Plaintiffs Triumph in J&J Morcellator Lawsuits

Medical device and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has settled nearly 70 of the roughly 100 claims that have been filed against its morcellator hysterectomy device. The Wall Street Journal reports that individual settlements range from $100,000 to...

Record-High Whistleblower Award Issued by CFTC

A whistleblower who was protected by the government’s Whistleblower Program just received a cool $10 million. Now there’s a number that’s worth a whistle. Read more about this record-breaking whistleblower award from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commision (CFTC)....

Xarelto Regulatory Trial Comes Under Fire

The regulatory trial for Xarelto, a popular blood-thinning medication, used a faulty measuring device, according to an investigation performed by the online medical journal BMJ (formerly called the British Medical Journal). What Is Xarelto? Xarelto (generic name...

Common Causes of Maritime Accidents

Seafaring jobs are notorious for being dangerous. Maritime accidents can cause serious injuries, deaths, and wide-scale destruction. While we’re always at the mercy of the weather or a surprise equipment failure, we can take reasonable steps to ensure the risk of an...

Financial Elder Abuse: More Common Than You Think

For most of us, it’s hard enough just keeping our financial heads above water on a daily basis. Unless we’re lucky enough to have an accountant, we’ve got our hands full with budgeting, bank statements, bills, and taxes. Now, take all that financial stress and add...