Daily Archives: March 1, 2013 - 5 results


Woman Wins $11M for Injuries from Vaginal Mesh Implant

A 47-year-old woman who suffered injuries from a vaginal mesh device that made her life a “living hell” won an $11 million verdict this week. The case is the first of thousands of cases set for trial against Johnson & Johnson and other makers of the devices. Linda Gross, who lives in South Dakota, had the Johnson & Johnson Prolift mesh product implanted in 2006 to deal with sagging organs. Vaginal mesh and sling products are advertised as a way …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Violence Against Women Act Renewed

Editor’s note: President Obama signed the bill into law Mar. 7. Read the full story here. The House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Act yesterday, after a year-and-a-half delay due to Republican objections to certain minority groups being included in the bill’s protections. All House Democrats and 87 Republicans backed the bill, which had previously passed the Senate. President Obama has indicated that he will sign the measure into law as soon as it reaches his desk. About …

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Posted 1 year ago in Personal Injury Video by Larry Bodine  
Newsbreak: Injured Baseball Fan Strikes Out! [Video]

  A minor league baseball fan cries foul when a foul ball hit her in the head, causing severe and permanent injuries. Now with spring training underway, in today’s Newsbreak Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine tells you about a case involving dangers of sitting at the wrong place in the wrong time. What are your rights if you’re injured by a baseball that flies into the stands? At a South Shore RailCats game in Gary, Indiana, a ball hit Juanita DeJesus, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Driver’s License Info Accessed by State-Employed Snoops

A recent report confirms that law enforcement employees have been improperly accessing Minnesota’s state driver’s license database, and state lawmakers are reportedly scrambling to put a bill together to address the privacy violations.    Minnesota Moves to Protect Privacy The report, “Law Enforcement’s Use of State Databases,” was released by the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor on Feb. 20; it examined both the state’s driver’s license database and its Incident-Based Reporting System. “We found that inadequate controls and insufficient …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Dunkin’ Donuts Seeks to Limit Employees’ Obamacare Coverage

The Dunkin’ Brands restaurant company, which includes Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins, is pushing regulators to narrow the Affordable Care Act‘s definition of a full-time employee.  Currently, the health reform law considers employees who work 30 hours a week full-time for the purposes of insurance availability. Dunkin’ Brands would have the government use a 40-hour workweek benchmark instead. Under the ACA, companies that employ more than 50 full-time workers must either offer them health insurance or pay a penalty of …

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