(May 29, 2020) Governments and health authorities across the United States are responding to the outbreak of COVID-19 through the use of stay-at-home orders and other federal, state, and local orders in an attempt to disrupt the spread of COVID-19. As a result of these measures to disrupt the spread of COVID-19, many businesses have fallen on tough times and are looking to … [Read more...] about COVID-19 AND INSURANCE CLAIMS “WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW”
Archives for May 2020
By Rachel Shkolnik, Hunter J. Shkolnik Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC (May 27, 2020) The nationwide Elmiron eye damage litigation has picked up headlines over the past several months. Elmiron, the brand name for pentosan polysulfate sodium, is a semi-synthetically produced heparin-like macromolecular carbohydrate derivative. The lawsuit is centralized around the basis that … [Read more...] about ELMIRON LITIGATION: EMERGING TORTS
By Karina Rodrigues, Esq. of Kelley | Uustal Trial Attorneys (May 18, 2020) Talcum powder litigation has grown exponentially in the past several years. In 2013, a South Dakota jury reached a verdict in the first talc trial against Johnson & Johnson. It found the company negligent but did not award 60-year-old Deane Berg damages. In 2016, three trials resulted in combined … [Read more...] about Talcum Powder Litigation: Status Report for Florida and Broward County
"Personal Injury-Patent Infringement COVID-19 Are All In The Mix" Click Here to view the FDA Link to the Truvada Label “Gilead Sciences and their Truvada/Atripla drug line are facing litigation on several fronts including patent infringement claims by the US Dept of Health and Human Services along with the personal injury claims and CDC research scrutiny on study … [Read more...] about The Truvada-Atripla Litigation And The Many Layers Involved
The long-awaited ruling by Judge Freda Wolfson in the Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder MDL 2738 was issued April 27, 2020. In the opinion, the court ruled that plaintiffs could present evidence that J&J’s talcum powder products can cause ovarian cancer and that a jury must decide that question. What does plaintiff leadership say? Chris Tisi, of Levin Papantonio … [Read more...] about J&J TALC MDL DAUBERT OPINION: All Plaintiffs Experts Remain – Will Wolfson Ruling Lead to Settlement?
Rick Bright’s Primary Claims Include:Retaliation for Protected Activity An agency official is prohibited from taking, failing to take, or threatening to take or fail to take a against any employee or applicant for federal employment because of (A) the exercise of an appeal, complaint, or grievance right granted by any law, rule or regulation; (B) testifying or otherwise … [Read more...] about U.S. Office of Special Counsel Complaint & Disclosure Form