Injury Law Blog

  • Winning a Repetitive Stress Injury Lawsuit
    For many people who work in labor-intensive fields such as the railroad industry and construction, work-related repetitive stress and cumulative trauma injuries are a real concern. These types of injuries can cause long-term pain and inhibit you from effectively performing your job. Because these
  • Defective Hernia Mesh Litigation Update
    Hernia surgeries are quite common in the United States. It is estimated that almost a million hernia surgeries performed every year.  Hernia is a condition that occurs in both men and women when an organ, intestine, and/or tissue squeezes through a hole or weak point in the surrounding muscle or
  • How to know if you have a medical malpractice case
    Although advances in modern medicine have extended life expectancy and reduced mortality rates to such an extent that even an HIV diagnosis is no longer an immediate death sentence, there is no guarantee of satisfaction with any medical procedure or interaction with medical professionals.
  • Race and the Opioid Epidemic
    By Sean Lally, Staff Writer More attention has been given to the opioid epidemic recently as the crisis seems to be getting worse. In 2015, over 33,000 people died of opioid drug overdoses; that’s about two-thirds of all drug-related deaths and the highest number to date. Since 2000, opioid
  • Bair Hugger, world’s first surgical warming blanket, feels the heat as more than 1,300 litigations have been grouped in a multidistrict litigation: MDL NO. 2666, by Judge Joan N. Ericksen of the District of Minnesota. Launched in late 80’s as an FDA Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer In many cases, whistleblowers receive a reward for exposing wrongdoing. If you who suffer from retaliation, as a whistleblower, you may also receive damages to compensate you for your losses caused by the retaliation. Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer It’s no secret that the pharmaceutical industry has contributed to the opioid epidemic. To date, certain companies have been sued for their role in the crisis, but the government has yet to intervene in any meaningful way Read More
  • Car accidents are caused by a variety of factors. Most accidents result from human error. However, some accidents result from bad road design. Defective road design is not always readily apparent, which is why you should always consult with an Read More
  • Zofran (Ondansetron) Products Liability Litigation, is being presided over by Honorable F. Dennis Saylor IV, at the US District Court for Massachusetts. The number of Zofran lawsuits filed has substantially increased from 200 in 2015 to 350 lawsuits Read More
  • A federal judge on Thursday awarded nearly $42 million to the parents of a Chambersburg boy who suffered severe brain damage due to a forceps injury at birth in 2012, according to a publicopinononline report. The boy's parents, Christina Late and Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. On April 4, 2017, Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) released its most recent data on phone use and driving. The numbers might just make you want to stay off the roads Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Earlier this month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a memo calling for a review of over a dozen federal agreements with local law enforcement agencies that deal with issues of racial profiling and excessive force Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Wisconsin State Representative, André Jaque (R-De Pere) announced in late March that he and Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) are introducing a bill that would close a loophole allowing parents to host underage drinkers, Read More
  • Today, we live in a world that is determined by our ability to choose. With the advent of 21st century there is a strong sense of purpose that cuts across all gender, class, race, and ethnicity. There is an increase in human population world over by Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer Iowa business interests are insisting the state is facing a workers’ compensation crisis, benefiting opportunistic attorneys and their pariah clients.  But the numbers don't support these arguments, according to a Des Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer It’s heartening that rather than attempting to cap medical malpractice damages and rein in the statute of limitations as usual, two Louisiana House leaders sponsored bills that would have raised monetary damage caps and Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Multiple news outlets have reported that an unidentified man was dragged from his seat on a United Airlines flight by airport security officers. Footage taken by another passenger shows the officers forcibly removing the Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer State and federal legislators are making a concerted effort to limit disabled people in their ability to file lawsuits against companies that don’t adhere to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer In January of 2016, Donald Trump made a bold promise on the campaign trail that he has yet to follow through on. While in Burlington, Vermont, he had this to say: “I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools, and — you Read More