Schneider Hammers Blog

  • Recent Crash Tests Reveal Improvements in Passenger Safety

    According to a recent report published by CNBC, the Institute for Highway Safety’s October 2017 crash test results demonstrated that automakers have significantly improved passenger safety in mid-size cars. ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed in Atlanta After WWII Veteran Struck by Uber Driver

    A lawsuit was filed against Uber over the summer after an elderly man was struck by one of the company’s drivers in Atlanta. ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed Against Cook Medical After IVC Filter Causes Injury

    Last week, a lawsuit was filed against Cook Medical after allegations were made that their product, the Celect Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter caused injury to a patient in California. ...
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  • Traffic Fatalities Increasing in the Era of Vehicle Safety Technology

    Today’s cars are more advanced than ever, constantly setting new standards of style, comfort, gas efficiency and technology. ...
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  • GDOT Pays More Than $2 Million in Missing Grates Lawsuits

    ATLANTA— Last week the Georgia Department of Transportation agreed to pay more than $2 million to victims to settle ongoing lawsuits ...
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  • Schneider Hammers Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers Listings

    ATLANTA– Three of our attorneys at Schneider Hammers have been selected to two different 2018 Super Lawyers lists! Jason T. Schneider has been selected to the Super Lawyers’ 2018 list while Robert M. Hammers, Jr. and Philip Pendergrass have been selected ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Hernia Mesh Recalls

    A hernia occurs when a small piece or loop of abdominal content protrudes out of its normal location in the body through a weakened portion of the muscle wall. ...
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  • Talcum Powder Deemed as Possible Trigger for Ovarian Cancer

    A well-trusted household product potentially causes fatal results.  Over the course of the past decade, there has been an alarmingly increased amount of individuals sourcing the ...
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  • Bayer Ends Sale of Essure in Every Country Outside of U.S.

    Last week, on September 18, 2017, pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG announced they are terminating the sale of their permanent birth control ...
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  • Lawsuits, Side Effects and Warnings: What to Know About Essure

    Essure is a permanent birth control device created by Bayer. The device consists of a flexible coil that is inserted into the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. In the following months after the coil is implanted, scar tissue grows around ...
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  • Distracted Driving Threatens Lives

    We’ve all heard it before – “Don’t text and drive”, but do we really listen to our loved ones, teachers, or whoever it is telling us this? Responses tend to vary from, “I can text and drive”, “I’m still paying attention to the road”, “it won’t happen ...
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  • One of the Most Dangerous Interstates in the Nation – I-285

    While Atlanta is known for several appealing qualities including its breathtaking views, impressive selection of restaurants, bustling city life and overall southern hospitality, there is one large obstacle that locals and visitors ...
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  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Workshop Event

    ATLANTA– The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association will be hosting its annual Paralegal and Legal Assistant Workshop on Wednesday, August 16th. Not only will this workshop cover a wide variety of topics, but there will also be several engaging ...
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  • HOW DOES THE INSURANCE COMPANY DECIDE WHAT'S "FAIR?"

    If you were recently involved in a car accident, the most important thing to remember is that the insurance company is NOT on your side. Insurance companies are in the business of settling claims as quickly as possible, for as little ...
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  • WHY BRAIN INJURIES NEED TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2.5 million brain injuries occurred in 2010 as either an isolated injury or along with other injuries, ranging from mild to severe. No matter how minor a brain ...
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  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON TO PAY $1.75M IN LATEST RISPERDAL VERDICT

    A Pennsylvania state court ruled on November 9 that pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson must pay a $1.75 million fine after finding that the company did not adequately warn of the risk of gynecomastia associated with the ...
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  • FDA WARNS: INVOKANA® LINKED TO DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS

    On December 4, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety warning for the popularly prescribed diabetes drug Invokana®. The drug has been linked to a large number of serious and potentially fatal ...
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  • INVOKANA DIABETES DRUG INCREASES RISK OF LEG AMPUTATIONS, FDA SAYS

    Since its release into the market for the treatment of diabetes, Invokana has been linked to a number of frightening health risks. The drug was created by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, to maintain ...
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  • SCHNEIDER HAMMERS TAKES ON BARD AND COOK MEDICAL IN IVC FILTER MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION CASES

    IVC filters, or Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters, were made to prevent blood clots from releasing into the veins and entering the lungs. Since 2005, however, the United States Food & Drug Administration has been receiving ...
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  • SIX MYTHS ABOUT BRAIN INJURIES WHEN PLAYING SPORTS

    Brain injuries, no matter how mild they may seem, can have devastating, and lifelong consequences, and is a very real risk that affects many sports players. The problem with brain injuries is that the problems do not show right ...
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  • HAS A RECREATIONAL SPORTS ACCIDENT LEFT YOU INJURED?

    Recreational activities can be exhilarating and fun, but without the proper precautions, the risk of injury in high-action activities can dramatically increase. In fact, it is estimated that 20 percent of people participating in ...
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  • BABY'S SKULL FRACTURED AT DAYCARE

    Our personal injury attorneys will be representing a woman named Camella Jackson in a negligence suit after her infant son’s skull was fractured in an Atlanta daycare. Georgia daycares get millions of dollars from the government ...
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  • NBC NIGHTLY NEWS AIRS PART TWO OF IVC FILTER EXPOSE

    Last night, NBC Nightly News aired the second half of a two-part report on a dangerous medical device known as The Recovery, a blood clot filtration device manufactured by 11 companies throughout the U.S. One of these manufacturers, CR Bard, is currently ...
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  • CONCUSSIONS IN SPORTS AND THE RIGHTS OF VICTIMS

    According to a report conducted by the Women’s Sports Foundation, about 69% of girls and 75% of boys throughout the United States participate in organized, team sports. Since this study, this rate has continued to rise. While ...
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  • DRAM SHOP LIABILITY: CAN YOU HOLD A BAR ACCOUNTABLE IN GEORGIA?

    Under dram shop liability laws, victims injured as a result of alcohol-related accidents may have the right to pursue compensation not only from the party who directly caused them harm, such as a drunk driver, but also potentially a ...
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  • GTLA CONVENTION ABOUT ANCHORING DAMAGES FEATURES ATTY. ROB HAMMERS

    The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) is one of the state’s leading organizations that brings together legal professionals for the benefit of everyday people. By promoting networking between law firms, continued legal ...
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  • GEORGIA TROOPERS CRACKING DOWN ON DISTRACTED DRIVING

    This week, the Georgia State Patrol has announced that it will increase its focus on aggressive and distracted drivers of passenger and commercial vehicles. This crackdown is in response to a 60 percent increase in single ...
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  • CURRENT ADMINISTRATION AND PARTY MAJORITY HELPING BIG PHARMA

    If you haven’t heard of it, House Resolution (HR) 985, also known ironically as “The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017,”was passed in the House of Representatives in March by the Republican-majority Congress. It puts severe ...
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  • CAN A BRAIN INJURY CAUSE PTSD?

    Brain injuries occur when an individual receives a sudden blow or jolt to the head, often through some type of trauma, such as an accident or a fall. These injuries can either be mild or incredibly severe, resulting in permanent ...
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  • PROPER CAR SEAT INSTALLATION COULD SAVE YOUR CHILD’S LIFE

    How you install your child’s car seat and buckle them in could mean the difference between life and death in a serious crash. According to a new study, as much as 95% of parents install their newborn child’s car seats ...
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  • ESSURE SUFFERS SALES LOSSES AND HEALTH BANS WORLDWIDE

    Essure, a permanent contraceptive manufactured by Bayer, has been banned from Brazil and discontinued in 2 European countries. Over the past decade, Bayer’s Essure has faced numerous lawsuits citing ineffectiveness and ...
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