December 2017 Archives

New Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Filed as Backlash Increases

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Friday December 29, 2017

The number of hernia mesh lawsuits being filed continues to increase as more and more people seek justice for the injuries they have suffered from their hernia mesh. From Alabama to Louisiana, all the way to New Zealand, people continue to report injuries and complications resulting from their hernia mesh implant.  In Alabama, a woman

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Motor vehicle accidents: School bus struck by tractor-tralier

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday December 28, 2017

During the school year, many Florida parents put their children on school buses. They trust that the driver will ensure the safety of their children as they take them to school in the morning and bring them back home in the afternoon. However, not all school bus rides end this way — some end in

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$15M Pelvic Mesh Verdict Against Ethicon, Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Slated for January

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday December 21, 2017

The jury in a pelvic mesh lawsuit, which had been underway in New Jersey, issued a $15 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon last Thursday. The woman who brought the suit claimed that the implant she received was the source of continuing and severe pain for her. The jury’s verdict shows that they

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Crossing the centerline ends in fatal motor vehicle accident

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday December 19, 2017

Florida has many two-lane roads. Some of them even traverse the state’s beautiful coastline. The problem is that only a line painted between the two lanes keeps vehicles on the correct side of the road; that is, most of the time. Sadly, every year, a certain number of drivers stray over that centerline. In some

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Motor vehicle accidents involving racing can be deadly

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday December 13, 2017

In an otherwise ordinary day, a little adrenalin rush may be just what the doctor ordered — or is it? Most people would agree that it certainly is not when it comes to driving too fast on city streets. Racing may provide some excitement for a Florida driver, but it can also cause deadly motor

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Uninsured motorists place your life in jeopardy

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Monday December 11, 2017

Some people make to-do lists each day, checking off their accomplishments as they go. Others wake up in the morning with a goal in mind and only a hazy idea of the route they will take to get there. Whichever personality type is yours, you know how frustrating it can be when something happens during

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Hernia Mesh Products Need Better Labeling According to Study

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday December 7, 2017

Clear and informative labeling is standard in many areas of public life, yet medical devices, such as hernia mesh, lag far behind. A recent study indicates real and dangerous consequences from inferior labeling practices for patients.  Hernia Mesh products are the subject of increased controversy and scrutiny as they have been found to be responsible

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Victim’s employer faces personal injury suit from firefighter

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday December 6, 2017

Most Florida employees are aware that they can apply for workers’ compensation benefits when injured on the job. What they may not know is that they may also be able to file a personal injury claim against a third party believed responsible for the injuries that occurred. This is what a firefighter from here in

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Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits Continue to Come

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Friday December 1, 2017

Ethicon Physiomesh, a type of hernia mesh, is the subject of an increasing number of lawsuits related to complications and injuries following hernia repair surgeries. Ethicon Physiomesh was first produced in 2010 under the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(K) program. Also known as the “Fast Track” program, the 510(K) process permits medical devices to

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