Injury Law News

  • New York Senate Republicans kill the Child Victims Act again
    This was the year the bill would pass, thought advocates of the Child Victims Act. Instead, supporters of the bill — as well as the child sex abuse survivors who traveled to Albany to share their stories — were met with devastating news on Tuesday morning. The New York State Senate declined to vote
  • $10.7M Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Jury Verdict
    People who are injured in accidents and who are already are injured may be able to recover damages for the aggravation of their preexisting conditions or injuries. In M.C. v. Victor Matthews, Los Angeles Superior Court case number BC557692, the jury returned a substantial verdict to a child with a
  • Insurance Study Ties Legal Pot to Boost in Car Crash Claims
    DENVER (AP) — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in
  • Supreme Court ruling threatens massive talc litigation against J&J
    Johnson & Johnson is seizing upon a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from Monday limiting where injury lawsuits can be filed to fight off claims it failed to warn women that talcum powder could cause ovarian cancer. New Jersey-based J&J has been battling a series of lawsuits over its talc-based
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld an $11 million verdict against Toyota Motor Corp over a fatal 2006 car crash in Minnesota, which a jury found was caused by an accelerator defect in a 1996 Camry. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the Read More
An American Airlines plane flew to its destination rather than make an emergency landing after a runaway beverage cart struck a passenger's head during takeoff, leaving him with a severe brain injury, according to a negligence lawsuit on Thursday. Charles and Helga Johnson, a married couple from Read More
On Monday, a jury came out with a defense verdict in the second trial over the blood thinner. That's about a month after Johnson & Johnson and Bayer won the first bellwether trial over Xarelto.   This month's trial, which began on May 30, involved a case brought by the husband and children of Read More
In damning testimony against drugmakers Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer, an expert cardiologist testified at the second Xarelto bellwether trial that of all the anticoagulants, Xarelto is “the worst.” “So Xarelto, of all the new oral anticoagulants, is the worst. And that’s well established in Read More
A Texas deputy sheriff and her husband have been indicted for the choking death of a 24-year-old man outside of a Denny’s last week. A grand jury indicted Deputy Chauana Thompson and husband Terry Thompson with the death of John Hernandez. The husband and wife, who face life in prison, turned Read More
AbbVie Inc. must pay $15 million to compensate a California boy with a split spine for failing to properly warn his mother and her doctors that its Depakote drug could cause birth defects. Jurors in federal court in Illinois delivered the verdict for Stevie Gonzalez on Friday in their third day of Read More