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Purdue Opioid Bankruptcy Update: Will the Court’s Decision Extinguish Injury and Death Claims Against the Sackler Family?

For years, the Purdue bankruptcy has been working its way through the federal court system. Earlier this year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the Bankruptcy Court’s order which would pave the way for qualified individuals to file claims and eventually receive money from the […]

Proposal by Biden-Harris Administration to Ban Toxic Chemical Trichloroethylene to Protect Public from Serious Health Risks

On October 23, 2023, the EPA proposed a ban on TCE (trichloroethylene), used in cleaning products, tire repair sealants, degreasers, etc., stating there are readily available, safer alternatives. TCE has been shown to cause cancer, neurotoxicity, and reproductive toxicity. Read more here… URL: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/biden-harris-administration-proposes-ban-trichloroethylene-protect-public-toxic

Supreme Court Blocks $6 Billion Opioid Settlement to Hear Bankruptcy Argument

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments this December concerning Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy claims. Until then, the high court has blocked a $6 Billion settlement fund for cases related to opioid abuse. Purdue is “confident in the legality of [our] nearly universally supported Plan of Reorganization, and optimistic the […]

Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Hearings

By Brittany Mierzwa – Purdue Pharma faces over 600,000 claims in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, in front of the Honorable Judge Robert D. Drain. Approximately 130,000 of these claims are Personal Injury, with a proposed settlement of a collective 700 to 750 Million Dollars. In […]

FDA Urgent Voluntary Recall of Brain Catheter

On January 29th, the FDA revised Penumbra’s Urgent Voluntary Recall of the Jet 7 Catheters with Distal Tip. The FDA has received over 200 reports of adverse reactions to their Medical Device Reporting system (MDRs) including death, serious injury and malfunctions. Serious injuries have been described as vessel damage, hemorrhage, […]

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning -Based Software as a Medical Device

By Brittany Mierzwa – FDA Press Release January 12th 2021 – The FDA has published their Action Plan as they move forward with Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) -based software as a Medical Device. The FDA’s vision through AI/ML -based software ‘will deliver safe and effective software functionality that improves the […]

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Remembering Fredric G. Levin

This week we lost our dear friend and colleague, Attorney Fredric G. Levin of Levin Papantonio Rafferty Law Firm, when he succumbed to the ravages of COVID-19 at age 83. He was an award-winning attorney who fought tirelessly against the tobacco industry and other Big Corporation malfeasance, while advocating for […]

Perdue Pharma Family Questioned by Congress

By Lacey Crawford – For nearly four hours Congress questioned two members of the billionaire Sackler family, David Sackler, 40, and his cousin, Dr. Kathe Sackler, 72, both having served on Purdue Pharma’s board for years. Purdue Pharma is the maker of OxyContin, the aggressively promoted painkiller that began America’s […]

Noses On!

By Andrea Schmauss – In the spirit of spreading laughter and awareness, several members of The Nations Law Firm staff donned their red noses in recognition of Walgreens “Red Nose Day.”  A tradition which began in the United Kingdom is being celebrated at Walgreens nationwide with the selling of red […]

Fighting For Those Who Fight For Us

By Cindy Nations – The American Association for Justice (AAJ) released a new research report titled Fighting for Those Who Fight for Us: Protecting the Rights of Service members and Veterans. The report examines the many ways in which our country fails to protect veterans from harmful products and services and highlights […]