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Access to Justice Under Assault in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania legislature is working on a bill which, on its surface, may sound great to many: a cut in property taxes. What people may not understand is that the supposed relief will come at a very high cost, including higher personal income and sales taxes. Additionally, school districts that are in debt will be able to continue to charge residents property taxes for years to come, despite the higher and expanded taxes implemented to make up for ...

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Protect your rights!

This week, the House will vote on a series of bills that will make it difficult – if not impossible – for Americans that have been harmed to seek justice in our nation’s courts. Among other measures, Congress is pushing legislation that will make lawsuits brought by injured patients, nursing home residents, and their families nearly impossible to pursue.

The so-called “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017” [H.R. 1215] will rig the system against individuals and tip ...

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Tarceva Settlement Highlights Flaws in FDA Drug Approval Process

tarceva shows flaws in FDA approvalsIn June of 2016 Genentech, Inc issued a letter to doctors telling them to stop prescribing Tarceva, a lung cancer drug, to patients unless those patients presented with a specific gene mutation. A recent story in the Los Angeles Times details how the drug was showing only a 10 percent effectiveness rate in patients taking it, while simultaneously causing rashes all over those patient’s bodies.

Tarceva was designed to block ...

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Lawyer Sanctioned After Coffee-Flinging Incident

Words were exchanged. Tempers flared. And, in the end, a perfectly good cup of iced coffee was sacrificed in an act of senseless violence.

Had cooler heads prevailed on that warm Boston summer morning, life could have carried on as normal. The coffee, iced with a bit of sweat forming on the outside of the cup, would have been consumed and enjoyed the way the roasters had hoped while crafting the beverage. Little did it know, as it sat on the ...

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Study Re-emphasizes Heartburn Drug’s Link to Kidney Disease

new study renews focus on heartburn drugs and kidney diseaseLast year saw a dramatic increase in the attention being paid to injuries sustained by patients taking a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. While the term may not be familiar, you almost certainly know them by name. In fact, they’re likely sitting in your medicine cabinet as you read this.

Prilosec. Nexium. Prevacid. The ads for these drugs make it seem as though taking a ...

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J&J Talc Cases Look for New Life in New Jersey Court

johnson and johnson talc ovarian cancer cases go back to trialTwo New Jersey plaintiffs are seeking to reinstate their cases against Johnson & Johnson, claiming they developed ovarian cancer as a result of using the company’s Shower to Shower product line.

Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson initially threw out the cases of Diana Balderrama and Brandi Carl because he rejected the expert testimony presented on their behalf. In their appeal, the plaintiffs assert Judge Johnson “misapplied the ...

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