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Opioid MDL Judge Wants DEA Data

opioid judge requests dea database dataThe opioid crisis in America is one of the most complicated public health issues ever to grip the nation. Whether it’s a discussion of the root causes of the epidemic and the roles of the corporations who make the drugs or the culture of prescription dependency that led the medical community to dole the pills out in such abundance in the first place, there is no simple answer to the problem ...

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Fair Labor Standards Act Violations Come with Hefty Consequences

labor and wage lawsuits put companies in bad public lightAs cases continue to take shape against Philadelphia-headquartered Urban Outfitters and Panera Bread, these household names that are known to millions have now become known for reasons they’d very much like to avoid. In an age where public perceptions can shift with a single public Facebook post, the impacts and public backlash on companies caught in labor and wage disputes can be severe.

The Panera and ...

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Bard IVC Filter Plaintiffs Anxiously Await First Bellwether Trial

bard ivc filter mdl set to start in marchMarch 13, 2018. For the thousands of patients across the country that have been implanted with Bard IVC filters and suffered injuries as a result, this date is their first glimpse at the MDL trial storyline.

The trial will take place in the United States District Court in the District of Arizona where over 3,000 Bard IVC filter lawsuits are pending and have been consolidated into ...

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Judge in Opioid MDL Aims for Action

opioid mdl judge Daniel polster wants to take action“About 150 Americans are going to die today, just today, while we’re meeting. And in my humble opinion, everyone shares some of the responsibility, and no one has done enough to abate it.”

These are the words that U.S. District Judge Dan Polster of Cleveland, Ohio used to greet the lawyers representing the two sides of the opioid epidemic earlier this year. “People aren’t interested in ...

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New IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed in California

new ivc filter lawsuits filed in CaliforniaJohnson & Johnson subsidiary company Cordis Corporation was sued by seven new plaintiffs represented by Lopez McHugh attorneys in California this month over claims that their TrapEase and OptEase IVC filter devices were faulty and led to serious injuries and a fatality.

IVC filters are small wire devices that resemble a spider. Placed within the inferior vena cava, the wire fingers of the device are designed to ...

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New Details Emerge in Deadly Oregon Amtrak Crash

scathing details emerge in Amtrak 501 crashThe route was new and the engineers felt ill-prepared, but that didn’t stop Amtrak from opening the Point Defiance Bypass route near DuPont, Washington. In the end, Amtrak 501 would fly off an overpass and kill three passengers while injuring over 100 as it started a turn at more than twice the posted speed limit.

Amtrak engineers and conductors are starting to make their side of the incident known, and ...

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