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July 25, 2017.
Chicago, IL: Recent events involving The Hartford insurance company is demonstrative of the balancing act the insurance industry must maintain between contractual obligations to deserving clients, v. being taken to the cleaners by policyholders attempting to collect benefits they may not, or do not deserve. Somewhere in the middle is the grey area that leads to stonewalling, or denials of legitimate claims for long term disability benefits out of vigilance against being taken advantage of.Read [ The Tightrope Walked by Insurers Inevitably Discriminate Against Legitimate Claims ]
July 22, 2017.
Trenton, NJ: Plaintiffs bringing either a saxagliptin lawsuit, or an Onglyza lawsuit (Onglyza is the trade name for saxagliptin) appear to have had a checkered track record in terms of success with their cases in spite of various side effects associated with the Type 2 diabetes drug.Read [ Onglyza, Kombiglyze Maintain Risks in Spite of Dismissed Lawsuits ]
July 21, 2017.
Pittsburgh, PA: A recent study last month has shown that risks of infection stemming from use of endoscopes and duodenoscopes is continuing generally in the healthcare field in spite of guideline updates and other examples of tightening compliance aimed at improving, or even eliminating infection from the reusable devices. It’s the kind of infection passed along from one patient to another that has previously, and continues to fuel many an endoscope lawsuit.Read [ Improvements in Cleaning Endoscopes Still not Universally Implemented: Study ]
July 20, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA: A former employee of Dolby Laboratories Inc. in California has filed a harassment lawsuit against her former employer and various individuals alleging harassment, and an unfair and fractious work environment. Plaintiff Sushama Gokhale alleges violations against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and various laws maintained by the state of California.Read [ California Woman Launches Harassment Lawsuit against Dolby ]
July 19, 2017.
Toronto, ON: One of the most recent lawsuits to be filed against St. Jude Medical with regard to faulty batteries associated with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) has been filed by a woman in Canada. According to the New York Post (05/12/17), plaintiff Shirley Houle is seeking $800 million in damages on behalf of others similarly affected in a proposed class action.Read [ Class Action St. Jude Medical Lawsuit Launched in Canada, Seeks $800 Million ]
July 18, 2017.
Tucson, AZ: Medtronic devices which have been around since 1988 and 1999 respectively have been the focus of much scrutiny in recent years, with the most recent concern landing earlier this year with a Class 1 recall related to software associated with the SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pump. A Class 1 recall, about which anyone considering a Medtronic SynchroMed recall lawsuit would appreciate knowing, is the most serious of the three recall classifications maintained by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Read [ Medtronic Knew About Deficiencies, Lawsuit Says ]
July 17, 2017.
Atlanta, GA: A myriad of issues with regard to Ethicon Physiomesh and the accompanying Ethicon Physiomesh complaints were partially responsible for Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, triggering a market recall of their product last year.Read [ Ethicon Physiomesh Withdrawn from Market, Never Formally Recalled ]
July 16, 2017.
New York, NY: Raymond Warme, according to a recent Eliquis lawsuit, was prescribed the new-age blood thinner apixaban for atrial fibrillation. That was in April, 2014. Litigation brought on his behalf by his daughter and partner claim that Warme began to experience gastrointestinal bleeding within two months of starting on the drug. He would not survive.Read [ Eliquis Lawsuit Alleges Wrongful Death, Product Misrepresentation ]
July 15, 2017.
Berkley, CA: Tom Spiggle is an attorney and author of You’re Pregnant? You’re Fired: Protecting Mothers, Fathers, and Other Caregivers in the Workplace. In a blog originally appearing last year and updated last month in Huff Post (06/15/17), Spiggle notes that various protections at both the federal and state level that help insulate workers from discrimination (such as the federal Family Medical Leave Act and the California Family Rights Act) are valuable tools for the protection of worker rights. At the same time, however such a patchwork of protections crossing various jurisdictions can inject a high level of complexity into the mix.Read [ Know Your Rights under the California Family Rights Act ]
July 15, 2017.
Atlanta, GA: A Georgia woman who suffered a heart attack and a debilitating brain injury mere days following the birth of her child was awarded, earlier this year nearly $46 million in damages. The Georgia medical malpractice lawsuit named two doctors and an Atlanta health care facility as defendants, whom a jury in Georgia state court in February found negligent.Read [ Georgia Woman Stricken Following Childbirth Awarded Nearly $46 Million ]