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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Social Security Income Increasing in 2019

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Saturday October 13, 2018

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a 2.8 percent increase to benefits for 2019, on Thursday. This is welcome news to the more than 62 million Americans who currently receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). According to the Social Security Administration’s press release, the 2.8 percent increase in 2019 is a cost-of-living adjustment

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Florida Considering Double-Digit Workers’ Compensation Rate Decrease

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday September 25, 2018

For many who find themselves in the unfortunate situation of having been seriously injured on the job, workers’ compensation is a vital support that helps them maintain their lives and recover. Unfortunately, individuals who currently receive this important assistance may find their support reduced in the coming year. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is

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Hernia Mesh Not Compatible with Humans

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Friday September 21, 2018

Something we see coming up again and again in hernia mesh lawsuits is the idea that the pharmaceutical companies making these products knew that they were not compatible with human tissue, choosing instead to put their profits ahead of patient safety. Multiple studies and experts has spoken about the risks associated with popular synthetic hernia

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Second Bellwether Ordered in Abilify Gambling Lawsuit

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday August 29, 2018

A second set of cases in the ongoing Abilify Gambling Multi District Litigation have been designated for bellwether trials. Forty cases were selected at random on August 8th by Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers in an order. The order also explains that Plaintiffs and Defendants would have 14 days to each strike five cases from

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Life Sentence Possible for Pace DUI Hit and Run

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Friday August 17, 2018

Florida drivers are responsible for the damage they cause when they are behind the wheel. Nowhere is this more true than in cases involving men and women driving under the influence (DUI) and hurting someone. When drivers ignore their commitment to be safe and responsible while driving, people get hurt. Those who hurt others due

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