Injury Law News

  • Nursing Home Bankruptcy - Too many lawsuits or negligent care?
    A trail of blood and brains led nursing home staff in Houston to a room where a mentally ill resident had beaten his two roommates to death. A 45-year-old man who had been missing for hours at his Kentucky nursing home was found dead in a stairwell, his wheelchair on top of his chest. And residents
  • Maryland jury awards $37 million to family of woman shot by police
    A jury returned a verdict Friday of more than $37 million against Baltimore County, Maryland, in a civil lawsuit brought by the family and estate of a woman killed in an armed standoff with county police, according to the attorneys for the family of Korryn Gaines. Gaines, 23, was shot and killed in
  • Illinois Court Slashes Jury Award by $15M in Medical Malpractice Case
    An Illinois jury’s medical malpractice award has been slashed by $15 million because the injured woman died the day before the 2015 trial verdict. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports Illinois’ 1st District Appellate Court reduced the award from $22 million to $7 million. Among the reasons cited
  • Jury Awards Paralyzed Kansas Accident Victim $38.5M
    A woman paralyzed from the chest down in a 2014 southeast Kansas crash has won a $38.5 million verdict. The Joplin Globe reports that Cherokee County jurors returned the verdict after a five-day trial. Kara Hansen was just 16 and behind the wheel of a 1966 Ford Mustang when she was struck from
General Motors Co. avoided a potential $1 billion-plus stock payout to address claims stemming from the auto giant's ignition-switch crisis after a judge found a settlement between plaintiffs and a trust for the company's bankruptcy estate unenforceable. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn on Read More
The city of Albuquerque has reached a $5 million settlement with the family of Mary Hawkes, a 19-year-old woman who was shot and killed by police during a foot chase in 2014. The settlement resolves the lawsuit filed by her family against both the city and then-officer Jeremy Dear, and concludes a Read More
According to lawyers for Dr. Teresa Brigance, who was seriously injured by a ski lift at Keystone, a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against her essentially offers blanket immunity for resorts in regard to anyone hurt or killed at a Colorado ski area even if negligence was the cause. Attorney Read More
Viberzi (eluxadoline) is a prescription drug used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). Unfortunately, Viberzi can cause serious or fatal pancreatitis. The risk is higher for people who do not have a gallbladder, but it can happen in people who still have their gallbladders, and Read More
A judge has found a North Dakota law limiting damages in medical malpractice cases to be unconstitutional. In a case involving a woman who was disabled due to a surgery at CHI St. Alexius Health, South Central Judicial District Judge Cynthia Feland denied a motion from the hospital to reduce a jury Read More
Last year turned out to be a banner one for traffic safety in San Francisco and New York, two leaders in the Vision Zero movement to eliminate all traffic-related fatalities. Both cities saw fewer traffic deaths in 2017 than at any point on record. Vision Zero sets the goal of eliminating all Read More

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