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  • Attorney Brett Oppenheimer is Officially Certified in Mediation

    Attorney Brett Oppenheimer of Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC is known throughout Louisville and all of Kentucky for being an attorney who focuses on personal injury cases and litigation. However, not all cases need to go all the way to trial to reach resolution. Some can be resolved quickly, quietly, and just as effectively through mediation. Mediation is a form of “Alternative Dispute Resolution” or ...
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  • Xarelto Update

    Xarelto is an oral blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of strokes in patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Xarelto is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceutical and is manufactured by Bayer. Xarelto is commonly prescribed for atrial fibrillation, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). There are currently about 14,000 lawsuits involving Xarelto alleging the increased risk of severe ...
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  • What is a Class Action Lawsuit as Opposed to a Multi-District Litigation (MDL)?

    Many of my current and potential clients believe that they have been injured by a pharmaceutical drug or a medical device. Often these clients read about pending lawsuits in the news or see a commercial on television that makes them aware of the potentially harmful side-effects of a defective drug or medical device. Frequently lawsuits that are directed at the pharmaceutical industry have large ...
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  • Medical Malpractice Claims Have Actually Dropped over 55% in the Last Two Decades

    In January I discussed that Kentucky and many other states are passing Tort Reform legislation. The main argument that these state governments are making is that changes are necessary due to soaring medical malpractice costs for doctors and health care providers as the result of “frivolous” lawsuits. The medical community is claiming that both insurance premiums and medical malpractice claims are ...
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  • UPDATE ON NEXIUM (PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR) UPDATE

    On March 22, 2017, US District Court Judge Feldman of Louisiana, ruled in favor of the plaintiffs against a defense Motion to Dismiss the case in the Nexium litigation. This ruling confirmed that the Plaintiff’s sufficiently pled that the acid reflux drug was defective in formulation and that safer designs of the drug exist. The ruling also supports the claims that Pfizer, the makers of Nexium, ...
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  • Update on IVC Filter Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)

    U. S. District Court Judge Richard Young has recently released the IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) Filter bellwether trial plan involving Cook Medical (a medical device manufacturer). Two of the cases will be ready for trial by October 2, 2017. The third case will be ready by April 2, 2018. WHAT IS AN IVC FILTER AND WHAT IS THE BASIS OF THE LAWSUIT? An IVC filter is a medical device that is designed to ...
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  • Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Implant

    The Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder is a device that is surgically implanted to help patients restore arm movement. Those with rotator cuff tears or severe shoulder arthritis were some of the intended patients for this device. Instead of improving arm movement, however, the implant caused several problems and, on December 20, 2016, Zimmer Biomet recalled these devices due to their ...
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  • Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants

    There are currently lawsuits filed and being filed on behalf of patients injured by hernia mesh implants. These lawsuits allege that hernia mesh can cause such adverse reactions as organ damage perforation, bowel obstruction, infection, and hernia recurrence. Furthermore, the lawsuits allege that the makers of these hernia mesh implants failed to adequately research these implants, failed to ...
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  • Taxotere Chemo Drug Lawsuit Update

    The lawsuits filed on behalf of cancer patients who allegedly experienced permanent hair loss following treatment with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere are moving forward in a multidistrict litigation established in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. Initially, the MDL began with 33 cases. In December, the number of cases was reported at 267. As of January 18, 2017, there were ...
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  • Kentucky May See Laws That Cap Tort Recoveries in Near Future

    Following the November election cycle, the GOP took majorities in both the Senate and House of Representatives, and picked up gubernatorial seats across the country. In Kentucky, this new super-majority has some worried about the future of personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits . In the past, Republican members of Kentucky’s legislature have expressed keen interest in tort law reform to ...
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  • Doctors May Choose to Not Reveal Mistakes Made by Other Doctors

    When was the last time you discovered that one of your coworkers made a mistake and decided to not do something about it? Most of the time, we need not be concerned about coworkers overlooking the slipups of their colleagues, but when it comes to medical practitioners, those mistakes could jeopardize a patient’s health. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has warned in an article that ...
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  • Medical Error Mix-Ups Still Prevalent in Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities, Study Finds

    The best medical treatment in the world won’t do any good, and could potentially do serious damage, if it is applied to the wrong patient. This is why patient mix-ups are so dangerous. With more and more medical facilities, hospitals, and healthcare clinics utilizing electronic healthcare records (EHR), the number of incidents involving mistaken patient identity should conceivably go down. ...
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  • Things to Consider Before Filing a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    When a person places their trust in a doctor, nurse, hospital or other medical professional, they are doing so with the expectation that they will provide the highest quality care and treat them to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, this trust is not always honored. As such, when medical professionals act negligently or fail to adhere to the standard of care, the resulting complications, ...
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: What You Can Expect

    Thinking about beginning a medical malpractice lawsuit can be understandably intimidating, as you might be going up against a defendant that is backed by a large corporation or medical institution. No matter how great your opposition, it is important that you follow through with your case, as lawsuits are often the only way a negligent medical practitioner or group is penalized for wrongdoing. Not ...
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  • Cost of Cerebral Palsy Over a Lifetime

    The parents of a child born with cerebral palsy (CP), or who develops it early in life, know the emotional toll will be significant and trying. What they may not know or anticipate is the massive financial cost of raising a child with cerebral palsy. Doctors and science currently consider CP to be an incurable affliction, meaning treatment or symptom abatement must continue for the entire lifespan ...
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