Month: September 2010


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Lawlor Winston, LLP Obtains $300,000 Settlement for Injured Housekeeper
 
Fort Lauderdale – September 22, 2010 – Mercedes Hernandez was driving her car on Lake Worth Road in West Palm Beach FL, and was about to turn in to a local business’s parking lot when Michael Bonomolo failed to notice Hernandez’s vehicle, and struck her from the rear. Bonomolo caused significant damage to Hernandez’s car, and an ambulance took Hernandez to a local hospital from the accident scene. An MRI revealed the accident caused multiple herniated disks in Hernandez’s back. Hernandez underwent spinal surgery and suffered through more than a year of painful rehabilitation. During that time, Hernandez missed a significant amount of work. …

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Lawlor Winston, LLP Secures $837,500 Settlement for Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident
 
Fort Lauderdale — August 17, 2010 — On June 2, 2008 on U.S.1 in Hollywood, plaintiff Hector Maldonado, a 59 year old mechanic, was travelling northbound on his motorcycle when a sedan driven by Joel Handelman and leased for his use by his company, Mazel & Company, Inc.,  abruptly pulled out in front of him. Maldonado claimed he did not have time to sufficiently stop, and his motorcycle fell to the ground.  Handelman was arrested on the scene on drunken driving charges; however the charges were eventually dismissed based on the fact the arresting officer on the scene was terminated and arrested for falsifying arrest records in a subsequent, unrelated DUI investigation.…

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Natural Wellness is announcing that it is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of MasXtreme, Lot # 907043, UPC 094922300805.  Laboratory analysis conducted by FDA has determined the product contains undeclared amounts of Aminotadalafil, an analog of tadalafil.  Tadalafil is an FDA-Approved drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), making the MasXtreme an unapproved new drug.
 
Risk Statement: FDA advises that this poses a threat to consumers because aminotadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.
 
MasXtreme is sold in blister packs containing one (1) capsule. …

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Trial lawyers tout new report on cost of medical malpractice
By Mike Lillis – 09/07/10 04:09 PM ET
 
The nation’s trial lawyers are trumpeting a new study indicating that medical liability consumes 2.4 percent of the nation’s healthcare spending each year.
 
The report, according to the American Association for Justice (AAJ), “shows that limiting the rights of injured patients will do practically nothing to lower health care costs.”
 
“Instead, our focus should be on preventing the 98,000 deaths that occur every year because of preventable medical errors,” the lobbyist group said Tuesday in an email.
 
The new study — published Tuesday in the journal Health Affairs — found that the annual cost related to medical liability is $55.6 billion.…

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