Justice Hits Hard in J&J Pelvic Mesh Case – $20M Verdict

Friday, April 28 was not a good day for Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon division. The most recent suit over the giant corporation’s TVT-Secur transvaginal mesh concluded and the jury found in favor of plaintiff, Margaret “Peggy” Engleman. The eight-woman, four-man jury awarded Ms. Engleman $20 million, the third multimillion-dollar verdict against J&J in

House Introduces Bill to Loosen Obama-Era Regulations on E-Cigarettes

The U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill Thursday which would loosen Obama-era regulations on e-cigarettes. The proposal was brought about by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) of California, a vocal and longtime supporter of the use of e-cigarettes, colloquially known as “vapes.” Under Barack Obama, the Food and Drug Administration began classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed in Flesh Eating Bacteria Case

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a handful of emergency physicians and medical groups who tended to an Albany man at Holzer Clinic of Athens back on April 15, 2016. The man, Michael R. Gillen, 43, was later diagnosed with “necrotizing fasciitis, a rare “flesh-eating” bacterial infection that destroys soft tissue under the skin,” and tragically passed away on April 20, 2016, at the Ohio State University Medical Center where he had been diagnosed with the disease.