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
According to the New York Injury Cases Blog, on July 30, 2011 Anita Castro was seated on a patio having lunch after golfing at a club in Saratoga when a busboy decided to move another table and in the process of lifting it a table leg struck her in the head and face. Dazed and in pain, Ms. Castro, Read More
TRAVERSE CITY — Gary Leonard doesn’t remember the explosion after he struck a lighter inside a food truck parked at a Leelanau Peninsula Wine, Food & Music Festival. Flames engulfed Leonard and burned about 47 percent of his body on June 8, 2013. His injuries required a weeks-long medically- Read More
Lansing – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is demanding more answers and information from McLaren Flint, expressing concern the hospital or a consultant may have destroyed internal water system testing samples related to an initial regional outbreak of deadly Legionnaires’ Read More
A few years ago, I sat in on some bi-partisan focus groups run by a well-known polling firm. The topic had to do with people’s views about litigation. One exchange really stuck in my head. The moderator asked the group if they thought limiting people’s ability to sue corporations that harm or cheat Read More
(NEWSER) – As a special education class splashed in a swimming pool at a high school in Chicago, the lifeguard who was supposed to be on duty was using a computer in a nearby office, according to a lawsuit. That's just one reason Yolanda Juarez believes her 14-year-old son drowned. In a wrongful Read More
WASHINGTON – When hearings on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch begin later this month, questions will likely center on hot-button issues like women’s reproductive rights, travel bans, immigrant deportations and state voter identification laws. But one of the most strongly expressed opinions Read More