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  Cooper Industries has reportedly settled an indemnification  lawsuit. and agreed to pay Pneumo Abex asbestos trust $307.5 Million. The trust funds will be used to pay victims of asbestos exposure.

Lawsuit Filed By Former Hoffman LaRoche Employee Alleging Asbestos Related Disease

A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former pharmaceutical maintenance specialist at Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley, New Jersey was exposed to asbestos fiber and suffers from asbestosis. 

Auto Mechanic Files Lawsuit Alleging Asbestos Related Disease

A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former auto mechanic, who worked in auto body shops throughout New Jersey, was exposed to asbestos fiber and suffers from lung cancer.

 

Bar Date Announced for Raytech  Asbestos Claims

TheRaytech Trust, encompassing the claims of The Raybestos Manhattan and Raymark Industries, Inc.,  has established a bar date for asbestos liability claims.

Hot Topics in Workers’ Compensation Law 2011 Seminar

 This popular annual program, offered by the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), is geared to both the novice and expert Workers’ Compensation attorney. It provides important and essential information to understand the cutting edge and critical issues confronting those who practice workplace injury law.

   The US House of Representative has passed a resolution designating September 26 as National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The ac...
Hip Implants Recalled Due to Failure

 Johnson and Johnson has recalled 2 Hip Implants because of failure. The two implants were made by the DePuy Orthopaedics unit of Johnson & Johnson

  A jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island found defendants Davol, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. liable for injuries suffered by plaintiffs Christopher and Laure Thorpe as a result of the negligent design of the Composix® Kugel® Mesh hernia repair patch and the failure to warn of the dangers associated with the patch.

Veterans at Increased Risk for Mesothelioma

  The US Department of Veterans Affairs  has now recognized that veterans may be at an increased risk for the development of mesothelioma, a cancer associated with exposure to asbestos fiber.

FDA Votes to Restrict Avandia Due to Risks

Jon L Gelman is investigating cases involving individuals who have suffered a heart attack, ischemic stroke or other cardiac condition while taking Avandia for diabetes.

 A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former chemical operator at Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley, New Jersey was exposed to asbestos fiber and died of mesothelioma. 

Allianz Firemans Fund Increases Asbestos Reserves by $301 Million

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company a Division of Allianz has announced that it will increase its asbestos and environmental risks reserve by $301 Million. The company stated, "The move follows the completion of its regular independent external asbestos exposure review."

 Jon L. Gelman LLC is investigating cases involving individuals who have suffered neurological reaction in the form of motion and movement control difficulties. Use of Reglan has been causally related with Tardive Dyskinesea, a neurological disorder.

Jon Gelman is investigating cases involving infant drugs manufactured by pharmaceutical company McNeil Consumer Healthcare including include certain liquid infant’s and children’s Tylenol®, Motrin®, Zyrtec®, and Benadryl® products.

Joint replacement claims are becoming more frequent in workers’ compensation and proving compensability remains challenging. As the aging working population has expanded so has been the need for workers’ compensation to pay for the cost of replacing aging joints.

The occupational healthcare program embodied in the recently enacted legislation has the potential for being the most extensive, effective and innovated system ever enacted for delivering medical care to injured workers.

Jon Gelman is investigating cases involving Paxil users who have a child who suffered birth malformations after being exposed to Paxil within any trimester of pregnancy. Paxil and Paxil CR® are antidepressants manufactured by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.

Complaints Surge About Halliburton Sickening Burn Pits

 A recent report in Mother Jones reveals that soldiers, exposed to the dust and fumes from burn pits, coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, are reporting illness at record numbers.

Gelman Presents at Employment Law Seminar

Jon L. Gelman joined a distinguished to panel of attorneys to discuss employment discrimination claims. The seminar, was presented by the NJ Institute for Continuing Education,  and was moderated by David H. Ben-Asher.

Rep. Tim Bishop (NY-1) and lead cosponsor Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1) introduced the Military Personnel Toxic Exposure Registry Act. This bill build...
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