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Congratulations to Federal District Judge Mary G Lewis

Congratulations to federal district judge Mary G Lewis on her confirmation! I was delighted to learn that my law school classmate, Mary G Lewis, was confirmed by the United States Senate on Monday by a vote of 64-27. Mary is little lifelong resident of Columbia. She attended Clemson University graduating cum laude and received her juris … [Read more...]

Couple Sues Airline After Discovering Cockroaches Hanging Above Their Heads

South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers A North Carolina couple filed a lawsuit against Air Tran Airways, alleging they were sickened by cockroaches coming out of air vents and storage areas on a recent flight from Charlotte toHouston. Passengers Harry Marsh and his fiancée, Kaitlin Rush, are suing for negligence and recklessness after their … [Read more...]

Top 5 Most Common Personal Injury Claims

Many people believe that we live in a litigious society. A quick online search for “sue happy Americans” brings up 1,830,000 results. While some lawsuits are frivolous, many personal injury claims are necessary to compensate victims and their families for physical harm and lost income. Below are five of the most common types of personal injury … [Read more...]

J&J Voluntarily Pulls 4 Transvaginal Mesh Devices From the Market

In June, Johnson & Johnson announced that it would pull 4 of its transvaginal meshes from the market in 120 days. These devices are: · TVT Secur · Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System · Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System · Prolift MTM Pelvic Floor Repair System J&J made the announcement in a letter, sent both to the FDA as well as to … [Read more...]

Whistleblower Case Related to Actos Investigation Unsealed

In March of this year, US District Judge F. Dennis Saylor had Dr. Helen Ge’s whistleblower case against Takeda Pharmaceuticals unsealed. The case was initially filed in 2010 against the pharmaceutical giant, claiming the company failed to properly report adverse side effects, such as bladder cancer and congestive heart failure, to the FDA. Dr. … [Read more...]

10,000 Lawsuits: Actos Injury Filing in Multidistrict Litigation 2299 Streamlined

Judge Rebecca Doherty signed a Direct Filing Order in April that allows any plaintiff to add their lawsuit directly to Actos Multidistrict Litigation 2299. In December 2011, a federal Judicial Panel consolidated several Actos lawsuits under one federal court, in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Honorable Rebecca Doherty is presiding over the … [Read more...]

Judge Doherty extends deadline to file against Actos in MDL 2299

Judge Rebecca Doherty, who is overseeing the Actos multidistrict litigation (MDL) suit 2299 in Louisiana, extended the deadline for plaintiffs to file suits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Judge Doherty cited the large number of cases expected to be filed, and the necessity of gathering enough information in each case. She issued a scheduling … [Read more...]

Charleston Police Dept Using Computer System to Predict Crimes

South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers The Charleston Police Department has started using a pilot program in predictive policing, a strategy that uses computer software to analyze crime data and predict where crimes will likely happen next. Chief Gregory Mullen announced last month in the Charleston City Paper that the police department had … [Read more...]

Actos and Bladder Cancer Linked in Two New 2012 Studies

Two recent studies this year show a stronger link between Actos, a drug used in treating Type 2 diabetes, and bladder cancer. In May, a study published in the British Medical Journal showed that using Actos for two years would double a patient’s risk of bladder cancer. A study published in the July edition of the Canadian Medical Association … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Victim Wins Suit Against Manufacturer

Christine Scott, in her bellweather suit against medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, won a clear victory for transvaginal mesh victims across the globe. Scott and her husband were awarded $5.5 million for personal damages, including the loss of their love life. The case has been in litigation for four years. This is the first time in the … [Read more...]

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