If you have a military background, or if someone you love has served in the military, you may have heard about 3M Combat Arms earplugs. If so, you’ll recall that potentially hundreds of thousands of soldiers suffered tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or permanent hearing loss/damage because of these faulty earplugs.Read More
The Legal Process Explained Part Two
If you’ve got a legal case pending, you may be feeling stressed and bombarded with legal terminology. At Yaeger Law, we believe in clear communication, and we recently posted a blog explaining some common legal terms: intake, investigation, litigation, and pre-trial.
Today, as part two of our legal jargon-busting mission, let’s look at the trial, including the roles of the judge and jury, mediation, and settlement. Read More
Did you know that when you have any kind of medical treatment or assessment, you’ve got the right to review, obtain, and amend your medical records? It’s all thanks to a federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Read More
The Legal Process Explained: Intake, Investigation, and Litigation
Facing a legal case can be a worrying and stressful time. You know that you need to go through the process to get the justice that you deserve, but sometimes it feels like a maze. The legal jargon used by lawyers is often to blame, also known as ‘legalese.’ Read More
If your legal case is part of coordinated proceedings, such as a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) case, you may have heard about bellwether trials. The bellwether process involves a small group of cases that are selected from the pool to be a part of early trials called “bellwether” trials. These trials occur when several plaintiffs file lawsuits against the same defendant, such as in mass tort litigation cases involving defective drugs and medical devices. Read More
The “I” Word
At the last few legal conferences I attended, I heard the “I” word uttered by defense attorneys, plaintiff attorneys, and current and former judges. I cringed every time I heard it. The lawyers sitting next to me did too.
“Inventory.” “Inventory.” “Inventory.” “Inventory.” “Inventory.” Read More
The Baby Powder Scandal
When you hear the words ‘baby powder’, or ‘Johnson & Johnson’ you’ll likely recall the devastating link between talcum powder and cancer. That’s because Johnson & Johnson baby powder and Shower to Shower talcum powder caused ovarian cancer and Mesothelioma in thousands of men and women, and there have been thousands of lawsuits against the manufacturers responsible in an attempt to get justice. Read More