Injury Law News

  • Patient awarded $140,000 when plastic surgeon posts video of her on Facebook
    SMITH COUNTY - A Smith County jury found a Tyler plastic surgeon negligent in a Facebook posting case and awarded a patient $140,000. Dr. James R. Motlagh was found to have posted a video to Facebook showing his patient in the operating room under general anesthesia prior to surgery. According to
  • Plaintiff in Salvation Army Case Awarded Record $95.6M in Arbitration
    More than three months after the Salvation Army building collapse civil case settled for a record $227 million, an arbitrator has allocated $95.6 million of that amount to plaintiff Mariya Plekan, a Ukrainian immigrant who had been shopping when the building collapsed. According to a press release
  • One dead, three injured in Anadarko oil tank explosion
    One person died and three were injured Thursday in an oil tank fire in Weld County. Workers were doing maintenance on an Anadarko oil tank battery when the fire sparked at about 3:15 p.m. on a site near Colorado 66 and Colorado Boulevard, according to the sheriff’s office. Black smoke streamed into
  • Talcum powder lawsuits find a home in St. Louis — for now
    ST. LOUIS • Four verdicts totaling more than $300 million against consumer giant Johnson & Johnson in the last 15 months over claims its baby powder causes ovarian cancer have come from St. Louis juries. The largest yet was May 4 when jurors awarded $110.5 million to a 62-year-old ovarian
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
A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury has awarded $20 million to a Cinnaminson woman who charged that a vaginal-mesh product made by Johnson & Johnson failed to work as advertised, caused her chronic pain, and necessitated multiple corrective surgeries. The award Friday — which included $17.5 Read More

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