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NEW YORK CITY LEAD LITIGATION BULLETIN FIRST DEPARTMENT ISSUES EXPANSIVE RULING ON THE SCOPE OF PERMISSIBLE DISCOVERY IN LEAD EXPOSURE CASES

A landlord must produce all lead paint violations in its possession for an entire building – not merely those pertaining to the apartment in which the plaintiff resided – and such evidence may be admissible at trial to establish notice and the lack of reasonable care of the landlord. That was the decision of the … Continued

Multiple Safety Violations Found in New Jersey Medical Clinic Causing Dozens of Patients to be Infected

The Osteo Relief Institute in Wall, New Jersey, a medical clinic providing elderly patients and others with knee and other injections to assist with chronic pain, has recently shut its doors for approximately two weeks after being cited with multiple health and safety related violations by the New Jersey Health Department. According to NJ.com, these violations include “employees … Continued

Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

According to U.S. News, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. The article is restated here: Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer, causing at least 250,000 deaths every year, according to an analysis out Tuesday indicating that patient … Continued

Phillips & Paolicelli Files Lawsuit for Birth Defects Caused By Pesticides

A lawsuit alleging that exposure to pesticides caused severe birth defects in a now-nine-year-old child has been filed by Phillips & Paolicelli and its local counsel in the State of California. Phillips and Paolicelli, LLP can investigate your pesticide-related claims. You can read more about our firm’s expertise in pesticide and herbicide related claims here. You can read … Continued

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM GOVERNMENT BAN ON LAWSUITS AND DAMAGES

Responsibility and accountability – even for the powerful – are rooted into the core of our legal system. This country’s founders knew that a democracy needs a court system that empowers people to protect themselves by holding the powerful to account. That’s why the Constitution guarantees each person the right to a trial by jury. … Continued

Lead Exposure Poses Grave Risk of Harm to Children

In Flint, Michigan, the seepage of lead into drinking water has given rise to a public health catastrophe. President Obama declared a federal state of emergency due to the hazardous conditions in Flint. The crisis began when the City of Flint switched its water supply in 2014. Although residents quickly began complaining about the taste, … Continued

Phillips & Paolicelli Attorneys Represent Families In Lawsuits Alleging That Campus Mental Health Services Overlooked Clear Warnings Signs For Suicide

In the United States, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in 2013. According to the CDC, there were 41,149 suicides in the United States in that year alone. Students entering college are particularly vulnerable to depression and anxiety. They face intense pressure to succeed, even while they are adjusting to an entirely new … Continued

Exposure to Lyrica Reported to Increase Major Birth Defects

Pregabalin is a drug known by brand name Lyrica. It is approved in the U.S. to treat nerve pain, including fibromyalgia and pain caused by shingles and diabetes, as well as for seizures. Some physicians also are prescribing the drug for psychological conditions for which Lyrica is not FDA-approved to treat. This is called “off … Continued

Federal Government Is Investigating Link Between Exposure To Artificial Turf And Diseases Including Blood Cancers

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), the Consumer Product and Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) are investigating a link between artificial turf and cancer or other illnesses. These investigations come after numerous people who have been exposed to artificial turf have been diagnosed with serious health conditions, including lymphoma and … Continued

Phillips & Paolicelli Attorneys Successfully Defend Over $6.8 Million Verdict On Behalf Of Young Mother Harmed By Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

Attorneys at Phillips & Paolicelli LLP have decades of experience representing patients who are the victims of medical malpractice, and have handled dozens of cases involving a delayed diagnosis of cancer. One of the most difficult issues in these cases is “medical causation.” It is not enough to show that a health care provider made … Continued