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Posted 10 months ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Jawbone Death from Osteoporosis Drug Costs Novartis $1.3M

A Florida woman who took Zometa to prevent the risk of osteoporosis has won a $1.3 million jury award against drug maker Novartis for causing destruction of her jawbone. Nancy Guenther was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. When her doctors discovered that the cancer had metastasized to her bones, they prescribed Zometa to reduce her risk of bone fractures. Guenther received 46 injections of the drug over four years between 2002 and 2006. During that time, she claimed she …

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Dying Worker Wins $38 Million for Asbestos Exposure

A South Carolina worker who has less than a year to live after being diagnosed with mesothelioma won a $38 million jury award against the makers of equipment containing asbestos. Lloyd Strom Garvin, 74, was exposed to asbestos in equipment like pumps and valves that he used during years of work on his family farm and in a factory. He originally sued 13 manufacturers, but most settled or dropped out before trial. Three defendants that make asbestos-containing equipment — Durco, …

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Posted 11 months ago in Products Liability by Janet Raasch  
E-Cigarettes in Legal Limbo

Smokers know that they can’t light up in most public places. Kids know that they cannot purchase cigarettes if they are under 18. Cigarette manufacturers understand that there are restrictions on how they advertise. There are many rules governing the use of traditional tobacco products. But what happens when a smoker lights up an e-cigarette, a kid buys an e-cigarette or a manufacturer advertises an e-cigarette? Currently, most of the rules do not apply.   What Is an E-Cigarette? An …

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Newsbreak: Legal News for Small Businesses [Video]

    Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides today’s Newsbreak, a legal update for entrepreneurs.  Small businesses may have a better chance of throwing patent troll under the bridge. Patent trolls are people or companies that buy and enforce patent rights, collecting licensing fees from businesses using a patented technology. The Government Accountability Office recently came out with a report that patent trolls are abusing the system and hurting the economy. There has been a 31% increase in patent …

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Are Bed Rails for the Elderly a Safety Measure or Hazard?

Some frail elderly have a hard time getting in and out of bed. Others may thrash around in bed while awake or sleeping, putting themselves in danger of falling out of the bed. To help with mobility, and safety, and encourage independence, many nursing homes and residential caregivers rely on bed rails. When used or manufactured improperly, bed rails (also called side rails or safety rails) can pose a hazard. When this happens, nursing homes can be liable for medical …

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