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No One Said Opioids Could Cause Birth Defects

Drug manufacturers hid the truth about the dangerous side effects of opioids in misleading advertisements. Now we know opioids could cause birth defects, and victims are turning to opioid attorneys to hold the corporations responsible.

Even though advertisements claimed that opioids are safe for long-term use, drug manufacturers prioritized profits by downplaying the now well-known...

How Do Whistleblower Laws Work?

In 2018, whistleblowers led the way to $2.1B in False Claims Act recoveries, continuing a long legacy of ordinary citizens fighting for what’s right since the United States’ first qui tam whistleblower law was passed in 1778.

What’s Behind Whistleblower Qui Tam Cases? 

Today’s whistleblowers operate under the provisions of the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §§...

Benzene Exposure Case Settles Before Start of Trial

Auto mechanic claiming to be sickened by benzene exposure settles with last remaining defendant on the eve of trial, resolving the case for $6.3M in total settlements from all defendants.

LOS ANGELES –– The benzene exposure trial of Jimmy Thomas, long-time auto body mechanic claiming to have cancer caused by the toxic chemical, was set to begin first thing...

The False Claims Act: 7 Fast Facts

Our nation’s primary whistleblower law, the False Claims Act allows individuals to file qui tam lawsuits on behalf of the government — and it recovers billions of taxpayer dollars every year. But how much do you really know about this powerful Act?

7 Fast False Claims Act Facts

Our Whistleblower Law is Over 150 Years Old. The United States’ first qui tam whistleblower law...

Black Lung Disease Is Killing Thousands of Coal Miners

Regulators and coal mining companies failed to prevent the rise of advanced black lung disease.

An investigation identified 2,000 cases of black lung disease, the biggest cluster of the disease ever reported, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Conducted by NPR and the PBS program Frontline, the study revealed the extent of a grave epidemic...

After Settling for Millions, Companies Remain on U.S. High Fraud Risk List

The companies refused to sign Corporate Integrity Agreements with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Allegations of fraud, settlements, and refusals to sign a Corporate Integrity Agreement led the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) to give two dental healthcare companies a high-risk classification.

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Are Medical Device Manufacturers Risking Your Safety?

Medical device makers gaming the FDA approval system are endangering millions of Americans in the race to compete. Some are even committing medical device fraud.  

More than 200,000 malfunctioned medical devices and over 2,000 device-related deaths are reported each year — sometimes leading to medical device injury lawsuits. These cases and more show that some medical device...

Childhood Cancer & Toxic Exposure: How the EPA Fails to Make America Great Again

A conservative Indiana county goes against party lines to protect its children from cancer-causing toxic exposure.

An increasing number of rare childhood cancers linked to toxic exposure recently turned up in the town of Franklin, Indiana. A group representing parents in the area asked why the EPA has not stopped a cancer-causing toxic gas, trichloroethylene (TCE), from continuing to...

Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos All Along

An investigative report shines a light on the company’s deception about asbestos-contaminated baby powder

Aware that its talcum powder-based products tested positive for asbestos, Johnson & Johnson executives went to great lengths to hide the dangerous truth from the public and regulators, according to internal company documents examined by Reuters.  The investigation documented...

$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial

Jury sides with the family of a former bowling alley owner who contracted mesothelioma after drilling asbestos-containing bowling balls for years.

LOS ANGELES –– A Los Angeles County jury awarded $4.4 million to the family of a former bowling alley owner, Donald Vanni. The jury found asbestos supplier Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) responsible for Donald...

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