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$25 Million Accutane Verdict Reinstated by NJ High Court

Mon, 01/30/2017

The New Jersey Supreme Court has reinstated a $25.16 million judgment in favor of an Alabama man who claims he contracted Crohn's disease after taking Accutane, an acne drug that has been the subject of mass tort litigation in the state for more than a decade.

First Xarelto Trial Dates Set as Mass Tort Filings Increase

Tue, 09/06/2016

It would appear that the focus on the Xarelto multidistrict litigation is starting to come together. The first trial dates for the Philadelphia mass tort are being set and the number of filings is increasing.

Risperdal Plaintiffs Gain Leverage in Wake of $70M Verdict

Thu, 07/21/2016

The $70 million verdict a Philadelphia jury levied against Janssen Pharmaceuticals on July 1 may not survive challenges that it is excessive, but the award was a definitive win for the plaintiffs in the Risperdal mass tort litigation, attorneys who work in the pharmaceutical arena said.

These are the 50 most dangerous drugs on the market

Fri, 06/10/2016

"While overdose deaths from prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999, some of the most dangerous drugs don’t require a prescription.

Many seniors using dangerous drug combinations

Mon, 03/21/2016

"One in six seniors in the U.S. regularly uses potentially dangerous combinations of prescription and over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements, according to new research. The study, published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, showed a two-fold increase over a five-year period."

Jacoby & Meyers Dangerous Drugs

Source: Many seniors using dangerous drug combinations - CBS News

Xarelto Lawsuits Continue To Emerge – Press Release – Digital Journal

Wed, 10/21/2015

"Plaintiffs continue to emerge joining the multidistrict litigation against the manufacturers of blood thinner drug Xarelto. The manufacturers, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (a division of well-known brand Johnson & Johnson,) and Bayer Corp. are accused of putting individuals across the U.S. at risk for serious health side effects after use of Xarelto."

Source: Xarelto Lawsuits Continue To Emerge – Press Release – Digital Journal

Long Term Care: Getting The Help You Paid For

Mon, 03/02/2015

Joseph Coughlin, student intern Jacoby & Meyers

In the United States nearly 10 million people each year need some form of long-term care. Of those 6 million are over the age 65. The U.S Department of Health and Human Services estimates that almost 70% of individuals turning 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives. It is very common that without some extra help seniors will not be able to get the care they need. Medicare, which helps pay for health care for people over the age of 65, people under 65 with certain disabilities, states on its website that is does not pay for the largest part of long-term care services such has bathing, or other “custodial care” needs. Because of this many seniors are left without the appropriate care they need.

How the Justice System Caps You

Mon, 02/23/2015

Gregory Posch, student intern Jacoby & Meyers, LLC

According to the Consumerist, General Motors’ (GM) ignition switch vehicle defect might have been detected much sooner if the justice system did not have its flaws. GM and federal regulators knew of the deadly defect before the issue was made known to the public, while the legal system helped conceal the defect for almost a decade. Families pursuing legal action against GM were brushed off because of high legal costs, or because they had settled outside of court and agreed to confidentiality.

Arizona Lawsuit Underscores Need for more Funding in Foster Care

Tue, 02/10/2015

Zachary Mayberry, Student Intern Jacoby & Meyers

A federal class action lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court, District of Arizona on behalf of 10 foster children in Arizona. These children range in age from 3 to 14 and reside in the legal custody of the state. The lawsuit,

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