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Beaver County suing opioid painkiller firms, doctors

Beaver County suing opioid painkiller firms, doctors Beaver County, one of the regions hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, has joined the fight against surging drug prescriptions with two other Pennsylvania counties, and many more state and local governments nationwide, by suing 23 companies and people associated with the prescription painkillers. “The drug companies [...]

By |2018-05-23T17:59:29-04:00October 17th, 2017|Latest News, News|

Marc J. Bern & Partners Retained by Lackawanna County to File Civil Action Regarding National Opioid Epidemic

Marc J. Bern & Partners Retained by Lackawanna County to File Civil Action Regarding National Opioid Epidemic We are honored to announce that we have been retained by Lackawanna County Pennsylvania and have filed a Civil Action on its behalf to combat the opioid crisis that has taken hold in its community and across the [...]

By |2018-05-23T17:59:30-04:00October 13th, 2017|Latest News, News, Opioid Crisis|

Lackawanna County Files Opioid Lawsuit

Lackawanna County Files Opioid Lawsuit Lackawanna County filed a lawsuit today in Pennsylvania State Court for money damages against 14 Pharmaceutical Companies. The suit maintains that the pharmaceutical companies were aware of the addictive nature of these medications but failed to warn the prescribers and others. Recently, CVS Caremark announced that they will limit [...]

By |2018-05-23T17:59:30-04:00September 26th, 2017|Latest News, News|

Lackawanna county plans lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies

Lackawanna County is taking on the opioid epidemic in a new way. The county is going to court. Commissioners announced plans Friday to file a civil lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies they believe are responsible for the crisis. Within the last year, more than two dozen other cities, counties and even states across the [...]

By |2018-05-23T17:59:30-04:00September 18th, 2017|Latest News, News|

Taking the Opioid Crisis to Court

Taking the Opioid Crisis to Court SCRANTON -- Lackawanna County officials announced Friday they will attempt to quantify the cost of dealing with the area's opioid crisis -- and they plan to sue the big drug companies to recoup the money. County commissioners said that they will be fighting the opioid and heroin epidemic [...]

By |2018-05-23T17:59:30-04:00September 18th, 2017|Latest News, News|

Lackawanna County to lead path in suing pharmaceutical companies over opioid crisis

Lackawanna County to lead path in suing pharmaceutical companies over opioid crisis Flanked by law enforcement, county officials and victims of the opioid crisis plaguing the region, Commissioner Patrick O’Malley made a bold statement today: “It’s Lackawanna County versus the pharmaceutical companies.” O’Malley made the remarks at a press conference announcing the county’s intent [...]

By |2018-05-23T17:59:30-04:00September 15th, 2017|Latest News, News|

Lawsuits Filed Against Merck Alleging Shingles/Zostavax Vaccine is Defective*

MARC J. BERN & PARTNERS LLP Files Lawsuits For A Hundred Individuals Against Merck Alleging Shingles/Zostavax Vaccine Is Defective*   MARC J. BERN & PARTNERS LLP, the attorneys who last month filed their first complaint in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Jorja Bently, today have filed complaints for another 100 plaintiffs [...]

By |2018-05-23T17:59:30-04:00April 20th, 2017|Latest News, News|

Recent Study Suggests 9/11 Responders Show Early Signs of Brain-Disease

The dust from the World Trade Center’s destruction, a cocktail of dangerous chemicals, devastated the lungs of many first-responders. It instigated cancers, as well as other deadly diseases, in thousands. Research suggests WTC dust may also be affecting their brains Out of 818 first-responders enrolled in the Federal World Trade Center Health Program about 1 in [...]

By |2018-05-23T17:59:31-04:00September 15th, 2016|Latest News, News|

More Than a Decade Later, Health Professionals Still Trying to Understand the Effects of 9/11

More Than a Decade Later, Health Professionals Still Trying to Understand the Effects of 9/11 September 11th related cancers have affected more than 5,400 responders and survivors -- a number that continues to rise every day. A new study from the World Trade Center Health Registry found that prostate, non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, melanomas, breast, and thyroid [...]

By |2018-05-23T17:59:31-04:00September 9th, 2016|Latest News, News|