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Proposed Structure for a Nationwide Opioid Settlement

Proposed Structure for a Nationwide Opioid Settlement

The opioid crisis has become recognized as a national epidemic that has taken over thousands of communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 47,000 individuals died due to opioid overdose in 2017 alone, accounting for 67.8% of all drug overdose deaths. With this increase in deaths has emerged an increase in the number […]

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What to Do After a Dog Attack

What to Do After a Dog Attack

In the US alone, 4.5 million people suffer dog bites every year, and half of the victims are children. Even when a child is engaging with a familiar dog, they are vulnerable to attacks and more likely than adults to suffer serious injuries. 1 in 5 dog bite victims are left with injuries that require […]

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$80M Verdict in Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

$80M Verdict in Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

On May 17, Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, was ordered to pay $80.025M to plaintiffs who suffered as a result of pelvic mesh products. The Philadelphia jury’s verdict included $50M in punitive damages. This is just one in a string of many lawsuits against Ethicon for their pelvic mesh products. Ethicon lost its […]

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Louisiana to Change Child Safety Seat Laws in August

Louisiana to Change Child Safety Seat Laws in August

Starting in August, Louisiana child seat laws will undergo some significant changes due to the implementation of Louisiana Senate Bill 76. Old Child Restraint Requirements Under previous legislation, children who were one year or younger or weighed less than twenty pounds were required to sit in a rear facing safety seat. Children between ages one […]

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Highway Worker Killed in I-10 Crash

Highway Worker Killed in I-10 Crash

On the morning of Wednesday, May 22nd, Louisiana State Troopers responded to a fatal accident on 1-10 in a road construction zone. The incident occurred around 5:00 am as the victim, a construction worker, was performing his duties in the work zone. At this time, the driver has not been charged, and investigations are still […]

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Third Bayer-Monsanto Roundup Verdict ends in $2 Billion Payout  

Third Bayer-Monsanto Roundup Verdict ends in $2 Billion Payout  

A California jury awarded $2 billion in damages to a couple who claimed that their cancer was caused by Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller. The found that Monsanto will be held responsible for $55 million in compensatory damages and an additional $2 billion in punitive damages. Pending Roundup Litigation Monsanto and its parent company Bayer AG are […]

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