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I’m Frank Piscitelli. I started my firm with one goal in mind–superior legal representation for the “little guy” against big, abusive insurance companies and corporations that hire an army of lawyers to stomp all over you. That won’t happen on my watch. They will have to stomp me first. I’ve made a career taking tough cases, often ones rejected by other law firms because they were “too hard”, “not worth enough” or because the other firm didn’t “believe it was a case”. I’ve taken those cases and recovered millions of dollars for hard-working people that just needed someone to fight for them. Representing people is hard work. You want a lawyer that will work tirelessly to get what you deserve. Not a lawyer promising to get you paid, and if he can’t settle your case, referring your case to a lawyer like me. I’m not looking to settle your case cheap and make a quick buck. I will fight for you and I’m not afraid to take your case to trial, if thats what it takes to get you the justice you deserve. So call me and lets talk about how I can help you.

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Plaintiffs Win $26.7M Vaginal Mesh Verdict in First Federal Case against Boston Scientific

A $26.7 million vaginal mesh verdict has been handed down by a Miami jury in the first federal Boston Scientific mesh lawsuit to make its way through trial. While this substantial vaginal mesh verdict does not include punitive damages, it does include between $6.5 million and $6.7 million for each of the four women who were plaintiffs in this case….


$21M Bard Vaginal Mesh Settlement May Settle 500 Mesh Injury Cases

C.R. Bard, Inc. (Bard) has reportedly agreed to shell out more than $21 million in a vaginal mesh settlement to resolve upwards of 500 pending lawsuits against the company. These cases, which all generally allege that Bard’s defective mesh devices severely injured women, mark the first substantial vaginal mesh settlement that Bard has proposed to date; some of the other…


$73M Verdict Awarded to Plaintiff in Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

On September 9th, the jury in a Boston Scientific vaginal mesh lawsuit awarded the plaintiff a massive $73 million verdict, which included approximately $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. While other juries in lawsuits filed against other vaginal mesh manufacturers have issued rulings in favor of the plaintiffs (and essentially verified that defective and dangerous…


Jury in Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Awards Plaintiff $3.27M

The plaintiff in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit filed against Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has been awarded $3.27 million for the injuries and losses she sustained as a result of using the Ethicon TVT-O sling. This verdict, which is the second jury ruling to support plaintiff’s claims of Ethicon’s defective TVT-O devices, bodes very well for the more…


Citizen Petition for Transvaginal Mesh Ban Has Been Rejected by FDA

Regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recently announced that they will not move forward with a transvaginal mesh ban, despite recent urgings from advocates at Public Citizen (a non-profit advocacy group for consumers). While the Public Citizen petition, dated August 25, 2011, had strongly encouraged the FDA to issue a transvaginal mesh ban in the U.S….


Does FDA 510(k) Process for Medical Devices Do More Harm than Good? (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where we left off in Does FDA 510(k) Process for Medical Devices Do More Harm than Good? (Pt. 1), below we will continue our discussion of the FDA 510(k) process. While the first part of this blog focused on explaining what this process is and how it works, here, we will take a closer look at some…


Does FDA 510(k) Process for Medical Devices Do More Harm than Good? (Pt. 1)

The public generally trusts that medical devices available in the U.S have undergone rigorous testing and screening by the regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure these medical devices are both safe and effective for their specified use. While this may be true in many cases, there is a significant – and widely used – loophole…


Recent Victoza Study Highlights Links to Pancreatitis, Renews Urge for FDA Ban

The potential risks associated with the use of Victoza (liraglutide) have become the subject of renewed public attention, as a recently published study is shedding new light on the possible link between taking this type-2 diabetes drug and developing pancreatitis. Published in early June 2014, this Victoza study was led by researchers at Public Citizen, who specifically analyzed reports submitted…


Ohio Bad Drug Attorney Discusses Bellweather Actos Trial

April 19, 2013 The first trial of more than 3,300 cases filed against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. for the diabetes medication, Actos, is currently in jury deliberations. The case, filed in California, is captioned Jack Cooper vs. Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Takeda, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, denies the allegations that it failed to warn patients and prescribing doctors of the risks of Actos. According…


Ohio Bad Drug Attorney Reports on 2nd Fosamax Femur Fracture Trial

April 12, 2013 The second Fosamax femur fracture trial began Tuesday in New Jersey. There are more than 3,300 pending cases which allege the bisphosphonate drug causes atypical femur fractures after long term use. The Plaintiff, Bernadette Glynn, took Fosamax for more than six years before suffering a femur fracture while bending over to pick something up. Her attorney, Paul…