Personal Injury

NJ Catholic Church Names Names of Clergy Accused of Abuse

NJ Catholic Church Names Names of Clergy Accused of Abuse

For decades, leaders of the Roman Catholic dioceses of New Jersey remained silent on allegations of abuse by clergy members. But this month, the truth will out. Five archdioceses in New Jersey have begun to divulge information related to abuses that stretch back nearly one hundred years. They are finally naming names.

Fund Will Compensate New Jersey Victims of Clergy Abuse

Fund Will Compensate New Jersey Victims of Clergy Abuse

Victims of clergy abuse in New Jersey can look forward to the prospect of compensation for their suffering at the hands of Roman Catholic clergy thanks to the imminent opening of the state’s victims’ compensation fund.

New State AGs to Continue Clergy Abuse Investigation

New State AGs to Continue Clergy Abuse Investigation

The recent changeover in state attorney generals will not interrupt ongoing investigations into clergy abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses around the country. Offices in New York, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Florida, and Delaware which will be lead by new AGs have also reported some of the highest levels priest abuse. And at least 14 attorney generals around the country have confirmed that they are conducting investigations into clergy abuse in their states in the wake of Pennsylvania’s shocking grand jury report, which made international headlines this summer.

New Jersey Jesuits Release List of Alleged Sexual Abuse Offenders

New Jersey Jesuits Release List of Alleged Sexual Abuse Offenders

While Pennsylvania is still reeling from the findings of the grand jury report into priest sexual abuse throughout the state, Catholic dioceses in other states, including most recently New Jersey, have been conducting their own internal investigations. The latest story involves a list of ten priests who spent their careers in Jesuit schools of New Jersey who have been “credibly” accused of sexual abuse. The list was compiled and released by the USA Northeast Province Jesuits, an organization that represents the Roman Catholic order of priests in north Jersey and several other states.

Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Implant with Kinectiv Subject of New Litigation

Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Implant with Kinectiv Subject of New Litigation

Recently, Zimmer’s M/L taper hip with Kinectiv and Versys head has been the subject of product liability and personal injury litigation. Like similar hip implant systems from Wright, Johnson & Johnson, and Stryker, the Zimmer system has allegedly caused metallosis in some patients. So far, more than twenty lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer.

Victims Sue for Church Records in Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse

Victims Sue for Church Records in Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse

The Catholic Church continues to deal with the fallout from this summer’s shocking grand jury investigation into allegations of rampant sexual abuse by clergy members in several dioceses throughout Pennsylvania. In the latest update, two survivors of alleged child sexual abuse have sued the Philadelphia Archdiocese in order to obtain records of misconduct by priests, along with their work histories.

Compensation Fund for Victims of Clergy Abuse Opens in Philadelphia

Compensation Fund for Victims of Clergy Abuse Opens in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Diocese of the Catholic Church has announced that it has created a compensation fund for victims of clergy sexual abuse. The new reparations plan, announced yesterday, will be called the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations program, and will be run by a team responsible for a similar fund in New York.

Justice Depart Gets Involved in Pennsylvania Clergy Abuse

Justice Depart Gets Involved in Pennsylvania Clergy Abuse

The federal government has announced that it will be launched an investigation into the Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania involved in this summer’s shocking grand jury report into widespread abuse by clergyman over the past several decades.

Pennsylvania Legislators Tangle Over Sex Abuse Law Reform

Pennsylvania Legislators Tangle Over Sex Abuse Law Reform

The bill that would open the window for claims passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last month and now awaits Senate review. There are only a few days left in this term for voting on the bill in Harrisburg, so Representative Rozzi of Berks County, who was raped by a priest, and his supporters have ramped up the pressure in Bucks County.

Possible Sex Abuse Cover-up at Pennsylvania University

Possible Sex Abuse Cover-up at Pennsylvania University

Pennsylvania may not be done with massive sex abuse cover-up scandals. According to recent reports by the Associated Press and other media outlets, a Pennsylvania state agency has refused to release a report of sexual abuse by a high-ranking state university administrator.

How to Report Clergy Sexual Abuse in Pennsylvania

How to Report Clergy Sexual Abuse in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Attorney General handling the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the state has created a hotline for victims, and the phone is ringing off the hook. The office has received more than a thousand calls, following the naming of more than one thousand victims in the infamous August grand jury report describing widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests throughout Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's Bishops Agree on Victim Fund for Sexual Abuse

Pennsylvania's Bishops Agree on Victim Fund for Sexual Abuse

In the aftermath of Pennsylvania’s massive Catholic diocese sexual abuse scandal, the state’s bishops have come together with a plan to compensate victims - but, it seems, potentially at the expense of other victims’ rights to pursue justice for themselves.

Diabetes Drug Invokana Linked to Flesh-Eating Genital Infections

Diabetes Drug Invokana Linked to Flesh-Eating Genital Infections

The FDA has warned doctors and patients that some of the most popular diabetes drugs prescribed today may cause a flesh-eating bacterial genital infection. The FDA has said that as it continues its investigation, more cases will likely be uncovered.

High Costs, No Benefits, Potentially Dangerous: IVC Filters Under Fire

High Costs, No Benefits, Potentially Dangerous: IVC Filters Under Fire

A new study indicates what many within the healthcare industry have increasingly come to suspect about IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filters: the device is not associated with a reduction in patient mortality. At the same time, the implantation of the filters during catheter-based lytic therapy procedures has significantly increased treatment costs. It seems patients and their insurance providers are paying a lot of money for very little in the way of results.

Invokana: Diabetes Drug May Cost an Arm or a Leg

Invokana: Diabetes Drug May Cost an Arm or a Leg

According to the Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, approximately 1 out of every 69 of his patients taking canagliflozin for five years will end up with a drug-related amputation. These amputation commonly involve the toe, foot, or part of the leg, and are reportedly twice as likely to occur in patients taking Invokana for several years as opposed to other diabetic drugs.

IVC Filters May Be Ticking Time Bombs

IVC Filters May Be Ticking Time Bombs

A Texas jury recently awarded a plaintiff $1.2 million in damages for injuries suffered as a result of an faulty IVC filter implant system. Lawsuits against the manufacturers of unsafe filters continue to grow.

Stryker Issues Public Safety Warning for Hip Implant System

Stryker Issues Public Safety Warning for Hip Implant System

In yet another instance of manufacturing issues related to metal-on-metal hip implant technology, one of the world's largest implant makers, Stryker, issued a Product Safety notice to recipients of several of its products.