18,500 Risperdal lawsuits filed nationwide, says J&J's new annual report

Schmidt National Law Group now accepting cases

Schmidt National Law Group

Litigation surrounding the antipsychotic drug expected to continue to grow

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 1, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — 18,500. That’s how many Risperdal lawsuits are pending against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals nationwide, according to J&J’s latest annual report filed Monday.

The lawsuits stem from allegations the companies’ antipsychotic drug Risperdal can cause breast growth in young boys, a condition known as gynecomastia.

J&J says it continues to receive information about the anticipated number of Risperdal cases and expects more lawsuits to be filed in the future. In other words, the number 18,500 could become even bigger.

The majority of Risperdal lawsuits are filed in state courts in California, Pennsylvania, and Missouri, but more are filed in courts across the country.

The giant mass tort centralized in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas has already rendered multimillion-dollar verdicts against J&J and Janssen.

The largest Risperdal verdict out of Philadelphia – a massive $70 million judgment – was handed down in July 2016 in favor of a Tennessee boy who developed gynecomastia after taking Risperdal. The award was later increased to $76 million and is on appeal in Pennsylvania’s Superior Court.

Janssen has since settled several Risperdal cases in the days leading up to their scheduled jury trials.

In spite of these multimillion-dollar verdicts and undisclosed settlements, J&J says it doesn’t expect the litigation to have a huge impact on its bottom line.

In its annual report, J&J wrote:

“In the Company's opinion, based on its examination of these matters, its experience to date and discussions with counsel, the ultimate outcome of legal proceedings … is not expected to have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial position.”

But Risperdal lawsuits aren't the only litigation J&J and its various subsidiaries are currently fighting. The conglomerate faces thousands of lawsuits involving its DePuy and Pinnacle hip implants, baby powder product, blood thinning drug Xarelto, and over 54,000 pelvic mesh lawsuits.

Still, J&J believes “it has substantial defenses in these matters,” according to its annual report.

About Risperdal & Risperdal Lawsuits

Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia, symptoms related to bipolar disorder and autism, and other mental health disorders.

It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1993 for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. It would not be approved for treatment in children until 2006, despite being prescribed off-label to kids for a number of years.

In 2013, Janssen agreed to pay more than $1.39 billion as part of a settlement agreement resolving claims it illegally marketed Risperdal for use in children, among other allegations.

Risperdal patients who experienced side effects like gynecomastia may be able to file a Risperdal lawsuit of their own. Schmidt National Law Group is currently seeking claimants and is in the process of filing claims related to Risperdal and gynecomastia. Contact us today at 1-800-214-1010 or visit our website to learn more.

About Schmidt National Law Group

Schmidt National Law Group is a personal injury firm located in San Diego, Calif. Its team of experienced attorneys represents victims of all types of injuries, including those harmed by pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices.

Schmidt National Law Group’s team of attorneys, medical professionals, writers, and case managers fight every day for the rights of the injured. Martin Schmidt, a trial attorney with 30 years experience, has been recognized as a leading personal injury attorney and was chosen as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the American Association for Justice in 2015 and 2016.

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Melissa Beltz
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Planned Community's Green Open Space Under Seige Again


Reston’s comprehensive plan states this land is planned for private recreation use.

Reston National Golf Course Advertised to be Sold for Residential Development

We will mobilize our allies and supporters as necessary to oppose any attempt to amend the Comprehensive Plan that would threaten our open space.”

— Connie Hartke

RESTON, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — This morning Rescue Reston was alerted by a supporter that ARA Newmark, an investment advisory firm, has listed the Reston National Golf Course property as being for sale for development purposes. The marketing materials state that the property consists of “168 Acres of By-Right Residential Development.”

Screen shots from the ARA Newmark website may be viewed here: RescueReston.org/aranewmark_rngc_listing/

The statement that development of the land is “By-Right” is highly misleading. The Development Plans filed with Fairfax County for the Golf Course and the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan clearly designate the land as open space to be used as a golf course. Any residential development plan would require a review by County Planning Commission staff, a public hearing before the County Planning Commission, a public hearing before the County Board of Supervisors, and ultimately an amendment to the County Comprehensive Plan.

Rescue Reston’s Attorney Randy Greehan was informed by the County Zoning Administrator’s office earlier today that they are aware of no applications having been filed on the Golf Course property.

The owner of the Golf Course, RN Golf Management (which is owned by Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company), asserted five years ago that it had a right to develop the Golf Course for residential purposes but the County Zoning Administrator refuted that position in a letter to RN Golf’s attorney in June 2012. The Zoning Administrator’s position was overruled in part by the Board of Zoning Appeals, but the BZA’s decision was vacated by the Fairfax County Circuit Court, which held that the Zoning Administrator’s 2012 letter was in effect an advisory opinion and not appealable. The result of those legal proceedings is that RN Golf will be required to go through the formal processes before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors described above, and to obtain an amendment of the County Comprehensive Plan, before the Golf Course can be developed.

"After consulting with our attorney, we suspect this is the first round to determine what the market will bear. A call for bids, if you will," said Connie Hartke, president of Rescue Reston. "RN Golf let it be known in this letter of March 4, 2016 that they intend to pursue “available redevelopment options” to develop Reston’s permanent open space. This is why we have remained vigilant and are able to react so quickly to this news today."

“We will mobilize our allies and supporters as necessary to oppose any attempt to amend the Comprehensive Plan that would threaten our open space. We ask that supporters who wish to stay well informed subscribe to our newsletter or update your contact information at RescueReston.org/contact,” adds Hartke.

About Rescue Reston

Rescue Reston works to defend Reston’s recreational green space at Reston National Golf Course, a 166-acre Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program Golf Course on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Follow their effort in social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/rescuereston, Twitter: @RescueReston

Learn more at RescueReston.org.

About Reston

Reston was planned as one of the nation’s first “new towns” where people could live, work and play. It was imagined since its inception to be a community with concentrated areas for open space and recreation for all to enjoy. The Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan for Reston very clearly states that the land at Reston National Golf Course is planned for private recreation use, more specifically to remain as a golf course. This plus 5 lakes, 55 miles of trails and the Silver Line Metro, Reston is an attractive community for employers and residents.


Connie Hartke
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Renowned International Law Experts Recommend International Criminal Court (ICC), if Sri Lanka continues to Fail to Act

CHENNAI, INDIA, February 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

In a Press Conference held in Geneva within hours of Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Smaraweera’s address to the UN Human Rights Council, a group of well renowned international Law experts recommended Sri Lanka be referred International Criminal Court (ICC), ”if Sri Lanka continues in bad faith and/or fail to take significant steps towards implementing the word and spirit of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1, including establishing a hybrid war crimes court with the participation of international judges and prosecutors.”

The group Monitoring and Accountability Panel (MAP), was established to monitor Sri Lanka’s compliance to the UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1, which Sri Lanka itself co-sponsored.

Based on the documented events of the last twelve months, the MAP has come to the following conclusions:

1) The Government of Sri Lanka is not acting in good faith with respect to its commitments under the UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1;

2) Human Rights violations and abuses amounting to crimes under international law continue to be committed in Sri Lanka with impunity;

3) Key reforms to the country’s justice and security sectors have failed to materialize; and

4) The initial reaction of the Government of Sri Lanka to the Final Report of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation (CTF) appointed by the Sri Lankan Government itself amounts to a cynical and reckless repudiation of the stated aspirations of Sri Lanka’s citizens.

Link to the event (Video) : https://youtu.be/TFwZAcItEfE

Link to the report: https://fr.calameo.com/read/000341502d30606b6faa2

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Cantini Law Group Announces Fredericton Office Opening

Cantini Law Group is pleased to announce a new Law Office in Fredericton, New Brunswick

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA, February 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cantini Law Group – Announcing New Law Office In Fredericton, New Brunswick

Cantini Law is an established personal injury law firm with offices in Moncton, Halifax, Saint John, Charlottetown and now, Fredericton. We are focused on representing injured victims. By choice, we only represent those who have been seriously injured — we never represent insurance companies. We are committed to fighting for regular people who have had their lives turned upside down because of an accident. Insurance companies have professionals working on their team. Likewise, so should you.

At Cantini Law, we focus our entire practice on the areas of personal injury and long-term disability. You can see for yourself that we maintain a proven track record. Over the past 28 years, our clients have provided positive testimonials about how we have helped. We take much pride in our experience and the authority we have in the legal field. However, we are down-to-earth and always provide personalized legal services. You can expect to have an open, honest conversation with your lawyer about your situation.

Joe Cantini is the founder of Cantini Law Group and has practiced personal injury law since 1987. He has always supported and fought for the "little guy", the underdog, and injury law allows him to stand up for his clients against the insurance companies. Joe is an experienced trial lawyer and people have come to count on his reputation of being someone who will fight for their best interests. With thousands of clients over his years of practice, he has the know-how and expertise to secure the best compensation for the Cantini Law Group's clients.

Anyone who has been seriously injured needs to know their rights. Before making statements or talking to anyone, it is important that you have a lawyer representing your interests and giving you advice about your rights after an accident. You can turn to Atlantic Canada's injury lawyers.

We represent people on a contingency fee basis. This means legal fees are calculated as a percentage of any eventual settlement of your case. There are no upfront charges, and legal fees are not paid until we have received the settlement money from the insurance company. If there is no settlement, there is no fee. Additionally, we offer a free interview to review your case. You can sit with our team and discuss the elements of your situation openly. We are here to help you get answers to questions so you can make an informed decision. If you decide to retain our services, you can expect an update every 60 days about your case. We also provide hands-on advice on the claims process so you know what to expect as your claim progresses. Legal cases can range from personal injuries, to car accidents in Moncton to any type of serious injury.

There is no fee unless we are successful with your claim. Please contact us at Cantini Law by calling 800-606-2529 or visiting www.atlanticcanadainjurylawyers.com. We now have 5 offices in Atlantic Canada including Moncton, Halifax, Saint John, Charlottetown and Fredericton.

Eric Papillon
Cantini Law Group
1 800-606-2529
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Wade Harrison, Esq., North Carolina Attorney Talks About His Passion For Family Law In A New Article

Need A Top Family Lawyer In NC? Wade Harrison explains his passion and his love for the practice of family law in a recent article for HighNetWorthDivoces.com

My clients have interesting relationships, ambitions, talents and objectives. I have the opportunity to get to know them and try to understand who they really are and what they really want.”

— Wade Harrison, Attorney At Law

BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Going through a high net worth divorce or for that matter any divorce can be quite stressful.
Similarly, family conflicts regarding custody, visitation and alimony can also be very upsetting.
Finding and hiring the right lawyer can be very helpful.
When you need a skilled lawyer to help solve a family problem, represent you in a divorce or to protect your children, you want to hire an attorney who is experienced and passionate about the practice of family law.
In a recent article, Attorney Wade Harrison shared his philosophy and passion about helping families through challenging situations.
When asked what he loves about family law, Mr. Harrison responded in the following manner:
My clients.
It did not start that way. Since the eighth grade I have known I am supposed to be a lawyer. I imagined myself in trials impressing judges and juries like the men I got to watch in court after school. I still have this image. I get plenty of time to polish it. As exhilarating as they are however, trials are just the tip of the family law iceberg.
I get to know my clients in a way few others in their lives do. My clients are like me, imperfect, sometimes broken, always human, most of the time complicated and at some level uniquely real. Unlike me, each of my clients is coping with the grief for the loss of their marriage relationship. My client’s behavior may be viewed as symptomatic of the grief stages of denial, guilt, bargaining, anger and resignation or it just may be his or her way of coping. I get to help each of them get through the grief, resolve the legal, financial and interpersonal issues associated with their on with the dissolution of their marriages, and get on with their lives.
My clients have interesting relationships, ambitions, talents and objectives. I have the opportunity to get to know them and try to understand who they really are and what they really want. Though I am with each of them during a difficult and often critical part of their life, it is only a small part of their life. Hopefully there will be much more life after divorce. Understanding this helps shape our relationship from the way we frame issues to the way we define success in negotiation or litigation.
I love to win. It is a real rush when a judge or jury vindicates our position in litigation. The desire to win made me want to be a lawyer in the first place. It is choosing the right fights and winning them the right way that keeps me loving the practice of family law. Choosing the right fight requires that my client and I actually be a team. We have to talk to each other and listen to each other. We have to be able to take the risk of making each other mad. We have to be able to admit when we don’t know the answers and when just knowing the questions is enough. We have to develop a common vision of what we want the future to look like, a common understanding of the resources available and how to deploy them and a common assessment of the risks associated with available options. Most important we must agree that my client’s decision about a particular objective, strategy or tactic is consistent with both of our professional and personal ethics.
This approach to the practice of family law is not easy. It is not for every lawyer or every client. It cannot work if there is a lack of trust on either my part or my client’s part. A very wise attorney in my town once said, “It is not the cases you take that make you most successful, it is the ones you turn down.” In my thirties and forties I did not understand what he meant. I now understand that I cannot earn every client’s trust or meet every client’s expectations. There are times when for whatever reason I cannot communicate in a way that will engender that trust. There are times when we cannot agree on an objective, strategy or tactic and that leads to the erosion of trust. There are times when we have trust, agree on everything and do not reach our objectives. There are even times when if I am honest with myself, I just don’t like being on the same team with my client. If these things happen and cannot be repaired, as much as I hate losing a client it is better for both me and my client to go our separate ways.
Recently, I contacted former clients to ask them to complete a survey for a professional peer review. These people did not owe me anything. They would have had good reason to repress memories of their divorce lawyer along with the inherently unpleasant circumstances associated with the dissolution of their marriages. Almost to a person they reported that they were doing well and their children were doing well. Nobody turned me down. They were happy to praise my efforts and those of my partner and paralegals. The next time I am down because I lose a client or a trial, I will try to remember to re-read these e-mails and rediscover why I love the practice of family law.
Wade Harrison

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Personal Importation:Time for Congress, Administration to pass legislation on behalf of American patients

Letters to HHS Secretary seeking executive action on 2003 legislation have good intentions, but time for Congress to act to lower prescription prices

ST. LOUIS, MO, USA, February 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The publisher of RxforAmericanHealth and AmericanRxBillofRights says that while a recent letter from Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Charles Grassley (R-IA) and John McCain (R-AZ) to Health and Human Services(HHS) Secretary Tom Price asking him to utilize legislation crafted 14 years ago to exercise his authority to ‘enable’ personal importation of prescription medicines under provisions of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, is ‘admirable’, it reflects the fact of the failure of Congress to overcome the opposition of Pharma, which views personal importation as a threat to its ability to impose the highest prescription drug prices in the world upon American patients.

Daniel Hines noted that “The Senators are not alone in making such a request. A group of 33 Democrat members of the House of Representatives sent a similar appeal to President Obama, asking him to issue an executive order shortly before the end of his Presidency.”

“Also, throughout the last 14 years, advocates for personal importation, including me, have challenged previous HHS Secretaries to act on specific portions of the legislation,” Hines says.

“The significant portions are that Congress directed that: ’The Secretary, in consultation with appropriate government agencies, shall conduct a study on the importation of drugs into the United States pursuant to section 804 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (as added by section 1121 of this Act). Not later than 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees of the Congress a report providing the findings of such study’ and, ‘…In particular, the Secretary shall by regulation grant individuals a waiver to permit individuals to import into the United States a prescription drug that—(A) is imported from a licensed pharmacy for personal use by an individual, not for resale, in quantities that do not exceed a 90-day supply; (B) is accompanied by a copy of a valid prescription; C) is imported from Canada, from a seller registered with the Secretary; ‘(D) is a prescription drug approved by the Secretary under chapter V’ ”.

Hines says these provisions are an early indication of the fact that there was—and remains today—a realization by Congress that even in 2003, relief was needed for the millions of Americans who were then—and today—denied access to safe, affordable brand-name prescription medicines from licensed, registered pharmacies in Tier One Countries whose standards of safety and efficacy meet or exceed those of the U.S.

“Significantly, although the HHS Secretaries over the years chose not to act on the legislation, American patients acted on their own initiative, and by so doing have provided a de facto validation of the authenticity, efficacy, and validity of personal importation of brand-name medicines from Tier One Countries of which Canada is one” Hines continues.

But, he says that it is now time for Congress to enact legislation that meets the current needs of American patients.
“New legislation is needed because there exists the potential that one provision of the 2003 Act—a role for wholesalers and pharmacies– that is not only unnecessary but could be actually harmful to the health and well-being of American patients, increase prices and establish a framework to give price control to a new entity of wholesalers and pharmacies.

“A provision in the 2003 act would empower the HHS Secretary to establish wholesale operations within the U.S., solely for the importation of medicines from Canada to be resold in the U.S., as well as allowing specific pharmacies to engage in personal importation,” he explains.

“This was opposed by many proponents of personal importation when it was first presented in the 2003 legislation.”
He cites several reasons for concern about this segment of the 14-year-old bill:
· One of the debates that arose about personal importation from Canada in 2003, was a reaction from some Canadian officials being fearful that Canada would become ‘America’s drugstore’ a concern that can be directly linked to the wholesaling provision;
· Equally pertinent, many American advocates of personal importation believed then, and continue to do so today, that to grant such blanket authority to wholesalers and pharmacies would defeat the very purpose of personal importation, i.e., individual American patients’ access to safe, affordable brand-name medicines;
· And, he says we must be concerned about U.S. wholesalers gaining control over large supplies or sources of lower-cost medicines, giving them a capability to control prices in a manner similar to the abusive practices of Pharma, thereby crippling the ability of Americans to make purchases of their ‘imported’ meds from any source other than wholesalers and pharmacists.

“That’s why it is time for Congress, especially those erstwhile supporters of personal importation to come together to form a consensus on comprehensive legislation for personal importation of prescription medicines as the only readily available avenue with which to ensure that no American is denied their access to vital lifeline medicines because they are unaffordable” Hines contends.

“This calls for consensus building in which Representatives and Senators of both parties who support personal importation who should instruct their staffs to come together to identify what opportunities—and obstacles—face enactment of new, current legislation to lower prescription drug prices via personal importation; address such problems such as one in 10 Americans not being able to afford their medicines; and, to restrain the Food and Drug Administration from the seizure and destruction of medicines which can easily be identified as authentic, safe medicines.

“By acting in such a manner to meet their obligations to the American public, Congress can develop legislation in which personal importation will have a major role and will reflect the realities of the needs of Americans patients today, rather than simply appealing for the HHS Secretary to carry the water on this issue,” Hines concludes.

Daniel Hines
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California Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges a Nursing Home Employee in California To Call Them About Possible Rewards If Their Employer Is Involved in Big Time Medicare Overbilling

We are all helping California healthcare whistleblowers getting rewarded for their information about wrongdoing as we would like to explain anytime at 866-714-6466”

— California Corporate Whistleblower Center

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, February 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The California Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging an employee of a nursing home, a skilled nursing facility, a rehab center, a hospice provider or a dialysis center anywhere in California to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 if their employer is engaged in significant overbilling of Medicare. They are specifically focused on a healthcare provider billing Medicare for services never rendered, for up-coding Medicare bills for higher payments, or for performing unnecessary medical procedures. http://California.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Examples of the type of potential healthcare whistleblower the California Corporate Whistleblower Center would like to hear from:
* A California based nursing home is constantly understaffed but the owners bill Medicare as if the facility is fully staffed.
* A rehab center in California forces their physical therapy employees to provide medically unnecessary medical treatments to their patients in order to bill Medicare.
* A California based hospice provider has Medicare patients that do not qualify for Medicare because their patients are not dying.
* A community hospital in California forces their ER doctors to admit Medicare patients to a hospital for medically unnecessary treatments.

The California Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We want a potential healthcare whistleblower in California to call us anytime to discover what their well-documented proof of Medicare overbilling or fraud could be worth. We are not just talking about major metro area healthcare workers in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, Palm Springs or Sacramento. We are also encouraging healthcare workers in Fresno, Modesto, Riverside, Redding, Chico or any other community in California to call us anytime.

"Why sit on a winning lotto ticket without ever discovering what it could be worth? We are all helping California healthcare whistleblowers getting rewarded for their information about wrongdoing as we would like to explain anytime at 866-714-6466." http://California.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Simple rules for a whistleblower from the California Corporate Whistleblower Center: Do not go to the government first if you are a potential whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing. The California Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake. Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward. Do not try to force a company/employer or individual to come clean about significant Medicare fraud, overbilling the federal government for services never rendered, multi-million-dollar state or federal tax evasion, or a California based company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business to get preferential treatment on federal or state projects. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help you with a focus on you getting rewarded.” http://California.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Unlike any group in the US the Corporate Whistleblower Center can assist a potential whistleblower with packaging or building out their information to potentially increase the reward potential. They will also provide the whistleblower with access to some of the most skilled whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information a possible whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing in California can contact the Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their website at http://California.CorporateWhistleBlower.Com.

Thomas Martin
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Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Diagnosed Energy Worker or a Veteran in Utah to Make Compensation a Priority and To Call Them About Specific Lawyers for Better Results

Our invitation is also extended to the family members of the diagnosed person in Utah in the event their loved one is to sick to call us in their behalf”

— Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, February 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging an energy worker, a public utility worker or a US Navy Veteran in Utah who has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 so we can talk about how vital it is to have the nation's top lawyers working on their financial compensation claim. As a rule-you only get the best possible mesothelioma compensation results if you have the most experienced and skilled mesothelioma attorneys working in your behalf.

"Our invitation is also extended to the family members of the diagnosed person in Utah in the event their loved one is to sick to call us in their behalf. We are literally available to a diagnosed person in Utah or the family members 24/7 at 800-714-0303 and our free services are 100% focused on making certain a person like this receives the very best possible financial compensation." http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

If the Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center had one incredibly vital tip for an energy/public utility worker or Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Utah it would be make a list of all-of the places or times in your life where they could have been exposed to asbestos, and call them at 800-714-0303 about specific lawyers who will get typically get the top compensation. "When it comes to mesothelioma compensation please don't shortchange yourself because your hired a lawyer/law firm that lacked experience." http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

While a diagnosed person with mesothelioma in Utah should seek out the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys for the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Utah the Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City for treatment. http://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/

High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Utah include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. In most instances a diagnosed person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.”http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to emphasize theirs is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Utah including communities such as Salt Lake City, Provo, West Jordan, Sandy Hills, Ogden, Saint George.

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However-mesothelioma does happen in Utah.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html

Michael Thomas
Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center
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IT Governance has trained over 500 delegates on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

IT Governance, the global cybersecurity experts.

ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, February 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — IT Governance, the leading provider of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training courses and consultancy, has trained over 500 delegates on the GDPR through its Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses.

Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “Since May last year, when the GDPR was entered into force, our Foundation and Practitioner GDPR training courses have helped over 500 professionals get a comprehensive understanding of the Regulation and gain the practical skills to achieve compliance with the GDPR.

“The GDPR requirements mean there is considerable work to be done assessing risks and implementing new controls before it is enforced. Organisations should take action now to prepare for this and to conduct data flow audits, produce policies and procedures, appoint a data protection officer and meet the Regulation’s other requirements,” said Alan Calder.

The Certified EU GDPR Foundation training course is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the Regulation. The GDPR Practitioner training course covers the Regulation in greater depth, including implementation requirements, the necessary policies and procedures, and effective data security management, and is a vital qualification for the role of DPO. 

Delegates wishing to attend both courses can benefit from a 15% discount by booking a place on the Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation and Practitioner Combination Course.

IT Governance supports professional development. Once the course is completed, delegates take the EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation (EU GDPR F) and Practitioner (EU GDPR P) examinations, which are 60 and 90-minute multiple-choice exams.

The ISO 17024-accredited certification proves that the delegate has achieved an in-depth understanding of the EU GDPR and its compliance requirements. IT Governance is an approved provider of IBITGQ courses and exams are accredited by gasq, an ISO/IEC 17024 certification body.

To book your place or find out more information about IT Governance’s Certified EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses, please visit the website, email servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk or call +44 (0)845 070 1750.

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Mihaela Jucan
IT Governance Ltd
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Naomi Vary Joins Sedgwick LLP as Partner

Prominent International Attorney Further Expands Insurance Division

LONDON, UK, February 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sedgwick LLP is pleased to announce that Naomi Vary has joined the firm as a partner in its London office. Vary is a leading lawyer in the field of political risk insurance and reinsurance, trade credit insurance, political violence and stand-alone terrorism insurance. During her 20-year career, Vary has counseled insurers and reinsurers throughout the world representing them on policies relating to an array of industries, from agricultural business in Latin America to international mining enterprises. Her extensive experience includes a wide range of matters, including policy disputes, wordings and recovery actions following claims, with an emphasis on insurance issues related to trade and investment.

“Few English lawyers can match Naomi’s depth of experience in international insurance matters,” said Edward Smerdon, managing partner of Sedgwick’s London office. “Insurers have turned to her to handle their most complex legal issues and claims. Her industry leadership and experience bring tremendous value to our firm and clients. In particular, she will be enhancing Sedgwick’s leading crisis management insurance offering across its U.S. and London offices, which already includes product recall, cyber and political violence insurance.”

The success Vary has achieved on behalf of her clients ranges from advising London market insurers on political risk claims after the collapse of the Enron group of companies to advising American insurers on claims arising out of the provision of credit policies to various institutions in Turkey. In her practice, she also manages claims involving most major classes of loss, including contingency and bloodstock. Vary earned her B.A. in Natural Sciences and her Law Part IB Tripos at Downing College at Cambridge University. She went on to complete the legal practice course in Guildford.

Before joining Sedgwick, Vary was a legal director at Clyde & Co LLP.

About Sedgwick LLP
Sedgwick LLP provides trial, appellate, litigation management, counseling, risk management and transactional legal services to the world’s leading companies. With offices in Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Orange County (Calif.), San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and an affiliated office in Bermuda, Sedgwick’s collective experience spans the globe and virtually every industry. For more information about Sedgwick, its lawyers and the services it provides, visit www.sedgwicklaw.com.

Caran Smith
Sedgwick LLP
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