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Beasley Allen investigating defective 3M combat earplugs

The next time you thank a veteran for his service, he may not be able to hear you. Beasley Allen lawyers are investigating claims related to defective combat earplugs manufactured by Minnesota-based 3M Company. The earplugs were issued to thousands of military personnel serving in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The earplugs also were issued […]

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Wrongful death lawsuit filed for family of Russell County Man

Beasley Allen has filed a lawsuit against Russell County Group Home as well as staff in the wrongful death of Mr. John Wayne Lewis. The lawsuit alleges the employees of Russell County Group Home failed to remove Mr. Lewis from a company van after a September 2018 trip outside of the home. Lewis was left […]

Kentucky Attorney General settles Medicaid fraud litigation with nation’s largest kidney dialysis provider for $10.3 million

On Feb. 21, 2019, the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky announced the settlement of its Medicaid fraud lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. Lawyers at Beasley Allen had the privilege of serving as contract counsel for the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office in this litigation against Fresenius. GranuFlo – Dangerous Bicarbonate Levels The […]

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Dallas County jury faults Ford Motor Co. for rollover crash

MONTGOMERY, ALA. (February 15, 2019) – A Dallas County, Alabama, jury found defendant Ford Motor Company at fault for a rollover crash of a 1998 Ford Explorer that left Travaris “Tre” Smith paralyzed, and awarded Smith $151,791,000. The award included $51,791,000 in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages. Explorer Failed Ford’s Own Safety […]

Johnson & Johnson talc supplier Imerys files bankruptcy

Imerys Talc America, the supplier for Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing products, has filed for bankruptcy because of its involvement in lawsuits in the U.S. alleging its talc causes ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Two other subsidiaries of Paris-based Imerys SA – Imerys Talc Vermont and Imerys Talc […]

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Supreme Court grants review in Kisor

On Dec. 10, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States granted review in Kisor v. Wilkie, specifically agreeing to consider the issue of whether to overrule Auer v. Robbins, 519 U.S. 452 (1997) and Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co., 325 U.S. 410 (1945). Those are the two main Supreme Court cases directing […]

Alabama’s Sadie Grace Andrews Act now in effect statewide

In October 2017, Sadie Grace Andrews was playing with her siblings in a grassy area near Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in Auburn, Alabama, when she fell into the restaurant’s grease trap and drowned. Yet, as Sadie’s parents had hoped, her death, their worst nightmare, was not in vain. It prompted a new law to better […]

E-Cigarette explosion kills Texas man

A Texas man died Jan. 29, 2019 after his newly purchased e-cigarette exploded in his face. Explosion on First Use Twenty-four-year-old William Brown of Fort Worth reportedly had just purchased an e-cigarette at the Smoke & Vape DZ vape store in Keller/North Fort Worth on Jan. 27. His grandmother, Alice Brown, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram […]

An update on the opioid litigation

The Court overseeing the opioid multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Cleveland, Ohio, continues to make significant progress in adjudicating the bellwether cases set for trial later this year. On a daily basis, we are learning new information concerning the pharmaceutical industry’s role in fueling the opioid crisis. As expected, these companies are fighting the Plaintiffs on […]

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US Senator Asks Johnson and Johnson for Safety Information on Its Talc

U.S. Senator Patty Murray, a ranking member on the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, sent a letter to Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky on Tuesday asking for documents and other information dating back to 1966 regarding the safety of the consumer health care company’s flagship product, Johnson’s Baby Powder. In particular, Sen. Murray wants […]

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