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Cases

$57 Million Plaintiff Award in Philadelphia Transvaginal Mesh Trial

On September 7th, a Philadelphia jury awarded plaintiff Elle Ebaugh a $57 million award in her case against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc., manufacturers of a of an allegedly defective pelvic mesh product that left Ebaugh with permanent damage to her urinary tract.

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Cases

Equifax Data Breach Draws Class Action Lawsuit: What You Need to Know

A number of proposed class actions are rapidly accruing against the credit report company, Equifax, after personal information of its 143 million U.S. consumers had been compromised by a cyber security breach. In a bombshell news story that hit the media earlier this month, Equifax announced that hackers perpetuated the data breach and an investigation is ongoing.

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Health

New gene therapy prevents MS and reverses paralysis in mice

Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a new gene therapy that shows promise in fighting multiple sclerosis (MS). Testing the technique in mice, the team found that the treatment was effective in preventing animals from developing the mouse equivalent of the disease, and almost completely reversed the symptoms in those that were already suffering from it.

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Questions

Do I have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine found medical errors to be the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to medical malpractice insurance giant Deitrich Healthcare, medical malpractice payouts totaled $3.9 billion in 2014.

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Finance

The Life Care Plan: Important for the Child and Parents Alike

In life, there is nothing more joyful than the birth of a child, a moment in time to be cherished forever. However, for some unfortunate parents, that moment can turn terrifying and immeasurably devastating if there is a birth injury such as physical trauma or hypoxic/anoxic brain damage.

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Questions

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

The decision to pursue legal action against a doctor, individual, company, or hospital is a difficult one. It may take time for you realize the full extent of your injuries, or for you to work up the energy to consult a personal injury attorney. However, waiting too long to take action for a car accident, work site accident, medical malpractice case, or wrongful death can result in your claim being barred forever by the Statute of Limitations.

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Questions

If You Signed an Informed Consent Form, Can You Still Sue for Malpractice?

A visit to a doctor or hospital requires filling out a lot of paperwork. Sometimes the amount of time it takes to fill out the paperwork is longer than the medical visit itself. When a medical procedure, like surgery or administration of a vaccine, is performed, even more paperwork must be completed.

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