Injury Law News

  • Patient awarded $140,000 when plastic surgeon posts video of her on Facebook
    SMITH COUNTY - A Smith County jury found a Tyler plastic surgeon negligent in a Facebook posting case and awarded a patient $140,000. Dr. James R. Motlagh was found to have posted a video to Facebook showing his patient in the operating room under general anesthesia prior to surgery. According to
  • Plaintiff in Salvation Army Case Awarded Record $95.6M in Arbitration
    More than three months after the Salvation Army building collapse civil case settled for a record $227 million, an arbitrator has allocated $95.6 million of that amount to plaintiff Mariya Plekan, a Ukrainian immigrant who had been shopping when the building collapsed. According to a press release
  • One dead, three injured in Anadarko oil tank explosion
    One person died and three were injured Thursday in an oil tank fire in Weld County. Workers were doing maintenance on an Anadarko oil tank battery when the fire sparked at about 3:15 p.m. on a site near Colorado 66 and Colorado Boulevard, according to the sheriff’s office. Black smoke streamed into
  • Talcum powder lawsuits find a home in St. Louis — for now
    ST. LOUIS • Four verdicts totaling more than $300 million against consumer giant Johnson & Johnson in the last 15 months over claims its baby powder causes ovarian cancer have come from St. Louis juries. The largest yet was May 4 when jurors awarded $110.5 million to a 62-year-old ovarian
St. Louis — Lawyers from across the country gathered in a Missouri state courtroom on Tuesday for opening statements in another trial over the supposed links between Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing personal hygiene products and ovarian cancer.  With thousands of similar lawsuits pending in Read More
U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt recently blocked an Indiana state law requiring women to get an ultrasound 18 hours before getting an abortion. The judge found the measure to be overly burdensome for low income women. Judge Pratt’s ruling, which was issued on Friday March 31st, came after a Read More
The lawsuit was filed by Brian McDonald, an economist at the University of New Mexico who was implanted with a Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinect Technology (NLKT) in 2010. Mr. McDonald soon began experiencing extreme pain and required two revision surgeries in 2011. Both times, the Read More
When the family of Bobby Glenn Tweed made the difficult decision to have him admitted to a nursing home in January 2013, little did they realize he would have just months left to live. While diagnosed with dementia, Tweed, 78, was still a vigorous man. But without his family’s consent, Tweed was Read More
Last month, President Trump’s nomination of R. Alexander Acosta to be secretary of labor was approved by a Senate committee, even though the nominee’s testimony had left unclear whether he would be more interested in protecting employers’ prerogatives than in guarding workers’ interests. We may Read More
According to the New York Times, Ashley Hardin dreamed of being a professional photographer — glamorous shoots, perhaps some exotic travel. So in 2006, she enrolled in the Brooks Institute of Photography and borrowed more than $150,000 to pay for what the school described as a pathway into an Read More

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