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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects BP’s Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected BP’s appeal, so the class settlement is final. The Deepwater Horizon Claims Center has now started processing business claims again under the new matching rules adopted by the Claims Program. Individual and business claims can still be filed up to June 8, 2015 under … read more

Xarelto Lawsuit Consolidated in Louisiana federal court

Lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Corp. over the blood thinner Xarelto have been consolidated in Louisiana federal court. Xarelto has been linked to serious side effects including internal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleed and death. The Xarelto lawsuits come on the heels of the … read more

NCAA Reaches Proposed Settlement in Concussion Lawsuit

The NCAA has agreed to establish a settlement fund of $70 million for a 50-year Medical Monitoring Program and another $5 million for concussion-related research as a part of its agreement to resolve claims in several consolidated concussion-related class actions pending in federal court in Chicago. Under the proposed settlement … read more

The Deepwater Horizon Claims Program is Up and Running Again

The Deepwater Horizon Economic Settlement Program (DHECC) is once again processing claims to payment despite BP’s best efforts to stop the claims payment process. Claims Administrator Pat Juneau and his staff have been working overtime to get the program re-started after BP’s bitter fight to rescind the Settlement it negotiated … read more

NFL and Ex-players Settle in Concussion Lawsuit

The National Football League has reached a “historic” $765 million settlement with retired players over concussion-related brain injuries agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research. read more

Pfizer to Pay $325 Million for the Wrongful Marketing of Neurontin

Pfizer Inc. agreed to a $325 million settlement to resolve claims alleging that it defrauded insurers and healthcare benefit providers by wrongfully promoting the epilepsy drug Neurontin for unapproved uses. James R. Dugan II of the Dugan Law Firm is part of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the multidistrict litigation. … read more

Yamaha Motor Corp. Defective Outboard Motor Investigation

The Dugan Lawfirm is investigating claims for a class action suit against Yamaha Motor Corp. USA for allegedly making outboard boating motors with a defective aluminum coating in the exhaust system. read more

Byetta Linked to Pancreatic and Thyroid Cancer

Byetta (exenatide) is an incretin mimetic used in the treatment of type-2 diabetes. Byetta is a self-injected medication and is injected subcutaneously (just under the skin), prior to meals. Reports suggest Byetta side effects may have caused at least 2 deaths and a number of serious injuries. The first Byetta lawsuit was filed in 2008. Other Byetta lawsuits have since followed. read more

Tylenol / Acetaminophen & Liver Damage

The Dugan Lawfirm is investigating injury claims associated with Tylenol®, the brand name for acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is the leading pain and fever reducing drug in American households today, and recent studies have shown however that Tylenol/acetaminophen can cause severe liver damage. read more

Judge Appoints James Dugan of The Dugan Law Firm to the Pradaxa Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

James Dugan of The Dugan Law Firm was one of several attorneys appointed by Judge Herndon to the PSC to lead and coordinate the litigation on behalf of individuals who were allegedly injured as a result of taking pradaxa. read more

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