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02/19/2013

Mirena IUD Irresponsible Advertising Continues Despite Rising Lawsuits

The amount of money a pharmaceutical spends on advertising its products doesn’t necessarily mean its products are safe.  For example, drug giant Bayer, the maker of the Mirena IUD, has spent millions of dollars advertising its Mirena IUD contraceptive through TV and social media ads.  The advertising apparently works – Mirena IUD sales reportedly topped $700 million in 2010.   At the same time, women who have suffered serious complications after using the Mirena IUD including uterine perforation, miscarriage and... Read More
02/19/2013

Miscarriage and Infertility Linked to Mirena IUD Prompt Lawsuits

At Audet and Partners, LLP, we are currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of women who have suffered complications from the Mirena IUD (Intra-Uterine Device).   Sadly, there have been cases linking the Mirena IUD to miscarriage and infertility. Now women across the United States who have suffered adverse complications after using the device are now speaking out. Mirena IUD Serious Injuries Serious complications have been linked to the Mirena IUD including: Infection Uterine Perforation Ectopic Pregnancy Miscarriage Ovarian Cysts Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Infertility Mirena IUD Lawsuits Bayer marketed it as... Read More
02/19/2013

Facebook Settles Sponsored Stories Class Action Lawsuit

If you or your child have or have had a Facebook account and a Facebook Sponsored Story featured your or your child’s name or profile picture, you or your child may be entitled to up to $10 by virtue of a new class action settlement. Given the public interest in this case, our class action law firm has provided answers to some of the most common questions about the settlement below. Sponsored Stories is one of Facebook’s advertising programs... Read More
12/05/2012

Fresenius Imperils Dialysis Patients Administered GranuFlo or Naturalyte

As reported by the New York Times earlier this year, Fresenius Medical Care failed to warn thousands of dialysis patients about the increased risk of cardiac arrest associated with the use of its products Granuflo and Naturalyte. Fresenius operates a number of dialysis clinics across the U.S., but it is also the leading supplier of dialysis products and equipment to other dialysis centers. In November 2011, Fresenius discovered a sharp increase in the number of patients suddenly... Read More
11/28/2012

Valley Fever Infections Rise Among California and Arizona Prison Inmates

In recent years there has been an epidemic of valley fever in California and Arizona. Valley Fever Infection, coccidioidomycosis, is a disease caused by fungus which lives in the soil. It can be contracted by simply breathing in the dust in a contaminated area. Symptoms of valley fever include fever, aches, pains, coughing and running nose. Coalinga prison inmates and other prisoners in the San Joaquin Valley are at particularly high risk for valley fever. In 2005 inmates... Read More
09/14/2012

Flushmate III Exploding Toilets

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The United States is recalling millions of faulty flushing mechanisms that have caused toilets to explode, creating “laceration risks” for toilet users. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the warning about the Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System, which was sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores and to toilet manufacturers American Standard, Crane, Kohler, Eljer, Mansfield, St. Thomas and Gerber. Read more: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/16/news/la-exploding-toilets-prompt-recall-lawsuit-20120815 If you own one of these toilets, please contact the law firm of Audet & Partners, LLP - using the... Read More
08/24/2012

Websites Allegedly Use Kids as Marketers

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McDonald's, General Mills, Subway, Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network could all be violating online privacy rules designed to protect children. On Wednesday, the Center for Digital Democracy, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and other consumer, privacy and children's advocacy groups plan to file five separate complaints against the companies with the Federal Trade Commission. The organizations allege that the businesses are engaging in marketing practices clearly at odds with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The rules limit the... Read More
06/07/2012

da Vinci Surgical Robot Injuries

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According to published reports: "everal hospital burn lawsuits involving the “da Vinci Surgical Robot” claim that a number of patients have suffered serious burns. One New York father filed a wrongful death hospital burn lawsuit after his daughter died as a result of burns caused by the robot. The lawsuit claims that the da Vinci robot caused burns to an artery and intestines when his daughter was having a hysterectomy in a Bronx hospital in August 2010. She died two weeks... Read More
04/20/2012

About Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella (Drospirenone) Litigation

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Some of the newest birth control pills -- Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella -- are the subject of over 1,000 lawsuits that claim the medications increase the risk of blood clots and stroke and cause other health problems in women who take them. Litigation focuses on Bayer Healthcare's failure to disclose the risks of taking these fourth generation combination birth control pills. Recent research regarding Yaz and blood clots prompted the FDA to require Bayer to add warnings to the drug... Read More
03/29/2012

A Reminder About Employment Litigation / Employment Law

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Audet & Partners LLP has an Employment Litigation practice team that is ready to help those who may have suffered from discrimination in the work force. In fact, "employment litigation" is actually a very broad practice area, and encompasses employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, whistleblower/qui tam, and other employment-related torts. As you may know, employment law and litigation is the large body of law that governs the employer-employee relationship, including individual employment contracts, the... Read More
03/20/2012

Just A Reminder That Audet & Partners, LLP Now Has Two Free SmartPhone Apps!

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Audet & Partners, LLP has created not one, but two free smartphone apps for our clients, prospective clients, and members of the community. The first app that we have released is entitled Audet Law News Legal Information, and may be downloaded free at this site, or at the Apple or Android App Stores. Audet Law News is a free and simple smartphone application that will let you keep up with legal news that affects your family and your legal rights. Easily contact our... Read More
02/27/2012

Audet & Partners, LLP Launches Auto Accident Injury Smart Phone Application

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Audet & Partners, LLP is proud to announce the release of our newest smart phone application. Audet Accident Law is a fast and free app that allows you to learn your legal rights as an auto accident victim. This simple application also contains news and information about our legal services, and links to an extensive selection of online resources for accident victims, drivers, passengers, and family members. The app also contains links to external resources about first aid, finding a lawyer, and... Read More
02/03/2012

Audet & Partners, LLP to Launch Second SmartPhone App

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The law firm of Audet & Partners, LLP is proud to announce the upcoming launch of yet another cutting-edge smartphone application.  This app will be available for users of both iPhone and Android devices, and should be live within just a few days. Our first app was designed as a general resource for people who are looking for a consumer attorney, and our second app will be more focused on the needs of accident victims, and their families. As with our... Read More
01/26/2012

Audet & Partners, LLP Launches New Accident Law Site

As part of our continuing commitment to our community, we have recently launched a new informational site for people who have been the victims of vehicle accidents. This free online resource is entitled Audet Accident Law Resources, and features a growing selection of free resources for people who have been in car/vehicle accidents. In addition to links to numerous legal and insurance resources, the site also features links to first aid information, and a growing list of local resources for different regions.... Read More
01/20/2012

William M. Audet Asked to Speak on Internet Privacy Issues

Audet & Partners, LLP founder William M. Audet will be speaking at an upcoming legal seminar on issues related to mobile web applications. The seminar is entitled DEVELOPING APPLICATIONS FOR MOBILE DEVICES: Legal, Business And Regulatory Developments, and further information about this seminar is here at this link. Designed for attorneys, business executives in the wireless, mobile device, applications development and venture capital industries, business consultants and governmental officials, this seminar will cover numerous topics, including the following: Industry update: Where is the technology heading? Platforms:... Read More
01/19/2012

Audet & Partners, LLP Launches New (and Free) Smart Phone App!!!

As attorneys, and as members of our communities, we feel that it is important that all people have access to legal resources. One issue has been that many folks simply do not know what to do, or who to contact, should they need legal help.  We are not an attorney referral service, however, we do often refer cases out to other qualified lawyers and firms, if the case is not something that our firm handles. As part of our commitment to educating the public about... Read More
03/02/2011

How to Find and Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product or defective drug, one of the first things you should do (after getting medical treatment for the injury), is to contact an attorney. People who are harmed by defective products or defective drugs (or anything, for that matter) generally have certain legal rights, but those rights can sometimes be lost if the person who was harmed does not seek legal representation. Therefore, if you or a loved one was... Read More
11/05/2009

PRESS RELEASE: HUGE INVESTIGATION INTO PRICE FIXING OF CD AND DVD DRIVES: PRACTICALLY EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN UNITED STATES AFFECTED BY THIS ALLEGED PRICE-FIXING SCHEME

San Francisco, CA November 5, 2009:  It was recently disclosed that there is currently a worldwide investigation into violations of antitrust laws and other anti-competitive practices into the market for optical disk drives.  According to press reports, the U.S. Department of Justice has requested information from Sony regarding its optical disc drive business in what could be the start of an investigation into the entire industry.In addition, a class action suit was recently filed naming Sony, along with numerous other... Read More
11/02/2009

Apple iTunes Gift Cards Lawsuit

As you may know, Apple sells songs online for its popular iPod music player.For years, Apple charged only .99 per song at its popular "iTunes" online store.  Then, in April 2008, Apple decided to raise the price for some songs.  Now some songs are .99 and some songs are $1.29.The problem with this is that numerous people purchased gift cards from Apple, expecting to pay only .99 per song.In fact, according to allegations in the filed complaint, Apple continued to... Read More