Injury Law News

  • Psychiatric Disorders in Children Linked to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy
    Taking antidepressants during pregnancy can increase the risk of psychiatric disorders in children, according to a study put out by the National Center for Register-based Research at Aarhus University in Denmark. The study included 905,383 children born between 1998 and 2012, all of which were
  • Five deaths reported due to gastric balloon devices
    The FDA has warned health care providers about deaths related to intragastric balloon systems developed by both Apollo Endo-Surgery and ReShape Medical. The devices - used to treat obesity – are inserted into the stomach through the mouth and are then filled with saline until they expand, leaving
  • Don’t Trust Media Blaming Pedestrians for Getting Struck
    When a driver struck a 14-year-old girl in a crosswalk outside her Philadelphia-area high school last week, the local media pounced. Headlines highlighted police accounts that said the victim, Kelly Williams, was using FaceTime on her phone at the time of the crash. Here’s how the local CBS
  • Bayer to end non-US sales of Essure
    The pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced Monday that it would end non-US sales of Essure, a sterilisation implant that in news reports has been linked to major side effects. "This decision is being taken for commercial reasons," the German group said. The withdrawal extended a decision taken in May
After President Trump’s pardon of ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of criminal contempt for violating a court order designed to stop the violation of the constitutional rights of suspected illegal immigrants, conventional wisdom — and certainly the Trump administration — would have us Read More
A federal class action lawsuit alleges a paint manufacturer contaminated drinking water and caused a cancer cluster in a South Jersey town. Sherwin-Williams owned a paint manufacturing facility from 1930 to 1978 in Gibbsboro, a Camden County town with a population of around 2,250. The suit alleges Read More
Cook County jury on Wednesday awarded $148 million to a suburban woman who was partially paralyzed by a collapsing O'Hare International Airport bus shelter during an August storm two years ago. Tierney Darden, 26, of Vernon Hills, the woman injured by the falling shelter, held her left hand up to Read More
A Gwinnett County jury delivered a post-apportionment award of nearly $1.9 million to the family of a woman killed when a tire failed, sending the SUV she was in tumbling on I-85. After prodding by the judge to bring a holdout juror around, the panel found tire-maker Goodyear 65 percent liable for Read More
NEW YORK –– A New York jury has awarded $4.6 million at the conclusion of an asbestos trial against valve manufacturer Jenkins Bros., sources told HarrisMartin. The New York Supreme Court for New York County reached the verdict recently after a trial over which Judge Martin Shulman presided. Read More
UPPER DARBY, Pa. — A regional rail train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday morning, injuring dozens of passengers and the train’s operator, a regional rail spokeswoman said. Rail spokeswoman Heather Redfern said none of the 42 people hurt in the crash Read More