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 medical expenses and pain and suffering. Transvaginal mesh implants, often referred to as bladder slings, are medical devices that are designed to provide […]

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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 their customers/patients of any side effects or defects caused […]

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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 with the Deepwater Horizon Claim Center.  The Supreme Court’s […]

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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 defects requiring revision surgeries. An […]

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CASE REJECTED BY TV LAWYER

Denied Accidental Death Life Insurance Benefits For the second time in less than two weeks, Mark Wolfe of Boteler, Finley & Wolfe has helped a local family recover accidental death life insurance benefits that were originally denied by the insurance company. In this most recent case, Mark was able to secure the benefits through the Federally required […]

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Whittier v. Amercian Honda Motor Company Inc.

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, Brunswick Division, Case Number: 2:13 CV-0051-LGW-JEG – Products Liability – Automotive This automobile products liability case involved a defective ignition lock-out system in a 2004 Honda Pilot. The ignition lock-out system on a vehicle is designed to prevent the transmission from slipping out of park and rolling when the vehicle […]

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BP Oil Spill Settlement – Important Update

 As you may have read or heard, BP is trying to contest certain aspects of the class action settlement that was approved last year. BP has also started an advertising campaign concerning “fraudulent claims.” While we can not speak to the number of alleged fraudulent claims that may have been submitted, we can say that […]

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Estate of Pierce v. Monumental Life Ins Co., Claim Number 07003142

Type of Case: Wrongful Denial of Life Insurance Benefits Facts: This claim involved a denial of accidental death benefits. After Mr. Pierce was killed in a motorcycle accident, his family made a claim for accidental death benefits under a life insurance policy issued by Monumental Life Insurance Company. The claim was denied based upon an “exclusion” in […]

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