It's no secret that tort (personal injury) cases are often complicated – even though this is a subject studied by every first-year law student. It doesn't help when a manufacturer is involved in litigation with a competitor that is using its own defective product.
LEVIN PAPANTONIO LAW FIRM INVESTIGATES GM RECALL DIMINISHED VALUE CLAIMS. DO YOU OWN A GM RECALLED VEHICLE? YOUR CAR MAY HAVE LOST RESALE VALUE.
The most recent edition of the Journal of the Florida Justice Association reveals a cover shot of Pensacola attorney Troy Rafferty and his wife Ashley as they attended the FJA convention in Palm Beach, FL, where Rafferty was installed as the Association’s new President. The Florida Justice Association educates trial lawyers and protects the rights of average citizens in the legislative process.
It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it's big news – and can have serious ramifications for the defendant.
It's when civil litigation leads to a criminal investigation. For example, if evidence in a wrongful death lawsuit indicates that the defendant acted willfully, and these actions led to the victim's demise, that defendant could wind up facing murder charges.
While the number of transvaginal mesh lawsuit cases in the U.S. has now passed the 60,000 mark, incredibly, many doctors are continuing to use them. In most cases, these meshes are used to treat urinary stress incontinence (this method is widely called using a “bladder sling”). Most doctors still prefer using “bladder slings,” which they still view as safer and more effective than traditional procedures.
The number of Stryker hip lawsuits pending totaling over 1,200. With more than 20,000 of these hip replacements sold and implanted in patients all over the world, this number is likely to keep rising.
(Palm Beach, FL) June 13, 2014 - After serving a busy year as President-Elect, Pensacola attorney Troy Rafferty was installed as President of Florida Justice Association. The association, which has it main office in the state's capital, and was formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, is dedicated to protecting the right of citizens to have access to the courts.
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- John Cleese in Life of Brian
At this point in time, anyone attuned to the news surrounding transvaginal mesh lawsuits has heard of several large verdicts surrounding Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) mesh kit litigation.
However, in 2014, there are multiple trials set for the mass of TVM cases out there – the Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) sling meshes (also known as “Bladder Slings”). The question for most people involved in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit is “what is going to happen with the SUI Sling/Bladder Sling cases?”