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Dialysis Lawsuit Video Tells How to Collect Money in a Dialysis Lawsuit

Dialysis Lawsuit Campaign makes legal help available for those with dialysis lawsuits

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve teamed up with two litigation firms to file dialysis lawsuits for people who were hospitalized or died after receiving kidney dialysis using GranuFlo or NaturaLyte, or who sustained serious injury or death due to the negligence of a dialysis clinic. We are examining both Fresenius and DaVita Dialysis Clinics.

Dialysis Lawsuit Online Marketing Campaign May Interest Personal Injury Lawyers

I was an early advocate for personal injury lawyers to use video, and later I’ve advocated social media. Dialysis lawsuit site’s currently include Dialysis Lawsuit, Dialysis Lawsuit Attorneys, a Dialysis Lawsuit Facebook Page, a Dialysis Lawsuit Google+ Page which is linked to a Dialysis Lawsuit YouTube channel so that all our videos can be viewed on either YouTube or Google+, and finally, a DialysisLawyer Twitter account. I’ve also recently found that uploading documents, presentations and videos to SlideShare can be a cost-effective way to generate leads. Check out the dialysis lawsuit presentations, videos and documents at the Michael J. Evans SlideShare Page.

By the way, if you visit any of my websites or social media sites, I would certainly appreciate a Google+1, inclusion in your Google+ circles, a Facebook “Like,” etc.

I usually use a video player when I post a video on this blog. This time I’m going to embed a video from SlideShare to give any lawyers who are interested an opportunity to see how videos on SlideShare look.


Let me know if you have any information or thoughts to share by using my Contact Michael J. Evans form on the right side of this page.

Because I'm a personal injury lawyer who represents people nationwide in lawsuits involving pharmaceutical litigation (prescription drugs that hurt or kill people), defective medical devices, environmental torts, whistleblower lawsuits, and other serious cases, I'm adding this attorney advertising disclaimer at the end of each post: No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. The hiring of a law firm is a serious decision that should not be based on advertising alone.  All my cases are generally handled by me and a litigation team of law firms I work with. All lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis. If you don't collect, you don't pay.    

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BP Settlement is tip of iceberg | Gulf oil spill cover-ups widespread

BP Settlement is intended to bolster BP’s public relations, but the BP oil spill is not an isolated case, says whistleblower


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British Petroleum dumps oil on America’s Gulf Coast.

Kudos to reporter David Hammer of WWL TV in New Orleans. Hammer has just published an article exposing widespread cover-ups of Gulf oil spills. Hammer’s article begins:

It was something of an eye-opener when an oil company pleaded guilty to two environmental crimes in January.  Not because the pollution reported was anything on the scale of the BP spill, but because of the brazen cover-up involved.”

The company, Houston-based W&T Offshore, admitted its workers had used coffee filters in October 2009 to clean oil and other minerals out of the water byproduct discharged overboard from their platform in the Ewing Banks 910 lease block, about 65 miles south of Port Fourchon.

They were filtering the oil out of the water samples that were sent into a lab and recorded with the federal government.

Meanwhile, the water they were dumping back into the Gulf on a constant basis stayed contaminated.

W&T also pleaded guilty to spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico in November 2009 and not reporting it to authorities, as required by law. The company agreed to pay $1 million in fines and community service for their crimes.

I (attorney Michael J. Evans, publisher of this blog) set up a blog entitled the week after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010. During the course of the spill, particularly during the early days, I hired a journalist and dispatched a videographer to take video to document the damage caused by BP. I’m not the only one to document BP’s coverup, Mother Jones and Pro Publica were both very aggressive in covering the story of the BP oil spill and the BP cover-up. sent a videographer to document the damage, but sheriff’s deputies acting at the direction of BP employees blocked his access. And it wasn’t just our blog,, that documented the cover-up. Others reported the cover-up, ad reported on the cover-up (see Oil spill pictures suggest a cover-up on Grande Isle – sand being used to cover up the oil, published July 2, 2010 on Our reporting about BP and the government’s violations of the public’s First Amendment rights was mentioned in a law review article by the Environmental Law Institute.

Alabama businesses deserve every penny they can collect from the BP Settlement

So if any of you think BP deserves a break when it comes to Alabama businesses filing claims in the BP settlement, please think again. BP has lied from May 2010 until the last time a BP official opened his mouth. BP does not deserve your pity; it should be held fully accountable for ALL economic damage it may have caused ANYWHERE in the State of Alabama.

BP’s most recent court filings have been multiple, repetitive motions asking the settlement judge to order the Settlement Administrator to quit paying “absurd claims” such as a $9.7 million dollar claim by a North Alabama paving contractor. BP has even filed a separate lawsuit against the BP Settlement Admiistrator, and has asked the appellate court to halt the payments and accelerate the appeal.

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U.S. Supreme Court rules no class actions allowed in arbitration unless the contract expressly authorizes them (updated)

April 27, 2010  –  In a 5-3 ruling that dealt another blow to consumer rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled arbitration panels may not allow arbitration on a class-wide basis unless the arbitration agreement expressly authorizes it.  Although the parties in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds International Corp. were businesses, not consumers, the effects of the ruling will directly impact consumers who have signed loan agreements and other contracts containing arbitration clauses.  Now, if a company cheats a million of its customers out of $5 each, it will be able to keep the $5 million in unjust gain if it had the foresight to enter into contracts with its customers which require arbitration and which don’t allow class actions.  No consumer can afford to arbitrate a $5 claim.  If a consumer were allowed to file for arbitration on a class-wide basis, the consumer would be able to find attorneys to represent the class in arbitration proceedings.  This is just another in a long line of Supreme Court rulings that have put the rights of businesses ahead of the rights of consumers. [Read more…]

Chinese Drywall MDL Judge Announces Breakthrough Agreement

According to a Nov. 3, 2009 Reuters article, Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (KPT), one of the Chinese drywall manufacturers, has agreed to waive service of process through the Hague Convention, and will accept service of process of an Omnibus Class Action Complaint which is to be filed in the Chinese drywall MDL litigation on or before December 9, 2009.  In order for their clients to be included in the Omnibus Complaint, individual Chinese drywall attorneys must provide Arnold Levin (Plaintiffs’ lead counsel) evidence establishing that their clients homes contain the KPT brand of Chinese drywall.  The deadline for submitting this evidence is December 2, 2009.  Plaintiffs who are included in the Omnibus Complaint must also submit a fully completed and executed Plaintiff Profile Form to Russ Herman, Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel, by December 14, 2009.

Before the agreement, KPT had insisted on service of process complying with the Hague Convention, which requires the translation of legal documents into Chinese and imposes other hurdles for plaintiffs.  It is estimated that complying with the Hague Convention typically costs about $15,000 per plaintiff.

“This agreement is the equivalent of an invitation to all claimants, that were reluctant before, to get their claims on record without the hassle, delay or expense of service through the Hague,” said Arnold Levin of Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman, Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel for all Chinese drywall cases.

It should be emphasized to unrepresented individuals who have Chinese drywall claims that time is of the essence when it comes to participating in this agreement.  Individuals can’t expect to call lawyers on December 1, 2009 and say they want to be included in the Omnibus complaint. They need to hire a lawyer now, if they want to participate in this complaint, because any competent, busy lawyer will require a period of time to arrange for inspection of the client’s home, and the submission of evidence to Arnold Levin.  The article calls this a “breakthrough agreement,” but it’s only a breakthrough for those who act quickly enough to take advantage of it. [Read more…]

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