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Suit Charges Negligence by Medical Device Manufacturer Pentax Medical and Chicago-Area Hospital Led to Patient Contracting Fatal Superbug Infection from Contaminated Medical Scope, Lieff Cabraser Announces

Suit Charges Negligence by Medical Device Manufacturer Pentax Medical and Chicago-Area Hospital Led to Patient Contracting Fatal Superbug Infection from Contaminated Medical Scope

Lexi J. Hazam of the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that the adult children of Renate Winkler as administrators of her estate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Pentax Medical, a division of Pentax of America, Inc., and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, which is located in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois. Ms. Winkler died on December 3, 2013 from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, a bacteria that is highly resistant to antibiotics, following Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography or ERCP at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. For the procedure, the hospital used a duodenoscope manufactured and sold by Pentax Medical.

Achieving Justice In Class Action Settlements

Achieving Justice In Class Action Settlements - article by Elizabeth Cabraser and Jonathan Selbin

Class actions enable consumers, small businesses, and employees to hold powerful corporations accountable for their misconduct. Class action settlements can provide meaningful relief to thousands or millions of people who would receive none otherwise.

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Recognized as Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalists

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The Consumer Attorneys of California ("CAOC") announced this year's finalists for the organization's two major member awards, Consumer Attorney of the Year and Street Fighter of the Year.

IVC Blood Clot Filter Lawsuits: Lieff Cabraser Provides Answers to Injured Patients

IVC Blood Clot Filter Lawsuits: Lieff Cabraser Provides Answers to Injured Patients

New York, NY, August 24, 2015 -- Wendy R. Fleishman of the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announces that the firm has published an informational video on IVC blood clot filter injuries and a list of Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About IVC Blood Filters concerning alleged defects in certain retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) blood filters.

FIFA Bribery Scandal & Potential For Private Lawsuits

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On May 27, 2015, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York announced a 47-count indictment charging nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives with a vast, 24-year scheme to "enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer." Soccer officials solicited and received over $150 million in bribes from sports marketing companies in return for lucrative marketing rights -- including television and radio broadcasting rights, advertising rights, sponsorship rights, licensing rights, hospitality rights, and ticketing rights -- to FIFA events and matches.

Best Lawyers Names Elizabeth Cabraser, Richard Heimann, and Steven Fineman As Lawyers Of The Year

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The Best Lawyers in America, a legal peer-review publication, has announced its 2016 listing of outstanding lawyers nationwide, including 18 Lieff Cabraser attorneys. In addition, three of our attorneys - Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Richard M. Heimann, and Steven E. Fineman - received metropolitan "Lawyer of the Year" awards from Best Lawyers. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community receives this honor.

Wendy Fleishman Elected to AAJ Board of Governors

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Lieff Cabraser attorney Wendy R. Fleishman has recently been elected to the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Fleishman also serves as a leader of the AAJ's Women's Caucus. Promoting a fair and effective justice system, AAJ's mission is to support the representation of those injured by the harmful misconduct and negligence of others.

Federal Agencies Move to Decrease 'Superbug' Infections from Medical Scopes in U.S. Hospitals

Federal agencies move to decrease 'superbug' infections from medical scopes in U.S. hospitals

Two federal agencies took steps this week to address growing public health concerns about potentially fatal, antibiotic-resistant infections caught by patients in U.S. hospitals.

Lexi Hazam Discusses Latest Developments in Whistleblower Law

Lexi Hazam Discusses Latest Developments in Whistleblower Law

In a roundtable discussion published in this month's edition of California Lawyer magazine, Lieff Cabraser attorney Lexi Hazam reviews the latest developments in whistleblower law, including how the law is evolving in cases where the whistleblower must pursue the action without the assistance of the federal government.

IKEA Warning Highlights Danger to Children from Unsecured TVs and Furniture

IKEA Warning Highlights Danger to Children from Unsecured TVs and Furniture

Swedish home furnishings company IKEA launched a repair program for 27 million furniture chests and dressers in July after two American toddlers died last year when IKEA furniture pieces fell on top of them, known as tip-over accidents.

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The National Law Journal - The Plaintiffs Hot List Hall of Fame

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Best Lawyers | Law Firm of The Year 2015

"No matter the transgression, Lieff Cabraser will avenge it." The Daily Journal

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