Why Was Belviq Recalled from the FDA?
Belviq – a weight-loss drug approved by FDA and released in 2012 – showed great promise as one of the first weight-loss drugs without increased risk of heart disease. Yet, in February 2020, it was taken off the market for potentially increasing the risk of cancer. A few months later, a woman named Barbara...Read More
What Happens When a Lawsuit Settles?
If you are filing a civil lawsuit, your ultimate goal is to secure the compensation you need to recover in the form of a settlement. This settlement can occur at multiple stages during a case, such as during pretrial negotiations or even after sending an initial demand letter to the at-fault party before filing...Read More
Can My Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Injury Claim?
Accidents can happen at any time, in any place, and to any person. If you sustain an injury due to someone else’s negligence, an insurance claim or lawsuit can help you recover the funds you need to treat your condition. However, all damages must involve the injuries you sustain in the accident -- and...Read More
How Pain and Suffering Damages Are Calculated
In California, people who suffer injuries due to negligence can file a personal injury lawsuit over the losses they incur due to the accident. If you are filing this action, there are two types of damages you can claim: economic and non-economic. Economic damages involve the financial losses you incur, while non-economic damages involve...Read More
How Can an Injury Attorney Help My Elmiron Case?
Elmiron, a popular medication used to treat interstitial cystitis, may lead to degenerative eye diseases and permanent vision damage. Today, many former patients are filing lawsuits against Elmiron’s manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, for the losses they suffered due to this dangerous defect. If you developed eye damage after taking Elmiron, you may qualify for financial...Read More
How Long Does It Take to Settle a Mass Tort Case?
Mass tort claims involve multiple people filing lawsuits against the same defendant, alleging harm due to the defendant’s negligence. These claims usually involve defective or dangerous products, such as medications or medical devices, that cause injury to consumers. By filing a lawsuit, plaintiffs can seek compensation for the losses they sustained due to the...Read More
Differences Between Mass Tort and Class Action Lawsuits
When it comes to dangerous and defective products, many plaintiffs suffer similar injuries due to the same act or acts of negligence. Filing hundreds of individual lawsuits against the product’s manufacturer can be costly and time consuming, so many attorneys turn to two large lawsuit options to streamline the claims: mass torts, or multidistrict...Read More
DUI Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions
Families that have lost a loved one in a fatal DUI accident may be understandably initially hesitant to pursue a legal battle. But survivors have legal avenues available to hold wrongdoers accountable for the deaths they cause. Winning a wrongful death lawsuit sends a message to others that drunk driving will not be tolerated,...Read More
How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Case?
If you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be wondering how long it will take to see results. At Estey & Bomberger, LLP, we have years of experience bringing personal injury lawsuits to trial. But we also work hard to achieve settlements that fairly compensate our clients for their injuries. This...Read More
What Personal Injury Law Is and What It Isn’t
Often a personal injury suit is a real life performance of the David and Goliath story. On one side is a massive corporation, or an insurance company, or a reticent defendant digging in their heels - and they don't want to pay for the cost of their mistakes. It costs more money to do...Read More