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The American Association for Justice (AAJ) released a new report on December 15, 2015 on Concussions and the Courthouse. According to the AAJ’s release, a small number of lawsuits have played a significant role in encouraging sports leagues, at both a professional and student level, to change their approach in preventing concussions as well as the way they respond to those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.
In October, we saw a multidistrict litigation (MDL) established to consolidate power morcellator lawsuits against Ethicon, a unit of Johnson & Johnson. In November, U.S District Judge Kathryn Vratil of Kansas overseeing the MDL, appointed the first plaintiffs steering committee in multidistrict litigation made up of a majority of women members.
On November 24, 2015, after only two weeks of trial, a jury awarded bellwether plaintiff Robyn Christiansen $11 million dollars.
In just a few days, we will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, a time for intentional gratitude and a time we share with family and friends. It is also a time of giving — thinking of those in need.
As you probably know, all states require a minimum amount of insurance on a vehicle. However, according to the Insurance Research Council, an estimated 1 in 7 drivers in the U.S. is uninsured.
Lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. continue to move forward in MDL Court in the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona. On October 29, 2015, the first scheduling conference was held. At that time, the Court addressed a number of issues, including:
Veterans Day is November 11, time for us to, once again, recognize what thousands of men and women have done for our country.
Making the decision to trust the care of an aging loved one to another is an extremely difficult decision. To add to your stress, you hear news stories about the poor treatment of our elderly in nursing homes, ranging from financial exploitation, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse to basic neglect. How do you avoid potential nursing home abuse, ensuring your elderly loved one is safe from all forms of elder abuse?
Contact the attorneys at Nash & Franciskato if you have any one of the following defective metal-on-metal hip replacement systems: Biomet Magnum, DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Stryker Rejuvenate, Stryker Accolade with TMZF Stem, Wright Medical Conserve, Wright Medical Pro-Femur Z, Zimmer Durom or Zimmer MMC.
One of our attorneys will contact you right away for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.
In an October 15, 2015 Order, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) decided to consolidate 15 federally filed power morcellator lawsuits for coordinated pretrial proceedings, transferring the cases to the District of Kansas under the Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil.