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August 2012 Archives

Johnson & Johnson settles Risperdal suit

Johnson & Johnson's agrees to a $181 million settlment with 36 states and the District of Columbia over Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug used off label by elderly and children to help with bipolar disorders. The settlement comes after prosecuters said that Johnson and Johnson's pharmaceutical subsidiary Janssen failed to disclose...

An Open Letter from Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader Reaches out with an Open Letter to Trial Attorneys across America discussing the evolution of the tort system along with the perils of tort reform.   The partners at Brayton Purcell would like to share this letter with everybody visiting this site....

Is Early Detection of Mesothelioma Effective?

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer caused primarily by exposure to asbestos. It manifests itself from 10 to 50 years after exposure. The disease invades the membrane around the heart, abdominal cavity or lungs. Approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. This figure is far lower than...

August is 'Gear Up for Clean Truck Month' in California

While all vehicles used diesel engines in the past, trucks are the most common motor vehicles to employ such engines today. Over the years, research has shown that inhaling diesel fumes can be harmful to humans, particularly when the fumes are inhaled on a regular basis. For individuals in certain...