Virginia Tagged Articles

Judge denies Ethicon’s request for new transvaginal mesh trial

Posted: July 18, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has been denied a new trial that would have struck an $11.1 million verdict in the first bellwether trial over allegedly defective transvaginal mesh.

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.

Moving services company settles whistleblower allegations with U.S.

Posted: July 14, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A Virginia-based moving management company has agreed to pay the U.S. government nearly $510,000 to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that it overbilled the government for moving services it provided to federal employees being relocated.

GM’s plan for ignition switch victim compensation fund flawed; Beasley Allen lawyers weigh in

Posted: June 30, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors (GM) announced on Monday details of its victims’ compensation fund for those harmed by the automaker’s ignition switch defect. The fund, which will be managed by former BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg, will offer at least

GSK pays $22 million to settle fraudulent marketing claims in West Virginia

Posted: June 17, 2014 Consumer Fraud

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has agreed to pay $22 million to settle claims that the pharmaceutical company used illegal tactics to peddle its diabetes drugs. The settlement is one of the largest in West Virginia history, said Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

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

Fresenius faces another GranuFlo wrongful death lawsuit

Posted: June 7, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care claiming a dialysis concentrate manufactured by the company caused his wife’s death. Fresenius is the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services. There are more than 1,800 Fresenius

Duke Energy agrees to coal ash spill cleanup plan with federal officials

Posted: May 23, 2014 Environmental

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday that it and Duke Energy of North Carolina agreed on a plan to clean up the energy company’s massive coal ash spill that flooded the Dan River with about 40,000 tons of toxic

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

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against dialysis provider Fresenius Medical Care

Posted: May 16, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Immediately after Beverly Stockton received hemodialysis treatment at Fresenius Medical Care in Charleston, W.Va., she suffered cardiac arrest and died. Her husband James Stockton is suing Fresenius, the largest provider of dialysis products and services, for her wrongful death.