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Healthcare bill rushed through committee without public hearing aims to slash rights of citizens to fair compensation in court

The United States House of Representatives may vote this week on a bill (House Resolution 1215) that will do grave harm to the rights of citizens to seek justice in court for damages caused by medical malpractice, defective drugs, or defective medical devices. The bill is called the Protecting Access to Care Act and it was rushed through committee without …

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NHTSA probes safety of airbag systems in 2012 Jeep Liberty

The National Highway Traffice Safety Administration has launched an investigation into multiple complaints regarding front passenger-side airbags in 2012 Jeep Liberties. Forty-four reports from Jeep Liberty owners reference failures of the occupant restraint controller (ORC) system; an airbag warning light remains illuminated, presumably due to a malfunction in the ORC module that manages the front passenger-side airbag. NHTSA reports that …

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Johnson & Johnson loses in talcum powder trial to the tune of $110M

Last Monday Messa & Associates wrote about the third Philadelphia jury to find Johnson & Johnson liable for damages regarding defective mesh implants. Last Thursday, a St. Louis jury handed up a $110 million verdict to a woman from Virginia who claims that her ovarian cancer was caused by the company’s talcum products. Lois Slemp, 62, said she used Johnson …

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White Coat Marketing: More unscrupulous behavior from the pharmaceutical industry

Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company focused on manufacturing medicinal treatments for diabetes, obesity, Haemophilia, growth hormone therapy, and hormone replacement therapy, has been accused in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Federal Government of engaging in a “white coat marketing scheme” to persuade doctors to prescribe three of its diabetes treatments – NovoLog, Levimir, and Victoza. What is …

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Cinnaminson, NJ woman wins $20M verdict in case against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon

medical malpractice, lawyers, patient safety, medical negligence

On Friday, April 28th, a Philadelphia jury awarded a $20-million verdict to a South Jersey woman who endured permanent, painful, and life-altering injuries caused by Ethicon pelvic-mesh. The verdict, which includes $2.5 million in compensatory damages and the remaining $17.5 million in punitive damages, was the third of three plaintiff verdicts awarded in three Ethicon mesh cases to go to …

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