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Wayne Parsons

Hawai‘i Traumatic Brain Injury Resources

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be anything from a paralyzing injury to a very subtle, almost imperceptible change in brain function. Sometimes the latter are missed by both the family and their doctors. All brain injuries are serious. Brain injury […]

Page Graves

Medical Providers’ Collection Lawsuits Against Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurers Remains Valid With A Patient Assignment

On May 8, 2018, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a binding decision in Shah, et al v State Farm Ins Co, ___ Mich App ___ (2018).  This is the first post Covenant v State Farm Ins Co, case that […]

John Bair

Judge Blocks Litigation Funding Agreements in NFL Concussion Case

The NFL concussion situation and litigation has been an area of fascination for many Americans these past few years. At the Bairs Foundation, we have been closely following a number of issues regarding funding for the high-profile plaintiffs involved in […]

Leto Copeley

Think Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Rare? Think Again.

Traumatic brain injuries are known as the silent injuries for good reason. Know how to prevent and identify them, so you can help yourself and your loved ones.

Eric Washburn

North Carolina Injury Attorney Discusses Catastrophic Injuries

Far too many victims of vehicle accidents end up with catastrophic injuries that forever change their lives. Catastrophic injuries are usually severe injuries to the brain or spine. Many times they result in the amputation, blindness, paralysis, or death. Victims […]

James Humann

IVC FILTER UPDATE: Second Bard IVC Bellwether Case Moves Forward as MDL Judge Narrows the Issues for Trial

Currently, there are thousands of personal injury cases pending against Bard in the MDL and the first bellwether trial, Sherr-Una Booker v. C.R. Bard, Inc., et al., will soon be in the hands of an Arizona jury. Recently, District Judge David G. Campbell issued a ruling on Bard’s summary judgment motion that will define the issues for the second bellwether trial which is currently scheduled to begin on May 15, 2018.

James Humann

Complications Associated with Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter May be Introduced in Upcoming Trial Concerning Bard’s G2 IVC Filter

On March 1, 2018, the Court ruled that evidence of the Bard Recovery IVC filter problems may be introduced during the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation 2641 (MDL 2641). The Court stated that it would be difficult to try the Booker case without evidence of the Recovery filter and the problems it encountered. Accordingly, Bard’s motion to exclude the evidence was denied and reported problems with the Bard Recovery filter will be fair play in the Booker trial next week.

Thomas Curcio

Most Distracting Phone Apps while Driving

We have all been distracted by our phones. As I sit here writing this blog I’m tempted to check facebook or my messages. However, teenagers are even worse at utilizing willpower, often checking social media in school, while working, and […]

James Humann

Hernia Mesh Litigation Moves Forward as MDL Court Establishes Case Selection Timeline and Bellwether Date for Ethicon Physiomesh

Hernia Mesh Litigation Moves Forward as MDL Court Establishes Pretrial Timeline and Bellwether Date for Ethicon Physiomesh. After years of battling transvaginal mesh lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon finds itself at the forefront of the expanding litigation over defective hernia mesh products.

Thomas Curcio

Types of Driving Distractions

Last time we discussed examples of distracted driving, but this post we will delve deeper into the types of distracted driving. Distracted driving falls under 3 categories: Visual, Manual, and Mental. Visual is anything that takes your eyes off the […]