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
The FDA has warned health care providers about deaths related to intragastric balloon systems developed by both Apollo Endo-Surgery and ReShape Medical. The devices - used to treat obesity – are inserted into the stomach through the mouth and are then filled with saline until they expand, leaving Read More
When a driver struck a 14-year-old girl in a crosswalk outside her Philadelphia-area high school last week, the local media pounced. Headlines highlighted police accounts that said the victim, Kelly Williams, was using FaceTime on her phone at the time of the crash. Here’s how the local CBS Read More
The pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced Monday that it would end non-US sales of Essure, a sterilisation implant that in news reports has been linked to major side effects. "This decision is being taken for commercial reasons," the German group said. The withdrawal extended a decision taken in May Read More
Rejecting arguments by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company that the amount was “excessive,” a state appeals court Friday upheld a jury's award of $12.36 million in punitive damages in a smoking-related death. A three-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal sided with Cindy Evers, whose late Read More
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A man whose esophagus and stomach were severely burned when he drank a beer tainted by a caustic chemical at an Atlantic City casino restaurant has been awarded $750,000. A jury on Friday awarded the man, Richard Washart, $650,000 for pain and suffering and $100,000 for Read More
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles City Council approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday to a man who was seriously injured after riding his bike into a pothole. In 2015, Peter Godefroy lost control of his bike after he hit the pothole and allegedly suffered "severe traumatic brain injury and Read More

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