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November 2013 Archives

Partner Post: Energy Drink Lawsuit

Red Bull Energy Drink's Wrongful Death Lawsuit Written by James P. Nevin   The beverage giant Red Bull is facing its first wrongful death lawsuit, with the family of the deceased seeking $85 million in damages. Brooklyn father Cory Terry, 33, died during a basketball game after downing the caffeine-laden...

Giving Thanks for Asbestos Trial Victories

Happy Thanksgiving! What do you have to be thankful for today? While no one will ever be thankful for their asbestos-related illness, we can all certainly be thankful that many of those responsible for mesothelioma patients' exposure are being held accountable for their negligence. Mesothelioma is a rare and incurable...

Partner Post: Dr. Wheeler and Black Lung Diagnoses

Doctor Works Against Patients for Profit  Written by James P. Nevin   When Dr. Paul Wheeler, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave his opinion the court listened. Until lately. Research has proved there is an unmistakable pattern in Wheeler's readings. There have been more than 1,500 cases decided since 2000 in...

Partner Post: Baby Blanket Recall

BreathableSacks Choking Hazard Prompts Product Recall Written by James P. Nevin   BreathableBaby has issued a recall for 15,000 BreathableSacks, a sleeveless wearable blanket for infants. The blankets were found hazardous after it was discovered that the zipper pull tabs and sliders detatch, posing a choking hazard to infants. According...

Snowball fights with asbestos!

While we frequently work with clients from California who have suffered from the deadly effects of asbestos-related diseases, we know the problem is much more widespread. Throughout the United States and across the world, industrial applications of asbestos have resulted in thousands of workers contracting lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma....

Partner Post: Arbitration Laws

Forced Arbitration Laws on Consumers Written by James P. Nevin   The beauty of the justice system is that the little guy can take on the corporation, it's part of the American dream. Companies have caught on to this and stolen that right from under you. Forced arbitration clauses are...

Giving Thanks in the Midst of Mesothelioma

Are you wondering how to have a more enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday as you battle mesothelioma? You are not alone.There are around 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year, and even more other asbestos-related diseases. Make the most of your Thanksgiving with these helpful tips. Enjoy the little things: It...

Partner Post: Fracking in America

Problems with Fracking in the United States Written by James P. Nevin   Fracking is one of the most controversial environmental issues of the day. Haven't heard of it? Hydraulic fracturing (Fracking) involves breaking open -- or fracturing -- of otherwise impermeable oil and gas bearing geologic formations. The rock...

Partner Post: Problems with Robotic Surgery

Unreported Injuries Caused by Robotic Surgery Complications  Written by James P. Nevin   Robot-assisted surgery may surprisingly be more dangerous than traditional surgery techniques. The problem is that the FDA does not know absolutely either way because injuries and deaths from using the da Vinci Robotic System are going underreported...

5 Products Containing Asbestos

It is hard to look back on the history of asbestos use in America without wondering, "Why?" Why did it take so long for asbestos to be phased out of our military, schools, and products? An even bigger question you might be asking is: "Just where is asbestos still present...

Partner Post: Home Appliance Product Recall

Calaphalon Recalls XL 9-Speed Blenders Due to Injury Hazard Written by James P. Nevin Calaphalon has issued a recall on 22,000 of its XL 9 speed blenders sold across the US. The recall is due to a piece of the blender's mixing blade breaking off during use, which could pose...

The FACT that does not act like a fact

The Wall Street Journal is worried about fraud in asbestos cases. Ah, you may think, have billion dollar corporations and insurance companies conspired to deceive thousands of victims of asbestos, creating fake bankruptcies and transferring assets throughout dozens of shell corporations and sham "sale" transactions? Or maybe they are worried...

Partner Post: Risperdal Anti-Psychotic Drug Settlement

$2.2 Billion Risperdal Anti-Psychotic Drug Settlement  Written by James P. Nevin   Janssen, part of the well-known Johnson & Johnson company, pled guilty to misbranding its anti-psychotic medication Risperdal in a $2.2 billion dollar settlement. The company entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor ending a complex legal case spanning...

Partner Post: North Bay Limousine Tragedy

Northern California Seeks Safer Limousines Written by James P. Nevin   The families of the 5 women who died in a limo fire which took place May, 2013 on the San Mateo Bridge in the Northern California San Francisco Bay Area have filed a wrongful death suit against several companies...