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Georgia Legal News Articles & Interviews
March 30, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: Plaintiff Sharon Smith would be understandably buoyed by news that the surgical mesh lawsuit file currently housed in multi-district litigation in Georgia is moving forward, with the first bellwether trials expected for September of next year. While nearly 500 lawsuits are currently housed in the MDL, a continuing barrage of cases have lead observers to believe that thousands of lawsuits could wind up in the MDL by the time bellwether cases begin in 18 months’ time.Read [ Ethicon Physiomesh Bellwether Trials to Start in September, 2019 ]
March 4, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Newark, NJ: Heartburn, more correctly known as acid reflux, continues to be a common complaint affecting a vast cross section of the American population. Relief is often in the form of medication - and, specifically proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium, a product of AstraZeneca. Plaintiff Shirlene Bonner began regular use of Nexium to relieve heartburn from 2003 until 2015, until a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) found her searching for answers as to what may have triggered her CKD. Bonner alleges in her PPI lawsuit that Nexium, a proton pump inhibitor, is the root cause.Read [ Georgia Plaintiff Alleges Use of Nexium Caused Chronic Kidney Disease ]
February 15, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: The Johnson & Johnson Ethicon surgical mesh lawsuits just keep on coming. On January 19, 2018, Sharon Smith filed a new Hernia Mesh lawsuit in the US District Court for the Central District of California.Read [ California Woman Slams J&J, Ethicon with 7-Count Physiomesh Lawsuit ]
February 12, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: There is little doubt that wrongly denied disability claims tend to make more noise than claims that are approved and duly paid. Such is the case with a denied disability claim that is the subject of a lawsuit against insurance provider Unum.Read [ Unum Sued for Denial of Disability Benefits ]
February 6, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Over the last few years, a great percentage of California labor lawsuits have focused on meal and rest breaks. For instance, overtime lawsuits have added causes of action for meal and rest break penalties.Read [ Late for Lunch Spells California Labor Lawsuits and a Shifting Work Environment ]
January 30, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Macon, GA: It was a Georgia medical malpractice lawsuit in its most basic form: written in longhand by a convicted murderer and filed from prison initially without an attorney. That was in 2014. However, lest one assume that plaintiff Michael Tarver, an inmate at the Macon State Prison would face an uphill battle in his lawsuit, in the end Tarver would win the day with a settlement before his case had a chance to go to trial.Read [ State of Georgia Settles Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, Lone Defendant Resigns ]
January 18, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: It’s one thing for a medical device to result in unwanted side effects and adverse events. However, that frustration is further exacerbated when the medical device thought to be at the root of newfound pain and suffering, has failed to do its intended job in the first place. Thus, the original implantation was all for naught. That’s the claim made by a recent surgical mesh lawsuit involving the now-recalled Ethicon Physiomesh filed last week in Idaho.Read [ Ethicon Physiomesh Plaintiff Starts New Year with Hernia Mesh Lawsuit ]
December 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Muscogee County, GA: In what is believed to be one of the largest awards to a patient for a Georgia medical malpractice lawsuit in the State, a brain-damaged plaintiff goes home with a total of $26 million after a Superior Court jury found St. Francis Hospital Inc. (St. Francis) 100 percent liable for the post-surgery injuries sustained by patient Sandra Williams.Read [ $26 Million Georgia Medical Malpractice Award One of the Largest in the State ]
December 18, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Atlanta, GA As the Ethicon Physiomesh hernia patch lawsuits start to go to trial in January 2018, all eyes will be on the fate of two competing arguments. Plaintiffs in the cases centralized as In RE: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation will argue that the mesh was defectively designed. Defendants, Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, will argue that patients’ severe organ damage was caused by something else. Early bellwether trials are always important because they give an indication of the strength of the cases and the likelihood and probable size of a settlement offer. The particular future for these surgical mesh lawsuit plaintiffs hangs on which version of reality the court finds more compelling.Read [ Two Arguments to Watch in Physiomesh Bellwether Trials ]
November 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Public Citizen is an internationally-recognized consumer advocacy group founded by perhaps the original consumer advocate, Ralph Nader. He’s the guy who railed over the safety of cars, and advocated for seat belts. And today, the organization he founded holds, amongst other things, the feet of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries to the fire over safety and efficacy. Whenever an endoscope lawsuit, for example, appears on a court docket you have to know that Public Citizen is watching in the wings. They have even launched lawsuits themselves, taking both manufacturers and the federal regulator to task.Read [ Consumer Advocate Blames both Manufacturer and FDA for Dragging their Heels ]
- Georgia Widow Sues Hospital for Bedsores By Brenda Craig (Nov-17-17)
- Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit Alleges Defective Product By Gordon Gibb (Nov-16-17)
- Texas Plaintiff Joins Flood of Lawsuits Citing Ethicon Physiomesh Problems By Gordon Gibb (Nov-4-17)
- Six Sue Tristar for Exploding Pressure Cooker Injuries By Anne Wallace (Oct-29-17)
- Equifax Breach Led to Real Life Problems says Class Action By Brenda Craig (Oct-27-17)
- Two Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Question Medical Judgement By Jane Mundy (Oct-19-17)
- Wells Fargo Now Favors Arbitration in Long-Running Overdraft Fees Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Oct-16-17)
- Defendant Attempts to Quash TCPA Lawsuit through Unique Interpretation of Law By Gordon Gibb (Sep-30-17)
- Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Lost on Appeal By Gordon Gibb (Sep-13-17)
- Banks Fight Excessive Overdraft Suits with Bid for Arbitration By Anne Wallace (Sep-8-17)
- Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit Goes After “Up Coding” By Anne Wallace (Aug-28-17)
- Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit for Delayed Diagnosis By Brenda Craig (Aug-14-17)
- Ethicon Physiomesh Withdrawn from Market, Never Formally Recalled By Gordon Gibb (Jul-17-17)
- Georgia Woman Stricken Following Childbirth Awarded Nearly $46 Million By Gordon Gibb (Jul-15-17)
- Abdominal Mesh Complaints Rise in Canada, MDL Established in the US By Jane Mundy (Jun-17-17)
- Botched Circumcision Case in Discovery By Brenda Craig (Jun-7-17)
- Woman's Skin Melts Off From Stevens-Johnson Syndrome By Deb Hipp (May-13-17)
- Wells Fargo’s Pursuit of Arbitration a Waste of Resources: Plaintiffs By Gordon Gibb (Apr-24-17)
- Odd Ruling in Hip Implant Failure Lawsuit? By Gordon Gibb (Apr-23-17)
- Power Morcellation Suits Wrap Up but Doctors Still Like Procedure By Brenda Craig (Apr-18-17)
- Defendant in Shingles Vaccine Lawsuit Wants Case Removed to Federal Court By Gordon Gibb (Apr-7-17)
- Two Recent Surgical Mesh Lawsuits Assert Ethicon Physiomesh is Defective By Gordon Gibb (Mar-15-17)
- Contractor to US Government Cited for Equal Pay Violations, Settles for $1.2 Million By Gordon Gibb (Feb-25-17)
- Nurse Lives with Bard IVC Filter tine lost in her Body By Brenda Craig (Feb-16-17)
- Plaintiffs Celebrate Invokana Lawsuit Consolidation By Heidi Turner (Jan-3-17)
- Two hour Emergency Room Charge more than 7-star Hotel By Jane Mundy (Nov-7-16)
- Essure California Lawsuits Open Floodgates? By Jane Mundy (Oct-19-16)
- $30 Million Proposed Settlement Reached in Wells Fargo TCPA Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Sep-4-16)
- Wells Fargo Bank Settles TCPA Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jul-29-16)
- Nursing Home Abuse Results in Charges for 21 Employees By Heidi Turner (Jul-15-13)
- Nursing Home Sexual Assaults Alleged By Heidi Turner (May-14-13)
- Court Backs Stockbroker Arbitration Ruling By Heidi Turner (Nov-16-12)
- Lawsuits Allege Care Center Abuse By Heidi Turner (Jun-6-12)
- ER Overcharges: Don’t Give Up! By Jane Mundy (Jun-6-12)
- Is the DePuy Hip Replacement a Dangerous Device? By Heidi Turner (May-23-12)
- Labor Department Sues Former North Carolina Company over ERISA Benefits By Charles Benson (May-25-11)
- Georgia Employment: Did Pregnancy Cause Cop's Termination? By Heidi Turner (Apr-9-11)
- Georgia Man Dies in Gas Can Explosion By Charles Benson (Apr-7-11)
- Temp Worker Employer Faced Georgia Employment Violation By Gordon Gibb (Mar-28-11)
- Cotton Manufacturer Fined Over Georgia Labor Law Violations By Charles Benson (Mar-18-11)