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Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Lawsuits Against 3M for Combat Arms Earplugs

From 2003 to 2015, 3M Company manufactured and sold Combat Arms Earplugs to all four branches of the U.S. military. The earplugs were meant to block or cancel loud noises that could lead to hearing loss and tinnitus, a serious medical condition that causes a person to hear a constant roar/buzz noise. Unfortunately, the earplugs 3M sold were too short for proper insertion into many users’ ears and the earplugs gradually and subtly loosened until they were no longer effective. . . . Continue Reading

In Injury Suit Against Baltimore Hotel Corporation, BMA Lawyer Jeffrey Quinn Obtains $584,000 Jury Verdict

Following a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City against The Baltimore Hotel Corporation, Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC lawyer, Jeff Quinn, obtained a $584,643.00 verdict. The plaintiff in the case was a thirty-nine year old woman, who attended a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) convention in Baltimore City in 2013.  After the convention had concluded for the day, she was networking in the lobby bar of the Hilton Baltimore Hotel on Pratt Street.  While . . . Continue Reading

BMA Lawyers Aaron Moore and Jeff Quinn Obtain $2.5 Million Jury Verdict in Virginia

After a two-week jury trial, BMA Lawyers Aaron Moore and Jeff Quinn obtained a $2,596,589 verdict in Fairfax County, Virginia. The case involved a 33-year-old woman diagnosed with an enlarged lymph node and Lyme’s disease. In fact, both diagnoses were incorrect.  A general surgeon in 2011 found that the patient did not have an enlarged lymph node In March 2011 and a subsequent CT scan confirmed that finding.  The patient was referred to an ENT surgeon who, nevertheless, recommended a lymph node biopsy in August . . . Continue Reading

Guatemala Experiments: Federal Judge Allows BMA Suit to Proceed

In an 82-page opinion yesterday, a federal judge permitted the claims of more than 800 Guatemalan victims of non-consensual human experimentation, represented by Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin , to proceed against Defendants, Johns Hopkins, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. The Plaintiffs’ class action claims arise from human experiments conducted in Guatemala in the 1940s.  The victims, including children, soldiers, prisoners, and individuals in asylums, among others, were intentionally infected with syphilis and other venereal diseases in order to study how those diseases were . . . Continue Reading

Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin Files One of the Nation’s First Fentanyl Spray (Subsys) Cases

Bekman, Marder, & Adkins and pharmacist-attorney, Aaron L. Moore have filed one of the first lawsuits in the country against Insys Therapeutics, Inc.  BMA is also investigating additional similar lawsuits. If you or someone you know has been prescribed the powerful narcotic Subsys, also known as oral Fentanyl spray, call us now at 410-539-6633. Subsys is a medication that is 100 times more potent than morphine.  It is a fentanyl-based opioid mouth spray intended to treat cancer patients suffering intense episodes of breakthrough . . . Continue Reading

6 BMA Lawyers Recognized in 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine

Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin is proud to announce the nomination of six of its lawyers to the 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers list.   Dale Adkins , Paul Bekman , Laurence Marder , Wendy Shiff , and Ryan Perlin have been named to the 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers list and Emily Malarkey has been recognized on the 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.  The 2017 edition of the Maryland Super Lawyers magazine uses a patented multi-phase selection process to create its lawyer ratings.  Winners must receiving peer nominations from other attorneys and . . . Continue Reading

Emily Malarkey & Dale Adkins Obtain Jury Verdict in Cecil County

Please join Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin in congratulating partners Emily Malarkey and Dale Adkins, who recently obtained a $1,017,000 verdict on behalf of our client, who underwent an unnecessary major thoracic operation, suffered a herniation of lung tissue through his ribcage as a result, required another major surgical repair five years later, and experienced a painful and difficult case of post-thoracotomy pain syndrome. Our client’s medical misadventure began when his radiologist improperly diagnosed him with a “wide mouthed” hernia . . . Continue Reading

Carroll County Wrongful Death Verdict

Please join Bekman Marder & Adkins in congratulating partners Dale Adkins and Emily Malarkey , who recently obtained a $575,000 verdict on behalf of the family of Jane Burkart, who died in 2012 of complications of a massive internal hemorrhage. 75-year old Jane Burkhart had recently been admitted to the hospital for a deep vein thrombosis and was prescribed several different blood thinners. A few days after her discharge, she presented to the E.R. at Carroll Hospital Center by ambulance in the middle of . . . Continue Reading

Volkswagen Emissions Legal Investigation – Maryland

In the last two weeks, Volkswagen has admitted that it sold 11 million cars with so-called “Clean Diesel” engines worldwide that were equipped with software allowing them to cheat emissions tests.  Below are five things you need to know: What did Volkswagen do? Independent automobile researchers report that Volkswagen sold 11 million diesel cars that produced as much as 40 times the E.P.A. allowed limit of nitrogen oxide, a pollutant that contributes to respiratory problems including asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. . . . Continue Reading

Paul Bekman and Wendy Shiff Obtain Plaintiffs’ Verdict in Dutchess County, New York

Following a four-week jury trial, SCBMA Partners Paul D. Bekman and Wendy L. Shiff obtained a verdict on behalf of their clients in a medical malpractice case tried in the Supreme Court of Dutchess County in Poughkeepskie, New York. Bekman and Shiff represented  a resident of Dutchess County who underwent a cardiac catheterization and stent placement at a Dutchess County Hospital.  Following the procedure, nurses at the hospital failed to recognize that the patient was exhibiting signs and symptoms of a stent re-occlusion . . . Continue Reading