Before becoming LegalReader's Editor-in-Chief, Jay W. Belle Isle worked as a freelance copywriter with clients on four continents. Jay has a degree in Business Administration from Cleary University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Jay has also worked as a contracts administrator for a DOD contractor specializing in vehicle armor.

C.R. Bard Settles Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits for $200M

C.R. Bard settles vaginal mesh lawsuits for $200M. This agreement comes after five years of expensive legal battles. Over 3,000 women claiming that implantation of Bard’s bladder or vaginal sling caused them injuries filed the suits being settled. The products are commonly used in surgeries treating stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. This isn’t

Lovaza May Cause Subdural Hematoma

Lovaza, a popular prescription Omega-3 fish oil, may cause subdural hematoma. Omega-3s, essential for human health, may also contribute to increased risk of bleeding. As many who suffer from chronic subdural hematoma are elderly and, therefore, more likely to need Lovaza, this risk increases. To date, GSK’s warning does not include subdural hematoma.

Psych Ward Escapee Dies in Traffic, Court Rules Medical Malpractice

Psych ward escapee dies in traffic, court rules medical malpractice. After Ashley Lawson, patient as Shands Vista psychiatric hospital, stole an employee’s badge and keys, she escaped and fled onto Interstate 75 where she was killed when a truck hit her. Her estate sued the hospital for negligence, but the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that it properly sounded in medical malpractice. This resulted in the case being dismissed as the estate didn’t meet the notice provisions for a medmal case. However, it was dismissed without prejudice, meaning the estate can try again.

Not So Happy Birthday Subway!

Cindy Mills, a former Subway franchisee, has come forward claiming that Subway executives knew about Jared Fogle’s sexual proclivities as early as 2008. Mills claims she and Fogle had an affair during which he told her all about his fondness for child pornography and sex with kids. She claims she was afraid to go to the police due to Fogle’s power and money. This new story comes as a bad 50th birthday present for the company.

Baby Born with One Kidney Due to Zofran Use

Another Zofran lawsuit has been filed against GlaxoSmithKline alleging that the drug causes birth defects. G.K., a male child, was born without one kidney. He is also missing the connective tissues that would make a kidney transplant possible. Other birth defects include a deferens that is not fully functional, a defect that may limit G.K.’s sexual function as an adult and make it impossible for him to father a child.

Miracle Recalls Tainted Weight Loss Pill and Male Enhancer

The One Minute Miracle, Inc. recalls two of its products, Miracle Diet 30 and Miracle Rock 48, supplements for weight loss and male enhancement respectively. The recall comes after finding that the products may be tainted with a banned laxative and an analogue to Viagra. Using the products may put consumers in danger. The company urges all consumers to stop using the products immediately. The One Minute Miracle, Inc. is also recalling many of its other products, such as Miracle Cougar Gum, due to safety concerns.

Bernie Sanders Delivers Opinion on Status of Mail Delivery

People are unhappy with the length of time it takes the U.S. postal service to deliver mail. Incidents of late mail delivery have increased by 48% since January 2015. No one seems to have a workable solution to the problem, yet everyone has an opinion on it, including Bernie Sanders as he delivers his opinion on the status of mail delivery.

My Husband the Weed Whacker

In what I promise is NOT a sequel to “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Rep. Steve King, R-IA, is on a crusade to warn the good citizens of our fair nation of an impending crisis. Due to the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, King is certain that we’re about to see huge numbers of man-on-machine marriages as closeted John Deere junkies flood the streets seeking to marry their lawnmowers.

Native Americans Make an Amnesty Offer to 240M Illegals

Native Americans have patiently dealt with an ever-growing problem for centuries: illegal immigration. That patience has finally run out. NANC, a group of Native American leaders, has decided to make an amnesty offer to 240M illegals. This generous offer gives those hear illegally the opportunity to become citizens of the First Nation. Reservations are being prepared for those who choose to accept the offer.

To Avoid “Being Killed” by Wife in Labor Lawyer Requests Postponement

Pittsburgh defense attorney Marc Daffner made the news when he submitted a request for postponement of his client’s preliminary hearing. His reason for the request was simple: he wanted to avoid “being killed” by wife in labor. The judge and the district attorney both signed off on the postponement. Daffner and his wife, Randi, are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl.