Injury Law News

  • BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota Announce Settlement of Takata Claims
    BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota (the automakers) today announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Takata multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the United States. The programs offered in these agreements are intended to increase recall remedy completion rates for Takata airbag inflators,
  • FDA warns of foot, leg amputations with Invokana
    On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration required Johnson & Johnson to add new warnings to its diabetes drug, Invokana, about the risk of foot and leg amputations. Final results from two clinical trials showed leg and foot amputations occurred about twice as often in patients with type 2
  • $6.8M Award Against RJR for Widow of Smoker Who Died From Lung Cancer
    Orlando, FL —  A Florida State Court jury awarded $1.8 million to the widow of a Florida smoker, Valton Sheffield, who died after multiple bouts of lung cancer. Jurors also imposed a $5 million punitive verdict Frday afternoon against R.J. Reynolds for the role the tobacco company played in Mr.
  • Justices side with Kentucky nursing home in arbitration case
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a Kentucky nursing home can require the families of two former residents to pursue claims against the home outside of court. The justice ruled 7-1 on Monday that the home could enforce contracts signed by relatives of the residents that subjected all disputes
Almost a third of drugs cleared by the Food and Drug Administration pose safety risks that are identified only after their approval, according to a study published Tuesday. The researchers said the study, which appeared in JAMA, shows the need for ongoing monitoring of new treatments years after Read More
A federal jury awarded $620,000 Tuesday to a Long Beach man who says he was beaten, choked and shocked with a stun gun by city police officers during a 2011 traffic stop. Ray Webb, 62, said officers illegally searched his vehicle, ordered him out of the car and proceeded to beat him with Read More
A Cook County jury awarded a woman who was injured when a CTA Blue Line train derailed in 2014 more than $6 million in damages after she sued the Chicago Transit Authority. Yolanda Montes, 37, was one of thirty-two people who were injured when the blue line train derailed onto the platform and up Read More
Days after a jury in Philadelphia hit Johnson & Johnson with a $20 million verdict in a lawsuit over injuries blamed on a pelvic mesh implant, the company's Ethicon unit is set to face another trial in the city over similar claims. Opening statements are expected on Monday in the Philadelphia Read More
Johnson & Johnson, hoping to reverse a $502 million verdict, is accusing plaintiffs attorney W. Mark Lanier of lying to a federal judge and jury about payments he made to two expert witnesses in a pivotal hip implant trial last year in Dallas. The allegations against the Houston lawyer surfaced Read More
ST. LOUIS -- Johnson & Johnson on Thursday was ordered by a Missouri jury to pay over $110 million to a Virginia woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using of its talc-based products for feminine hygiene. The verdict in state court in St. Louis was the largest so far to Read More