Blog Posts in July, 2018

  • U.S. Most Dangerous Place to Give Birth in Developed World, According to New Study

    The United States is the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. At least, that’s according to a new USA Today investigation. Each year across the country, over 50,000 mothers are severely injured during or after childbirth, while roughly 700 die. The investigation, known as “Deadly Deliveries,” claims that women are dying and suffering life-altering injuries during childbirth ...
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  • Talc and Asbestos

    In July of 2018 a jury awarded a $4.69 billion verdict to a group of 22 women who proved that Talc Powder, produced by Johnson & Johnson, caused their ovarian cancer. This was the first time in a Talc trial that the plaintiffs maintained their ovarian cancer originated by exposure to asbestos contained in the talc powder. The attorneys for the women argued that, based on internal documents, ...
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  • Opioid Crisis Summit

    I traveled to Ft. Lauderdale this past weekend for Mass Tort Nexus’, “Opioid Crisis Summit”. This summit assembled a group of politicians, law makers, law enforcement officials, advocates, physicians with specialties in opioid addiction, opioid epidemic experts, public officials, lawyers and other specialists in addiction treatment. I was honored to be asked to speak at the event on the ...
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  • Why Hire a Tasigna Lawyer?

    Tasigna is a cancer chemotherapy drug used by oncologists and other medical providers to treat chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The generic name of Tasigna is nilotinib. There is growing concern that Tasigna may have serious health side effects for patients using the drug, as it has been linked to rapid onset atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Atherosclerosis is the build-up of plaque ...
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