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JUUL Facing Legal Action in Multiple States

JUUL Facing Legal Action in Multiple States

Numerous lawsuits have been filed against the e-cigarette company Juul Labs for targeting minors with its addictive and potentially carcinogenic vape pens. The manufacturer has already agreed to pay $40 million to the state of North Carolina in a recent settlement. And it isn’t just states that are suing. North Carolina filed a lawsuit in […]

Belviq Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

Belviq Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

The prescription weight loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) has been pulled off the shelves at the request of the FDA due to a potential link to cancer, as reported by Drug Watch and other outlets. Belviq has been associated with increased rates of lung, pancreatic and colorectal cancer, and several lawsuits have been filed. Here’s what […]

Zantac Drug Maker Accused of Deleting Records

Zantac Drug Maker Accused of Deleting Records

One of the drug companies behind Zantac was recently accused of deleting company emails tied to the drug’s 2019 recall, according to an article in Fierce Pharma. The company, Sanofi, faces lawsuits which allege that they concealed cancer risks associated with this popular heartburn medication. Zantac contains a probable human carcinogen, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is […]

UTI Drug Elmiron Causes Blindness

UTI Drug Elmiron Causes Blindness

A prescription drug to treat bladder pain syndrome had the unintended effect of causing vision loss, resulting in blindness for one woman in Texas, according to MedNews. The drug, sold under the brand name Elmiron, had no warning label; studies connecting the drug with eye damage had not yet been published. The patient started the […]

Kids and Dental Injuries

Kids and Dental Injuries

Young children’s teeth are prone to injury. Dental injuries can happen at any time: on the playground, at sports practice, even roughhousing with siblings at home. Since being prepared may help with the severity of the injury, parents should have a working knowledge of how to handle tooth trauma, according to a recent article in […]

OSHA Marks 50 Years of Safety

OSHA Marks 50 Years of Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is marking half a century of workplace safety oversight, despite having fewer enforcement resources than in its 50-year history, according to a recent report. OSHA was created in 1970 with a law signed into effect by President Richard Nixon with a mission to protect workers from hazards on […]

December 7, 2020
Appeals Court Rejects Gunmaker Protection

Appeals Court Rejects Gunmaker Protection

A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled a federal law unconstitutional this fall, paving the way for gun manufacturers to be held accountable in Pennsylvania for gun injuries if their weapon is used in a crime, reported an article in Bloomberg Law. At issue is the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shields gunmakers […]

September 22, 2020
5 Things to Remember When Filing a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit

5 Things to Remember When Filing a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit

When someone’s negligence has caused you injury, the best outcome, of course, is to receive fair compensation for your losses. But what factors should you consider to avoid a less-than-fair settlement, or denial of the claim entirely? A recent article in the South Florida Reporter shares some actions that can help your case. Document the […]

Municipal Liability – Sovereign Immunity – Governmental Immunity – When You Can Sue the City and for What

Municipal Liability – Sovereign Immunity – Governmental Immunity – When You Can Sue the City and for What

In Pennsylvania, the law limits when you can sue the state or a municipality, including the City of Philadelphia. The concept of “sovereign immunity” provides a defense for both the state, or Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and municipal governments, unless a statutory exception applies. The exceptions to the state’s immunity are detailed at 42 Pa.C.S. § […]

Prison Civil Rights Violations – Prison Assault and Abuse – Prison Inmates’ Suicide as Possible Civil Rights Violation

Prison Civil Rights Violations – Prison Assault and Abuse – Prison Inmates’ Suicide as Possible Civil Rights Violation

When prison officials assault or abuse inmates, the inmates may sue those officials and the municipality that runs the prison. A plaintiff inmate can hold the corrections officers directly responsible for the assault or abuse through theories of assault and battery or negligence. The inmate may also hold the municipality directly responsible through a claim […]