Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Monday April 22, 2019

Hurricane Michael stands as one of the most devastating hurricanes to ever make landfall in the United States and last Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it would upgrade the storm’s category on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale from 4 to 5. This makes it the fourth storm of such strength

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FDA Takes Action, Stops Dangerous Hernia Mesh Sales

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday April 18, 2019

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) ordered Boston Scientific and Coloplast cease all sales and distribution of hernia mesh devices used for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse. Following years of ongoing legal conflict, Boston Scientific and Coloplast were the only companies still selling and distributing the surgical mesh product. Historically, pelvic mesh,

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Workers’ Comp Claim Denied. What Should You Do?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday March 26, 2019

Workers’ compensation protection typically covers injuries received while at work. In Florida, construction companies and non-construction companies with more than four employees must carry workers’ compensation coverage. If you or a loved one were injured at work, the injury may be covered as part of a workers’ compensation claim. Despite this broad protection, however, claims

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Hurricane Michael Victims Still Suffering, Disaster Recovery Continues

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Monday March 18, 2019

Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach on October 10, 2018, leaving unparalleled levels of destruction in its wake. As the strongest storm to strike the Florida Panhandle on record, the people have suffered immensely in their recovery. “It might be the severest hurricane to hit the U.S. for as long as I’m still alive,”

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What if My Accident Injuries Don’t Show Up Until Later?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday January 29, 2019

The injuries that stem from a car crash are not always immediately apparent. Sometimes, it can take days, weeks, or even months before the injuries someone suffered may be made apparent. And even though these injuries may not be readily apparent in the immediate aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, this does not mean that

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J&J Lost $4.7 Billion Appeal for Asbestos Hidden in Baby Powder

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday January 8, 2019

Despite its best efforts, Johnson and Johnson (J&J) have failed to get out of having to pay $4.69 billion to women who suffered ovarian cancer as a result of their use of the company’s talc products, including baby powder, that contained asbestos. According to reporting from The New York Times and Reuters, documents revealed during

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Abilify Lawsuit: Background, Risks and Complications

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday December 27, 2018

Evidence continues to mount against the makers of Abilify. Plaintiffs claim that the drug is responsible for their suffering a range of compulsive behaviors, including, but not limited to, gambling addiction and risky or dangerous sexual engagements, and that the manufacturers, Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Myers Squibb, knew about these dangers but failed to warn doctors

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Johnson & Johnson Hid Asbestos in Baby Powder from Regulators

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday December 20, 2018

Any exposure to asbestos is potentially dangerous. Authorities around the world, including the World Health Organization, have established that there is no level of asbestos exposure that is safe for humans. For some, even the smallest amount of exposure can potentially trigger dangerous diseases, such as mesothelioma, later in life. This imminent danger did not

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When Will Social Security Run Out?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday November 14, 2018

Social Security Income is an important part of retirement plans for many. Unfortunately, there is also well-founded concern that Social Security may run out and no longer be around when the time comes to make use of the benefit. So will Social Security run out of money? If so, when will it happen? Will Social

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Hernia Mesh Bellwether Scheduled for December 2019

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Saturday October 27, 2018

The first bellwether trial in the Ethicon Physiomesh Multi-District Litigation (MDL) is scheduled to go before a jury on December 2, 2019. The scheduling of the hernia mesh bellwether trial indicates a significant development in the litigation as a whole. Bellwether trials often serve as indicators of how juries are likely to react to evidence

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