Daily Archives: March 8, 2013 - 4 results


Blood Clot Risks with Yaz Birth Control [Podcast]

  The birth control pills, Yasmin and Yaz, and the generic form, ocella, are under fire as 10,000 lawsuits have been filed against the German pharmaceutical company Bayer, and the generic drug makers, Barr Laboratories and Teva Pharmaceuticals. The medications are linked to higher rates of blood clots that caused personal injuries and have killed people. In this Lawyers.com podcast, reporter Matt Plessner speaks with Michael London. He’s the plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel in the multi-district litigation and a partner at …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Your Job & The Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
Nursing Home to Pay $28M for Poor Care and False Billing

A jury ordered a nursing home to pay over $28 million for fraudulent billing, providing worthless services and for retaliating against two employees who complained about the shoddy care at the facility. Two former employees of the Momence Meadows Nursing Center in Illinois brought their claim in 2004, accusing the nursing home of providing substandard care to elderly and disabled patients that lead to the deaths of three patients and rampant bed sores on patients. Patients with bed sores, or …

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Posted 2 years ago in Divorce Your Money & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Divorce Over 50 Can Drain Your Retirement Savings

More older Americans are getting divorced, and as a result more people are faced with dividing up retirement accounts at the end of a marriage.   Special Financial Issues People are living longer and social mores about divorce have relaxed, says Bari Weinberger, a family lawyer with the Weinberger Law Group in Parsippany, N.J. That has resulted in more older people seeking divorces. She adds that more women are exiting their marriages after their children are grown because they feel …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Editors Picks Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Schoolyard Bullies Facing Criminal Charges

What is the line between schoolyard bully and criminal? A Colorado teen is about to find out after police recommended assault charges for a 15-year-old who allegedly beat up a girl in the school lunch room. The mother of the bullied girl also obtained a restraining order against the accused attacker, while criticizing the school for not doing enough to protect her daughter. “It wasn’t anyone being ignorant of the situation. It was the school just not doing their job,” …

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