J&J’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals Under Fire Again in Risperdal Trial

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals came under fire again when a Philadelphia jury awarded $70 million to the family of a boy who developed breasts while taking the company’s antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Apparently the jury found that Janssen intentionally falsified, destroyed or concealed evidence in the case in reaching... click to read more

IKEA Dresser and Chest Recall

As the father of a young child, I was devastated to hear about the tragic accidents which lead to the IKEA chest and dresser recall. A family’s home should always be a safe place and it is a shame that some companies continue to put their profits ahead of... click to read more

Appellate Court Refuses to Hear Further Arguments

Since the Third Circuit Court of Appeals refused to hear further arguments for altering the NFL Concussion Settlement Agreement, the only avenue left for players to challenge the agreement is the Supreme Court. While it is unlikely that the country’s highest court will agree to hear the case, former... click to read more

Appellate Court Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s order approving the NFL Concussion Settlement Agreement. While those challenging the agreement are displeased with today’s ruling, proponents of the agreement consider it a step in the right direction in getting much needed financial awards for retired players and... click to read more

Another Study Links Playing Football to Brain Trauma

We just added an additional page to our website concerning a new study done by the director of the Florida Center for Headache and Sports Neurology concerning what some say is the strongest link yet between playing football and trauma to the brain. One striking part of the study... click to read more

NFL Retirement Plan Denies Former Player Disability Benefits

With billions of dollars in annual revenues, why is the NFL seemingly “nickel and diming” its former players when they apply for disability benefits? 12-year NFL cornerback Charles Dimry is suing the NFL’s retirement plan for denying him disability benefits. Dimry says he suffered two major neck injuries while... click to read more

NFL Taking Page from Big Tobacco Playbook?

An investigatory report published by the New York Times shreds the legitimacy of research papers produced by an NFL committee which downplayed the danger of head injuries. While the report chronicles the league’s use of faulty data in its reports (for example, the Dallas Cowboys didn’t report one concussion... click to read more

Cowboys Owner Says Not Enough Data to Link CTE to Football

On the heels of an NFL executive admitting that there is a link between football and degenerative brain disorders, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys made some comments that seemed to disagree with that assessment. Jerry Jones came out recently and said that he didn’t believe there was enough... click to read more

Questioning the NFL CTE Admission

The NFL has spent decades trying to discredit evidence that showed a link between playing football and the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE. After years of denial, and untold millions of dollars in marketing to promote the safety of the game to parents of... click to read more

Troubling Allegations in Risperdal Trial

The most troubling aspect of a recent case decided against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) concerning its antipsychotic drug Risperdal is the allegation that the company deliberately withheld data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An expert witness testified that J&J knew about the risk of gynecomastia associated with... click to read more

Two-step Mesothelioma Treatment Raises Two Emotions

After reading this article posted on our Mesothelioma & Asbestos page, I was elated that a potentially more effective way to treat mesothelioma with chemotherapy could be on the horizon. While the two-step method still has to be verified in human trials, there is hope that it will improve... click to read more

Innovator Liability in Massachusetts

After reading this article I wanted to see how Massachusetts’ courts had ruled on the issue of innovator liability. A majority of them found that brand name manufacturers were not liable for injuries caused by use of their identical generic versions. The courts’ reasoning seemed to be summed up... click to read more