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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
Car Accident Insurance Claim FAQs by Karlos Finley, Attorney at Law - 433-7766 1. Can I settle my property damage claim even though I am still receiving medical care for my injuries? Yes. Alabama Insurance Regulations require insurance companies to treat property damage and bodily injury claims as separate claims. So a property damage claim can be settled or resolved even if care and treatment for your injuries is still ongoing. To better understand your rights related to property damage claims under Alabama law, Boteler, Finley & Wolfe has a publication on this subject that can be downloaded for free from the Publications page of our web site: www.bfw-lawyers.com 2. I am still hurt ... Read More
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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
GranuFlo & NaturaLyte: Dialysis Drugs Linked to Heart Attacks and Other Cardiopulmonary Complications
On June 25, 2012 the Food & Drug Administration issued a recall for two drugs commonly used in the dialysis treatment process. The drugs GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are used in the treatment of acute and chronic renal failure during hemodialysis. These drugs were manufactured and distributed by Fresenius Medical Care North America which also used the drugs in numerous dialysis clinics they own across the United States. Serious and sometimes fatal heart attacks and other serious cardiopulmonary complications have been associated with the use of these drugs in dialysis patients. Most adverse reactions or heart attacks occurred either during the dialysis process or within 48 hours of receivi ... Read More