News - NECC Litigation Unifirst Settlement $30.5 Million
Foley & Small is pleased to announce that a settlement has been reached on claims asserted by Foley & Small clients and other claimants against UniFirst for $30.5 million as part of the NECC litigation. UniFirst was alleged to be an outside contractor which had provided air quality monitoring services for NECC. It was alleged that UniFirst had negligently failed to discover contaminants at the NECC facility as result of their air quality testing. The settlement with UniFirst must be approved by the US Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts as part of the overall bankruptcy proceedings involving NECC. The settlement with UniFirst is in addition to the more than $100 million settlement reached with NECC, its owners and related companies and its insurers.
St. Jude Medical Defibrillator Recall
FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.
NECC Second Payments Expected This Summer
Tort Trustee Reports Payment Expectation at MDL Status Conference
Final NECC Victims' MDL Payments Due By Summer
The second and final payments to victims of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak should come this summer and the underlying court case should be nearing final resolution by August.
Cadden Guilty in NECC Criminal Trial
NECC owner Barry Cadden guilty on racketeering and fraud claims
What is Mass Tort Litigation?
Often seen with defective drugs or medical implants.