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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.