Month: November 2014

Do I have a Case?

Do I Have a Case?

FDA calls for black box warning for surgical tool used in hysterectomies

Laparoscopic power morcellators can spread undetected cancer in women Women having fibroids removed should not be treated using a surgical tool known as a laparoscopic power morcellator in the vast majority of cases, the Food and Drug Administration stated recently. The nation’s top health regulator warned that the gynecologic device has spread cancer in at […]
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WUSA 9: attorney Scott Lucas on $10M lawsuit over DC police officer who allegedly took illicit photos

CBS WUSA 9 interviewed Washington, D.C. injury attorney Scott Lucas about his representation of the family of a 15-year-old minor who alleges that former Metropolitan D.C. Police Officer Marc Washington took illicit photos of her. Washington committed suicide after criminal charges were filed against him. "It's been traumatic, as you can imagine this child is 15 […]
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DCist: $10 million lawsuit in DC police officer case, family represented by The Cochran Firm, D.C. attorney Scott Lucas

The popular Washington, D.C. blog DCist recently covered the $10 million lawsuit filed by the family of a minor who was allegedly victimized by a Metropolitan D.C. police officer. The family is represented by D.C. injury attorney Scott Lucas. Former D.C. police officer Marc Washington was charged with taking illicit photos of an underage girl. Washington […]
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David Haynes interviewed about the Takata airbag recall on Ring of Fire Radio

David Haynes, The Cochran Firm, D.C.'s managing attorney, was recently interviewed on the nationally-broadcast Ring of Fire Radio to discuss recent cases arising from corporate greed - the Takata airbag recall, GM ignition switch injuries, and the dangerous Trinity Industries ET Plus guardrails.      
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FDA panel backs investigation into low-T products’ link with heart attacks and strokes

Two expert medical committees have voiced concern over the potential cardiovascular side effects associated with low testosterone medication.  The Food and Drug Administration enlisted advice from a joint advisory panel on two controversial issues associated with testosterone related therapy (TRT).  The panel discussed the appropriate indicated population for TRT use, and whether the use of […]
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New SEC cases potentially eligible for large whistleblower awards

Whistleblower may claim share of recent SEC recoveries Whistleblowers may be entitled to monetary awards from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  The SEC recently posted several new Notices of Covered Action, meaning the SEC has taken an action that results in monetary sanctions exceeding $1 million. Whistleblowers who provided original information leading to these […]
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Attorney Karen Evans appears on Fox News' Hannity to discuss Ebola

Karen Evans, a partner with The Cochran Firm, D.C., an experienced medical malpractice attorney, and former registered nurse recently appeared on Sean Hannity's nationally-televised Fox News show. Evans discussed the legal implications of an Ebola outbreak in America and the safety of nurses. Evans was chosen by Hannity's producers to appear on the show due to […]
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DOJ to award whistleblowers share of $56.5 million settlement with Adderall manufacturer

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC (Shire) will pay $56.5 million to settle a pair of qui tam lawsuits.  Whistleblower and former Shire executive, Dr. Gerardo Torres, filed the initial qui tam suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, while former Shire sales representatives Anita Hsieh, Kara […]
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Stryker to pay more than $1 billion to settle defective hip implant lawsuits

Victims accuse Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip devices of causing pain, swelling, and leaving metal debris Stryker Corp. has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle claims related to its allegedly defective hip implant devices. During 2012, the Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Stryker recalled its ABG II and Rejuvenate devices. The medical equipment and […]
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