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July 20, 2020

Ashcraft & Gerel Partner Drew LaFramboise Featured in Modern Counsel

Leading the Way in Complex Product Liability Cases During his time at Ashcraft & Gerel and throughout his entire legal career, our partner Drew LaFramboise has established ...

July 2, 2020

10 Surprising Facts for Medical Malpractice Awareness Month

Spreading Awareness About Medical Errors in the United States The United States has one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world – and yet despite our collective ...

June 30, 2020

Montgomery County Public Schools Investigate Sex Abuse Allegations

Students Come Forward on Social Media to Allege Abuse Officials at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced early this week that they are actively investigating a ...

June 25, 2020

Appeals Court Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.1 Billion to Cancer Victims

Missouri Appellate Court Re-Affirms Landmark Talcum Powder Verdict In July 2018, a Missouri circuit court jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who claimed that Johnson & ...

June 11, 2020

Michelle A. Parfitt Joins HarrisMartin for Talcum Powder Webinar

Leading Litigators Discuss the Impact of the Johnson & Johnson Decision Last week, Johnson & Johnson announced that it would stop selling its talcum powder-based Baby ...

June 11, 2020

FDA Asks Five Companies to Recall Metformin Due to Cancer Risk

NDMA Contamination Discovered in Diabetes Drug In December 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began an investigation into Metformin, a drug commonly used to ...

May 26, 2020

Maryland Nursing Home Hit with Civil Penalties for COVID-19 Response

Holding Nursing Homes Accountable for Negligence It should come as no surprise that nursing homes are uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19, as the elderly face the highest risks of ...

May 22, 2020

Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Baby Powder Sales Over Lawsuits

Contaminated Baby Powder Pulled from North American Shelves For years, personal care giant Johnson & Johnson fought claims that its talc-based Baby Powder contained ...

May 15, 2020

Attorney Spotlight: Senior Partner Michelle A. Parfitt

A Long-Time Advocate of Individual Rights and Head of Ashcraft & Gerel’s Mass Torts Practice, Attorney Parfitt Is a Model for All Ashcraft & Gerel is proud to be home ...

May 13, 2020

Government Seeks to Decrease Nursing Home Infection Controls

Despite Thousands of COVID-19 Deaths, the Federal Government Continues to Discuss Eliminating Vital Employees As of May 1st, USA Today released an estimate that nursing home ...