Bishops: In public, humility. In private, arrogance.

Originally published in The Tribune-Democrat. Few records so clearly show how arrogant and callous bishops can be. I’d never seen the document before, despite representing victims of clergy child sexual abuse for over 30 years, and despite having scoured thousands of pages of church records, purposely hidden away in the “secret archives” of the church.... Read More

In the C-Suite: Attorney Howard Janet’s firm is creating a sexual abuse division. Here’s why

In the midst of what he calls “an epidemic of sexual abuse,” Howard Janet and his Baltimore law firm are taking steps to build “a world-class sexual abuse division” to help survivors in Maryland and beyond find justice. The managing partner of Janet, Janet & Suggs LLC (JJS) said the firm has recorded precedent-setting verdicts... Read More

Janet, Janet and Suggs, LLC Adds Preeminent Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Attorney Richard M. Serbin to its Sexual Abuse Division

BALTIMORE, MD – September 26, 2018 – Janet, Janet and Suggs, LLC (JJS), a national plaintiffs’ law firm that devotes much of its practice to seeking a full measure of justice for sexual abuse survivors, announced today that it has added preeminent Catholic Church sexual abuse attorney, Richard Serbin, to the firm. “Richard is a... Read More

An Additional 54 Former USC Students Filed Suit Alleging Sexual Abuse by USC OB/GYN Dr. George Tyndall

LOS ANGELES, CA/BALTIMORE, MD– July 31, 2018 – Janet, Janet and Suggs, LLC (JJS) managing partner Howard A. Janet and Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP (ASWT) managing partner Mike Arias announced today the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of 54 former USC students alleging sexual abuse by USC OB/GYN Dr. George Tyndall. This... Read More

LAPD Raids the Home of Ex-USC Gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall; Seizes Evidence

Today, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Los Angeles Police Department has raided former USC OB/GYN Dr. George Tyndall’s home and storage unit, executing search warrants in connection with the investigation into the alleged sexual abuse and misconduct of patients under his care. Dr. Tyndall practiced at USC’s Engemann Student Health Center from 1987... Read More

Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $417M in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Last week, a Los Angeles jury issued a verdict of $417 million against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in a talcum powder lawsuit filed by a 63-year-old woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after decades of using the company’s Baby Powder product for feminine hygiene. This is the largest verdict ever awarded in a lawsuit... Read More

Common Examples of Birth Trauma

The birthing process goes smoothly for a majority of infants in the U.S. However, sometimes there are problems that result in birth trauma or injuries. While some birth injuries are relatively minor and tend to heal quickly, others can result in long-term or life-long health problems. Unfortunately, many of these injuries were caused by medical negligence and could have... Read More

Types of Workplace Discrimination Prohibited by Law

Federal and state laws prohibit various forms of discrimination in the workplace. These laws are intended to protect employees from workplace discrimination that can have a negative impact on their earning capacity or the terms or conditions of their employment. Reviewing the prohibited forms of discrimination below can help you gain a better understanding of... Read More

Benicar Manufacturer Proposes $300M Settlement of 2,300 Lawsuits Over Drug Side Effects

Drug maker Daiichi Sankyo has agreed to pay as much as $300 million to settle a class action lawsuit about the blood pressure medication Benicar and the company’s failure to warn of the gastrointestinal illnesses the drug may cause. The class action includes approximately 2,300 claims. If you are part of this class action, the... Read More

Eligibility for Disability Benefits for Children who have Cerebral Palsy

Since there is no cure for cerebral palsy (CP), parents of children with this disability try to provide them with the treatment they need to achieve a high quality of life. Unfortunately, many parents have trouble paying for treatments that would benefit their child. Fortunately, if your child’s CP causes certain symptoms, he or she may qualify... Read More

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