Did Drug Company Overcharge Taxpayers Over a Billion Dollars?

By Cindy L. Nations –

Drug company Mylan agreed to pay $465 million to quickly settle a Justice Department investigation into claims that it deliberately overcharged Medicaid for its EpiPen anti-allergy device.  Why would a company agree so quickly to such a large settlement?  Well, it might have something to do with this … The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General reports that the Medicaid misclassification of EpiPen may have cost taxpayers $1.27 billion from 2006 to 2016.  Senator Richard Blumenthal and a group representing state Medicaid directors are now demanding that Mylan pay Medicaid the full amount up to $1.27 billion that it owes.  Fortunately, the previous settlement agreement, which is a fraction of the true costs, has not yet been finalized.

Read more here: https://consumerist.com/2017/05/31/hhs-taxpayers-may-have-overpaid-1-27-billion-for-epipens/

Women in Washington!

By Cindy L. Nations –

AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2017
AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2017

On May 24 and 25, the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus descended on Capitol Hill to lobby Congress to beat back legislation designed to close the courthouse doors on our clients.  Overall, 150 women from 41 states attended over 250 Congressional meetings.

Women trial lawyers stormed the Hill armed with their clients’ stories to oppose H.R. 1215—a draconian medical malpractice/drug, device, and nursing home bill and H.R. 985—a bill that would virtually end class actions and multidistrict litigation, and make it much harder for asbestos victims to obtain compensation through asbestos trusts.

These bills are just two out of more than 300 congressional bills AAJ is tracking so far this year. Each of these bills is harmful to consumers, patients, or workers, in some way.  AAJ is always on the lookout for bills that infringe on civil justice.  Among the bills AAJ is currently tracking is one that would have a profound effect on civil rights litigation by limiting the rights of victims of law enforcement violence.

Helping Joey Young Compete in Men’s Physique Competition

By Amber Affolder –

Joey Young is a wonderful young man I’ve had the pleasure of working with on my team at The Nations Law Firm. I can’t recall a single day he has had anything other than a smile. He’s had such a positive influence on the people around him and I’m proud to share his story.

Joey has cerebral palsy and he’s a personal trainer. He is signed up to compete in the Men’s National Physique Competition this July. Let’s be clear: This is not a competition that accommodates disabilities and he is standing among the best. I’m blown away by his dedication. If you have a moment, check him out and help us get him to this competition!

https://www.gofundme.com/joey-fitness-3

Grant Maniér Releases His First Book

By Cindy Nations –

The Nations Law Firm is proud to announce that our friend Grant Maniér is releasing his first book! It is titled Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe ~ Different is MORE! This is more than just a book. It is the beginning of something big. Something that will make a huge difference in the lives of people who feel like they don’t quite fit in. The story centers around a baby giraffe named Grant, who is born different, but follows his passion despite his challenges.

We have sponsored and supported Grant for several years now. We are honored to be a part of Grant’s amazing journey as he blazes a trail in Eco-Art, and makes the world a better place for us all. Learn more about Grant’s artwork and services at www.GrantsEcoArt.com and find out about the exciting new children’s book at www.jigsawgrant.com.