Injury Law Blog

  • Birth Control Pills, Progestin-Infused IUDs and Progestin-Containing “Mini-pills” May Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer A new study examining the risks associated with the current generation of hormonal contraceptives--including birth control pills containing estrogen and progesterone, progestin-infused IUDs, and progestin-containing “mini-pills”--- found that women who use these
  • Avoiding the Danger of Distraction in Medical Settings
    It is not the first concern most patients think of when faced with medical procedures. However, distraction can be just as deadly in a medical setting as it can be behind the wheel of a car. In recent years, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has analyzed over a thousand reports that could
  • Tobacco Companies Release Mea Culpa Ads
    By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Almost two decades ago, the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the Tobacco industry, using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) as its legal weapon. This marked one of the largest racketeering cases in US history. In some
  • Fifth Circuit Reverse $663 Million Verdict in False Claims Act Case
    By Sean Lally, Staff Writer In 2005, Trinity Industries altered a road safety device known as the ET-Plus guardrail, first designed by engineers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). The ET-Plus was built to prevent guardrails from spearing oncoming vehicles and to absorb shock.
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer Heroic 9/11 cleanup workers who were sickened from exposure to asbestos and toxic chemicals can proceed with their lawsuits against the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), the corporation responsible for planning lower Read More
  • Donna Indiana was a hale and hearty female in prime of life at 35. She enjoyed her teaching profession and being a mother to three. She was an independent woman, socially active and involved in many charity events. One day, she started experiencing Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer It goes without saying that some injuries are worse than others. Likewise, each personal injury case varies depending on the severity of the injury. One case might result in a settlement or award of a few thousand dollars Read More
  • A rising number of lawsuits filed and a recent request for centralization of lawsuits have brought the focus on Onglyza, a drug designed to control blood sugar in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Onglyza was jointly developed by AstraZeneca and Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer The medical malpractice plaintiffs’ bar remains in full trial preparation mode even after losing its first bellwether, multi-district litigation (MDL) case, claiming Cook Medical LLC’s IVC filters are defective and Read More
  • It was only a short time ago when David Dao, a doctor traveling home to Kentucky, was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago. Dao had paid for a ticket and had taken his seat. However, the airlines needed four seats for employees Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer Broken bones, fractured wrists and head injuries, are just a few of the thousands of slip and fall claims filed against property owners every year. Wet surfaces, cracked sidewalks, dark stairwells, construction sites, Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer You may, from time to time, come across news articles mentioning punitive damages granted to plaintiffs who have sued major corporations. You may also notice, in those same articles, the mention of compensatory awards, or Read More
  • All injury attorneys know that a verdict or settlement in a client’s favor is more than a monetary recovery. In many cases, these victories compensate victims for the lifelong costs of a serious injury, provide financial security to families who Read More
  • Medical malpractice and personal injury cases are no longer uncommon terms. Over the past few years, the media has highlighted some extremely large verdicts in personal injury and malpractice cases. According to the Journal of the American Medical Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer Kentucky plaintiffs prevailed over medical and business interests this week in a case of money and power versus the civil rights of U.S. citizens wishing to exercise their 7th Amendment right to a jury trial. The Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer The National Center for Health Statistics recently released numbers pertaining to the opioid epidemic, revealing that the crisis has only gotten worse since 2015, when nearly 33,000 people died of opioid-related overdoses Read More
  • The Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System (3T HCD), manufactured by LivaNova PLC (a merger between Sorin with Cyberonics, Inc.), approved by FDA in 2006, is a class II device, designed to provide temperature-controlled water to patients who have Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer Truck industry executives are furthering the advance of driver-assistance technology--called platooning--rather than promoting driverless trucks, says Daimler Trucks North America CEO, Roger Nielsen, speaking at a press Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Sometimes you might feel ill at the most inopportune time: on the weekend, late at night or any time your primary physician isn’t available. The emergency room can feel like overkill. After all, you may just have a Read More