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Johnson & Johnson Quietly Settles Three Transvaginal Mesh Cases in Missouri

After committing to fight each of the thousands of transvaginal mesh cases it is facing, healthcare giant, Johnson and Johnson (J&J) quietly settled three mesh-injury cases in Joplin, Missouri last month. The three women had...more

Plaintiff's Rights Regarding an Independent Medical Examination

When plaintiff receives a demand for a physical examination he or she have 20 days after the service of the demand to serve their response. More likely than not, plaintiff counsel is going to allow the plaintiff to submit to...more

Robotic Surgical Machines: Safe or Deadly?

Imagine your doctor recommends routine spleen removal surgery. When discussing your surgical options, the doctor tells you about da Vinci® - an increasingly used surgical robot. The doctor raves about the safety,...more

Why Should a Personal Injury Attorney Conduct and Asset Search

If used properly and if conducted by a reputable Asset Search Company, asset searches can be used as a valuable tool in both pre and post litigation. Often is the case when a personal injury attorney has a client with...more

The Skinny on Bank Account Searches and Why Choosing the Right Asset Search Firm is so Important

Short Answer: As an attorney who has been conducting asset searches for other attorneys for over 20 years, I am repeatedly contacted or approached by lawyers and other professionals and asked whether it is permissible for a...more

Why It Is Critical To Conduct Asset Searches Aside From Bank Account Searches

On November 12, 1999, President Clinton signed the “Financial Services Modernization Act” into law, which made conducting bank account searches by asset search companies impermissible and a federal crime as you could no...more

Filing A Lawsuit For Damages Caused By A Dangerous Drug

Pharmaceutical companies manufacture, test and introduce new drugs regularly. Despite rigorous testing by the drug companies and monitoring by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA), lawsuits are an inevitable...more

Your Money or Your Life: Injury Toll from Pain Injection Drugs Climbs

As more patients in Maryland, Virginia and seven other states are found with severe meningitis infections from an injected steroid pain drug, the tradeoff in how the drug got made is becoming increasingly plain. It's a new...more

The High Rate of Inappropriate Prescriptions for Seniors

Just as children require medical treatment different from that of adults, seniors have specific health-care needs as well. As we’ve noted, elderly patients are more sensitive to some drugs, less to others, can present...more

Wrongful Death

UPDATED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 Product Liability – Tobacco. In an action by individual class member, did the trial court err in application of finding reached by jury and affirmed by Florida Supreme Court in class...more

Young Lawyers' Recommended Reading List

A summary of four key books for young lawyers to read to assist in obtaining a better grasp on their trial advocacy skills in the courtroom. These four books will assist in defeating defense strategies and connecting with...more

Mock Trial Arbitrations and Mediations: A New Approach To Case Resolution

In many cases, the stumbling block to settlement is the parties’ polar opposite views of what the likely jury verdict will be. Impasse is typically reached in these situations when the parties dig their heels in, often...more

Mock Trials and Focus Groups: How Are They Conducted?

The goal of the trial lawyer in using a mock trial or focus group in his or her case is to obtain objective information from a group of individuals demographically similar to the real jurors. Consequently, the mock trial or...more

TV Doctors: Good Entertainment, Bad Medicine

We couldn’t have said it better than the Los Angeles Times: “ Television is great for sports, reality shows and reruns of ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ but if you're getting your health information from TV, you might not be as...more

Seniors Stop Taking Antidepressants When They Fall Into Medicare’s Donut Hole

The advent of Medicare’s Part D drug plan introduced everyone to the concept of the “donut hole.” That’s the point at which prescription drug coverage ceases for a period during which the plan member pays full price. The gap...more

When a Medical Device Warning Was Ignored, the Patient Died

Last month, we wrote about the danger of drug and medical device warnings and recalls that go unnoticed by hospitals and doctors, much less patients. A recent story reported by CNN demonstrates the tragic consequences of such...more

Weekly Law Resume - June 7, 2012: Defendant in a Personal Injury Action Must Prove Each of the Elements of a Claim for Medical...

Katerina Chakalis v. Elevator Solutions, Inc., et al. Court of Appeal, Second District (May 18, 2012) In Wylson v. Rittl (2003) 105 Cal.App.4th 361, the court held that a non-party medical doctor cannot be found...more

Conflict of Interest Kills Pain Control Advocacy Group

Here's another tale of Big Pharma insinuating itself into places it doesn't belong, to the detriment of quality care and patient safety. Established to support patients with chronic pain, their families and the...more

Glitches on the Path Toward a High Quality Electronic Medical Record System

Early in 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Commonly known as the Stimulus, or Recovery Act, it was intended to juice the sluggish economy, and it reached into all corners of our...more

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Racks Up More Trouble

It’s another episode in the continuing drama of technology lust. Device manufacturers love to market their new, advanced and invariably expensive wares, hospitals love to leverage them for marketing and bill-enhancement, and...more

Misuse of Antipsychotics Is Off the Charts

Off-label use of drugs—that is, taking medication to address a problem other than the one for which it was developed and approved by the FDA — is a common and often appropriate practice. Unfortunately, off-label use is...more

The Litigation Process - Luvera Law Firm

Understanding how the civil litigation process works, very simply, is really something with which all our citizens should be familiar. However, it's especially beneficial for those that are litigants to a legal proceeding....more

Protecting the Child Witness

Trial attorney discloses practical suggestions on how to work with children in civil litigation. Where to conduct interview. How to limit intimidation by opposing counsel and the court system. ...more

Dining with Drug Reps Proves Unappetizing

As the saying goes, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Not that we know for sure that behavioral economist Dan Ariely considers pharmaceutical manufacturers “enemies,” but we know he’s onto their practices...more

Youth and Tanning Beds: Do Not Mix

The groundswell against the use of tanning beds got an additional boost last week when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation prohibiting children younger than 18 from using the body-bronzers as of January 2012....more

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