Category: Article

When Health Care Companies Deny Disability Claims

Published on June 21, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Article

When healthcare companies falsely deny disability insurance claims, it can mean a long process of appeals to regain benefits. Research shows that the average long-term disability lasts nearly 35 months, which can mean a negative financial impact on the disabled person. When healthcare companies deny disability benefits for reasons of bad faith – violating their duty to deal fairly with customers’ claims – an insurance attorney can help recover damages for benefit payouts and financial or emotional distress. Healthcare companies deny disability claims for many reasons. The regulations [...]
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VW Diesel Recall & Current Investigations

Published on October 25, 2015, by Matthew Sharp

Article, Product Liability

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Muller has confirmed that the VW Diesel Recall is scheduled to begin in January 2016 in order to replace the faulty software that was installed within Volkswagen vehicles from 2009-2015. At this time, the company continues to provide few details beyond the fact that they will be unrolling some type of fix to resolve the issue. It remains to be seen whether this will be the installation of a new computer for the vehicles, or if it will merely be a software patch that vehicle [...]
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Drug manufacturer sued over Zofran Birth Defects

Published on October 8, 2015, by Matthew Sharp

Article

Drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline has been hit with a glut of lawsuits filed by parents who allege their use of GSK drug Zofran to treat morning sickness has caused birth defects. Children whose mothers took Zofran reportedly suffer from congenital heart defects, cleft lips and cleft palates.Personal injury and product liability lawyers representing the victims claim the company failed to warn doctors of the possible side effects when the drug is taken by women in their first trimester of pregnancy. The drug – which is approved for use to [...]
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Nevada Nursing Homes Cleaning Up Their Acts [infographic]

Published on October 8, 2015, by Matthew Sharp

Article, Infographic

Nevada nursing homes have taken dramatic steps toward improving their services, according to a non-profit advocacy group. Each year, Families for Better Care grades each state on the quality of its nursing homes. In 2013, Nevada earned an F grade, ranking 43rd among the states. In 2014 (the most recent year for which data is available), Nevada showed the most improvement of all of the states, surging to 26th among all states and earning a C grade. Nursing home abuse is common at poorly operated nursing homes, and [...]
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Drug Company Faces Backlash After Pill Price Increases 5000%

Published on October 8, 2015, by Matthew Sharp

Article

Drug company Turing Pharmaceuticals is facing a barrage of outrage from doctors, patients and the public after hiking the price of the drug Daraprim from $13.50 a tablet to $750. The drug is used to treat toxoplasmosis, an infection that arises from drinking contaminated water or eating undercooked meat. The disease primarily affects those with compromised immune systems. The drug, which received US Food & Drug Administration approval in 1953, was historically manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. In 2010, GlaxoSmithKline sold the marketing rights to CorePharma, which was acquired by Impax Laboratories in 2014. In August of this year, [...]
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