Accident Victims and Hospital Liens


Alabama accident victims are now being confronted with Hospital Liens for "unpaid" medical bills even when they have health insurance. The article below was written by attorney Knox Boteler and explains this current trend of hospitals filing liens for payment instead of billing health insu...

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Boteler, Finley & Wolfe - New office location


The Mobile, Alabama law firm of Boteler, Finley & Wolfe has recently relocated to the 65 Dauphin Medical & Financial Building on the northeast corner of the intersection of Dauphin Street and Interstate 65. Boteler, Finley & Wolfe is one on Mobile’s oldest personal injury law firms...

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Essure Birth Control Implant - Warning!


Essure Birth Control Implant - Warning! Essure is a device sold as a permanent, non-surgical birth control solution for women. Manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals (Bayer) and approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in November, 2002, the Essure device consists of small, fle...

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Ovarian Cancer linked to Baby Powder!


A St. Louis jury recently returned a verdict of $72 million for a woman who developed ovarian cancer after regularly using talcum powder products for feminine hygiene. These products were made and sold by Johnson & Johnson and are called Baby Powder and Shower to Shower body powder. Th...

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TV Lawyers


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 pr...

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Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Announced


$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 medi...

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Stryker Hip Replacement Settlement


$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 the...

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U.S. Supreme Court Ends BP’s Oil Spill Appeal


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 ...

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BP Appeal Bogs Down Settlement Program Progress


Do I still have a BP claim? A question asked by many Gulf Coast business owners.  The simple answer is yes, but it will continue to take time and patience for business owners to receive a settlement payment.  Since the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit lifted the injunction on settlemen...

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STRYKER HIP IMPLANT MANUFACTURER ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT


Stryker, the manufacturer of Rejuvenate and ABG II metal hip devices, has settled class actions pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey and U.S. District Court of Minnesota. In July, 2012, the metal hip devices were pulled from the market as a result of metal corrosion and other substantial defe...

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Alabama Workers Compensation Information


Alabama Workers Compensation Information The Mobile Alabama law firm of Boteler, Finley & Wolfe has a free publication available for injured workers who have questions about Alabama Workers Compensation laws and benefits. On the Job Injuries: A Guide for Injured Workers - Alabama editio...

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Car Accident Information


Car Accident Insurance Claim Information Available at No Charge From Boteler, Finley & Wolfe, Attorneys at Law If you have recently been involved in a car accident, it is probably too soon to know if you will need to hire a lawyer to help you. However, it is not too soon for you to know your ri...

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Medical Causation Often Overlooked in Personal Injury Claims


No matter the type of personal injury -  automobile accident claim, worker’s compensation claim, longshoreman’s claim, slip and fall claim, or product liability claim - an often overlooked legal issue is medical causation.  In any personal injury case, the burden is on the inju...

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Dangers of Low Testosterone Therapy


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 ...

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New Study Offers Distracted Driving Insights


Alabama Public Radio recently reported on some disturbing findings in a well-publicized New England Journal of Medicine study about teen driving habits. While the findings might not surprise you, they should definitely give you pause about sharing the road with hormonal, inexperienced drivers. A Sho...

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