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January 22, 2017.
Washington, DC: The Taxotere hair loss lawsuit file continues to move forward, with various Pretrial Orders issued in the early part of the New Year with proposed Plaintiff and Defendant fact sheets due to be filed Monday (January 23). Meanwhile, Taxotere patients continue to deal with the frustration, disappointment and emotional turmoil that are the result of what has been for some, permanent Docetaxel hair loss.Read [ Taxotere Docetaxel Side Effects Not Limited to Permanent Hair Loss ]
January 20, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA: A class action wage and hour donning and doffing lawsuit in Arkansas is not unlike similar lawsuits which have originated in California (Silva v. See’s Candy Shops Inc., Case No. D068136 in the Fourth Appellate District, Division One, in the Court of Appeal of the State of California) alleging employees have not been paid for all time spent working, and specifically time spent climbing into, and shedding uniforms and other related safety gear at the behest of the employer.Read [ Donning & Doffing Plaintiffs Allege Hours of Unpaid Work per Week ]
January 19, 2017.
Philadelphia, PA: It’s been just over a year since Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., ranking member of the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a Minority Staff Report detailing the results of a year-long investigation into deaths related to antibiotic-resistant infections from contaminated duodenoscopes. Such deaths, and injuries suffered by various plaintiffs, have resulted in many an endoscope lawsuit.Read [ In the Midst of Concern Over Endoscope Infection, a New Threat Looms ]
January 18, 2017.
Philadelphia, PA: Following the refusal of a Pennsylvania state judge to strike down a $13.7 million transvaginal mesh lawsuit verdict, defendant Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit immediately signaled they would appeal the award to the state Supreme Court, in spite of the judge’s admonitions that the plaintiff’s suffering was real and chronic.Read [ Inside the $13 Million Pelvic Mesh Award: A Defendant Without Empathy ]
January 17, 2017.
Washington, DC: With some four million allegedly defective catheters having been recalled from the market, such a number extrapolated across risk factors suggest defective catheters causing injury lawsuits will result, given the number of fairly common medical procedures for which catheters are routinely employed.Read [ Catheter Recalls Number into the Millions. Will Lawsuits Follow? ]
January 16, 2017.
Chicago, IL: The most recent news on the Bravelle lawsuit front continues to be the capacity for Bravelle litigants to continue their actions, following a failed bid last year by Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. to have the matter dismissed.Read [ A Renewed Shot at Justice for Bravelle Infertility Plaintiffs ]
January 15, 2017.
New York, NY: A New York overtime lawsuit that did not succeed as a class action nonetheless will culminate in a settlement $325,000, making it a happy new year for 18 plaintiffs in the New York employer lawsuit against Citigroup Inc.Read [ IT Workers Settle New York Labor Lawsuit with Citigroup ]
January 14, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA: A revealing opinion issued at the end of last year by The California Supreme Court addressed, and clarified a heretofore murky area of California labor law, notably just what constitutes a true rest period, and what doesn’t.Read [ California Supreme Court Weighs In on Intent of Rest Period ]
January 13, 2017.
Harris County, TX: It’s been a little over a year since plaintiff Ruth Childers from Texas filed her Bair Hugger lawsuit against 3M Co. and three other defendants, alleging the forced-air warming blanket system caused a drug-resistant infection that cost the plaintiff her leg. Childers is suing for more than $1 million in compensation by way of her warming blanket lawsuit (Ruth E. Childers v. 3M Company et al, Case No. 2015-73957 in the US District Court, Harris County, Texas).Read [ Bair Hugger Lawsuits Keep Coming, Class Actions in US and Canada ]
January 12, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA: Something old and something new to begin the year on the California ERISA file. ERISA is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (as amended 1974), a federal statute that also reaches into individual states and is designed to protect the rights, and the future incomes of workers having already retired, or nearing retirement and already beyond their peak earning years.Read [ A California ERISA Potpourri to begin the New Year ]