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
BETHLEHEM — Medical device maker B. Braun Medical Inc. faces a new lawsuit alleging it sold a defective implantable blood clot filter that failed and caused a North Carolina man's death. The suit filed Friday in federal court in Charlotte, N.C., claims B. Braun and subsidiary Aesculap Implant Read More
The New York Cases Injury Blog reported: On July 1, 2013, the car Theresa Lamphron-Read was driving on Chili Avenue in Rochester was struck head on by a car whose driver had lost control and crossed into her lane. police reportIn Ms. Lamphron-Read’s ensuing lawsuit against the other driver and Read More
A Dallas jury awarded $8.8 million to the family of a former Bell Helicopter employee who died from mesothelioma tied to workplace asbestos exposure. Billy Dickson was routinely exposed to asbestos during his 38 years as a mechanical engineer at Bell’s plant in Hurst, according to the suit. Dickson Read More
For Peggy Dickie, the end came when she tried to cross a street during rush hour in Northwest Washington. For Betty Lou Vest, it was just before 8 p.m. near an intersection in Clarksburg, Md. For Irma Taracena, it was on a poorly lit road around 9:40 in Falls Church, Va. All three pedestrians were Read More
verdicts in the U.S. over product defect claims. This year may be no better. The company is facing at least 17 trials in state and federal courts in the U.S. over hip implants, talcum powder, pelvic mesh, an anti-psychotic drug and a blood thinner. And beyond these trials, there are tens of Read More
March 27 (UPI) -- Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital found paid medical malpractice claims for physicians in the United States declined during the past two decades. The study analyzed trends using the National Practitioner Data Bank, or NPDB, a centralized database of paid malpractice Read More

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