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  • Beach Resort Settles for Millions After Accident, But Can't Pay Due to Defunct Insurance

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 17-Feb-2017

    After a Shephard’s Beach Resort employee struck and killed two bicyclists while driving intoxicated, Shephard’s eventually agreed to enter a consent judgment to pay each decedent’s estate $3.5 million for a total of $7 million. However, years after the deaths, that settlement amount has still not been indemnified by the insurance company that Shepard’s broker, Wells Fargo ...
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  • Jury Awards $24 Million to Husband of Pregnant Wife Killed in 2012 Riverside Hotel Cabana

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 25-Jun-2015

    Winter Park, FL – Dan Cotter of The Maher Law Firm along with Brad Edwards and Gary M. Farmer, Jr. of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. in Fort Lauderdale, FL obtained a $24 million dollar verdict on June 23, 2015, in a wrongful death suit against a Fort Lauderdale hotel for the death of a hotel guest. Alanna Demella, seven months pregnant at the time, was killed ...
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  • Jury Rules Against Johnson & Johnson in California; Case Settles in West Virginia

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 10-Mar-2015

    Jury Rules Against Johnson & Johnson in California; Case Settles in West Virginia A day after a California jury returned a $5.7 million verdict in a defective transvaginal mesh claim against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., the companies opted to settle four days into a separate trial in West Virginia, according to several news reports. The two cases are among the tens ...
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  • Media Outlets Cover Coty Lawsuit Press Conference

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 19-Jan-2015

    The Maher Law Firm has filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court against the Hillsborough County School District and Hillsborough County School Board on behalf of the estate of Keith Coty. Keith died from a brain hemorrhage, which he suffered while under the care and supervision of the teachers and staff of Seminole Heights Elementary School, on January 17, 2014, at the age of 6. Keith was a ...
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  • Infuse Lawyers Orlando and Winter Park

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 26-Jun-2013

    Infuse is less invasive than a “traditional” bone graft system. It is a two part system consisting of a protein found in the body and a natural carrier that is a sponge manufactured from a cow type 1 collagen. Infuse acts as the scaffold in a surgical bone grafting procedure. It is manufactured by Medtronic Inc. Recently two independent reviews found that Infuse works no better than a ...
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  • Huge Chrysler Jeep Recall

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 21-Jun-2013

    Chrysler agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps, involving the 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and the 2002 to 2007 Jeep Libertys. The vehicles are being recalled because they may catch fire when struck from behind. However, according to the agreement, Chrysler will not necessarily be required to repair all 2.7 million vehicles. Public interest groups like the Center for Auto Safety wanted Chrysler ...
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  • Antipsychotic Drug | Zyprexa | Possible Cause Of Death

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 20-Jun-2013

    Zyprexa (Olanzapine or Fluoxetine Symbyax) is an antipsychotic medication manufactured by Eli Lilly & Co. It was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia is a “mental disorder” characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and deficiencies of emotional responses. Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder ...
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  • Diabetes Medications May Increase Cancer Risks

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 14-Jun-2013

    Merck & Co. is presenting a data analysis and safety profile from Januvia clinical trials at this week’s NIDDK-NCI (National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases) workshop. The type two diabetes medications under investigation are Januvia, Byetta, and Victoza. These medications are known as “Incretin Mimetics”. Incretins are a group of gastrointestinal ...
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  • Department Of Justice | Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plants

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 7-Jun-2013

    The DOJ (Department Of Justice) is becoming actively involved in the enforcement against pharmaceutical manufacturing plants. Using the “False Claims Act”: A person who: 1. knowingly presents, or causes to be presented a false or fraudulent claim for payment or approval 2. knowingly makes, uses, or causes to be made or used, a false record or statement material to a false or fraudulent ...
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  • Ford Recalls Multiple 2013 Models

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 5-Jun-2013

    Ford had 600 warranty claims by the end of March 2012, prompting the company to recall over 465,000 Ford vehicles worldwide. The “voluntary” recall includes the 2013 models of – Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility, Interceptor Sedan, Lincoln MKS, MKT & MKZ. All the recalls are due to concerns of fuel leaks in a fuel delivery module, which could result in ...
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  • Transvaginal Mesh Patients Have Won Rulings In Litigation

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 3-Jun-2013

    Consolidated transvaginal mesh lawsuits have won important rulings in litigation. Transvaginal mesh is a type of surgical mesh (much like a woven fabric) inserted through the vagina. It is a product used to treat POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse). POP is a condition that affects the muscles and tissues in women's pelvis as they age, making it difficult to support pelvic organs like the bladder, ...
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  • Hospitals Communicate With Patients Thanks To Litigation

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 20-May-2013

    An article in The New York Times, by Joanna C. Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Law – Hospitals are becoming more open and transparent with patients in response to litigation. Schwartz surveyed over 400 people responsible for hospital risk management, claims management and quality improvement in health care centers around the country. The survey confirmed that while hospitals historically ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Will No Longer Sell Metal On Metal Hip Replacements

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 17-May-2013

    Sales for Metal-on-Metal and Ceramic-on-Metal hip implants plunged in 2012. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company, is going to stop selling metal liners in the Ultramet Metal-on-Metal Articulation and the Complete Ceramic-on-Metal Acetabular Hip System after August 31st. Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit is following suite; “We won’t have any metal-on-metal or ...
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  • Mirena Birth Control Multi-District Litigation

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 5-Apr-2013

    Mirena IUD is a hormonal contraceptive manufactured by Bayer. Bayer is accused of allegedly failing to give adequate warning that the IUD device could perforate a woman's uterus and migrate into other parts of the body. The plaintiffs in the Mirena cases allege Bayer sold Mirena with knowledge of its defective and dangerous side effects, while marketing it to women as an advantageous no-hassle ...
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  • Bullying In Schools

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 3-Apr-2013

    Bullying in schools should never be tolerated. A teacher bullying a special needs child in school is unfathomable. Jason is an 8 year old child, who was born with an underdeveloped heart. He attended a class for disabled students at Skycrest Elementary School in Clearwater Florida. Jason started complaining about “A big bully” in class that pushed him to the floor. A few months later, ...
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  • Bladder Cancer and Actos

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 27-Mar-2013

    Actos is a considerable element and “the most substantial causative factor” in causing a 79 year old mans terminal bladder cancer. Actos (Pioglitazone) is a prescription drug used to improve glucose control in adults over the age of 18 with type 2 diabetes. In March of 2011 Actos was the world’s top-selling diabetes drug reaching sales of $4.5 billion U.S. dollars. Actos is ...
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  • FDA Drug Safety Communication Of Mirapex A Parkinson’s Drug

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 8-Mar-2013

    The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) informed the public about the use of Mirapex (Pramipexole) and the risk of possible heart failure. In an evaluation, the FDA analysed random clinical trials and found that heart failure was more frequent with Mirapex than with a placebo. Furthermore, two epidemiologic studies suggested that an increased risk of new onset heart failure occurred with Mirapex ...
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  • Generic Drug Sulindac Causes Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 6-Mar-2013

    Sulindac is the generic name for Clinoril, a drug similar to ibuprofen. Like ibuprofen, Sulindac is in a class of drugs known as Nsaids (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory) drugs. In 2004, Ms. Karen Bartlett was prescribed Sulindac by her doctor to treat shoulder pain. In less than two weeks, Ms. Bartlett’s skin began to slough off. After spending two months in a burn unit and months more in a ...
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  • GranuFlo Class 1 Recall

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 11-Feb-2013

    GranuFlo is one part of a three part dialysate procedure used during dialysis. Dialysis is a process in which toxic waste is removed from the bloodstream by neutralizing acids that build up in the blood – basically replacing the function of the kidneys. GranuFlo and NaturaLyte (another dialysis product) were issued a class 1 recall by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in June of 2012. A ...
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  • Yaz | Yazmin | Ocella Lawyers

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 3-Feb-2013

    Have you or a loved one suffered serious Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella side effects? Women taking these drugs to prevent pregnancy, or to treat PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) symptoms, have been shown to suffer serious side effects including heat and cardiovascular problems, gallbladder disease, and diabetes. At the Maher Law Firm, our product liability and pharmaceutical litigation attorneys ...
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  • Total Hip Replacement | Metal Hip Implants

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 17-Jan-2013

    In it’s first use of power granted by Congress, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is intending to close a loophole in the 1976 federal law under which medical devices were first regulated. The FDA is proposing that “makers of artificial hips with all-metal components would have to prove the devices were safe and effective before they could continue selling existing ones or obtain ...
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  • GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Dialysis

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 15-Jan-2013

    Dialysis A process in which toxic waste is removed from the blood system by neutralizing acids that build up in the blood. Dialysis, in essence, replaces the function of the kidneys. During dialysis, a mixture called ‘dialysate’ is used to remove toxic waist from the blood system. Dialysate Dialysates combine ultra-pure water, bicarbonate concentrate, and acid concentrate. GranuFlo and ...
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  • Hepatitis C Drug Telaprevir or Incivek

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 3-Jan-2013

    Incivek (Telaprevir) is a prescription medication used with the medicines peginterferon alfa and ribavirin to treat chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 infection in adults. Incivek is co-developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson and has been linked to fatal skin reactions. “Fatal cases of serious skin reactions have been reported in patients with progressive rash and systemic ...
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  • Pharmacy Pays Doctors To Write Prescriptions

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 28-Dec-2012

    Victory Pharma Inc. - a San Diego based pharmacy, agreed on Thursday to pay a $11.4 million dollar settlement to resolve federal civil and criminal liability claims it paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to write prescriptions for Victory's products, including prescriptions for patients covered by Medicare. The prescription medications - Naprelan - a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory or ...
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  • Compounding Pharmacy Regulations

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 20-Dec-2012

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, met yesterday with representatives of all 50 states to discuss new regulations for compounding pharmacies. The FDA regulates drug manufacturers but it has no regulation over compounding pharmacies. Compounding facilities custom make medications for people who cannot take normal forms of drugs. This is usually done on a per ...
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