Injury Law Blog

  • Supreme Court Curtails Multi-District Litigation and Plaintiffs’ Rights
    By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer This week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in an 8-1 decision that the several hundred plaintiffs from 33 states outside California can’t sue Bristol-Myers Squibb in California for injuries allegedly suffered while taking the blood thinner Plavix. Plaintiffs alleged that
  • Civil Rights Groups Sue Chicago to Ensure Oversight of Police Reforms
    By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Civil Rights groups filed a lawsuit last week against the city of Chicago, intending to force federal oversight of the Chicago Police Department, now well-known for its egregious use of force against people of color. The suit came after Mayor Rahm Emanuel backpedaled on
  • JPMDL Sends 70 Hernia Mesh Actions to District of Georgia
    By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Streamlining 70 hernia mesh actions against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Ethicon, Inc., the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) created MDL 2782, which will be heard by Judge Richard W. Story in the Northern District of Georgia. The panel decided
  • Gun Makers Should Be Held Accountable, Tort Law Experts Say
    By Sean Lally, Staff Writer In April, thirteen professors specializing in tort law weighed in on the negligent entrustment appeal filed against Remington and Bushmaster Firearms, the makers of the AR-15. The case in question was brought forth by families who suffered as a result of the Sandy Hook
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer There’s no one single timeline for all personal injury claims. Some claims take weeks to settle while others take years due to the complexities of the claim or the amount of money necessary to compensate for extensive Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer In a winning case involving discrimination against HIV-positive and AIDS patients, an Iraqi war veteran who sued OSS Heath for denying her aquatic therapy in 2015 has reached a settlement with “the company and others in Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer In 2016, Johnson & Johnson lost its first lawsuit, paying $72 million to relatives of Jacqueline Fox who died of ovarian cancer after years of using the company’s talcum-powder products. In total, over 1,000 lawsuits Read More
  • The dust is finally beginning to settle after the April 24, 2017 verdict of the first Xarelto bellwether trial.  This outcome has opened floodgates in the minds of both the plaintiffs and defendant lawyers, who are now dissecting the case to Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer The latest lawsuit sparked by deadly hoverboard scooters was filed in June, 2017 by a California family who is suing Amazon after the device caught fire, not only burning down their home but killing their two beloved Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer When 26-year old Khaliah Shaw started taking the drug, lamotrigine in 2014, marketed in the US as Lamictal-- a drug that’s known to be effective for treatment of her bipolar disorder, as well as for epilepsy-- she Read More
  • By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer Scientists studying football players and athletes playing soccer and rugby have long suspected that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E), a degenerative brain disease, predisposes these players to Parkinson’s Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Whether it’s due to a change in tax law or unforeseen circumstances, tax season can be an utterly confusing time of year. For instance, you may have been the unfortunate victim in a personal injury case that ended in a Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer It is not uncommon for drivers to text while driving. In fact, many of us are probably guilty of this dangerous behavior. Now, in several states and cities across the US, police may be given permission to use what is Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer   When you’re out on the road with a bunch of strangers, you really don’t know who you’re dealing with. You don’t know if that driver who just cut you off was just spacing out or if they’re on their way to shoot their Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer When it comes to E-cigarettes, there’s still a lot we don’t know, but according to recent research there are two risks: childhood asthma and heart disease. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Read More
  • More than 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the US every year. This is according to data from the American Cancer Society (ACS). A high percentage of these cases are initially misdiagnosed or diagnosed late, making it hard or sometimes Read More
  • An inferior vena cava filter (IVC Filter) is a medical device implanted in the inferior vena cava, below the kidneys, to capture a blood clot (pulmonary emboli) which has dislodged from the pelvic and leg veins (deep vein thrombosis) and prevent it Read More
  • 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 Read More
  • 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 Read More