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Abilify Claimants Recover Settlements, While Others Join the Class Action Lawsuit

Three people who said the antipsychotic drug Abilify caused them to engage in compulsive gambling have reached a settlement for undisclosed amounts. The cases were considered to be bellwether, multidistrict litigation, and scheduled for trial in June. The District Court has ordered the defendants, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., and Otsuka Pharmaceutical…

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Tempe Woman is Struck and Killed by Self Driving Uber Car, Now the Question Remains: Who is Responsible?

On March 18, 2018, Elaine Herzberg, 49, was struck and killed by a self driving Uber car. The Tempe resident had been crossing the road with her bicycle when the automobile driven by a robotic computer failed to stop before hitting her head on. At first Tempe police said Herzberg…

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Tennessee Lawyer Fighting Back For Stryker Hip Implant Recall Victims

A Tennessee man, with the help of a medical malpractice lawyer, filed a complaint on August 17, 2017 against the medical conglomerate Howmedica Osteonics (d.b.a. Stryker Orthopedics) and Stryker Corporation –  one of the world’s foremost medical technology companies. The man claimed he experienced severe injuries after being fitted by…

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Supreme Court Denies GM: Lawsuits For Deadly Ignition Switch Can Pursue

The U.S. Supreme Court has told GM that it will have to face the potentially billions of dollars in multiple legal claims after installing a deadly ignition switch in their cars. GM argues they were ‘free and clear’ of liability and use their 2009 bankruptcy sale as an appeal. The…

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Opioid Drug Makers Face a Lawsuit Because of Downplaying the Risks of Addiction

In 2015, a baby boy only known as ‘Baby Doe’ was born addicted to opioid painkillers. His first few days of life were spent in an agonizing withdrawal in the neo natal unit. Three Tennessee prosecutors and the baby’s guardian have teamed up together and filed a lawsuit against several…

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Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Exceed 80 Pending Cases in Multidistrict Litigation

Since 2016 lawsuits involving hernia mesh developed by Ethicon, Inc. continue to mount. Sold under Physiomesh, the products have raised concern over their safety and ability to reduce the symptoms of a hernia. Multidistrict litigation, on the Federal level, is now underway at the U.S. District. On July 17th, the…

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay Millions in Damages from Talc-Powder Trial… AGAIN.

A jury in St. Louis just delivered the largest verdict against Johnson & Johnson in the talcum powder trials. There have been around 2,400 lawsuits filed against the company by people claiming that using their talc-powder caused ovarian cancer and other illnesses. In this recent case, a Virginia woman, Ms.…

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Family of Killed 17-Year-Old Settles Faulty Airbag Lawsuit

As drivers and passengers, we count on airbags to protect us in the event of a collision. Few people would think that these airbags could actually be the source of trauma and pain. Unfortunately, this is exactly what’s happening with airbags produced by Takata. Typically found in Hondas, these airbags are…

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Tennessee Law Caps Monetary Damages for Chattanooga Bus Accident Victims

The November 22 Tennessee bus accident which left 6 children dead and critically injured 23 more has impacted every family within the state. Now, families of the children who lost their lives have discovered they can receive no more than $750,000 in personal damages. Modifications to the Tennessee tort reform…