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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 ...

May 8, 2020

Nursing Homes Ban Visitors to Protect Against COVID-19

As guidance from the White House lags behind official recommendations, cities and states are making their own moves to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Many large ...

May 5, 2020

Whistleblowers Can Help the DOJ Prosecute Nursing Home Abuse

On March 3rd, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) launched its National Nursing Home Initiative to increase awareness of—and legal action against—nursing home abuse. The ...

May 4, 2020

U.S. Government Expands Nursing Home Resident Protections

A New Federal Safety Commission Is Among the Post-Pandemic Changes to Protect Nursing Homes from Future Outbreaks Yesterday, President Trump announced a new task force to ...

April 28, 2020

Federal Judge Approves Experts to Testify that Talcum Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer & Allows Cases to Go Forward

Yesterday afternoon, Chief Judge Wolfson issued her long-awaited decision on the admissibility of our expert witnesses in federal court. In her 141-page ruling, Judge Wolfson ...