Personal Injury

So, What Happens if You Are Injured by COVID-19 Vaccine?

Americans who suffer adverse reactions to coronavirus vaccines that the U.S. is rushing to develop will have a hard time getting compensation, according to a Bloomberg News report. Those injured by using the vaccine will be routed to a rarely used federal program that exempts the manufacturers of the vaccine from liability in lawsuits brought… read more

Do You Have Enough Insurance?

I am reminded of this because of a recent client meeting. If you are involved in a motor vehicle crash, and you are injured, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries from the other driver’s auto insurance policy. However, that driver may not have insurance, or may have minimal coverage that will… read more

The Hidden Danger of Tafenoquine

Our office has been investigating the dangers of Mefloquine, which was a drug given to service members as a prophylactic against Malaria. The manufacturer sold this drug to the Department of Defense knowing that it could cause permanent psychological damage, including psychosis, night terrors, and neuropathy. Many of our service members are unknowingly affected by… read more

3M Cannot Shift Blame to U.S. Army, Loses Motion to Dismiss

In Federal Court in Pensacola, Florida, a judge denied 3M’s Motion to Dismiss the case against a number of service-members who suffered hearing damage as a result of defective combat earplugs sold to the military. 3M argued that they were following mandates dictated by the Department of Defense, and that the design was required by… read more

Now Accepting Referrals for Allergan Breast Implant Cases

Recently, a lawsuit has been filed against Allergan, an Irish medical device manufacturer, by individuals who have had certain textured breast implants put in. The FDA requested that Allergan recall all BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders marketed in the U.S. due to risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a cancer… read more

Settlement in Loan Forgiveness Lawsuit

Navient agreed to settle a lawsuit against it for its deceptive practices in servicing federally guaranteed student loans and the public service loan forgiveness program. The link to the story is below: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/navient-settles-student-loan-borrowers-214959450.html President George W. Bush signed this program into law. Basically, if a borrower engaged in a public service job (teacher, fire fighter,… read more

Time Is Running Out on Individual Opioid Claims

Recently, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York extended the deadline for the filing of individual claims against Purdue Pharmaceutical for injuries or wrongful death due to the use of opioids. Originally, the deadline to file claims was June 20, 2020. However, the court has recently extended that deadline to… read more