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Settlement: $22M Awarded in Whistleblower Wrongful Termination Lawsuit.

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:18
Santa Clara, CA: A former employee who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit alleging he was let go by his employer after reporting illegal sales activity, has been awarded $22 million by the jury hearing his case.
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Potential Lawsuit: Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Lawsuit News & Legal Information

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:38
Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology company based in England, is facing lawsuits over some of its Birmingham Hip Replacement (BHR) and R3 metal-on-metal hip replacement systems. The lawsuits concern the alleged premature failure of Smith & Nephew's metal-on-metal hip implant devices, which can cause pain, limited mobility and the need for revision surgery and replacement.
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Potential Lawsuit: New York Medical Malpractice Lawsuit News & Legal Information

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:37
New York medical malpractice claims are made against doctors or other healthcare professionals or organizations whose standard of care fails to meet an acceptable level. When the standard of care falls and a patient suffers harm as a result, a New York medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed against the doctor, health care provider, or institution whose actions caused the harm. Medical Malpractice lawyers typically include claims of medical negligence in hospital malpractice complaints.
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Potential Lawsuit: Mentor MemoryGel Lawsuit News and Legal Information

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:26
Many women with Mentor MemoryGel Breast Implants claim the silicone gel in the implants are leaking dangerous chemicals into their bodies, and could potentially cause serious health risks. The Silicone breast implant lawsuits allege that Mentor Worldwide failed to comply with FDA regulations stipulating that the medical device company must conduct proper studies of all of the health risks associated with its MemoryGel breast implants.
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Potential Lawsuit: Colorado Workers' Compensation Lawsuit News & Legal Information

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:39
Workers compensation is a type of insurance coverage that employers must provide for their employees. Except for some specific exclusions, all employers are required to provide workers compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Some workers may have been unreasonably denied their Colorado Workers Compensation Benefits or had to wait a long time for benefits to begin. In some cases, workers compensation lawsuits can be filed to ensure the employee's rights are protected.
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Settlement: Feds Reach $8M Settlement with Omnicare in False Claims Whistleblower Suit

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 16:06
Santa Clara, CA: An $8 million settlement has been reached in a qui tam lawsuit brought against Omnicare Inc, a subsidiary of CVS Health Corp, by The US Department of Justice and 28 states. The whistleblower lawsuit alleged the defendants violated the False Claim Act by incorrectly labeling generic drugs. The labeling procedure enabled claims to be made to Medicare and Medicaid for generic drug prescriptions under different National Drug Codes than those of the actual drugs given, and for the drug labels to be given with incorrect information.
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Settlement: $20M Verdict Awarded in Ethicon TVT Mesh Personal Injury Mass Torte

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:44
Santa Clara, CA: A $20 million verdict has been awarded against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in punitive damages, in the third bellwether Ethicon pelvic mesh injury lawsuit, part of the pelvic mesh mass torte. The 12-member jury hearing the case in Philadelphia returned the verdict after testimony was given by Plaintiff Margaret “Peggy” Engleman, demonstrating she suffered life-altering injuries when the mesh eroded inside of her. The verdict also includes a $2.5 million award for compensatory damages.
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Potential Lawsuit: Credit One TCPA Violations Lawsuit News & Legal Information

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 18:45
Credit One Bank , a subsidiary of Credit One Financial, is facing several TCPA lawsuits and TCPA class action lawsuits over alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations as well as violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Many TCPA robocalls lawsuits and TCPA violationscan result in multi-million dollar class action settlements.
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Potential Lawsuit: WA Workers' Compensation Lawsuit News & Legal Information

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 18:27
Workers' Compensation is insurance coverage purchased by the employer/business that provides workers' benefits for job-related employee injuries. Washington law requires all employers to purchase Washington workers' compensation coverage (with a few exceptions). Each state has a different workers compensation program laws, with benefits covering medical expenses, prescription medication, death benefits, lost wages and rehabilitation services. Washington bases workers’ compensation benefits on hours worked rather than payroll and employers can require workers to pay a portion of workers’ compensation insurance premiums. Some workers may have unreasonably been denied their Washington workers' compensation benefits or may find they have long waits for their benefits to kick in. In such cases, workers’ compensation lawsuits can be filed to ensure the employee's rights are protected.
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Settlement: Woman Awarded $110M in J&J Talc Cancer Lawsuit

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:23
Santa Clara, CA: A jury in Missouri has found against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in the latest ovarian cancer talcum powder lawsuit brought by Lois Slemp of Virginia.
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Potential Lawsuit: Arkansas Medical Malpractice Legal News & Lawsuit Information

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:13
Arkansas medical malpractice claims are made against doctors or other healthcare professionals or organizations whose standard of care fails to meet an acceptable level. When the standard of care falls and a patient suffers harm as a result, an Arkansas medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed against the doctor, health care provider, or institution whose actions caused the harm. Medical Malpractice lawyers typically include claims of medical negligence in hospital malpractice complaints.
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Settlement: $3M Awarded to Widow in Generic Paxil Suicide Lawsuit

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:41
Santa Clara, CA: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will pay $3 million in damages having been found liable for the death of Stewart Dolin, a partner at the law firm Reed Smith LLP. The money will be paid to his widow, who filed the suit claiming that a generic version of GSK’s antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) caused her husband to commit suicide.
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Potential Lawsuit: CA Workers Comp Lawsuit News and Legal Information

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 16:48
California Labor Code 3212 allows individuals who hold a stressful government job such as police officers, firefighters, corrections officers and other types of first responders to possibly be eligible for benefits under the California workers' compensation system for stress-related illnesses such as a heart attack, other cardiac events and other illnesses that arise out of the course of employment.
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Potential Lawsuit: Canadians File Ethicon Physiomesh Class Action Lawsuit

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 15:20
Ottawa, ONT: Canadian patients who have suffered harm resulting from Ethicon’s Inc.’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh products have filed a class action against the medical device manufacturer.
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Potential Lawsuit: Major Cardiac Events Reported with Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:04
Washington, DC: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued information regarding the Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) made by Abbott Vascular stating that that there is an increased rate of major adverse cardiac events seen in patients receiving the BVS, compared to patients treated with the approved metallic XIENCE drug-eluting stent.
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Potential Lawsuit: Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 14:11
Washington, DC: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an update in line with the World Health Association, which designates breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) as a rare T-cell lymphoma that can develop following breast implants.
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Potential Lawsuit: Alleged MiraLAX Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Issues Being Investigated

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:42
Santa Clara, CA: Reports of mental health issues in children who were exposed to the laxative MiraLAX are being investigated by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in a study funded by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Settlement: $2.1M Verdict Awarded in Target Slip-and-Fall Case

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:08
Santa Clara, CA: A jury has awarded a $2.1 million settlement to a woman who sued Target after a slip and fall incident in a Target retail outlet in Allegheny County, PA.
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Potential Lawsuit: Cialis Risk for Melanoma Subject of Lawsuits

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:50
Santa Clara, CA: The alleged link between Cialis (tadalafil) and melanoma has become the subject of an increasing number of complaints that claim Eli Lilly, the makers of Cialis, failed to warn of the risk.
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Potential Lawsuit: Nevada Workers' Compensation Legal News & Lawsuit Information

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 17:24
Workers' Compensation is insurance coverage purchased by the employer/business that provides workers' benefits for job-related employee injuries. Nevada law requires all employers to purchase Nevada workers' compensation coverage (with a few exceptions). Some workers may have unreasonably been denied their Nevada workers' compensation benefits or may find they have long waits for their benefits to kick in. In such cases, Nevada workers’ compensation lawsuits can be filed to ensure the employee's rights are protected.
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