Blog Posts in February, 2015

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  • Study Examines Scope of Elderly Financial Abuse

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 23-Feb-2015

    When people hear the words "elder abuse," they usually think of the horrific cases of physical nursing home abuse and neglect reported in the news across the country. What is less talked about is the financial abuse heaped upon unsuspecting seniors every year. According to a new study, the damage is much more costly than once suspected. Previous estimates suggested that older Americans ...
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  • What Did the Former FDA Chief Say About Risperdal?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 20-Feb-2015

    Johnson & Johnson's Janssen unit knew as far back as 2001 that Risperdal could cause breast growth in boys, the former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently testified in the first case to go to trial against the manufacturer of the antipsychotic medication. Dr. David Kessler, a pediatrician who served as the FDA's commissioner between 1990-1997, testified that ...
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  • Jury Returns $2.3 Million Verdict in Actos Bladder Cancer Case

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 16-Feb-2015

    A jury has returned a $2.3 million verdict in favor of a former teacher who claimed that the manufacturer of the Actos diabetes drug failed to properly warn doctors about the drug's risk of causing bladder cancer. It marks the fifth verdict to go against the manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. of Osaka, Japan, in an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit, Bloomberg reports. After deliberating for ...
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  • Teacher's License Suspended Due to Reported Special Needs Student Abuse

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 16-Feb-2015

    A teacher recently had his license suspended by the Florida Education Practices Commission for allegedly hurling insults and assaulting special needs students at a Broward County middle school. The teacher at McNichol Middle School was accused of inflicting various forms of physical and verbal abuse on the children, including hitting one student over the head with a ruler and telling another that ...
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  • Report of Suspected Abuse of Special Needs Student Launches Investigation

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 13-Feb-2015

    A school employee's report has led to the arrest of an assistant teacher at an Osceola County elementary school for his alleged abuse of a special needs student. The Orlando Sentinel reports that a school employee reported the alleged abuse after witnessing an incident occur in the cafeteria of Flora Ridge Elementary School on February 5. According to Channel 13 News, the employee told police ...
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