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Insurance Dispute Freezes Avandia Victims’ Fund  [Video]

  Lawyers.com videojournalist Matt H. Mayes from Los Angeles reports that a big pharma and insurance legal dispute was allowed to deprive innocent victims of money that they were entitled to and often desperately needed. Tens of thousands of plaintiffs sued GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) claiming its diabetes drug, Avandia, caused serious cardiovascular side effects — including fatal heart attacks. In 2010, the pharrmaceutical giant agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to settle the claims of thousands of people. Humana, …

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What To Do About Our (Il)Legal Drug Peddlers?

Americans have long enjoyed a good villain. From Congress to Wall Street, lawyers to lobbyists, we love to hate. In some cases, we just sort of dislike what they stand for or have some “feeling,” backed up by evidence (or not) that these various scoundrels aren’t really looking out for what is in most of our best interests. But in certain cases, like with pharmaceutical companies, it can be a well-earned fury documented by years of proven malfeasance. Yes, that’s …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
Overtime-Pay Lawsuits Surge During Lousy Economy

On Monday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in a class-action lawsuit that pits pharmaceutical sales reps against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline. At issue: Do the employees—who are all salaried workers—deserve overtime pay? It’ll be a couple months before the Supreme Court answers that question, but this much is clear: GlaxoSmithKline and the pharmaceutical industry aren’t the only ones facing challenges from employees who want overtime. A recent report published by the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw found that 7,006 so-called …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury Uncategorized by Aaron Kase  
Defective Drugs Trigger Avalanche of Lawsuits

“If you take medication, avoiding side effects is nearly impossible,” Bisnar says. “Mild side effects are of little concern, but what may seem to be a mild side effect may turn out to be something that is life-threatening. The best way to tell which is which is by keeping track of the medications that have received numerous complaints across the globe.” A number of medications are currently the subject of lawsuits: Reglan, an acid reflux drug, can cause Tardive Dyskinesia, …

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Posted 3 years ago in Labor and Employment by Keith Ecker  
Supreme Court to Rule on Sales Rep Overtime Pay

Usually, the question of whether you have a right to overtime pay is pretty clear. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a minimum threshold for wage-hour standards that all employers in all states must abide by. These standards generally say that if you are not in a managerial role and you are not making a large salary, then you are entitled to overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours in a week.   “It’s easy to determine …

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