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US Supreme Court Refuses to Restrict Personal Jurisdiction in Landmark Paxil Case

(October 2, 2017) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed to stand an appellate court decision stating that a product manufacturer is subject to personal jurisdiction for product-related claims in a state where development or testing occurred, dealing a huge blow to the well-funded big pharma legal teams who may well now find themselves defending […] Read More »

Social Security Disability Insurance – Explained by Worker’s Comp Lawyer

 

What is Social Security Disability Insurance? Unlike worker’s compensation, workers are eligible to receive social security disability insurance (SSDI) for any injury –including non-work-related incidents – as long as the injury affects the worker’s ability to participate in the workforce. Disability is covered by the state rather than your employer. SSDI is funded through deductions […] Read More »

Research Shows Xarelto Side Effect Outweighs Benefits

 

Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals recently pulled the plug on an in-house study on Xarelto’s benefits weighed against a potentially life-threatening Xarelto side effect. The NAVIGATE ESUS trial was suspended following the release of findings from a third-party research group, which indicated that Xarelto’s use in secondary stroke prevention performed no better than […] Read More »

Roundup Danger Remains in Contention Amongst European Union

 

European Union (EU) health experts are currently in contention on whether to extend or discontinue licensing for products containing the herbicide glyphosate. The conversation was opened in a meeting held in Brussels on Thursday of last week. The standing committee on plant-animal food and feed (PAFF) was expected to come to a vote but decided […] Read More »

When Do I Need to Contact Workman’s Comp Lawyers?

 

While state-mandated workers compensation coverage protects employers from the damages associated with work-related injuries or illnesses in most situations, instances can arise where workers may not be safeguarded from lost wages, medical expenses, or even termination. In these cases, it may be necessary for the worker to contact workman’s comp lawyers to file a lawsuit […] Read More »

Verdict Reached in Second Testosterone Replacement Drug Androgel Trial

 

(October 5, 2017) – A federal court in Chicago, Ill. ruled in favor of a Tennessee man who claimed AbbVie “misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel.” The jury awarded him $140,000 in compensatory and more than $140 million in punitive damages. The verdict is the second in a series of more than 2,400 […] Read More »

The Right Auto Insurance Will Help in the Event of a Car Accident

 

Finding Auto Insurance: Helpful Pointers Finding the best insurance coverage to fit your needs can be difficult. Provided is a checklist that can help you find the auto insurance that will best protect your family and your interests: When purchasing a new car, keep in mind that cars with minimal safety flaws or mechanical issues are […] Read More »

What are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?

 

Why it’s Important to Seek Legal Aid: The Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Personal injuries are never good experiences. They tend to be costly, time-consuming, and very stressful. If someone else is liable for your injuries, you may be able to alleviate some of the stress of the experience by filing a claim […] Read More »

US Supreme Court Refuses to Restrict Personal Jurisdiction in Landmark Paxil Case

 

(October 2, 2017) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed to stand an appellate court decision stating that a product manufacturer is subject to personal jurisdiction for product-related claims in a state where development or testing occurred, dealing a huge blow to the well-funded big pharma legal teams who may well now find themselves defending […] Read More »

Diacetyl Gum? Lawsuit Alleges Chewing Gum Workers Were Exposed

 

Diacetyl Gum Causing Health Issues for Former Wm. Wigley Jr. Co. Employees Diacetyl exposure can cause many serious health afflictions, including a lung disease commonly known as “popcorn lung.” The term “popcorn lung” originated from the initial discovery of workers sick from diacetyl exposure at popcorn manufacturing plants. Evidence now suggests diacetyl exposure can occur […] Read More »

Diacetyl Coffee Vapors – Are Coffee Industry Workers Exposed to Diacetyl?

 

The federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released evidence indicating that coffee industry workers could be at risk of dangerous diacetyl exposure because of diacetyl coffee vapors. A recent report issued by the CDC details the agency’s findings from a study of workers at a mid-sized coffee roastery. The study found that […] Read More »

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