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2.7 Million GM Trucks and SUVs Could Have Defective Brakes

GM Trucks and SUVs Could Have Defective Brakes

The U.S. government is investigating General Motors (GM) big pickup trucks and SUVs due to faulty braking systems. Roughly 2.7 million vehicles sold in the U.S. may be affected by the issue, so if you own a GM truck or SUV, here is what you need to know.

Meet Our 2018 Super Lawyers

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All of us at McEldrew Young are proud to announce that a number of our attorneys were recently recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Cascade of Errors Led to Fatal Fire at Pennsylvania Nursing Home

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West Chester, PA – A woman whose parents burned to death in a nursing home fire claims in court that a series of blunders by multiple parties resulted in a preventable catastrophe. 

Your Breast Implants May Cause Lymphoma

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Were you diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) after receiving breast implants? Are you experiencing swelling, fluid retention, lumps, hardening or pain in or around your implants?

December Deadline for Hoboken Train Crash Victims

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McEldrew Young is currently representing several injured victims of the New Jersey Transit train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey. For individuals who were injured on train 1614 or the Hoboken Station platform and have not secured legal representation, we urge you to do so soon. There is an upcoming deadline under New Jersey law concerning the filing of a Notice of Tort Claim that you must not miss to pursue an injury claim.

McEldrew Young Files Antitrust Class Action Against Novartis over Gleevec

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McEldrew Young and co-counsel have filed an antitrust class action lawsuit against Novartis on behalf of direct purchasers of the drug Gleevac who were denied the right to purchase generic versions of the drug during a certain time period. Gleevec is an FDA-approved prescription drug manufactured and sold by Novartis that improves the lives of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Gleevac revenue was $4.65 billion in 2015.

US Announces $15 Billion VW Settlement

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The Environmental Protection Agency announced a massive settlement (between $14.7 and $15.3 billion) by Volkswagen in a press release today. More fines could be in the works as the EPA is still considering civil fines under the Clean Air Act and the Department of Justice is still investigating the automaker for potential criminal charges.

McEldrew Young Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Valeant Subsidiary Salix Settles For $54 Million

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McEldrew Young, Attorneys-at-Law, announces a $54 million dollar settlement of its False Claims Act qui tam lawsuit against Salix Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, by the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”). Salix knowingly caused the submission of false claims to Medicare and Medicaid by paying kickbacks to prescribing physicians, including sham “speaking” fees, according to the allegations in the lawsuit In re Salix, Case No. 12-3870, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

“Drug and medical device companies have paid billions of dollars to doctors as speakers, researchers and consultants,” declared Eric L. Young, Esq., a Partner at McEldrew Young.  “Salix crossed the line and those payments became kickbacks when its speaker programs stopped focusing on education and instead rewarded doctors for writing prescriptions.”

McEldrew Young’s 2012 qui tam lawsuit against Salix and the resulting government investigation revealed a company lavishing prescribers with thousands of dollars in speaking fees, expensive dinners, drinks, and entertainment in order to increase the number of prescriptions written by doctors for Xifaxan, Apriso, Relistor, MoviPrep, OsmoPrep, Solesta and Deflux.  From January 2009 through December 2013, Salix employees throughout the United States held “speaker” programs that were primarily social in nature.  The complained of misconduct included, for example:

  • Gatherings at high-end restaurants with little or no time discussing Salix drugs;
  • Doctors attending multiple programs on the same topic over a short period of time;
  • Pre-recorded presentations which were not played or were not in a location conducive to watching or listening; and
  • Gatherings including non-healthcare professionals such as physicians’ spouses.

Three McEldrew Young Attorneys Named Super Lawyers in 2016

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We’re honored to share the selection of attorneys James J. McEldrew and Eric L. Young to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and Brandon J. Lauria to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.

Jim McEldrew Awards Law Scholarship Honoring His Father

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Jim McEldrew and Jonathan C. Smith last night at the Widener University Delaware Law School 2016 Student Awards Ceremony. Jonathan received the James J. McEldrew Scholarship, a scholarship named after Jim’s father and awarded annually to a law student that is either serving in or has been honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy or Marines.

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