Articles by Anjelica Cappellino, J.D.

Legal Nurse Consultants: A Hiring Guide for Attorneys

Whenever an attorney is litigating a case involving personal injuries, the case almost always needs a medical expert’s assistance. These cases include medical malpractice, product liability, or workers’ compensation claims, among others. Medical professionals are uniquely qualified to opine given…

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Sunscreen Products Over Benzene Contamination

Last week, Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary recall of five of its sunscreen product lines. Internal testing revealed the products contained low levels of benzene, a known carcinogen. Benzene is not a listed ingredient in any of the sunscreens.…

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JUUL Settles With North Carolina for $40 Million Over Underage Vaping

This past week, Juul announced a $40 million settlement with North Carolina. The settlement occurred after the state’s attorney general sued the company for its deceptive marketing practices toward minors. The lawsuit, which was scheduled to begin trial next month,…

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Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Creates Separate MDL for McKinsey Opioid Lawsuits

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation recently ruled to consolidate McKinsey & Company opioid lawsuits into a separate MDL. Purdue Pharma hired the consulting giant to craft marketing strategies for a drug—OxyContin—irrefutably responsible for widespread addiction and overdose. Along…

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Philips Recalls Ventilators and Sleep Apnea Devices: The Potential for Litigation

The recall is due to health risks associated with the sound abatement foam. The foam component reduces the sound of the device. However, the recall cites the danger for the foam to degrade into particles. These foam particles may then…

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Supreme Court Denies Johnson & Johnson’s Appeal of $2.1 Billion Verdict

The highly publicized, nearly decade-long lawsuit over Johnson & Johnson’s popular baby powder products has finally come to an end. The United States Supreme Court recently denied J&J’s writ of certiorari to appeal the $2.1 billion verdict. This sum was…

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COVID-19 Commercial Litigation Updates

One of the biggest financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge uptick in various commercial litigation lawsuits. Unprecedented times have made for unprecedented financial losses. This, in turn, has left the courts to decipher many novel issues…

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Tips for Physicians Conducting Independent Medical Examinations

The goal of IMEs is to render an unbiased opinion of the party’s injuries. Defense counsel, an insurance carrier, or an employer will typically request an IME. They’re requested to resolve disputes on the injury’s cause, to clarify the extent…

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When Expert Testimony is Necessary to Establish Attorneys’ Fees in Florida

The law and ethical rules dictate that a lawyer’s fee must be “reasonable.” In civil litigation, the topic of attorneys’ fees may arise when the prevailing party seeks said fees as part of their award. On the other side of…

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Exculpatory Clauses: A State-by-State Comparison

Exculpatory clauses in contracts are used to limit or extinguish the liability of one party whose negligence caused another’s injuries. These clauses, which can take the form of waivers, assumption of risk agreements, indemnity clauses, and others, relinquish one’s right…

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