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Catena v. Raytheon — N.J. Appellate Division Holds that Limitations Period Does not run in Fraud Cases Until Evidence of Scienter 

In Catena v. Raytheon, No. A-4636-13T4, 2016 N.J. Super. LEXIS 112 (App. Div. Aug. 18, 2016), the Appellate Division, in a published opinion, recently addressed how New Jersey’s “discovery rule” applies to claims of common law fraud and under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA), N.J.S.A. 56:8-1, et seq. There, plaintiff Richard Catena filed suit against defendants David Anderson[...]

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Patients Emotionally Misled by Cancer Center Ads

The fact that cancer centers are for-profit businesses, ones that get rich by preying on the sickest patients in our communities, is disturbing. And to add to that dismay, a recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals that cancer centers not only spend millions of dollars on advertising, but that advertising for cancer centers[...]

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NEW JERSEY ASBESTOS LITIGATION CONFERENCE

NJICLE CLE Event Notice: NEW JERSEY ASBESTOS LITIGATION CONFERENCE Friday, September 23 Earn Up to 7.1 credits, including 1.2 in Ethics! New Jersey Law Center - Central 9:00AM - 4:00PM For more information, or to register now, click here or call NJICLE at (732) 214-8500. Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Product Liability and Mass Tort Section Co-Moderator/Program Coordinator: Christopher M.[...]

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Number of Children Covered by CHIP Falls in Pennsylvania

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, otherwise known as CHIP, are two of the most essential providers of healthcare for children whose parents otherwise would not be able to afford it. Despite their essential nature, however, the number of children who are covered under the programs is on the decline in Pennsylvania – for unknown reasons – while growth[...]

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Atrial Fibrillation More Deadly for Black People

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, that is associated with myriad cardiovascular problems. While atrial fibrillation – often shortened to just A-fib – is dangerous for people of all races and ages, a new study concludes that due to lack of quality health care the problem may be most dangerous, and most deadly, for[...]

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Whole Foods Plant Under Scrutiny for Poor Practices

Whole Foods has long been known as a health foods advocate, which is part of the reason why the results of one of its Boston plant’s inspection are so shocking. According to an article in The New York Times, the results of the plant’s inspection inspired the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to send a letter to the company, with[...]

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Talcum Powder

Johnson & Johnson (“J & J”) Baby Powder or Shower-To-Shower products have been a staple in many households for as long as most of us can remember. The baby powder was used on infants and was also marketed to adults who often found it helped them feel fresh and clean. The public became accustomed to this type of product, without[...]

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IVC Filter

Inferior Vena Cava (“IVC”) Filters are small devices that are inserted in the body to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs in what is called a pulmonary embolism.    These metal devices can be either permanent and temporary or “retrievable”.  The Retrievable type of IVC Filter are removed, optimally, within the first two months after placement as the risk[...]

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Want to Prevent Nursing Home Abuse? Investigate Before You Move It!

Nursing home abuse and elder abuse are underreported epidemics in America. Statistics maintained by the National Council on Aging show that about one in ten older Americans are the victims of abuse, but only about one in fourteen cases of abuse are reported to authorities. Residents of nursing homes are at an increased risk of suffering physical, emotional, and/or sexual[...]

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LSAT Scholarship Winner 2016

Congratulations to Jarret Fisher for being the first recipient of our annual LSAT Scholarship! Jarret Fisher grew up in Chicago, Illinois in a single-parent household. At the age of twelve, she moved by herself to the John Newcombe Tennis Academy in New Braunfels, Texas. She spent six years there, and graduated from New Braunfels High School in 2012. She then[...]

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The Dangers Associated with Hospital Discharges

If asked when the most dangerous time for patients is, one might answer that it is on the operating table, when being admitted into the ER, when undergoing anesthesia, or even when delivering a baby. But statistics show that one of the most dangerous times for patients is the time that might seem the safest: when the patient is discharged[...]

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Taking Action to Protect Yourself from the ‘Silent Killer’

Often called the ‘silent killer,’ hypertension – or high blood pressure – is a condition that is rarely accompanied by symptoms. However, while you may not be able to identify high blood pressure with the naked eye, the condition is extremely serious, and is linked to a number of long-term and serious health problems. What Is High Blood Pressure? Blood[...]

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Study Finds FDA Needs To Do More to Protect Women

According to Philly.com, a new study conducted by Northwestern University found that over the past fifteen years the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved medical devices for use by women that posed serious and significant risks to women’s health but that were supported by weak clinical studies. More specifically, the study focused on eighteen medical devices approved for use[...]

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Asbestos Cases Won Against GM&O and Illinois Central Railroad

Early this week major verdicts were passed down against GM&O and the Illinois Central Railroad regarding two separate asbestos trials. The first verdict was returned in favor of Jim Smith, an asbestos patient that is in the end stage. Mr. Smith and his wife were awarded upwards of $1,371,184. The second verdict passed down was in favor of John Nafziger, who had contracted lung cancer[...]

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