February 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: “We even have qui tam whistleblower cases that involve doctors paying illegal runners to find people who are destitute on Medicare. They get a little treatment but the doctor bills for a lot,” says attorney Jason Brown. “They figure these people won’t complain but employees of that practice will blow the whistle.”Read [ Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise” ]
February 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Orlando, FL It happens all the time. A customer is assaulted or robbed or injured in some way while on the premises of a business. Unfortunately, says veteran Orlando attorney Rich Newsome, many people don’t realize premises liability law> says businesses have an obligation to see that their customers are safe. And if a business fails to do so that injured customer very likely has a legitimate case for compensation.Read [ Business Owners Liable for Crimes against Customers on their Premises ]
February 16, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Atlanta, GA In 2012, a nurse from Atlanta was flying to San Francisco to visit her son. As the plane closed in on her destination she suddenly felt excruciating pain in her chest. Although she didn’t know it, an IVC filter in her body had fractured. By the time the plane touched down she was in extreme distress. She told her husband they needed to get to a hospital, fast!Read [ Nurse Lives with Bard IVC Filter tine lost in her Body ]
February 9, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA The letters sent to recovering cardiac surgery patients was alarming to say the least. A medical device used during their recent heart operation, known as the Stockert 3T, might have infected them with a deadly bacteria that can lay dormant for months or years and then suddenly start to make them very sick.Read [ Surgery Patients Demand Monitoring for Potentially Deadly Infection in Class Action ]
February 7, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Troy, MI Members of the Michigan Muslim community have launched a lawsuit arguing that the travel restrictions imposed on citizens from seven countries with Muslim majorities is unconstitutional. The complaint, filed in Virginia in Federal Court, argues President Trump’s Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals” will have dire consequences for them as individuals and stigmatize them for years to come.Read [ Trump Muslim Ban Aims to Expel Muslims from the US says Lawsuit ]
February 7, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA The Alere INRatio home monitoring system offered warfarin (Coumadin) users a convenient way to test their blood clotting rate without having to go the doctor’s office or a laboratory. Instead, they got an expensive, unreliable and potentially dangerous product.Read [ INRatio Class Action Headed for Trial ]
February 3, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Fresno, CA: Opponents and families involved in lawsuits against the makers of the chemical herbicide known as Roundup are hailing a “tentative decision” by a California judge based on written arguments to allow glyphosate to be added to the “list of chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer” under California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65). Prop 65 makes it mandatory for the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), a division of the California Environment Protection Agency, to list all known cancer causing chemicals.Read [ Monsanto Loses Labelling Battle in California – Tentatively ]
January 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
St. Louis, MO Expect more news on the talc litigation front in 2017 – lots of it.Read [ More Talc Litigation Coming in 2017 ]
January 11, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: A number of complaints allege that Ethicon Physiomesh, a surgical mesh used to repair hernias, has done more harm than good. “I anticipate surgical mesh lawsuits, such as Ethicon Physiomesh, will see similar volume as transvaginal mesh lawsuits,” says attorney Shezad Malik.Read [ Attorney Anticipates Surgical Mesh and Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Similar in Volume ]
January 4, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY Truth remains supreme in the courtrooms of America and the facts revealed in the recent litigation against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. tell a “shocking” story of “fraud and conspiracy”, says attorney Jayne Conroy from the firm of Simmons Hanly Conroy of New York.Read [ Story of Failed DePuy Hip Replacement Devices “Shocking” says Lawyer ]