Jane Mundy As the senior legal correspondent for LawyersandSettlements since 2004, Jane has interviewed over a thousand people—including plaintiffs and attorneys— about many issues for the company, from bad pharmaceuticals to labor law. She is also a freelance writer for a variety of international and national magazines and newspapers, including Scientific American, Readers Digest, the Globe & Mail and the National Post.
February 22, 2017.
Anaheim, CA: Many workers who were opposed to Andrew Puzder’s nomination to become President Trump’s Labor secretary are now likely less worried about California overtime and minimum wage issues, unless you are an employee of CKE Restaurants—a company that has repeatedly violated the California labor code regarding overtime.Read [ CKE Restaurant Workers: California Overtime Violations still Worrisome ]
February 21, 2017.
Ridgeland, MS: The very first talcum powder cancer lawsuit was filed by Diane Berg back in 2009. Johnson & Johnson offered her a settlement but Berg refused and wound up with nothing. This heroic whistleblower paved the way for ovarian cancer lawsuits today.Read [ Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Whistleblower ]
February 19, 2017.
Springfield, MA: Many patients recovering from heart surgery and hip replacement surgery have an added hurdle: the risk of a life-threatening infection that may have stemmed from the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system during their operation. Even if they had surgery several years ago, there is reason to be concerned.Read [ Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Confusion and Concern ]
February 19, 2017.
Washington, DC: “We even have qui tam whistleblower cases that involve doctors paying illegal runners to find people who are destitute on Medicare. They get a little treatment but the doctor bills for a lot,” says attorney Jason Brown. “They figure these people won’t complain but employees of that practice will blow the whistle.”Read [ Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise” ]
February 16, 2017.
San Francisco, CA: Oracle America Inc. has been sued in federal court by a former sales employee claiming violations of the California labor laws and unfair business practice laws.Read [ Oracle Claw-Back Violation of California Labor Laws ]
February 5, 2017.
Portland, OR: Given the amount of recent complaints following hernia repair surgery, abdominal mesh complications could soon equal, or even surpass, transvaginal mesh complaints, of which more than 100,000 lawsuits have been filed.Read [ Hernia Mesh Implants: Risks Outweigh Benefits ]
February 3, 2017.
Las Vegas, NV: While almost all Abilify lawsuits involve gambling addiction, Nancy’s teenage son became addicted to video games and it caused irreparable damage. If Nancy had known about Abilify side effects, she would have discussed with her son’s psychiatrist whether the risks outweighed the benefits. And he wouldn’t have taken the drug.Read [ Abilify Addiction: Age no Barrier ]
January 30, 2017.
Washington, DC: Not all anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are made equal. Some AEDs, including Lyrica, are known to be associated with more birth defects than others. So why are they prescribed to pregnant women and/or women who may get pregnant?Read [ Why Take Lyrica and Other Anticonvulsant Drugs Associated with Birth Defects? ]
January 29, 2017.
Philadelphia, PA: Litigation over the antipsychotic drug Risperdal was the second largest mass tort (just behind Reglan) in 2016 and believed to be mainly responsible for the pharmaceutical inventory in Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center to be “at its highest level in recent years.”Read [ Risperdal Litigation Second Largest ]