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Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Blanket

Patients who receive a Bair Hugger® forced air warming device during hip and knee replacement surgery face a significant risk of deep-joint infection.  The air that is circulated by the forced hot air warming system is contaminated with bacteria. When the contaminated air comes into contact with the patient’s surgical site, it can cause a serious infection in the hip or knee joint.  These infections are difficult to treat and can cause devastating injury. If you or someone you know suffered a deep-joint infection following a knee or hip replacement surgery, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit. The lawyers at Johnson Johnson & Schaller have several decades of experience successfully representing Oregonians wrongfully injured by toxic products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.  Please contact us for more information about your Bair Hugger® injury claim. For more information about the Bair Hugger® forced warming […]

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Fred Meyer discharged Katherine Whaley when she took her grandchildren to an emergency medical evaluation

Katherine “Kathy” Whaley worked for Fred Meyer for 26 years before it fired her for taking a day off to take her grandchildren to emergency medical evaluations. Ms. Whaley had worked her way up to become manager of the Santa Clara Fred Meyer Electronics Department, and had been in that position for 11 years before she was terminated. In those 11 years, she had only one disciplinary write up in her file – she disciplined herself for reading a new computer calendar system wrong and missing a shift in 2013. She was an exemplary employee. On the night of Friday, October 24, 2014, the Department of Human Services (DHS) called Ms. Whaley and told her that her granddaughter and her granddaughter’s four siblings needed emergency foster placement. Of course, Ms. Whaley and her husband welcomed them into their home. Ms. Whaley was scheduled to […]

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Essure Birth Control Device

The FDA has received numerous reports of injury and complications related to the Essure® permanent birth control device.  Side effects include: Ectopic Pregnancy Pelvic Pain Migration of the Coils Perforation of the Uterus or Fallopian Tubes Rash and Itching (nickel allergy) If you or someone you know was implanted with an Essure® device and has any of these injuries, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit. For more information about the Essure® birth control device, click here. The lawyers at Johnson Johnson & Schaller have decades of experience successfully representing Oregonians wrongfully injured by toxic products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.  Please contact us at 541-484-2434 or 1-800-783-2434 for more information about your Essure® injury claim or click here to inquire about a free consultation.  

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Leo Soell Finally Feels Safe at Work

Johnson Johnson & Schaller Client Leo Seoll finally feels safe at work. The Oregonian reports, “The Gresham-Barlow School District has agreed to pay $60,000 and make sweeping changes across its nearly two dozen

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Jury Awards $72 million for Death of Woman Caused by Johnson & Johnson Talcum Products

Johnson's baby powder

On February 23, 2016 , a Missouri jury returned a verdict of $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer. The jury found that her death was caused by her use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for feminine hygiene. About 1200 similar cases are waiting to be heard primarily in Missouri and New Jersey. Talc is a naturally-occurring mineral that is widely used in cosmetics and personal care products. Johnson & Johnson has long promoted its talcum powders to adults and children for use over the whole body including in the genital area, for all-day freshness. A catchy commercial jingle reached millions of female consumers, touting “a sprinkle a day helps keep odor away.” The link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer dates back as early as 1971, when a study of ovarian cancer patients revealed talc […]

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Veterinary Assistant Sues Q Street Animal Hospital for Disability Discrimination

Q Street Animal Hospital fired Brandi Lynnes (pronounced Lin-EZ) because she has bipolar disorder. On April 13, 2016, Lynnes filed a lawsuit in Lane County Circuit Court, alleging that Q Street Animal Hospital discriminated against her based on her disability, in violation of Oregon state law. Johnson Johnson & Schaller attorneys Meredith Holley and Jennifer Middleton represent Lynnes. The Complaint is available here.. Although Q Street Animal Hospital told Brandi Lynnes that it believed her job performance was “wonderful,” when it learned that she was experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder and needed to take time off to recover, it suspended her from work. Q Street then put Brandi Lynnes on forced “medical leave” and sent a letter, without authorization or permission, to her personal psychiatrist, saying that she would need a “written clearance” before she would be allowed to return to work. Although no doctor […]

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Estate of man who dies in jail files suit against Lincoln County

Two weeks after he was booked on misdemeanor charges, Bradley Thomas died naked and alone in his jail cell in Lincoln County. When their mentally ill prisoner’s condition deteriorated, Sheriff’s deputies punished him instead of getting him the medical care he needed. His illness was so severe that he placed food in the toilet, and was seen naked in his cell, scooping feces from the toilet and wiping it on the bowl and sink, and at times licking areas in the cell smeared with the feces. Six days after he began to refuse food, deputies found him dead in his cell, lying naked on the floor. Attorneys Thomas Melville and Jennifer Middleton, of Johnson Johnson and Schaller, filed a wrongful death and civil rights law suit against Lincoln County in the U.S. District Court in Eugene on April 1, 2016. For news media coverage […]

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SAFETY ALERT: Xarelto clinical trials may have been faulty

Xarelto bottle

Clinical trials performed by Johnson & Johnson and Bayer pharmaceuticals may have shown the drug Xaralto to be safer than it actually is.  Xaralto is an anti-clotting drug frequently prescribed to prevent strokes in patients with heart disorders.  The Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether a faulty blood monitor device used in the clinical trials of the drug skewed testing results. See the New York Times report on this issue here.

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Survivor of Vicious Attack Outside Autzen Stadium Sues Washington County

Yesterday Johnson Johnson & Schaller filed a federal lawsuit against Washington County arising from the brutal rape and assault of our client, Heather Meeler.  She was attacked after a U of O football game by a Jaime Tinoco, who Washington County had brought to Eugene as part of a program for troubled teens.  Washington County should never have brought him on the trip, but even more amazing, once here he disappeared from their custody and they did not even know he was missing until they stopped the bus for a meal  on the way home.  The story has garnered a lot of media attention – even more after the perpetrator confessed to a murder after he was arrested for the crimes he committed against our client. Derek Johnson and Jennifer Middleton are the primary attorneys in the case. To read more about this lawsuit, […]

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Dr. Dannenhoffer Files Whistleblower Lawsuit in Federal Court

Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2016 Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer filed a federal whistleblower complaint today that claims he was fired as CEO of Architrave Health LLC in Roseburg after he reported $10 million in illegal Medicare payments to Douglas County physicians.  You can view a copy of the complaint here: Complaint.

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