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Parents of new babies in many parts of the country are having a hard time finding infant formulas such as Similac and Enfamil in June 2022. The supply chain problems that are currently hampering the U.S. economy have created a very acute shortage of infant formula, resulting in empty shelves and understandably stressed and concerned parents.


February 18, 2023: The shortage has mostly ended but the investigation of Abbott is just in the first inning. 

Our lawyers are reviewing Delsam Pharma eye drops lawsuits in all 50 states after the eye drops have been linked to an outbreak of bacterial infections.

At least one person has died from the infection, and other victims have suffered blindness, vision impairment and other serious health conditions. Now the Delsam Artificial Tears eye drops have been recalled nationwide. These eye drops lawsuits could bring large settlement payouts because the injuries for many will be very significant.

Delsam Pharma Eye Drops

Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos, a material that was widely used in various industries until the late 1970s. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma it means that you were exposed to asbestos at some point in your life. Anyone with mesothelioma is eligible to file an asbestos lawsuit and get financial compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos products.

Our national product liability firm is currently seeking asbestos cases from anyone who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or the surviving family members of someone who died from mesothelioma. Contact our office today at 800-553-8082 for a free consultation.

History of Asbestos

The post is about the settlement compensation payouts you can expect in Pennsylvania.

A recent study of jury verdicts found that the average personal injury jury verdict in Pennsylvania is $903,705.00.pennslyvania injury verdicts

Now let’s turn the kaleidoscope and look at the median.  If you remember from the 9th grade, the median is found by ranking the data from biggest to smallest and then identifying the middle of the data so that there is an equal number that is larger and smaller on each side.  If you had 1001 data points, the 500th biggest number would be in the middle.

For many data groups, the gap between the average and the median is the same or very close to it.  With personal injury verdicts, they are usually light-years apart.  This is reflected in this new study that just came out in Pennsylvania.  The median compensatory award in Pennsylvania in the study was $45,000.00

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Our personal injury firm has handled countless dog bite cases over the years. This has given us first-hand experience with just how much damage the more powerful dog breeds can inflict in just a few seconds. Our experience getting compensation for dog bite injuries has also allowed our attorneys to develop specialized knowledge about which types of dogs have the strongest bite force which makes them capable of causing the most harm when they bite.

Although our lawyers are based in Maryland, we handle and accept dog bite cases involving very serious injuries around the country through a network of local partner firms.

What is Bite Force?

Pennsylvania is one of the biggest states in the U.S., both in terms of population and geographic size and it is home to 2 major cities and metro areas. Thousands of medical malpractice cases are  filed in Pennsylvania’s civil courts each year. Pennsylvania has its own unique statutory laws and common law rules governing medical negligence and malpractice lawsuits. Although Miller & Zois is based in Maryland, we regularly handle cases in Pennsylvania through a close working partnership with local counsel or directly through our PA attorneys.

Anyone who is considering a medical malpractice lawsuit in Pennsylvania needs to be familiar with the state’s malpractice laws because they can have a major impact on the value of your case or whether you have the right to sue at all. The 3 laws in Pennsylvania that can have the biggest impact on prospective malpractice plaintiffs are: (1) the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims, (2) the Pennsylvania modified comparative negligence rule, and (3) the certificate of merit requirement.

Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Cases

The Third Circuit rejected J&J’s attempt to dump off its mounting talcum powder liability into bankruptcy.  In an opinion issued today, the Court dismissed the chapter 11 bankruptcy filed by a subsidiary J&J created to offload its growing talc liabilities. J&J’s stock dropped 3% on the news,  the most significant single-day drop in over two years. J&J has already vowed to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This page talks about this case and what it practically means if you have a talcum powder lawsuit or are considering bringing a claim.

Facts and Procedural Background

Paraquat is a heavy-duty herbicide that has been widely used in commercial farming in the U.S. for decades. Recent scientific research has shown that chronic exposure to Paraquat can significantly increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The emergence of this evidence has led to thousands of former farmers filing Paraquat lawsuits alleging that their occupational exposure to the herbicide caused them to develop Parkinson’s disease.

The Paraquat product liability lawsuits have been consolidated into a class action MDL that has been ongoing for the last two years. In this post, we will look back at how the Paraquat litigation unfolded, the current status of this ongoing mass tort, and what to expect from the Paraquat litigation in 2023.

Paraquat Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Thousands of hernia mesh injury lawsuits have been filed across the country alleging that design defects in various mesh products caused post-surgical complications resulting in significant injuries. The hernia mesh lawsuits have been consolidated into multiple class action MDLs against the different mesh manufacturers, and cases are still being filed.

This post will briefly examine how the hernia mesh lawsuits have unfolded and discuss the latest developments in this continuing mass tort as we get into 2023.

About the Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

The U.S. national debt is about to hit its maximum ceiling again. This means the federal government could be heading for another budget showdown between President Biden and the Republican-controlled Congress. Previous budget showdowns have resulted in government shutdowns and eventually reductions in the level of government spending.

Many Camp Lejeune victims who have filed claims seeking compensation under the new Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) may be wondering whether the budget crisis could potentially impact CLJA settlement payouts. Compensation payments under the CLJA are expected to cost the federal government as much as $26 billion over the next few years. The question is whether this large expenditure could end up getting cut as part of the pending budget negotiations.

The short answer is NO. The $26 billion earmarked for Camp Lejeune victims is not at risk of being reduced or eliminated as part of the budget negotiations. However, the budget crisis could result in an extended shutdown of the federal government and that would significantly slow down the already slow CLJA claim process.

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