December 5, 2018

Update on IVC Filter Settlement Talks and Amounts

IVC lawsuits are progressing which increases the possibility of a global settlement.  There is huge news in this litigation. We have been saying all along that, in spite of some early losses, the verdicts were going to start coming in...

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December 5, 2018

Is the FDA Approval Process for Medical Devices a win for Big Pharma?

The FDA announced an overhaul of the 510(k) system that is meant to prompt manufacturers to base new products on technologies that are 10 years old or less. Almost 20% of the products currently cleared by the system were based...

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December 5, 2018

New York special-needs student wins $28M rape lawsuit

A woman with special needs has won $28 million in a lawsuit seven years after she was raped as a Mount Vernon High School student. Lawyers for the woman, who is now 21 years old, said a jury ruled in their favor...

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December 5, 2018

Why is the US Solicitor General Supporting Merck in Supreme Court Fosamax Preemption Appeal?

The plaintiffs have requested the U.S. Supreme Court uphold a federal appeals court ruling that allowed their cases to move forward, however acting U.S. Solicitor General Jefferey Wall asked for permission to present oral arguments. It would be a plus for Merck, because...

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December 4, 2018

Jury awards record $19 million to woman whose stomach was removed for no reason

Rebecca Ball was 29 when she saw doctors at UPMC for severe gastrointestinal problems, but doctors could not figure out what was wrong with her, so they removed her stomach. When her doctors did the surgery, they determined she had something...

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December 4, 2018

Lawyers In Massive Opioid Case Want To Separate Suits Brought On Behalf Of Babies Born Addicted

The lawyers say the babies' specific needs have been lost in the sweeping case that is comprised of hundreds of local and state suits against companies who make opioids. The overall settlement is expected to rival the $240 billion tobacco...

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December 4, 2018

Deceased Smoker’s $20M Judgment Reinstated

A recent Engle -progeny case decided by the Eleventh Circuit is making headlines as Phillip Morris and RJ Reynolds just had a $20 plus million judgment reinstated by an appellate panel. Sadly, the plaintiff's estate had to bring the appeal...

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December 4, 2018

Florida jury rules against Bev Smith Kia dealership, awards man in crash $1.7 million verdict

Richard Simmons Sr, 49, was driving on US 1 in Fort Pierce when his car was struck by a vehicle driven by Bev Smith Kia employee Spencer Winsman in 2014. Simmons suffered a neck injury from the rear-end collision and faces more...

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December 4, 2018

Students sue Rhode Island over lack of civics education

Rhode Island is failing to teach civics and prepare students to be "capable citizens," a federal class-action lawsuit alleges. The 14 students in the suit say the state provided such a substandard education that it violates their rights under the...

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December 3, 2018

Justice Department Awards $16 Million To Las Vegas Concert Shooting Victims

The funds, which total $16,735,720, will go to victims, including concert staffers, witnesses and first responders, plus family members of victims and those who helped concert attendees the night of the shooting on Oct. 1, 2017. Read the source article...

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