Access to Justice

Proposition 46 Takes Aim at Medical Malpractice Limits in CA

October 23, 2014

Proposition 46 Takes Aim at Medical Malpractice Limits in California In our last medical malpractice-related blog post, we talked about a new study that debunked some theories about defensive medicine practices in the U.S. Today, we’re going to focus on a specific initiative – Proposition 46 – which seeks to change the out-of-date Medical Injury… Read More

Keep Your VA Benefits While Receiving Justice and Compensation

October 16, 2014

At the recent National VFW Convention in St. Louis, I had the privilege of speaking with hundreds of veterans. Many had questions about whether their Veterans Administration (VA) benefits would be at risk if they were to pursue legal action within the civil justice system. The short answer is: No, the benefits are not at… Read More

New Study: Tort Reform Has Minimal Effect on Healthcare Savings

October 14, 2014

New Study: Tort Reform Has Minimal Effect on Healthcare Savings Tort reform has been at the forefront of the Republican agenda as a way to reduce our health care costs in the U.S. A main component of tort reform would eliminate “defensive medicine,” a practice in which doctors order tests, procedures, or visits with specialists… Read More

A Win for Asbestos Victims

October 8, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has revived a fraud case against BASF, one of the largest chemical manufacturing companies in the world and its longtime law firm, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal reporting on the case states: “A group of plaintiffs — representatives… Read More

New Study Reinforces Link Between Risperdal and Gynecomastia

October 8, 2014

With lawsuits continuing to mount against Johnson & Johnson, the makers of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal®, the results of a recent study are not surprising: Risperdal causes gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is the growth of unusually large breasts in males due to excess production of breast tissue rather than fat tissue. This condition can be extremely embarrassing… Read More

FDA Panel Strongly Advises Limits on Testosterone Therapies

September 26, 2014

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel recently voted 20-1 in favor of stricter labeling on testosterone drugs to limit their use to men with low testosterone due to pituitary gland problems or other medical conditions that impair function of the testicles. The panel also voted to require drug makers to conduct more studies… Read More

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2014

September 25, 2014

This year marks the 10th annual National Mesothelioma Awareness Day, recognized on September 26. Since its inception, the event has grown from a grassroots movement to become a federally-recognized awareness day in 2010. Each year, people from all over the country come together to honor the victims of mesothelioma and their loved ones. Many events… Read More

Accidents Happen Every Day

September 11, 2014

What Would You Do If You Were in an Accident? It is a sad truth that accidents happen every day and can result in a variety of injuries, even death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes alone in the United States cost $871 billion each year—a staggering total arrived at by… Read More

Learn the Dangers of AFib and Xarelto this AFib Awareness Month

September 8, 2014

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, which is dedicated to increasing the public’s knowledge of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a life threatening and common but little known heart disorder that affects more than 2.5 million American adults. AFib is described as an ultra-fast and irregular heartbeat that can cause heart… Read More

3 Reasons Why You Should Call A Personal Injury Law Firm After An Auto Accident

September 4, 2014

A new study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) stated that on average, claimants who hired an attorney received lower net payments and waited longer for their claim payments. These are the types of messages that when shared by the media, may deter auto accident victims from even talking to an attorney.