The dangers of settling your injury case without talking to a lawyer
Posted in Accident & Injury on November 21, 2018
By William J. Price A careless driver crashed into your car. Your injuries sent you to the hospital and kept you out of work for a month. You ask the driver’s insurance carrier to begin paying for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses their client caused. There’s a good chance they’ll tell...
Actos Bladder Cancer Settlement
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on April 30, 2015
Pharmaceutical giant Takeda has agreed to a $2.4 billion settlement to compensate plaintiffs who allege they developed bladder cancer after taking the diabetes medication, Actos® (pioglitazone). Officials at Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. said the offer will resolve a “vast majority” of the more than 8,000 Actos bladder cancer claims. In a press release, the company explained,...
Litigation Update: Transvaginal Mesh & Bladder Slings
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 17, 2015
For women struggling with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other problems, surgical treatments such as a bladder sling or other procedures using transvaginal mesh (TVM) seemed like a dream come true. Pharmaceutical companies claimed their mesh products would shore up weakened pelvic muscles—supporting internal organs and reducing embarrassing accidents. Sadly, for thousands of women,...
$100M NuvaRing Settlement
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on February 10, 2014
There may finally be a resolution for the thousands of NuvaRing ® users who filed product-liability claims against Merck & Co., alleging the contraceptive device caused blood clots that caused heart attacks, or led to death in some cases. Last week, the pharmaceutical giant announced it would pay $100 million to resolve nearly 4,000 cases,...
Whistleblowers Receive $168 Million
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on November 5, 2013
In one of the largest payouts in history, people from three states will be taking home a share of the $167.7 million awarded to whistleblowers for exposing Johnson & Johnson’s use of improper marketing and kickbacks. $2 Billion Settlement In a press conference yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters that Johnson & Johnson...
Johnson & Johnson Considers $3 Billion Settlement
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on August 21, 2013
Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is reportedly contemplating a massive settlement agreement with patients injured by their DuPuy unit’s ASR Hip Implant. Bloomberg News reports that “five people familiar with the matter” revealed that J&J may be willing to pay more than $300,000 per case, pushing the total settlement amount over $3 billion if...
$4.1m Settlement for Student Abandoned in DEA Facility
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 31, 2013
The U.S. Government agrees to pay Daniel Chong $4.1 million after ‘accidentally’ leaving him locked in a room for five days with no food or water. Last year Daniel Chong was a student at UC San Diego, and on April 20th, like many college students, he and some friends decided to get high. Unfortunately...
Cleveland Police settle lawsuit for $600,000
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 11, 2013
The Cleveland Police Department has agreed to a $600,000 settlement in civil lawsuit brought by a Cleveland Heights man who claimed he was attacked by officers after a traffic incident. In 2011, plaintiff Edward Henderson crashed his van near downtown on New Year’s Day after a police chase. According to the complaint, after he...
BP Fighting Payments to Spill Victims
Posted in Accident & Injury, Workplace Injuries and Claims on June 27, 2013
In what appears to be an effort to intimidate oil-spill victims, BP is sending out hundreds of letters, warning settlement recipients they may have to return part of the money. BP is currently appealing the settlement process, alleging administration errors that resulted in overpayments and “fictitious awards.” According the Houston Chronicle, “One of the...