SOURCE: Stanford Research Into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising (SRITA)
This Fourth of July, come celebrate our country, community, and military with a free concert featuring the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the exciting, family-friendly Symphony, Sparks, & Stars” show on beautiful Pensacola Bay, presented by Attorney Peter J. Mougey of Levin Papantonio Rafferty law firm
On June 15, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The advisories relate to Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfinate (PFOS).
The Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML) granted Levin Papantonio Rafferty’s (LPR) application to consolidate Medtronic Covidien hernia mesh cases into multidistrict litigation (MDL). Currently, 73 such product liability lawsuits are pending in seven district courts across the country, and that number is expected to grow.
Thank You for Feeding Our Children: “Dinner on the Grounds” Fundraiser’s Success Shows Pensacola’s Huge Heart for Local Food Deserts
LPR Attorney Mike Papantonio continues to receive hundreds of calls, emails, and postal letters from the people of Northwest Florida who remain anxious about FPL. He writes the following in response:
Dear Concerned Citizens of Northwest Florida,
I have received your message, and I want you to know I appreciate your concerns, and I understand why you’re reaching out to me.
You want to know what’s happening with Florida Power & Light (FPL). You want to know what we’re doing to help you.
LPR Team Investigates Dozier School for Boys: A Mission of Truth and Reparation for a Suffering Long Forgotten
On May 12, 2022, LPR Attorneys Mike Papantonio and Troy Rafferty, along with LPR Investigator Carol Moore, traveled to Marianna, Florida, to walk the site of a horrific tragedy—one that lasted over 100 years. The Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys (formerly known as the Florida School for Boys) was a “reformatory” school from 1900 to 2011. Far from reforming, the goals of this institution were to exploit, beat, torture, and sometimes murder the boys who were sent there. The town knew. The courts knew. Police, legislators, and regulators knew. Nobody did a thing to stop it.
The Pensacola, Florida based law firm Levin Papantonio Rafferty is investigating possible claims involving a formerly registered broker C. Ronald Patton (a/k/a Clarence Ronald Patton or Ron Patton), who was previously registered with Alexander Capital, L.P., Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, and Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called out Philips Respironics for its inadequate efforts in notifying patients, suppliers, and healthcare providers of a massive recall of some of the company’s breathing assistance devices. On March 10, 2022, the agency ordered the company to notify these users of the recall and the products’ risks.
Recently, Ascension Michigan notified patients that an unauthorized individual was able to gain access to the company’s electronic health record system, resulting in personally identifiable information (PII) being compromised. Ascension Michigan detected “suspicious activity” in the organization’s Electronic Health Record (EHR), and on November 30, the hospital system’s investigation revealed that an unauthorized individual had inappropriately accessed patient data.
On February 7, 2022, the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) sent notifications to 191,255 people, alerting them of a data security incident that exposed personally identifiable information (PPI).
The opioid epidemic has killed hundreds of thousands of people and wounded an entire generation. But now there’s a glimmer of good news for U.S. communities crippled by the crisis that’s been cutting short lives, tearing apart families, and otherwise wreaking havoc for decades: Help is finally on the way.
We elect our Senators and Representatives to act as our eyes, ears, and voices when important decisions affect our well-being—whether it’s economic, social, physical, or emotional. Do not hesitate to let these elected officials know what you think, need, and want.
We’ve put together a cheat-sheet of contact information for all the Florida Senators, Congressmen, and Congresswomen. It’s time to reach out and let them know how the “FPL Hustle” has affected you—and what you expect them to do about it.
Attorney Buchanan said she looks forward to bringing justice to those who have suffered from the defective medical devices.
Thousands of U.S. communities to receive opioid recovery funds from $26 billion global settlements as soon as May 2022
Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2022) – Today, the National Prescription Opiate Litigation Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee confirmed participation of over 90% of litigating local governments nationwide in the $26 billion global opioid settlements finalized with the “Big Three” drug distributors - AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson - and opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.
An Alabama federal judge has denied MindGeek’s Motion to Dismiss the complaint brought on behalf of two sex trafficking survivors (Case 7:21-cv-00220-LSC). Lawyers for the Plaintiffs are also seeking injunctive relief for the class members, which would put in place additional verification and protective measures on the website.