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Jul 17, 2019

How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Case Take?

By |July 17th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|

Victims of malpractice typically suffer severe injuries and find themselves struggling with medical bills and lost income. It is normal to want to know how long a malpractice case may take, from beginning to end, or when it might settle out of court. Even if a case does settle out of court, a plaintiff still must first go through the process, which can take some time. The time it takes to resolve a [...]

Jul 8, 2019

Car Wrecks and Auto Insurance – What You Should Know

By |July 8th, 2019|Car Accidents|

In a perfect world, none of us would ever be involved in a car crash or become the victim of a hit-and-run. Because we cannot control the actions of others, however, drives must carry auto insurance – so in the event of injury and property damage, we are not overwhelmed with huge bills. Many people are afraid to report car wrecks to their insurance company out of concern that the company will raise [...]

Jul 2, 2019

Judge Allowed Evidence of Regulatory Manipulation in Roundup Lawsuits

By |July 2nd, 2019|Defective Products|

The District Judge who oversaw federal litigation regarding the link between cancer and Roundup weed killer rejected Monsanto’s bid to exclude certain evidence of regulatory manipulation during the first phase of the trial. Reuters reports that United States District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled that the company’s alleged manipulation of scientific studies and regulators was “super relevant” to the question of whether the weed killer causes cancer, saying it was difficult to draw the line [...]

Jun 13, 2019

Insys Therapeutics to Pay $225 Million for Subsys Bribery Scheme

By |June 13th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|

Insys Therapeutics, the makers of Subsys fentanyl spray, has agreed to pay $225 million “to end criminal and civil investigations into allegations that it used a system of bribes to get doctors to illegally prescribe its highly addictive product,” the Washington Post reports. The company will also plead guilty to 5 counts of mail fraud. There have been multiple criminal charges, indictments, and convictions so far. Founder John Kapoor, along with 5 other [...]

May 15, 2019

Jury Awards California Couple $2 Billion Verdict against Monsanto

By |May 15th, 2019|Defective Products|

A jury has awarded more than $2 billion to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a couple in California who claimed that years of using Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer led to them developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Each spouse was awarded $1 billion in punitive damages, as well as a collective $55 million in compensatory damages for them both. This is the third time a California jury has awarded significant damages in claims against Monsanto. There are [...]

Apr 18, 2019

Defective Defibrillators Are More Common Than You Might Think

By |April 18th, 2019|Defective Products|

Defibrillators are electrical devices used to treat heart conditions like arrhythmia, which is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. A defibrillator’s job is to deliver an electric shock to the heart, effectively jolting it back to its normal rhythm. When we hear the word “defibrillator,” many of us think about the big, portable ones they use in ambulances or hospitals – the ones that send strong electrical currents from [...]

Apr 16, 2019

Why Are My Heart and Blood Pressure Medications Being Recalled?

By |April 16th, 2019|Defective Products|

In July 2018, several drug companies started recalling dozens of lots of heart and blood medications – specifically valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan – after tests found the drugs had trace amounts of impurities and carcinogens. These recalls have been ongoing into early 2019. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently investigating the underlying causes of the contamination with carcinogenic substances. The FDA’s inspection is not complete, but past inspections at companies in [...]

Feb 21, 2019

Ambulance Diversion is Medical Negligence

By |February 21st, 2019|Medical Negligence|

When you are in the throes of an emergency medical condition such as a heart attack or a stroke, you want an ambulance to arrive quickly, and take you to the nearest hospital for treatment. Thanks to the quietly-kept practice of ambulance diversion, you may not get the help you need in time. Ambulance diversion seeks to manage the overcrowding of emergency departments by redirecting emergencies to another hospital. Health Data.gov explains that [...]

Feb 19, 2019

Birth Trauma is a Real, Ongoing Problem

By |February 19th, 2019|Birth Injury|

When there is a complication in childbirth that leads to a birth injury for the baby, there is often intense scrutiny about the baby's health and well-being – as there should be. The birth trauma that some women experience, however, after a difficult childbirth is real, and often left unaddressed. Last summer, we covered the USA Today investigative report which revealed that hospitals know how to protect mothers who are giving birth, but [...]

Feb 14, 2019

Uber and Lyft Want to Take You to Your Medical Appointments

By |February 14th, 2019|Car Accidents|

Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft provide transportation services to airports, from restaurants, and to places throughout the state. Now, they’re trying to help people make it to their doctors’ appointments. Both companies have ventured into the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) space with Uber Health and Lyft Concierge. For patients who are house-bound without transportation, or for those not well enough to drive themselves to medical appointments, Uber and Lyft – in conjunction with [...]

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