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Two Women File Suit Against Textured Breast Implant Manufacturer, Allergan

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Aug 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Less than a month after textured breast implant manufacturer, Allergan, announced its voluntary recall two women have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company The two women who have filed the lawsuit allege that Allegeran was aware of the increased risk to BIA-ALCL and dismissed and downplayed the potential risks. Like many others, these two women have spent large sums of money unbeknownst to them the product could increase their risk of developing cancer. The class action seeks to cover to costs associated with explanting the recalled product and replacing them with a safe option.  No one should have to deal with the anxiety and stress of living with a recalled product inside their bodies.

3M Earplug Litigation Update

Posted by LeeAnna S. Sullivan | May 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently, there has been significant progress made in the 3M Defective Earplug litigation. On April 3rd, 2019 the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, or JPML, decided to consolidate all of the pending cases into what is known as a multi-district litigation (MDL). The purpose of an MDL is...

Surgical Centers Fail to Report Fatal Errors

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Healthcare is one of the most controversial and complicated issues in America, as the costs continue to reach monumental heights. In response to these mounting expenses, many freestanding ambulatory and surgery centers are an inexpensive and timely alternative for patients who are having routine ...

FDA Warning of Link Between Textured Breast Implants and Rare Form of Cancer

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Mar 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Update: On July 24, 2019, the FDA has formally recalled textured implants manufactured by Allergan...Breast augmentation came in at the top for most preformed cosmetic procedures in 2017, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery. This was a 40% increase from 2000. With breast augmentation on the rise, last month, the FDA warned of reports linking cancer to textured breast implants. I...

New York on the Verge of Passing Child Victims Act

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Jan 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

New York State is close to passing state legislation that will extend the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse victims. The bill is called the Child Victims Act, and if it passes, it will increase the civil statute of limitations for child sex abuse to age 55. This will allow the victim ...

Distracted Driving – A Nationwide Epidemic

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Jan 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Distracted driving has been the leading cause of fatal motor vehicle crashes for six consecutive years. Distracted driving is a choice with potentially fatal consequences. It only takes three seconds of averted attention to cause an accident. With the average number of miles individuals drive per...

The Future of Talcum Powder Litigation

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Dec 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Super. Ct of Cal. S.F. Cty., has left the future of talcum powder litigation uncertain. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Super. Ct of Cal. S.F. Cty., (“BMS Decision”) was a consolidated action filed by approximately 60 plaintiffs, th...


Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Oct 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the past two months, there have been three significant developments in the talc powder litigation pending in state and federal court. First, on September 2, 2016, a New Jersey judge dismissed 200 cases pending against Johnson & Johnson in state court. The judge found that the plaintiff's exper...


Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Jun 03, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the graduation party season approaching, parents intending to host a party for their high school senior should be mindful that under New York law, they can be held responsible if they furnish alcohol or are aware of or give permission for underage people to drink at their party. Under New Yo...

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