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FDA Restrictions Placed on Essure

Essure FDA Restrictions

Permanent birth control is one of the most widely used methods of contraception today. It can be highly effective, doesn’t require a surgical procedure and women no longer have to remember to take a daily pill. So why has the FDA restricted the sale and distribution of the Essure device and required boxed warnings?

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$80 Million in Punitive Damages Against J&J in Asbestos Talc Case

Mesothelioma_J&J Verdict

April 11, 2018. Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier, Imerys Talc America LLC, were hit with combined punitive damages of $80 million. This comes just after the jury awarded Plaintiffs Stephen Lanzo III and his wife $37 million in compensatory damages.

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Construction Work Zone Safety

construction work zone safety

We want safe roads to travel on. That means when it is time to fix or upgrade our roadways, work zones are set up which can change traffic patterns, narrow lanes of traffic, close highway exits, set up detours and other construction activities.

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First US Trial Against Biomet Over M2a Hip Replacements

Hip Replacement Trial - gavel and scales of justice

Update on the Biomet M2a metal-on-metal hip replacement litigation.

September 2018 will bring the first trial against Biomet Orthopedics over its M2a-38 and M2a-Magnum hips in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nash & Franciskato is co-counsel with Maglio Christopher & Toale in Sarasota, Florida on this case.

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Preventing Unintentional Poisonings

Preventing Unintentional Poisonings

Did you know 9 out of 10 poisonings occur within the household? Most of these happen in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. And, more than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms every year because they got into medicine.

Every year, the third week in March is dedicated to raising the awareness of poison prevention, highlighting the dangers and how to prevent unintentional poisonings.

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Tips When Testifying in a Personal Injury Case

Testifying in Personal Injury Case

You may not be the person injured in a personal injury case; however, if you witnessed an accident happening or have seen the effects of an accident on a loved one’s day-to-day life, you may be called to testify as an “incident” or “lay” witness.

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Accident Reconstruction: What is it?

Accident reconstruction

At times, it may be necessary to bring in experts to assist in proving negligence in motor vehicle accidents. Accident reconstructions are one tool we can use to help determine liability.

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Proving Negligence in Accidents with SemiTrucks

semitruck accidents

Accidents involving large commercial semitrucks are typically more complex than ones involving standard motor vehicles. It is not always proving that the truck driver was negligent; the fact is that negligence may extend to the trucking company and even third parties, such as those who loaded the truck.

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What is Positive Train Control?

Positive Train Control

Most of us have probably heard the news about the devastating train crash in South Carolina in which two were killed and more than 100 were injured. As the NTSB investigates the crash, it has found that the signaling system was not operating at the time because CSX railroad (who operates the tracks) was preparing it for Positive Train Control.

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Burn Awareness

burn awareness

Burn awareness week, an initiative of the American Burn Association, is observed the first full week in February. This initiative helps educate the public about the frequency and causes of burn injuries as well as how to help prevent them.

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