5 Important Things You Should Know About Elder Abuse

Categories: Elder Abuse

Ohio's Elder Abuse Attorney - Borgess Law, LLC

Elder Abuse is NOT Just Physical Harm. Elder abuse includes various types of abuse including: Physical Abuse; Sexual Abuse Emotional or Psychological Abuse; Neglect; Abandonment; Financial or Material Exploitation and Self-neglect Ohio law defines abuse as “the infliction upon an adult by self or others of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or cruel punishment with resulting…

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New Guidelines Strengthen Your Right To Your Medical Records

Categories: News

As recently reported by the New York Times (1/16/16), new HIPAA guidelines are helping tear down barriers that have made it difficult for patients to get access to their own medical records. Under the new guidelines issued this month, doctors and hospitals cannot: Require patients to state a reason for requesting their records; Deny access…

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Class Action Lawsuits Filed In Flint Water Crisis

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Ohio's Class Action Lawsuit Attorney - Borgess Law, LLC

Class action lawsuits have been filed by Flint residents against Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and additional government officials. These include actions filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Genesee County Circuit Court, and the Court of…

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FDA Approves Olympus Scope Modifications Intended to Reduce Infection Risk

Categories: Medical device litigation

Ohio's Defective Medical Device Attorney - Borgess Law, LLC

On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Olympus TJF-Q180V duodenoscope with modifications to the device’s design and labeling intended to help reduce the risk of bacterial infections. (1/15/16 FDA News Release)  Olympus will voluntarily recall its original model currently being used in health care facilities and make the needed…

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Power Morcellator MDL Continues To Grow With Additional Uterine Cancer Cases Being Filed

Categories: Civil litigation

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Filings of morcellator cancer lawsuits are continuing to be filed since consolidation of the Ethicon cases by a federal judicial panel in October, 2015.  As described on the District of Kansas’ website, “The cases in this MDL involve common factual questions arising from allegations that (1) defects in the design of Ethicon, Inc.’s power morcellators…

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Jury Awards $79.8 Million in Ethicon Surgical Stapler Trial

Categories: Civil litigation

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In December, 2015, a California jury awarded Florence Kuhlmann and her husband $79,813,000 in a defective Ethicon PPH 03 surgical stapler lawsuit.  The verdict included $4 million for past pain and suffering, $4 million for future pain and suffering, and $513,000 for past and future medical expenses, $1.3 million for past and future loss of…

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JPML Asked To Consolidate Viagra® Melanoma Lawsuits in California

Categories: Civil litigation

Ohio's Civil Litigation Lawyer - Borgess Law, LLC

In December, 2015, Plaintiffs with filed cases alleging that Viagra® has caused some men to develop melanoma have asked the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate cases from across the U.S. in California. Viagra® is manufactured by Pfizer and prescribed for erectile dysfunction. According to the petition, “To date, multiple individuals…

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