Coal Ash Cleanup Leads to Toxic Exposure Lawsuits

A subcontractor for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is facing multiple toxic exposure lawsuits over its alleged mishandling of toxic coal ash following a massive spill in 2008. The Kingston Fossil Fuel Plant, one of TVA’s sites, was dumping coal ash, a toxic...

Medical Malpractice in Military Hospitals

As a civilian, if you’re the victim of medical negligence or malpractice, you have the right to sue the doctors or hospitals you believe are at fault. However, if you’re in the military on active duty, you can’t sue, even for gross negligence or medical malpractice....

Parents Suing Over Birth Defects Linked to Zofran Use

A family hit by tragedy is suing pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), alleging that the company knew that a generic version of its drug Zofran (ondansetron) caused fetal birth defects, but failed to warn patients. Trish and Bryce Belanger have filed suit in...

VA Failed to Cover TBI Treatment for 24,000 Veterans

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has offered to reassess the claims of over 24,000 military veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) whose disability claims were rejected between 2007 and 2015. Claims were initially denied to some veterans because their...

Xarelto Trial Data Withheld, Say Plaintiffs

Researchers who worked with pharma companies Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Bayer withheld data when submitting research about their blood-thinning drug Xarelto, say lawyers who are suing the companies. The plaintiffs contend that J&J and Bayer withheld data...

Navy Vets Battling Effects of Agent Orange Exposure

Last month, US Navy veterans held rallies in several US cities to garner support for a new veterans’ healthcare law. The group, which calls itself the Blue Water Navy, is composed of about 90,000 living Navy veterans who served in the Vietnam War and are suffering...

Jury Awards $20 Million In Malpractice Lawsuit

Last week, an Alabama jury awarded $20 million in punitive damages to the family of a woman who died from an opiate allergy. Doris Green, 79, died in July 2011, after suffering an acute allergic reaction to opiates allegedly given to her by HealthSouth Rehabilitation...