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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, […]

Florida Sets Bellwether Case for Deepwater Horizon Litigation

By Brittany Mierzwa – On Monday January 18th, U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers of the Northern District of Florida announced the selection of a bellwether case in the Deepwater Horizon BELO litigation. Christopher F. Causey’s case was selected to go to trial as a test of more than 500 similar […]

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 […]

Houston Astros Earn History

On November 1st, 2017, the Houston Astros played the 7th game in the final set of the World Series – and won. As Mayor Sylvester Turner said, “We went from 51 inches of rain to a 5 to 1 clincher. WOW it doesn’t get much better than that.” We are […]

Congress Prevents Consumers from Suing Companies Like Equifax

The Senate voted Tuesday night to eradicate a contentious rule that would have allowed Americans to file class-action suits against banks instead of being coerced in many cases into private arbitration. No Democrats or independents favored the move. All but two Republicans — John Kennedy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham […]

Serious Vulnerability in the Protocol Securing Wi-Fi Networks

Researchers have discovered and disclosed a massive WiFi vulnerability that puts everyone’s private data at risk. According to the article, nearly every WIFI device we use is vulnerable – and may even be compromised – due to a standard industry high-security protocol WPA2. Read more here: https://consumerist.com/2017/10/16/researchers-discover-wifi-vulnerability-affecting-basically-every-device-on-earth/