Legal Articles: Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

 







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HTMLPelvic Mesh Trial News: Juries Award Significant Damages
Wendy R. Fleishman; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
Thousands of injured women nationwide have filed lawsuits in state and federal courts against manufacturers of surgical pelvic mesh implants, claiming that the design of the product was defective and led to serious side effects and permanent injuries. These serious health complications include...

 

HTMLWhy California Proposition 46 Will Save Patient Lives and Cut Health Care Costs
Robert J. Nelson; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014
The number of persons killed by preventable medical errors each year in the U.S. is shockingly high. Fifteen years ago, the Institute of Medicine released a report on patient safety called To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. The report estimated that 98,000 patients died each year as a...

 

HTMLPinnacle Hip Trial Update: J&J Allegedly Knew Hip Was Defective As Early As 2001
Lexi J. Hazam; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
In the first case to proceed to trial involving the Pinnacle hip replacement manufactured by DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, evidence was introduced to show that J&J was aware as early as 2001 that the device could generate metal debris which enter the patient's bloodstream.

 

HTMLCar Fires and Fuel Tank Explosions Remain an Ongoing National Concern
Todd A. Walburg; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014
According to the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Incident Reporting System, "from 2008 to 2010, an estimated 194,000 highway vehicle fires occurred in the United States each year resulting in an average of approximately 300 deaths, 1,250 injuries and $1.1 billion in property...

 

HTMLHighway Guardrail Lawsuits Charge Unsafe Design Maiming Drivers
Fabrice N. Vincent; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
This summer, automotive and product design safety company, Safety Research & Strategies, filed suit against the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), seeking the public release of documents in the case of United States ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries. The whistleblower lawsuit alleges...

 

HTMLPortable Butane Stove Burn Injuries Still Cause Unnecessary Harm
Todd A. Walburg; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 22, 2014
Portable butane stoves are a great convenience, making it possible for campers and others without access to a fixed stove to cook meals. While they are available for as little as ten or fifteen dollars, unfortunately these convenient portable stoves and butane burners can cause severe burn injuries...

 

HTMLAbuse and Fraud by Private Correctional Service Contractors Reported
Robert J. Nelson; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014
Abuses by private correctional service contractors of non-violent probationers is a growing problem, according to numerous media reports. These probationers have typically committed low-level offenses, such as failing to pay traffic tickets, driving without proof of insurance, shoplifting, or...

 

HTMLJ&J Withdraws Morcellators From Market Due to Cancer Risk
Annika K. Martin; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
Johnson & Johnson ("J&J") is asking doctors to return its laparoscopic power morcellators, controversial surgical devices that may inadvertently spread cancer in women being treated for uterine growths called fibroids. The company's Ethicon unit in April suspended sales and...

 

HTMLDeceptive Auto Loans and Car Dealer Loan Scams
Lieff Cabraser Heimann Bernstein LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014
Certain auto dealers have engaged in false and misleading business practices that have led to serious financial consequences for consumers, particularly consumers that have had difficulty in the past in obtaining credit. Car dealers are charging outrageous interest rates, sometimes over 20%, that...

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Reaffirms U.S. Antitrust Laws Apply To International Price-Fixing Cartels
Eric B. Fastiff; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014
In a significant ruling defining the scope of U.S. antitrust laws in our global economy, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the criminal convictions of AU Optronics ("AUO"), one of the world's leading manufacturers of Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Displays...

 


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