Injury Law News

  • $81.5 Million Award Against NAPA for Asbestos Death
    TACOMA, Wash., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury this week was unanimous in its finding that NAPA Auto Parts and Genuine Parts Corp. (NYSE:GPC) were liable in the asbestos-related death of a heavy equipment operator and awarded his survivors $81.5 million. In its verdict, the jury found that
  • Jury issues $55M verdict against Honda
    A jury ordered Honda Motor to pay $55.3 million for a rollover accident that left a Pennsylvania man paralyzed, but the car company said Friday it would appeal. Lawyers for Carlos Martinez, 57, of York, argued during a nine-day trial that a faulty seat belt design in his Acura Integra caused the
  • GSK must pay $3 million in generic Paxil suicide lawsuit
    GlaxoSmithKline(GSK.L) must pay $3 million to a woman who sued the drug company over the death of her husband, a lawyer who committed suicide after taking a generic version of the antidepressant Paxil, a U.S. jury said on Thursday. The jury's award followed a trial in federal court in Chicago in a
  • Families Blame Phone Makers for Distracted Driving Deaths
    Peggy Riggs often warned her children, including 20-year-old son David, about the dangers of texting and driving. In turn, David encouraged his friends never to engage in the practice. But that message did not get through to the driver who killed David Riggs until it was too late. In 2013, David
According to an SEC filing, on April 7, a jury found Kimberly-Clark liable for $3.9 million in compensatory damages and $350 million in punitive damages in the Microcool* surgical gowns class action lawsuit. The Jury also found Halyard Health was liable for $261,445 in compensatory damages and $100 Read More
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of advertising and promotion of cigarettes and, Read More
A federal court judge plans to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller III to oversee the disbursement of nearly $1 billion in restitution in the deadly Takata air bag case, which involves the largest recall in U.S. history. U.S. District Judge George Steeh issued an order this afternoon from Read More
From Larry Bodine and Mass Tort Nexus - As a bellwether trial is looming in federal court in New Orleans, the makers of Xarelto are facing $2.5 billion in potential liability from patients who suffered uncontrollable internal bleeding. Xarelto is a drug designed to thin the blood to prevent clots Read More
A 13-year-old boy was killed and 12 people were hospitalized when a visit to a hotel’s indoor swimming pool led to carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said. Several children had been swimming at the Quality Inn in Niles, Michigan, around 10 a.m. Saturday when a passing member of the hotel’s Read More
To combat an escalating opioid epidemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration trained its sights in 2011 on Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of the highly addictive generic painkiller oxycodone. It was the first time the DEA had targeted a manufacturer of Read More

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