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Massachusetts Legal News Articles & Interviews
February 2, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It was a little over a year ago that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an official press release announcing that a Texas-based medical device company, Orthofix International (Orthofix), had agreed to pay $14 million to settle charges brought by the regulator with the help of two SEC fraud whistleblowers. Orthofix, which has faced a SEC whistleblower lawsuit in the past, also agreed to admit to wrongdoing.Read [ Medical Device Manufacturer Admits to Wrongdoing, Faces $14 Million Penalty ]
November 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: With the date for the first bellwether hip replacement implant failure trial involving failed Stryker femoral heads now established for September, 2019 attention has shifted to a compelling questionnaire the Howmedica defense team has issued to plaintiffs as part of the deposition process.Read [ Stryker Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit Plaintiff Survey Deemed ‘Intrusive’ ]
October 31, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Boston, MA: Veteran attorney Andrew Wainwright and the Thornton Law Firm in Boston, Massachusetts have been handling mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of individuals with asbestos-related illnesses since 1978. He knows the issues well. Although the use of asbestos has been curtailed Wainwright says victims of its deadly effects and cases of mesothelioma continue to come forward.Read [ Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families Win Lawsuits against Insulation Supplier ]
October 30, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: Regardless of the machinations undertaken by the Trump Administration to replace the so-called ‘Obama Care’ with something that may, or may not be superior the fact remains that health care costs continue to balloon, with hospital billings and emergency room charges chronically higher than rates set by Medicare. With such hospital overcharging going on, it’s little wonder patients seek justice with an ER bill lawsuit, or similar.Read [ ER Bills and Hospital Overcharging: It’s Not Getting Any Better ]
October 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Massachusetts: Any asbestos lawsuit, whether it be founded upon asbestosis, asbestos mesothelioma, asbestos cancer or any other form of asbestos disease carries underpinnings of environmental law. That’s because the environment is such an integral component of today’s safe workplace, that environmental law policy is central to how employers create and maintain their work environments, and how they equip employees working with hazardous materials to protect their health.Read [ Asbestos and Environmental Law ]
October 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Meriden, CT: A mid-air collision in 1966 during a military refueling exercise has provided the foundation for a disability claims lawsuit against the US Department of Defense brought by former service personnel who assert exposure to radiation.Read [ Veterans Still Seeking Benefits Fifty One Years after Radiation Exposure ]
September 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Springfield, MA: The estate of late NFL player Aaron Hernandez on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against the National Football League (NFL) and the New England Patriots, alleging that defendants failed to protect Hernandez from traumatic brain injury within the context of active play in football games, all the while knowing that repeated blows to the head could lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), an irreversible brain disease.Read [ Late CFL Player, 27, Exhibited CTE Symptoms of Someone Three Times His Age ]
August 3, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Mother and Nurses Blame Catheter for Baby’s Death ]
Worcester, MA “The nurses in the hospital explained to me that baby Amber’s infection was due to the catheter. And my daughter’s autopsy states that infection was the cause of death,” says Tara.
August 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: The concern with any medication actively targeting a common ailment associated with a large and growing demographic is the potential for disaster were something to go awry, such as unforeseen side effects and adverse reactions. In the case of Actemra side effects, the fallout appears to be compelling: Actemra is commonly prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, a common complaint of the elderly. Baby Boomers, a massive demographic, are just now beginning to shift into their retirement years.Read [ Actemra Arthritis Medication Suspected in Over a Thousand Deaths ]
July 27, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY The Stryker Corporation, an American industry giant that sells medical devices in 100 countries around the world, is going to court in Boston and in New Jersey in parallel litigations to defend its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head (Cobalt Chromium V40) against allegations that the metal on metal ball and joint hip implant system fails prematurely due to a design defect.Read [ Mixed Metals at Core of Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implants ]
- Invokana Adverse Events Subject to Much Scrutiny By Gordon Gibb (Jun-13-17)
- Merger Deal between Device Manufacturers Reveals Device Shortcomings By Gordon Gibb (Jun-6-17)
- INRatio Proposed Class Action Settled Before Alere Lawsuit Could Proceed By Gordon Gibb (May-1-17)
- Hilton Hotel Accused of Swiping Staff Tips By Brenda Craig (Apr-30-17)
- Misclassified Plaintiffs in Massachusetts Eyeing $2.9 Million Proposed Settlement By Gordon Gibb (Apr-21-17)
- Australian Researchers Urge Sharing Data On Contaminated Medical Devices By Deb Hipp (Apr-17-17)
- Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Boston Multidistrict Litigation By Deb Hipp (Apr-15-17)
- Mounting Essure Lawsuits Amount to Decline in Bayer’s Sales By Jane Mundy (Apr-10-17)
- Alere Pushes for Dismissal of Home Blood Test Kits Class Action By Deb Hipp (Mar-19-17)
- New Report Shows 10 Banks Account for 67 Percent of Overdraft Fee Revenue By Deb Hipp (Feb-28-17)
- Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Confusion and Concern By Jane Mundy (Feb-19-17)
- Alere INRatio Plaintiffs Petition Court to Keep Lawsuit Alive By Gordon Gibb (Feb-17-17)
- New Study Suggests IVC Filters are Overused By Heidi Turner (Jan-30-17)
- Implanon Lawsuits Allege Serious Birth Control Side Effects By Heidi Turner (Jan-13-17)
- J&J and DePuy Looking to Have Qui Tam Pinnacle Lawsuit Dismissed By Gordon Gibb (Dec-17-16)
- More Hospitals, Not FDA, Warn Patients of Stockert 3T Heater Cooler Infection Risk By Jane Mundy (Dec-10-16)
- Study: Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Worse in Men with Neurobiological Abnormalities By Gordon Gibb (Dec-7-16)
- Manufacturer Attempts to Escape Federal Pradaxa Wrongful Death Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Nov-4-16)
- Study: IVC Filters Don't Save Trauma Lives By Heidi Turner (Oct-12-16)
- Will Recalled Surgical Catheters Spark Lawsuits? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-12-16)
- Janssen Knew About Issues With Alere INRatio Device By Heidi Turner (Oct-6-16)
- A Showdown Between Plaintiffs and Defendant RE: Federal Arbitration Act By Gordon Gibb (Oct-4-16)
- Is Texas Truck Crash a Telling Commentary on Takata Defective Airbags? By Gordon Gibb (Sep-20-16)
- Talc Expert Witnesses Struck from Witness List By Brenda Craig (Sep-19-16)
- Johnson & Johnson’s Tale of Two Profit Makers: Risperdal and Relieva By Jane Mundy (Sep-18-16)
- Plaintiff Appeals Boston Scientific Verdict and Wins New Trial By Jane Mundy (Sep-15-16)
- Zofran Litigation Making Progress By Jane Mundy (Sep-12-16)
- FDA Solidly on the Fence with Regard to Troubled Endoscope Reprocessor By Gordon Gibb (Sep-8-16)
- Uber Fallout - A Change in the Law? By Jane Mundy (Sep-5-16)
- Hotel in Boston Hit with Unpaid Wages Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Aug-25-16)
- Bank Faces $10 Million Fine Linked to Overdraft Fees By Heidi Turner (Aug-11-16)
- Body Powder Lawsuits Proposed for Multidistrict Consolidation in Illinois By Gordon Gibb (Jul-23-16)
- Massachusetts Hospital Slammed with Endoscopy Infection Lawsuits By Gordon Gibb (Apr-11-16)
- Plaintiffs Allege Data Breach by Boston Medical Center, Lawsuit to Go Ahead By Gordon Gibb (Apr-8-16)
- Boston Jury Awards $11M to Public Servant for Race Discrimination and Retaliation By The National Trial Lawyers (Oct-29-15)
- Au pairs and Massachusetts Labor Law: Cultural Exchange or Exploitation? By Gordon Gibb (May-7-15)
- For Victims of GranuFlo Heart Attack, It’s No Ordinary Day at Dialysis By Gordon Gibb (Oct-6-13)
- Transvaginal Mesh: “Women Are Suffering All Over the World” By Gordon Gibb (Oct-2-13)
- Regulators Looking at Banks’ Roles in Internet Payday Loans By Heidi Turner (Aug-27-13)
- Nurse Files Suit against Massachusetts General Hospital By LAS Staff Writer (Aug-26-13)