Blog Posts in April, 2015

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  • State Receives $12 Million in Settlement With Credit Card Companies

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 27-Apr-2015

    In 2012, the state of Hawaii sued seven credit card providers, including Barclays, Capital One, HSBC, Discover, Banks of America, Citi, and Chase, alleging illegal practices involved in the marketing of credit card protection plans. Today, $12.5 million was transferred into Hawaii’s general fund after the successful resolution of several lawsuits with national credit card companies who ...
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  • Stroke Misdiagnosis in Young Adults

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 24-Apr-2015

    Swift treatment is the key to survival and recovery in stroke victims, but young adults are often misdiagnosed in emergency rooms and sent home with no treatment at all. The most effective treatment is only available during the first three hours, and patients need to be monitored for up to 48 hours following the event. Even those who do not go to the hospital within the optimum time frame still ...
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  • Jackknifing Truck Accidents

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 21-Apr-2015

    Jackknifing truck accidents are often deadly for passengers and drivers of smaller vehicles. When a truck's trailer jackknifes, smaller vehicles can slide underneath, run into tires, be forced off of the road, or face any number of similarly dangerous scenarios. A trailer can jackknife under a number of circumstances including: Poor weather conditions Erratic or aggressive driving Improper ...
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  • Judge Rules Conspiracy Theories in Talcum Powder Cases are Valid

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 16-Apr-2015

    As pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson faces additional lawsuits regarding the link between ovarian cancer and baby powder, a judge has ruled that the claims of conspiracy on the part of J & J are valid. The conspiracy claim alleges J & J purposefully engaged in concealing information on cancer risks from those using the company's two brands of talcum powder-J & J Baby ...
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  • Zofran Lawsuit Charges GlaxcoSmithKline with Failure to Warn

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 15-Apr-2015

    A recent lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of the District of Massachusetts charges GlaxcoSmithKline, the manufacturer of the drug Zofran, with failure to warn pregnant patients of the potential risks of birth defects when Zofran is used in the first trimester. The victim and her family is asking for compensatory and punitive damages due to birth defects. The child, born in 2000, has ...
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  • U.S. Fines Takata for Refusing to Cooperate as Honda Recalls Another 100,000

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 15-Apr-2015

    Takata, the Japan-based manufacturer of automobile airbags is being fined by the U.S. government for refusing to cooperate with the investigation into faulty airbags by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The fines being assessed amount to $14,000 per day, or the maximum of $7,000 per day for violation of two NHTSA orders. Takata officials strongly deny the accused lack of ...
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  • Study Shows 1 in 3 Consumers Feel Scammed by Big Banking Fees

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 8-Apr-2015

    If you feel your bank is constantly ripping you off, you are not alone. In fact, a recent study found that as many as a third of all those with a checking account at a big national bank feel they have been scammed by bank fees. As those fees continue to rise, these feelings are bound to increase. Banks like Bank of America and Chase Bank are the worst offenders, while consumers who bank with local ...
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  • Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 7-Apr-2015

    If you have a loved one living in a nursing home in the Philadelphia area, it is important to know the signs of nursing home abuse. When you know what to look for, you can take immediate action as soon as signs of nursing home abuse become apparent, helping protect your loved one against further mistreatment and providing your family with the compensation you deserve. Signs of physical and sexual ...
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  • Caring for Your Loved One after a Motorcycle Accident Injury

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 6-Apr-2015

    Due to the lack of protection provided by motorcycles, it’s common to suffer catastrophic, life-altering injuries in a motorcycle accident. Often, it’s not just the accident victim who suffers in the aftermath of a serious motorcycle accident. It’s common for these injuries to be trying on family members and other loved ones as well. When a motorcycle accident victim suffers a ...
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  • Angie's List Reviews May Not be as Unbiased as Advertised

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 3-Apr-2015

    With the tagline “ Reviews you can trust,” Angie’s List promises to offer “unbiased” customer reviews about service providers. However, a new lawsuit, filed on March 11th by a Pennsylvania woman, claims those reviews are anything but unbiased and that the Indiana-based Angie’s List is nothing more than a fraud. In fact, this complaint cuts right to the heart of ...
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