Old Slings New Injuries/New Slings New Injuries

Dr. Greg Vigna

Despite being banned in several countries, the TVM devices used for SUI continue to be implanted in the USA and are known to cause catastrophic pain syndromes.

The second round of litigation has begun now that the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is closed to ‘new cases’ caused by old and newly implanted devices.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Plastic polypropylene transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices used for the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women are of two different designs – the transobturator sling (TOT or TVT-O) and the retropubic sling (TVT). The transobturator sling passes through the obturator space into the thigh, while the retropubic sling hammocks the urethra and exits up and out behind the pubic bone.

Despite being banned in several countries, the TVM devices used for SUI continue to be implanted in the United States. These devices are known to cause disability, sexual dysfunction, and catastrophic pain syndromes. Not only do these devices provided no added increased efficacy compared to non-mesh surgical procedures for SUI, there is little research evidence to support that these devices are safe long-term as they degrade and shrink up to 30% of original size after implantation.

Transobturator slings cause pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 2. Retropubic slings cause injury to the pudendal nerve branch to the clitoris and cause Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1. These diagnoses are known for their disabling vaginal pain what makes sexual intercourse impossible, pelvic pain that reduces mobility to a sedentary level, and bowel and bladder dysfunction that may include an inability to evacuate the bowels and bladder associated with severe anorectal pain.

New injuries are being diagnosed every day caused from newly implanted slings and new injuries are being caused by devices implanted over a decade ago as they shrink and degrade resulting in traction on muscles and nerves. Other injuries include pelvic pain, groin pain, painful bladder filling, vulvar allodynia making it impossible to wear tight pants, and erosions.

Dr. Greg Vigna, practicing physician, damages expert, and national pharmaceutical injury attorney states, “The second round of litigation has begun now that the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is closed to ‘new cases’ caused by old and newly implanted devices." These ‘new cases’ are being filed in state courts by attorneys he works with across the country and there will be no mass settlements at the expense of the most injured. Dr. Vigna adds, “These cases will be going on for the next twenty years, well after TVM slings are removed from the market.”

Dr. Vigna, with his coalition of leading pharmaceutical injury attorneys, represents women with neurological complications caused by TVM devices used for pelvic organ prolapse and SUI that are in the Wave proceedings in the MDL against Boston Scientific Corporation and Ethicon, Inc. and newly filed cases in State Courts.

For more information, visit https://tvm.lifecare123.com/ and for video resources visit https://tvm.lifecare123.com/page/videos.html. To leann more about the pain related to Pudenal Neuralgia, visit https://pudendalportal.lifecare123.com/.

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Leaders of Muslim countries urged to denounce persecution of women's rights defenders

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Arabic letter urging country leaders stand against persecution of women’s rights dfenders

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Leading Muslim women's rights activists raise serious concerns about the crackdown on women’s rights defenders, including repression, imprisonment and torture.

We urge you, as leaders of Muslim countries, to stand in unity against the persecution of women who raise their voices for equality.”

— Letter to leaders

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Motivated by grave concerns over the continuing crackdown on women’s rights activists in some countries, 118 leading women’s rights activists, scholars and organizations working in Muslim contexts have come together to co-sign a letter that was sent on Wednesday to 45 leaders of Muslim-majority countries, calling on them to raise their voices in support of equality for women, to condemn the torture of women human rights defenders, and to request the immediate and unconditional release of those detained in Saudi Arabia and Iran.

The letter is being spearheaded by international women’s rights organizations Musawah and Equality Now.

Of particular alarm is the imprisonment in Saudi Arabia of numerous women’s rights activists, who have been accused by the Saudi government of "coordinated activities to undermine the security, stability and natural unity of the kingdom." Sources from the Saudi royal court in Riyadh say the women could face up to 20 years in prison or even be sentenced to death.

Eleven detained women, including leading women's rights activists Loujain al-Hathloul, Aziza al-Yousef, Eman al-Nafjan and Hatoon Al-Fassi, appeared at a criminal court on Wednesday in Riyadh.

Western diplomats and journalists were denied entry to the hearing, but according to media reports, sources close to the case say the defendants informed the three-judge panel about mistreatment by authorities they had experienced since they were arrested in May 2018.

Serious allegations include prolonged solitary confinement, electric shocks, flogging, and sexual assault.

The day after the hearing, Saudi authorities temporarily released Aziza al-Yousef, Eman al-Nafjan and Ruqayyaa al-Mhareb. Whilst this is a welcome step, it is important to highlight that defending women’s rights is not a crime and these women should never have been imprisoned in the first place.

In addition to Loujain al-Hathloul, who is yet to be released, other prominent women’s rights activists who remain in prison in Saudi Arabia awaiting trial are Nouf Abdelaziz, Samar Badawi, Nassima Al-Sadah, Amal Al-Harbi, and Shadan Al-Anezi.

Calls continue for the immediate, unconditional release of the remaining arrested activists, with all charges against them dropped, and for Saudi authorities to ensure an impartial and independent investigation into allegations of torture.

The signatories are also extremely troubled by the egregious treatment of women’s rights activists in Iran, such as internationally renowned lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has reportedly been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes, and Narges Mohammadi, sentenced in 2016 to 16 years in prison.

"We urge you, as leaders of Muslim countries, to recognize the message of equality that is inherent in Islam and that is guaranteed in many of our constitutions, and acknowledge the role of gender equality in bringing about peace and security. We need your political will and leadership to make equality a reality for Muslim women and all women who live in Muslim contexts so that they can contribute fully and freely to the development of their societies."
– Letter from 118 Muslim women activists, scholars, and advocates for justice

"It is high time Muslim leaders speak out about equality and justice being Islamic values, support women’s rights groups in their countries, and take action to end laws, policies, and practices made in the name of Islam that continue to discriminate against women until today. If Muslim countries had been true to the teachings of Islam that granted women rights considered revolutionary 1,400 years ago, the Muslim world today would be at the forefront of the women’s movement, instead of at the bottom of all gender equality surveys."
– Zainah Anwar, Executive Director, Musawah

“It is disheartening to see how low down the rank Muslim countries come in the UN's global Gender Inequality Index. The arrests, imprisonment and alleged torture of women’s rights activists in Iran and Saudi Arabia should be condemned by all Muslim States. We cannot achieve peace, prosperity, and progress without committing to equality for women and girls, and taking active steps to make this a reality.”
– Yasmeen Hassan, Global Director, Equality Now

Read the full letter with signatures, in English or Arabic, and sign to send letters to leaders in your own names.

Musawah (‘equality’ in Arabic) is a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family. We are comprised of NGOs, activists, scholars, legal practitioners, policy makers, and grassroots women and men from around the world. Musawah believes equality and justice in the Muslim family are necessary and possible. We work for the advancement of human rights for women in Muslim contexts, in both their public and private lives. For more information, go to www.musawah.org.

Equality Now is an international human rights organization that works to protect and promote the rights of women and girls around the world by combining grassroots activism with international, regional and national legal advocacy. Our international network of lawyers, activists, and supporters achieve legal and systemic change by holding governments responsible for enacting and enforcing laws and policies that end legal inequality, sex trafficking, sexual violence, and harmful practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation. For more information, go to www.equalitynow.org.

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Things to Consider When Getting a Divorce – advice from family law attorney Janet Reed

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Janet P Reed, Attorney in North Carolina

Janet Reed Attorney in North Carolina

Janet Reed Attorney in North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed, family lawyer in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed, family lawyer in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed, family lawyer in North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed, family lawyer in North Carolina

The new article by family lawyer Janet Reed highlights the most important things to consider before divorce to avoid any issues during the divorce process.

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The process of divorce will become a lot smoother, if you and your partner can reach a divorce property settlement on your own.”

— Janet Pittman Reed, lawyer in North Carolina

JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Divorce is painful; there are no two views about it. But, how smooth or difficult the divorce process can be depends on a variety of factors. Even if a couple has mutually decided to end their relationship, there are many things that can create (or avoid) problems. That is why it is extremely important to discuss these matters with your partner and your lawyer before filing for a divorce.

Attorney Janet Reed, based in North Carolina, has published an advice article on considerations in a divorce case. The complete article will be published on her Blog at https://janetreedesq.blogspot.com/ Here are some of the things to consider before divorce to avoid any issues later on:

* How It Will Affect Your Children?

The biggest concern for parents who have decided to part ways is how their children will take it. One of the common reasons why many people choose to stay in unhappy relationships rather than separating or getting a divorce is because they are concerned about their children.

How unhappy relationships affect children is another debate, which is beyond the scope of this article. But, if you have decided to end your marriage, there are many things that you should consider about your children, like their emotional well-being, how close they are to each parent, and if they are capable of coping with transitions or dealing with losses.

Expecting your children to not get affected by your divorce is unrealistic, but you can definitely make the divorce process and transition easier for them. These factors will help you determine what you need to do.

You may need to deal with every child differently because every child deals with and responds to such situations in a different manner. You may consider scheduling a few sessions with a family therapist for advice or even take your children there.

However you choose to deal with your children, here are a few things that you should not do:

* Never fight with your partner in front of the children.
* Never act meanly or spitefully with your partner in front of the children.
* Never talk to them about each other.
* Try your best to settle the matter of children custody out of court. Custody cases often cause emotional disturbances and can affect children’s mental health. Lastly, you should clearly talk about child maintenance with your partner to make sure your children’s financial future is secure.
* How Will the Assets Be Divided? A divorce is not just about signing a paper and living in separate houses. It is a long and often complicated process that requires considering a lot of factors; division of assets is one of the most common reasons for disputes in divorce cases.

Some of the assets that are most commonly contested in cases of divorce are: house, cars, retirement benefits and other securities, savings, and valuable items, like jewels and antiques, and anything else that was bought with joint finances. It may come as a surprise to some people, but issues also arise over the division of household items.

When it comes to the division of assets in divorce, one of the most common misconceptions is that the items that are individually owned by one partner will remain in their custody and not need to be divided. According to divorce laws, house, vehicles, and retirement benefits are some of the items that are considered joint or marital property even if they are registered in the name of one partner.

The process of divorce will become a lot smoother, if you and your partner can reach a divorce property settlement on your own. If you are having difficulty in reaching a mutually acceptable agreement, then you can consult state laws. While there are specific laws on division of assets in case of a divorce, they vary across states, so make sure to consult a divorce attorney to know about state laws.

Build a Support Network

While it is important to settle all the things that can create any issue in the divorce process before filing the case, do not ignore your emotional well-being in the process. Divorce has been considered as one of the most stressful experiences of life. To prevent it from taking a toll on your mental and emotional health, make sure to surround yourself with positive and supportive people.

Building a support network is as important as it to hire a divorce lawyer and reach the best possible divorce settlement agreement.

About Janet Pittman Reed

Janet P. Reed is an attorney in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and handles Family Law cases such as Divorce & Separation, Personal Injury, Traffic, Criminal Law, Driver’s License Restoration Services, and Civil Litigation cases.

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Jeffrey Cogan ESQ guilty of malicious prosecution/abuse of process. Arizona jury awards Arnaldo Trabucco,MD $8 million.

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Guilty of malicious prosecution and abuse of process

Jeffrey Cogan ESQ found guilty of malicious prosecution/abuse of process. Mojave County, Arizona jury awards Arnaldo Trabucco,MD largest award in AZ history.

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other. They are worse than ever when, at the termination of their punishment, they return to society.”

— Napoleon Bonaparte

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Los Angeles, USA, A Superior Court jury in Kingman, AZ on 7/26/2018 awarded $6,232,000 in compensatory damages and $1,768,000 in punitive damages to the plaintiff, Dr. Arnaldo Trabucco according to court records. NO. CV-2014-04030

Arnaldo Trabucco,MD sued Jeffrey A. Cogan ESQ, his law firm and the family of the patient who passed away of natural causes, unrelated to the surgery, Gerald Scharf for filing fraudulent repetitive law suits alleging the equivalent of murder of the patient.

Jeffrey Cogan was relentless in his fraudulent filings. The first filing was in Nevada federal court, dismissed. The 2nd in AZ state court (both dismissed with no evidence with prejudice against Cogan) and finally in AZ Federal Court that went to a jury with a unanimous verdict (8-0) in favor of Trabucco, with no evidence and finding that Trabucco did anything wrong, Cogan had absolutely no evidence to support his fraudulent allegations of malpractice (10/2017). Cogan witnesses, Dr. Mellman's who indicated there was no deviation of the standard of care and his other witness Dr. Danoff's testimony stated the operation went well without any issues.

Dr. Danoff retorted to sell his book “Penis Power” to the jury and informing them that they can buy it online. “Really it’s called Penis Power you can buy it on Amazon.com”. The performance presented in court was comical and pathetic to say the least. Trabucco’s Malpractice lawyer was represented by Scott Holden Esq.

Dr. Trabucco then sued Cogan, seeking damages for harm to his reputation, loss of earnings, emotional distress and defense costs.

Despite Trabucco reporting Cogan to the Nevada Bar Association, they have adamantly refused to do anything to Cogan despite the severe and multiple egregious malicious untrue allegations and filings since 2013. Cogan has blatantly violated trial rule 11 which basically indicates that when a lawyer files a lawsuit he must have done unequivocally due diligence to obtain factual evidence of the charges that he is filing for, which he had absolutely no evidence to substantiate his allegations. These allegations were fabricated by this bankruptcy attorney for malicious intent. This was substantiated by Scott Holden ESQ during his testimony.

Cogan is also in violation the code of ethics rule 121 section A and B, which relates to confidentiality of the American Bar Association when a formal complaint has been filed. Again the Nevada Bar Association has done nothing.

The Mohave county jury unanimously voted in favor of Dr. Trabucco and (7/26/2018) assessed the damages against Cogan and his law firm.

Phoenix law firm Wilenchik et. al., which represented Trabucco, said it searched records and couldn’t find a higher verdict in Mohave County, or in the state of AZ. The next highest award found was for $1.25 million in a 2010 medical malpractice case. This displays how vehemently malicious Cogan’s allegations and lawsuits were fraudulently filed with no evidence.
Cogan solicited this case with the aid of a Dr. and his wife from Arizona who was apparently acting as a fictitious pseudo-paralegal to assume this case which was going to be dismissed by the previous attorney because there was no case. So that attorney sat on the case so long until the attorney died. His partner was going to drop the case because there was no case.

Cogan, who is based in Las Vegas, (a bankruptcy attorney, hired by his ex-wife, and not a malpractice attorney) had previously sued Dr. Trabucco for the same fraudulent malpractice case causing Scharf’s death, 3 times for the same case. Cogan fraudulently stated that Trabucco murdered his own patient. With the help of forensic pathology a federal jury found that Scharf died of natural causes unrelated to the surgery, and there was, no evidence supporting malpractice by Trabucco’s lawyer Scott Holden said. Holden had warned Cogan about the filing of his false claims on numerous occasions; however Cogan persisted three times and stated to Holden that “he wanted his cake and eat it at the same time” and that he wasn’t worried. Holden as a lawyer has never seen a more corrupt case like this in his entire career. The malpractice case was finally concluded in Trabucco's favor on October 2017 in Arizona federal court.

Trabucco then sued Cogan, seeking damages for harm to his reputation, loss of earnings, emotional distress and defense costs. Trabucco will also be seeking criminal charges against Cogan and his co-conspirators for using the federal court system with malicious intent for personal gains.

Dr. Trabucco the board-certified urologist had never had a malpractice judgment or settlement against the in over his 31-year career. They said even Scharf’s wife, who had hired Cogan, didn’t think the doctor was responsible, and relied on Cogan to provide the evidence which there was none.

Jeffrey Cogan admitted in Arizona Superior Court that he was hired by Rebecca Eimerman and Dr. Trabucco’s ex-wife Pamela Trabucco. Cogan also conspired with another doctor and wife who were also in contact with Dr. Trabucco’s ex-wife and Rebecca Eimerman as well as his father, mother, sister, daughter who was underage at the time. This exemplifies the Machiavellian approach and the seriousness of the issues at hand as a conspiracy with multiple individuals involved. Dr. Trabucco is now filing suit against his ex-wife Pamela Trabucco, Rebecca Eimerman and other individuals and periodicals relating to this matter as well as other matters that are propagated fraudulently on the Internet.

Cogan a bankruptcy lawyer is now declining to pay and has filed for appeal, but the evidence is overwhelming against him. Please note that Mr. Cogan has recently committed dishonest actions with a “fraudulent transfer” where he took out the property of his corporation and then put it in a corporation in his own name in exchange for nothing to the corporation with the obvious purpose of keeping it away from collections “by claiming it is exempt under personal endeavors exemptions”. This exemplifies the immoral nature of Cogan and thinking that he is above the law.

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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Scores Huge Win as Water Balloon Patent Award is Upped to $24.5 Million Plus Attorneys’ Fees

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A federal judge doubled an award to $24.5 million for a toy company that won a case against Telebrands. Telebrands infringed patents on a water balloon device.

The court’s decision to double the underlying verdict is a testament to the well-planned and executed multi-day jury trial by the DBL patent litigation team.”

— Thomas Dunlap, Founding Partner

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, a leading corporate and intellectual property law firm with offices across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China, announces a significant victory in a high-profile patent lawsuit. Recently, a Texas federal judge doubled a jury award to $24.5 million and added $4.75 million in attorneys’ fees and expenses for a toy company that won a case against Telebrands Corporation. In doing so, the judge found that Telebrands infringed two patents on a water balloon device. The judge also found that Telebrands’ intentional copying of the patented product and obstructionist tactics throughout the litigation rendered the case “exceptional.”

Inventor Josh Malone of Tinnus Enterprises invented a unique toy that he called “Bunch O Balloons,” which allows someone to fill as many as 100 water balloons in approximately 60 seconds. After introducing his invention on Kickstarter.com, Bunch O Balloons went viral online, raised nearly $1 million in funding, and received mountains of praise from the national media, including Time, People, Sports Illustrated, the Today Show, and Good Morning America.

Bunch O Balloons is protected by numerous U.S. patents, and is produced by toy manufacturer ZURU pursuant to a license with Tinnus. Before ZURU could bring a commercial version of the toy to market, Telebrands copied the product and released an “As Seen on TV” infomercial-style ad campaign blitzing the U.S. consumer market. Telebrands called its product “Balloon Bonanza.”

In 2015, Tinnus and ZURU, who are represented by Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, sued Telebrands, claiming that Telebrands’ Balloon Bonanza product infringed their patent. In that lawsuit, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig won a preliminary injunction for the plaintiffs that prohibited Telebrands from selling Balloon Bonanza.

In response, Telebrands released a new product called “Battle Balloons” that made only minor changes from Telebrands’ previous Balloon Bonanza product. As a result, Tinnus and ZURU filed a second lawsuit against Telebrands in 2016, alleging that Battle Balloons also infringed their patents.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig also represents Tinnus and ZURU in that case. In this second lawsuit, the plaintiffs alleged that Telebrands deliberately copied Bunch O Balloons to produce Battle Balloons. Both products attach to a hose and fill multiple water balloons at once by channeling the water into the balloons. Tinnus’ and ZURU’s Bunch O Balloons product has repeatedly been the number one selling toy in the United States. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig obtained a preliminary injunction against Battle Balloons and defended the preliminary injunction before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Despite Telebrands’ scorched-earth litigation tactics that the Texas court would ultimately find to be improper, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig ultimately prevailed at a jury trial on the merits in November 2017. At that trial, the jury found that the plaintiffs’ patents were valid, that Telebrands wilfully infringed the patents when it sold Battle Balloons, and that plaintiffs ZURU and Tinnus deserved $10.25 million in lost profits and $2 million in royalties. The trial team led by Tom Dunlap included partners Cortland Putbrese and Brian Koide and attorneys Eric Olavson and K.C. Harrison.

Recently, U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III, the judge who presided over the trial, issued a 64-page opinion in which he added to the plaintiffs’ trial victory by doubling the jury award to $24.5 million. Judge Schroeder also awarded plaintiffs $4.75 million in attorney fees and expenses, and denied Telebrands’ motions for a new trial. It appears this is the most this judge has ever enhanced a jury verdict award in a patent infringement case.

In reaching this decision, Judge Schroeder criticized Telebrands’ conduct in the case. “After Balloon Bonanza was enjoined, Telebrands only made superficial changes to the product’s housing and renamed it Battle Balloons,” Judge Schroeder wrote. “In reality, Battle Balloons was functionally identical to Balloon Bonanza.” The court also noted several instances of litigation misconduct by Telebrands, including the filing of an emergency motion that a magistrate judge found was not an emergency and the filing of several other non-meritorious motions. The court concluded that Telebrands’ “excessive motions practice demonstrated an intent to delay and obstruct this action.” The judge also noted that Telebrands further failed to timely comply with discovery requests and attempted to reargue issues that were already decided by the court.

Despite these tactics, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig persevered, obtaining a final judgment of approximately $30 million for Tinnus and ZURU. “We are extremely pleased with the outcome. The court’s decision to double the underlying verdict is a testament to the well-planned and executed multi-day jury trial by the DBL patent litigation team,” noted partner Tom Dunlap.

Retailers Bed Bath & Beyond, Fry’s Electronics, The Kroger Company, Sears Holding Corp., and Walgreen Co. were also named in the suit, and they are responsible for paying a small portion of the damages, according to court records.

The patents at issue are U.S. Patent Nos. 9,242,749 and 9,315,282.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is a leading comprehensive legal advisor to national and global businesses with 16 offices nationwide, as well as Toronto, London, and China. The firm was founded by U.S. Army veterans and has over 70 attorneys licensed to practice in over 40 states. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has been recognized as one of the top intellectual property law firms by IP Watchdog. For more info visit: www.DBLLawyers.com.

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Jury Unanimously Finds Monsanto’s Roundup Liable

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Andrus Wagstaff, PC, of Denver, Colorado is proud to announce on March 27, 2019 a California jury unanimously found Monsanto liable for failing to warn users that using Roundup could cause cancer. Andrus Wagstaff’s client, Ed Hardeman was awarded over $80 million by the jury; $200,967 in economic damages, approximately $5 million in future and past non-economic damages, and $75 million in punitive damages.

Aimee Wagstaff, national Lead trial counsel and Ed Hardeman’s attorney’s said, “I am so happy for the Hardemans that this federal jury held Monsanto accountable for causing Ed’s cancer. The jury vote was unanimous and they found that Monsanto’s actions over the past 40 years have been despicable, in that Monsanto has acted with a willful and knowing disregard of the rights or safety to the public. Not one of Monsanto’s employees, past or present, came live to our month long trial to defend Monsanto’s actions of Roundup’s safety. It’s time for Monsanto to do the right thing. “

This trial was set up as a two-part phased trial that lasted a month. Phase 1 ended on March 19, 2019 after a week-long deliberation with the jury unanimously finding Monsanto’s Roundup was a substantial factor in causing Hardeman’s cancer. Consequently, Andrus Wagstaff was allowed to proceed to Phase 2, which was focused on damages and liability.

Aimee Wagstaff of Andrus Wagstaff, Jennifer Moore, and other team members have worked hard and countless hours to fight for not only Ed Hardeman, but others who are in a similar position. This case was the first Federal bellwether trial out of hundreds to go before the Honorable Judge Chhabria in California’s Northern District. In 2016, the Honorable Judge Chhabria appointed Aimee to serve as national Co-Lead counsel of multidistrict litigation (MDL) 2741- In Re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation. Andrus Wagstaff, PC, has additional trials scheduled for this year in St. Louis and Montana.

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A national mass torts law firm, Andrus Wagstaff, PC, has more than valuable experience assisting clients with personal injury lawsuits stemming from dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. In addition to pursuing legal excellence through top verdicts and settlements, the firm prides itself on providing compassionate, personalized representation. If you’ve been injured by a medical product, contact Andrus Wagstaff, PC, for a free case evaluation.

For additional information, please contact Aimee Wagstaff via email at aimee.wagstaff@andruswagstaff.com or via phone at 303-376-6360.

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Retired Judge and Author Susan P. Baker to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

GALVESTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Susan P. Baker, a retired Texas judge, is the award-winning author of eight novels and two nonfiction books, all related to the law.

Baker is the author of My First Murder, The Sweet Scent of Murder, Death of a Prince, Suggestion of Death, Ledbetter Street, UNAWARE, Texas Style Justice. Her most recent book, Murder and Madness, was published last year.

“I always liked to read mysteries when I was little,” says Baker. “I guess because my father did criminal defense work. It's just fascinating to me.”

Baker was the first woman to run for judge in Galveston County and the first to be elected. As a judge, Baker dealt with a wide range of cases in family court including juvenile murder.

“There are a lot of problems in society with families and kids,” says Baker. “I wanted to make some changes in the way things were done and try to help people.”

Baker’s father was also a judge, and though she would follow in his footsteps, Baker says deep down she always wanted to be a writer.

“My goal was to someday be able to write full time,” recalls Baker, “but I had so much stuff I was doing, projects I was starting. When you get elected to office, you not only have your full-time job, but you also have to go out and meet people and speak. Since I was the first woman to get elected, I was very much in demand for service clubs like Rotary clubs, women’s organizations, and youth groups. I was also married with kids. My focus then was the bench, but I just have this desire to write. I can't explain it.”

Baker’s first book My First Murder was actually published while she was practicing law. Published by St. Martin's Press, Baker used the book as a political tool during her first campaign in 1989, donating copies on the campaign trail.

But Baker really started focusing on getting published again after she left the bench. She found a small press in Texas that published her two nonfiction books (Murdered Judges of the 20th Century and Heart of Divorce, Advice from a Judge) and got to work.

“You don't think about the whole book,” says Baker. “You write it page by page or chapter by chapter. You pull your characters from real life. If they're tall, you make them short. If they're fat, you make them thin. If they're ugly, you make them pretty. If they're stupid you make them smart. It ends up being a totally different person.”

And with murder mystery novels Baker doesn’t just get to be the judge; she’s the jury and the executioner.

“What's fun is killing people,” laughs Baker. “If you have an enemy and you write mysteries, you can kill them in the book. I’m not the only mystery writer who does that.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Susan P. Baker in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on April 2nd at 12pm EST and with Doug Llewelyn on April 9th at 12pm EST.

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Eleni Coffinas of Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo to be Featured on CUTV News Radio




NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Cancer Society's estimates nearly 42,000 women will die from breast cancer in the US in 2019, and another 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed.

The key to reducing mortality rates for breast cancer is early detection, so it’s essential that physicians minimize delays in diagnosis. Sometimes patients delay seeking medical attention after discovering potential symptoms, but when a patient’s diagnosis is delayed because they face difficulty getting an appointment, scheduling diagnostic tests, receiving a definitive diagnosis and initiating therapy, that’s medical malpractice.

Eleni Coffinas is a top-rated trial lawyer and partner in charge of medical malpractice for Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo. Coffinas represents plaintiffs in malpractice lawsuits who have lost a family member or people who themselves are permanently or badly injured.

“That's the work that this firm does. It's the side that I believe in,” says Coffinas. “I want to be a voice for people who otherwise do not have one and to fight for people who can't do it for themselves.”

According to Coffinas, delays in breast cancer diagnosis can occur when a woman is young and does not have a family history or a radiologist gets a routine mammogram and interprets it incorrectly. Sometimes there's a lack of detailed conversation, and the information doesn't make its way into the patients psyche the way it should. Then there isn't follow-up on the part of the doctor or facility, and it falls apart. Sometimes—and this typically happens to Hispanic women due to the language barrier— they get lost in follow-up.

“I get asked a lot whether it's depressing or hard to be around this type of clientele,” says Coffinas. “Actually, it's the opposite. It's inspiring, especially the ones who are cancer survivors. There is this strength that these people possess you get to be a beneficiary of it. So I'm very passionate about representing them and that's probably my biggest strength: I’m a passionate fighter for their financial and emotional peace.”

In most instances, these cases are settled out of court, but Coffinas says they are all prepared as if they're going to trial.

“I don't have a doctor mindset; I have a mindset as if I were a juror. You make that connection and then you tell a story. And you tell it in an interesting way, in a simple way and let it unfold where they understand,” says Coffinas.

CUTV News Radio will feature Eleni Coffinas in an interview with Jim Masters on April 2nd at 11am EST and with Doug Llewelyn at April 9th at 11am EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo, visit www.triallaw1.com

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Softlink Information Centres (IC) Release Liberty v5 Build 8.031

The latest version of Softlink ICs Liberty Library Management System is now available.

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Softlink Information Centres (IC), a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release of Liberty v5 Build 8.031. The version includes a number of much anticipated features and enhancements including:

• The option to display information on the OPAC Home page based on a borrower’s profile
• A redesigned OPAC Search box
• Advanced URL searching
• An enhanced permalink feature for Reading Lists
• An increased number of reports available in Excel as well as the standard Word and PDF
• Email notification to borrowers when their ordered material is received
• Customisations and Stocktake (Inventory) scanning options for our mobile app Liberty Link 1.0.2

Softlink IC General Manager John Crook believes that the latest version continues our commitment to delivering an excellent library management system that is easy to use and customise, adding,

“We strive to continually deliver what we believe is a customisable, cutting edge library management system. This release, as with all our releases, is the culmination of customer consultation, imagination, and the hard work of the Softlink Information Centres team.”

Annette Nielsen
Softlink International
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Margaret Ryznar and Christoph Henkel Join John Marshall Law School as Visiting Professors

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES , March 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The John Marshall Law School in Chicago welcomes Margaret Ryznar and Christoph Henkel as visiting professors for the Spring 2019 semester.

Ryznar is teaching Estates and Trusts and Income Tax. Her scholarship focuses on the rights of family members under federal and state law, with emphasis on how family members hold and transfer property among themselves. Most recently, she has been researching the impact of technology on her fields. Ryznar is a Dean’s Fellow and the Grimes Fellow Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She teaches Income Taxation of Individuals, Fiduciaries & Business Associations; Trusts & Estates; Family Law; International & Comparative Family Law; and Juvenile Law.

Before joining Indiana University, Ryznar served as a law clerk to the Honorable Myron H. Bright of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and practiced law with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in Washington, DC. She graduated from Notre Dame Law School and holds a master’s degree in European Studies from Jagiellonian University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago with a quadruple major in Economics; English Language & Literature; Political Science; and Law, Letters, & Society.

Henkel is teaching Secured Transactions and Business Associations. He joins the law school from Mississippi College School of Law, where he teaches and writes in the areas of contracts, business, banking, bankruptcy and commercial law.

Henkel joined Mississippi College School of Law in 2009 and is the Co-Director of the International and Comparative Law Center. He holds S.J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He earned a J.D. equivalent degree at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany, and has practiced law in Europe and the United States.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2020 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 8th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity. In July 2018, The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois at Chicago Boards of Trustees voted to create UIC John Marshall Law School — Chicago’s first and only public law school. The transaction, which is expected to take effect for Fall 2019, has since received approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education and acquiescence from the American Bar Association. Learn more at jmls.uic.edu.

Miller McDonald
The John Marshall Law School
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