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  • Opioid Litigation May Be Biggest News Story in 2018

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 29-Jan-2018

    The ever-increasing number of opioid overdose deaths (over 64,000 in 2016) in cities across the United States has resulted in cities, counties and states turning to the courts. A few years ago, there were a mere handful of opioid-related lawsuits, but since that time the spiraling opioid crisis has resulted in a flood claims which allege drug manufacturing and distribution companies have ...
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  • Invokana Blamed for Multiple Amputations and New Lawsuits Rising

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 29-Jan-2018

    Lawsuits continue to be filed against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals for injuries suffered by those taking the drug Invokana, a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes. Those who have suffered severe injury due to the use of Invokana have filed claims in state court in New Jersey—where J & J is based—as well as a federal multidistrict litigation which ...
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  • Bringing a Class Action Against Your Employer

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 29-Jan-2018

    If you are one of multiple employees who have suffered at the hands of a company, organization, or other employer, your best course of action may be filing or joining a class action. This provides similarly affected parties with joint legal representation and a faster path to justice. However, before jumping into a lawsuit against your employer, there are a few things you should consider with your ...
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  • What to Do if You've Been Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 22-Jan-2018

    Why You Should Take Legal Action When Exposed to Harmful Substances At best, exposure to a toxic substance can create temporary illness and physical discomfort. At worst, it can cost you your life. Even if your life is not necessarily on the line, you may still suffer physically and emotionally, be forced out of work for a time, and end up with a stack of medical bills. Because of the potential ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Seeks to Expand Xarelto Use Despite Lawsuit Losses

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 19-Jan-2018

    J & J Attempting to Expand the Use of Xarelto Despite Lawsuits On the heels of a recent $27.8M jury verdict, and with lawsuits rising in number, Johnson & Johnson is attempting to obtain a label change to include additional uses associated with Xarelto. A new drug application was submitted to the FDA, seeking approval to add a cardiovascular risk reduction claim as well as an acute limb ...
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  • Can I Sue My Gym if I'm Injured While Working Out?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 12-Jan-2018

    If you’ve ever been to the gym in the weeks following New Year’s, you have likely seen at least one eager gym-goer who has plenty of zeal but no apparent knowledge of proper form, especially when it comes to exercise machines. Unfortunately, this often results in serious injury. Is My Gym or Fitness Club Liable for My Injuries? If you injure yourself in a gym because you are careless ...
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  • Did Bank of America Scheme to Steal Homes from Consumers?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 8-Jan-2018

    Just a couple of months ago, a couple in Florida filed a lawsuit against banking giant, Bank of America. Bank of America, along with many other big banks who were “bailed out” by the federal government in 2009, were required to agree to some stipulations as a condition of receiving the bailout money. Bank of America received $45 billion up front, with another $100 billion promised; ...
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  • Invokana Lawsuits Consolidated

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 8-Jan-2018

    More than 55 Invokana lawsuits were consolidated in a New Jersey federal court. These lawsuits claim that Johnson & Johnson’s Type 2 diabetes drug, Invokana, can cause serious ketoacidosis, injuries to the patient’s kidneys, and other severe injuries. The judge in the case acknowledged the commonalities among the filed lawsuits, and cited enhanced efficiency when similar lawsuits ...
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  • Wells Fargo and Class Action Mortgage Lock in Fees

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 8-Jan-2018

    It seems that banking giant Wells Fargo, who has faced one lawsuit after another over the past couple of years, is facing yet another class action lawsuit, as new information about shady banking practices continue to come to light. The latest occurrence of questionable banking practices was made public in the fall of this year, when a class action lawsuit was filed by consumers, alleging Wells ...
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  • Can I File a Class Action Against My Doctor or Hospital?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 3-Jan-2018

    We Can Find Out if You Have a Class Action Against a Hospital or Physician Perhaps you have a serious complaint about the practices of a physician or hospital. If so, you may be able to bring a medical malpractice suit and win a settlement relative to the damage you’ve experienced. However, if other people have suffered similar damage at the hands of a doctor or hospital, you may also be ...
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