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Mass Tort Newsletter | September 2015

In our efforts to keep you abreast of developments in various mass tort cases, this update provides potential claimant information along with the most recent MDL status for each case. Pope McGlamry is integrally involved with mass tort cases and continually monitors their progress. Should you be contacted by a potential claimant on any of […]

Top Attorney Tom Willingham Joins Pope McGlamry’s Auto Defects Practice

Atlanta, GA  (September 3, 2015) – Pope McGlamry P.C., is pleased to announce that attorney Tom Willingham has joined the Auto Defects Team at the firm’s Atlanta headquarters. Willingham focuses his practice on advising injury victims, primarily those who have been catastrophically injured or killed in automobile accidents as a result of defective automobiles. Throughout […]

Omnibus Order in Conserve Hips MDL-2329 Sets Stage for Bellwether Trial

On August 31, 2015, United States District Judge William S. Duffey, Jr., issued a 123-page order in the first of the consolidated MDL cases alleging that the Wright Medical Conserve metal-on-metal hip replacement devices are defective. The Court denied the motion for summary judgment as to Plaintiff Robyn Christiansen’s claims for defective design, fraudulent misrepresentation […]

Pope McGlamry Hosts First Annual Teed Up For Torts Golf Tournament 2015

On August 17th, Pope McGlamry’s held its first annual “Teed up for Torts” golf tournament.   The firm hosted ten teams of colleagues from around the Atlanta area at Bear’s Best golf club in Suwanee, with part of the proceeds donated to support the International Women’s House in Decatur. The International Women’s House is a shelter and […]

Not All Seat Belt Buckles Are Created Equal

When a person gets in an automobile and buckles their seat belt, the expectation is that the seat belt will remain buckled and restrain and protect them in the event of a motor vehicle collision, including a vehicle rollover. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Pope McGlamry is currently working on a yet another case […]

Commercial Carrier Insurance Minimums Need to be Raised

The minimum liability-insurance-coverage amount for commercial truckers has not been raised in some thirty-five (35) years. The minimum-coverage amount currently stands at $750,000 – an amount set in 1980 that, according to the Trucking Alliance, is inadequate to cover 42% – nearing half – of all crashes. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (or FMCSA) […]

NFL Concussion Settlement Approved

On April 22, 2015, Judge Brody issued a Final Order and Judgment in the NFL Concussion Litigation approving a Settlement between Retired NFL Players and the NFL.  The Settlement was finalized after a lengthy process of negotiations before retired United States District Court Judge Layn Phillips.  The Settlement provides for varying compensatory awards based on […]

Jury Awards $4.5 Million to Victim of Malfunctioning Wright Hip Implant Device

On June 12, 2015, a California jury found Wright Medical Technology, Inc. liable in the amount of $4.5 million to Alan Warner due to the pain and suffering he experienced after his Wright hip implant unexpectedly fractured after only three years of implantation. This was the first Wright hip lawsuit, out of over 1200 currently […]

12 Core Facts About GlaxoSmithKline’s Zofran And This Litigation

To learn more about Zofran, please read our previous articles: “Lawsuit Filed Against the Manufacturers of Zofran” and “Studies Link Zofran to Birth Defects.” Did you or a loved one take Zofran during pregnancy? Here are 12 core facts you should know about Zofran: 1. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) manufactured Zofran (active ingredient: Ondansetron Hydrochloride). 2. In the […]

Takata Airbag Recall: Largest Auto Recall in American History

This past week, the Takata airbag recall became the largest in American history with close to 36 million Takata-equipped vehicles now recalled since 2008. Several days ago, Honda, Toyota, and Nissan recalled 11.5 million additional Takata-equipped vehicles after discovering that their airbag inflators may have been improperly sealed, allowing moisture to seep into their propellants. […]