Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and the D.C. Screening of “MisLead”
F. Fitzpatrick

Paint on the outside and inside of homes, a student’s brass trumpet mouthpiece, vending machine trinkets, an old children’s book and lipstick. Apart from being ordinary objects found in just about any family home, these items have also been found … Continue reading

Discussing the latest in asbestos lung cancer litigation
Brian Bevon

As many Americans are all too aware, lung cancer continues to be the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. It is mainly seen as a disease of the elderly, with more than 82 percent … Continue reading

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2014: Recent headlines highlight that asbestos is still a relevant issue
John Herrick

A couple of recent articles about renovation workers encountering asbestos while working on building modifications have recently caught my attention. And, with Mesothelioma Awareness Day coming up this Friday, September 26, 2014, I wanted to share some thoughts on asbestos, … Continue reading

Taking a cue from the SEC: Wall Street whistleblowers need anonymity in addition to awards
Rebecca Katz

In a recent speech given at the New York University School of Law, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stated that the funds awarded to Wall Street whistleblowers under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) should be raised … Continue reading

Generic Drug Labeling: Brand-name drug manufacturers can be held liable for warnings on generic versions
Fred Thompson

The controversial Wyeth v. Weeks decision, which was confirmed by the Alabama Supreme Court this past August 15, 2014, provided a welcome ray of hope in a preemption landscape made desolate by the Mensing decision of 2011. In a salient … Continue reading

Morcellator warning only the latest reason FDA should consider revising the 510(k) process
Carmen Scott

When the FDA released a safety communication earlier this year about the laparoscopic power morcellation (LPM) procedure, many women may have been shocked to learn that this fairly common procedure for removing supposedly benign uterine fibroids could result in the … Continue reading