Mark Bello

Dumb Legislation: You Can’t Bathe Your Donkey but You Can Buy a Gun

Throughout history, legislators, nationwide, have passed laws to keep citizens safe. Some of those laws are sensible, appropriate and well-intentioned. Some are, shall we say, ‘unusual’ or, to be kind, outdated. Considering how difficult it has become for Congress or […]

Randy Appleton

Virginia Firefighter Injured by Drunk Driver

A lieutenant with the Appalachia Fire Department is recovering from his injuries this week after the ambulance he was in was hit by a drunk driver over the weekend.  The firefighter was hurt in an accident in Appalachia, Virginia. The […]

John Bair

The Ahlborn Decision: Then and Now

In 2006, the case Arkansas Dept. of Health & Human Services v. Ahlborn established that a state’s Medicaid department would be limited to reimbursement from only the portion of one’s judgment or settlement that represents payment for medical expenses. The […]

Leto Copeley

How to Avoid a #MeToo Experience with a Massage Therapist

There is nothing like a good massage at a spa where you feel safe. Turns out some massage therapists are dangerous.

Mark Bello


The death toll at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School stands at 17, all victims of a single gunman, who by all accounts is a deeply troubled young man. Despite multiple warnings to law enforcement officials, this young man slipped […]

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.

Robert Blanchard

RoundUp Herbicide and Health

RoundUp is getting into all our food, as reported in a recent article (posted here): It should be noted that while several Monsanto crops, including maize, soy, canola and beets are “Roundup Ready” (i.e., genetically engineered to tolerate glysophate), oats […]

Mark Bello

Pope Francis’ Reputation on Sex Abuse ‘Has Gone from Bad to Worse’

For some time, Pope Francis has faced much criticism for not prioritizing the prevention of the sexual abuse of children. Now, he, himself, is at the center of cover-ups. In regards to supporting the victims of clerical sexual abuse, it […]

James Humann

COOK IVC FILTER UPDATE: MDL Court Denies Cook’s Motion to Sever and Orders Remand of Blood Clot Filter Cases to State Court Based on the Forum Defendant Rule

The U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Indiana ordered remand for several Cook IVC filter cases that had been improperly removed to the multidistrict litigation (MDL 2570) from their respective state courts in South Dakota, Texas, and California.

The central question decided by District Judge Richard L. Young was whether medical malpractice claims against in-state implanting physicians should be severed from the product liability claims against the manufacturer.

John Bair

How the Republicans’ New Tax Bill May Hurt Sexual Abuse Victims

Earlier this month, former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting gymnasts and other athletes. It’s a victory for the courageous victims who stepped up and held Nassar accountable in court. […]