Mass Torts: Study Doubts the Value of Abilify for Depression

In a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers at the Veterans Affairs found that the benefits of the antidepressant add-on drug Abilify were minor. Meanwhile, the FDA has received 164 reports of pathological gambling caused … Continue reading

Child Sues Chicago Board of Education over 5 Years of Sexual Abuse by Employee

Chicago plaintiff attorney Lyndsay A. Markley

A former elementary school student filed suit against the Chicago Board of Education, claiming he suffered years of sexual abuse by an employee who organized school sponsored programs for students. According to the complaint filed by Chicago attorney Lyndsay Markley, the … Continue reading

Philadelphia Jury Awards $57.1 Million in Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Verdict

Mesh manufacturer knowingly continued use of resin dangerous to human bodies.

A jury in Philadelphia awarded more than $57 million to a woman who was internally scarred and left incontinent by a defective Ethicon pelvic mesh implant made by Johnson & Johnson. The award, the largest so far in several recent mesh … Continue reading

Misleading Regulators, Monsanto Secretly Wrote Bogus Reports Calling Roundup Safe

When the Environmental Protection Agency declared that Roundup weed killer was safe for humans, it relied on scientific reports that were secretly ghostwritten by Monsanto employees, according to company emails. The emails were released by plaintiff attorneys suing Monsanto on … Continue reading

Jury Deliberations Underway in Pennsylvania’s 6th Transvaginal Mesh Trial

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Jury deliberations are now underway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where testimony has concluded in the state’s sixth trial involving a transvaginal mesh lawsuit filed against Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon, Inc. subsidiary. The case, which is among more than 130 pelvic mesh lawsuits … Continue reading

PA Jury Awards $3.35 Million against Hospital and Docs for Missed Cancer Diagnosis

A jury in Philadelphia awarded $3.35 million in damages in a medical malpractice case against St. Mary Medical Center and two radiologists over a missed cancer diagnosis. Because the cancer was overlooked, plaintiff Ewa Kesicka, 54, of Bensalem, PA, was … Continue reading

FDA: No Association Between 3M Bair Hugger Blankets and Infection

In a potentially damaging blow to plaintiffs in mass tort litigation, the Food and Drug Administration says it “has been unable to identify a consistently reported association between the use of forced air thermal regulating systems and surgical site infection.” … Continue reading

Why Do Lawyers Push Back On Intake, Conversion, Metrics and Accountability?

Harlan Schillinger is in charge of business development at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys.

If you feel your business is in a place where you don’t need to increase it, please don’t read any further. After 40 years in the legal marketing business, I’m not about to mince words anymore. Lawyers are spending a … Continue reading

Olympic Athlete Recovers $2 Million for Fractured Hip in Car Wreck

David Adley Smith competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Olympic high jumper David Adley Smith II, known as D.J., recovered $2 million in Troup County Superior Court in Georgia after an unhealed bone chip in his hip hampered his performance, costing him professional contracts and sponsorships. A car crash fractured … Continue reading

Too Much Time at the Office is Keeping Lawyers Up at Night

It’s not colleagues, clients or cases that are keeping plaintiff lawyers up at night. The thing that troubles lawyers the most, according to a National Trial Lawyers survey, is spending too much time in the office and not getting enough … Continue reading