• Vaping triggers health issues for Florida teens

    Ben Frier says he has breathing issues from vaping. Lawyer Jonathan Gdanski represents teens in Florida and across the country with health issues from e-cigarettes.

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  • FORT LAUDERDALE Florida teen addicted to e-cigarettes: 'I never realized how dependent I would be'

    Teen suffering multiple health issues after developing an addition to e-cigarettes

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The hidden dangers of e-cigarettes, once touted as a less harmful way of smoking, has been a hot topic lately.

    Those e-cigs are now being blamed for a wide range of breathing and other health problems, and it's not just adults dealing with these issues.

    Attorney Steven Hammer was interviewed on ABC Local 10 News. To watch the story click here.

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  • 'I'm Hooked': South Florida Teen Warns of E-Cig Addiction

    A South Florida teen is joining dozens of others who are trying to get e-cigarettes banned from stores so other kids don't have to go through the same troubles as them.

    Bailey Legacki has tried quitting but it didn't work. The 18-year-old says without her e-cigarette Juul she is cranky and anxious.

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  • Law Firms See Promise—and Peril—in Multibillion-Dollar Vaping Market

    Vaping and e-cigarettes have exploded into a $5 billion industry in the last decade, sparking interest by some corporate law firms in developing industry-focused practices. But a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration deadline that gives vape product manufacturers only 10 months to seek market approval could mean much of the industry goes up in smoke.

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  • Bicyclist Awarded $2M in Damages

    Sanibel cyclist awarded nearly $2.2 million in damages after 2015 accident. View Source [+]
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  • Attorney Jeffrey Haberman on KBKA Radio

    Listen to Schlesinger Law Office Attorney Jeffrey Haberman on KBKA Radio speaking on JUUL lawsuits. View Source [+]
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  • Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Files Court Case to Ban Sale of Juul Products

    For a while, cigarette smoking seemed to be a thing of the past. But thanks to the Juul e-cigarette, a youth nicotine epidemic has arisen. Read more here. View Source [+]
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  • Broward Lawyer Sparks Class Action to Ban Sale of Juul E-Cigarettes

    A South Florida attorney has asked a federal judge to halt the sale of electronic cigarettes manufactured by Juul Labs Inc. Jonathan Gdanski, a litigator with the Schlesinger Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on Thursday asking for a permanent injunction against the San Francisco-based based company. View Source [+]
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  • Former SEC chief accountant sues his HOA over bicycle crash, wins $41 million award

    A Palm Beach County jury said the former Securities and Exchange Commission's chief accountant is entitled to $41 million in damages from a bicycle crash in his Jupiter neighborhood, Jonathan's Landing. Jim Schnurr had to retire from his job with the commission to recover from injuries suffered in the crash in April 2016. View Source [+]
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  • Jury awards cyclist millions for injuries

    The former chief accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission won a $41 million verdict against a Florida homeowners association Wednesday after a jury determined the association negligently maintained a bicycle path on which he crashed and injured himself.
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  • Jury: Jonathan’s Landing must pay bicyclist millions for hitting pole

    James Schnurr broke his neck when he crashed into a pole he couldn’t see and that was placed in the path without permits and in defiance of decades-old rules established by traffic engineers, his attorney said. View Source [+]
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  • Ex-SEC Chief Accountant Wins $41M Verdict For Bike Crash

    The former chief accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission won a $41 million verdict against a Florida homeowners association Wednesday after a jury determined the association negligently maintained a bicycle path on which he crashed and injured himself.
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  • Teen addicted to Juul

    Parents aren't always aware that their kids are addicted to e-cigs.
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  • 15 year old and parents are suing Juul

    Parents of teen want to address the teen addictions with Altria and Juul targeting and marketing to underaged kids.
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  • Teen suffers seizures after smoking Juul

    15 year old Sarasota girl addicted to Juul is suing the e-cig giant. Important reminders to parents to have conversations with their kids.
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  • Tobacco company Reynolds blames teen vaping crisis on Juul in fighting FDA plan to rein in e-cigarettes

    Tobacco company Reynolds is fighting the Food and Drug Administration's proposal to curb teen vaping, singling out one competitor it says the agency should rein in instead: e-cigarette maker Juul. View Source [+]
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  • Mounting lawsuits against Juul reminiscent of early tobacco litigation

    The 15-year-old girl’s path to nicotine addiction is familiar to many teens of the “Juul generation”: Initially drawn to the vapor’s sweet mango flavor, she started taking puffs from a Juul e-cigarette when she was 14, not knowing it contained nicotine, the same addictive substance found in tobacco cigarettes.

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  • FDA Letter from Senator Durbin

    Senator Richard Durbin's letter to Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
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  • Schlesinger Law Firm Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against JUUL E-cigarette Manufacturer and Altria Group Inc.

    Schlesinger Law Firm filed today a class-action lawsuit on behalf of a Sarasota County teenager, age 15, and her parents to redress the nicotine addiction epidemic among youth. View Source [+]
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  • A Shrewd Malpractice Lawyer Wins a $16.9 Million Case—and Doctors Demand a Second Opinion

    At the time, it seemed like a shrewd move. In 1980 the Florida Medical Association convinced the state legislature to enact a law requiring the loser in medical malpractice cases to pay the winner’s legal expenses. Since doctors win some 80 percent of malpractice trials, the association believed that the new law would discourage such suits by upping the ante for disgruntled patients. The reasoning was logical, but the doctors neglected one important factor—Sheldon “Shelley” Schlesinger, a feisty lawyer and self-proclaimed “champion of the oppressed” who just loves to tangle with the medical establishment. View Source [+]
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  • The Bleeding Edge filmmakers on risks of medical devices

    Medical companies are responding to a new documentary that claims the health care industry's loose regulations on medical devices are putting patients at risk. The filmmakers of "The Bleeding Edge" spoke with patients suffering apparent complications from devices such as cobalt hip replacements and the Essure permanent birth control device. View Source [+]
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  • CNN Exclusive: Bayer paid doctors millions for questionable birth control device

    When Christina Potts was looking for permanent birth control, she said, her doctor was a "cheerleader" for one option and one option only: Essure. View Source [+]
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  • Finally: After years of complaints, Bayer to stop selling Essure contraceptive coil

    July 27, 2018 ( Population Research Organization) – After years of litigation and sustained pressure from thousands of women who have reported injuries and other adverse side effects from the Essure sterilization coil, Bayer, the device's manufacturer, has announced that it will discontinue selling Essure in the United States by the end of the year. View Source [+]
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  • 'They've All Got to Be Sweating Tacks': Attorneys Discuss Liability Over FIU Bridge Collapse

    Expect a lot of finger-pointing in what attorneys say will likely be multimillion-dollar litigation arising from Thursday’s bridge collapse at Florida International University. View Source [+]
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  • Surf Drugs, Inc. v. Vermette

    SURF DRUGS, INC., a Florida Corporation, Petitioner, v. Raymond L. VERMETTE, Respondent. View Source [+]
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  • 'They've All Got to Be Sweating Tacks': Attorneys Discuss Liability Over FIU Bridge Collapse

    Expect a lot of finger-pointing in what attorneys say will likely be multimillion-dollar litigation arising from Thursday’s bridge collapse at Florida International University. View Source [+]
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