Injury Law News

  • School district settles claim for boy’s death for $475,000
    Parlier Unified School District has reached a civil settlement in the death of a 9-year-old student that will make it safer for students headed to school on foggy days, a lawyer said Friday. Fresno attorney Nicholas “Butch” Wagner said Parlier Unified has agreed to pay $475,000 to the family of
  • Adoption Agency Hit With $11M Verdict in Child Abuse Lawsuit
    An adoption agency that sent a 5-year-old girl to live with a couple who subjected her to sexual and physical abuse in their foster home has been hit with an $11 million verdict by a Philadelphia jury. The award was handed down in favor of S.S., now 22 years old, who sued Bethanna Inc. and foster
  • Court Orders J&J to Pay $247 Million in Defective Hip Implant Case
    ohnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $247 million to half a dozen patients who claimed the company hid defects in its Pinnacle artificial hips, its third big-dollar loss over the products. Officials of the company’s DePuy unit, which makes the hips, knew the devices were defective but failed to
  • Plaintiffs Lawyers Questioning Tactics of J&J's Counsel
    Plaintiffs lawyers representing plaintiffs in three separate cases against Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries have alleged over the past six weeks that attorneys for the health care products company have engaged in improper contact with witnesses in the cases. The most high-profile accusation was
A Dallas County jury has awarded $42 million to a couple who was trapped in their burning car after shoddy repair work by John Eagle Collision Center.  In the federal lawsuit, the lawyer said the Dallas body shop chose to use a cheaper, untested repair method when fixing the vehicle roof after hail Read More
Stanford, Calif. — In 1938, a 42-year-old autoworker named Florence St. John was angry about being paid less than men doing the same job on a General Motors assembly line in Lansing, Mich. Banding together with two dozen other women, she sued one of the world’s most powerful companies and — to the Read More
Thousands of women across the country are suing the consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson over its baby powder, claiming that talcum particles in the popular product caused their ovarian cancer. The plaintiffs, however, are not working as a team. They are taking the company to court one at a Read More
A trucking company has agreed to pay $9 million to settle claims that its driver was using his cellphone before falling asleep at the wheel and colliding with another vehicle. The parties in the case, Crews v. Cole, which had been filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, agreed to the Read More
PHILADELPHIA -- A record jury verdict of $57 million against Johnson & Johnson was awarded to a Pennsylvania woman who was injured by a product that thousands of women have. "It was a very happy day, but I was still sad and depressed," Ella Ebaugh told CBS Philadelphia. "I'm in excruciating Read More
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 Read More