Feb 22, 2011

Lubin & Meyer Still Tops in Medical Malpractice Settlements

Each year Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly complies the largest reported verdicts and settlements of the previous year of $1 million or more. And each year, one firm stands apart — Lubin & Meyer PC. The Boston-based personal injury and medical malpractice law firm dominates the list year after year. In 2010, Lubin & Meyer attorneys accounted for 20 of the largest settlements listed — nearly 1/3 of all settlements listed. This includes the largest medical malpractice settlement of the year — $6 million lawsuit for  newborn who received overdose of an anti-seizure drug.

Feb 17, 2011

Family Sues Ambulance Company in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

New England Cable News reporter Alysha Palumbo reports from Boston on February 16 on lawsuit naming an ambulance company as liable in the death of 68-year-old woman.

Feb 2, 2011

Pfizer Ordered to Pay $142.1 Million in `Off-Label' Marketing Case

Bloomberg News reports that Pfizer will pay triple damages totaling $142.1 million for marketing practices of its epilepsy drug, Neurontin, found to be in violation of U.S. racketeering laws.
"U.S. District Judge Patti Saris in Boston yesterday upheld a jury’s finding that Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals deserved the award over the companies’ claims that Pfizer illegally promoted Neurontin for unapproved uses. Saris tripled the jury’s award of $47.3 million under a provision of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970."
See the full article: Pfizer Ordered to Pay $142.1 Million Over Neurontin `Off-Label' Marketing on Bloomberg.com.