady of Hope


Ms. Judy Slade

5th Grade

Winchester Elementary

West Seneca

Ms. Laurie Serpe

3rd Grade

Fairbanks Road School


Mrs. Rhonda Matthews

5th Grade

Allen Creek Elementary


Ms. Alice Lombardo

6th Grade

Chester Dewey School


Mrs. Heather Haynes

2nd Grade

Meadow School

N. Tonawanda

Mrs. Prusha

3rd Grade

Avoca Central School


Week 8 Winners

Lisa Mueller

8th Grade

Dunkirk Middle School


Keren Jennings

8th Grade

Holy Family Middle School


Jean Heyden


Dr. Lydia T. Wright


Caitlin Bogucki

7th Grade

Lovejoy Discovery School #43


Mrs. Bonanno

2nd Grade

Immaculate Conception School

East Aurora

Nina Werner

1st Grade

Global Concepts Charter School


Diane Brooks

2nd Grade

Keshequa Central School


Pat Billone

4th Grade

West Ridge


Andrew Hennigan

5th Grade

Martin Luther King, Jr. School # 9


Mrs. Lazenby

6th Grade

Geneva Middle School


Week 7 Winners

Eric Talbot

4th Grade

Cuba Elementary School


Mrs. Wenke

7th Grade

Olean Middle School


Diane Poliseno

3rd Grade

Blasdell Elementary


Patricia Prokes

5th Grade

Bennett Park Montessori


Claudette Dzieciuch

1st Grade

Trinity Catholic Academy


Dorreen Caldwell

5th Grade

Wolcott Street School


Christa Grant

4th Grade

School of the Holy Childhood


Nancy Ferguson

2nd Grade

adlai e.stevenson #29


Catherine King

3rd Grade

Briarwood Elementary


Sandi Gawlak

6th Grade

Forestville Central School


Should Insurance Agents and Brokers be Required to Discuss SUM Coverage with their Customers?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

It is unfortunate that many people with auto insurance policies either do not have SUM coverage or have minimum SUM coverage.

Why is SUM coverage so important anyway?

SUM stands for Supplementary Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist coverage. SUM is coverage provided by your insurance company to protect you (and your passengers) in the event an accident happens and the other driver either did not have insurance or they had minimal insurance (which is $25,000/$50,000 in New York State).

Again, SUM coverage protects you and your family. For example, if you were badly injured in a car accident and the other vehicle only had $25,000 in coverage, you would be able to use your SUM coverage. This would allow you to be compensated for your lost wages, pain and suffering and your medical costs up to the level of your SUM coverage. If you had $500,000 of SUM, you could be compensated up to $500,000, even though the other driver only had a $25,000 policy.

What can be done in New York State to ensure that the public is well informed and protected in the case of a serious auto accident? Perhaps, insurance companies and their agents and brokers could be required to have their clients sign a confirmation that they have reviewed and understand SUM coverage and have decided not to seek this additional coverage.

Auto accident victims in New York State are often left with many unanswered questions and often do not understand the importance of SUM coverage until it’s too late.

The attorneys at Cellino and Barnes encourage you to contact your insurance agent or broker today to discuss the importance of SUM coverage and whether you have this insurance on your policy. If you have been injured or have questions about an accident you were in, the attorneys at Cellino & Barnes are available 24/7 to help you. Our consultation is Free. Contact us today.