Tennessee Tagged Articles

Lawsuits against Bayer alleging neurological side effects from Mirena IUD will not be centralized

Posted: August 15, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Nine lawsuits against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals alleging the company’s Mirena IUD caused neurological conditions will not be consolidated into a multidistrict litigation because there are just too few to justify the motion. Plaintiffs had asked that the lawsuits be centralized

Top U.S. hospital system will pay $98 million to resolve whistleblowers’ fraud allegations

Posted: August 6, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A Tennessee-based hospital system has agreed to pay the U.S. more than $98 million to resolve lawsuits filed by several whistleblowers who alleged the company cheated Medicare, Medicaid, and other taxpayer-funded health care programs through fraudulent billing practices.

TVA to pay $27.8 million to settle property damage claims from coal ash spill

Posted: August 5, 2014 Environmental

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from more than 800 property owners who suffered damages from a massive 2008 coal ash spill from a fossil fuel containment pond. The spill dumped more

Documents show GM “opts not to respond” in history of past death inquiries involving faulty ignition switches

Posted: July 17, 2014 Personal Injury

Crash after crash, federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) were confused about what was happening to victims who appeared to have just suddenly lost control of their General Motors (GM) vehicle and crashed with failed airbags.

Recall: Flowers Foods bread contains undeclared milk

Posted: July 2, 2014 Recalls

Flowers Foods has just announced a recall of all brands of Bar-B-Q bread for containing undeclared milk. Dairy allergies are very common throughout the country. People who eat this bread unaware of its true contents can put their life at

GSK to pay $105 million to settle claims it unlawfully promoted drugs

Posted: June 8, 2014 Consumer Fraud

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has reached a $105 million agreement with 44 states and the District of Columbia to settle lawsuits alleging the drug company marketed some of its drugs for unapproved uses. The settlement also requires GSK to pay a hefty

Man alleges faulty guardrail amputated his legs in crash

Posted: May 21, 2014 Personal Injury

A North Carolina man has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Trinity Industries Inc. and Trinity Highway Products LLC after a guardrail manufactured by the companies cut through the floorboard of his Isuzu SUV during a January collision and severed

Personal injury lawsuits piling up against makers of blood thinner Plavix

Posted: February 17, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Personal and financial injury lawsuits involving the blood thinner Plavix are piling up in New Jersey against the drug’s makers, with 73 currently in the multidistrict litigation with at least another 14 being considered for transfer. The lawsuits allege the

Tennessee clinics settle whistleblower’s allegations of fraud for $1.85 million

Posted: January 31, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Two Tennessee orthopedic clinics will pay a combined $1.85 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the clinics engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare by buying potentially unsafe injections of knee pain medication from foreign sources at deeply discounted

Whistleblowers share $1.5 million for exposing illegal kickback scheme at Abbott Laboratories

Posted: January 21, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Two former Abbott Laboratories employees who sued the pharmaceutical giant under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act will share more than $1 million from funds recovered in a December settlement agreement.