Five Philly Unions Seeking Damages From Drug Companies For Opioid Promotion

March 26, 2018

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Five Healthcare Payors hold Big Pharma Accountable for Opioid Epidemic Costs

March 26, 2018

Schwarz Mongeluzzi Law files lawsuits against drug manufacturers and distributors to help recover skyrocketing healthcare costs associated with the opioid crisis.

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J&J, Bayer Lose First Xarelto Bleeding Case, Hit with $28M Verdict

December 6, 2017

Bayer and Johnson & Johnson encounter their first defeat over blood thinner Xarelto as Philadelphia jury order the drugmakers to pay $28 million.

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Galena To Pay $7.5M To Settle Opioid Kickback Suit

September 11, 2017

Galena Biopharma Inc. has agreed to pay $7.55 million to settle allegations that it paid doctors kickbacks in exchange for prescribing its fentanyl-based drug Abstral.

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F.D.A. Accuses EpiPen Maker of Failing to Investigate Malfunctions

September 11, 2017

EpiPen maker failed to investigate product flaws associated with patient deaths, FDA says.

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J&J unit ordered to pay $57.1M to Pa. woman in pelvic mesh suit

September 8, 2017

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary to pay $57.1 million in damages to a Pennsylvania woman in defective pelvic mesh case.

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Daiichi, Forest Labs Reach $300M Settlement in Benicar

August 1, 2017

Benicar manufacturer agrees to pay $300 million to settle claims that the blood pressure drug caused gastrointestinal injuries.

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CDC Study Finds Link Between Size of Initial Opioid Prescription and Risk of Long-Term Use

June 9, 2017

One in five patients who receive 10-day painkiller prescription become long-term users.

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Johnson & Johnson Hit With $110M Verdict in Latest Talc Trial

May 9, 2017

A Missouri jury hit J & J with a $110 million verdict in a woman’s suit alleging the company’s talcum powder products caused her ovarian tumors.

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Johnson & Johnson Loses $20 Million Verdict in Pelvic Mesh Case

May 2, 2017

The verdict, including a $17.5 million punitive damages award, was handed up April 28 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

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Court Ruling Gives Medicare Advantage The Right To Seek Reimbursement From Lawyers And Defendants

January 17, 2017

Lawyers are now potentially liable for unpaid Medicare liens on a client’s legal award or settlement following two federal court rulings.

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Suit Brought Against Surgical Mesh Manufacturer for Failing to Disclose Risks

January 11, 2017

A man who suffered an adverse reaction after his hernia was patched with a polypropylene mesh product files suit this week in federal court claiming the product’s maker, Atrium Medical Corp. (Atrium), was negligent and hid the device’s dangers.

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Judge Allowed More Than $500 Million in Punitive Damages to Stand Against J&J

January 4, 2017

A Texas federal judge on Tuesday slashed nearly in half the more than $1 billion in punitive damages a jury awarded to plaintiffs who claimed Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. rushed a faulty hip implant to market, prompting the plaintiffs to appeal.

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AbbVie Can’t Trim Report In Testosterone Replacement Report

January 4, 2017

An Illinois federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over heart health risks and injuries allegedly caused by testosterone replacement therapy drugs refused Tuesday to trim an expert report that supports claims against drugmaker AbbVie Inc.

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Product Recall Alert: Bridgestone Tractor Trailer Tires and Takata Airbags

In recent weeks, several automotive manufacturers have recalled components that are widely found on trucks and commercial vehicles.

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Subrogation Case Study: Construction Site Fall

In a recently concluded case involving a fall at a construction site, Schwarz Mongeluzzi attorneys Larry Bendesky and Robert Zimmerman overcame significant obstacles to obtain a large recovery for a workers’ compensation insurer.

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Legal Update: Cancelleri v. Ford Motor Co.

In the first case to interpret the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Tincher v. Omega Flex, a Pennsylvania Superior Court declined to change the standard required to state a vehicle crashworthiness claim in Pennsylvania.

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Product Recall Alert

Fuel System Fires & Explosions in Small Combustion Engines

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Workers Compensation Subrogation Alert

For motor vehicle accident involving fire and serious injury, it is important for workers compensation subrogation professionals to investigate and evaluate the design and integrity of the fuel tank and fuel systems on all vehicles involved in the accident.

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More Risperdal Cases Listed for Upcoming Trials in Philadelphia

On August 17, 2015, two Risperdal cases were given trial dates, following three earlier cases that returned mixed outcomes. These suits are part of a larger mass tort consolidated in Philadelphia, in which more than 1400 plaintiffs have filed suit so far.

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Tracheostomy Tubes Recalled – Caused Serious Injuries

A recall has been issued for Medtronic Shiley Neonatal and Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes. Medtronic received reports that tracheostomy patients whose tubes were switched from a previous Shiley tracheostomy tubes to the newer model tubes experienced airway obstruction because of potential differences in the angle of the newer tubes from that of the older tubes.

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Pa. State Court Creates Xarelto Blood Thinner Mass Tort in Philadelphia

A Pennsylvania state court has created a mass tort docket for Xarelto blood thinner injury cases filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.

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Xarelto Mass Tort Case Established in Philadelphia

Litigation surrounding Xarelto, a blood thinner that is alleged by plaintiffs to cause uncontrollable and sometimes fatal bleeding, has been organized into a mass tort in Philadelphia.

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October 21, 2014

Defibrillator Defect Identified – Electrode Compatibility Problem

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October 29, 2014

Actos Punitives Verdict Remains ‘Really, Really High.’

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September 29, 2014

Study Finds Medical Devices Lack Safety Evidence

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July 11, 2013

Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc – LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Component Class I Recall

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August 20, 2014

Medical Device Recall: Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc – LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Component

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August 20, 2014

First Round of Depuy ASR Settlement Payments to Begin

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July 17, 2013

Patrick Timoney writes Amicus Brief on behalf of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals:

NASP AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF

February 26, 2013

Patrick Timoney conducted a Webinar for the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) on the topic of Recent Trends and Developments in Workers’ Compensation Subrogation.

December 4, 2012

Patrick Timoney and Troy Sisum presented on the topic of Heavy Truck Crashworthiness at the ExecuSummit National Commercial Trucking Subrogation Strategies Conference in Uncasville, CT.

November 13, 2012

Troy Sisum presented on the topic of Identifying and Pursuing Defective Medical Device and Prescription Drug Claims at the NASP Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

November 12, 2012

Patrick Timoney presented on the topic of Recent Trends and Developments in Workers’ Compensation Subrogation at the NASP Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

May 8, 2012

Patrick C. Timoney conducted a Webinar for NASP on the topic of state Specific Fundamentals and New Developments in Workers’ Compensation Subrogation: Focus on Pennsylvania and Michigan”.

March 20, 2012

Troy D. Sisum presented on the topic of “Plan Designs Being Employed to Address Cost and Care for Multi-Employer Plans” at the IFEBP’s Health Care Management Conference in Savannah, Georgia

March 20, 2012

Patrick C. Timoney presented on the topic of “Preparing Expert Witnesses for Deposition” at the NASP Litigation Skills & Management Conference in Phoenix, AZ

October 18, 2011

Daniel A. Schwarz presented on the Topic of Healthcare Subrogation at the United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and HVAC Techs Tripartite Conference in San Diego, California

October 14, 2011

Daniel A. Schwarz and Troy D. Sisum presented on the topic of Future Credits to a major worker’s compensation insurance carrier.

September 2, 2011

Robert J. Mongeluzzi was named to the 2012 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. For nearly three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

September 2, 2011

Larry Bendesky was named to the 2012 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. For nearly three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

July 19, 2011

Daniel A. Schwarz and Troy D. Sisum presented on the topic of New Jersey and Pennsylvania Future Credits and Workers Compensation Subrogation to a major worker’s compensation insurance carrier.

June 1, 2011

Robert J. Mongeluzzi, Michael F. Barrett and Larry Bendesky were featured in the June 2011 issue of Philadelphia magazine, which recognized the attorneys in its annual Super Lawyers issue. Robert Mongeluzzi was also featured as the 2nd highest point getter in Pennsylvania, and Michael Barrett was featured in the Top 100 attorneys in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.

May 31, 2011

Daniel A. Schwarz and Robert J. Mongeluzzi were featured in the Top Pennsylvania Verdicts of 2010 as reported by VerdictSearch.

April 1, 2011

Troy D. Sisum authored an article which was published in the April, 2011 issue of Claims Magazine entitled “Pursuing Claims against Foreign Manufacturers: Understanding Liability in a Global Context”

January 1, 2010

Robert J. Mongeluzzi was named Philadelphia’s Personal Injury Lawyer of the year.