Archive for the ‘Personal Injury’ Category

To Make Amtrak Crash Victims Whole, Congress Must Raise Rail Liability Cap

May 20th, 2015

Joanne Doroshow, founder and executive director of the Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School, is also a columnist for The Huffington Post. In the past, she has covered discrimination in the tort reform movement, advocated for protecting the seventh amendment, (the right to have your case heard by a jury) and…


Doctors, Attorneys Allege Low Testosterone “Disease Mongering”

May 13th, 2015

When we first covered the alleged link between testosterone drug therapy and cardiovascular problems—particularly in older men—last June, there were about 50 such cases pending across the country. Now there are at least 1,500, and that number is growing every week. Reports do not vary much from individual to individual; complaints of heart attack, stroke,…


Feldman Shepherd Attorney Sues Bayer’s MiraLax for Kidney Failure

May 6th, 2015

Since at least 2009, researchers have been aware that MiraLax, an over-the-counter laxative manufactured by Bayer Corp., is not safe for patients who suffer from kidney disease. But this did not stop the company and is affiliates from allowing the drug to be taken by patients—under supervision from a doctor—whose medical history would put them…


Judge’s Decision Protects GM from Billions in Damages

April 22nd, 2015

As one of the largest automotive recalls in American history, this blog has been covering the massive and tragic GM ignition switch failure—which has killed at least 84 and injured at least 157—for more than a year. As we previously reported, GM had been covering up known problems for about a decade. Recently, the Associated…


Takata Corporation Faces Wider Recall, Fines, and a Class Action Suit

April 15th, 2015

Last year saw more auto recalls in the United States than any other year in the country’s history (one trade publication has even dubbed 2014 “the infamous Year of The Recalls”). This blog has been covering the massive Takata airbag recall—which has officially claimed the lives of at least six people and is thought to…


5 Hospitals Report Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterial Outbreaks

April 8th, 2015

Having covered the dangers that hospitals pose (on several occasions) and the previous failures of the FDA to keep consumers safe (again, on several occasions), it will come as no surprise to readers to learn that the topic of this post brings the two together. Several hospitals—spanning from coast to coast—have announced outbreaks of what…


Some Wins, Some Losses in Tobacco Class Action Suits

April 1st, 2015

In November, this blog published an article about the ways in which class action lawsuits—cases in which a group of individuals (a class) may stand together against wrongdoing—have the ability to protect Americans from a variety of threats: discriminatory and predatory lending and insurance policies, invasion of privacy, racial and gender discrimination, and mortgage loan…


New York Doctor Database—Including Malpractice Information—Is Facing Elimination

March 25th, 2015

Health experts have long pointed to increased transparency as a way of eliminating medical errors and reducing healthcare-associated infections, not to mention making patients aware of potential risks. In the past year, this blog has published two articles about programs aimed at making this goal a reality across the country. In New York State, however—which…


Many Generic Herbal Supplements Not Herbal At All

March 18th, 2015

Health experts have long criticized store-brand herbal supplements. And finally they have been vindicated. The Attorney General’s office recently oversaw testing on products from nationwide chains like Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and GNC, finding that only a very small minority contained any of the ingredients listed on their labels. The office also sent messages to these…


Youth Football League Faces Brain Injury Lawsuit

March 11th, 2015

Last June, this blog published an article about President Obama’s so-called “concussion conference,” which he called to address mild traumatic brain injuries in young athletes that many alleged were leading to mental illness and other adverse effects. This came around the same time that about 5,000 former NFL players brought a lawsuit against the league,…


 
 
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