Recent News

Johnson & Johnson Elmiron Lawsuit Update

In 2020, several lawsuits were filed against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals claiming that Elmiron–a drug prescribed to treat painful bladder syndrome–caused them to suffer severe vision complications such as retinal damage and macular degeneration. Here, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys at Peter Angelos, P.C. provide an update on the lawsuits. Elmiron, a drug prescribed…

Read More...

Crock-Pot Recalls Almost One Million Pressure Cookers Due to Defective Lids

Because of the potential burn risk, the popular Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers have been pulled from the market, a decision made by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Nearly one million devices in total were recalled. The products showed a high liability risk for consumers, which is why the team at Peter Angelos P.C….

Read More...

ParaGard IUD Lawsuit: Information Users Should Know

Since 2010, the Food and Drug Administration has received over 1,600 complaints regarding Paragard IUD breakage, with substantial instances deemed serious. These breakages can lead to a number of serious injuries that have life-altering effects. Here, the product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss the impact of the ParaGard breakages, and…

Read More...

Whistleblowers Deserve Gratitude Amid COVID-19 Obstacles

Today, the attorneys at Peter Angelos P.C. extend our thanks to our nation’s whistleblowers who guard the integrity of our rights and democracy, expose fraudulent practices against the government and choose right over wrong. Especially in the midst of COVID, whistleblowers and the part they play in society are paramount to exposing noncompliance and mishandling…

Read More...

Multidistrict Litigation Versus Class Action Litigation

MDL and Class Action Litigation both provide a legal mechanism for the progression and often resolution of legal issues that affect numerous individuals at the same time.   How do MDLs Differ from Class Actions?   Most lawsuits involve an injured person seeking compensation for their damages. MDLs and class action litigation include many plaintiffs/class…

Read More...

Common Spinal Cord Injuries That Car Crash Victims May Experience

Every time we start up our vehicles, we are risking our safety. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the CDC. Yet, most Americans continue to rely on their vehicles to get around. Many car accidents can result in common yet serious injuries such as whiplash, herniated discs…

Read More...

What are Common Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a rare, yet serious, form of cancer that has been linked to brief-to-extended asbestos exposure in talcum products. It is found in the female reproductive system of cancer patients and is aggressive in nature. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos-containing products, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower…

Read More...

When to Hire an Automotive Personal Injury Lawyer?

When you suffer a serious injury at the hands of a negligent party, knowing where to turn next is vital. Medical bills, pain and suffering and other financial implications can alter your daily life and ability to fully recover from your experience. The attorneys at Peter Angelos P.C. have represented victims and families in a…

Read More...

The Latest in Qui Tam: DOE Contractors Bechtel & Aecom Pay Over $57 Million to Settle Whistleblower Complaint

In recent False Claims Act news, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington announced in a press release published in late September that the Department of Energy (DOE) contractors agreed to settle whistleblower allegations by paying over $57 million. According to the press release, four relators filed a whistleblower complaint in…

Read More...

Whistleblower Uncovers Merit Medical Kickback Scheme, Leads to $18 Million Settlement

In 2016, Dr. Charles J. Wolf filed a whistleblower complaint against Merit Medical Systems upon his resignation as the company’s chief compliance officer. Wolf, who made the False Claims allegation after years of witnessing violations that were “deeply ingrained in Merit’s culture” received nearly $2.7 million of the $18 million settlement that resulted from four…

Read More...