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Anapol Weiss is investigating contaminated water in Bucks and Montgomery Counties

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 1, 2017 at 4:20 am
Our Toxic Tort and Environmental Team is now investigating claims for individuals who may be suffering the consequences of exposure to contaminated water in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. The government has recently revealed that several military bases in Willow Grove, Horsham and Warrington, Pennsylvania utilized a firefighting foam containing highly toxic PFOAs and PFOSs; chemicals that can leak into the...
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Pennsylvania Superior Court Unanimously Affirms Ruling in McDonalds Debit Card Decision

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 24, 2016 at 3:37 pm
In a unanimous decision, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld the decision of a Common Pleas Court, ruling that 16 McDonalds restaurants violated the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law (WPCL) by requiring their employees to accept debit cards as their form of payment. Such use of debit cards for payroll purposes stood in direct opposition to Pennsylvania law...
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Does Your Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 3, 2016 at 11:41 am
According to recent reports, women are increasingly limiting their use of talcum powder products such as Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower after a connection was found between the products and ovarian cancer.  An increasing number of women are pursuing legal action against the manufacturers. Research dating back to 1971 found traces of talc in ovarian and...
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Blood Thinner Xarelto Side Effects Include Excessive Bleeding Risk

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Xarelto (rivaroxaban), is a popular blood thinner prescribed to patients for atrial fibrillation and to prevent blood clots. Unfortunately, many patients experience side effects including excessive bleeding, stomach pain, and blood in their urine, among other negative reactions. Making Xarelto even more dangerous is the fact that no antidote exists to stem potentially fatal excessive bleeding. Without an antidote, additional severe...
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What is the “Steer Clear” Law in Philadelphia?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 14, 2016 at 10:23 am
Have you ever heard of Pennsylvania’s “Steer Clear” law? This important piece of the PA vehicle code requires drivers to move over at least one lane or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop, or disabled vehicle where emergency responders such as law enforcement, tow truck operators, and/or PennDOT personnel and vehicles are present. The law is intended...
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Joel Feldman of Anapol Weiss & EndDD.org Advises Personal Injury Attorneys on Helping Clients through Post-Trauma

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 9, 2016 at 11:54 am
In his advocacy for victims of distracted driving, Joel Feldman of Anapol Weiss, also advocates a paradigm shift in how personal injury lawyers conceive and respond to families’ grief. Mr. Feldman described in a contribution to the Legal Intelligencer how his own tragic loss inspired deeper insight into the grieving process of his clients and their need for information in wrongful...
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Chris Marzzacco Makes the Case for Legal Action to Stop Texting and Driving

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 8, 2016 at 11:31 am
In his recent contribution to the Legal Intelligencer, Christopher Marzzacco of Anapol Weiss cites the alarming statistic that distracted driving caused 15,000 crashes in 2015 in Pennsylvania and warns that this figure is not likely to reduce until, like drunk driving, distracted driving becomes socially unacceptable. Mr. Marzzacco persuades us that stronger legal consequences will help facilitate this social change by demanding the public more deeply consider...
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Poorly Designed Medical Devices Threaten Unsuspecting Patients

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
The FDA is continuing to investigate the risks associated with heater-cooler devices used in major surgeries, particularly cardiothoracic procedures. The heater-cooler devices have been associated with potentially fatal infections, such as Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM), and the FDA issued a safety alert on these devices in June. At issue is the failure by manufacturers to provide adequate cleaning instructions for their heater-cooler devices,...
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Victims of Defective Products Deserve Justice

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 2, 2016 at 10:50 am
When it comes to defective products and manufacturing defects, it doesn’t matter whether it’s something as big as a truck or as small as a child’s toy, the manufacturer should be held accountable. Unfortunately, a lot of people who have been harmed by defective products are under the impression that only expensive, non-performing products can form the basis of a...
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Concerns Over Health Risks from Proton Pump Inhibitors Persist

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 31, 2016 at 11:06 am
Labor Day weekend is right around the corner.  For some people that means cookouts, barbeques, spicy dips, and cocktails. And for sufferers of acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), that’s a holiday menu that’s sure to end with plenty of discomfort. That’s why so many with GERD have turned to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that treat acid...
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Anapol Weiss Shareholder Larry Coben Leading the Fight on Autonomous Vehicle Safety

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 22, 2016 at 10:48 am
Anapol Weiss Shareholder Larry Coben says that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been "asleep at the wheel" when it comes to regulations concerning the safety of autonomous vehicles. "Without federal regulation, each state will chart its own course on driverless ­vehicles, crash-avoidance technology and the range of innovations already finding their way onto America's roads. The buffet of state laws...
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Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss Risk May Have Been Known to Manufacturer

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 16, 2016 at 4:36 pm
Taxotere Docetaxel is a popular chemotherapy drug manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis and approved by the FDA in 1996. Docetaxel interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells and is one of the most popularly used drugs to treat breast cancer but has also been used to treat lung, prostate, stomach and head/neck cancers. This medication is always administered intravenously. Although hair...
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