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  • Opioid Manufacturers Probed in Criminal Investigation
    Opioid Manufacturers Probed in Criminal Investigation

    Federal prosecutors are cracking down on the opioid epidemic by pinpointing the parties that may have caused or contributed to the crisis, which has claimed over 400,000 lives since 1997 . To begin ...

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  • Supreme Court Won’t Allow Remington to Challenge Lawsuit by Sandy Hook Families
    Supreme Court Won’t Allow Remington to Challenge Lawsuit by Sandy Hook Families

    In 2012, Adam Lanza killed 26 children and adults in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Two years later, the victims’ families sued Remington Arms Co., the maker of the assault rifle used in ...

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  • Tesla Door Handles Create Fiery Death Trap for Driver
    Tesla Door Handles Create Fiery Death Trap for Driver

    Most people consider being trapped in a burning car one of their worst nightmares. For one man, however, this terrifying situation became a reality – and police were not able to help. What Happened? A ...

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  • Risperdal Side Effects Cost Johnson & Johnson $8 Billion in Philadelphia Lawsuit
    Risperdal Side Effects Cost Johnson & Johnson $8 Billion in Philadelphia Lawsuit

    Johnson & Johnson is an established brand, trusted by parents and doctors alike. In 2018 alone, the company earned $82 billion for its medical devices and prescription drugs. But its reputation has ...

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    The legal team at Somera & Silva, LLP joins others across America to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the annual campaign that educates the public and helps those affected by the disease. ...

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  • Drug-Dealing Doctor Sentenced for 40 Years for Opioid Prescriptions
    Drug-Dealing Doctor Sentenced for 40 Years for Opioid Prescriptions

    Over the course of two years, Dr. Joel Smithers prescribed more than 500,000 doses of opioids. Last week, he was convicted for more than 800 counts of prescribing the drug illegally, causing the death ...

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