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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/
  • Mar 4

    An Error-free Seventh Circuit Medical Device Case

    An Error-free Seventh Circuit Medical Device Case
    Today is National Grammar Day. Before anyone of our posts goes online, it dashes thorough a gauntlet of reviewers.  Those reviewers collectively possess just the right amount of neurotic fastidiousness to ensure that what emerges is…
  • Mar 3

    A Pleasant Surprise from the Accutane MCL

    A Pleasant Surprise from the Accutane MCL
    A couple of weeks ago, we talked about Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  We were eagerly anticipating the Best in Show competition, which was slated to feature a Standard Poodle – the breed of our heart – along with a…
  • Mar 2

    Statistics Are Still Unnecessary for a Label To Be Adequate

    Statistics Are Still Unnecessary for a Label To Be Adequate
    This post comes from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog. *                  …
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Mar 2

    Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. – A History

    Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. – A History
    As we recently noted, GWB now has an office in Charleston, South Carolina. With our growth over the last five years, we thought our readers might enjoy a bit of the firm’s history. Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. was founded in…
  • Feb 27

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Above, you’ll find the cover to Spectacular Spider-Man #150, published back in the good old days of 1989. On the cover, we see Daily Bugle editor Joseph “Robbie” Robertson in court. Things do not appear to be going well for…
  • Feb 26

    And the Award for Best Recent Oscars Reference in a Reported Case Goes to . . .

    And the Award for Best Recent Oscars Reference in a Reported Case Goes to . . .
    It’s that time of year again – The Oscars.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was tasked with selecting the best of the best in the motion picture industry.  Those watching the Oscars saw the best…
Rank this Week: 203

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: 229

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Feb 28

    Upcoming Civil Case Arguments at the Tennessee Supreme Court

    Upcoming Civil Case Arguments at the Tennessee Supreme Court
    The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear two health care liability disputes among four cases scheduled for oral arguments March 4, 2015 in Jackson, Tennessee, one of which will address an interesting civil procedure question. The first case…
  • Feb 27

    Court of Appeals Rules that 120-Day Extension Applies to HCLA Cases Filed under Saving Statute.

    Court of Appeals Rules that 120-Day Extension Applies to HCLA Cases Filed under Saving Statute.
             The interplay between the saving statute and the 120-day extension provided by the HCLA in Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-26-121(c) continues to be a hotly litigated topic, with the Tennessee Court of Appeals…
  • Feb 14

    Juror Interview in Vanderbilt Rape Trial Offers Good Practice Reminder

    Juror Interview in Vanderbilt Rape Trial Offers Good Practice Reminder
    The Tennessean has a fascinating video interview of Todd Easter, one of the jurors in the Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg rape trial.    Juror feedback in any case gives trial lawyers helpful information about how to present…
Rank this Week: 303

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Feb 28

    Minnesota Listeria Lawyer Sues Firm Responsible for Caramel Apple Outbreak

    Minnesota Listeria Lawyer Sues Firm Responsible for Caramel Apple Outbreak
    Minnesota's response to a caramel apple Listeria outbreak that killed two state residents included early public alerts identifying the caramel apple brands that may have contributed to the spread of disease. No other state in the 12-state…
  • Feb 17

    Listeria Deaths Distinguished Frescolina Cheese Poisoning Outbreak of 2012

    Listeria Deaths Distinguished Frescolina Cheese Poisoning Outbreak of 2012
     Two Listeria deaths and 18 hospitalizations marked the 2012 Frescolina Marte Ricotta Salata Cheese outbreak that lasted from March until October, when Listeria cheese recalls and an import ban brought it to a halt. As the CDC reported…
  • Feb 7

    New Mexico Caramel Apple Listeria Lawsuit Protects Mother and Her Baby Boy

    New Mexico Caramel Apple Listeria Lawsuit Protects Mother and Her Baby Boy
     A New Mexico Listeria lawsuit filed on behalf of a mother and her baby boy has placed the issue of adulterated caramel apples in U.S. District Court, a jurisdiction chosen by veteran food safety lawyer Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law…
Rank this Week: 298

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/
  • Feb 25

    How to Treat Minor Burn Injurie

    How to Treat Minor Burn Injurie
    Any burn is damaging to the skin. Severe burn injuries need immediate professional medical attention, but minor burns can be treated at home with first aid.
  • Feb 22

    Gasoline Safety to Prevent Burn Injurie

    Gasoline Safety to Prevent Burn Injurie
    Each year in the United States, firefighters are called to almost 2,400 structural fires that were caused by gasoline. More than 100 people die and 313 people are injured from these gasoline related fires. To protect your family from serious…
  • Feb 18

    Fire Safety to Protect Your Children from Burn Injurie

    Fire Safety to Protect Your Children from Burn Injurie
    Each year over 400 children below the age of 10 die from burn injuries and other severe injuries caused by fires in the home. Overall, almost 85 percent of fire-related deaths happen in the home. Taking small steps to prevent home fires and…
Rank this Week: 301

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/
  • Mar 4

    Four Dead and Three Injured After 18-Wheeler Accident in Jacksonville, Florida

    Four Dead and Three Injured After 18-Wheeler Accident in Jacksonville, Florida
    Pictured above: A video submitted by a witness to the accident (Courtesy of First Coast News)  A trucking accident that involved a tractor trailer rig and an SUV on Buckman Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida, resulted in four dead and three…
  • Mar 3

    New Drug May Be Able to Reverse Xarelto's Side Effect

    New Drug May Be Able to Reverse Xarelto's Side Effect
    Xarelto is one of the newest blood thinners on the market. It is prescribed to treat patients who are at risk of developing blood clots. However, Xarelto has recently received negative feedback from the pharmaceutical world because of its…
  • Mar 2

    Questcor Reveals Numerous Severe Side Effects of Acthar in Filing

    Questcor Reveals Numerous Severe Side Effects of Acthar in Filing
    Acthar is a prescription gel given to a wide variety of patients who suffer from different ailments. Among them are people with lupus, infants who suffer from infantile spasms, adults who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and for other…
Rank this Week: 312

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 387

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: 386

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Mar 3

    UnitedHealth Tightens Rules on Hysterectomie

    UnitedHealth Tightens Rules on Hysterectomie
    The country's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, recently announced that it was tightening the rules around hysterectomies and the use of power morcellators. Doctors will not have to gain specific authorization to perform surgeries…
  • Feb 27

    Medical Device Infecting Patients with "Super Bug"

    Medical Device Infecting Patients with "Super Bug"
    The FDA recently warned health care providers that improperly sterilized scopes are infecting patients with deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. The so-called "super bug" has already killed dozens of patients and caused hundreds others to fall…
  • Feb 24

    Factory Worker's Arm Severed in Accident

    Factory Worker's Arm Severed in Accident
    A 40-year-old factory employee lost his arm yesterday morning in a work accident. The factory is located in Bridgeport on Chicago's South Side. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Work accident lawyers at Pintas &…
Rank this Week: 390

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Covers mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and more.

http://www.simmonsfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 410

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/
  • Mar 3

    Highway Safety Group Recommends Stronger GDL Laws, Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Laws for Georgia

    Highway Safety Group Recommends Stronger GDL Laws, Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Laws for Georgia
    Highway accident fatalities in Georgia have been on the decline over the past few years, but the state could make more progress towards keeping more motorists safer on its roads. That is the opinion of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety,…
  • Feb 11

    What To Do When You've Been in an Accident

    What To Do When You've Been in an Accident
     When it comes to car accidents, there’s a broad spectrum of damage and the emotions that accompany it. From the bitter annoyance of your car getting bumped in a parking lot to the absolute turmoil of a more serious, life…
  • Jan 28

    Company Introduces Inflatable Motorcycle Vest to Prevent Injurie

    Company Introduces Inflatable Motorcycle Vest to Prevent Injurie
    Motorcyclists are often seriously injured when involved in a crash. The most deadly of those injuries are head injuries. However, other injuries, including those that affect the person's neck and back may also leave a rider or passenger…
Rank this Week: 455

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/
  • Mar 3

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book
    Just a quick note.  Your humble blogger is very pleased to announce the availability of my latest publication, the Class Action and Mass Tort Answer Book (PLI 2015).  It is available here.  (I don't spend all my time posting…
  • Feb 24

    SHB in the Windy City

    SHB in the Windy City
    I am pleased to report that the attorneys and staff from Chicago complex  litigation boutique Grippo & Elden LLC will join your humble blogger's firm, effective March 1, 2015. Chicago is the fourth new city for Shook over the past…
  • Feb 23

    Plaintiff Cannot Broaden Class After Certification Hearing

    Plaintiff Cannot Broaden Class After Certification Hearing
    A not uncommon tactic in class actions is for plaintiffs to propose one class definition to obtain certification (one minimizing individual issues) and then to morph the definition after certification to try to make the case easier for…
Rank this Week: 559

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: 560

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: 697

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/
  • Mar 3

    Beware of Forced Arbitration in Nursing-Home Contract

    Beware of Forced Arbitration in Nursing-Home Contract
    We live in a baby-boomer nation. Now, those post-World War II folks are turning 70-something and soon will need nursing homes. The nursing-home industry not only recognizes the changing of the tides taking place but also is capitalizing on…
  • Mar 2

    Forced Arbitration Pervades Contractual Agreements, Binding Consumer

    Forced Arbitration Pervades Contractual Agreements, Binding Consumer
    Margaret Jane Radin, author of Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law, is of the point of view that the American court system is “allowing contract to gobble up tort.” In other words, the 37-year law…
  • Feb 27

    Proposed Law Aims to Remove Shroud of Secrecy in Court Settlement

    Proposed Law Aims to Remove Shroud of Secrecy in Court Settlement
    A cadre of corporations whose profit margins outweigh product safety have found a loophole in the litigation process: sealed settlement agreements. Such agreements are legal, as there is no law prohibiting them, and often left up to the…
Rank this Week: 792

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: 1036

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: 1071

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/
  • Mar 3

    When to Call the Whole Thing Off

    When to Call the Whole Thing Off
    People who aren’t intellectual property lawyers often mix up trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret protection.  Each provides a different kind of protection for a different kind of property interest, and they generally…
  • Feb 5

    Hamburg Steps Down as FDA Commissioner

    Hamburg Steps Down as FDA Commissioner
    Earlier today, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for nearly six years, announced, and the FDA confirmed, that she would be stepping down from her position at the agency in March. During her…
  • Jan 7

    U.S. Trademark Filing Fees Just Got More Affordable

    U.S. Trademark Filing Fees Just Got More Affordable
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced some very good news for trademark applicants. Filing fees will be reduced by $50 per class effective January 17, 2015. Read my full post about this on our sister blog,…
Rank this Week: 1163

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.medicalmalpracticelawyer.center/
  • Feb 9

    Suspended Psychiatrist Charged with Writing Prescription

    Suspended Psychiatrist Charged with Writing Prescription
    A psychiatrist in Pennsylvania was recently charged with writing prescriptions and taking patients while his medical license was suspended. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins are currently investigating cases of injury or…
  • Feb 5

    Amputee Awarded $3.1 Million in Malpractice Case

    Amputee Awarded $3.1 Million in Malpractice Case
    A former Illinois police lieutenant was awarded $3.15 million in his case against the doctor who negligently amputated his leg. The incident occurred at Rockford Memorial Hospital in 2010, when the victim was admitted for dizziness and…
  • Dec 10

    Doctor Arrested for Unnecessary Surgeries and Patient Death

    Doctor Arrested for Unnecessary Surgeries and Patient Death
    A doctor in Michigan is currently facing 100 years in prison on federal charges for deceiving patients, fraudulent billing, and even the death of a patient. Medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins report on this case and others…
Rank this Week: 1161

Northern Virginia Personal Injury…

Northern Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers general injury and accident law topics. Published by Brien Roche Law.

http://www.northernvirginiapersonalinjuryattorney.com/
  • May 21

    Brain Injury Causes Wrongful Death

    Brain Injury Causes Wrongful Death
    Brain injury causes wrongful death is the allegation made in a law suit filed by the family of Derek Boogaard. Boogaard was a so-called "enforcer" in the National Hockey League. Over the course of his playing career he suffered significant…
  • Apr 27

    Administrative Law-State Rule

    Administrative Law-State Rule
    These rules and regulations can be very important. Suppose you wanted to assert a claim against a motel owner because of carbon monoxide poisoning that occurred while you were in the motel. The type of claim that would be asserted would be a…
  • Apr 25

    Administrative Law-Code of Federal Regulation

    Administrative Law-Code of Federal Regulation
    At the federal level, all regulations are published within the Federal Register. They are also contained within a document known as the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.). The C.F.R. can be found in a law library and is generally organized…
Rank this Week: 1135

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/
  • Mar 3

    Vehicle Accidents on the Job

    Vehicle Accidents on the Job
    Did you know that if your work requires you to drive, or if you are driving for any reason to benefit your employer and you are injured in a car accident you can file a workers’ compensation claim? Most people assume they would just use…
  • Feb 20

    Cold Injuries On The Job

    Cold Injuries On The Job
    With temperatures well below zero across much of Pennsylvania, most people are staying inside to keep warm and beat the weather. However, for many workers in PA this isn’t possible when they have to work. There are plenty of jobs that…
  • Feb 10

    Store In Mechanicsburg Faces Charges For Operating Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    Store In Mechanicsburg Faces Charges For Operating Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance
    On The Run Mart Inc., a convenience store in Mechanicsburg PA, is facing charges for operating almost two years without having any workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. The Vice President of the company, Sultan Bhatti,…
Rank this Week: 1372

Product Defect News & Advice

Product Defect News & Advice

By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.productdefectnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    UCLA Superbug Outbreak Linked To Contaminated Endoscope

    UCLA Superbug Outbreak Linked To Contaminated Endoscope
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about a particular type of endoscope saying the devices that are used to look inside patients’ bodies, are so poorly designed that it is not possible to clean and…
  • Feb 9

    New Jeep SUVs Recalled For Inadvertent Airbag Deployment

    New Jeep SUVs Recalled For Inadvertent Airbag Deployment
    Chrysler has issued a vehicle defect recall for about 228,181 late-model Jeep Cherokee SUVs after reports of inadvertent airbag deployments. According to a report in The Detroit News, the recall covers 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs…
  • Jan 28

    New Safety Standards Aim To Make Chicken Safer

    New Safety Standards Aim To Make Chicken Safer
    Chicken breasts, wings and legs, a staple of American diets, could become safer to eat thanks to new standards proposed by the Agriculture Department that aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter contamination. According to an…
Rank this Week: 1392

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: 1388

News Blog

News Blog

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

http://www.cssfirm.com/news-blog/
  • Feb 27

    DePuy ASR Hip Implant Settlement Update-Round 2 Settlements Announced

    DePuy ASR Hip Implant Settlement Update-Round 2 Settlements Announced
    On Friday, February 20, 2015, DePuy/ Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay approximately $420 million more to […] The post DePuy ASR Hip Implant Settlement Update-Round 2 Settlements Announced appeared first on .
  • Feb 20

    MDL Consolidates Xarelto Lawsuits Filed in Federal Court

    MDL Consolidates Xarelto Lawsuits Filed in Federal Court
    Bayer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals subsidiary currently face nearly 90 product liability lawsuits over […] The post MDL Consolidates Xarelto Lawsuits Filed in Federal Court appeared first on .
  • Feb 19

    Syngenta Faces Over 750 Lawsuit

    Syngenta Faces Over 750 Lawsuit
    At least 762 lawsuits have been filed by U.S. grain farmers and grain exporters such as Cargill […] The post Syngenta Faces Over 750 Lawsuits appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 1653

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 1680

DePuy Hip Lawyer

DePuy Hip Lawyer

Covers the DePuy hip recall and hip replacement surgery. By Ryan Bradley.

http://www.hip-claim-lawyer.com/
  • Nov 25

    Johnson & Johnson SEC Filing Reveals Hundreds of DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit

    Johnson & Johnson SEC Filing Reveals Hundreds of DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit
    Johnson & Johnson is beleaguered with lawsuits about the metal on metal hip replacement products from its medical device subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. In August 2010, Johnson & Johnson launched a massive recall of two of its DePuy ASR…
  • Nov 18

    DePuy Hip Failures Wreak Havoc in Australia

    DePuy Hip Failures Wreak Havoc in Australia
    The DePuy hip replacement recall litigation continues to grow in the United States. More than 2,600 people have filed lawsuits in the American federal court system about the De Puy ASR hip replacements. Some analysts estimate that there are…
  • Nov 11

    Settlement Forces Hip Implant Manufacturers to Cut Doctor Fee

    Settlement Forces Hip Implant Manufacturers to Cut Doctor Fee
    The medical community is alarmed at the financial relationship between the medical device industry and physician community. Financial payments made to doctors may influence how doctors choose medical devices for their ailing patients. Medical…
Rank this Week: 1672

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

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

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1798

Drug Injury Lawyer Blog

Drug Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers adverse drug updates, preemption, and drug product liability litigation. By Pogust Braslow & Millrood.

http://www.druginjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Recent Studies Link Popular GLP-1 Drugs to Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer

    Recent Studies Link Popular GLP-1 Drugs to Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer
    Diabetes drugs taken by millions of Americans may be linked to an increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer (a disease with one of the lowest cancer survival rates). More than 12 million prescriptions were filled, in the United…
  • Jul 26

    Nizoral oral tablets linked to potentially fatal liver injury and adrenal gland problem

    Nizoral oral tablets linked to potentially fatal liver injury and adrenal gland problem
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a stern warning to patients who take Janssen Pharmaceutical’s Nizoral (generic name ketoconazole) oral tablets. In fact, the FDA issued a safety release advisiong that Nizoral should…
  • Jul 18

    FDA recalls Medtronics Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pumps Over Insulin Concern

    FDA recalls Medtronics Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pumps Over Insulin Concern
    In early June, Medtronic issued an urgent notification to patients and medical professionals concerning a “potential for over or under delivery of insulin if insulin or other fluids contact inside of Medtronic Paradigm Infusion Set…
Rank this Week: 1772

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    Lung Cancer Awareness Month! November is the month to raise lung cancer awareness to all! Although we may not all know someone with lung cancer, it is a disease that is affecting many today, and the more we know about it, the more support we…
  • Oct 9

    Exposure to Asbestos: When are we at risk of being in contact with it?

    Exposure to Asbestos: When are we at risk of being in contact with it?
    Asbestos can ruin the lives of people who become sick with one of the many Asbestos- related diseases. Most people are exposed to asbestos while at work, which unfortunately, is where we spend most of our time. Being a great insulator,…
  • Oct 3

    Asbestos Compensation for Victim

    Asbestos Compensation for Victim
    Exposure to asbestos can cause various forms of diseases from asbestosis to various forms of cancer including mesothelioma. Exposure to asbestos often occurred in construction trades or industrial sites such as shipyards, refineries, power…
Rank this Week: 1871

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/
  • Mar 3

    Pradaxa Maker Cuts Workforce Due to Lawsuits and Decreased Sale

    Pradaxa Maker Cuts Workforce Due to Lawsuits and Decreased Sale
    Pradaxa maker, Boehringer Ingelheim, has announced it will be reducing its workforce in New England as well as internationally as it faces defective products lawsuits and declining sales of its blood-thinning medication. Pradaxa is a member…
  • Feb 28

    Federal Judge Pushes Parties to Settle 70,000 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

    Federal Judge Pushes Parties to Settle 70,000 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
    Many women who suffered from urinary incontinence and other medical conditions were told transvaginal mesh (TVM) could solve these problems. Essentially, doctors insert a medical device consisting of a surgical grade mesh, and a suspension…
  • Feb 25

    Sexual Dysfunction May Cause Low T, Rather Than Be Result of It

    Sexual Dysfunction May Cause Low T, Rather Than Be Result of It
    Of the many claims made by drug companies regarding testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) products is they can help patients with decreased sexual desire or performance caused by low testosterone levels. While doctors do not know what a…
Rank this Week: 2006

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Covers lead and phthlate laws, product safety and products liability.

http://www.swhlaw.com/
  • Feb 12

    California mandatory bicycle helmet law and retroreflective clothing bill [Senate Bill 192 2015]

    California mandatory bicycle helmet law and retroreflective clothing bill [Senate Bill 192 2015]
    This is an interesting bill (reprinted below as of this posting) just introduced February 10, 2015 here in the California Legislature. Most states bicycle helmet laws only require helmets for minors (under 18). This proposed law goes well…
  • Nov 11

    High profile helmet case against Citi bike

    High profile helmet case against Citi bike
    This is an interesting recent case against the very large and prominent Citi Bike operation in New York. There has been a lot of media attention on them.  Unfortunately it is not clear from the article what stage the case is in. Our…
  • Jan 24

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation
    Published July 29, 2013 in Bicycle Retailer and Industry NewsRepublished with permissionby Steven W HansenAfter reading two articles in BRAIN’s June 15, 2013 issue (“Speedy e-bikes trouble industry” and “NYC e-bike…
Rank this Week: 1897

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: 2055

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: 1992

Springer-Lyle News and Updates

Springer-Lyle News and Updates

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

http://springer-lyle.com/newsCMS/
  • Feb 22

    I Have Been Hurt, Now What?

    I Have Been Hurt, Now What?
    Being involved in a car accident or truck accident can be a very traumatic experience especially if the accident was not your fault.  If you have been involved in an accident and you been injured, it is common to have…
  • Feb 4

    Dangers of Distracted Driver

    Dangers of Distracted Driver
    From the moment everyone learns to drive, we are reminded, “Keep your eyes on the road and your mind on your driving,” as well as “You have to drive for yourself as well as everyone else on the road.” The reality is…
  • Jan 20

    What To Do If You Are In a Car Wreck

    What To Do If You Are In a Car Wreck
    If you are like the majority of the population, you spend a great deal of time in your vehicle. With all of daily commuting to work and/or school, running errands and vacationing, the chances are fairly high that you will be in at least a…
Rank this Week: 2262

The New York Medical Malpractice…

The New York Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Provides an overview of New York medical malpractice and products liability involving medical devices. By Andrew J. Barovick.

http://www.thenewyorkmedicalmalpracticelawblog.com
  • Feb 10

    Mayor de Blasio Bitten By Tort-Reform Bug?

    Mayor de Blasio Bitten By Tort-Reform Bug?
    I was happy with Mayor Bill de Blasio for a while. He brought a youthful, refreshing blast of liberal-themed common sense into the Mayor’s office, and was so forthright that he hurt himself politically.  I’m referring to his…
  • Jan 23

    Fair Is Fair, Unless You’re A Victim Of Medical Malpractice

    Fair Is Fair, Unless You’re A Victim Of Medical Malpractice
    It’s that time of year when my office gets reminders in the mail about what we must have posted and visible to all employees.  They are entitled, by law, to be apprised of their rights if they hurt themselves here, or become too…
  • Jan 14

    The Foreseeability of Accidental Shooting

    The Foreseeability of Accidental Shooting
    A couple of weeks ago, a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his own mother while she shopped in an Idaho Walmart.  By all accounts, the mother was a smart, professional and otherwise responsible woman. The infant had managed to…
Rank this Week: 2347

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/
  • Jan 19

    Free Don Blankenship?

    Free Don Blankenship?
    The 2010 explosion at Massey's Upper Big Branch mine killed 29 coal miners. The 2014 Freedom Industries chemical leak left hundreds of thousands of West Virginians without usable water for a month. Over the past year, the major architects…
  • Jan 16

    Bad Faith Victory for Pennsylvania Insured

    Bad Faith Victory for Pennsylvania Insured
    So imagine that you are involved in an automobile accident and injure another person. It is clearly your fault and you demand your motor vehicle liability insurance company to settle the claim. After all this is why you have paid...
  • Jan 15

    I Shoot Up: Diabetes Awarene

    I Shoot Up: Diabetes Awarene
    I love Starbucks skinny lattes. Peppermint mocha is my absolute favorite, so during the holiday season it is not uncommon to see me with a Starbucks in hand more so than usual as the peppermint flavor is not always available....
Rank this Week: 2214

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/
  • Jan 2

    Supreme Court of Florida to make waves in workers compensation?

    Supreme Court of Florida to make waves in workers compensation?
    Workers compensation lawyers and legal practitioners are sitting on the edge of their seats awaiting the ruling of the Supreme Court in the high profile case of Castellanos v. Next Door Company. To the average Miami resident this case may…
  • 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)…
Rank this Week: 2395

AdvoKAYte

AdvoKAYte

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

http://www.advokayte.com/
  • Mar 2

    Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox Could Ruin Your Life

    Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox Could Ruin Your Life
    Taking your doctor’s advice for antibiotic prescription drugs might actually cause you to experience damaging side effects that can change your life forever. You may not realize that drugs like Cipro and Levaquin can cause nerve…
  • Feb 25

    46 Million Used Recalled Cars Sold Without Being Fixed

    46 Million Used Recalled Cars Sold Without Being Fixed
    I read some alarming news today that you need to be aware if you are thinking about or currently driving a used car. More than 46 million used cars (one-fifth total) on the roadways in the United States have been recalled, but…
  • Feb 22

    Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome: A Letter to the Senator

    Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome: A Letter to the Senator
    On May 19th of 2014, Jay S. Cohen M.D., wrote a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education and Labor about Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome. Dr. Cohen had been a faculty member at the University of California, San Diego, for…
Rank this Week: 2840

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

Covers local and national events mainly in the areas of products liability, injury law, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and some environmental law.

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Feb 26

    Rule Nisi Petition

    Rule Nisi Petition
    Contempt and Rule Nisi Petitions If you and your spouse did not reach an agreement in your divorce, and a judge decided your contested issues for you at trial, then the divorce decree should state the judge’s decision concerning such…
  • Feb 7

    Same Sex Divorces in Alabama

    Same Sex Divorces in Alabama
    Same-Sex Divorces in Alabama On January 23, 2015 the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, in the case of Searcy v. Strange, struck down the Alabama Marriage Protection Act and the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, declaring that…
  • Jan 21

    Divorce Modification

    Divorce Modification
    Divorce Modifications Whenever your divorce is final, you and your ex-spouse will receive a divorce decree.  This decree is an order by the judge and is to be followed by both parties.  If you and your ex-spouse reached an…
Rank this Week: 2781

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, premises liability, products liability and wrongful death law. By Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

http://www.prslaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Power Rogers & Smith Obtains $30 Million Settlement for Client after Botched Nephrectomy

    Power Rogers & Smith Obtains $30 Million Settlement for Client after Botched Nephrectomy
    As reported on the front page of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin today, last week a lawsuit on behalf of Steven Karr was dismissed pursuant to a $30 Million Settlement.  The case was handled by partners Joseph A. Power, Jr. and Joseph W.…
  • Jan 22

    Eleven Attorneys from Power Rogers & Smith Named 2015 Super Lawyer

    Eleven Attorneys from Power Rogers & Smith Named 2015 Super Lawyer
    Recently, Super Lawyers published the list of the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers.  Eleven of the attorneys at the Chicago personal injury law firm of Power Rogers & Smith were included on the list.  Partners Joseph A. Power, Jr.,…
  • Jan 6

    Joseph Power and Todd Smith Deliver Annual Lecture in Advocacy

    Joseph Power and Todd Smith Deliver Annual Lecture in Advocacy
    Recently, Joseph Power and Todd Smith, founding partners of Power Rogers & Smith, delivered the Annual Lecture in Advocacy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  The Lecture was entitled “The History and Influence of the…
Rank this Week: 2657

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: 2749

The Airbag Blog

The Airbag Blog

Focuses on airbag defects, recalls, litigation and technology. By Taras Rudnitzsky.

http://www.theairbagblog.com
  • May 19

    Differences in Airbags and Safety Features in Cars from Other Countrie

    Differences in Airbags and Safety Features in Cars from Other Countrie
    A recent report on NBC News highlights differences in airbags and other important safety features in cars sold in other countries.  The reports specifically discussed the cars currently being sold in Brazil, and their (lack of) certain…
  • May 19

    Differences in Airbags and Safety Features in Cars from Other Countrie

    Differences in Airbags and Safety Features in Cars from Other Countrie
    A recent report on NBC News highlights differences in airbags and other important safety features in cars sold in other countries.  The reports specifically discussed the cars currently being sold in Brazil, and their (lack of) certain…
  • May 16

    Honda Recalls Half-Million Vehicles for Air Bag Safety Defect

    Honda Recalls Half-Million Vehicles for Air Bag Safety Defect
    Honda is recalling 561,422 model year 2001-2003 Honda Civic, model year 2002-2003 Honda CR-V, and model year 2002 Honda Odyssey vehicles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal…
Rank this Week: 2825

Asbestos & Mesothelioma Blog

Asbestos & Mesothelioma Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma litigation. From injury attorney Brandon Smith.

http://mesothelioma.clarislaw.com/
  • Mar 12

    Asbestos Lawsuit Results In $868,000 Plaintiff's Verdict

    Asbestos Lawsuit Results In $868,000 Plaintiff's Verdict
    A San Francisco Superior Court jury recently returned an asbestos related verdict of $868,000 for the family of a drywall taper that died as a result of his prolonged exposure to asbestos containing products and mixes. Douglas Ivance spent…
  • Mar 6

    Mesomark-A New Test For The Early Detection Of Mesothelioma

    Mesomark-A New Test For The Early Detection Of Mesothelioma
    For those affected by the deadly cancer of mesothelioma after prolonged exposure to asbestos containing fibers and products, Mesomark might just be the newest aid in monitoring and controlling the fatal disease. Since its approval for…
  • Mar 4

    "Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007"-A Good Start To An Old Problem

    "Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007"-A Good Start To An Old Problem
    Recent debate has sparked the necessary movement toward an outright ban of asbestos use in the United States as of late and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has now taken these efforts one-step further through the introduction of her legislation,…
Rank this Week: 2603

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
  • Mar 3

    A Seat Belt Case Illustrates Why Risk Beats Causation as an Explanation of Tort Liability

    A Seat Belt Case Illustrates Why Risk Beats Causation as an Explanation of Tort Liability
    The Texas Supreme Court has finally done away with the prohibition on seat-belt evidence in auto accident cases. See Nabors Well Services, LTD. et al v. Romero, et al. I recall thinking in law school just how odd it was that a…
  • Feb 25

    Discretization

    Discretization
    Are farm workers at risk from airborne MRSA? Warren Buffett understands risk better far better than your average public health professional Legal scholars continue to push inference to the best explanation as the form of reasoning which…
  • Feb 24

    So Much for the Epidemiological Transition Part IV

    So Much for the Epidemiological Transition Part IV
    The idea that infectious diseases had been or soon would be conquered and that chronic and degenerative diseases, often if not mostly the result of man’s vices and industry’s alleged toxins, would be the primary cause of…
Rank this Week: 3003