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  • France Committed to Developing Safer Alternative to Roundup

    This entry was posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    France recently announced a plan to cut back on the use of pesticides. This announcement came at around the same time as a government spokesperson stated that France would vote against extending the license for the use of glyphosate in the European Union, because of the herbicide’s suspected connection to cancer. France abstained from voting…

  • Studies Reveal New Risks Associated with Blood-Thinners Like Xarelto and Eliquis

    This entry was posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), blood-thinning medications like Xarelto and Eliquis may increase the risk of hematuria-related complications. Hematuria occurs when blood is found in the urine, and related complications may include emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and urologic procedures. Plaintiffs have filed thousands of lawsuits…

  • Injuries Linked to Ethicon’s Physiomesh [Timeline]

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    Ethicon Applies for FDA Approval of Physiomesh March 8, 2010 – Ethicon, Inc. applies for FDA approval of Phsyiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, used to repair abdominal hernias. Ethicon uses the FDA’s “fast-track” 510(k) approval process, which does not require Ethicon to conduct clinical safety and efficacy trials. Source FDA Approves Physiomesh to Use for Hernia…

  • Chaffin Luhana Partners and Associates Named to 2017 NY Super Lawyers List

    This entry was posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    New York, New York—September 21, 2017— Chaffin Luhana LLP, a national plaintiffs-only law firm, is proud to announce that Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, has selected and honored four of our attorneys. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more…

  • 3T Heater-Cooler Contamination and Infection Infographic

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    How a 3T Heater-Cooler Unit Works 3T Heater-Cooler Units/Devices have water tanks that provide temperature-controlled water to external heat exchangers or warming/cooling blankets through closed circuits. Contaminated water from inside the device can aerosolize as it travels through the closed circuits. Contamination Within the Operating Room The device’s fan and exhaust vent can push contaminated…

  • Study Suggests Some RA Patients at Increased Risk for Actemra Infections

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    A new study published in the scientific journal Rheumatology indicates that certain patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who take Actemra (tocilizumab) to treat their symptoms may be at an increased risk for dangerous infections than others. Actemra, manufactured by Roche and subsidiary Genentech, is a drug that works by inhibiting parts of the immune system…

  • Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler and NTM Infection Timeline

    This entry was posted on Monday, August 21st, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    Use the arrows on the left and right side of the timeline slideshow to navigate through its progression. Infection outbreak at hospital in Greenville, SC July 21, 2014 – 15 infections and 4 deaths are linked to infections involving non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) at Greenville Memorial Hospital. The initial investigation leads to the temporary removal of…

  • New Studies Raise Questions About Quality of Drug & Medical Device Testing

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    In medical device and pharmaceutical lawsuits, plaintiffs often allege that the product manufacturer conducted inadequate testing on its product before releasing it on the market. Plaintiffs also claim that the manufacturer failed to conduct adequate post-approval studies to identify and prevent serious side effects. Now, a recent study published in a prominent medical journal lends…

  • New Study Questions the Use and Safety of IVC Filters in Trauma Patients

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    A new study published in the scientific journal JAMA Surgery has questioned the effectiveness and safety of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. These are small, cage-like medical devices that are implanted in the main vein that takes blood from the lower legs back to the heart. The device is designed to capture and dissipate any…

  • Chaffin Luhana Joins with AAJ in Urging a “No” Vote on HR 985 and HR 1215

    This entry was posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 by Eric Chaffin

    New York, New York—March 10, 2017— Chaffin Luhana LLP, a national plaintiffs-only law firm, has joined the American Association for Justice (AAJ) in asking for public resistance to two new laws proposed by the House of Representatives. Both stand to severely limit Americans’ rights to consumer justice. H.R. 985, the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation…

how not to be a lawyer

according to eric t. chaffin

“My father was a union witness at an arbitration in a steel mill. After the hearing, my father, dressed in blue jeans and a sweatshirt, stuck out his hand to shake hands with the company’s lawyer. The lawyer refused. The lawyer was not upset because my dad got the best of him but because he frowned upon working class people. I was the first person in my family to graduate from college. My dad used this story to remind me to respect others, to remember where I came from and as an example of how not to conduct myself as a lawyer.”

eric t. chaffin

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