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Attorney Dr. Michael M. Wilson Interviewed Re Victims of the Sutherland Springs Mass Shooting

The recent mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, has raised important questions about whether or not this tragedy could have been prevented. As investigators uncover ...
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Manhattan Jury Awards Record-Setting Verdict to Former Cornell Student Nearly Killed in Car Wreck

A Manhattan jury awarded a record-setting $71 million verdict last Thursday, September 28 to a former Cornell University student who suffered life-altering injuries in a wreck caused by a fatigued ...
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Social Media Discovery

Social media has become an irreplaceable part of our lives, and many people find it difficult to imagine a world without using this platform to discuss politics, religion, family, relationships, work, ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court Changes Jurisdictional Requirements for Vioxx and Other Mass Tort Cases

New Jersey has long since been a focal point for mass tort litigations because the state conveniently hosts many of the pharmaceutical companies that often have such cases brought against them. ...
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Iowa Supreme Court Recognizes Wrongful Birth Claims

On June 2 nd, the Iowa Supreme Court joined the majority of the United States in recognizing wrongful birth claims. This move thus resuscitated a couple’s medical malpractice suit alleging they ...
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Ovarian Cancer Patient Wins $110M in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

The latest lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson has resulted in a $110 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff, a 62-year-old Virginia woman who claimed that the company failed to disclose the ...
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Philadelphia Jury Awards $20 Million in Surgical Mesh Trial

A Cinnaminson, NJ woman was awarded $20 million in damages by a Philadelphia jury after suffering injuries related to a vaginal mesh product manufactured by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. ...
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Plaintiffs Awarded $41.6M for Perinatal Brain Injury

A family in Pennsylvania was recently awarded $41.6 million in a case involving misuse of forceps during delivery. The plaintiffs filed their initial complaint in March 2013 alleging that the doctor ...
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Officials Report at Least 5 Births Following Botched Zika Tests by DC Lab

Officials from the District of Columbia have reported that at least five pregnant women who had their blood tested for Zika by the DC public health lab last year have since given birth. These five ...
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Spine Surgeon "Dr. Death" Sentenced to Life in Prison

Last week, Christopher Duntsch, a 45-year-old Texas neurosurgeon who earned himself the nickname “Dr. Death,” was sentenced to life in prison by a Dallas jury. After deliberating for just ...
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Error in DC Lab Tests for Zika Results in Hundreds of Retests, Concerns for Mothers

In what has made national headlines, the DC public health lab is retesting of hundreds of blood samples after a critical error in laboratory testing procedure was discovered. The error, discovered in ...
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Birth Injury Case Ends in Jury Verdict Victory for Plaintiff

A medical malpractice plaintiff has recently won a medical malpractice case who suffered a birth injury in 2009. Legal representatives worked closely with the client’s parents, who filed the ...
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Checklists Emphasize Protocol, Providing Life-Saving Reminders

Dr. Elliot Haut, a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, began designing a blood clot prevention protocol with his team back in 2006, intending to decrease the mortality rates for ...
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$1 Billion Verdict for Plaintiffs in Johnson & Johnson Case

After deliberating for less than a day, a Texas jury awarded 6 plaintiffs more than $1 billion after finding Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics negligent for their injurious ...
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Talcum Powder and its Link to Ovarian Cancer

This year alone, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay close to $200 million to women and their families, after the use of their talcum powder products were linked to the development of ovarian ...
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The Exploration of Federal Diversity Jurisdiction

Earlier this month, Ronald Weich, the Dean at the University of Baltimore School of Law gave Congress a testimony regarding federal diversity jurisdiction, or the right of the plaintiff and defendant ...
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Philadelphia Jury Awards $1.3M in Death of Baby at St. Christopher's

A Philadelphia jury has awarded $1.3 million to the estate of a baby boy who died after complex heart surgery at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The jury agreed that the baby’s ...
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PA Med Mal Verdicts Hit 15-Year Low

Medical malpractice jury verdicts have hit a 15-year low in the state of Pennsylvania since the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts began reporting figures in 2000. Last year, there were 101 ...
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Settlement Reached in Joan Rivers' Death

Melissa Rivers recently announced that her medical malpractice lawsuit against the New York clinic where her mother died during a routine procedure has been settled. Joan Rivers suffered a medical ...
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D.C. Launches Lead Testing of Area Schools & Rec Centers

This year, 17 water sources at a dozen D.C.-area schools tested positive for elevated lead levels. The school system has been harshly criticized in recent weeks for failing to inform parents when ...
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Woman's Family Awarded $72M in Baby Powder Lawsuit

A St. Louis jury recently awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder as a feminine hygiene product for decades. The award was ...
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Pittsburgh Mourns the Unexpected Loss of Attorney Deborah Maliver

Deborah S. Maliver, MD, Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorney and managing partner of Biancheria and Maliver, passed away unexpectedly on February 25, 2016 in Sewickley, PA. Deborah was a graduate ...
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Doctor Negligence Causes Baby's Permanent Brain Damage, Jury Awards Family $30M

A jury at the Hampden Superior Court in Springfield has awarded almost $30 million to a Holyoke family after their baby suffered a serious and permanent neurological injury at birth. The baby, ...
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George Washington University No Longer Accepting Donated Bodies

George Washington University has admitted that it has lost the identity of as many as 50 donated bodies, making it impossible to return remains to families as promised. As a result, the school has ...
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