Injury Law News

  • McKesson Escapes Criminal Liability and $1B Fine in Opioid Case
    After two years of painstaking investigation, David Schiller and the rest of the Drug Enforcement Administration team he supervised were ready to move on the biggest opioid distribution case in U.S. history. The team, based out of the DEA’s Denver field division, had been examining the operations
  • Jury awards $15 million in damages in pelvic mesh case
    HACKENSACK — A Bergen County jury awarded damages totaling $15 million to Elizabeth Hrymoc, the South River woman who sued Johnson & Johnson after receiving a faulty pelvic mesh implant in 2008 that left her in chronic pain The jury found that one of the two pelvic mesh devices that Hrymoc
  • J&J Loses Bid to Dismiss Pelvic Mesh Cases in Philadelphia
    A central defendant in Philadelphia’s pelvic mesh mass tort has lost its bid to have more than 100 cases filed by out-of-state plaintiffs tossed from the jurisdiction. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Arnold New ruled Tuesday afternoon that only one case pending against Johnson &
  • While Other Countries Mandate Safer Car Designs for Pedestrians, America Does Nothing
    Dangerous street design and car-centric development deserve much of the blame for America’s sickeningly high rate of pedestrian fatalities. But don’t forget about dangerous car design. Over the past decade, automotive safety regulators in Europe have made pedestrian safety a priority. But their
Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG are responsible for a woman’s injuries tied to the blood-thinning drug Xarelto and must pay more than $29 million in damages, jurors concluded in the companies’ first loss at a trial over the medicine. Lynn Hartman said she took Xarelto, sold by J&J’s Janssen Read More
A Missouri judge has upheld the $110 million jury award to a Virginia woman who claimed that decades of daily use of Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE: JNJ) talcum powder products caused her ovarian cancer. After a review of post-trial evidence, Judge Rex M. Burlison of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court Read More
In a case that went to federal court in the early 1990s, a woman presented evidence that her supervisor tried to kiss her on multiple occasions, placed “I love you” signs on her desk, called her a dumb blonde, put his hands on her shoulders and asked her out on dates. The trial court judge Read More
The city of San Diego recently cleared a major legal hurdle in its effort to force chemical giant Monsanto to pay tens of millions to clean up local waterways polluted with a class of cancer-linked chemicals, known as polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Federal and state regulators have in recent Read More
In a ruling that could set a precedent for lawsuits over the effects of climate change, a panel of appeals judges on Tuesday found three paint manufacturers responsible for the health hazards of lead paint in California homes and upheld an order that they pay to abate the dangers. The companies — Read More
A Texas jury awarded $43.5 million to a Lytle woman injured in 2015 after her vehicle was rear-ended by an SUV driven by an employee of an oil field services company using a hands free cellphone immediately before the accident. Tuesday’s jury verdict against JC Fodale Energy Services, a now-defunct Read More