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Social Security Income Increasing in 2019

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a 2.8 percent increase to benefits for 2019, on Thursday. This is welcome news to the more than 62 million Americans who currently receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). According to the Social Security Administration’s press release, the 2.8 percent increase in 2019 is a cost-of-living adjustment…

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Hernia Mesh Not Compatible with Humans

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Something we see coming up again and again in hernia mesh lawsuits is the idea that the pharmaceutical companies making these products knew that they were not compatible with human tissue, choosing instead to put their profits ahead of patient safety. Multiple studies and experts has spoken about the risks associated with popular synthetic hernia…

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Second Bellwether Ordered in Abilify Gambling Lawsuit

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A second set of cases in the ongoing Abilify Gambling Multi District Litigation have been designated for bellwether trials. Forty cases were selected at random on August 8th by Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers in an order. The order also explains that Plaintiffs and Defendants would have 14 days to each strike five cases from…

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Life Sentence Possible for Pace DUI Hit and Run

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Florida drivers are responsible for the damage they cause when they are behind the wheel. Nowhere is this more true than in cases involving men and women driving under the influence (DUI) and hurting someone. When drivers ignore their commitment to be safe and responsible while driving, people get hurt. Those who hurt others due…

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Five-Year, $123,000 Sentence for Floridian’s Workers Comp Fraud

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A man in Trinity, Florida will have to repay $123,434.89 of workers compensation benefits in addition to serving five years in probation for defrauding the Department of Labor. District Judge James D. Whittemore handed down the sentence following a guilty plea on March 23rd, 2018 from Gary W. Rochevot. Following a work-related injury in 2004…

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Update: Fact Sheets Adopted

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The hernia mesh litigation pending in the Northern District of Georgia took a big step forward last week with the adoption of Plaintiff and Defendant fact sheets. These are important forms that will be used to report facts about the nearly 900 lawsuits filed involving Ethicon, Inc.’s Physiomesh flexible composite mesh implants. Fact Sheets Explained…

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Hernia Mesh Side Effects: Signs of Hernia Mesh Complications

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Complications from infected hernia mesh are painful and a source of serious injury. Typically, complications, once diagnosed by a physician, are treated with antibiotics and surgery to remove the device that caused the infection. The process of removing hernia mesh, also known as hernia mesh revision surgery, is intensive and takes a major toll on…

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Are Disability Recipients Freeloaders?

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Too many people have an impression of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients as freeloaders. And despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the myth persists in American culture: SSDI recipients are freeloaders who are just trying to get something for nothing – scam the system. That is not true. In fact, it could not be…

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$15M Pelvic Mesh Verdict Against Ethicon, Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Slated for January

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The jury in a pelvic mesh lawsuit, which had been underway in New Jersey, issued a $15 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon last Thursday. The woman who brought the suit claimed that the implant she received was the source of continuing and severe pain for her. The jury’s verdict shows that they…

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Abilify Lawsuits Continue as Drug Goes Digital

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Despite concerns about risks and dangers associated with Abilify, the product has crossed a digital milestone. Abilify MyCite is now the first digital medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And while it has been approved for treatment of some conditions, the expanded applications of drug continue to raise concerns about its…

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