Injury Law News

  • $45.8M Med Mal Verdict Delivered at Trial Over Georgia Mother's Profound, Post-Childbirth Brain Damage
    Atlanta—Jurors Tuesday found two Atlanta-area physicians negligent and awarded nearly $46 million for the catastrophic brain damage a woman suffered just days after the 2009 birth of her child. Trabue v. Atlanta Women’s Specialists, LLC, et al., 14-EV-001821. The Fulton County State Court jury
  • Federal Investigators Head to Train Crash Site
    According to the AP, federal crash investigators are heading to Philadelphia after an accident involving three out-of-service commuter trains injured four people, including a train operator hospitalized in critical condition. The National Transportation Safety Board says three investigators are
  • Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 Attempts to Undermine Class Actions & MDL
    Class actions and MDL have real problems that need fixing. I have written about these problems at length, most recently in Aggregation as Disempowerment. But the new bill that just passed the House Judiciary Committee does not fix any of the real problems. Instead, it is a crass attempt to
  • Congress Intends To Destroy Your Rights And Hopes You Won’t Notice
    If you’re wondering why Republicans in Congress seem disturbingly complacent about the unhinged President and the exploding Watergate-level (or worse) constitutional crises starting to brew, check out the February 15 Full Frontal show on TBS. As host Samantha Bee explains, while people focus their
It was a story that made every amusement park goer rethink their summer plans. Last August, a 10-year-old boy climbed aboard a raft at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas and ended up losing his life. According to an article in The Legal Examiner, he had been riding the 168-foot Read More
DuPont has reached a $670.7 million cash settlement over lawsuits related to the exposure of a toxic chemical from a West Virginia plant. The company said on Monday it has settled 3,550 personal injury lawsuits tied to the contamination of perfluorooctanoic acid from its Parkersburg, West Virginia Read More
As reported by John Hochfelder at the New York Injury Cases Blog, on June 15, 2007 at about 1:30 a.m., Gary Gill crossed the street at Flatlands Avenue near 87th Street in Brooklyn intending to go to his parked car. As he opened his car door, another vehicle pulled up and two men jumped out. In the Read More
BISMARCK—The North Dakota House Transportation Committee opened up debate Thursday, Feb. 9 on a bill to change the state's distracted driving laws. House Minority Leader Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks, introduced a bill that says a driver "may not engage in an activity that requires the use of the Read More
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been called a "toothless dragon" in the past when it comes to medical device security, but one security expert believes the FDA is only one of many impotent agencies that need to get their act together. The security of our medical devices, including Read More
After 17 weeks of a civil trial about the most significant, tragic urban disaster in Philadelphia’s recent history, lawyers on Wednesday announced a $227-million settlement with the Salvation Army and New York real estate speculator Richard Basciano in the Center City building collapse that claimed Read More