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Jungle Trux Drivers the Latest to Challenge Unpaid Meal and Rest Breaks

Jungle Trux Drivers the Latest to Challenge Unpaid Meal and Rest Breaks January 16, 2018. By Lucy Campbell.
Seattle, WA: Amazon and Jungle Trux, based in King County, WA, have started the new year facing an unpaid overtime and employment class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by two package delivery drivers who allege Jungle Trux and Amazon failed to pay them overtime, undercounted their hours, and failed to provide them with required breaks.
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Opioid Epidemic Biggest News Story in 2017, Opioid Litigation May be Biggest Legal News in 2018

Opioid Epidemic Biggest News Story in 2017, Opioid Litigation May be Biggest Legal News in 2018 January 1, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Cleveland, OH:Across the U.S., city and county newspapers looking back on 2017 say the top news story was the opioid crisis. And opioid litigation already looks like it will dominate legal news in 2018.
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Denial of Benefits May not be the Only Problem Plaguing WA Workers Comp

Denial of Benefits May not be the Only Problem Plaguing WA Workers Comp October 29, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Olympia, WA: In Washington State, it appears there’s a bit more to worry about for Washingtonians beyond the potential for a situation that may result in a Washington State workers comp lawsuit, or a WA denied workers comp claim. The greater issue appears to be a continued rise in premiums that makes Washington state amongst the most expensive regions in the US for claims.
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Insurers Seek Compensation from St. Jude’s Medical in Class Action Lawsuit

Insurers Seek Compensation from St. Jude’s Medical in Class Action Lawsuit September 22, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Seattle, WA A Health Benefit Trust that covers Alaskan State Employees is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against St. Jude’s Medical and Abbott Laboratories seeking compensation for costs related to defective lithium battery powered implantable cardiac defibrillators.
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Olympus Tagged with Partial Liability in Endoscope Lawsuit

Olympus Tagged with Partial Liability in Endoscope Lawsuit September 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Seattle, WA: One of the world’s leading manufacturers of endoscopes, and a target of a wrongful death trial in an endoscope lawsuit, escaped liability for a patient’s fatal infection but was nonetheless compelled to pay almost $6.6 million to the hospital involved for failing to adequately instruct hospital staff.
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Abilify Victim Gambled away Student Loan and More…

Abilify Victim Gambled away Student Loan and More… August 2, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Spokane, WA: “If Vegas World had a warning about Abilify on their site I would have thought twice,” says Debra. “Sometimes I spent the entire day there but now I spend time worrying about how I’ll ever get out of debt.” Debra gambled away her student loan and maxed out her credit cards. Now she suffers from depression as well as bi-polar disorder.
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Hip Replacement Patient says Better Off Without

Hip Replacement Patient says Better Off Without June 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: When Sharon had a Hip replacement she expected, and was told, it would improve her quality of life, her overall well-being. Instead, her health has deteriorated and she is totally disabled. And her third hip revision surgery is scheduled for next month.
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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Letter: Evidence, Explanation or Apology?

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Letter: Evidence, Explanation or Apology? March 18, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: Almost two years after heart bypass surgery Raymond received a letter in the mail. “It said they had used the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system machine during my initial surgery and that there had been problems attributed to that machine,” he says. The letter didn’t say how Raymond should proceed with a Stockert 3T complaint –but his attorney can.
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Fighting Back Against the High Cost of Insulin

Fighting Back Against the High Cost of Insulin March 5, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Seattle, WA It’s almost a century since two Canadian researchers discovered insulin could save the lives of diabetics. They believed that no one should profit from their remarkable discovery and sold the patent to the University of Toronto for $1. Changes to the production of insulin and expiring patents have changed all that. Today, insulin is big business.
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IVC Filters: Remove from Body and Market

IVC Filters: Remove from Body and Market January 12, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: The FDA recommended back in 2010 that IVC filters be removed as soon at the risk passed and in 2014 repeated this communication, adding that filter pieces could migrate within the body. And judging from the growing number of IVC Filter lawsuits, including two inferior vena cava (IVC) filter class actions in Canada, the device may soon be pulled from the market.
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