Lessons Emerging from Pinnacle Hip Bellwether Trials
In a staggering verdict, a Texas jury recently awarded over $1 billion against Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. (“DePuy”) (collectively referred to as “Defendants”) to six California plaintiffs who claimed the companies’ Pinnacle hip system’s Ultamet metal-on-metal implant caused metallosis, tissue death, bone erosion and other serious injuries Presently there are 9,000 plus lawsuits consolidated in a Multi-District Litigation or “MDL”…
Risk management lessons from an opioid trial
The use of opioid medications to treat pain is at a watershed moment in the United States.
Popular on our site: Pain is not the fifth vital sign
Over the past three decades, op
Lessons on Racing, Pacing, and Focus From the Olympic Trials
Apply these tips from the (American) top to your next marathon.
1100 Miles Home: Lessons from Herding Trials
Why is it that we can't just "download" the instruction manual that was built from the blood, sweat and tears of those who have learned before us?
Lessons Learned From FMLA Retaliation Trial
By: Marc S. Casarino We recently secured a verdict in favor of an employer in a federal jury trial over alleged Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation. The employee claimed retaliatory animus in a series of human resources errors regarding the employee’s intermittent leave. Further complicating the situation were stray remarks by the employer’s personnel implying displeasure over the employee’s use of intermittent leave. We were…
Four Money in Politics Lessons from the Corrine Brown Trial
Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) was found guilty of fraud and tax evasion in federal court Thursday for using money from an unregistered nonprofit, One Door for Education, to pay for personal expenses and lavish events. Testimony at her trial showed in detail how the former congresswoman often used her position to solicit funds for the group. It takes...
Christine Caine on How to Overcome Life's Biggest Trials
In a recent sermon at Bethel Conference, evangelist and activist Christine Caine delivered a stirring message of resilient hope titled 'Get Off the Mat.' The gist is that people can
Prosecutors Show Signs Of Lessons Learned From 1st Malheur Trial
Opening statements got underway Tuesday for the trial of the second group of defendants charged in connection with the 2016 armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Andrew Yaffa: Lessons Learned from My Career as a Trial Attorney
As every case is unique in its own way, each has taught me new lessons in both life and the practice of law. Here's what I've learned.
Lessons from Apple's E-Books Antitrust Trial
Apple Inc.'s e-books price fixing case offers several lessons regarding current antitrust enforcement and best practices for in-house counsel.
Top Three Lessons from the Prop 8 Trial
California’s gay marriage ban, Prop 8, was back in court this week for what is likely to be the last of the many appeals hearings. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals weighed two matters: First, whether the video tapes of the trial’s proceedings could be made public (Prop 8 supporters want them deep-sixed) and second, …
FDA seeks lessons learned from remote clinical drug trials
Optimizing Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment from Lessons Learned: From the Burning House to...
Join Dr. Ute Simon of Novartis and Dr. Nils Drews of Clariness to learn about optimal clinical trial patient recruitment planning and execution This webinar will highlight common mistakes made in c…
The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips & Trials from a Life in Food Service
Millions of people have, at some point in their lives, waited tables. Some only did it in college, or got out by sheer determination, good luck . . . or suicide....
Video: John Bobbitt on how his life changed after notorious trials
After he and his then-wife Lorena were acquitted in separate trials, John Bobbitt embarked on a 40-city media tour and starred in adult films.
How much a life? Monsanto trial exposes risks of Roundup herbicide
"This case is way bigger than me. I hope it gets the attention that it needs." -- Dewayne Johnson, former school groundskeeper awarded $289 million in damages from Monsanto As a Saskatchewan resident for many years, I often heard the phrase "Roundup Ready." It was coined as if it were a harmless jingle for soda pop. The ad still rings in my ears.
How a CML clinical trial and Gleevec saved my life
In 1998, Mel Mann came to MD Anderson for his chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) treatment and started a phase one clinical trial for a drug known as ST1571, now called Gleevec. Nearly 20 years later, Mel is MD Anderson's longest living Gleevec patient.
What Is Life Worth Without The Trials and Tribulations? Murray's Story
"What is life worth without trials and tribulations which are the salt of life." M. Gandhi Tragedies happen every day. Certainly i...
How to Break the Injury Cycle: Lessons from Olympic Trials Qualifier Jeff Gaudette
Tweet How do I stop getting injured so frequently? Every runner will eventually ask themselves this question at some point during their training cycle. And with the annual injury rate around 75% according to some sources, it’s a very relevant question. Injuries are the bane of good training and prevent the consistency that’s needed for continued improvement. Recently I polled my readers and asked what topics you’d like me to cover. Here are a few: How do I prevent injuries?! What’s a good…
Lessons Learned from the Failure of Raptors’ Phase 2b NASH Trial
Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp.announced top-line results of its Phase 2b trial evaluating RP103 in children with confirmed NASH or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis