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Mass Torts Update - Aug 14, 2015 14:23 - 0 Comments

An Update On The Drug Invokana

Johnson & Johnson’s Invokana, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2013, is prescribed to people with Type 2 diabetes. When Invokana was approved, it was the first drug in a new class known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. These drugs help prevent high blood sugar levels by causing the kidneys to remove excess blood sugar through urine. Continue…

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Nursing Home Update - Aug 21, 2015 7:48 - 0 Comments

Jury Awards $18 Million In Wrongful-Death Case Against Kentucky Nursing Home

The family of Eliza Jennings, 94, has been awarded $18 million in a wrongful death suit against a Berea, Ky., nursing home. Eliza Jennings died in 2009. As part of the overall award, the jury awarded $9.5 million out of a maximum of $10 million for punitive damages because of the care Jennings failed to receive at The Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Ms. Jennings developed several deep bedsores, including sores down to the bone, and infections including E. coli. One deep-bone bedsore was the size of a softball and left her tailbone and nerve endings exposed.

Evidence was presented at trial that The Terrace had a policy of leaving residents in wet diapers for extended periods of time to save money. The woman had also lost use of her arms and legs because they had become ‘frozen’ from the lack of range of motion exercises, he said. The Terrace is a part of PMD Corporation, which owns 12 nursing homes across Kentucky. Corey Fannin, a lawyer with Wilkes & McHugh, a law firm with headquarters in Tampa, Fla., represented the family. They did a good job in this case.

Source: personalinjury.com

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Fraud - Aug 21, 2015 8:27 - 0 Comments

Class-Action Filed On Behalf Of Federal Workers Harmed By Hackers

The largest federal employees union has filed a class action lawsuit against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) following the massive data breach that may have exposed personal information on as many as 18 million current and former government workers. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court. OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, OPM Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour, and background check contractor KeyPoint Management Systems are named as Defendants. The lawsuit claims the breach caused financial and emotional harm to government workers. AFGE officials had this to say in a written statement: Continue…

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