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READING THE FINE PRINT IN LAWYER TV ADS. Recently there have been numerous TV commercials for lawyers where someone brags about how much money the lawyer recovered for them. These people generally appear fine and gush about what a financial windfall the lawyer got them for their injury claim. The problem is the fine print disclaimers that accompany the commercials usually scroll across the screen so quickly, or are so small, you can’t read them. Many people don’t even see them let alone read them. Here’s a compilation of some of these disclaimers from some recent TV lawyer ads in our area: - Dramatization: Not an actual case. - Not an actual client testimonial or based upon a speci ... Read More
by Mark Wolfe, Attorney at Law In 1863 the U.S. Government enacted the False Claims Act (FCA) as a way to stop and discourage fraud by companies who were selling war supplies to the Union Army during the civil war. It authorizes private citizens with "inside information" to bring a lawsuit on the government’s behalf against a person or business who has fraudulently or wrongly caused the Federal government to suffer a financial loss. To encourage courageous individuals to step forward and report fraud the FCA provides that the individual who first comes forward and files the claim is rewarded with anywhere from 15- 30% of the government’s recovery! It also allows the person reporting ... Read More
$1.4 BILLION DOLLAR HIP REPLACEMENT SETTLEMENT ANNOUNCED The recent settlement related to the hip replacement device manufactured by Stryker is an example of how the Mass Tort laws work to help thousands of victims recover compensation. Drug and medical device manufacturers have a duty to notify their customers/patients of any side effects or defects caused by the use of their products. This duty continues even after the drug or device has completed clinical trials and received approval from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to be distributed. When a manufacturer learns of a side effect or defect, it has a responsibility to notify physicians and patients, immediately, so to prot ... Read More
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$830 Million Transvaginal Mesh/Bladder Sling Settlement Announced Under the terms of a recently negotiated $830 million settlement, women who have complications because of an American Medical Systems’ (AMS) transvaginal mesh device can now receive compensation for their medical expenses and pain and suffering. Transvaginal mesh implants, often referred to as bladder slings, are medical devices that are designed to provide a less-invasive way to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. These problems had previously been treated with abdominal surgery; however, the implants could be inserted vaginally. Though the transvaginal mesh was created to allow women fast ... Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court has ended BP’s attempt to undo the settlement it negotiated with Gulf Coast residents and businesses in 2012. Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement originally agreed to by BP, Gulf Coast residents and businesses will have until early June, 2015 to file their claims with the Deepwater Horizon Claim Center. The Supreme Court’s decision of December 9, 2014 was widely expected by legal analysts. BP lost its appeal at every level of the federal appellate court system. As many analysts pointed out throughout the appeals process, BP had made too many statements contrary to its position taken on appeal for the Fifth Circuit or the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in its ... Read More
Testosterone Replacement Therapy products for men have been linked to an increased risk of death, heart attack, stroke and blood clots. Testosterone therapy, such as the prescription topical treatments Androgel, Testim and Axiron, are used to help boost testosterone levels in men who have "Low T," a deficiency of the male hormone. Call us today if you think you or a loved one may have a claim. Toll free at 1 866 975-7766. Or e-mail Mark Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Low T Therapy Claim" in the subject line. Synopsis of "Low Testosterone Treatment Risks" from Yahoo Health New research indicates millions of men may be risking a heart attack, stroke or even premature death by taking tes ... Read More