June 4 The Ruth Law Team

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a Class 1 recall, the strictest form of recall, for a Johnson & Johnson surgical product. Nearly 95,000 surgical staplers made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit have been labeled under a Class 1 recall, meaning the devices may cause serious injury or death. Ethicon has confirmed…

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May 23 The Ruth Law Team

Texting while driving? Expect police to pull you over. Florida drivers can now anticipate tougher texting and driving laws to take effect. Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that tightens our current states laws. While texting while driving is already illegal to do in Florida, it is rarely enforced. That will soon change. Starting…

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March 29 The Ruth Law Team

This week, a San Francisco jury awarded a man $80 million in damages in his Roundup Weed Killer case. The plaintiff, Edwin Hardman, argued that the popular herbicide was a substantial factor in causing his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He used the glyphosate-based weed killer for more than two decades on his own property. The award came…

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February 18 The Ruth Law Team

Last year, 11 children died from drowning in Hillsborough County. That is more than any other county in Florida. In an effort to reduce this number, the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA is offering FREE swimming lessons to families. Swim lessons run from March 18-21 and are open to children ages 3-12. In a state where children…

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January 21 The Ruth Law Team

Twelve patients have been hospitalized after receiving stem cell therapies contaminated with E. coli and other bacteria. People in Florida, Texas and Arizona received the treatments for varying reasons, including degenerative joint disease, back pain and a rotator cuff tear. The illnesses resulted in multiple hospitalizations, some for at least 30 days and another for…

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December 21 The Ruth Law Team

Jus·tice (ˈjəstəs) n: the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited awards or punishments. The quality of being just, impartial, or fair Merriam-Webster has selected the word justice as its Word of the Year for 2018. It beat out other notable words…

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December 13 The Ruth Law Team

Top All Children’s Hospital executives, including the CEO, have resigned amidst the release of a Tampa Bay Times investigation into the transparency and care its Heart Institute has provided over the past few years. The Times spent a year examining the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute, uncovering an alarming amount of concerning issues. The…

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June 22 The Ruth Law Team

Managing Attorney Steven Ruth of The Ruth Law Team has been selected as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, or NADC. This organization promotes the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and…

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May 2 The Ruth Law Team

The Ruth Law Team’s Eric Roslansky along with Attorney Brent Bigger of Paul | Knopf | Bigger earned one of the 20 largest wrongful death jury awards in Florida in 2017 for their work on the Brown v. Philip Morris, et. al. trial. The $5.8 million total verdict was also one of the Top 50…

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March 12 The Ruth Law Team

Another life was lost on a Tampa Bay Area street this morning when an elderly man, who was reported to be using a walker, attempted to cross 4th Street at 114th Ave N in St. Pete at about 6:15 AM this morning. As of the time of the posting, the southbound lanes are still closed…

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