Partner Jerry Lindheim and Associate Timothy Burke Receive Precedent Setting Decision For Vaccine Injury

Locks Law Firm is pleased to announce the recent victory of Partner Jerry Lindheim and Associate Timothy Burke in a vaccine claim that they litigated in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. The case involved a woman who was administered the Fluzone vaccine, which the attorneys were able to prove was the cause of her subsequent cardiac arrest and death. The decision handed down from the Vaccine Court's Special Master represents a precedent for other vaccine claims in the country because the Petitioner's injury was an "off-table" injury, or one which the Department of Health and Human Services does not associate with the administration of the vaccine. As a result of the win, the petitioner's husband will receive compensation for his wife's untimely death and is also now entitled to seek additional compensation for her conscious pain and suffering. Locks Law Firm is proud of its tradition of aggressive trial advocacy on behalf of its clients and always works to ensure that justice is delivered to those who have been wronged.

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Wawa Announces Data Breach Potentially Affecting All Locations

Wawa has announced a data breach affecting customers who visited their locations and paid with a credit or debit card from March 4, 2019 to December 12, 2019. The Notice of Data Breach on their website states that, “This malware affected customer payment card information used at potentially all Wawa locations beginning at different points..”

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Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act aims to protect residents and their loved ones

The Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act, proposed by Reps. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), aims to ban long term care facilities from requiring nursing home residents to sign and commit to pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements.

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Asbestos Found in Philadelphia Schools

Many people believe that asbestos was banned in the 1970s, it wasn’t. 

Regulations on the use of asbestos came in the 1970s when court documents proved that leaders in the asbestos industry were aware of the dangers but kept this information from the public. Commonly used in construction, asbestos is made of thin fibrous crystals and is highly resistant to heat. It is often used as a building material and electric insulator. Other uses include ceiling insulation, flooring, roofing and pipe insulation among other things.

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Exciting News at Locks Law Firm

Locks Law Firm is excited to announce its new affiliation with the Law Offices of Alvin F. de Levie. This affiliation allows Locks Law Firm to draw on Alvin F. de Levie’s expertise, insight and over 40 years of experience in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, and civil rights litigation. Mr. de Levie will have access to the tremendous talent, cutting edge technology, and resources of the Locks Law Firm - including the firm’s nationally renowned Benzene and environmental litigation teams. This new collaboration brings together courtroom experience in counties across Pennsylvania as well as state and federal courts across the nation. 

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Groundbreaking Settlement for South African Gold Miners

On July 26, 2019 the High Court of the Republic of South Africa issued a final opinion approving the settlement of a class action which was filed on behalf of former gold miners in that country who suffer from or have suffered from either silicosis or tuberculosis as a result of their work in the mines. A copy of the opinions can be found here and here. Locks Law Firm spent considerable time and resources assisting with IT support and data analysis on the case from 2012 to 2017.

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Partner Andrew DuPont and Team Obtain Millions for Families of Workers Exposed to Benzene

Congratulations to Partner Andrew DuPont and the benzene team who obtained a $6.37 Million recovery on behalf of a man who was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) at the age of 68 which was caused by exposure to benzene in solvents, paints and paint removers while working as an autobody repairman and automobile painter.

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What do 20,115 and 510 have in common?

Answer: all four. 20,115 and 510 are both linked to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). 20,115 is the number of deaths associated with opioid painkillers reported to the FDA between November of 2017 and August of 2018 by Endo, a manufacturer of opioids. 510, actually 510(k), is a process by which the FDA can approve a medical device for sale.

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Reduction of Concussions in Most Recent NFL Season

On February 28, ESPN reported the following:


“NFL players were diagnosed with three concussions during the 2018 playoffs, a 70 percent drop from the previous year and a continuation of a season-long trend.  In total, there were 217 diagnosed concussions in practices and games during the 2018 season, compared to 291 in 2017, the league revealed Thursday during a meeting of its Head, Neck and Spine committee at the scouting combine.  League officials had previously acknowledged a drop in concussions during the preseason and regular season but had not yet added the playoff numbers. There were 10 concussions during the 2017 playoffs.”

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To Find a Work Life Balance, Trust

We’ve all read about trying to find a “work-life” balance.  Visit any bookstore, on-line or brick and mortar and there are shelves devoted to this topic in the “Self-Help” section.  I don’t know about you, but no matter how many books I read, they never seem to answer the question.  Recently, I had an experience that gave me some insight into a possible solution. Here’s hoping it may be useful for you as well.

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