Injury Law News

  • Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody’s Counting
    Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick up cat food. The other driver, a 20-year-old college student, ran a red
  • American Speed Limits Are Based on 1950s Science
    Speed limits might make you feel safe, or incredibly frustrated, or both. But either way there's a bigger issue at hand: they're based on outdated data and science from the mid-20th century. In the US, our speed limits are derived from old studies, like this one from 1964 by traffic systems
  • Mom who lost all her limbs after giving birth sues hospital
    For this new mom, what were supposed to be the happiest days of her life quickly escalated into a terrifying ordeal that left her as a quadruple amputee. Lindsey Hubley, from Canada, didn’t seem to face any complications when she gave birth in March, but just four days later she was back in the
  • Car accidents killed 37,000 people last year — it’s time to act
    According to just-released stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 37,000 people died from motor vehicle crashes in 2016, making it a leading cause of death in the United States. This follows the record increase in traffic fatalities in 2015, which saw a 7.2 percent
(Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Thursday ordered AbbVie Inc to pay more than $140 million to a man who claimed the company misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack, the plaintiff's lawyer said in a statement. The verdict, handed down in Read More
A Dallas County jury has awarded $42 million to a couple who was trapped in their burning car after shoddy repair work by John Eagle Collision Center.  In the federal lawsuit, the lawyer said the Dallas body shop chose to use a cheaper, untested repair method when fixing the vehicle roof after hail Read More
Stanford, Calif. — In 1938, a 42-year-old autoworker named Florence St. John was angry about being paid less than men doing the same job on a General Motors assembly line in Lansing, Mich. Banding together with two dozen other women, she sued one of the world’s most powerful companies and — to the Read More
Thousands of women across the country are suing the consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson over its baby powder, claiming that talcum particles in the popular product caused their ovarian cancer. The plaintiffs, however, are not working as a team. They are taking the company to court one at a Read More
A trucking company has agreed to pay $9 million to settle claims that its driver was using his cellphone before falling asleep at the wheel and colliding with another vehicle. The parties in the case, Crews v. Cole, which had been filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, agreed to the Read More
PHILADELPHIA -- A record jury verdict of $57 million against Johnson & Johnson was awarded to a Pennsylvania woman who was injured by a product that thousands of women have. "It was a very happy day, but I was still sad and depressed," Ella Ebaugh told CBS Philadelphia. "I'm in excruciating Read More