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
According to an SEC filing, on April 7, a jury found Kimberly-Clark liable for $3.9 million in compensatory damages and $350 million in punitive damages in the Microcool* surgical gowns class action lawsuit. The Jury also found Halyard Health was liable for $261,445 in compensatory damages and $100 Read More
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of advertising and promotion of cigarettes and, Read More
A federal court judge plans to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller III to oversee the disbursement of nearly $1 billion in restitution in the deadly Takata air bag case, which involves the largest recall in U.S. history. U.S. District Judge George Steeh issued an order this afternoon from Read More
From Larry Bodine and Mass Tort Nexus - As a bellwether trial is looming in federal court in New Orleans, the makers of Xarelto are facing $2.5 billion in potential liability from patients who suffered uncontrollable internal bleeding. Xarelto is a drug designed to thin the blood to prevent clots Read More
A 13-year-old boy was killed and 12 people were hospitalized when a visit to a hotel’s indoor swimming pool led to carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said. Several children had been swimming at the Quality Inn in Niles, Michigan, around 10 a.m. Saturday when a passing member of the hotel’s Read More
To combat an escalating opioid epidemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration trained its sights in 2011 on Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of the highly addictive generic painkiller oxycodone. It was the first time the DEA had targeted a manufacturer of Read More

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