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.
March 25, 2017.
Winnipeg, SK: Colleen had a transvaginal mesh implant almost seven years ago, and for three of those years she has looked for a doctor to remove the TVT Sling, to no avail. If it isn’t removed soon, Colleen thinks she may never have sex again.Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Victim Speaks Candidly about Sex Problems ]
March 22, 2017.
St. Louis, MO: The latest talcum powder lawsuit tried in a Missouri court found in favor of the defendant, which tallies three wins for plaintiffs and one for J&J.Read [ Missouri Jury in Talcum Powder Lawsuit sides with J&J ]
March 20, 2017.
Washington, DC: Brazil’s National Health Agency has banned sales and recalled Essure, and advocacy groups worldwide are pressuring their governments to follow suit.Read [ Brazil Recalls Essure and Note to Bayer: Share the Knowledge ]
March 18, 2017.
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.Read [ Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Letter: Evidence, Explanation or Apology? ]
March 15, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA: All too often employers misclassify their workers in an effort to save money. Graebel Van Lines classify their truck drivers as independent contractors and avoid providing for meal and rest breaks, and other California labor law violations, according to the truckers’ lawsuit, which is seeking class action status.Read [ California Truckers Misclassified—Claiming Labor Law Violations ]
March 9, 2017.
Washington, DC: The latest news regarding Roundup and its link to cancer doesn’t look good for Monsanto or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Jess Rowland, the former Deputy Director of the EPA, may have played a major role in a cover-up to hide evidence of the possible cancer-causing glyphosate in Monsanto`s Roundup.Read [ Monsanto-Gate: Leaked Roundup Cancer Report ]
March 6, 2017.
Oakland, CA: For some California housekeepers who celebrated last September the bill that granted permanent California overtime protection for domestic workers, the law doesn’t apply to them – but it should. An East Oakland hotel owner, for instance, refused to pay overtime to six housekeepers: consequently employees, a legal advocacy firm and the city of Oakland filed a lawsuit against the Quality Inn in Oakland.Read [ Hotel Housekeepers Denied California Overtime File Lawsuit ]