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SPBMC Member Eleni Coffinas Obtains $1.5 Million Settlement for Disabled Client in Medical Malpractice Case

July 16, 2019 in
SPBMC Member Eleni Coffinas recently obtained a $1.5 million settlement for a previously disabled client who suffered further disabling injuries after a fall in a nursing home facility.  Ms. Coffinas’ client, a 34-year-old man who had a pre-existing severe brain injury due to a...
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SPBMC Proudly Sponsors 22nd Annual Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trial Competition

June 21, 2019 in
SPBMC Managing Member Thomas J. McManus, Member Vito A. Cannavo and Associate Steve V. Fils-Aime recently attended the 22nd Annual Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trial Program Closing Ceremony. SPBMC is the main sponsor of the program, which was established in 1997 by Judge Elizabeth...
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House Judiciary Committee Unanimously Votes in Favor of VCF Extension After Testimony from SPBMC Client and Jon Stewart, Among Others

After powerful testimony from several key figures, including SPBMC client and retired FDNY Lieutenant Michael O’Connell and former Daily Show host and 9/11 victims advocate Jon Stewart, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously voted in favor of an extension to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)....
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Vast Archive of Defective Medical Devices To Be Opened

June 11, 2019 in
Since 1999, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has implemented an Alternative Summary Reporting program for medical device manufacturers. Under this program, medical device makers had the authority to report incidents of patient injuries, illnesses, and even deaths due to device malfunctions only to...
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Johnson & Johnson Order to Pay $300 Million in Talc Damages

June 7, 2019 in
In May, a New York jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $325 million in total damages to a woman who claims that the use of its talc-based products caused her to develop a rare and aggressive form of cancer, known as mesothelioma. Johnson...
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