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Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Negligence Per Se and Fraud Claims Dismissed in Risperdal Litigation

    Negligence Per Se and Fraud Claims Dismissed in Risperdal Litigation
    The Middle District of Florida in Gallant v. Ortho-McNeil-Jannsen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131769 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 29, 2014), recently addressed a plaintiff’s negligence per se and fraud claims in the Risperdal…
  • Sep 26

    Prosecuting Alleged Adulteration Through Off-Label Use Of A Device

    Prosecuting Alleged Adulteration Through Off-Label Use Of A Device
                Our first post of the fall (and new year, according the Hebrew calendar), concerns something we do not usually post about – the adequacy of allegations in a criminal…
  • Sep 25

    Squeezing the Toothpaste Ever More Firmly

    Squeezing the Toothpaste Ever More Firmly
    Those of you who dialed into yesterday’s teleseminar given by the Reed Smith side of the blog saw an image of a leaking tube of toothpaste on one slide and a poster for the Orson Wells motion picture The Third Man on another.  For…
Rank this Week: 131

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Sep 30

    Frozen: Not Just Another Disney Princess Story?

    Frozen: Not Just Another Disney Princess Story?
    Princess born with cryokinetic powers, locked away from the outside world for years, unleashes a deep freeze on the community when she is unveiled as queen.  If you thought this was the CliffsNotes plot summary of…
  • Sep 29

    CPSC Continues The Flogging of Desktop Magnet

    CPSC Continues The Flogging of Desktop Magnet
    Over the last several years, we here at Abnormal Use have documented the controversial saga of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and its battle against the manufacturers of desktop magnets.  The…
  • Sep 26

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    “You have the right to remain silent! Anything you say can and will be used against you!” a law enforcement official advises Superman, who foolishly decides to waive those rights immediately. “I’m guilty!”…
Rank this Week: 164

New York Asbestos Defense…

New York Asbestos Defense Litigation

Covers the current state of asbestos defense litigation in New York State, with resources for the insured and self-insured defendant, as well as defense counsel. By Eric C. Genau.

http://asbestoslitigation.typepad.com/newyork/
  • Jun 4

    European Experience

    European Experience
    If you look at a major European city with a plane, it is easy to see: about 60% of its territory is covered by roofs. Wise Europeans have long been multiplied expensive land in the city on the ability of modern building technology. And they…
  • May 27

    Strategical Planning

    Strategical Planning
    To think to act. Differently of the normative planning, that deals with recommendations, the Strategical Planning Situacional, if materialize in the action, what it implies you are its desemho, execution has controlled and revision according…
  • May 20

    Having Two Businesse

    Having Two Businesse
    In these times that run down widespread consumption, have two businesses in one constitutes a bet more than sensible, recommended. And in fact, the last fair of the sector, the newly held Expofranquicia of Madrid, has highlighted the interest…
Rank this Week: 179

Product Liability Law Blog

Product Liability Law Blog

Covers defective product topics such as auto recalls, automotive product liability, defective seatbelt and restraint systems, electrical product defects, and toxic tort/environmental cases. By The Gilbert Law Group

http://productliabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 172

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 205

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Sep 25

    Durand High School Campylobacter Outbreak, Attorneys Investigating

    Durand High School Campylobacter Outbreak, Attorneys Investigating
    The most recent numbers in the Campylobacter outbreak in Durand, Wisconsin, are as follows: 8 confirmed Campylobacter infections in students at Durand High School 50 students with symptoms consistent with a Campylocater infection. Our…
  • Sep 20

    North Carolina Legionella Investigation

    North Carolina Legionella Investigation
    Legionnaire's Disease lawyers in our firm are investigating an outbreak of LD in the Winston-Salem area of North Carolina, including confirmed cases at Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation. A seventh resident of that particular center was…
  • Sep 17

    E. coli HUS strikes children in Kentucky

    E. coli HUS strikes children in Kentucky
    Four children in Kentucky have been hospitalized with E. coli HUS, including kidney failure, as part of an outbreak of E. coli that also has sickened two other children. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is investigating and…
Rank this Week: 291

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Covers mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and more.

http://www.simmonsfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 299

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 421

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

Covers medical device and pharmaceutical mass tort issues. By Searcy Denney.

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Wisconsin Court Dismisses Hip Implant Suit Against Zimmer

    Wisconsin Court Dismisses Hip Implant Suit Against Zimmer
    On August 8, 2014, a Wisconsin federal court dismissed a case based on a defective hip implant because it found that it did not have jurisdiction over a case which did not state a basis for federal jurisdiction. Federal Courthouse …
  • Sep 10

    Women’s Health: FDA Initiative Focuses on Female Representation in Clinical Trial

    Women’s Health: FDA Initiative Focuses on Female Representation in Clinical Trial
    The Food and Drug Administration has identified an information gap in its system of clinical trials and is working to fill it. The gap relates to women. There aren’t enough of them enrolled. “Underrepresentation of women (or…
  • Sep 8

    Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Case Time Barred

    Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Case Time Barred
    On July 11, 2014, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, ruled that a lawsuit filed against Boston Scientific in connection with its Obtryx transvaginal mesh device was time…
Rank this Week: 480

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device
    After a two week trial in state court in Dallas, Texas, the 12 person jury has reached a verdict Salazar v. Boston Scientific. The verdict comes after a mesh lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff, Martha Salazar, who was implanted with the Obtryx…
  • Aug 26

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two
    On Sunday, August 24 at 4:30 a.m., a driver traveling on Highway 66 in Rowlett was going the wrong way when he crashed into another vehicle. The drunk driver injured himself and two others, resulting in hospitalization at Baylor Regional…
  • Aug 20

    Transvaginal Mesh Trials Continue Throughout August

    Transvaginal Mesh Trials Continue Throughout August
    Boston Scientific, one of several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices, has resumed trials in Massachusetts last week as it seeks to defend itself against plaintiffs who allege injury as a result of using the company's transvaginal…
Rank this Week: 460

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Mar 1

    Androgel lawyers file low testosterone lawsuit in Illinoi

    Androgel lawyers file low testosterone lawsuit in Illinoi
    Low Testosterone Lawyers have filed the following Androgel lawsuit in Illinois: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISEASTERN DIVISION______________________________Richard C. Kelly, Sr., : COMPLAINT AND DEMAND: FOR…
  • Feb 28

    Risperdal & Gynecomastia - Tricking Teenage Boys Into Transgendered Live

    Risperdal & Gynecomastia - Tricking Teenage Boys Into Transgendered Live
    The past decade has seen a rise in lawsuits surrounding gender and sex identity issues. For example, in 2012, the news followed Jenna Talackova, a transgendered beauty queen, as she battled Donald Trump to gain eligibility to compete in the…
  • Jun 12

    Surgical Removals of Mirena IUD Increasing

    Surgical Removals of Mirena IUD Increasing
    A number of lawsuits have arisen due to the complications caused by the use of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs).  It has been shown that with the increase in popularity of IUDs, there has been a notable rise of cases where…
Rank this Week: 474

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Sep 22

    Tennessee Made-Whole Doctrine

    Tennessee Made-Whole Doctrine
    The Belmont Law Review published an article I wrote about the made-whole doctrine in its inaugural issue.  Here is a description of the article.     This Article proposes the adoption of the “Modified…
  • Sep 19

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee
    The recent opinion in Byrge v. Campfield, et al., No. E2013-01223-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 8, 2014) serves as a good reminder of Tennessee defamation law involving a public figure. In October 2008, Stacey Campfield, then a Republican…
  • Sep 17

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently issued an important decision regarding the interplay between the savings statute and tolling agreements. The facts of Circle C Const., LLC v. Hilson, M2013-02330-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. App. Jul. 29,…
Rank this Week: 541

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers pharmaceutical, medical device and medical malpractice litigation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Soccer Player Sues University for Brain Injuries Caused by Hazing

    Soccer Player Sues University for Brain Injuries Caused by Hazing
    A former soccer player for Clemson University is suing her fellow players, coaches, and several members of the administration after suffering severe brain injuries from hazing. The woman sustained permanent trauma as a freshman, during the…
  • Sep 16

    DePuy Recalls Jawbone Medical Device due to Death Risk

    DePuy Recalls Jawbone Medical Device due to Death Risk
    A Johnson & Johnson company, DePuy, recently recalled its Synthes Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System because of risks most severely affected children and infants. These devices are used during operations to the trachea and other…
  • Sep 8

    Four Children Dead in Southside Fire

    Four Children Dead in Southside Fire
    A fatal fire in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood on the far south side has left four children dead and two adults critically injured. The fire erupted on the second floor of a building housing nearly 20 unites, around 3:30 a.m. The four…
Rank this Week: 489

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Sep 26

    Pew Research Internet Project — Sick Are Going Social

    Pew Research Internet Project — Sick Are Going Social
    Maybe it started with WebMD, a site on which one can input his or her symptoms and identify their possible causes. Easy, fairly accurate and quick, WebMD provides instant gratification and helps users determine what might be wrong with them…
  • Sep 23

    Using Work Hours as Volunteer Hours Becoming Part of Corporate Culture

    Using Work Hours as Volunteer Hours Becoming Part of Corporate Culture
    The hip shoe and sunglasses company TOMS has set the bar for giving back to the community through its One for One movement. The Southern California-based business helps someone in need for every product it sells and, since its founding in…
  • Sep 22

    Medical Mistakes: Tracking Trail of Errors in Operating Rooms Tricky

    Medical Mistakes: Tracking Trail of Errors in Operating Rooms Tricky
    Nearly half a million Americans die each year from hospital mishaps that, more often than not, are preventable. Foreign objects left in patients’ bodies during surgeries, air bubbles entering patients’ veins via faulty IVs and…
Rank this Week: 691

Product Defect News & Advice

Product Defect News & Advice

By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.productdefectnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Airbag Defects Long Known To Honda And Takata Led to Recall

    Airbag Defects Long Known To Honda And Takata Led to Recall
    A flawed auto defect reporting system and lack of oversight by the federal regulatory agency has led to a situation where explosive airbags that caused dozens of injuries and several fatalities to slip under the radar for at least a decade.…
  • Sep 15

    Ford Recalls Hybrid SUVs For Stalling Issue

    Ford Recalls Hybrid SUVs For Stalling Issue
    Ford Motor Company said it is issuing three new safety recall campaigns covering more than 76,000 vehicles. According to a Detroit News report, the automaker said it is recalling 2005-08 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2006-08 Mercury Mariner hybrid…
  • Sep 8

    Recalled Car Seats Could Result In Serious Head Injurie

    Recalled Car Seats Could Result In Serious Head Injurie
    Child car seat manufacturer Recaro has issued a defective product recall for more than 40,000 car seats, which could result in head injuries. According to a news report in Tech Times, the company is recalling the car seats after it discovered…
Rank this Week: 733

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury law with an emphasis on products and drugs liability. By Sheff Law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    NY PATIENT WINS $2.3 MILLION IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUIT

    NY PATIENT WINS $2.3 MILLION IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUIT
    Following a three week trial, a Rockland County, New York jury has awarded $2.3 million to a Nyack Hospital patient for injuries he sustained four years ago as a result of medical malpractice. On October 1, 2010, 52-year-old John Antonucci…
  • Sep 19

    KINGS OF LEON CANCELS MORE SHOWS AFTER DRUMMER INJURED

    KINGS OF LEON CANCELS MORE SHOWS AFTER DRUMMER INJURED
    Alternative rock band Kings of Leon has been forced to cancel two more shows in its Mechanical Bull Tour after drummer, Nathan Followill, sustained injuries in a tour bus accident. Followill was treated for broken ribs after the band's tour…
  • Sep 8

    LACK OF FEDERAL OVERSIGHT IN PREVENTING THEME PARK ACCIDENTS

    LACK OF FEDERAL OVERSIGHT IN PREVENTING THEME PARK ACCIDENTS
    With the popular and regular attendance of amusement parks, a lack of park safety has led to several theme park accidents, calling for federal oversight. The Consumer Product Safety Administration only regulates portable rides that tour with…
Rank this Week: 609

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    Non-Profit Support Group Helps Transvaginal Mesh Implant Victim

    Non-Profit Support Group Helps Transvaginal Mesh Implant Victim
    Our Boston transvaginal mesh attorneys understand for women who are victims of defective Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) products, the impact can be devastating and hard for others to comprehend. According to a news article from The Claiborne…
  • Sep 25

    Federal Jury in West Virginia Awards Plaintiff $3.27 Million in TVM Lawsuit

    Federal Jury in West Virginia Awards Plaintiff $3.27 Million in TVM Lawsuit
    According to a recent article from the West Virginia Record, a federal jury has just awarded a plaintiff $3.27 million in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) case involving transvaginal mesh (TVM) products manufactured by Johnson &…
  • Sep 20

    Chapman, et al. v. The Procter & Gamble Dist., et al.: On Scientific Evidence in Products Liability Case

    Chapman, et al. v. The Procter & Gamble Dist., et al.: On Scientific Evidence in Products Liability Case
    As our Boston products liability attorneys can explain, the use of a qualified and knowledgeable expert can significantly increase a plaintiff's chance of obtaining complete financial recovery. Chapman, et al. v. The Procter & Gamble…
Rank this Week: 796

South Carolina Products Liability…

South Carolina Products Liability Law Blog

Covers the latest trends in South Carolina products liability law. By Brian Comer.

http://scproductsliabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    2014 DRI Products Liability Conference

    2014 DRI Products Liability Conference
    Since 2010, I have made it a priority to attend the Defense Research Institute's Products Liability Conference. This year's conference is being held April 9-11, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona at the Arizona Biltmore.  The theme of this…
  • Feb 13

    "The report of my death was an exaggeration . . . . . ." Mark Twain, May 31, 1897

    "The report of my death was an exaggeration . . . . . ." Mark Twain, May 31, 1897
    From some quick online research, I believe Mark Twain is credited with the above quote, and it is frequently misquoted as "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."  Although "death," is certainly an exaggeration in my case, you…
  • Sep 13

    Verdict Survey: $38 Million Asbestos Verdict in Richland County

    Verdict Survey: $38 Million Asbestos Verdict in Richland County
    About two weeks ago, I saw my friend Theile McVey at Starbucks.  She mentioned in our general chit-chat that she was in trial.  As shop talk usually goes, I asked her what kind of case it was, and she said it was an asbestos…
Rank this Week: 907

Products Liability and Injury…

Products Liability and Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Defective Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices, Products Liability, and Medical Malpractice. By Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.

http://www.productsliabilityinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jul 17

    Does Your Child Ride in the Right Car Seat?

    Does Your Child Ride in the Right Car Seat?
    Car accidents are the number-one cause of death for U.S. children ages one to 12, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). You can help protect your kids in case of a crash by making sure they’re using…
  • Jun 6

    GENERAL RELEASES—UNNAMED PARTIES

    GENERAL RELEASES—UNNAMED PARTIES
    Rodriguez v. Oto, (Sixth District, January 15, 2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 1020, 151 Cal.Rptr.3d 667, 13 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 602, 2013 Daily Journal D.A.R. 636 A man who was injured in a collision with a rented automobile retained an attorney the…
  • May 30

    MICRA—INTENTIONAL TORTS

    MICRA—INTENTIONAL TORTS
    Yun Hee So v. Sook Ja Shin, HP, (Second District, January 3, 2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 652, 151 Cal.Rptr. 34d 257, 13 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 168, 2013 Daily Journal D.A.R. 153 A woman who awoke while under anesthesia during a D & C procedure…
Rank this Week: 863

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    New Advanced Technology May Help Save Lives at Atlanta Accident Site

    New Advanced Technology May Help Save Lives at Atlanta Accident Site
    In the future, an accident site in Atlanta could have drones hovering above wrecked cars, and high-tech ambulances equipped with video -streaming features that allow patient data to be transmitted instantly to the nearest hospital. New…
  • Sep 22

    More Attention Being Paid to Concussions and Prevention

    More Attention Being Paid to Concussions and Prevention
    Concussions are common injuries in car, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents. These are mild brain injuries that can occur even during a low-speed collision, or even if a person is wearing a helmet at the time. New research confirms that…
  • Sep 15

    Ignition Switch Failure Becoming Large Issue for Automaker

    Ignition Switch Failure Becoming Large Issue for Automaker
    General Motor’s faulty ignition switches have been a hot topic in the news since the beginning of 2014. In February, GM recalled 800,000 vehicles due to defective ignition switches, and since then, the number has grown to 29 million…
Rank this Week: 1331

Food Liability Law Blog

Food Liability Law Blog

Covers emerging legal threats to the food industry. By Kenneth Odza of Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.foodliabilitylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1343

Drug Recall Lawyer Blog

Drug Recall Lawyer Blog

Covers drug recall litigation news and updates. By Miller & Zois.

http://www.drugrecalllawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Viagra Melanoma Legal Claim

    Viagra Melanoma Legal Claim
    New data suggests an association between melanoma skin cancer and Viagra. This has led many patients suffering from erectile dysfunction to question whether the benefits of this drug justify the risk of death that many accompany it. If you or…
  • Feb 18

    Prescription Testosterone Concern

    Prescription Testosterone Concern
    Testosterone supplements have found themselves in the news quite a bit lately.  Unfortunately, for manufacturers, this is not good news. Because these lawsuit are on the fast track to being a very big deal. There is a lot of research…
  • Dec 11

    $100,000 da Vinci Robot Verdict | What Went Wrong?

    $100,000 da Vinci Robot Verdict | What Went Wrong?
    The da Vinci lawsuits involve both medical malpractice and product liability claims.  Some of these are wrongful death cases, some of these claims are very minor, and there are a lot of cases in between. The Insurance Journal reports on…
Rank this Week: 1102

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers medical malpractice laws, doctor negligence, and defective medical devices and drugs. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoismedicalmalpracticelawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Hospitals to Release Medical Mistake Data

    Hospitals to Release Medical Mistake Data
    Earlier this year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stopped publically releasing mistakes made in hospitals, despite saying it would not do so. After public outcry CMS relented, stating it would again release the…
  • Aug 15

    Oral Cancer and Medical Malpractice

    Oral Cancer and Medical Malpractice
    Throughout the country, patients are being diagnosed with oral cancers that should have been detected by their dentists. Overall, these patients are diagnosed at a young age, and suffer poor outcomes in their cancer treatment. Medical…
  • Jul 21

    The Problem with Children's Emergency Care

    The Problem with Children's Emergency Care
    American parents expect the treatment their children receive - whether it's at school, day care or at the hospital - to be the best, most compassionate care. Unfortunately, the majority of doctors working in emergency care units have had only…
Rank this Week: 1304

Springer-Lyle News and Updates

Springer-Lyle News and Updates

Covers product defects and recalls. By Springer & Lyle, LLP.

http://springer-lyle.com/newsCMS/
  • Jul 14

    Casualties of the “Texas Miracle” Economy – the Dead and Injured

    Casualties of the “Texas Miracle” Economy – the Dead and Injured
    The workers who continue to build the “Texas Miracle” economy that Texas statesmen claim responsibility for suffer the consequences of stripped-down recovery plans and limited legal rights. The fallen and/or their families face a…
  • Jun 26

    Hospital Safety in DFW – How does your hospital rank?

    Hospital Safety in DFW – How does your hospital rank?
    Dallas Regional Medical Center of Mesquite ranks best while Fort Worth’s John Peter Smith ranks last according to the Dallas Morning News. Dallas Regional is best in the metroplex and second best in the state regarding preventable…
  • Jun 26

    Physicians Observations Preceed Generic Drug Recall

    Physicians Observations Preceed Generic Drug Recall
    Cleveland Clinic’s cardiologist, Dr. Harry Lever, noticed repeat occurrences patients reporting chest pain when switched off of brand name Toprol and onto generic equivalents of this beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure. Once…
Rank this Week: 1329

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC…

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC Blog

Covers personal injury and medical malpractice law in Missouri and Illinois.

http://www.zevandavidson.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 25

    Medical Malpractice and Gallbladder Surgery

    Medical Malpractice and Gallbladder Surgery
    Patients suffering from complications after a gallbladder surgery may be entitled to compensation for medical malpractice. The gallbladder is a small organ that is attached to the liver. It is considered a non-essential organ, like the…
  • Sep 22

    Wrongful Death Resulting From Medical Negligence

    Wrongful Death Resulting From Medical Negligence
    How do you recover when a loved one has died because of medical negligence? According to the Journal of Patient Safety, each year over 200,000 patients die prematurely because of medical negligence. The families of these victims have the…
  • Sep 22

    Cosmetic Surgery Errors Leading to Medical Malpractice

    Cosmetic Surgery Errors Leading to Medical Malpractice
    Before electing to have cosmetic surgery, you should be aware of the risks involved. Every surgical procedure involves some amount of risk. When a person decides to undergo cosmetic surgery, he or she should be informed of all…
Rank this Week: 1451

Mass Torts: State of the Art

Mass Torts: State of the Art

Covers the science, politics and economics of mass torts. By Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP.

http://www.masstortsstateoftheart.com
  • Sep 22

    Discretization

    Discretization
    Jumping the Snark: Erionite in Mexican Town Tied to High Rate of Mesothelioma (or, how "Sir, have you ever been to Turkey?" became too cute by half) Plaintiffs' Experts Were Really, Really Wrong About the Mechanism Underlying MDS and…
  • May 14

    A Plaintiff Win and a Very Good Daubert Opinion from the U.S. Ninth Court of Appeal

    A Plaintiff Win and a Very Good Daubert Opinion from the U.S. Ninth Court of Appeal
    ... we have a universally recognized Supreme Court, to which all disputes are taken eventually, and from whose verdict there is no appeal. I refer, of course, to direct experimental observation of the facts.  E. T. Jaynes,…
  • Apr 21

    Three Straw Men on a Witch Hunt

    Three Straw Men on a Witch Hunt
    He who is accused of sorcery should never be acquitted, unless the malice of the prosecutor be clearer than the sun; for it is so difficult to bring full proof of this secret crime, that out of a million witches not one would be convicted if…
Rank this Week: 1931

News Blog

News Blog

Covers auto accidents, drug litigation, and medical malpractice. By Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC.

http://www.cssfirm.com/news-blog/
  • Sep 12

    Who Pays My Medical Bills After an Auto Accident?

    Who Pays My Medical Bills After an Auto Accident?
    If getting into an automobile accident wasn’t bad enough, you suffered injuries and received medical attention, and […] The post Who Pays My Medical Bills After an Auto Accident? appeared first on .
  • Sep 4

    DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Jury Trial Underway

    DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Jury Trial Underway
    The first bellwether jury trial began yesterday over the controversial DePuy Pinnacle hip implant that has caused […] The post DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Jury Trial Underway appeared first on .
  • Sep 3

    Childers, Schlueter & Smith Files 25 More Stryker Hip Lawsuit

    Childers, Schlueter & Smith Files 25 More Stryker Hip Lawsuit
    Atlanta, Georgia based law firm Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC recently filed another 25 Stryker hip replacement […] The post Childers, Schlueter & Smith Files 25 More Stryker Hip Lawsuits appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 1813

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Sep 12

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial
    William Larson Overview: In an opinion written by Justice Henry DuPont Ridgely, a unanimous panel of the Delaware Supreme Court recently threw out a $2.8 million verdict in the case of Michael Galliher v. R.T. Vanderbilt.  Defense…
  • Aug 29

    Significant Asbestos “Take-Home Exposure” Opinion

    Significant Asbestos “Take-Home Exposure” Opinion
    Amaryah K. Bocchino -Persuasive precedent likely as PA judge holds employer/premises owner does not owe duty to warn  On August 28, 2014, the Honorable Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, in the Multi-District Litigation for asbestos in the…
  • Aug 18

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;
    Jonathan F. TabaskyPlaintiffs, when faced with a legal bar to traditional negligence claims, frequently try to cloak them in new theories of liability. This tactic is reminiscent of dialogue in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and…
Rank this Week: 1693

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.subrogationrecoverylawblog.com
  • Aug 26

    Responsibility of Electric Utilities to Trim Trees and Other Vegetation

    Responsibility of Electric Utilities to Trim Trees and Other Vegetation
    It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and storm season will be upon us. It is never too early to be prepared for the property losses caused by high winds and winter storms. This blog explores the duty of electric utilities…
  • Aug 12

    Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Document

    Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Document
    A recent opinion out of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania illustrates the ongoing and vexing problem of determining whether documents created during an insurer’s early claims investigation are…
  • Jul 29

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case
    Most people have heard the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But, is the opposite true? If something was fixed, does that suggest it was broken in the first place. In many cases, evidence that a…
Rank this Week: 1768

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers' compensation and product liability news. By Michael J. O'Connor & Associates, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Injured in Cold Storage

    Injured in Cold Storage
    Many people in this country work hard to provide for themselves and their families. Millions of hard working Americans ought to feel safe and secure while they are working at their places of business. Unfortunately, not everyone is safe when…
  • Aug 4

    Fear of Being Fired

    Fear of Being Fired
    Researchers have identified a new predictor that can be used to better help workers dealing with workplace injuries. Researchers conducted telephone interviews with injured workers in 8 states. These states are Indiana, Massachusetts,…
  • Mar 5

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. — as many as 1,100 stores. An…
Rank this Week: 1402

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Jul 28

    Long-standing Case Arising from Hurricane Rejected

    Long-standing Case Arising from Hurricane Rejected
    Readers know we don't have the resources here to update every case we post on, but here is an update on a case we posted about nearly six years ago.    See Henry v. St. Croix Alumina, LLC, No. 12-1844 (3rd Cir.…
  • Jul 22

    FDA Issues Further Nanotechnology Guidance

    FDA Issues Further Nanotechnology Guidance
    Late last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued one draft and three final guidance documents related to the use of nanotechnology in regulated products. One final guidance addresses the agency’s overall approach for…
  • Jul 18

    Texas Supreme Court Offers Causation Guidance in Mesothelioma Case

    Texas Supreme Court Offers Causation Guidance in Mesothelioma Case
    The Texas Supreme Court ruled that a defendant will not have to pay a $12 million verdict in an asbestos case because there was inadequate proof the company’s products actually caused the alleged injury. See Bostic, et al. v.…
Rank this Week: 1607

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 2277

Randy Barnhart - Trial Lawyer

Randy Barnhart - Trial Lawyer

Covers defective autos, vans, trucks and tires, and insurance bad faith.

http://www.rbarnhartblog.com/blog/
  • May 16

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL TIRE OWNERS…

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL TIRE OWNERS - that means YOU! http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/recall-roulette-americans-driving-bad-dangerous-tires-23724253#.U3Ye3QlgfWQ.email
  • Dec 4

    10th Circuit Fee Increase (forget about a fee decrease)

    10th Circuit Fee Increase (forget about a fee decrease)
    From the 10th Circuit: Effective December 1, 2013 the docketing fee for filing an appeal or original proceeding will increase to $500 from $450. With the additional $5 filing fee, (see 28 U.S.C. § 1917), the total amount payable to the…
  • Nov 27

    Give thanks (2013)

    Give thanks (2013)
Rank this Week: 2045

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Covers toxic tort litigation topics, including product liability, environmental litigation, contamination, pollution, toxicity, toxicology, diminution of property value, Value Assurance Plans, and medical monitoring. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.toxictortlitigationblog.com/
  • May 11

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation
    In a decision issued on May 2, 2014, the Second Circuit held, in Cedar & Washington Assocs. LLC v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J, 2074 BL 123476,2d Cir., No. 10- 4197, that the "act of war" affirmative defense relieved World Trade Center…
  • Apr 18

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert
    When a homeowner brings a multi-count toxic tort case alleging that a corporate defendant’s discharge of toxic substances from its facility contaminated his property, the diminution of property value claim is often the only element of…
  • Apr 14

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time since 1996 may seek permission from the New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive…
Rank this Week: 2078

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer…

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and product liability By Hall and Sethi PLC.

http://www.virginiapersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Partner Gobind Sethi featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly - Wins Punitive Damages Appeal

    Partner Gobind Sethi featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly - Wins Punitive Damages Appeal
    Hall & Sethi's recent victory on an appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia was front page news in a March issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly. On January 9, 2013, a jury awarded $100,000.00 each in punitive damages to two individuals who…
  • Dec 17

    Robert T. Hall featured in Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyers of the Year

    Robert T. Hall featured in Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyers of the Year
    After 30 years of distinction as a Best Lawyer, Mr. Hall is featured in their most recent edition's Q&A section, where he answers questions about the fields of personal injury and felony defense work. When asked about the rewarding…
  • Jul 9

    Sometimes Accidents are Just That....

    Sometimes Accidents are Just That....
    I recently came across this article on CNN about Tripp Halstead - a two year old who suffered a traumatic brain injury when a tree branch fell on his head and crushed his skull while he was at daycare. As I read the article, it became…
Rank this Week: 2256

Tennessee Personal Injury Blog

Tennessee Personal Injury Blog

Tracks important appellate opinions concerning Tennessee's civil justice system including opinions affecting personal injury, insurance law, business torts and comsumer protection. By the Adams Law Firm.

http://tennesseepersonalinjurylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    TN COA REVERSES DISMISSAL OF SLIP AND FALL CASE INVOLVING INADEQUATE LIGHTING

    TN COA REVERSES DISMISSAL OF SLIP AND FALL CASE INVOLVING INADEQUATE LIGHTING
    On November 30, 2010, Plaintiff Cynthia Christian was an invited guest for a function at Ms. Lassie's Lodge in Campbell County, Tennessee.  The Lodge was regularly rented for parties and other functions via the nearby Hampton Inn.…
  • Mar 19

    Tractor Trailer Collision Leads to Record Settlememt

    Tractor Trailer Collision Leads to Record Settlememt
    In one of the biggest personal injury settlements in Pennsylvania history, a family that suffered death and injuries after being rear-ended by a tractor trailer has received a $26.1 million settlement.In 2010, the three Plaintiffs were…
  • Mar 15

    CPSC IMPROVES SAFETY STANDARDS FOR STROLLERS AND CARRIAGES

    CPSC IMPROVES SAFETY STANDARDS FOR STROLLERS AND CARRIAGES
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal safety standard that will improve the safety of all carriages and strollers sold after September 10, 2015.The new standard was developed due to the CPSC’s review…
Rank this Week: 2011

Miami Personal Injury Attorney…

Miami Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Florida car accident, product liability and workers compensation news. By Ruth E. Johnson.

http://www.miamipersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Florida's Texting and Driving Laws: Will They Prevent Accidents?

    Florida's Texting and Driving Laws: Will They Prevent Accidents?
    A 2009 motor vehicle accident statistics report by the Florida Department of Transportation showed that 5,474 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents due to texting while driving, and another 448,000 were injured. In response to these…
  • Nov 14

    Are Trucks More Dangerous than Cars?

    Are Trucks More Dangerous than Cars?
    Automobiles today are the safest and easiest to drive they have ever been, with traffic fatalities in the U.S. dropping every year. This is great news, but trucks are still being found to be less safe than cars. Trucks (including SUVs)…
  • Aug 25

    Pedestrian accidents caused by texting - food for thought

    Pedestrian accidents caused by texting - food for thought
    We live in a technological era. There is simply no turning back. And with the use and overuse of cell phones, tablets and other portable communication devices, comes also the reactionary restriction by lawmakers. In Florida a new bill will…
Rank this Week: 2204

Products Liability Prof Blog

Products Liability Prof Blog

Member of the law professor blogs network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/products_liability/
  • Aug 16

    About Products Liability Prof Blog

    About Products Liability Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Products Liability Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jul 10

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law
    The popular Drug and Device Law blog posted a piece yesterday where they reviewed the developments in product liability law for the last few decades and graded them in relation to help to their corporate clients. It is a nice...
  • Jul 2

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor
    General Motors Corporation has agreed to assume responsibility for all future liability claims filed after the automaker emerges from bankruptcy, regardless of when the vehicle was made. GM had planned to include its product liability claims…
Rank this Week: 2275

West Virginia Personal Injury Law…

West Virginia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the law as well as issues about life, faith and healthy living. By Bordas & Bordas, PLLC.

http://www.bordaslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Hidden Perk

    Hidden Perk
    Does your job have hidden perks? Mine does. These perks may not be exactly the kind you would think of, but I'd like to share them with you. You see, I take my job very seriously and the people that...
  • Sep 29

    Giving Back to the Friendly City

    Giving Back to the Friendly City
    Wheeling is not just where members of the Bordas & Bordas family work, it's also where we live. Therefore, giving back and contributing to the Friendly City's outstanding community is an important part of our mission. Featured below are…
  • Sep 26

    Injunction Granted on Behalf of Cameron High School Football Player

    Injunction Granted on Behalf of Cameron High School Football Player
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: INJUNCTION GRANTED ON BEHALF OF EJECTED CAMERON FOOTBALL PLAYER Moundsville---Bordas & Bordas has successfully been granted a temporary injunction on behalf of Cameron Football player Dalton Wood who was ejected…
Rank this Week: 2872

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 4511

Georgia Injury Lawyers Blog

Georgia Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law and products liability. By Jackson & Braun, LLP.

http://www.georgiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2994

AdvoKAYte

AdvoKAYte

Covers dangerous drugs and prescription drug diversion. By Van Wey Law, P.L.L.C.

http://www.advokayte.com/
  • Sep 23

    WHEN SHOULD YOU GO TO THE HOSPITAL FOR A CONCUSSION?

    WHEN SHOULD YOU GO TO THE HOSPITAL FOR A CONCUSSION?
    Many children and adults, from professional football players to little league children are putting their brains at risk without realizing the seriousness of suffering a concussion. What is a Concussion? 170,000 people a year enter the…
  • Sep 19

    Are You Aware of the Dangers with Over-the-Counter Painkillers?

    Are You Aware of the Dangers with Over-the-Counter Painkillers?
    Many of us buy over the counter medications based purely on the symptoms we are experiencing, but don’t pay much attention to the ingredients involved. These can be quite dangerous. Hundreds of common over-the-counter painkiller…
  • Aug 28

    Testosterone: Fountain of Youth or Early Death?

    Testosterone: Fountain of Youth or Early Death?
      Women have long been concerned about aging gracefully. We just can’t seem to get away looking good with some extra weight around the middle (or the thighs), or allowing our gray hair to sprout freely out of our head, or even…
Rank this Week: 4601

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

Looks at personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical news from around the Sacramento area.

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Announced Today that Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims With 46 State

    Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Announced Today that Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims With 46 State
    News and Information Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP Announced Today that Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims With 46 States Following the $9.8 million Federal settlement in May 2014, Medtronic has agreed to pay 46 states and the…
  • Aug 27

    FDA Issues Recall for DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction

    FDA Issues Recall for DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction
    On April 16th, 2014 the FDA initiated a Class 1 recall (the most serious type of recall) on the DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System – also known as an External Mandibular Fixator and/or Distractor and a Bone Plate. The…
  • Aug 27

    Texting While Driving – It Can Wait!

    Texting While Driving – It Can Wait!
    by: Karlee Cemo Distracted driving and the national “Texting While Driving” epidemic We’ve all seen at one time or another… the “Don’t Text and Drive” commercials. I know I’m not alone when I…
Rank this Week: 2471

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Xarelto Injury Lawsuits Sue Bayer and Johnson & Johnson

    Xarelto Injury Lawsuits Sue Bayer and Johnson & Johnson
    Plaintiffs are starting to file claims seeking dangerous drug damages for injuries they sustained from using Xarelto, a blood thinner. Bayer and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which jointly market the drug, are the defendants.…
  • Sep 10

    Boston Scientific Must Pay $73M Vaginal Mesh Injury Verdict

    Boston Scientific Must Pay $73M Vaginal Mesh Injury Verdict
    Jurors have ordered Boston Scientific Corp. to pay Martha Salazar $73 million for injuries she sustained from the Obtryx sling, which is a vaginal mesh implant. This is the first defective medical device award against the company over its…
  • Aug 26

    C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Cases Get Court Ruling

    C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Cases Get Court Ruling
    A federal judge has issued a ruling in a pelvic mesh injury case against manufacturer C.R. Bard from a plaintiff whose injuries occurred nearly two decades ago. Judge Joel H. Slomsky upheld the woman’s negligent manufacturing and…
Rank this Week: 3141

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Covers drug recalls and side effects, pharmaceutical litigation, and drug warnings. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.drugrecallattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Pregnancy, Anti-Depressants, and an Impossible Choice

    Pregnancy, Anti-Depressants, and an Impossible Choice
    It is a decision that too many women face, and that has no easy answer: to remain on antidepressants during pregnancy despite risks of abnormal development or birth problems, or to stop taking the medication, placing yourself and your child…
  • Aug 18

    Court Rules Pfizer Can Be Sued for Generic Drug

    Court Rules Pfizer Can Be Sued for Generic Drug
    In a controversial ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court allowed a man injured by a generic version of Reglan to sue the drug's brand-name manufacturer, Pfizer. Although this is not the first time a high court has taken this type of stand, it is…
  • Aug 12

    Drug Recalls Surge in U.S Making 2014 Record Year

    Drug Recalls Surge in U.S Making 2014 Record Year
    Due in part to increased federal oversight, this year has already seen record numbers in pharmaceutical recalls. The most common causes of drug recalls include contamination, packaging defects, safety problems and improper testing. Drug…
Rank this Week: 3867