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  • Avandia Maker Faces More Lawsuits
    May-15-09 Marshall, TX GlaxoSmithKline, maker of Avandia, faces more lawsuits alleging that patients suffered from serious Avandia side effects. Among the more severe side effects is the reported link between Avandia and heart attacks. Some critics say the risk of a heart problem is too high, while patients file lawsuits alleging they were harmed by the use of Ava...
  • Group Arbitration Beneficial to Auction Rate Securities Investors
    May-13-09 Kansas City, MO If you are still undecided about action to take concerning your auction rate securities, a new option has opened up to you. Although some people have chosen the class action lawsuit route, others have decided to file individual arbitrations, alleging they were told that the auction rate securities market was safe. However, it is possible...
  • Hydroxycut Recall Leads to Lawsuit
    May-13-09 Baltimore, MD The makers of Hydroxycut could find themselves in court following the announcement of the Hydroxycut recall. Consumers, upset about being put at risk of experiencing serious Hydroxycut side effects, including liver injury, are now contacting lawyers to explore their options regarding a Hydroxycut lawsuit. At least 1 lawsuit has been filed i...
  • Unpaid Overtime Goes to the Dogs
    May-13-09 Cedar Rapids, IA It can be an unpaid overtime violation involving thousands of people, or the stiffing of just a few—but in the end the unfairness is the same. According to general labor laws workers should be paid for the work they perform, regardless of where it is or when it is. And when you work more than your allotted hours, there should be additi...
  • Dog Shot After Dog Bite Injury, Too Late for Rabies Testing
    May-12-09 Finley, WA Dog bites continue to be a frightening problem. But worse than a dog bite is when concern over the potential for rabies cannot be verified because the dog was put down before adequate testing could take place. The injured child, who was mauled in the dog bite injury attack , is left in a precarious situation. It would have been frightening...
  • Dream Home Scheme Amounted to an Alleged $70 Million Consumer Fraud
    May-11-09 Washington, DC If it sounds too good to be true it usually is. In the case of homeowners swindled by consumer financial fraud , an opportunity quickly became a nightmare. While the perpetrators have been charged and indictments delivered, there is no help for the consumer who got taken in the scheme. According to an indictment handed down April 22nd a...
  • Pilot Error Said to be Focus of NTSB Hearing in Buffalo Plane Crash
    May-11-09 Washington, DC On the eve of a hearing to be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), sources close to the hearings have revealed that a plane crash that killed 50 people in February may have been partially caused by an inexperienced and improperly trained pilot. The Wall Street Journal reveals that according to sources, the pilot...
  • Patients Allegedly Over-Billed for Out Of Network Medical Care
    May-5-09 New York, NY It is probably little surprise to anybody who has dealt with health insurance companies that once again those companies are being accused of less than honest business practices. This time, those practices involve out of network physicians and the ways that insurance companies decide on reimbursement rates for out of network medical care. ...
  • Supplements Containing Ephedra Linked to Serious Side Effects
    May-4-09 Jefferson City, MO The recent Hydroxycut recall may have called into question the safety and efficacy of weight loss supplements, but the truth is that such supplements have been called into question before. In 2003, Hydroxycut, at the time manufactured by MuscleTech Research and Development, faced lawsuits related to the supplement's inclusion of the in...
  • Hydroxycut Recalled After Death Reported
    May-2-09 Washington, DC The Hydroxycut recall announced yesterday over concern for Hydroxycut liver damage not only serves to mount concern over the Hydroxycut supplement; it also raises the issue of regulatory limitations. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which warned consumers about the dietary supplement yesterday, does not carry the same degree of a...
  • Fly Ash Golf Course Sparks Lawsuit
    Apr-29-09 Virgina Beach, VA Attorney Ted Yoakam has spent most of his career doing medical malpractice law but for the last year his energy has been focused on an environmental lawsuit in the Chesapeake region. "Virginia Dominion Power operates a lot of plants and creates a lot of coal fly ash," says Yoakam. "They were under the gun because their own containment s...
  • Reglan Black Box Comes Nearly 30 Years Too Late
    Apr-25-09 Washington, DC When the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated a Black Box warning for Reglan , patients who have already experienced adverse reactions to the drug would not have been surprised. Reglan is the commercial name for the drug metoclopramide, a drug made by a number of generic manufacturers for the treatment of gastrointestinal disor...
  • Lucite and DuPont Fined for Pollution in Belle
    Apr-23-09 Belle, WV Two days before Earth Day this year, two giant corporations agreed to pay a combined $2 million in fines for polluting the air. Such activity is not only an affront to environmental law ; it also appears to be a corporate thumbing-of-the-nose at wise stewardship when it comes to environmental issues. Critics maintain that environment law deserve...
  • License Suspension for New Jersey Oncologist Possible Malpractice
    Apr-20-09 Trenton, NJ While it might be too early for a case of medical malpractice , suspicion continues to swirl around a doctor in New Jersey after his license to practice medicine was revoked earlier this month. Medical malpractice law governs any case involving medical malpractice negligence. So far, any allegation against Dr. Parvez Dara of Ocean County,...
  • A Victory for Asbestos Patients in Texas
    Apr-18-09 Austin, TX Business and industry may not like it, but victims of asbestos mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses are cheering the passage of a bill in the Texas Senate that will make it easier for plaintiffs to pursue damages for health-related asbestos cancers triggered by asbestos exposure in the workplace. Critics of the legislation clai...
  • One Mother, Three Children with Birth Defects
    Apr-18-09 Washington, DC It is certainly sensational and beyond the normal scope of pharmaceutical intervention. However, the plight of a young mother and the affect various drugs and SSRI antidepressants had on her children only serves to galvanize public opinion with regard to SSRI birth defects and birth defects in general. Her name is Teresa Cooper. She wa...
  • The Real Reason You Need a Good Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Apr-17-09 Nutley, NJ Attorney David Paris prefers to put ethics and professional responsibility far and above all considerations when it comes to medical malpractice suits. "So many clients come to me and they are angry about something that has gone wrong," says Paris. "Their friends, their co-workers, their relatives and even other doctors are urging them to sue...
  • New Study Drops the Coffin Lid on Asbestos
    Apr-17-09 Reno, NV Implausible as it may seem, if there was ever any doubt as to the danger of asbestos exposure, that doubt has been put to rest with the release of a new study appearing in Occupational and Environmental Medicine . Asbestos mesothelioma is but one deadly result in an environment that carried a whopping 95 percent risk of developing asbestos canc...
  • Forensics Expert Discusses Chinese Drywall
    Apr-16-09 Lake Forest, CA "Regardless of what people say about US building developers and contractors, for the most part they didn't buy Chinese drywall to save money but ordered it simply for supply and demand," says Doug Derry, field services manager, CBI Forensics. And there was a lot of demand after Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. "Shipping records show that sin...
  • Unum Plays Doctor, Badly
    Apr-15-09 Fishers, IN Elaine suffered a shoulder injury on the job and she collected compensation from Unum Provident insurance company for two years, during which time they did a 'home visit'. "The Unum representative reported that my house was well-kept, that I got up quickly from a sitting position, and there was no evidence of disability," says Elaine, which w...
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