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January 28, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
St Louis, MI: Marty’s Fen-Phen side effects weren’t serious enough to qualify for a Fen-Phen lawsuit back in 2002, but his symptoms, namely primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), have since worsened. Marty also thought he couldn’t file a claim against the makers of the weight loss drug due to the statute of limitations. Because there is a latency period of PPH, the statute doesn’t necessarily apply.Read [ Cardiologist Prescribed Fen-Phen ]
January 27, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Niagara Falls, ON: More than a decade ago Sandie was suffering from urinary incontinence, and her doctor said that transvaginal mesh is the best thing since sliced bread. Sandie, age 53, speaks candidly about her transvaginal mesh complications; she is hopeful that women will read her “nightmare” story and seek alternative treatment for urinary stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.Read [ Transvaginal Mesh: Doctors’ Appointments and Disappointments ]
January 26, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Sacramento, CA: A California bill designed to protect temporary workers from California labor code violations took effect at the start of January. The law now makes companies responsible for the actions of temp agencies that they subcontract to. In other words, if a temp agency violates California labor law, the company that hired the temp agency could also be liable for those California employee violations.Read [ California Assembly Bill Protecting Temporary Workers Takes Effect ]
January 25, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Next time you consider going to an emergency room for a non-life-threatening issue, you might save thousands of dollars in emergency room overcharges by checking into an urgent care center instead. Even costlier than hospital ERs are free-standing Emergency Room Clinics. You could potentially save even more by flying first class to Europe, where treatment is typically a fraction of the cost than it is in the US.Read [ ER Overcharges: Better to Seek Treatment Elsewhere ]
January 25, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Florida, USA: Former Army Ranger, disabled veteran and soldier’s advocate Jon Macintosh has some powerful information and smart advice (laced with a few usual expletives) for veterans and serving members of the US military in his 134-page book entitled VA Disability Claim.Read [ The Best Ever DIY Book on Filing a Veteran’s Disability Claim ]
January 25, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: It’s one thing to implement a recall when a product is found to be defective. It’s quite another when the recall so ordered is alleged to be more problem than it’s worth. Such are the allegations over the Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls after owners of the venerable trucks characterize the recall effort as “bungled.”Read [ Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls More Trouble Than They’re Worth: Plaintiffs ]
January 24, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
New York, NY: The maker of the popular antidepressant Lexapro lost millions in sales when the drug’s patent expired in early March of 2012. Lexapro brought in $13.8 billion for Forest Laboratories in just one decade - that’s a whole lot of depressed people, including pregnant women, some of whom gave birth to babies with birth defects.Read [ Depression and Pregnancy Good Combo for Lexapro Sales ]
January 24, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
St. Paul, MN: A federal judge has given the okay for Target data breach lawsuits to go ahead as a class action. The lawsuits allege Target customers were harmed by a data breach from November 27 to December 15, 2013, that made their personal information vulnerable. Approximately 110 million Target customers may have been affected by the data breach.Read [ Target Data Breach Class Action Gets Approval ]
January 24, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Farmington Hills, MI: So your lawsuit has settled. On the surface, this is good news. That means that your personal injury, and the inconvenience and suffering you have endured, has been vindicated. Your medical bills will now be paid, and so on. And then your attorney suggests something known as post-settlement funding.Read [ Post-Settlement Funding Remains a Viable Tool to See You Through ]
January 23, 2015. By Mark Bello.
If you are an injured plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, you may have lost your job and face mounting expenses. The longer the insurance company drags its feet, you begin to feel like David going up against Goliath. When you find yourself in financial straits and are ready to settle just to make ends meet, pre-settlement lawsuit funding may be the answer so you can continue the fight for justice and the compensation you deserve.Read [ The Power of Pre-Settlement Lawsuit Funding ]